Unstoppable quintet boy group BIGBANG thwarted IU's quest to earn a five-week chart topper (and tie her own chart record set in January) in this week's K-Pop Hot 100. The group's newest single, "Monster," from a special edition of their latest album, "Still Alive,” shoots up to the No.1 spot after a No.3 debut last week. "Still Alive" (at No. 4 on this week's World Album chart) includes five new tracks, two of which, "Still Alive" and "Ego," charted at No. 5 and No. 10, respectively.
K-Pop act Big Bang shook things up online this week and rocketed its way up the Billboard Social 50 chart, rising 36-12 after ending the charting week with a YouTube video release of its newest single "Monster." The new single "Monster" is from the South Korean group's newest release, "Still Alive -- Special Edition," which was released last week and debuts at No. 3 on World Albums.
An eclectic group of international artists combined for an innovative remix album for Swedish pop star Lisa Miskovsky's theme track to spark Electronic Arts' highly anticipated "Mirror's Edge" video game, in stores this week.