Kang Daesung( Hangul : 강대성; born April 26, 1989), also known asD-Lite, is a South Korean recording artist, host and occasional actor, best known as being a member of popular K-Pop group Big Bang . Daesung was born in Itaewon and attended high school at KyeongIn High School, but dropped out after a year to focus on his activities with Big Bang. Eventually, he passed his college entrance exams in 2008 and got admitted into Kyunghee University in Seoul. Since his debut, he has released several solo singles, performed in musicals, acted in a dramaWhat's Up, and became a fixed member of reality-variety television seriesFamily Outingand talk showNight After Night.
Last month we reported thatBig Bang'sDaesungwill be making his solo Japanese debut in 2013 and now the album covers have been revealed.In Japan, Daesung goes by the alias 'D-Lite' and his debut Japanese solo album 'D'scover' will be released on February 27. Daesung's Japanese album will be composed …
Big Bang'sDaesung's solo Japanese debut is coming up in a bit more than two weeks, and ahead of the release, the full PV for "Utautai no Ballad" has been revealed!As mentioned before, Daesung goes by the alias 'D-Lite' and his debut Japanese solo album 'D'scover' will be released on F…
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Although his parents were against the idea of him becoming a singer, Daesung pursued a singing career and was eventually recruited by YG Entertainment after auditioning. He later appeared on a reality show which documented the formation of idol group Big Bang with five other trainees: G-Dragon , T.O.P , Taeyang , Seungri and So-1( Hyunseung ). Hyunseung was eventually dropped and Big Bang debuted in 2006 with five members.
Their first appearance as a group was on August 19, 2006 at YG Family's 10th Anniversary concert. On September 23, 2006, they had their debut performance on television broadcast. Daesung's first solo single is "Useo Bonda" ( Korean :"웃어본다", "Try Smiling"), which included inBIGBANG 03single and the group's first albumSince 2007, released at the end of 2006. The album was a fair success, but the group only achieved mainstream success with the release of the song "Lies" (Korean: 거짓말; Revised Romanization: Geojitmal) from their 2007 mini-album Always , which topped several charts upon its release. The singles, "Last Farewell" (Korean: 마지막 인사; Revised Romanization: Majimak Insa) from the mini-album Hot Issue and "Day by Day" (Korean: 하루하루; Revised Romanization: Haru Haru) from Stand Up , became chart-toppers as well.
Shortly after the debut of Big Bang, Daesung was diagnosed with voice chord nodules. For nearly a year, he desperately struggled with his voice and developed sociophobia and stage fright. However, he was able to recover with the help of fellow singer Gummy , who had been diagnosed with the illness previously as well, and the two became close because of this situation. Before the release of Big Bang's second album, Daesung's condition improved drastically.
In between various albums and EPs as a group, the members were able to pursue solo activities. Daesung released his debut trot single "Nal Bwa Gwisoon" ( Korean :"날 봐, 귀순", "Look at Me, Gwisun") in 2008.He stated that although he was worried about dampening the group's image, he wanted to try something different.He was admitted into the post-modern music department at Kyung Hee University in 2008.The singer also joined the reality-variety show Family Outing as a permanent cast member. It was revealed on the show that his IQ was 110.He also joined the Korean production ofCats, playing the role of Rum Tum Tugger.Daesung started his hosting activities by acting as a host for MBC's music program Show! Music Core , alongside fellow member Seungri .
In the midst of Big Bang's break in early 2009, Daesung released his second trot single in early 2009, titled "Daebakiya" (" Korean :대박이야", "Big Hit").He was also scheduled to join bandmate Seungri in the autobiographical musicalShouting.However, he was injured in a car accident in August before the musical's run, and ultimately required surgery.The accident happened on his way back home from the site of the filming location of Family Outing. Daesung was sitting beside the driver (his manager), while his coordinator sat behind. The injuries forced Daesung to halt all activities. Daesung eventually made his return in October 2009, joining his group for the Dream Concert.
According to his agency, YG Entertainment , he is supposed to release his solo album during 2010 along with bandmate T.O.P . However, neither Daesung nor T.O.P released an album in that year. Daesung's new song, "Cotton Candy", was released at the end of January.,composed by Jung Ji Chen. Daesung personally wrote the lyrics to the song.The album was not released in 2010. In the beginning of 2011, YG Entertainment suggested that Daesung and Seungri will promote this year, but no actions have been made on Daesung's part yet. Seungri, however, did release a mini album in January.
In 2010, Daesung began his shoot for MBC's pre-production dramaWhat's Up, written by the famous scriptwriter Song Ji Na. The shooting of the drama finished in Feb 2011. He also became of the hosts in variety-talk showNight After Nightsince November 2010. Daesung also featured in Lee Hyori 's new albumH-Logicand recorded a duet titled "How Did We Get" with the female singer.
In April 2011, Daesung released a solo song "Baby Don't Cry", which was included in Big Bang's 4th mini album special edition. The song was first performed inBig Show 2011concert in February and charted on various Korean music charts together with the title tracks in the album.
On May 31, Daesung was involved in a car accident in which a motorcyclist died.Investigation cleared the singer of charges,but he had to suspend his public activities with Big Bang for a period of timein order for self-reflection. During this period of time, Daesung spent his days working and volunteering at the church he often frequents.
Daesung had his first public appearance after the incident on November 6, 2011 by attending MTV EMA awards in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In December 2011 and January 2012, he also performed for YG Family concerts which took in South Korea and Japan.
The musical drama "What's Up" started airing on MBN channel on December 3, 2011. "Lunatic", a track sang by Daesung for the drama's OST, was also released online on the same day.
Daesung made a comeback with the rest of the Big Bang members in March 2012 with their new mini-album " Alive ". The album includes a solo track sung by Daesung, titled "Wings". The lyrics of the song are written by Daesung himself.
|2006||"Try Smiling"(Daesung solo)||—||Since 2007|
|2008||"Look at Me, Gwisun"||—||non-album release|
|2009||"Big Hit"||—||non-album release|
|2010||"Cotton Candy"||1||non-album release|
|2011||"Baby Don't Cry"||3||Tonight|
|2007||"Now We"(Nemo Ft. Daesung)||—|
|2008||"Family Day"(withFamily Outingcast)||—||non-album release|
|2010||"How Did We Get"(Lee HyoriFt. Daesung)||—||H-Logic|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|2011||What's Up||Ha Do Sung||Main Role|
|2008-2009||Show! Music Core|
|2008-2010||Family Outing Season 1|
|2010-2011||Night After Night|
|2008||Cats (Korean version)|
|2010||Sammy's Adventure: The Secret Passage (Korean version subbing)|
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