The swagger from Big Bang with such an Angelic Voice, Tae-yang!
Let’s talk about Tae-yang, the hottest member from one of the most phenomenal boy-bands from Korea, Big Bang. Not only he got really nice abs and hot body, but he’s also got an extremely sweet voice. It means that not only is he good with the dancing and rapping in hip-hop songs, that voice means he also does well with the ballads.
You may not have known this before, but Tae-yang isn’t his real name. His real name is Dong Young-bae, similar to his brother’s name, Dong Hyun-bae. Tae-yang got his stage name when he debuted with Big Bang, and the name is a Korean word for ‘Sun’. He has another stage name in Japan, too, which is SOL. Aside from Big Bang, Tae-yang has also released a lot of solo albums and gained a lot of achievements from that.
He is currently doing his military service, and while we wait for him to be released from the military, you can get to know more about him by reading this article–yes, we provide you all the facts and info about him, here.
Real Name: Dong Young-bae
Birthday: May 18, 1988
Origin: Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Height: 173 cm
Blood Type: AB
Years Active: 2006 – Present
Agency: YG Entertainment
Tae-yang debuted in 2006 as a vocalist with Big Bang under YG Entertainment. As a singer, he’s released a lot of songs and albums, both with Big Bang, and also as a solo artist. In addition to his marvelous vocals, he also can do rap and dance. That’s why he can do a lot of hip-hop music he produced like Ringa Linga, and he also has the very popular ballad, Eyes Nose Lips and Wedding Dress. Let’s check out his full discography!
- Big Bang Vol.1 (2006)
- Number 1 (2008)
- Remember (2008)
- Big Bang (2009)
- Big Bang 2 (2011)
- Alive (2012)
- Made Series (2016)
- Made (2016)
- Always (2007)
- Hot Issues (2007)
- Stand Up (2008)
- Tonight (2011)
- Alive (2012)
- For The World (2008)
- With U (2012)
- Special Final in Dome Memorial Collection (2012)
- Solar (2010)
- Rise (2014)
- White Night (2017)
- Hot (2008)
- SOL 1st 2nd Live Concert Hot & Solar (2011)
- Real Sound by Taeyang (2011)
- SOL Japan Tour Rise 2014 (2015)
- Taeyang 2017 World Tour White Night in Japan (2018)
- Good Boy with G-Dragon (2014)
Taeyang’s Military service
As a male Korean citizen, Tae-yang has a responsibility to perform about 21 months of military service before he turns 30 years old. Following the oldest of Big Bang’s members, T.O.P, who enlisted for military service the previous year, Tae-yang enlisted for military service in March. So did his fellow Big Bang member, Dae-sung, who’s the same age that he is. He started his training as a soldier in Gangwon province.
On the day of his official enlistment, a lot of fans to accompanied him to show support and say goodbye before he joined the army. Meanwhile, his beautiful wife, Min Hyo-rin, stayed home.
With Tae-yang and Dae-sung joining the army at the beginning of this year, as well as G-Dragon, who enlisted for his military service not too long after that, the only active member of Big Bang right now is Seung-ri, who’s the youngest of the group.