Members of South Korean K-Pop band BIGBANG backstage after winning Artist of the Year award in 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong Reuters

YG Entertainment has finally cleared the air on BIGBANG's military enlistment. It was speculated that the boy group is considering to complete their mandatory services together to lessen the suspension period.

However, squashing all the rumours, Yang Hyun Suk from YG Entertainment told Naver: "The five members of BIGBANG have never talked about enlisting at the same time and will not do so in the future. They will enlist separately and not together."

He further explained that the oldest member of the group will get himself enrolled first, while others will follow his footsteps later. Hyu Suk said: "BIGBANG's oldest member T.O.P. will enlist first, and then other members will follow one by one. In fact, G-Dragon and Taeyang are preparing solo albums for next year."

Another insider told Soompi: "I heard that there is talk about BIGBANG members enlisting together but that's not true at all. They will all enlist at different times."

Meanwhile, singer/actor T.O.P , who is 28 right now, needs to complete his military services before he turns 32. As per Allkpop report, the rapper may enroll himself into the services by the end of this year or in early 2017.