It also became one of the most successful singles of all-time in South Korea, selling over five million digital downloads in South Korea alone.The EP also included the top-five song "Heaven," (Korean: During the release of their Korean materials, Big Bang released the Japanese song, "Number 1," from their first Japanese studio album of the same name, performing the song on Japanese radio programs and TV shows; the album peaked at number three on the Japan's Oricon daily album chart.

G-Dragon and Taeyang were the first ones to receive training under YG Entertainment at the age of eleven.

After G-Dragon was approached by YG Entertainment for possible candidates to start a boy group, G-Dragon contacted T. P, his childhood friend, leading to the latter to audition.

The group also held a concert at the JCB Hall in Tokyo Dome City.

Big Bang returned to South Korea after their promotions in Japan ended.

The Korean EP Alive (2012) earned their second Artist of the Year Award at the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards, and also became the first Korean album to chart on the Billboard 200, with the group embarking on their first world tour that concluded in early 2013.

Their widely acclaimed third album Made (2016) was preceded by several chart-topping singles, winning the group their third Artist of the Year award at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards and their first at the 2015 Melon Music Awards.Big Bang was the first Korean act to be invited along with label-mates 2NE1.Following the success of their comeback, Big Bang released a special edition album titled Still Alive on June 3.The album topped the Oricon Daily chart on its first day of release and went on to sell over 14,000 copies in the first week.It was reported that Big Bang earned ₩78 billion (USD.4 million) in 2011 even though they had just promoted for half a year.Internationally, Big Bang obtained five spots out of the top-ten on Billboard K-pop's Hot 100 and charted at no.