Big Bang (Korean: 빅뱅), commonly stylized as BIGBANG, is a South Korean pop boy band. The group’s formation was chronicled on the television series Big Bang Documentary, from July to August 2006. The show was also aired online on GomTV and on MTV Korea.[1] Initially a six-member group, one member got eliminated out during the airing of the show before the official debut[2] leading to their current line-up of G-Dragon,TaeyangT.O.PDaesung and Seungri.

Signed to YG Entertainment, Big Bang went on to release successful singles and EPs. Their first release, the EP Always (2007), spawned the number-one single “Lies” (Korean:거짓말; Revised RomanizationGeojitmal). Their follow-up EPs Hot Issue and Stand Upwere similarly successful.[3] After they received the “Artist of the Year” award from theM.net KM Music Festival and the Seoul Gayo Daesang Award, the group expanded their activities into Japan, releasing mini-albums and airplay singles. Their material would not receive major promotion until the following year with the release of their first physical Japanese single, “My Heaven“.

By the end of 2009, Big Bang became the most searched artist in South Korea.[4] They also became the first foreign group in Japan to receive the Japan Cable Broadcasting Award for “Best Newcomer”, and the first from Korea to receive the Japan Records award.[5] In recent years, the members have branched out to do solo activities: Taeyang and G-Dragon have released solo materials while T.O.P, Daesung and Seungri have started acting.

members:

G DRAGON (Leader)
* Stage Name: G Dragon
* Real Name: ??? Kwon Ji Yong
* Position in Big Bang: Team leader/Rapper
* Pendant: “To become a big star in the music industry”
* Birthdate: August 18, 1988
* Height: 170cm
* Weight: 54kg
* Blood type: A
* Family Members: Parents & Older sister
* Education Background: Seoul Korean Traditional Arts Middle & High School
* Specialty: Rapping, dancing, beat boxing, composing, singing, and languages (Chinese, English)
* Hobbies: Drawing pictures and listening to music
* Debut: DaeHanMinGook Hip Hop Flex (2001)
* Personality: He is pretty bright. When he’s quiet he is extremely quiet. He lightens the mood a lot. He leads the group. His senses are fast, has high self esteem and likes to be outstanding.
* Likes: Fashion, acting, cooking, crispy donuts, dogs, cars, the drawing ?is it stars or skeleton?, books (poems, mangas, and magazines), watching cartoons, and himself
* Featured in:
-Perry’s First album
-Lexy’s First album
-2002 YG Family 2nd album, YMCA baseball program
-Swi.T’s First album
-Se7en’s 1st & 3rd album
-Wheesung’s First album
-Masta Wu’s First album
-Was in YG Family’s ONE Concert

TAE YANG
Stage Name: Tae Yang
* Used to be known as: YB Taekwon
* Real Name: ??? Dong Yong Bae
* Position in Big Bang: Vocalist
* Pendant:”To become the best in the music industry”
* Birthdate: May 18, 1988
* Height: 170cm
* Weight: 56kg
* Blood type: AB
* Family members: Parents & Older brother
* Specialty: Rapping, dancing, beat boxing, singing, and languages (Japanese, Chinese, English)
* Hobbies: Gardening, listening to music, watching TV
* Debut: YG Family 2nd Album (2002)
* Personality: Does his best in everything, over achiever. Doesn’t like to fight, he talks about the problem with his opponent. He listens to you well and thinks about what he is going to say before he says anything.
* Likes: Church, summer, clothes, games, and manga
* Musicians he admires: Usher, Omarion, Justin
* Past experiences:
Since 5th grade he went to an acting class.
Auditioned for JinuSean’s music video.
Was in the music video A-Yo as a Mini JinuSean.
Auditioned for YG after meeting JinuSean.
He was in YG Family’s ONE Concert.
* Featured in:
-Swi.T’s First album
-YG Family’s 2nd album -Wheesung’s 2nd album
-Masta Wu’s 1st album
-Lexy’s 1st album
-Se7en’s 3rd album

TOP
Stage Name: T.O.P
* Also known as: Tempo
* Real Name: ??? Choi Seung Hyun
* Position Big Bang: Rapper
* Pendant:”To inspire people with his voice and become big”
* Birthdate: November 4, 1987
* Height: 180cm
* Weight: 65kg
* Blood type: B
* Education Background: Seoul Art College (majoring in Music)
* Specialty: Rapping, beat boxing, composing
* Hobbies: Reading and swimming
* Personality: He speaks well and he is extremely stubborn. He likes to be the leader of things and speak his mind. Shy and he thinks he’s cute.
* Likes: Theatrical performances, musicals, and fashion designing
* Musicians he admires: Usher, Omarion, Jay-Z, and B2K
* Past experiences:
KBS we like radio. He won a rap battle. [2003]
Performed at a club in Gangnam. [2002-2005]
Performed with STARZ. [2004]

DAE SUNG
* Stage Name: Dae Sung
* Real Name: ??? Kang Dae Sung
* Position in Big Bang: Vocalist
* Pendant: “To let the whole world listen to your music”
* Birthdate: April 26, 1989
* Height: 173cm
* Weight: 62kg
* Blood type: O
* Education Background: KyeongIn High School
* Specialty: Singing
* Personality: Always bright, does his best in everything. When he’s around other people he lightens the mood.
* Likes: Rap, beat boxing
* Musicians he admires: Usher, Omarion, Ne-Yo, and Wheesung.
* Determination: I’ll work my hardest and become the best.

SEUNG RI
* Stage Name: Seung Ri
* Real Name: ??? Lee Seung Hyun
* Position in Big Bang: Vocalist
* Pendant: “A new style of music set on the music industry”
* Birthdate: December 12, 1990
* Height: 174cm
* Weight: 57kg
* Blood type: A
* Family Members: Parents & Younger sibling
* Specialty: Singing, dancing, & choreographing.
* Personality: Very strong, for the youngest member of the group. He is pretty mature, because his Blood-Type is A, he is very shy and keeps a lot of things to himself.
* Likes: Foreign languages
* Musicians he adires: Justin Timberlake & Omarion.
* Determination: Fighting! I cannot return home.
* Past experiences:
M.Net “Battle of Shinhwa” [June-August 2005]
Was in Kwangju dance team “ll Hwa” [Aug.03-Jan.05]

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