Find Out More About South Korean Boy Group Big Star
In 2017, several members of Big Star also participated in the idol rebooting project survival show The Unit to maintain their careers in the music industry before the group was declared officially disbanded in mid-2019. In this article, we are going to introduce you to Big Star’s career journey, member profiles, the songs they released, and a lot more information that you should know!
Big Star Group Profile
Big Star (Hangul: 빅스타) was a South Korean boy band under the Brave Entertainment label. The group consisted of 5 members, namely Feeldog, Ba-ram, Rae-hwan, Sung-hak, and Jude. As their first debut, BIG STAR released their first single album titled BIG START with the lead track “HOT BOY” which was released on July 12th, 2012. Then, on October 4th, 2012, Big Star released their first mini-album titled Blossom. The album contains 5 songs and the song “I Got The Feeling” as the lead track.
They released their second mini-album on August 8th, 2013, titled Hang Out. Their second single titled “Standing Alone” was released in December 2013. After a year and a half of no comeback in Korea, finally, on August 28th, 2015, Big Star announced a comeback in September. They also uploaded group and individual teasers on their official social networks. So, on September 4th, 2015, their third mini-album was officially released under the title Shine A Moonlight.
Big Star also had several social media accounts to keep in touch with their fans, such as Twitter (@BRAVEBIGSTAR), Facebook (bravesoundbigstar), Instagram (@bravebigstar), Fan café (bravebigstar), and V-Live (BIGSTAR Channel).
Unfortunately, Big Star announced that they disbanded on July 1st, 2019, through an official statement. “The exclusive contracts of Big Star’s Jude, Feeldog, and Sung-hak will end in July 2019 and regarding the contracts that will soon expire, the members are in discussion to direct their careers and future activities.
After careful consideration, their decision is to end Big Star activities after 7 years together.”However, the agency is also still considering several members who still have contracts in their management, which are Ba-ram and Rae-hwan, because they were undergoing mandatory military service when the disbandment news circulated. The agency also expressed its gratitude and revealed that it would continue to provide support for Feeldog, Jude, and Sung Hak who will leave the agency. Likewise, for fans who have supported Big Star for 7 years who have worked under Brave Entertainment.
Big Star Members’ Profiles
To get to know the members’ profiles of Big Star more closely, let’s check out the detailed information about the personal data of the five boy group members who debuted with “HOT BOY” in the section that follows!
BIG STAR’s Feeldog
Real Name: Oh Gwang-suk (Hangul: 오광석)
Stage Name: Feeldog (Hangul: 필독)
Place and Date of Birth: Busan, South Korea, February 26th, 1992
Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Position In The Group: Leader, Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer
BIG STAR’s Rae-hwan
Real Name: Kim Rae-hwan (Hangul: 김래환)
Stage Name: Rae-hwan (Hangul: 래환)
Place and Date of Birth: Gangneung, Gangwon Province, South Korea, February 15th, 1992
Height: 175 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 63 kg (138 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Position In The Group: Main Vocal
BIG STAR’s Sung-hak
Real Name: Jung Sung-hak (Hangul: 정성학)
Stage Name: Sung-hak (Hangul: 성학)
Place and Date of Birth: Gwangju-gwangyeoksi, South Korea, January 16th, 1993
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 66 kg (145 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Position In The Group: Vocalist, Rapper
BIG STAR’s Jude
Real Name: Kim Dong-hyun (Hangul: 김동현)
Stage Name: Jude (Hangul: 주드)
Place and Date of Birth: Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, November 25th, 1994
Height: 174 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Position In The Group: Vocalist, Rapper, Maknae
BIG STAR’s Ba-ram
Real Name: Lee Young-joon (Hangul: 이영준)
Stage Name: Ba-ram (Hangul: 바람)
Place and Date of Birth: Busan, South Korea, October 8th, 1990
Height: 175 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 63 kg (138 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Position In The Group: Rapper, Dancer
Big Star’s Debut Era
Big Star’s first single album titled BIG START was released on July 12th, 2012, with several songs contained in the single album, such as “Bigstar”, “Baby Girl”, and of course “HOT BOY”. Big Star debuted in the middle of the Hallyu wave with very high enthusiasm from the public, with this also being an advantage for Big Star so they could steal the spotlight quickly. Big Star debuted with the original 5-member line-up which included Feeldog, Rae-hwan, Ba-ram, Jude, and Sung-hak.
To learn more about Big Star’s debut single titled “HOT BOY”, let’s check out the detailed information in this section below!
Big Star’s Debut Song’s Music Video
Big Star’s debut music video, “HOT BOY”, become a hot topic after it was released. On July 12th, 2012, Big Star released the music video of “HOT BOY” that was uploaded on Brave Entertainment’s official YouTube channel.
This music video was produced on a blockbuster scale with a total production cost of over 300 million Won, including three extra-large sets and a sprinkler. In particular, the costumes of the members of Big Star in the music video are known to be airborne directly from overseas in order to visually convey the “HOT BOY”, which refers to a handsome man and attracting attention.
An official from the agency of Big Star said, “For this album, we have directly delivered products of the hottest brands on the runway around the world, such as Dolce, Versace, Chrome Hearts, Balmang, and Givenchy. We took care of it,” they said.
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“HOT BOY” is a song that Brave Entertainment’s management and music industry hitmaker Brave Brothers owned and became the top producers in South Korea. HOT BOY is an electronic hip-hop track with a strong drumbeat and a simple and refined synthesizer line, captivating the ears of music fans with witty lyrics such as, “I’m really Apgujeong, I know how to play,” and “I’m the best,” which were written to attract people to the lyrics as well.
Big Star’s debut music video raised expectations as to what kind of perception changes in the music industry in 2012 by the first boy group, Big Star, created by the Brave Brothers with great care.