Next week we might just see one of the most intense K-Pop battles ever as BIGBANG and EXO will be releasing their latest tracks at the same time.
After a three year hiatus from group activities in Korea, BIGBANG made bold plans to release new music every month for five months. Their May releases “Bae Bae” and “Loser” took over music charts, giving them a very strong start. In just a few more days on June 1, BIGBANG will release their next set of songs “BANG BANG BANG“ and “We Like 2 Party.”
Yesterday, EXO revealed a June 3 release date of their repackaged album “Love Me Right.” They previously released their album “EXODUS” at the end of March and swept charts with title track “Call Me Baby.”
Both groups are set to release an upbeat track, aiming to have the first big dance hit of the summer. BIGBANG said that their song would have the exciting energy of their past hit “Fantastic Baby,” while EXO’s song was also described as a upbeat dance track, perfect for the summer. It will be a very exciting chart battle as it is the first time they will have to go directly against one another.
We had a similar SM Entertainment – YG Entertainment battle last year with Girls’ Generation releasing their “Mr. Mr.” EP on February 24 and 2NE1 releasing their “Crush” album on February 27. Both releases did very well, but Girls’ Generation was able to reach #5 on Gaon’s year-end 2014 album chart while 2NE1 was #33.
Other exciting group comebacks planned for June include Girls’ Generation, SISTAR, MBLAQ, Teen Top, and Nine Muses. Meanwhile 2PM was originally intended to make their comeback on June 1, but had to delay due to problems with music video shooting.