Big Bang's T.O.P is at the Nonsan army training center since February 9 to undergo his basic training requirements along with JYJ's Kim Junsu. The boot camp's official website released photos of their new recruits last week and soon netizens found out a mishap. Fans noted that T.O.P has pinned his name tag on the left chest while the others have it on the right side. This has led to speculation that the boy band entertainer is getting special treatment from the camp.
However, the boot camp dismissed the reports of special treatment and clarified that T.O.P has "acknowledged his mistake and corrected the position of his name tag after he was told to do so," Koreaboo reported. T.O.P made a low profile joining at the army center on February 9.
Over the past few months, Big Bang made special appearances on all the popular show to promote their latest album, "Fxxxk It". This was the boy group's last album together due to T.O.P's military enlistment.
T.O.P 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.
Their latest album "Fxxxk 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 0.to.10 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.
The five members - G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri, band 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. Interestingly, the band was placed 54th on Forbes' "Celebrity 100" in 2016.