2NE1's impact on K-pop is undeniable and far-reaching. Without a doubt much of K-pop's international recognition is all down to 2NE1 - without them, the genre wouldn't have nearly as many global fans as it does now.
BTS' new album, Wings, just shattered 2NE1's record for the highest-charting K-pop album on the Billboard 200. The disc debuted at No. 23, selling 16,000 copies in the States alone while entering the charts in Canada, New Zealand, the UK and more.
K-pop fans have short attention spans, especially the ones that pledge their devotion to YG Entertainment, so I understand why BIGBANG decided to release their MADE album as four separate double A-side singles, one per month, until the full album is available.