[NEWS] 10 Events That Defined K-Pop in 2015: BIGBANG Supermega Comeback

20 Dec


Future K-pop connoisseurs will remember 2015 as a vintage year. And rightly so — I mean what hasn’t happened in Korean music over the past 12 months? Almost all of the big-name acts you care to mention have released albums, a few lesser-known groups have surprised us, some exciting rookies have appeared on the scene, and there has been plenty of juicy gossip to keep us all busy.

So, as we prepare to close the book on 2015, and without any further ado, join us as we look back at the year that was in K-pop.

Read our list of defining moments and then head to the comments section to tell us what you think were the most notable K-pop events in 2015!

1. A Gazillion New Groups Debut


2. BIG BANG’s Supermega Comeback


Three years is a very long time in K-pop, and for BIG BANG fans, the wait for new material was painstaking. Yes, sure, there had been solo projects, collaborations, T.O.P’s movies, and so on, but what most K-pop fans really wanted to see was all five members back in action together again.

Perhaps YG Entertainment anticipated this and instead of releasing a single 8-track album, the agency instead decided on the “M.A.D.E” series, a comeback split over the space of four months, with two new songs released per month from May through August.

And as if that wasn’t enough, the boys followed it all up with monster 62-date world tour that saw them travel to the Americas, Australia, and all over their native Asia, with a monster crowd of 220,000 turning up to see them in the Tokyo Dome.

Truly fantastic, baby.


3. B.A.P’s Journey from Studio to Courtroom (and back again)

4. Reality Show-Created Groups Take Over

5. “King of Mask Singer” Invades Our Screens

6. SM Changes Musical Direction

7. The Great Female Rap Explosion of 2015

8. NS Yoon-G Quits K-Pop — or Does She?

9. EXID Mania Moves Into Overdrive

10. Girl Groups Go Viral

Author: timmydee is a music geek with a penchant for pop, an enthusiasm for electronica, and a hankering for hip hop.

*The views expressed in this article solely reflect those of the author and do not necessarily represent Soompi as a whole.

[Parts not relating to BIGBANG were removed, you can read the rest of the article by clicking in ‘Soompi’ below!]

Source: Soompi


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