Member Profile of Big Bang: Bio, Fan Facts, History etc.

BIGBANG is a South Korean boy band which was formed by YG Entertainment. The group debuted in August 2006, The band gained its first real breakthrough with their album, ‘Extended play, Always’, in 2007.

About

Before BigBang, some members were already in the K-pop industry. When T.O.P and G-Dragon were 11 years old, they were already hired by YG Entertainment for training.

G-Dragon was the first one to get an offer to form a boyband, thus he called his childhood friend T.O.P and asked if he could do it with him. At first, T.O.P was not known as T.O.P but another name “Tempo”.

After that, they started adding members little by little, and officially debuted in August 2006. They first released their own song called “Bigbang”. Most of the songs was written by G-Dragon. Surprisingly, their single became a hit and sold out 40,000 copies in just weeks.

Confident about their success, they released another single called “Bigbang is V.I.P”, then followed by “Bigbang 03” and then also released “BigBang Vol. 1 — Since 2007” as their 4th album in just one year.

Lies

The song, ‘Lies’ from that album became a number one song and topped the major Korean music charts for a record breaking seven weeks in a row and won Song of The Year as well at the Mnet awards.

The band has won Best Worldwide act, Two Japan Gold Disc Awards, and an Artist of The Year Award among others. To this day, the band is referred to as the “Kings of K-Pop” and the “Nation’s Boy Band” and the Hollywood Reporter called them the “biggest boy band in the world”.

With several albums in the making, the band will undoubtedly have a long and fruitful career yet to come and continuously launch world tour ever since the group formed.

They had their first world tour in 2012, making their debut performance in Japan alongside with 2NE1. Their song then hit the charts right after they promoted their song. Indeed, they delivered it with a big bang.

2012 was a big year for BigBang, everything happened in a flash. They had a lot of achievements, lot of “firsts” and definitely gained a lot in their fandom. After receiving their well-deserved Best Fan category award in the Italian TRL Awards, they decided to take a break and go solo for a while.

From 2015, they came back from hiatus and started their world tour agian. They released their album called “M A D E” and as expected, it hit the #1 spot in the charts. They came back with a huge bang.

They toured in various countries, then released a couple of albums. Realizing that they’re tired, they decided again to go on hiatus and focus on their personal needs. Some members devided to get enlisted in the military service, and some are working on their own and releasing solos.

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The group member of 5 including T.O.P, Tae Yang, G-Dragon, Daesung and Seungri

Debut in Japan and other area

The group released its first Japanese album Number 1 in 2008.

They further released Japanese studio albums Big Bang in 2009, Big Bang 2 in 2011 and Alive also in 2012.

In 2009, Big Bang won three awards during the 9th MTV Video Award in Japan.

SNS

Website URL 1: http://ygex.jp/bigbang/
Website URL 2: http://www.ygfamily.com
Youtube Channel: Big Bang
Twitter ID: @YG_GlobalVIP
Facebook page URL: https://www.facebook.com/BIGBANG
Daum cafe: BIGBANG

G-Dragon (Kwon Ji-yong)

Kwon Ji-yong is the leader of BIGBANG, better known by his awesome stage name G-Dragon, is a South Korean rapper, singer, record producer, and fashion enthusiast. G-Dragon debuted in BIGBANG in 2006 and helped write the majority of their biggest hits.

His real last name actually means dragon and he was born on the calendar year of the dragon.

Before his debut, he became friends with Taeyang and they were known as “GDYB” for G-Dragon and Yong Bae (Taeyang’s real name) which later 3 others member was join the group. He also a former trainee of S.M. Entertainment.

He is a childhood friend of T.O.P, and Super Junior‘s KangIn.

He is the youngest in his family, he has a sister named Kwon Dami. His older sister owns a fashion boutique and GD helps her out sometimes by wearing her wares.

GD has a lovely, shy and modest personality, in one interview he once said that he want to have daughter no matter what, and want to get married as soon as possible, there was a rumour said that G-dragon and Kiko Mizuhara repeatedly seen together seen each other and even dating.

Bio Profile

• Birth Name – Kwon Ji-yong
• Nickname (Stage Name ) – G-Dragon or GD
• D.O.B – August 18, 1988
• Height – 177cm
• From – South Korea
• Nationality – Korean
• Blood Type – A
• Position – Main Rapper, Leader, Composer
• Education – Gukje Digital university
• Hobby: Drawing and listening to music

Quick Facts

1. G-Dragon is the leader and song writer and rapper of the group.
2. He is the writer of the hit song of the group Lies
3. He is a former trainee of S.M Entertainment
4. He is the youngest child of his family
5. His participation in the release of Flexalbum at age 13 made him the youngest rapper in South Korea in 2001
6. He dropped out of High School to concentrate on Big Bang, however in 2008 he passed his entrance exams.
7. At age 5 he was a member of the young group RooRa
8. He gained interest in rap after listening to Wu Tang clan songs
9. His first girlfriend was Nuna who was older than him.
10. He has tattoo on both hands.

Tae Yang (Dong Yong Bae)

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Dong Yong Bae, better known as Tae Yang or SOL, is a South Korean singer and songwriter. The Singer trained with YG Entertainment from twelve years old and, in 2006, he finally made his debut with BIGBANG.

When the band split up, his solo album reached a record breaking high for a solo album in the charts and his talent continues to shine through within the band.

Other than music, tearing also have some specialities in Dance, Basketball, and Religion.

Bio Profile

• Birth Name – Dong Yong Bae
• Nickname (Stage Name ) – Tae Yang
• D.O.B – May 18, 1988
• Height – 174cm
• From – South Korea
• Nationality – Korean
• Blood Type – AB
• Position – Vocalist
• Education – Daejin University
• Hobby: Basketball and listening to music
• Attraction: eyebrows

Quick Facts

1. He was trained by YG for six years before joining Big Bang
2. He was first recruited to appear in a music video of Jinusean titled A-yo at age 12
3. Became interested in music after he heard a song from Brain Mcknight.
4. He has never dated before
5. He would have been a Gag man is not to be music.
6. He decided to become a rapper when he met JinuSean.
7. His favorite artist is Boys II Men
8. He wrote the lyrics for Goodbye Baby
9. During his childhood days, he dreamt to become a pianist
10. Dream to become a worldwide artist

Daesung (Kang Dae-seong)

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Kang Dae-seong, better known by his stage name Daesung(D-Lite), is a South Korean singer, actor, and television host. Not only has he gained notoriety from working with BIGBANG but Daesung has also worked on several solo albums which became quite successful. With his solo work he has completed several tours of japan likewise but his favorite thing to do is perform with BIGBANG.

Although his parents were strongly against the idea of him becoming a singer, Daesung pursued a singing career and was eventually recruited by YG Entertainment after auditioning.

He known as the big joker in this group and his personality know as funny ,outgoing, cheerful and always love to put smile in people face.

Bio Profile

• Birth Name – kang Dae-seong
• Nickname (Stage Name ) – Daesung, D-lite
• D.O.B – April 26, 1989
• Height – 178cm
• From – South Korea
• Nationality – Korean
• Blood Type – O
• Position – Vocals
• Education – Kyung Hee University

Quick Facts

1. He dropped out of High School to concentrate on Big Bang, however in 2008 he passed his entrance exams.
2. He is a graduate of Kyung Hee University.
3. His parents was against his involvement in music but he defied that.
4. His first girlfriend was Nuna who was older than him.
5. He chose to become a singer when he listened to songs from Steve Wonder
6. He wanted to become either a pastor, MC or baseball player
7. He releases stress by laughing a lot
8. How Could You, by Mario is one of his favorite songs
9. He was unanimously chosen by all members when they were asked who they wanted in the group.
10. He was very brilliant in school

T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyun)

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Choi Seung-hyun, or T.O.P., is a rapper, singer/ songwriter, and actor from South Korea. He has performed in several dramas and is known for his low timbre rapping style. Despite his rapper persona, he has been known to be super playful and fun. In his youth, he was friends with G-Dragon and that is why they joined forces in later years.

The hottest member of BIGBANG also showed his talent in modelling and play several role in movies and dramas, some of them Tazza: The Hidden Card, Commitment, The Secret Message

He was first rejected by YG because they said he was too over weight to be an idol. So he went home and lost 20 kg in 40 days.

Bio Profile

• Birth Name – Choi Seung-hyun
• Nickname (Stage Name ) – T.O.P., Tempo
• D.O.B – November 4, 1987
• Height – 180cm
• From – South Korea
• Nationality – Korean
• Blood Type – B
• Position – Rapper
• Education – Dankook University

Quick Facts

1. T.O.P and G-Dragon has been friends since childhood days.
2. He was once rejected by YG Entertainment because he was chubby.
3. His nickname T.O.P was given to him by a YG artist Se7en
4. His prefers to eat ice cream, donuts and rice.
5. He was the first member to feature as a solo artist
6. His favorite artist includes Method Man and Kanye West.
7. In 2007 he was listed as part of the Top 100 Must Have males by Mnet.

Seungri (Lee Seung-hyun)

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Lee Seung-hyun, better known by his stage name, Seungri, is a South Korean actor and singer/songwriter. He is the youngest member of BIGBANG and is often referred to as the lead dancer of the group. In 20011 and 2013, Seungri released two solo albums and debuted as a solo artist in Japan at the same time.

He once played a bubbly character in one of hottest drama in 2014, Angle eyes.

Bio Profile

• Birth Name – Lee Seung-hyun
• Nickname (Stage Name ) – Seungri, VI
• D.O.B – December 12, 1990
• Height – 176cm
• From – South Korea
• Nationality – Korean
• Blood Type – A
• Position – Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Maknae
• Education –Chung-Ang University
• Hobby: watching soccer
• Attraction: eyebrow

Quick Facts

1. He was a good dancer when he was a kid
2. He is a graduate from the Chung-Ang University
3. He was a contestant on Shinhwa
4. He don’t like people to call him short
5. He prefers to perform a duet with Big Mama
6. His dream is to establish a Pizza café
7. He wants to try composing one day
8. He never had a training on voice till he joined YG

Popular songs (NOT typical ones!!)

1. HARU HARU

“HARU HARU” was released in succession to “Lies”, and it is quite popular in their live concerts. With its moving lyrics and beautiful melody, “HARU HARU” is almost always sung with the audience in concerts.

2. IF YOU

“IF YOU”, which came out as in the “MADE SERIES”, is said to be the most sorrowful song of BIGBANG. Tears will be coming up in the thematic melody line when their voice overlaps. Even though this song has no MV, it would be more than enough just to listen to their beautiful voices.

3. Love song

This song is in the 4th album “Tonight” and is also a sad tune. Repetition of the phrase “I hate this love song” increasingly makes the tearful atmosphere.

Discography

Album

Always (2007)
Hot Issue (2008)
Stand Up (2008)
Tonight (2011)
Alive (2012)

See also:

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