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 .
On March 9, Big Bang memberG-Dragonposted a photo of himself with fellow membersTaeyang,SeungriandDaesungon his SNS page!
G-Dragonrecently posted a sweet photo on his Instagram with the words"Partner For Life"along with fellow friend andBig BangmemberTaeyang.Making a friendly pose, the two have known each other since their early training days atYGas they smiled for the camera.Both boys were dressed comfortabl…
INFINITEmemberHoyaperformed a wonderful cover ofTaeyang's "This Ain't It" from the album 'RISE'.After opening hisYouTubechannel over a year ago, Hoya had uploaded various covers on a consistent basis and then the channel went quiet since June of 2016. Fans have been patiently waiting for a…
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.
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.
Taeyang's new single "Ringa Linga" was released on 9 November 2013.
|Year||Title||Official MV on YouTube||Note|
|2001||Jinusean– "AYO"||YGEntertainment||Younger version of Sean|
|2002||YG Family – "YMCA 야구단"||YGEntertainment||Cameo|
|2003||1TYM– "Hot 뜨거"||YGEntertainment||Cameo|
|"ONLY LOOK AT ME (나만 바라봐)"||BIGBANG|
|2009||"Where U At"||YGEntertainment|
|2010||Thelma Aoyama– "Fall in Love"|
|"I Need a Girl"||YGEntertainment|
|"I'll Be There"||YGTAEYANG|
|GD & TOP– "High High"||Cameo|
|2012||G-Dragon– "One of a Kind"||BIGBANG||Cameo|
|2013||CL– "The Baddest Female"||2NE1||Cameo|
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