YG Entertainment addresses K-pop band BigBang's impending military service

South Korean pop band BigBang performing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on July 18, 2015.
South Korean pop band BigBang performing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on July 18, 2015. PHOTO: ONE PRODUCTION and LIVE NATION LUSHINGTON

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - YG Entertainment announced boy band BigBang's plans for their compulsory military conscription on Monday.

A YG representative told local media: "It is the duty of every Korean man to enlist and serve his country.

"Next year T.O.P will be enlisting, and the other members will follow after next year."

The National Police Agency also announced the list of accepted candidates to the Seoul District Police Conscripted Policemen.

T.O.P was accepted into the brass band for the special forces.

T.O.P will have to enlist into a boot camp in South Chungcheong Province within three months to receive four weeks of basic combat training.

As the oldest in the group, 29-year-old T.O.P will be the first to enlist.

Taeyang and G-Dragon, both 28, are set to follow, and have loosely set their sights on enlisting in 2018.

Daesung, 27, and Seungri, 25, are the youngest and intend to enlist in the following year.