EXACTLY! There was nothing easy about the way Bigbang’s rise to the top. They got it through hard work, a whole lot of talent and consistency.
Even before they were Bigbang they had to go through so much individual hardships. Daesung’s parents didn’t want him to be a singer, his dad was quite vocal about it. TOP didn’t get into YG because of his weight issues. GD and Taeyang were trainees for more than 6 years, scrubbing floors and catering to their sunbaes. Seungri came to Seoul alone as a teenager to make it in the entertainment industry.
And then they debuted after all that and what did S. Korea say?
They are too ugly. They are too short. Laughing at them because Daesung’s voice cracked in a live performance. Because they didn’t have synchronised dance routines and were not perfect dancers.
It took one hit song, composed by a member, to propel them into relevancy, which came after almost 2 years. But the fame would not last if they didn’t consistently put out awesome music, one after another. They made people realise that it is not only about visuals. They made people care about the music more than appearances. They made people realise that idols can compose and create music too.
And people also think YG was big then, that Bigbang became famous because they came from a big company. HELL NO! YG was not a big company at all when Bigbang debuted. Bigbang were their first idols. BIGBANG MADE YG into the BIG 3 that it is now. People did not pay attention to Bigbang because they came from YG. People paid attention to Bigbang because their MUSIC is FUCKING GOOD.