Weeks before Big Bang’s highly-anticipated 2015 comeback, the group’s rapper and main songwriter G-dragon expressed his struggle with working on new songs in the shadow of the fear of disappointing fans.
With the success of their first two tracks from “Made,” it looks like there was nothing to worry about.
In fact, Big Bang’s release of “Bae Bae” and “Loser” was not only popular in their home country, but also in areas across the globe.
As a result, Big Bang secured over 1 million views on Youtube within seven hours of being released.
Additionally, “Loser” became an extremely popular video on Chinese video site YinYueTai, proving that Big Bang is the definition of a global sensation.
VIPs on Allkpop expressed much excitement for the return of Big Bang: “I am so happy that BIGBANG is back.
Everything else is just a bonus…these men are not just idols, they are artists,” commented Renzeechu.
“This is Big Bang’s impact! The Kings are back and they’re going to stay,” exclaimed Molly_niel.
“Big Bang surpassed 1 million views in less than seven hours! I have been listening to their songs since they were released.
Pure perfection! It’s great to have them all back together,” said Charlenemt.
According to Koreaboo , Big Bang achieved over 1 million views for both “Bae Bae” and “Loser” within seven hours of release.
Currently, “Loser” has reached over 10 million views while “Bae Bae” follows closely with over 8 million views.
If that wasn’t enough evidence of Big Bang’s popularity, the group also managed to top the world wide iTunes charts.
Their single album “M” which contains their two new songs topped the charts in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macao, Malaysia, the Phillipines, Romania, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Big Bang kicked off their 2015 comeback with two concerts in Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Stadium as the beginning of their “Made” world tour.
With their clearly established global popularity, the tour is likely to sell out at every location across the 27 countries Big Bang plans to visit.