Looks like there is no stopping of boy band BIGBANG. The boys are breaking record-after-record every day. Earlier this year, their MV Fantastic Baby became the first K-pop male idol video to surpass 200 million views on YouTube. Now, they have created another record. The same MV has garnered 300 million views on the video-sharing platform.
Fantastic Baby is a part of their fourth extended play Alive (2012) and was released as its third single by YG Entertainment. The single is a beautiful blend of electropop and EDM-laced with an anarchistic theme. One of the biggest k-pop hit ever, the single sold more than four million copies in South Korea and six million across Asia, becoming one of the best-selling digital singles of all-time. The single was written and produced by G-Dragon and Teddy Park, with additional rap parts penned by T.O.P.
Well, this is not the first time the boy band is breaking barrios across the globe. Earlier this year, American business magazine Forbes list BIGBANG in the top earning celebrities under the age of 30—the only KPop to be featured in the list. The list included songwriters, singers, managers, and entrepreneurs who work in the music field.
With more than $44 million profit over the past year, the boy band was placed 23rd on the list. Interestingly, the five-member band was placed 54th on Forbes' "Celebrity 100" in 2016 too. The five members - G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri, band has been a runaway hit ever since their debut in 2006.
The group's last album together was Fxxxk It. One of its member T.O.P began his military enlistment in February but was dismissed from service after hew was caught smoking marijuana.
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.