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BIGBANG Members Profile & Facts

BIGBANG Members

BIGBANG (빅뱅) is a South Korean three-member boy group under YG Entertainment. The group members are G-Dragon, Taeyang, and Daesung. They initially debuted as five on August 19, 2006, with the song ‘We Belong Together’.

BIGBANG Profile

Debut August 19, 2006
Active Years 2006–present
BIGBANG Members G-Dragon, Taeyang, Daesung
Genre Pop, hip-hop, R&B
Status Active
Label YG Entertainment
Oldest Member Taeyang
Youngest Member Daesung
Former Member T.O.P, Seungri
Fandom Name VIP

BIGBANG Facts:

– BIGBANG made their debut on August 19, 2006, during the YG Family’s 10th Anniversary concert at Seoul’s Olympic Gymnastics Arena.
– Their greeting is “Hello, BIG! BANG! (안녕하세요, 빅! 뱅!)”.
– The group’s formation was documented on the television series ‘Big Bang Documentary’, which aired from July to August 2006.
– It was initially a six-member group but one member was eliminated before the group’s official debut.
– The group doesn’t have an official fan color; instead, VIPs use either yellow crown light-sticks or black and white handkerchiefs.
– By the close of 2009, BIGBANG had become the most searched artist in South Korea.
– G-Dragon popularized triangular scarves, later dubbed “BigBang scarves,” during promotions for the single “Lies.”
– Between 2009 and early 2011, BIGBANG members pursued individual projects.
– G-Dragon played a central role in producing almost the entire discography over ten years.
– They performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2020.

Former Members

– In 2019, Seungri retired from the entertainment industry and left the group after his involvement in the Burning Sun scandal.
– On May 29, 2023, T.O.P confirmed that he left the group through his Instagram account.

Achievements

– BIGBANG was announced to be the group that had the second-most digital number-one songs in South Korea in 2014.
– In 2011, They were the best-selling of all time on the charts and managed to reach the top of Cyworld’s Hall of Fame.
– They were the first Korean act to have nine of their MVs reach more than 100 million views on YouTube and their MV for ‘Fantastic Baby’ was the first K-pop group’s MV to exceed 300 million views on YouTube.
– Their ‘Made’ world tour was the most attended tour by any Korean artist in history.
– The group’s shows held in London gathered the largest crowd for any K-pop concert held in the UK at the time.

Popularity In Japan

– In November 2013, BIGBANG reunited for their Japan Dome Tour, hosting concerts in six different dome arenas in Japan.  Their Japan Dome Tour in 2013 stands as the highest-grossing tour by a foreign act in Japan.
– By the end of 2014, the group emerged as the Korean artist with the highest number of concert attendees in Japan for the year and secured the second position overall. The tour attracted 781,500 attendees across 16 concerts in Japan, making them the act with the most significant concert mobilization power in Japan for the year.

Influence

– Forbes Korea consistently ranked BIGBANG as one of the most powerful celebrities in South Korea from 2009 to 2016, securing 2nd place in 2009, 2012, and 2014.
– The group made history as the first Korean artist to be featured on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2016 and the 30 Under 30 list of the most influential musicians in the world in 2017.
– Forbes positioned the group at number 54 on their annual Celebrity 100 list, having earned $44 million from June 2015 to June 2016. This milestone made them the first Korean act to appear on the list, with the group ranking third in annual earnings for a boy band, surpassed only by One Direction and Backstreet Boys.
– The group’s music has been influential to several popular Korean artists including BTS, Got7, Dynamic Duo, Blackpink, SF9, BewhY, Astro, and Monsta X.

Major Works

– Their popular songs include “BANG BANG BANG”, “FANTASTIC BABY”, “FXXK IT”, and “LOSER”.

Awards

– They have won several ‘Song of Year’ awards throughout their career and they became the first and only Korean act to win the “Artist from the World” award at the MTV Italian Music Awards in 2016.
– They won the “Best Worldwide Act Award” at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards.

Website:
ygex.jp/bigbang

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Twitter: @YG_GlobalVIP
Facebook: BIGBANG
YouTube: bigbang
Instagram: bigbang_official
Weverse: bigbang

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

BIGBANG Members Profile

1. G-Dragon

G-Dragon BIGBANG
G-Dragon
Stage Name G-DRAGON (지드래곤)
Birth Name Kwon Ji Yong (권지용)
Position Leader, Main Rapper, Vocalist, Face of the Group
Birthday August 18, 1988
Active Years 2006–present
Age 35 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Leo
Height 177 cm (5’10”) / Actual Height: 172 cm (5’7’’)
Weight 58 kg (128 lbs
Nationality Korean
Blood Type A
MBTI N/A
Representative Emoji Dragon (🐲)*

G-Dragon Facts:

– G-Dragon doesn’t cook often and likes to eat simple meals. (Chef & My Fridge)
– He said he loved extravagant and excessive fashion that stood out when he was young but now prefers a minimalistic all-black look. (Anan Magazine 2016)
– He likes mixing gochujang, bean paste, and sea urchins with rice.
– He gets inspiration to make music from normal conversations, studio, and lazing around in bed. (Nylon Japan 2016)
– One thing he hopes that stays forever about him is consistency.
– His most memorable dish during his trainee years was jjajangmyun because it used to be over budget for all members so they used to skip one meal so they could order that.
– He found his training period to be the most fun, passionate, and also the most difficult time of his life. (Elle Korea)
– He loves to eat soup-based dishes. (Take Care of My Refrigerator)
– He loves to read a lot and watches two movies a day. (Vogue Korea)
– If he were a woman for a day, he would walk with a kawaii posture or live like an ordinary woman. (VIP JAPAN Q&A)
– He once ate truffles with rice, according to Taeyang.
– He said that women like to have a sense of certainty so when he is with a girl he likes and someone asks who is she, he replies that she is his girlfriend to test the waters. If she doesn’t like it, he would just say he was joking. Lol (SBS Hwashin)
P1Harmony’s Soul bought G-Dragon’s 의 권지용 앨범, CD as the first piece of music in his life. (Billboard)
– Taeyang said G-Dragon has a very loose tongue because he can’t keep things secret.
– His favorite numbers are 8 and 3. (i-D Vice)
– He has a habit of doing thoughtful gestures like tying shoe laces for his girlfriend or caring for her needs.
Read More Facts About G-Dragon

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @xxxibgdrgn
Twitter: @ibgdrgn
Facebook: gdragon
Youtube: OfficialGDRAGON
Weibo: GDRAGONOFFICIAL

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

2. Taeyang

Taeyang BIGBANG
Taeyang
Stage Name TAEYANG (태양)
Birth Name Dong Yong Bae (동영배)
Position Main Vocalist, Main Dancer
Birthday May 18, 1988
Active Years 2006–present
Age 35 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Height 174 cm (5’9″)
Weight 56 kg (123 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type B
MBTI INFJ-A
Representative Emoji Sun (☀️)*

Taeyang Facts:

– Taeyang often meets RM at various exhibitions and art fairs. (Look Me Up)
– His most essential thing to take on world tours is his rice cooker and rice after he got tired of eating out all the time and missed home-cooked food. (KnowingBros)
BLACKPINK often visits his solo concerts.
Jimin (BTS) is a huge fan of Taeyang and has admired him since his rookie days. (RollingStone)
– He loves Korean food. 
– He likes staying at home and taking walks around Namsan. 
– He said he is the type of person that has a lot on his mind so he writes a few sentences in his diary. (슈취타)
– G-Dragon said Taeyang is very upright and often eats alone.

– His most memorable dish during his trainee years was jjajangmyun. (Take Care of My Refrigerator)
– He gained over 10 kg in the military.
– If he could eat one meal before the world ends, he would like to eat Pyongyang cold noodles. (RevealMyStarsLife EP.232)
– He is a fan of Michael Jackson and Prince. 
Theo from P1Harmony wants to collaborate with Taeyang. (Billboard)
– He used to buy fashionable clothes even if they were uncomfortable to wear when in his 20s but now only buys comfortable clothes. (Elle Men HK 2017)
– He doesn’t like to drink much because he doesn’t get drunk.  (Chef & My Fridge)
– He would rather visit the future than the past.
– He works on his music in his dressing room as he feels the room has a weirdly comfortable vibe.
Suga from BTS admires him and wanted to be a singer because of him. (슈취타)
– Daesung said Taeyang became more secure and grounded after marriage. (Cohabitation, Not Marriage)
Read More Facts About Taeyang

Website:
taeyangofficial.com

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Twitter: @Realtaeyang
Instagram: @__youngbae__
Youtube: YGTAEYANG | THETEYDADDY
Weibo: taeyangasia
TikTok: @taeyang
Facebook: TAEYANG

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

3. Daesung

Daesung BIGBANG
Daesung
Stage Name DAESUNG (대성)
Birth Name Kang Daesung (강대성)
Position Lead Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday April 26, 1989
Active Years 2006–present
Age 34 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Height 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight 63 kg (139 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type O
MBTI N/A
Representative Emoji N/A

Daesung Facts:

– Daesung hates to stand out and doesn’t like the camera that much. (How Do You Play EP206)
– He is sensitive to heat. (WATERBOMB Japan)
– He loves to eat watermelons and sea grapes.
– The first time he got openly angry was during the making of his solo album ‘D’scover’. (ANAN Japan 2017)
– He doesn’t like snapping pictures and likes being in the moment the most.
– He hopes he can find a wife when he is around 37. (FRaU Japan 2017)
– He loves to visit Tokyo, Japan.
– He is the mediator of the group as all the other members have strong personalities. (Asiae Korea)
– Taeyang revealed that he sleeps the earliest so they had to record his part of the song first during recording sessions. (The Manager Ep233)
– If he were a woman for a day, he would meet himself (male version). (VIP JAPAN Q&A)
– If he wasn’t a singer, he would like to be a farmer.
– He is nicknamed the “Sexy star of Japan”.
– He loves women who smile a lot. (VLIVE)
– Daesung doesn’t like talking about himself and he thought he was not good for SNS. (Jelly Japan 2017)
– He later joined social media and opened his YouTube channel in 2023.
– He disappears from sight when he is dating someone and said he loses sense of time.
– He doesn’t have many childhood pictures because he was averse to cameras.
– He said out of the 100 percent, Seungri has 100 percent confidence which is the opposite of him. (Asiae Korea)
Read More Facts About Daesung

Website:
ygex.jp/d-lite | daesung.bstage.in

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: d_lable_official
Youtube: @D-Lable
Twitter: d_lable
Facebook: DLABLE.FB

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

Former Members:

4. T.O.P

T.o.p BIGBANG
T.o.p
Stage Name T.O.P (탑)
Birth Name Choi Seung-hyun (최승현)
Position Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Visual
Birthday November 4, 1987
Active Years 2006–present
Age 36 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Height 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight 65 kg (143 lbs
Nationality Korean
Blood Type B
MBTI N/A
Representative Emoji Alien (👽)*

T.O.P Facts:

– T.O.P once jokingly said that he gave up on finding a girlfriend because he is always busy and surrounded by managers and is considering finding a boyfriend instead.
– If he were a woman for a day, he would go shopping while wearing heels. (VIP JAPAN Q&A)
– He believes that art is the pleasure of his life and is a type of break for him.
– His most favorite painter is Gerhard Richter. (Larry’s List)
– His most cherished things include his family, BIG BANG members, his art collection, and his favorite movies DVDs, and music list.
– When he is tired or exhausted, furniture and arts serve as a breakthrough and motivation.
– One thing that makes his heart flutter when he sees a girl is her voice and when she is only looking at him. (VLIVE T.O.P 귀신)
– He loves to eat ice cream.
– He started dreaming about music and being a musician when he was five years old.
– Something he wants to say to his younger self is ‘be more courageous.’
– T.O.P was the oldest member of BIGBANG.
– He used to be very over weight before.
– He wants to fill up his bookshelf with his work. (Prestige Hong Kong)
– He doesn’t like much skinship with people and hates when people touch him.
– He said in his teens and early twenties, he was moody and ill-tempered.
– The time he thinks he looks ugly is when he is tired or coming home from work.
– He describes the ‘case of marijuana’ as the worst moment in his life and he tried to commit suicide that same year. (Prestige Online)
– He has a varied collection of furniture, fine art, sculptures, and other works.
Read More Facts About T.O.P

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @choi_seung_hyun_tttop

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music 

5. Seungri

Seungri BIGBANG
Seungri
Stage Name SEUNGRI (승리)
Birth Name Lee Seung Hyun (이승현)
Position Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday December 12, 1990
Active Years 2006–2019
Age 33 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Height 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight 60 kg (132 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type A
MBTI N/A
Representative Emoji Panda (🐼)*

Seungri Facts:

– Seungri said that he needs to be more witty and savage as the maknae to fit in the image of the group but sometimes he gets scared if there are misunderstandings. (GQ 2011)
– He attracted the largest crowd in the history of SBS’s show ‘Night of Real Entertainment’ and thus the recording of the show had to be canceled after 5 minutes.
– In school, he frequently slept during classes. (My Little Old Boy)
– His favorite food is a bowl of rice with beef.
– He started learning jiu-jitsu in 2015. (Happy Together)
– He admires Justin Timberlake and loves his song “Strong Baby”.
– He once said that he saw his ex-girlfriend in the audience while performing in the musical “Sonagi”. (GQ 2011)
– He is considered the best crowd-pleaser among Big Bang members, according to Taeyang.
– He enjoys clubbing.
– His funniest encounter with a fan was that once he was in a taxi in Singapore and the driver was singing the song ‘BBB’ but he didn’t know who sang it and Seungri didn’t tell him and just replied he loves this song too. (Straits Time)
– If he were a woman for a day, he would like to watch BIGBANG’s concert. (VIP JAPAN Q&A)
– Seungri left the group after his involvement with the Burning Sun Scandal.
– He was active in the entertainment industry from August 19th, 2006, to March 11th, 2019.
Read More Facts About Seungri

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLE
Twitter: @ForvictoRi

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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