강대성; born April 26, 1989,강대성,大聲

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.

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 Daesung's Life and career

2006–07: Debut with Big Bang and early works

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.[citation needed]

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

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.

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

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.

2011: Big Bang comeback

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.

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 Daesung's Discography & Filmography


YearSinglePeak positionAlbum
2006 "Try Smiling"(Daesung solo)Since 2007
2008 "Look at Me, Gwisun"non-album release
2009 "Big Hit"non-album release
2010 "Cotton Candy"1non-album release
2011 "Baby Don't Cry"3Tonight
"Lunatic"non-album release
2012 "Wings"8Alive

Featured & Collaboration singles

YearTitlePeak positionsAlbum
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

Variety shows (Hosting)

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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 Daesung's References

  1. (Korean) "빅뱅 쥬크온차트 8주 연속 1위 기염, JOO도 2주만에 7위 진입" (in Korean). Newsen. 21 January 2008. http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?news_uid=200034&code=100200. Retrieved 1 February 2008. 
  2. "Big Bang's 'Day by Day' Sweeps J-Pop Charts for Four Weeks". KBS Global. 8 September 2008. http://english.kbs.co.kr/mcontents/entertainment/1546222_11692.html. 
  3. (Korean) Mo, Shin-jeong. 빅뱅 대성, 트로트 싱글 '날 봐 귀순' 공개 (Big Bang's Daesung Reveals Trot Single "Nalbwa Gwisun"). The Korea Times. June 16, 2008. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  4. (English) Han, Sang-hee. Young Singers Jumping Into Trot Genre. The Korea Times. April 28, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  5. "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2009-05-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20090502203933/http://seoulbeats.com/2009/02/kyunghee-uni-welcomes-their-star-students/. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  6. (Korean) 시아준수 아이큐 100? ‘패밀리 폭소’ (Xiah Junsu's IQ 100? Family Bursts into Laughter). Korea Economic Daily/GoNews. October 12, 2008. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  7. (Korean) 빅뱅 대성 “귀여움 즐길 ‘캣츠’ 무대 선보일터” (Big Bang's Daesung Delights in Cats). Newsen. September 17, 2008. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  8. (English) Big Bang members to play selves in musical. The Korea Herald. June 25, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  9. (English) Han, Sang-hee. Big Bang Member Injured in Car Accident. The Korea Times. August 12, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  10. (English) Dae-sung to Undergo Surgery This Week. The Korea Times. August 17, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  11. (Korean) Park, Se-yeon. 빅뱅, 대성 포함 ‘드림콘서트’ 총출동..5멤버 6개월만의 국내무대 (Big Bang, Including Daesung, Perform Together at "Dream Concert" for First Time in 6 Months in Korea). Joins.com/Newsen. October 9, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  12. "'패떴' 떠나는 대성, 솔로신곡 '솜사탕' 온라인공개". Star News. 2010.01.20. http://star.mt.co.kr/stview.php?no=2010012013505610127&type=3. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  13. "Family Outing Daesung, Yoon Jong Shin, Singer, Composer and the possibility of renewed co-operation". Star News; rough translation by Miseremei. http://miseremei.multiply.com/journal/item/793/News_Family_Outing_Daesung_Yoon_Jong_Shin_Singer_Composer_and_the_possibility_of_renewed_co-operation. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  14. "Police say Daesung killed motorcyclist, Korean Internet explodes". CNNgo. 2011-06-24. http://www.cnngo.com/seoul/life/police-say-daesung-killed-motorcyclist-korean-internet-explodes-440804. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  15. "Big Bang's G-Dragon apologizes for marijuana scandal". Manila Bulletin. 2011-12-05. http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/343722/big-bang-s-gdragon-apologizes-marijuana-scandal. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  16. "Korea's Big Bang wins MTV EMA award". Manila Bulletin. 2011-11-07. http://mb.com.ph/articles/340381/korea-s-big-bang-wins-mtv-ema-award. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  17. "2011 YG Family Concert". YG-Life. http://www.yg-life.com/archives/11416#more-11416. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  18. "Daesung to join YG Family for year-end concert". KBS Global and BIGBANGUpdates. http://www.bigbangupdates.com/2011/10/big-bangs-daesung-to-make-his-comeback.html. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  19. "YG notice". https://www.ygfamily.com/noti/notice_view.html?seqno=36524. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  20. "Gaon Chart Search: Park Bom" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. http://gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/search/list.gaon?Search_str=%EB%B0%95%EB%B4%84&x=0&y=0. Retrieved November 6, 2010. 

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