Whoa! After more than half a million votes, BIGBANG is crowned the winner of Fuse's K-Pop Summer Comeback Battle. The phenom's four-EP, seven-single strategy clearly wowed fans and made for the biggest splash amid the heated battle.
In the runner-up slot was the K-pop boy band to watch BTS with their banging single "Dope." Girls' Generation's Lion Heart album promotions landed them in third—with single "Party" named this summer's most underrated anthem—while newcomer boy band Seventeen were fourth as veteran male act 2PM rounded out the Top 5.
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Original Story (9/11): Any K-pop fan will tell you that this was the scene's most exciting summer in years. Get the lowdown on the 23 releases that shook up the charts and then decide who was the ultimate summer champ in our poll.
Who: The quintet whose international stardom can't be denied after such a successful summer
What: An intense release schedule that included two singles a month, for a whopping eight tracks and seven music videos this summer, all previewing their upcoming Made album.
The Impact: On both South Korea's Gaon singles chart and Billboard's U.S.-based World Digital Songs chart, every one of BIGBANG's singles hit the Top 3. When the brilliantly melancholy "Let's Not Fall in Love" (which joins "Loser" and "Bae Bae" as one of their best singles to date) hit No. 1 on World Digital Songs, it became the band's third chart-topper, which tied Psy for most No. 1s ever on the chart, proving the band as a major force in America. The unprecedented release schedule was a celebrated welcome home to the band, who hadn't released new music in three years. Not only that, but it likely made all K-pop acts step up their game for the most competitive summer in recent K-pop history.