GD & TOP

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GD & TOP
GD&TOP performance at Big Bang's Big Show, 2011.jpg
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, hip hop
Years active 2010 (2010)—present
Labels YG Entertainment
Associated acts BIGBANG
Members

GD & TOP is a South Korean duo formed by G-Dragon and T.O.P from Big Bang in 2010.[1]

History[edit]

2010–2011: Formation[edit]

YG Entertainment announced the a sub-unit between G-Dragon and T.O.P under the name "GD & TOP" in November 2010, and to release an album with the same name.[2] The duo held a world-wide premiere showcase for their album at Times Square in Yeongdeungpo of Seoul,[3] which was also broadcast live on YouTube.[4] To promote their album, they released three singles: "High High", "Oh Yeah", and "Knock Out".[5] The singles attained commercial successes, topping the charts in South Korea.[6][7][8] The album was released on Christmas Eve, and debuted at number one on the Gaon Chart[9] with pre-orders of 200,000 copies,[10] eventually topping 130,000 copies sold. As of 2015 the album sold 200,000 copies.

2015–Present: "Zutter"[edit]

After a four years hiatus, YG Entertainment announced that the duo will comeback with a new single as a part of Big Bang's Made Series E.[11] The teasers were released on July 25, 2015 with the song name "Zutter".[12] The song was commercially success selling 280,817 digital copies in the first week on Gaon Chart and peaked at number two in Digital Chart and Download Chart behind Big Bang other song "Let's Not Fall In Love", it charted at number seven on the Streaming Chart with total 4.334 million streams, 19th on BGM Chart and 32nd on Mobile Chart.[13][14][15][16][17] On the second week the song dropped to number four on Digital Chart and raised to number two on Streaming Chart with 5.210 million streams and sold 116,572 copies.[18][19] The single charted second on US Billboard World Digital Songs and Chinese QQ Music video chart.[20][21][22] In the end of 2015, the song sold 823,317 copies in South Korea and 6,000 in USA.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions Sales
KOR
[23]
GD & TOP
  • Released: December 24, 2010
  • Label: YG Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
1

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Sales (Music downloads) Album
KOR
Gaon

[25]
2011 "Oh Yeah" (featuring Park Bom) 2
  • KOR: 1,380,732[26]
GD & TOP
"High High" 3
  • KOR: 1,338,924[26]
"Knock Out" 5 N/A
"Baby Goodnight" 24
"Don't Go Home" 11
"Intro" 71
2015 "Zutter" 2 E / MADE

Featured[edit]

Year Title Album
2012 "Dancing on My Own" (Pixie Lott ft. GD & TOP)[29] Young Foolish Happy
2013 "Bubble Butt" (Remix) (Major Lazer ft. GD & TOP)[30] Free the Universe

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2011 Melon Music Awards[31] Rap/Hip Hop Won

Music programs[edit]

Song Program Date
"Oh Yeah" (featuring Park Bom) M! Countdown (Mnet) December 30, 2010
"High High" January 6, 2011
Inkigayo (SBS) January 9, 2011
"Zutter" M! Countdown (Mnet) August 20, 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Bang duo on TV today". Korea JoongAng Daily. International Herald Tribune. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "G-Dragon and Top to Release Duet Album in December". KBS World. 2010-11-30. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  3. ^ Kim, Jessica (2010-12-15). "Big Bang T.O.P, G-Dragon pose at album showcase". 10Asiae. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  4. ^ Yoon, Hee-Seong (2010-12-15). "G-Dragon and T.O.P hold world premiere showcase for duo unit". 10Asiae. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  5. ^ Hong, Lucia (2010-12-24). "Big Bang unit G-Dragon and T.O.P release third title track". 10Asiae. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  6. ^ "Big Bang duo on TV today". The Korea JoongAng Daily. 2011-01-13. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  7. ^ Kim, Heidi (2011-01-06). "IU "Good Day" stays atop Gaon chart for 4th week". 10Asiae. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  8. ^ Kim, Heidi (2011-01-04). "IU's "Good Day" takes charge of Mnet chart for 4th week". 10Asiae. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  9. ^ "Gaon Chart Search: GD & TOP" (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  10. ^ "발매 D-2' GD·탑 유닛 첫앨범, 선주문만 '20만장' (GD&TOP's album receives 200,000 pre-orders)" (in Korean). Daum. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  11. ^ YG Entertainment. "BIGBANG comes back in August in "GD&TOP" unit… Shooting music video for new song now". YG LIFE. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ YG Entertainment. "빅뱅, 8월 신곡은 GD&TOP ‘쩔어’…오는 5일 공개". YG LIFE. Retrieved July 24, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart - Week 33". Gaon Chart. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Gaon Download Chart - Week 33". Gaon Chart. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Gaon Streaming Chart - Week 33". Gaon Chart. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Gaon Mobile Chart - Week 33". Gaon Chart. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "Gaon BGM Chart - Week 33". Gaon Chart. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart - Week 34". Gaon Chart. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "Gaon Streaming Chart - Week 33". Gaon Chart. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Billboard's World Digital Singles Chart: Singles". Billboard. Billboard. August 11, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  21. ^ "BIGBANG Tie PSY for Most No. 1s on World Digital Songs Chart". Billboard. Billboard. August 11, 2015. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  22. ^ "빅뱅 중화권 돌풍…QQ 뮤비 차트 1, 2위 석권 (in Korean)". http://sports.donga.com. August 13, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2015.  External link in |work= (help)
  23. ^ "GD & TOP". Gaon Chart. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 
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  26. ^ a b "Big Bang Digital Sales on South Korea". OneHallyu. April 7, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Online Download – 2015". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved January 11, 2016. 
  28. ^ "BIGBANG Tie PSY for Most No. 1s on World Digital Songs Chart". Billboard. Billboard. August 11, 2015. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Pixie Lott's 'Dancing on My Own' Ft. GD&TOP Released". Kpop Starz. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  30. ^ "Major Lazer Enlists G-Dragon & TOP for 'Bubble Butt' Remix: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  31. ^ "Winners from the '2011 Melon Music Awards'". AllKpop. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 

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