Everything You Need To Know About BIGBANG’s 3rd Studio Album, MADE!

Single Albums

M

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M was the first album of the MADE album series. M was released on May 1st, 2015. YG Entertainment unveiled the first teaser to the media on April 17th, 2015. M claimed the No. 1 position on Korean music charts within several days of release. China was the major contributor to digital sales. M recorded half a million digital sales in China. The American music industry responded well with the release of M. “Loser” and “Bae Bae” claimed first and second position on Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart.

Background Release

G-Dragon said that the album brought a lot of burden to each member because of the huge expectations of VIP. Personally, G-Dragon endured a slump and endured a long period of inactivity. He had difficult times in making the album. G-Dragon and other BIGBANG members overcame the situation by frequently meeting and working on the album.

Promotion

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YG Entertainment announced the first teaser while BIGBANG was on Made World Tour. BIGBANG held two comeback stages on the Korean television program Inkigayo on May 3rd, 2015, and MNET’s M Countdown on May 7th, 2015. Other than stage performances, BIGBANG members greeted fans in the popular variety show KBS’ Happy Together. The episode received a high rating because all the members took part in the program. YG Entertainment held a competition for designing the album cover of either “Loser” or “Bae Bae.” The winner received a chance for aa YG Entertainment audition and was featured on YG Entertainment’s YouTube channel.

Tracklist & Music Videos

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement
1. Loser Teddy, T.O.P, G-Dragon Teddy, Taeyang Teddy
2. Bae Bae G-Dragon, Teddy, T.O.P Teddy, G-Dragon, T.O.P Teddy

 

A

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Background Release

The single album A was released on June 1st, 2015, and consisted of the massively popular track “Bang Bang Bang” and “We Like 2 Party.” The CD version of A also included songs from the M single album. YG Entertainment CEO, at that time, Yang Hyu-suk, claimed that “Bang Bang Bang” was the most powerful music he had ever heard.

Promotion

BIGBANG appeared as a guest on the popular music program Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook on May 30th, 2015, to promote the album. Fans could greet BIGBANG members in a live chat program that was held before the release of the album. There was an argument between YG Entertainment and the TV station SBS for failing to register “Bang Bang Bang” on Inkigayo, resulting in the loss of “Bang Bang Bang” on Inkigayo. Furthermore, SBS banned BIGBANG for failing to appear with the complete lineup in the Inkigayo program.

Tracklist & Music Videos

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement
1. Bang Bang Bang Teddy, G-Dragon, T.O.P Teddy, G-Dragon Teddy
2. We Like 2 Party Teddy, Kush, G-Dragon, T.O.P Teddy, Kush, Seo Won Jin, G-Dragon Teddy, Kush

 

D

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Background Release

YG Entertainment released the D album on July 1st, 2015. Posters, titles of tracks, and release date of the D album were released on June 26th, 2015.

Promotion

D sold more than half a million copies in China alone within less than 24 hours of the release. Two singles from D sold more than 500.000 copies in Korea. Due to the popularity of D, having sold more than 1.3 million copies, the album became one of the highest-selling digital albums in China. Gaon music chart placed D on the No. 1 position on July 16th, 2015.

Tracklist & Music Videos

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement
1. If You G-Dragon G-Dragon, P.K, Dee.P P.K, Dee.P
2. Sober Teddy, G-Dragon, T.O.P Teddy, Choice37, G-Dragon Teddy, Choice37

 

E

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Background Release

E was released on August 5th, 2015. Before the official release, the teaser of G-Dragon’s and TOP’s collaboration was released on July 24th, 2015, while the second track from E was revealed on July 30th, 2015. Online media praised each track for delivering two different kinds of moods and for showcasing each members’ wide range of talent. T.O.P and G-Dragon collaborated on the first single and each showed an unusual side of their talent.

Promotion

Three days after the official release, TOP and G-Dragon performed live on the Naver site and the V app. The live broadcast garnered more than half a million views on the Naver site. The official stage performance was held by appearing on the SBS Inkigayo music program.

Tracklist & Music Videos

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. Zutter (GD&T.O.P) G-Dragon, Teddy, T.O.P Teddy, G-Dragon, T.O.P Teddy 3:14
2. Let’s Not Fall in Love Teddy, G-Dragon Teddy, G-Dragon Teddy 3:32

That was all the information about BIGBANG’s album MADE. All the members were able to overcome the burden and high expectations of the previous album’s success. BIGBANG cemented their status as the King of K-Pop with the release of MADE. Another comeback is looming and fans are already curious about their music style. Let’s wish that BIGBANG can come up with a better album than MADE!