If there was one piece of news that could brighten the mood of K-pop fans, it would be the long-awaited return of chart-topping boy band BigBang – and we’re in luck!
After the group’s four-year hiatus – caused by South Korea’s mandatory military service and then the coronavirus pandemic – BigBang will finally be releasing new music this spring, according to the group’s agency YG Entertainment. They will be filming a music video to go with a new song, too – their first release since their last album “Flower Road” four years ago.
This will come to the delight of many fans after years of speculation and rumours that they might even reunite for this year’s Coachella, two years after they had signed on to perform at the festival.
But with the good news comes some bad news, as it was also announced that rapper T.O.P will be leaving YG Entertainment after his contract expired. He will continue to pursue other personal activities.
“T.O.P’s exclusive contract with YG has ended, and he will be taking on a wide variety of new challenges as both an artist and an entrepreneur,” YG Entertainment said in a statement.
This may come as a surprise, but the Korean rapper hinted at this in 2020, when he held an Instagram Live broadcast and revealed to his millions of followers that he didn’t actually want to make a comeback.