BIGBANG to make a comeback, T.O.P to leave YG Entertainment after 16 years
The upcoming single will be the group’s first release since “Flower Road” in 2018.
After a four-year hiatus, legendary K-pop group BIGBANG will be staging a comeback this spring.
Since their digital single “Flower Road” in 2018, the then five-member group had not released any new music as the members were serving the military. Member Seungri then left the group and retired from showbiz in 2019, after a slew of scandals involving sex trafficking and embezzlement.
On Feb 7, YG Entertainment announced in a statement: “BIGBANG is scheduled to release a new song this spring.
“They have finished recording and are currently preparing to shoot their music video.”
This announcement is coupled with shocking news that member T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyun) will be leaving the agency after 16 years to pursue his activities as an artist and entrepreneur. However, he will continue promoting with BIGBANG whenever his schedule permits.
“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,” stated YG Entertainment.
“We respect T.O.P’s desire to broaden the scope of his individual activities aside from just his promotions with BIGBANG, and he successfully came to an agreement about this with the other members.”