Artist of the week – Big Bang

PROFILE: (credits to: [email protected])

Stage Name: G-Dragon
Real name : Kwon Ji-yong
Position in Big Bang : Team Leader / Rapper
Date of birth : August 18th, 1988
Height : 170cm
Weight : 54kg
Blood-type : A
Family Members : Parents & Older Sister
Education Background : Seoul Korean Traditional Arts Middle & High School
Specialty : Rapping, Dancing, Beat Boxing, Composing, Singing, Chinese, & English.
Hobby : Drawing Pictures & Listening to Music
Debut : DaeHanMinGook Hip Hop Flex [2001]
Personality : He is pretty bright, when he's quiet he is extremely quiet. He lightens the mood a lot. He leads the group. His senses are fast, has high self esteem and likes to be outstanding.
Likes : fashion, acting, cooking, crispy donuts, dog, cars, the drawing ¡®is it stars or skeleton books <poems, mangas>

Stage Name: Taeyang
Used to be Known as : YB Taekwon
Real name : Dong Young-bae
Position in Big Bang : Vocalist
Date of birth : May 18th, 1988
Height : 170cm
Weight : 56kg
Blood-type : AB
Family Members : Parents & Older Brother
Specialty : Rapping, Dancing, Beat Boxing, Singing, & Languages (Japanese & Chinese).
Hobby : Gardening, Listening to Music, & Watching TV
Debut : YG Family 2nd Album [2002]
Personality : Does his best in everything, over achiever. Doesn't like to fight, he talks about his problem with the opponent. He listens to you well and thinks about what he is going to say before he says anything.
Likes : church, summer, clothes, games, and mangas.
Musicians he admires : Usher, omarion, Justin

Stage Name: Seung-ri
Real name : Lee Seung-hyun
Date of birth : December 12th, 1990
Position in Big Bang: Vocalist
Height : 174cm
Weight : 57kg
Family Members : Parents & Younger Sibling
Specialty : Singing, Dancing, & Choreographing.
Personality : Very strong, for the youngest member of the group he is pretty mature, because his Blood type is A, he is very shy and keeps a lot of things to himself.
Likes : foreign languages
Musicians he admires: Justin Timberlake and omarion.
Determination : fighting! I cannot return home.
Past Experiences : battle of shinhwa
< June ~ August 2005>
Was in Kwangju dance team
< August 2003 ~ January 2005>

Stage Name: Daesung
Real name : Kang Dae-sung
Date of birth : April 26th, 1989
Position in Big Bang : Vocalist
Height : 173cm
Weight : 62kg
Education Background : KyeongIn High School
Specialty : Singing
Personality : always bright, does his best in everything, when he's around other people he lightens the mood.
Likes : rap, beat box, and cooling
Musicians he admires : Usher, omarian, Ne-Yo, and Wheesung.
Determination : I'll work my hardest and become the best.

Stage Name: T.O.P
Real name : Choi Seung-hyun
Also Known As : Tempo
Position in Big Bang : Rapper
Date of birth : November 4th, 1987
Height : 180cm
Weight : 65kg
Blood-type : B
Education Background : Seoul Art College [Majoring in Musical]
Talents : Rap, beat box, songwriting
Specialty : Rap, Beat Box, Composing
Hobby : Reading & Swimming
Personality : He speaks well and he is extremely stubborn. He likes to be the leader of things and speaks his mind. He thinks he's cute.
Likes : theatrical performances, Musicals, and fashion designing.
Musicians he admires: Usher, omarion, JAY-Z, and B2K
Past Experiences :
KBS we like radio. He won the rap battle; 2003
Performed at a club in Gangnam; 2002 ~ 2005
Performed with STARZ; 2004


Our featured artiste this week is Big Bang. Big Bang is a 5-member group recruited by the YG Family. Big Bang started off with 6 members, which was first introduced to us in July 15, 2006 through Big Bang Documentary that was shown on gom tv. Through their documentary it showcased each member's talents & abilities, the hard work and pain they had to go through in order to become YG's new group. The decision from YG was to form a 5-member group by the end of the documentary, but unfortunately one member had to leave.

The documentary shot the band into the spotlight and helped it gain attention in the Kpop scene. The members of the band are all talented performers; from vocals and rap to dance and songwriting, Big Bang filled its debut album with music created by the members themselves. G.DRAGON and T.O.P wrote the lyrics of their debut single. All 5 members of the band will not take part in each song; each member of the band will choose the songs that best showcase their talents. G.DRAGON and T.O.P., who both excel in rap, will perform “We Belong Together” and the R&B ballad “A Tearful Fool” will be performed by Tae-yang, Dae-sung and Seung-ri.

Big Bang adopted the familiar strategy of many new successful boy bands. It released 3 singles before releasing its 1st full album in late 2006. This strategy let its fans warm up enough to their music before it came out in full force with their full album. The title song of Big Bang's full album "Dirty Cash" became its first No. 1 hit. Recently the band has also released its 1st live concert album. Each one of Big Bang's singles and albums has been selling very well. All the members need now is more TV exposure. Big Bang has all the ingredients to become one of the top boy bands in Korea, if it is not already there. Very soon, we should find Big Bang starting to work on overseas markets.



1. Intro ( Out Your Hands Up)
2. We Belong Together (ft Park Bom)
3. A fool's Only tear
4. This Love ( G-Dragon's Solo)
Bonus: Big Bang Documentary ep.1-10 DVD


1. La-La-La
2. Ma Girl (Taeyang's Solo)
3. V.I.P
4. La-La-La (Instrumental)
Bonus: Big Bang Music Videos

3. B I G B A N G 03: RELEASED 22/11/06

Victory (Intro)
Forever With You (ft Park Bom)
Good Bye Baby
웃어본다 (Woo Suh Bohn Da)

VOL.1 SINCE 2007: RELEASED 22/12/06

1. Intro (Big Bang)
2. She Can't Get Enough
3. Dirty Cash
4. Next Day (SeungRi's solo)
5. Big Boy (T.O.P's solo ft Eun Joo)
6. Shake It (ft Eun Joo)
7. A Fool's Only Tears
8. Ma Girl (TaeYang's solo)
9. La La La
10. This Love (G-Dragon's solo)
11. Try Smiling (DaeSung's solo)


2. V.I.P
3. Ma Girl
4. A Fool's Only Tear
5. We Belong Together (ft Park Bom)
6. Forever With You ( ft Park Bom)
7. Try Smiling ( Daesung's solo)
8. Big Boy (T.O.P's solo ft Eun Joo)
9. Next Day (SeungRi's solo)
10. She Can't Get Enough
11. Dirty Cash
12. This Love (G-Dragon's solo)
13. LA LA LA
14. Good Bye Baby
15. Shake It (ft Eun Joo)
16. Dirty Cash (For Fan – Original Track)


1 . Opening
3 . V.I.P
4 . Ma GIRL (Taeyang's solo)
5 . A fool's only tear
6 . We belong together (ft Park Bom)
7 . Forever with you (ft Park Bom)
8 .Try Smiling ( Daesung's solo)
9 . BIGBOY (T.O.P's solo ft Eun Joo)
10 . 멋쟁이신사 + A-YO! (ft Jinusean)
11 . 말해줘
12 . Video Clip1. 그것이 알고 싶다 1부
13 . Next Day (SeungRi's solo)
14 . She can’t get enough
15 . Dirty Cash
16 . Video Clip2. 그것이 알고 싶다 2부
17 . 대성&승리 : 사랑 + 무조건 (Daesung, SeungRi)
18 . S.O.S : 너를 사랑해 (G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang)
19 . Video Clip3. 사모님
20 . This Love (G-Dragon's solo)
21 . La-La-La
22 . Good Bye Baby
23 . Shake It
24 . Dirty Cash ( For Fan )

Music Videos
1. We belong Together ( Ft Park Bom)
2. A fool's only tear
3. This Love ( G-Dragon's solo)
4. La La La
5. Ma girl ( Taeyang's solo, G-Dragon, T.O.P)
6. Forever with you ( G-Dragon, T.O.P ft Park Bom)
7. Goodbye Baby
8. Dirty Cash
9. Shake it ( The Real Concert Footage)


credits to KBS World, jess1tym4life, edward1849