BIGBANG made a huge comeback in 2015, dominating the music charts month after month with their “MADE” releases. Now, nearing year’s end, the group is dominating award shows, as well, winning “Song of the Year” and “Artist of the Year” at the Mel0n Music Awards, and “Worldwide Favorite Artist,” “Song of the Year,” and “Artist of the Year” at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (2015 MAMA).
With that kind of year, promoting for months and months, how much does a group like BIGBANG make?
According to the December 14 episode of tvN’s “The List 2015,” BIGBANG raked in 11.5 billion won (approximately $9.7 million) from music sales. Adding that to a whopping 140 billion won (approximately $118.4 million) from the “MADE” tour, the group brought in over 150 billion won (approximately $128 million) in 2015 from their “MADE” promotions alone.