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Daesung (BIGBANG) Profile, Bio, & Facts

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Daesung (대성), also known as D-LITE, is a South Korean singer under D-LABLE. He is a member of BIGBANG. He debuted solo on June 16, 2008, with the single “Look At Me, Gwisun”.

Daesung (BIGBANG) Profile

Stage NameDAESUNG (대성)
Birth NameKang Daesung (강대성)
OccupationSinger
BirthdayApril 26, 1989
Active Years2006–present
Age35 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height178 cm (5’10”)
Weight63 kg (139 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeO
MBTIN/A

Daesung (BIGBANG) Facts:

Early Life

– Daesung was born in Guro-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
– He went to Gwangju Punghyang Elementary School and Seoul Oryu Middle School.

Personal Life

– His hometown is Incheon, South Korea.
– His mother is a supervisor at a big cafeteria in a church. (Gimpo Campground)
– He is close with the Singer Gummy.
– He has an older sister named Bora.
– He is nicknamed “Smiling Angel”.
– He dropped out of Gyeongin High School and passed his GED.
– He dropped out of Kyunghee University College of Art and Design and got his bachelor’ from International Cyber ​​University.
– He is the youngest member in Big Bang after Seungri left the group.
– If Daesung were a girl, he would choose to date T.O.P.
– He doesn’t like to be greedy for camera time and leaves the spotlight as soon as his part is over. (Hang Out With Yoo #EP204)
– He had no plans to start a solo career but the CEO of his Japanese company suggested the idea. (Soompi)
– He thinks that a man’s life truly begins when he is in his forties. (FRaU Japan 2017)
– He doesn’t take pictures and has nothing much to say so he doesn’t have an SNS account. (Jelly Magazine Japan 2017)
– He is a devout Christian.
– He once had a crush on a girl he thought he had no chance of going out with and had no reason to contact so he wrote a script to ‘accidentally’ call her pretending he was calling his stylist. He later texted her an apology as a part of the script to open a channel of communication with her. (SBS Hwashin)
– He has a high body temperature and gets inept during the summer which frustrates him a lot.
– He takes a lot of lessons, including pilates, drums, piano, vocal, and English. (How Do You Play EP206)
– He faced opposition from his parents about becoming a singer as a child, so he left home for a week.
– When asked about his role in the group, he said he balances the team so that G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Seungri don’t fight.  (Soompi)
– After his debut, he struggled with vocal nodules and stage fright.
– He said he used to be a yes-man before but his doctor said that his throat problem was not physical but that he doesn’t let out his emotions. So he started expressing his emotions more including anger and frustration. 
– His first kiss was with his 9th-grade girlfriend in a cafe.
– He frequently exercises and has his own personal trainer.
– He can dance to Twice and IOI songs.
– His hobby is doing impressions.
– His desire to become a singer was sparked by hearing a Stevie Wonder song.
– Before pursuing music, he aspired to be an MC, a baseball player, and a priest.
– Daesung’s ideal type is a hardworking and smiling woman. (VLIVE)

– He said if he likes someone he will accept almost anything but one question that gives him a headache is ‘which is more important, work or me?’. (ANAN Magazine Japan 2017)

Career

– Daesung is the Lead Vocalist in BIGBANG.
– He was the third member selected for the BIGBANG lineup.
– His solo Japanese debut was with the album “D’scover” on February 27th, 2013.
– He releases all his Japanese solo music under YG’s sub-label, YGEX.
– He was a main cast member on the variety show “Family Outing.”
– He took on a role in the drama “What’s Up.”
– He appeared as ‘Sammy’ in the animated film “A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures”.
– He participated in an adaptation of the musical “Cats” in the role of The Rum Tum Tugger.
– Daesung enlisted in the military on March 13th, 2018, and returned on November 10th, 2019, the same day as fellow bandmate Taeyang.
– In Japanese promotions, he uses the stage name D-Lite.
– He served as an MC for “Music Core.”
– On December 26, 2022, his contract with YG Entertainment concluded, and he decided to part ways with the agency. He is still a member of BIGBANG.
– He signed a contract with R&D Company in April 2023.
– In 2023, after six years, he held his ‘DShow Vol. 2’ tour in many cities in Japan.

Popularity in Japan

– Daesung became the second foreign solo artist to achieve two consecutive number-one albums in Japan, after Michael Jackson.
– The majority of his solo discography is in Japanese and he was the first K-pop artist to hold a Japanese solo concert with over 100,000 fans.

– He also gained attention for selling molds of his nose, which people used to create jelly and rice balls in Japan. (Happy Together)
– He is nicknamed the ‘Sexy Star of Japan’ because of his popularity in the country.

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite karaoke song is “With Me” by Wheesung.
– He likes taking care of his skin.
– He hates mosquitoes. (WATERBOMB Japan)
– He loves the character “Doraemon.”
– He likes watching his favorite artist on YouTube at night. (FRaU Japan 2017)

Food Preferences

– He loves to eat kimchi soup and can never get tired of it.
– He likes to eat sushi.
– He enjoys eating dried persimmons. (The Manager Ep233)
– His favorite foods include tofu stew, army stew, and chicken feet.
– He loves to add a whole serving of chives to his gukbap. (Hang Out With Yoo #EP204)

Abilities

– He is skilled in playing the drums.
– He cannot swim.
– He believes he is good at doing impersonations.  (How Do You Play EP206)
– He used to practice taekwondo.
– He is good at playing soccer.

Personality & Habits

– Daesung sleeps the earliest among the members. (The Manager Ep233)
– He said he is the type of person that gets nervous easily. (AnAn 2013)
– He said his parents taught him to be humble all the time and not brag so he wouldn’t even let himself brag about getting complimented by teachers at school. (Asiae Korea)
– He has a cautious and shy personality.
– He is not good at voicing out his opinions and gets swayed by people easily. (Asiae Korea)
– He likes to live in the present and is not the type to intentionally plan for the future. (FRaU Japan 2017)
– He likes to stay at home during his free time and rarely goes out to meet friends. (Jelly Magazine Japan 2017)
– G-Dragon said that Daesang annoys the girl he likes as if he is a teenager. (SBS Hwashin)

Accidents & Controversies

– In 2009, he was involved in a car accident which resulted in a broken nose and back injuries.
– In 2011, while driving to his parent’s home at night, Daesung encountered a tragic incident where he unintentionally ran over a man who had passed away and was lying on the road from a previous accident. Consequently, he ceased all idol appearances for the remainder of the year.
– In 2019, a building previously purchased by Daesung was found to be involved in illegal activities. He was later cleared of any charges as it was determined that he was not aware of these actions.

Major Works

– His popular songs include “Baby Don’t Cry”, “Look At Me, Gwisun” and “歌うたいのバラッド”.

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

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