Taeyang

동영배,董永培,

Dong Young-bae( Korean : 동영배; born 18 May 1988), better known by his stage nameTaeyang( Hangul : 태양, Hanja : 太陽, meaningSun) orSol, is a South Korean singer, dancer, recording artist, model and actor. After appearing in Jinusean 's music video "A-yo", Taeyang began training under YG Entertainment at the age of 12 alongside fellow member and leader G-Dragon . After six years of vocal and dance training, he made his debut in 2006 as a member of popular Korean boy band, Big Bang .

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 Taeyang's Career

2000—2008: Early beginnings and debut with Big Bangedit

In 2003, Taeyang provided the rap verse in singer Wheesung 's single "Player" on the latter's second album.

Their first album,Since 2007 ,was a fair success,and included Taeyang's first solo song "Ma Girl." The group achieved mainstream success with the release of the song "Lies" (Korean: 거짓말; Revised Romanization :Geojitmal) from their 2007 mini-albumAlways, which topped several charts upon its release. The singles, "Last Farewell" (Korean: 마지막 인사; Revised Romanization:Majimak Insa) from the mini-albumHot Issueand "Day by Day" (Korean: 하루하루; Revised Romanization:Haru Haru) fromStand Up, became chart-toppers as well.

2008—2010: Solo career establishmentedit

Taeyang performing on Alive World Tour in September 2012

Moving beyond the hip-hop genre of Big Bang, Taeyang incorporated mainly R&B songs into his album, stating that it was his "main focus".He expressed disappointment with the album, however, admitting that he did not write any of the songs. He later stated that he would do so in the future to fully express and incorporate his thoughts and ideas into his music.

Later on, Taeyang received two awards from the 7th Korean Music Awards: Best R&B/Soul Song for "Only Look At Me" and Best R&B/Soul Album.Taeyang is the first "Idol group" or boyband member to receive such awards.

followed by another digital single, "Wedding Dress". Promotional videos were filmed for both "Where U At" and "Wedding Dress." "Wedding Dress" was voted No. 3 on an online poll for a Dutch radio station.

The album was later released on iTunes ,charting at the number-two spot on the iTunes ' Top R&B-Soul albums chart in the United States and number-one in Canada's, making him the first Asian musician to do so.Two singles were released for promotions: "I Need A Girl" featuring bandmate G-Dragon and Sandara Park , and "I'll Be There." At the end of 2010,I Need A Girl(4 Weeks)I'll Be There(1 Weeks)Only Look at Me(3 Weeks) Korean Song Music Chart's Win. Taeyang won the "Best Male Artist" award at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards at the end of the year and the Seoul Music Awards Best Male Artist award.

2013edit

Taeyang's new single "Ringa Linga" was released on 9 November 2013.

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 Taeyang's Filmography

Film
YearFilmRole
2001 Besame Mucho
Music Videos
YearTitleOfficial MV on YouTubeNote
2001 Jinusean– "AYO" YGEntertainment Younger version of Sean
2002 YG Family – "YMCA 야구단" YGEntertainment Cameo
2003 1TYM– "Hot 뜨거" YGEntertainment Cameo
2006 "MA GIRL" YGEntertainment
2008 "PRAYER (기도)" BIGBANG
"ONLY LOOK AT ME (나만 바라봐)" BIGBANG
2009 "Where U At" YGEntertainment
"Wedding Dress" YGEntertainment
2010 Thelma Aoyama– "Fall in Love"
"I Need a Girl" YGEntertainment
"I'll Be There" YGTAEYANG
GD & TOP– "High High" Cameo
2011 Tablo– "Tomorrow" ygtablo
2012 G-Dragon– "One of a Kind" BIGBANG Cameo
2013 G-Dragon– "MichiGO" BIGBANG Cameo
2013 CL– "The Baddest Female" 2NE1 Cameo
2013 "Ringa Linga" BIGBANG

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 Taeyang's References

  1. (Korean)"Taeyang Profile – Naver". Naver. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  2. (Korean)"'준비된 그룹' 빅뱅, 대폭발 예고". Sports Chosun. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  3. (Korean)"'태양'이 누구인가요?". Nate. 30 July 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  4. "Big Bang Profile". KBS World. 13 June 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  5. (Korean)"동영배를 들어라, 빅뱅 '태양'". Nate. 13 June 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  6. (Korean) "Album Sales for the Month of February 2007". Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 21 December 2007. Retrieved 15 February 2008. 
  7. (Korean) "빅뱅 쥬크온차트 8주 연속 1위 기염, JOO도 2주만에 7위 진입". Newsen (in Korean). 21 January 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2008. 
  8. "Big Bang's 'Day by Day' Sweeps J-Pop Charts for Four Weeks". KBS Global. 8 September 2008.  Unknown parameter |acc//www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/= ignored (help)
  9. (Korean)"빅뱅 태양, 'HOT'로 솔로 데뷔 코앞". JK News. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  10. Han, Sang-hee (17 July 2008). "Big Bang Members Branch Out as Soloists". JK News. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  11. (Korean)Oh, Mi (12 March 2009). "Taeyang of Big Bang Wins Double Prizes from the Korean Music Awards". CBS. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  12. Ryu, Seung-yoon (30 March 2010). "Big Bang members to continue solo career". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  13. "Tae-yang Climbs in the Dutch Music Chart". KBS World. 2 December 2009. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  14. "Taeyang's Solo Album Sold Out Instantaneously". KBS World. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2010. 
  15. "Solar Flare Up: Big Bang's Taeyang's Shines Bright on Brand New 'International' Release". DFSB Kollective. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  16. (Korean)Mun, Wanski (26 August 2010). "태양, 캐나다-미국-일본 아이튠즈 차트 '톱5'". Nate. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  17. http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/48423/20131108/big-bang-taeyang-ringa-linga-tops-5-countries-itunes-charts.htm
  18. ":: 가온차트와 함께하세요 ::". Gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  19. "Gaon Chart Search: Taeyang". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  20. "Oricon Chart Search: Taeyang". Oricon Chart (in Japanese). Oricon Industry Association. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 

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 Taeyang's Discography

EPs

Single

  • Ma Girl (2006)
  • Prayer (2008)
  • Only Look at Me (2008)
  • Where U At (2009)
  • Wedding Dress (2009)
  • I Need A Girl (2010)
  • I'll Be There (2010)
  • Ringa Linga (2013)

Albums

Live albums

  • Hot Live Concert Tour DVD (2008)
  • Solar Live Concert Tour DVD (2010)

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 Taeyang's Notes

  1. ^According to the credits on the album's jacket.

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