Billboard K-Pop 100: Bigbang & Miss A Unseat Lyn
As predicted last week, BIGBANG and miss A were the two acts to watch as both their new singles made big strides up the K-Pop Hot 100 at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, pushing four-week chart topper Lyn and her soundtrack single, “To Turn Back Hands of Time,” to No. 3.
The eclectic boy group BIGBANG (who beat Britney Spears for the MTV European Music Award for “Worldwide Act” last year ) released their long anticipated 5th mini-album, “Alive,” recently with the first track from the project, “Blue,” immediately jumping to the top spot on the chart, beating Lyn’s quest to stay atop for her fifth week and tie IU‘s chart record set in January. After staying away from the spotlight for a year, and going through some controversies with the law, the group has returned stronger and more mature. “Blue” is a collaborative effort of YG Entertainment producer Teddy and the group’s flamboyant leader G-dragon. The electronic ballad’s (which sees a departure from their usual poppy club bangers) NYC-based music video has garnered over 11 million views since its release on February 21st. With six unique title tracks that they will be promoting from the mini-album, one can expect to see more of their singles to chart in weeks to come.