BIGBANG Enters Fuse TV’s 20 Best Songs of 2015; K-Pop’s Most Successful Act in 2015?
American cable channel Fuse TV announced their 20 Best Songs of 2015 last December 7 and BIGBANG's "Loser" which was released in May made it on the list.
Songs mentioned in the top 20 were those of world renowned stars such as Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Adele, Justin Bieber, One Direction, and Drake. The K-Pop group being the only Asian act to make it into the cut shows that BIGBANG is just as much of a global star as them.
Fuse TV praised the song explaining, "This year marked a banner year for the K-Pop phenoms BIGBANG, who promoted eight different singles this summer. It all kicked off in May with this brilliant mid-tempo track that mixed BIGBANG's emotion-soaked hip hop with a slew of impassioned hooks. From G-Dragon and TOP's honest bars to Taeyang and Daesung's sky-high belting, 'Loser' moves you regardless of what language you speak."
The global boy group commenced the release of their "MADE Series" singles on May 27, 2015, and four of them topped the iTunes charts in a number of countries. "Loser", "Bang Bang Bang", and "Let's Not Fall in Love" even made it to the first place on Billboard's World Digital Songs chart.
In addition, "Bang Bang Bang" and "Loser" took the top two spots on YouTube's most watched K-pop videos in 2015. The other songs in the series "Bae Bae," "Let's Not Fall in Love," and "Sober" also made it to the top ten.
BIGBANG was also the big winner on a recently held "Mnet Asian Music Awards 2015" bringing home four trophies on the night of December 2. They were awarded with "Worldwide Favorite Artist", "Best Music Video," and the grand prizes for "Song of the Year" and the most prestigious "Artist of the Year" award which is their third time since 2008 and 2012.
Meanwhile, the five-membered group is on a tour in Japan entitled "BIGBANG Word Tour 2015~2016 [MADE] in Japan." Their next concert for the tour will be held at the Osaka Kyocera Dome in January next year.
With BIGBANG's achievements for their "MADE Series" raking almost all of the huge trophies in different year-end awarding shows in Korea and even getting recognized in international denominations such as the recent "Fuse TV's Best Songs of 2015," the YG Entertainment frontrunner's comeback after a long hiatus can be well described as the most successful act in K-Pop this year.