Artist of the week - Tae Yang

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Our featured artiste this week is Big Bang’s Taeyang, who recently released his solo mini album on May 22. His mini album ‘Hot’, along with his powerful stage performances, have received an immense amount of love from both fans and music lovers alike, including praise given by senior artistes such as Epik High’s Tablo, VOS’s Choi Hyun Joon, and Clazziquai’s Alex. His mini-album held the No. 1 spot for record sales in May, only 9 days after its release, and his song "Look Only At Me" has been winning No. 1 spots on music ranking chart programs, including 3 consecutive wins on Mnet’s M!Countdown and 3 Mutizen Awards on SBS Inkigayo. With his sold-out concert on July 20, it seems as though Taeyang has a strong resemblance to the sun as his popularity rises every day.





Stage Name: 태양 TAEYANG
Solo Debut: May 31st 2008 (broadcasted on MBC Show! Music Core, ‘기도(Prayer)’ & ‘나만 바라봐 (Look Only At Me)’ at Ilsan Dream Center)
Company & Management: YG 엔터테인먼트 (YG Entertainment)
Official Korean Websites: ll (Big Bang – Taeyang)
Official Daum Fan Cafe: (TAEKWON NATION)





Stage Name: 태양 TAEYANG
Stage Names in Big Bang: Tae Yang, SOL
Former Stage Name: YB Tae Kwon (YB 태권)
Real Name: Dong Young Bae (동영배)
D.O.B.: May 18, 1988
Height & Weight: 174 cm / 56 kg
Blood Type: AB
Debut: YG Family 2nd Album (2002)
Education: Daejin University in Theater & Film






1st Solo Mini Album

Title: HOT
Type: 1st Mini-Album Album
Language: Korean
Label: YG Entertainment
Release: May 22, 2008
Track List
01 . HOT – Intro
02 . 기도 ( Prayer ) [ Feat. Teddy ]
03 . 나만 바라봐 ( Look Only At Me ]
04 . 죄인 ( Sinner/Prisoner )
05 . Baby I’m Sorry
06 . Make Love [ Feat. Kush ]




2005.05.22 TAEYANG First Solo Mini Album [HOT]
2008.02 BIGBANG [BIGBANG is Great] Concert CD/DVD
2007.01 BIGBANG First Japanese Mini Album [For The World]
2007.11 BIGBANG 2nd Mini Album [Hot Issue]
2007.10 KIM JO HAN Vol. 5 [Soul Family with JOHAN] Featured in: ‘조금만 사랑할걸 (I Should’ve Loved You Less)’
2007.08 BIGBANG 1st Mini Album [Always]
2007.04 LEXY 3rd Album [RUSH] Featured in: ‘Get Up’, ‘Rush’, ‘Super Fly’
2007.02 BIGBANG [The Real] CD/DVD
2006.12 BIGBANG 1st Album [Vol.1 Since 2007]
2006.11 SE7EN 4th Album [Se7olution] Featured in: ‘허락해줘 (Accept Me)’
2006.11 BIGBANG 3rd Single Album
2006.09 BIGBANG 2nd Single Album
2006.08 BIGBANG 1st Single Album
2006.03 SE7EN 3rd Album [24/7] Featured in: ‘Run’
2003.08 Wheesung 2nd Album [It’s Real] Featured in: ‘Player’
2002.10. YG FAMILY 2nd Album [Vol.2 97-YG-02 Why Be Normal] Featured in: ‘저 높은곳에 펼쳐 (Unfold At A Higher Place)’




— 2008 April 18th – 2008 Nick Korea Kids Choice Awards – ‘Best Male Singer’
— 2008 5th Annual Korean People’s Music Choice Award. Netizen Award – ‘Dance & Electronic Section Prize’
— 2008 January 31st – 17th Hiwon Seoul Music Awards – ‘Digital Music Award’
— 2008 January 31st – 17th Hiwon Seoul Music Awards – ‘Top Artist Award’ (Bonsang)
— 2008 January 31st – 17th Hiwon Seoul Music Awards – ‘Artist Of The Year (DAESANG)
— 2007 December 14th -The 22nd Golden Disk Awards – Disk Bonsang
— 2007 December 7th – MBC 8th Korean Visual Arts Festival – ‘Male Singer Photogenic Award’
— 2007 November 17th – MKMF (Mnet KM Music Festival) – ‘Song Of The Year’ / Big Bang "Lie"
— 2007 November 17th – MKMF (Mnet KM Music Festival) – ‘Best Male Group’ / Big Bang "Lie"
— 2007 October 18th – Cyworld Digital Music Awards – ‘Song of the Month (September’ / "Lie"
— 2007 September 12th – Cyworld Digital Music Awards – ‘Song Of The Month (August)’ / "Lie"
— 2006 November 10th – Cyworld Digital Music Awards – ‘Rookie Of The Month (October)’ / "La La La"




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