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Big Bang busts onto U.S. iTunes list


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Boy band Big Bang made it into the top 30 on the U.S. iTunes’ Album Chart yesterday, a very first for Korean artists.

No Korean band had ever made it into the top 100.

Big Bang’s album “Still Alive” was released Sunday and landed at No. 30 on the list. Topping the list was John Mayer, with Adele No. 2.

The new album contains the current hit “Monster” and was produced as a way of thanking the band’s fans for making the band’s fifth EP “Alive” a resounding success.

German DJ Boys Noize had a hand in the album, helping band members G-Dragon and TOP produce a song titled “Feeling.”

“Alive” was released on Feb. 29 and has been at the top of a number of music charts both nationally and internationally.

Earlier in March, the EP beat out Pink Floyd and Estelle to reach the fifth spot on the iTunes top 10.

The six-song EP also went to No. 4 on iTunes’ Canadian chart.

By Carla Sunwoo
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