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Big Bang Profile

Big Bang
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Big Bang in 2012
From left to right: G-Dragon, T.O.P, Seungri, Taeyang, and Daesung
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
  • K-pop
  • J-pop
  • hip hop
  • dance
  • electronic
  • R&B
Years active 2006–present
Labels
  • YG Entertainment
  • Avex
  • Warner Music Taiwan
Associated acts
  • GD & TOP
  • GD × Taeyang
  • 2NE1
  • YG Family
Website www.ygbigbang.com
Members
  • T.O.P
  • Taeyang
  • G-Dragon
  • Daesung
  • Seungri

Big Bang (Hangul: 빅뱅) is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. With members G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri, they are often cited as one of the most influential acts to shape the K-pop industry by helping spread the Korean Wave internationally and dubbed as the “Kings of K-pop” by the media.

Their experimental and diverse use of music genres, personal involvement in producing their own records, and stage performances have been admired by music critics and served as influence to numerous K-pop and international artists.

Despite their debut album, Bigbang Vol.1 (2006), receiving lukewarm reception, success followed with a string of notable hits credited to the quintet, including “Lies” (Korean: 거짓말), which topped major Korean music charts for a record-breaking six consecutive weeks and won Song of the Year at the 2007 Mnet Km Music Festival and the 2008 Seoul Music Awards; “Last Farewell” (Korean: 마지막 인사); “Day by Day” (Korean: 하루하루); and “Sunset Glow” (Korean: 붉은노을).

After receiving the Artist of the Year award from the 2008 Mnet Korean Music Festival and the 2008 Seoul Music Awards, the group expanded their endeavors to Japan, releasing four studio albums, Big Bang (2009), Big Bang 2 (2011), Alive (2012), and Made Series (2016), which are all certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.

After a two-year hiatus in South Korea, the quintet produced increasingly innovative and critically acclaimed recordings.

Their fourth EP, Tonight (2011), lead to their emergence as the inaugural Best Worldwide Act winner at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards.

 Their fifth EP, Alive (2012), became the first Korean album to chart on the Billboard 200.

Their widely acclaimed third album, Made (2016), was preceded by several chart-topping singles, winning the group their third Artist of the Year award at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards and their first at the 2015 Melon Music Awards.

The supporting world tour gathered 1.5 million people in attendance, making it the most attended concert tour headlined by a Korean act in history.

Big Bang has a record of 18 number-one songs that have collectively remained atop South Korean’s biggest online music service Melon for 51 weeks, more than any other act.

 The quintet have sold over 150 million records and counting, making them one of the biggest-selling boy-bands in the world beating out American favorites like the Backstreet Boys and the Jackson Five.

 Forbes Korea ranked them as one of the most powerful celebrities in South Korea in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016. They were also the first Korean artists to enter Forbes’ Celebrity 100 and the 30 under 30 list of most influential musicians in the world, in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

 

Big Bang members profile
G-Dragon

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Stage Name: G-Dragon (지드래곤)
Birth Name: Kwon Ji Yong (권지용)
Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Vocalist, Face of the Group
Birthday: August 18, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @xxxibgdrgn
Twitter: @ibgdrgn
Facebook: gdragon
Me2day: @g-dragon

 

T.O.P

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Stage Name: T.O.P (최승현)
Birth Name: Choi Seung-hyun (최승현)
Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: November 4, 1987
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Me2day Account: @topofbb
Instagram: @choi_seung_hyun_tttop
Taeyang

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Stage Name: Taeyang (태양)
Birth Name: Dong Yong Bae (동영배)
Position: Main Vocalist, Main Dancer
Birthday: May 18, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Birth Place: Ujeongbu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Height: 174 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Twitter: @Realtaeyang
Me2day: @solofbb
Instagram: @__youngbae__

 

Daesung

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Stage Name: Daesung (대성)
Birth Name: Kang Daesung (강대성)
Position: Lead Vocalist
Birthday: April 26, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Birth Place: Incheon, South Korea
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Me2day: @bbdaesung

 

Seungri

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Stage Name: Seungri (승리)
Birth Name: Lee Seung Hyun (이승현)
Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: December 12, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birth Place: Gwangju, South Korea
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @seungriseyo
Twitter: @ForvictoRi
Me2day: @viofbb

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