G-Dragon and SHINee shows how their music passes cultural boundaries with their ninth and tenth place ranking, respectively, on Billboard’s 2013 Year-End Charts in the category of world album artists.
In regards to the Billboard rankings, YG Entertainment commented, “It is the first time Korean artists has ranked on Billboard’s annual charts,” defining the accomplishment of their artist.
Back in September, G-Dragon released his solo album, “Coup d’Etat,” presenting to the world a variety of genres from soft ballad to hip hop. The release of the album resulted in complete dominance of the K-Pop charts, as well as great popularity overseas. Among other awards throughout the year, G-Dragon won the Best Male Artist award at the 2013 MAMA.
SHINee had an incredibly busy year with the release of three Korean albums, as well as singles and an album in Japan, which ranked on top of charts. Most recently, the group won the Male Group Dance Performance Award at the 2013 MAMA.
Through such international acknowledgement, BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and SHINee continues to solidfy their status as world-stars.