Big Bang's T.O.P to start 'low profile' military service on Thursday at Nonsan

T.O.P will go through his basic training requirements along with JYJ's Kim Junsu at the Nonsan army training center.

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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

Over the past few months, Big Bang has been making special appearances on all the popular shows to promote their latest album, "Fxxxk It". This will be the boy group's last album together as one of its members T.O.P is beginning his military enlistment from February.

T.O.P has already left an emotional goodbye video for his fans on his social media page. He wrote: "We will be saying goodbye temporarily. Stay healthy. I think I'll miss you guys very much. I'll come back after a lot of growth." T.O.P will be followed by Taeyang and G-Dragon in 2017, while Daesung and Seungri will most likely enlist in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Now, Soompi has revealed that T.O.P is likely to have a low profile joining at the Nonsan army training center on February 9, where he will go through his basic training requirements along with JYJ's Kim Junsu. However, the article also opined that fans and media personnel are likely to throng the training center on Thursday as two celebrities are going to walk in quietly.

The five-member group consistijng G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri has been a runaway hit ever since their debut in 2006. They became the only KPop to be featured in American business magazine Forbes' list of top-earning celebrities under the age of 30. With more than $44 million profit, the boy band was placed 23rd, edging out English singer Elton John, who placed 24th ($42 million) and rapper Dr. Dre and Katy Perry, both at No. 25 with $41 million.

Interestingly, the band was placed 54th on Forbes' "Celebrity 100" in 2016. Their latest album 'FXXK IT' climbed up to #46 in a matter of hours. It also garnered 100 million hits on YouTube. The boys also performed a two-day concert series on Jan. 07-08 in Gocheok Sky Dome for "BIGBANG10 The Concert Final," a farewell gift to their fans. According to their agency, YV Entertainment, some 64,000 fans flocked to the "0 To 10 Final in Seoul" concerts.

This article was first published on February 7, 2017