강대성; born April 26, 1989,강대성,大聲

Kang Dae-sung( Hangul : 강대성; born April 26, 1989),better known by his stage nameDaesung, or his Japanese stage nameD-Lite, is a South Korean singer, actor and television host. Daesung made his musical debut in 2006 as a member of the South Korean boy band Big Bang under the record label YG Entertainment . He debuted as a solo artist in South Korea with the number one trot song "Look at Me, Gwisoon" in 2008.Since the inception of the Gaon Digital Chart in 2010, Daesung achieved two Top 10 songs, the digital single "Cotton Candy" and "Wings" from the Big Bang albumAlive(2012).In 2013, he released his first solo album in Japan,D'scover, under the label YGEX and embarked on his first Japanese tour . The following year, he released two more albums,D'sloveand his first chart-topper,Delight .D'slove Tour made him the first Korean soloist to gather over 100,000 fans for two Japanese tours in a row.In 2017, he held his first solo Japanese dome tour, performing for over 150,000 people from four shows,and released his second number one album,D-Day, that made him the second foreign male solo artist to have two consecutive number one albums in Japan after Michael Jackson .In South Korean television , he was a part of the main cast of the top-rated comedy showFamily Outingfrom 2008 to 2010, the musical drama seriesWhat's Up(2011), and was one of the hosts of the talk showNight After Night(2010).

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 Daesung's Career

2006–07: Debut with Big Bang and early worksedit

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 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. Big Bang made their first appearance as a group on August 19, 2006, at YG Family's 10th Anniversary concert. On September 23, 2006, they had their debut performance on television broadcast.

) for Big Bang's first albumSince 2007. The group's breakthrough came with the release of their first extended play ,Always(2007), which included the number one song "Lies" ( Korean : 거짓말; Revised Romanization :Geojitmal). The song went on to top major Korean music charts for a record-breaking seven consecutive weeks,[3]and won the group the Song of the Year award at the 9th Mnet Korean Music Festival .[4]Their following EPs followed its predecessor's footsteps:Hot Issueyielded "Last Farewell" (Korean: 마지막 인사; Revised Romanization:Majimak Insa) whileStand Upspawned "Day by Day" (Korean: 하루하루; Revised Romanization:Haru Haru); both singles were chart-toppers.[[#cite_note-빅뱅_쥬크���차트_8주_연속_1위_기염,_JOO도_2주만에_7위_진입-15|[15]]]

Shortly after the debut of Big Bang, Daesung was diagnosed with voice chord nodules. For nearly a year, he struggled with his voice and developed sociophobia and stage fright. However, he was able to recover with the help of fellow singer and label-mate Gummy , who had been previously diagnosed with the illness, and the two became close because of this situation. Before the release of Big Bang's second album, Daesung's condition improved drastically.[citation needed]

2008–09: Trot solos,Family Outing,Cats, and car accidentedit

He stated that although he was worried about dampening the group's image, he wanted to try something different.The same year, he joined SBS reality variety showFamily Outingas a permanent cast member. He also made his musical debut in Korean production ofCats, playing the role of Rum Tum Tugger.Daesung then became a host for MBC 's music programShow! Music Core, alongside fellow member Seungri .

He was returning to Seoul from a filming location forFamily Outingwhen the accident occurred on the Pyeongtaek Express highway, Gyeonggi Province. The van hit the guardrail as it skidded in the pouring rain, according to YG Entertainment. Daesung, who was in the passenger seat, broke his nose, injured his back, and sustained minor bruises on his face and arms. Daesung fully recovered and made his return to Big Bang in October 2009, joining the group to perform at the Dream Concert.

2010–12: Additional solo work,What's Up,Night After Nightedit

Daesung performing in Big Bang's Alive World Tour on September, 2012

, written by Song Ji-na . It started airing on MBN channel on December 3, 2011. "Lunatic", a track sung by Daesung for the drama's OST, was also released online on the same day.Since November 2010, Daesung also became a host for the variety-talk showNight After Night. That same year, Daesung recorded a duet withFamily Outingco-star Lee Hyori titled "How Did We Get", featured on the latter's album.

In 2011, Daesung released a solo song, "Baby Don't Cry", which was included in Big Bang's 4th mini album . The song was first performed inBig Show 2011concert in February.

Alive, which includes a solo track sung by Daesung titled "Wings", an "uplifting rock ballad" that received positive reviews.

2013: Solo debut in Japan andD'scover Touredit

However, due to popular demand, an additional 21 concerts over 17 cities were added, bringing the total to 25 concerts over 18 cities. TheD'scover Tourkicked off on March 23 at Kobe's World Memorial Hall and ended on June 18 at Kanagawa's Yokohama Arena ,with an attendance of 100,000 fans.

2014–2016:D'slove,Delightand encore concertsedit

tour kick start on June 11, 2014 at the Yokohama Arena . The same day, he released a mini digital albumRainy Rainycontaining 4 songs, to celebrate the start of his tour. The album topped Japan's iTunes charts.

2017–present: Solo Dome tour andD-Dayand mandatory military serviceedit

As more than 350,000 people applied to buy tickets to his concerts, which was six times bigger than the expected, eleven additional shows were announced, totalizing 39 concerts in 18 cities, making it his biggest tour in the country. A total of 88,000 fans are expected to attended.

peaked at number one in the Oricon Albums Chartand on theBillboardJapan Albums chart.

on October 12, 2017, containing three covers and one original song. Upon release, the EP topped several Japanese online music services.Due to its popularity it was announced thatDelight 2would be released in a physical format on December 20 with seven additional tracks.Upon its physical release, the EP debuted at number three on Oricon, with 45,267 copies sold.

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2010 A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures Sammy Korean dubbing, withSulli
2016 Big Bang Made Himself documentary film


2011 MBN What's Up Ha Do-sung

Variety shows

2008–2009 MBC Show! Music Core Co-host withSeungri
2008–2010 SBS Family Outing Season 1 Main cast withYoo Jae-suk,Lee Hyo-ri,Kim Jong-kook,
Lee Chun-hee,Park Ye-jin,Yoon Jong-shin,Kim Su-roetc.
2010–2011 SBS Night After NightCo-host withJung Yong-hwa,Ueeetc.
2013MTV Japan D'splaywith VJ Boo
D'splay Returns


2008 Cats(Korean version) Rum Tum Tugger

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 Daesung's Tours

  • D'scover Tour 2013 in Japan(2013)
  • D'slove Tour(2014-15)
  • D-lite Japan Dome Tour 2017(2017)
  • DNA Show Vol.1(2017)

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 Daesung's Awards and nominations

YearAward-Giving BodyCategoryWorkResultRef
2013 The 3rd Music Jacket Award Best Music JacketD'scoverNominated

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