D (Big Bang single album)

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D is the sixth single album by South Korean band Big Bang, and the third from their MADE Series.

Background

The first poster of D was released on June 26, with the name of the title track, and the date of album release.[2] The second poster with the second title track was released on the next day June 27.[3] The two new songs were released on July 1, and the physical album will be released on the 7th.[4] The release is supported by a live countdown on Naver Starcast on 30 June, 11 pm.[5]

Commercial performance

In less than 20 hours D sold over 500,000 copies in China.[6][7] In only three days the album sold over 650,000 in China, making a record of the fastest selling album in China.[8] After only 9 days the album sold over 800,000 copies and become the best selling album for Bigbang in China. Both singles sold over half million copies in the first week in south Korea. On August 1st the album sold 1 million digital copies in China.

It charted at number one on the Gaon Album Chart on July 16,[9] the album sold on July 89,017 copies.[10] In Japan the album debuted at number 16, with total 4,917 copies sold.[11]

On YouTube, the video included on billboard's Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America & Around the World in June, peaking No.9 on both America and World, with only counting less than 24 hours views.[12]

Reception

Before the releasing of the singles Tablo from Epik High called "If You" breathtaking,[13] while "Sober" a song that "kicks asses".[14] Yang Hyun-suk named "If You" the saddest song that BIGBANG has ever made.[15]

Billboard talked about "If You", saying that it was the "band's most instantly striking pieces in years."[16] Osen talked about the mix between fun and sadness in the album, and how only Big Bang can make it work, "Utmost tenderness and fun and exciting feelings are all mixed together in the song. Following the BIGBANG style but new, it was the pinnacle of BIGBANG style.", they called "If You" "is the saddest song ever in BIGBANG's history" and "Sober", "a song that everyone can enjoy cheerfully."[17][18]

G-Dragon received good reviews for his writing, "G-Dragon shows of his formidible songwriting chops, evoking the complexity of "Lies" or "Haru Haru"." Also calling D one of the best releases from MADE Series.[19]

Promotion

The first live performance was during their Made Tour in Bangkok, Thailand on July 11, 2015.

Track listing

D - Single
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."If You"G-DragonG-Dragon, P.K, Dee.PP.K, Dee.P4:24
2."맨정신 (Sober)"Teddy, G-Dragon, T.O.PTeddy, Choice37, G-DragonTeddy, Choice373:57
D - CD
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."If You"G-DragonG-Dragon, P.K, Dee.PP.K, Dee.P4:24
2."맨정신 (Sober)"Teddy, G-Dragon, T.O.PTeddy, Choice37, G-DragonTeddy, Choice373:57
3."Bang Bang Bang"Teddy, G-Dragon, T.O.PTeddy, G-DragonTeddy3:49
4."Loser"Teddy, T.O.P, G-DragonTeddy, TaeyangTeddy3:39
5."Bae Bae"G-Dragon, Teddy, T.O.PTeddy, G-Dragon, T.O.PTeddy2:49
6."We Like 2 Party"Teddy, Kush, G-Dragon, T.O.PTeddy, Kush, Seo Won Jin, G-DragonTeddy, Kush3:16
7."맨정신 (Sober)" (Instrumental) Teddy, Choice37, G-Dragon 3:57
8."If You" (Instrumental) G-Dragon, P.K, Dee.P 4:24
Total length:28:15

Charts

Release history

Region Date Format Label
South Korea July 1, 2015 digital download YG Entertainment, KT Music
Worldwide
South Korea July 7, 2015 CD
Worldwide
Japan July 8, 2015 digital download YG Entertainment, YGEX

References

  1. ^ Jeff Benjamin. "BIGBANG Turn Into Pop-Punk Stars on New Single "Sober". Fuse. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  2. ^ YG Entertainment. "BIGBANG – MADE SERIES D 'IF YOU'". YG LIFE. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  3. ^ YG Entertainment. "BIGBANG – MADE SERIES D '맨정신'". YG LIFE. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Big Bang Unveils ′D′ Track List with New Songs ′If You′ and ′Sober′". MWAVE. 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
  5. ^ "Big Bang names new tracks". Korea JoongAng Daily. 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
  6. ^ "BIGBANG sold over 1.3mln digital albums for MADE on QQ Music". Onehallyu. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  7. ^ "QQ音乐数字专辑--MADE SERIES 《D》". QQ Music. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  8. ^ "BIGBANG's Album "D" Sells 650,000 Copies in 3 Days: Record-Breaker". YG Life. 2015-07-04. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  9. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - Week 29". Gaon Chart. July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart - July". Gaon Chart. August 6, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  11. ^ "週間 CDアルバムランキング 2015年07月20日付 (2015年07月06日~2015年07月12日) (in Japanese)". Oricon. oricon.co.jp. 15 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America & Around the World: June 2015". billboard. billboard.com. 21 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Tablo: "This song is breathtaking"". Tablo Twitter. 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  14. ^ "Tablo: "This song kicks asses"". Tablo Twitter. 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  15. ^ "YANG HYUN SUK's favorite "IF YOU", what kind of song would it be?". Osen. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  16. ^ "BIGBANG Appear Anything But 'Sober' in Wild New Video". billboard. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  17. ^ ""Because it's BIGBANG!"… Fun summer with the sadness in its climax". Osen. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  18. ^ "[한밤의 신곡] "빅뱅이니까!"…절정의 슬픔 품은 유쾌한 여름". Osen. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  19. ^ "Review: Big Bang Show Off The Vocal Talents Of All 5 Members On 'If You' And 'Sober' [AUDIO]". Kpop Starz. July 2, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  20. ^ "週間 CDアルバムランキング 2015年07月20日付 (2015年07月06日~2015年07月12日) (in Japanese)". Oricon. oricon.co.jp. 15 July 2015.
  21. ^ "週間 洋楽アルバムランキング 2015年07月20日付 (2015年07月06日~2015年07月12日) (in Japanese)". Oricon. oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  22. ^ "South Korean Gaon Chart: Album – The 24th Week of 2015". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  23. ^ "Comprehensive Weekly Top 20: 2015/07/17 – 2015/07/23" (in Chinese). G-Music. July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  24. ^ "가온차트 재집계 결과 엑소(EXO), 앨범 판매 172만장 압도적 팬덤 과시…2위 방탄소년단, 3위 빅뱅" (in Korean). Top Star News.
  25. ^ "QQ音乐数字专辑--MADE SERIES 《D》". QQ music. y.qq.com. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  26. ^ "Oricon Sales 2014/12/08~2015/12/13 (in Japanese)". Oricon. baidu. 2 January 2016.