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Instagram bans ex-Big Bang member Seungri’s account after guilty court verdict on sex crimes

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  • Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, was reportedly banned from Instagram on Monday following his sex crime conviction and prison sentencing on May 26.
  • The former Big Bang member, who had over 8 million Instagram followers before the removal, was one of the most prominent names involved in 2019’s Burning Sun nightclub scandal.
  • Seungri pleaded guilty to nine charges in January, including embezzlement, prostitution mediation and purchase of prostitution services.
  • His acknowledgment resulted in him receiving a reduced jail sentence of 18 months instead of three years.

Instagram has reportedly removed Seungri’s account after he was convicted of sex crimes for his involvement in the infamous Burning Sun scandal.

The removal came after Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, was given an 18-month prison sentence following a court ruling on May 26. Seungri, a former member of the K-pop boy group Big Bang, tried to appeal his sentencing, but the Supreme Court rejected his request.

Big Bang comeback single ‘Still Life’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart

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  • Big Bang reached a No. 1 placement on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart for their new track “Still Life.”
  • The song also debuted at No. 24 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart in the U.S., meaning the legendary group joins the likes of Blackpink, BTS and Twice in the top 25.
  • Other Big Bang songs like “Loser,” “Bang Bang Bang,” “Let’s Not Fall In Love” and “Flower Road” have all placed on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart.
  • “Still Life” was highly anticipated by fans, as it’s the group’s comeback after a four-year hiatus.

On April 12, K-pop boy group Big Bang made a big bang on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart, reaching a No. 1 placement for their recent comeback single “Still Life.”

The song is the group’s fifth track to achieve the top spot on the chart. Big Bang songs “Loser,” “Bang Bang Bang,” “Let’s Not Fall In Love” and “Flower Road” all previously also placed No. 1 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart.

‘Kings of K-pop’ Big Bang return with ‘Still Life’ single release after four-year hiatus

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  • K-pop boy band Big Bang has released their comeback single “Spring Summer Fall Winter (Still Life)” following a four-year hiatus.
  • The single is a sentimental, soft rock track that attempts to convey the emotional journey and growth experienced in the four seasons of life.
  • Each member is individually featured in the video as different seasons: happiness, heartbreak, growth and new beginnings.
  • The music video was released on April 4 at 11 a.m. ET

K-pop boy band Big Bang has released their 2020 spring comeback single “Spring Summer Fall Winter (Still Life)” following a four-year hiatus.

Their first single release since their 2018 song “Flower Road” is a sentimental, soft rock track that attempts to convey the emotional journey and growth experienced over the course of the four seasons of life. 

Big Bang reveals new teaser images for their spring comeback single ‘Still Life’

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  • YG Entertainment’s K-pop boy band Big Bang released new teaser images to reveal their upcoming single.
  • Individual Polaroids of all four Big Bang members were posted to their individual Instagram accounts.
  • The group also released a new video titled “The Ultimate BIGBANG Playlist” on their YouTube page which was last uploaded to over three years ago.
  • Big Bang’s upcoming single “Spring Summer Winter Autumn (Still Life)” will be released on April 5.

YG Entertainment’s K-pop boy band Big Bang released new teaser images to reveal their upcoming single titled “Still Life.”

Shortly after unveiling the first look at Big Bang’s April comeback, the group posted individual Polaroids of all four members to their individual Instagram accounts.

‘Kings of K-pop’ Big Bang drop teaser and announce their comeback date

  • Members of the boy band Big Bang dropped a photo teaser without explanation on their individual Instagram accounts on Monday to announce the midnight release of their new song on April 5.
  • The photo marks the band’s first teaser following their comeback announcement in February after a four-year hiatus.
  • The April release will be the first release from the “Kings of K-pop” since their 2018 song “Flower Road.”

The “Kings of K-pop” Big Bang dropped a photo teaser on their individual Instagram accounts on Monday to announce a midnight release of their new song on April 5. 

Members G-Dragon, T.O.P and Taeyang started the countdown to their new release by posting the same image of a black Polaroid on a white background with the upcoming date. 

Big Bang’s TOP confirms he attempted suicide five years ago after marijuana conviction

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  • Big Bang’s T.O.P, whose real name is Cho Seung-Hyun, shared that he is finally releasing music after five long years of hiatus.
  • Choi’s first solo album will include a feature film and songs from various genres, reflecting his own personal taste in art.
  • In addition to releasing more music, Choi announced that he would also be starting his own record label, wine label and NFT project.
  • In addition to sharing the good news for fans, Choi also revealed shocking news about his mental health, confirming that he had attempted suicide five years ago and suffered from depression since he was young.
  • As to how he is feeling now, Choi shared “I’m just happy.”
  • Choi also responded to rumors that he spent 95 percent of his income on art by saying, “It is actually more.”
  • While the Big Bang era appears to be coming to a close, T.O.P seems nowhere close to being done with music.

WARNING: This article contains mentions of suicide.

Big Bang rapper T.O.P recently revealed that he wrote 100 songs in the past five years during his hiatus, while also sharing insight into his struggles with mental health.

‘Kings of K-pop’ Big Bang announces comeback after four-year hiatus as member T.O.P leaves YG

  • Big Bang, the K-pop boy band dubbed the “Kings of K-pop,” announced their long-awaited comeback this spring – following their last release in 2018 – with a new single.
  • YG Entertainment also announced that its contract with member T.O.P would end; however, he will still “participate” in Big Bang’s activities.

YG Entertainment released a statement announcing the long-awaited comeback of Korean boy band Big Bang as well as the end of member T.O.P’s contract with the agency.

“Big Bang is scheduled to release a new song this spring. They have finished recording and are currently preparing to shoot their music video,” YG Entertainment announced on Monday, according to Soompi.

Former Kpop star Seungri receives 3-year jail sentence, Twitter reacts

Former Big Bang member Seungri sentenced to three years in jail

Former K-pop idol and Big Bang member Seungri received a three-year jail sentence after being charged in 2019 for procuring prostitutes for businessmen, but his fans are still fighting for him.

Conviction: Seungri, 30, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, was convicted by the General Military Court of the Ground Operations Command in Yongin on the charges of mediating prostitution and illegal gambling, according to Nate via All Kpop.

The ‘Kings of K-Pop’ Are About to Disappear for Almost 2 Years

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K-Pop band Big Bang, known as the “Kings of K-pop,” will be on official hiatus as YG Entertainment recently confirmed that all of its members are either preparing for the mandatory military service or have already begun theirs.

The first member of Big Bang to enlist was T.O.P, real name Choi Seung-hyun. He began his mandatory military service last year in February; unfortunately, he was discharged after being found guilty of using marijuana. His service then resumed in January 2018, according to Yonhap News.