Get ready to overdose on some dope songs and music videos that are just fantastic, baby.
~Look out for a part two featuring all female artists.~ ✌️💃
“Bang Bang Bang,” Big Bang
Debuted: August 2006
# of members: Five
Why you should listen: Big Bang doesn’t really need an introduction since, you know, they’ve been owning the K-pop scene for a decade now, but here’s one anyway. Aside from their monumental success in South Korea and the rest of Asia, Big Bang won the inaugural Best Worldwide Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards and their 2012 album “Alive” was the first Korean album to chart on the Billboard 200. Their song “Fantastic Baby” was the first by a Korean group to surpass 200 million views on YouTube (the first ever being Psy’s “Gangnam Style”). 2015 was a huge year/comeback for them with the release of their MADE singles and MADE World Tour.
Perhaps what makes Big Bang so lovable is that even though they’re amazing as one dynamic unit, they’re just as well-known on individual bases and have crafted extremely successful solo careers (see #2).
“Good Boy,” G-Dragon and Taeyang
Why you should listen: These two have been best friends since their trainee days and were initially supposed to debut as a hip-hop duo, but instead they make up two-fifths of Big Bang and, along with having prolific solo careers, produce hella catchy collabs like this one.👏
Debuted: June 2013
# of members: Seven
Why you should listen: Like Big Bang, BTS has the opposite effect from a manufactured, cookie-cutter boy group. Their music retains a rawness and their lyrics an honest quality that differentiates them from other groups — not to mention their choreography/dance performance is equally impressive (check out their “Fire” dance practice here). 🔥 Since they’re a relatively young group both in terms of age and career, it’ll be exciting to see them keep evolving and earning their successes.
First published here: http://j.mp/1Y2QxZ5