Monday, April 5, 2010

Big Bang.

Big Bang (빅뱅) is a South Korean hip hop band. The group first gained recognition when their formation was documented on television, titled the Big Bang Documentary, from July to August 2006. The show was also aired online on GomTV and on MTV Korea. Initially a six-member group, one member dropped out during the airing of the show before the official debut, leading to their current line-up of G-Dragon, T.O.P, Tae Yang, Daesung, and Seungri signed to YG Entertainment. In recent years, the members have branched out to do solo activities: Taeyang and G-Dragon released solo materials while T.O.P, Daesung, and Seungri started acting.

2005–2006: Formation and early works
Before the group's debut, several members already had exposure in the entertainment industry. Leader G-Dragon and lead vocalist Taeyang, signed with YG Entertainment since they were both twelve years old, were known as GD and YB. T.O.P was an underground rapper under the stage name, T.E.M.P.O. Big Bang made their official debut on August 19, 2006 at the Gymnastics Arena in Seoul Olympic Park during the YG Family concert.
Following the performance, the group's first single BigBang was released and spawned the airplay singles "We Belong Together," "A Fool's Only Tears" (Korean: 눈물뿐인 바보; romanized: Nunmulppunin Babo), and "This Love". The single debuted with over 17,000 copies sold in the month of August and later went on to sell approximately nearly 40,000 copies. The second single BigBang is V.I.P was released a month later, selling 21,000 copies in that month. It finally netted sales of 32,000 copies.The last single followed its predecessors', with final sales nearing 40,000 copies. At the end of December 2006, Big Bang held their first concert, The Real. The following month, their debut album.


Seung Ri

  • Lee Seung Hyun (이승현)
  • Stage name: Seungri / V.I / Victory
  • Vocalist / Choreographer
  • Born December 12 1990
  • Youngest in the group. The"little brother" of Big Bang.
  • Most annoying in the group
  • Skills: Singing , Dancing , Choreographing
  • Likes: Foreign Languages
  • His name when Big Bang debuted, was "V" which is derived from Victory.
  • YG's staff call him "Mak-nae", which means "the youngest" or "the baby in a family".
  • Seung Ri's greatest talents are dancing and choreographing dance routines.
  • Before joining Big Bang, Seung Ri was a member of Il Hwa, a Gwangju dance team.
  • He was also on "Battle Shinhwa", a show that looked for the second Shinhwa, one of the most successful Korean boy bands to date. However, he was rejected in the 13th episode because although he was a great dancer, his vocals failed to impress.
  • However, the manager of YG recognized his talent and invited him to practice with the YG Family.
  • Seung Ri is the first member of Big Bang to star in a musical.


  • Kang Dae Sung (강대성) / Dae Sung / D-Lite / Delight
  • Vocalist
  • Born April 26 1989
  • Skills: Singing
  • Likes: Rap , Beat Boxing
  • During the auditions, Dae Sung was called "Unpretty Boy" and "ugly", but later, the staff team confirmed that Daesung is actually the most popular member in Big Bang.
  • Dae Sung has been also been known as "Gag/Comedy Genius Dae Sung" (Gae Chun Dae Sung in Korean) with his great sense of humor and unique talent in imitating famous people and even animals.
  • He does not have a Korean stage name like the other members, he has a Japanese stage name which is D-Lite.
  • Dae Sung is known to have an obsession with "Doraemon", a Japanese animation.
  • The fact that it was a trot song did not sit well with some fans.


  • Choi Seung Hyun (최승현) aka, T.O.P
  • Stage name: T.O.P , Tempo
  • His name T.O.P was given by SE7EN who is his senior in YG entertainment
  • South Korean Rapper / Actor / Beat Boxer / Composer
  • Born November 4 1987
  • Oldest in the group. Considered the "big brother" of the band.
  • He was formerly known as Tempo before he joined Big Bang.
  • Acts in the dramas I am Sam, and IRIS.
  • Sings solo in Big Boy and Just keep it cool.
  • His favorite foods include rice, ice cream, yanggeng (red bean jelly), donuts.
  • In the 4th or 5th grade in elementary school he listened to rapper, Notorious B.I.G. and after hearing his music, he was moved by it and wanted to get into music.
  • His most prized possession is his backpack, which he received as a birthday gift in 2006 from the other members. Doesn't go a single day without wearing it!
  • His first kiss was in "7th grade, near the Han River with my girlfriend/Because I wanted to do it/A slight kiss on the lips." - TOP
  • Hates to hear that he looks mean/scary.
  • He picked Taeyang as the member he would date if he was a girl, claiming he would 'steal all the innocence in him'.
  • If he didn't do music, he'd sell clothes, or something to do with fashion.
  • He can calculate calories really quickly.
  • Has a complex of looking scary to people, so he likes to cover his face in public.
  • Doesn't have much confidence in his looks.
  • Nickname in school was infant/sleepy.
  • Chooses love over work.

Tae Yang.

  • Dong Yong Bae (동영배) aka, Tae Yang!
  • Stage name: Taeyang or SoL.
  • Taeyang is korean for sun.
  • Choreographer / Vocalist / Second leader
  • South Korean singer.
  • Born May 18, 1988
  • Started out as a rapper, but is now the main vocalist of Big Bang.
  • He has been with G-Dragon in YG Entertainment since he was 12 years old.
  • He is known as the sweet, thoughtful and sensitive one in the group.
  • Many of his fans adore him for his talented voice.
  • Hobbies: Gardening , Listening To Music , Basketball, Watching Tv
  • Likes: Church , Summer , Clothes , Games and Mangas


  • Kwon Ji-Yong (권지용) aka, G-Dragon!
  • His stage name is similar to his real name. Jo-Yong, Ji = G, and Yong is Dragon in korean
  • He is the Big Bang leader / rapper
  • Born August 18, 1988
  • Singer and songer-writer
  • Pretty bright.
  • When he is quiet, he is extremely quiet.
  • He lightens the mood a lot.
  • His senses are fast, has high self-esteem and likes to be outstanding.
  • Specialty : Rapping, dancing, beat boxing, composing, singing.
  • Chinese, & English
  • Hobby : Drawing, Painting & listening to music
  • Likes : Fashion, acting, cooking, crispy donuts, dog, cars, the drawing"is it stars or skeleton", books (poems, mangas, and magazines),watching cartoons, and himself.