ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

BigBang Band

Updated on March 16, 2013

BigBang Band

Big Bang is a South Korean popular boy band formed in 2006. They are under the management of YG Entertainment.

The group consists of G-Dragon, TOP, Daesung, Seungri and Taeyang. They are well-known for composing and producing their own music.

Their music style are mainly hip hop but they have since expanded to dabble with other styles, like R&B, rock and electronic music. Each member has also experiment with other music style, like Daesung with trot, and G-Dragon with a mix of dance, hip hop and R&B. Big Bang's image and cultural impact has also receive both criticism and praise. Other than experimenting with music, they are also reputed for trying out different fashion styles, with converse sneakers, skinny jeans, hoodies and 'old school' fashion in the earlier days.

G-Dragon

Birth name: Kwon Ji Yong

Born: 18 August 1988

Height: 176 cm

Weight: 56 kg

Blood Type: A

The leader of Big Bang. Even at a young age. G-Dragon is a highly accomplished producer, composer and singer. He composed most of the group's songs and is described as the most fashionable one in the band. He has influenced and started many fashion trends with his unique styles, leading him to gain awards such as 'Style Icon of 2008'.

It is a combination of hard work and talent that led him to become one of South Korea's most influential leaders in the area of entertainment, chosen for his outstanding accomplishments in singing, dancing, producing and song-writing.

Whatever it is, his hard work has definitely paid off.

As a solo artist, his debut album, Heartbreaker, went on to become one of the most successful albums of 2009 and also winning the Mnet Asian Music Awards for Album of the Year.

After a year, he collaborated with bandmate and fellow rapper TOP to release the album GD & TOP. Three songs of the album were in the top three positions on the Gaon chart.

In late 2011, however, rumours of G-Dragon smoking marijuana came on news. The scandal halted promotions and there was a short hiatus for G-Dragon. Because he wasn't charged, he didn't lose any endorsers and made his first appearance during 2011 MTV EMAs with his band.

T.O.P

Birth name: Choi Seunghyun

Born: 4 November 1987

Height: 180 cm

Weight: 65 kg

Blood Type: B

The lead rapper and oldest member of Big Bang. Not only is he a highly successful artist, he has also branched out to acting in dramas and movies like I am Sam, Iris, Nineteen and 71:Into the Fire. He has won Best New Actor for his role in 71:Into the Fire.

Prior to Big Bang's debut, TOP was an underground rapper and childhood friend of G-Dragon, although the two eventually became distant when G-Dragon moved away. TOP was initially rejected by the record label, which deemed him too "chubby" to fit the "idealistic version" of an idol. Six months later, he returned for another audition. He reportedly lost 20kg.

In 2010, he recorded his first single 'Turn It Up'. He was also the first Korean artist to have his song release worldwide on iTunes. In the later part of the year, he collaborated with bandmate G-Dragon to record the album GD & TOP.

I've always felt that BB is just not popular enough in Asia. I feel that people refuses to listen to them just because they're mainly a R&B group. They have sheer talent and incredibly gifted members. People just don't see it because they're not 'cute' enough like other cutesy boy band.

Seungri

Birth name: Lee Seunghyun

Born: 12 December 1990

Height: 174 cm

Weight: 57 kg

Blood Type: A

The maknae of the group and is known for his dance skills. Prior to joining Big Bang, he was part of a dance group called II Hwa. His first recorded solo song was in 2007, called The Next Day. The song was included in Big Bang's first album.

Seungri was also another member of the group who has acted in dramas and movies, performing next to his bandmate TOP in Nineteen.

In Spring 2010, he was accepted into Chung-Ang University, but eventually dropped out in 2012 due to demanding schedule with Big Bang. He has also opened several schools in Korea, which provided singing and dancing training.

Taeyang

Birth name: Dong Youngbae

Born: 18 May 1988

Height: 170 cm

Weight: 56 kg

Blood Type: AB

Taeyang began his training in YG Entertainment at the age of 12, alongside G-Dragon. He finally made his debut in 2006 after six years of vocal and dance training.

He's one of the best dancers in Big Bang. His first full-length solo album was released in July 2010. The album was on the number 2 spot on iTunes' Top R&B-Soul albums chart in the United States and number 1 in Canada. Two singles, I Need a Girl and I'll Be There, were released later for promotions.

Currently, he's scheduled to release his third solo album sometime in 2012.

Daesung

Birth name: Kang Daesung

Born: 26 April 1989

Height: 173 cm

Weight: 62 kg

Daesung dropped out of high school to focus on his activities with Big Bang. His parents initially was against him to become a singer, but he still pursued a singing career and eventually got a place in Big Bang.

Shortly after their debut, Daesung was affected with voice chord nodules. For nearly a year, he struggled with his voice and developed sociophobia and stage fright. However, he persevered with the help of fellow singer Gummy and eventually recovered.

While other members pursued their own solo activities in between Big Bang's work, Daesung choose to experiment with the trot genre. He released his debut trot single 'Nal Bwa Gwisoon' in 2008.

Afterwards, he tried out hosting and even went on to perform in the musical production, Cat.

In May 2011, Daesung was involved in a car accident in which a motorcyclist died. He was severely affected and had to suspend all activities for a period of time. He was cleared of charges and he spent his time volunteering at a church he often frequents.

Big Bang - Bingle Bingle

Big Bang Discography

Studio Albums

21 December 2006 Big Bang Vol.1

22 October 2008 Number 1

5 November 2008 Remember

19 August 2009 Big Bang

11 May 2011 Big Bang 2

28 March 2012 Alive

Extended Plays

16 August 2007 Always

22 November 2007 Hot Issue

4 January 2008 For the World

28 May 2008 With U

8 August 2008 Stand Up

24 February 2011 Tonight

29 February 2012 Alive

Singles

2006 We Belong Together, La La La, Big Bang 03

2009 (Japanese) My Heaven, Gara Gara Go, Koe o Kikasete

2010 (Japanese) Tell Me Goodbye, Beautiful Hangover

Compilation Albums

19 August 2009 Asia Best 2006-2009

8 April 2011 Big Bang Special Edition

25 May 2011 The Ultimate-International-Best

14 December 2011 The Best of Big Bang

Who would you want to release the next solo album?

Who would you want to release the next solo album?

TOP

TOP

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    Seungri

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      No comments yet.

      Big Bang

      Big Bang
      Big Bang

      Talented & Attractive!

      Talented & Attractive!
      Talented & Attractive!

      <3

      &lt;3
      <3

      Who is your favourite band member?

      My favourite band member is...

      See results

      Big Bang - Fantastic Baby

      Big Bang - Tell Me Goodbye

      Guestbook Comments

        0 of 8192 characters used
        Post Comment

        No comments yet.