Last.fm: Big Bang Rule The World
South Korean hip-hop/pop quintet Big Bang certainly won big at the MTV EMA awards on Sunday – scooping the award for Best Worldwide Act.
They beat off competition such as Britney Spears (representing the US) as well as artists Lena (from Germany), Restart (from Brazil) and Abdelfattah Grini (from Morocco).
Last.fm Trends looks at Big Bang’s scrobbles to see just how much they have exploded.
The formation of Big Bang was documented on television in 2006, with the band going on to release five studio albums and five EPs – with some of them targeted specifically at the Japanese market.
A total scrobble count of 15,791,121 make them one of the most scrobbled artists tagged as K-pop – an abbreviation of Korean pop. Running alongside them are acts such as SHINee (12,777,938 scrobbles) and Super Junior (14,129,224 scrobbles).
Their scrobbles on Last.fm took a dramatic leap earlier in the year with the release of the EP Tonight. The EP took their weekly scrobble count from around 70,000 to over 200,000, whilst the title track itself was listened to by 1,187 listeners last week alone.
The full-length Big Bang 2 was released in May, however as it was targeted to their Japanese fans it didn’t have quite the impact that Tonight had. With the exposure of an MTV EMA award win, it is a safe bet to say that their scrobble counts should shoot up again soon.
You can find out more about Big Bang by visiting their Last.fm page. In the meantime make sure to check back with Last.fm Trends every weekday for all the latest scrobble news.
Source: Last.fm(Thanks Moja for the tip!)
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