American business magazine Forbes has revealed its much-awaited list of top earning celebrities under the age of 30 and Big Bang has become the only KPop to be featured in the list. The list included songwriters, singers, managers, and entrepreneurs who work in the music field.
According to a report on Yibada, "BIGBANG is among the artists included in the said "30 Under 30" music list. With more than $44 million profit over the past year, the boy band is placed 23rd, edging out English singer Elton John, who is placed 24th ($42 million) and rapper Dr. Dre and Katy Perry, both at No. 25 with $41 million."
Interestingly, the five-member band was placed 54th on Forbes' "Celebrity 100" in 2016. "We made more than Maroon 5?" Forbes quoted BIGBANG's G-Dragon as saying, as reported by All Kpop. "Did not know that. My mom is in charge of my earnings."
On the other hand, Big Bang has been making special appearances on all the popular shows to promote their latest album, "Fxxxk It". According to OfficiallyKMusic, "The album MADE reached number 3 on the United States iTunes Chart while 'FXXK IT' climbed up to #46 in a matter of hours." It also garnered 100 million hits on YouTube. The boys are scheduled to hold a two-day concert series on Jan. 07-08 in Gocheok Sky Dome for their "BIGBANG10 The Concert 0.to.10 Final."
This will be the boy's group's last album together as one of its members T.O.P is beginning his military enlistment from February. The five members - G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri, has been a runaway hit ever since their debut in 2006.
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.