News / Main / Major Artist

BIGBANG T.O.P's Military Enlistment Date Confirmed

By Carlo Rodriguez | January 25, 2017 07:43 AM EST


T.O.P's enlistment date has finally been confirmed and fans of the internationally renowned k-pop group, BIGBANG, definitely have something to be sad about as it is revealed that the rapper's enlistment date would be two weeks from now. With this, you can say that time does fly!

Now, if you are a k-pop fan, then you must definitely know that in South Korea, every male aged 18 to 35 is required to render military service for about two years as it is one of their most important laws. Failure to abide by this law can have severe legal repercussions and even celebrities aren't exempted from this. Most males typically enlist at the age of 18 up till their early twenties but for celebrities, they usually enlist before they turn 30 and with T.O.P being the oldest member of BIGBANG at 29, his time has definitely come.

According to Koreaboo, T.O.P's enlistment date would be on February 9 as it is the date when he will start his training at the Nonsan Bootcamp Army Base for six weeks. After that, he would be headed towards the National Police Agency for his military service. Allkpop reports that BIGBANG had just recently wrapped up their 10th anniversary tour in Hong Kong thus putting a halt to their group activities.

After a decade of being in the k-pop industry, this will be the first time that BIGBANG will lose one of its members albeit temporarily. However, T.O.P's enlistment has caused much concern especially to the fans that fear what BIGBANG's future holds once the rest of their members render each of their own military services, which may in fact happen in the near future since the members aren't really that far in age.

T.O.P had already made his farewells in Hong Kong wherein he also posted a video on Instagram thanking his fans for all the love and support.

Tagged :  BigBang, T.O.P, military service, Enlistment


K-POP 08.14.19 | 11:59AM EDT

Fans Worry About IU's Health Condition After Seeing Photos On Instagram

Recently, the songstress uploaded a picture of her standing next to a tarp of herself, which is beside a food truck that was sent to her filming set. Uaena, IU's official fan club name, remarked that her collarbone is somewhat more pronounced than before and her face looked smaller. Also, in the latest photo of her together with Sulli that the latter uploaded through her official Instagram account, the fans noticed that she looked much skinnier than usual and so they expressed their concern over her condition.

08.14.19 | 10:47AM EDT

X1, ‘Produce X 101’ Project Group, Hits Billboard’s Social 50 and Emerging Artist Charts

Even before their official debut arrives, 11-member K-pop group X1 is already making ripples in the scene! According to Billboard’s weekly charts dated August 13, the project boy band -- with members coming from the Mnet survival show-cum-talent search Produce X 101 -- has taken the No. 6 spot on the music magazine’s Social 50 chart.

See Now: BTS: 41 Fun Facts You Must Know About The Most Successful Kpop Boy Band (Bangtan Sonyeondan)

Real Time Analytics