BIGBANG is one of the most recognizable boy band around the globe in the past decade. The five members - G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri, has enthralled the Korean music world since their first performance in Seoul on 19 August 2006.
During an interview with Yonhap News, YG Entertainment's CEO Yang Hyun Suk opened up about the band's future. He said: "BIGBANG has grown to a scale the likes of which I never imagined. Everyone is worried about BIGBANG going on hiatus. But the members have their own, very successful, solo careers. They'll be focusing on solo promotions this year; G-Dragon's passion for his solo work is outstanding, and Seungri is preparing a solo album for March. Daesung will be doing a dome tour in Japan, and Taeyang is also preparing a solo album."
Adding on, Hyun Suk talked about the sudden disbandment of 2NE1. Rumours about disbandment started in April 2016 after Minzy left the group, a month before her contract expired. In November, YG Entertainment announced that the group, which consists of members CL, Sandara Park and Park Bom, is splitting up after seven years.
Hyun Suk: "When Gong Minzy moved to a different agency, I wanted to save 2NE1. What led to the decision to disband the group was the state of Park Bom's mental health. After 'the incident (Park Bom's drug scandal),' the criticisms we received were endless. But in addition to the stress and guilt from that, I'm sure Park Bom would have felt a strong determination to continue 2NE1. I told her, '2NE1 is important, but I wish for you to be healthy, both mentally and physically.'"
"You never know what can happen; it's possible they'll get back together like S.E.S. It may not be as long of a break [as S.E.S], but I'm thinking there'll be a day when the reunion happens," he added.