BIGBANG made their long awaited comeback on December 12th with the final closing of their “MADE” series. With the final full length album out, we couldn’t help but watch their new music video over and over again. With that we compiled a list of funny moments that you may have missed while watching the video!
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BIGBANG is a staple in the industry, so educate yourself on the 21 century legends of K-Pop!
BIGBANG debuted on August 19, 2006 under YG Entertainment. Debuting with the signature hip hop sound of the label, the boys turned YG Entertainment’s fate 180 degrees. The 5 members, G-Dragon, T.O.P, TaeYang, DaeSung and SeungRi all began in a small apartment that was crumbling. Throughout the years, the group made global hits after hits, turning their run down apartment into luxurious pensions all over the world.
T.O.P is literally on top of the globally renowned team, BIG BANG – he’s the oldest member! He debuted with the perfect name, because he’s literally one of the most affluent and revered rapping idols in the industry. With his talent, good looks, and destined fame, we thought he’s reached the peak perfection… we were wrong!
Get everything you need to know on why all of the K-Pop fandom are in love with T.O.P.
Boy Crush Monday: T.O.P of BIG BANG
Who’s Our BCM?
T.O.P was born on November 4, 1987 as Choi SeungHyun in Seoul, South Korea. Ever since he was young, T.O.P was in love with the hip hop scene. He would often dance and rap together with his middle school friend, G-Dragon, who is also his fellow member of BIG BANG. Although the two lost touch, T.O.P continued to rap as an underground artist by the name of Tempo. Several years later, G-Dragon reached out to him about a potential boy group in the making. T.O.P auditioned for YG Entertainment, but was initially rejected for his chubby weight. Never the one to give up, he vigorously worked out to lose 20 kg in 40 days. Six months after his rejection, he was welcomed into the company and placed right next to G-Dragon as one of the two rappers in BIG BANG. Since his debut, T.O.P’s been the lead rapper of BIG BANG, as well as a soloist, a popular feature artist and just a K-Pop legend!
Why We Crush
T.O.P is a man of many faces. He’s a true hip hop artist at heart that blossomed since his underground days. He’s one of the hottest visual idol of all time. And most recently, he’s become a man of refined taste in culture through fine art and wine. Fitting perfectly to his image of an abstract gentleman, T.O.P recently started diving head straight into his life long passion of finer art. He began with his obsession to wine, but it soon blossomed into art collecting, art appreciation and even making his very own himself. Just looking at his long list of Instagram posts show the extent of top class refinement our T.O.P embodies!
Where We’ve Seen Him
Let’s add another thing to T.O.P’s long list of talents – acting. Out of the 5 BIG BANG members, T.O.P has found the most fame in the acting business. Don’t mistake his acting success to just his good looks though! He’s been critically acclaimed as one of the most talented K-Pop idol turned actors on the rise. After just a short amount of second tier roles, he landed himself as the main character in a Korean blockbuster about North Korean spies. Even to this day, he continues to build his acting career as he just spent a few months in Germany, working on his new movie “Out of Control”.
Where We’ll See Him Next
We’ll be seeing T.O.P as often as we can, because BIG BANG is finally closing out their “MADE” series with the full length album! “MADE” is the group’s first full album in 8 years, and also one of their last for quite some time. T.O.P is reported to be shipping out to the military base to begin his mandatory military service of 2 years. After the group’s MADE promotions and their last MADE concert, T.O.P will be forgoing his gorgeous hairdos for a short buzz cut. Let’s hope we can make T.O.P’s last moments before the army one that he’ll never forget!
We wish you the best on your next stage in life, Choi SeungHyun! 😥
See you on our next week’s coverage of Kpopmap’s BCM!