Big Bang (빅뱅)


Big Bang debuted last year (2006) and their gruelling pre-debut training was chronicled for all to see in the Big Bang reality documentary, which was aired on the MTV channel.

The band’s journey to stardom started off with six boys busting their asses for a spot in the group. The teens underwent intense vocal and dance training – the kind that would make any individual with lesser determination cower.

As weeks went by, the young men proved that they have much passion and drive to reach their dreams, so very commendable in ones so young.

BIGBANGBigBang boys: (From left) Taeyang, Seungri, G-Dragon, T.O.P and Daesung

Not all of them made the cut. Initially, two were dropped – SO-1 and Seung-ri – making Big Bang a quartet. However, head honcho of YG Entertainment Yang Hyun-suk decided to give the pair a second chance. The youngest of the lot Seung-ri eventually proved that he was right for the group. And so, Big Bang debuted as a quintet at the YG Family concert on Aug 19, 2006.

The band released its first full-length album in Jan 2007. While tracks from the album, and a few single albums prior to it, were practically unheard of here in Malaysia, the group hit music gold with the release of a mini-album in Aug 2007.

The song Lie (거짓말) – a get-up-and-dance track with a seriously infectious hook – is currently at the top of music charts and has been receiving loads of airplay…and yes, Malaysians are hearing it loud and clear too. (Watch the Lie MV!)

Meet the boys of Big Bang:


G-Dragon (G-드래곤)
A YG trainee since 12-years-old, G-Dragon is a rapper and beat-boxer. The now 19-year-old also writes and produces many of Big Bang’s songs. He wrote the hit single Lie. 😉
Real name: Kwon Ji-yong (권지용)
Date of birth: Aug 18, 1988
Education: Seoul Korean Traditional Arts Middle & High School
Position: Leader/ Main rapper


At 20, T.O.P is the eldest in the group. You can easily tell him apart from the rest because he usually has his shades on. He is a rapper and a talented beat-boxer…and actor!
Former stage name: Tempo
Real name: Choi Seung-hyun (최승현)
Date of birth: November 4, 1987
Education: Seoul Art College (Majoring in Musical)
Position: Rapper/ Beat boxer


Tae Yang (태양)
The shy and sensitive one of the group had his first kiss in the My Girl MV. He has been with YG since he was 12. While he started out as a rapper, he is currently Big Bang’s vocalist. The now 19-year-old is working on a solo album and will be the first from the group to release a solo album.
Former stage name: Young Bae Taekwon
Real name: Dong Young-bae (동영배)
Date of birth: May 18, 1988
Position: Vocalist


Dae Sung (대성)
Nicknamed Smiling Angel, the 18-year-old is known for his sense of humour and talent in imitating others. The vocalist also has an obsession with Doreamon! Ha ha ha.
Real name: Kang Dae-sung (강대성)
Date of birth: April 26, 1989
Education: KyeongIn High School
Position: Vocalist


Seung Ri (승리)
The youngest of the lot is a talented dancer and choreographer. The 17-year-old was on Battle Shinhwa, a program that was searching for the 2nd Shinhwa, a successful Korean band. He was rejected in the show because his vocals failed to impress but recruited by YG’s head honcho as a trainee.
Former stage name: V (for Victory)
Real name: Lee Seung-hyun (이승현)
Date of birth: Dec 12, 1990
Position: Vocalist

Official BigBang website:

Studio Albums:

  • Since 2007 (2006)
  • Remember (2008)
  • MADE (2015)

Studio Albums [Japanese]:

  • Number 1 (2008)
  • Big Bang (2009)
  • Big Bang 2 (2011)
  • Alive (2012)


  • Always (2007)
  • Hot Issue (2007)
  • Stand Up (2008)
  • Tonight (2011)
  • Alive (2012)

EP [Japanese]:

  • For The World (2008)
  • With U (2008)

Single Albums:

  • Big Bang 03 (Nov 2006)
  • Big Bang is V.I.P (Sept 2006)
  • The First Single Album (Aug 2006)

Finally, the one who got the boot:

Jang Hyun-seung (장현승) or SO-1, did not pass the audition to become a member due to his shyness on stage. But, there are many fansites dedicated to the lad, cheering him on to follow his dream.

Source: Wikipedia
Pics credit:
BigBang Official website & Newsen

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31 thoughts on “Big Bang (빅뱅)

  • October 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    oppa^^saranghaeyo.lov bigbang sososososososososo much~omg T.O.P’s eyes so smart

  • February 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Hmmm…i luv daesung..he's too cute..luv to see him in family outing but i'll miss all of them when fo end..sobs3!!(T_T)

  • February 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    hey guys, if you really want BB to come to Malaysia, do check out a group on Facebook, 'Bring BIG BANG to Malaysia'. join this group. tell all M'sian BBVIP out there.

    A friend of mine who works at the event management field wants to know the market demand as he said a good figure is needed in order to get sponsors.

  • November 7, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    man!!i love them all!!
    its really hard to choose one!!
    keep working hard BING BANG!!

  • April 8, 2009 at 1:08 am

    i love big bang!!! cute GD, killer eye T.O.P, charismatic Tae Yang, kiddy Seung Ri and delightful smile Dae Sung…love them!!! all vip please keep supporting them….

  • February 25, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I think that they are an incredible group, i love how they sing in english and korean

  • February 4, 2009 at 11:11 am


  • December 15, 2008 at 11:05 am

    i loooooovvvvvee big bang so much!!!!!

    they are super awesom!!

    seungri is my favourite!!
    saranghaeyo big bang!! from the bottom of my heart

  • December 12, 2008 at 3:17 am

    Tae yang and i are gonna get married! Sorry to all the girls that think he is cute or whatever. He doesn’t know it yet…but as soon as we meet we are gonna fall in love. Sorry :p!!! Just call me Tae yang’s future wife and baby momma! LOL But seriously, hes MINE!!!! ^^

  • December 12, 2008 at 3:13 am

    Okat sorry to tell you all, but Tae yang is in love with me. When he meets me we are gonna fall in love and get married. Sorry girls. He is allllll MINE! ^^

  • December 4, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    damn i’m really into big bang since i watch their reality show last year. any of you guys watch music bank on astro channel 303? just recently, big bang make a comeback stage!! with their song..omg i forgot..omg i really do forgot..i’ll find out la later.hehe. my fav is taeyang. i simply adore him! seung ri is really cute, i really like t.o.p,tae yang and G-dragon’s style..i’m not that into dae sung though.. but they’R so stylish and so cool and really really really can dance. I really adore them..i do..i will get excited everytime i hear the word ‘big bang’..hehe.. love them. xoxo!

  • November 27, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    I love Seung-ri!!!
    He is sooooo cute!!
    I have lots of bigbang pics on ma blog hehe

  • July 24, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    hi there…

    well i just crazy watching big bang live perfomances….

    lies, lalala, last farewell and dirty cash is my favourite songs…..

  • July 11, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Thanks for the information..
    I’m loving big bang right now
    I wasn’t really interested when I googled their pictures but then my friend sent me Lies
    And then I was so damn in love with them..
    Watched their vids and I like tae yang! He has such a nice vocal..
    and T.O.P too. He’s HOT!!!

  • May 30, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Hey!!! I love Bigbang too!!
    at 1st i kno em thru my fren…
    canadian fren…. she love seungri…
    but thn i was kinda blur…n curious bout em…coz thy had attracted my frens heart ^^
    after she show me their song called “We belong together” omg!!
    im totally inlove with em!!
    da next day im lookin sum info bout em,.,..
    and till now im still crazy bout em muahahahhaa

    GD was da greatest composer!!
    Nooo kiddin’!! all of his song was really make me into it!! love em even more deeper!!

    Taeyang~~ awesome dance, voice~~ cuteness… nor innocent~~
    gosh!! gt da style of tht american black man!! his dance power really caught my attention…n everything bout him make me falls in love to d one n only Taeyang! ^_^

    TOP!!! Cool rappers of all!!
    ahahha coolness !! gosh!! he was soo cool whn he rapped!! *screeams*

    Daesung cute lmao…n funny sumtym…
    love his voice…. n drools 4 his abs!! but still….Yb abs hotter lmao… >_so far i hear lotsa thing bout em from my frens lmao….n my fren hear bout me talkin bout YB XDDD
    Equal rite?? at least we share ^__^

    btw…anyone interested in joining BBMalaysia forum? >_<
    Im looking forward to gather all Mvips from Malaysia….
    n together we can make sum miracle happen ^^
    Me & my fren momo was looking forward to meet all da fans in m’sia… ^^

    here was our forum link ^^

    Aja Aja Hwaiiting!! ^^
    Bigbang was awesome !!

  • April 6, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    ahah, wow, guess i’m sorta late here, considering the fact that bb has released loads of albums yeah?
    let’s all hope they will be able to come to msia soon!!

  • March 2, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I don’t know if it’s just me or what, but I think Big Bang is somehow popular among the teenagers, well, at least that’s what I see in my school.

    A friend (not that close though) of mine saved pics of Big Bang in her phone, thus when I saw it, I was like ‘BIG BANG!!’.. Haha. And she said she likes them. Well, she’s not really a fan of k-pop, that’s what made me so shocked.

    Then during a cross-country practice that I went, me and my friends accidentally heard two girls talking about Big Bang behind us. LOL.

    I think the MTV show kind of helped them gained popularity here.

  • March 2, 2008 at 8:26 am

    he’s like my husband!! LOLOLOLOL~~
    I wanna kisssss him~ xD

    G-DRAGON..mine. x3

  • February 1, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    woo~ I’m Malaysia Big Bang VIPs too! xD
    Hoping the boys will come to Malaysia someday~~

  • January 7, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    i LOVE jiyong sooooooooooooooooooo much..and ofcoz i LOVE BIG BANG soooooooooooo deym much 2..thanx GOD seung ri was not chosen in the search for 2nd Shinhwa..:D..coz if he is he won’t be a part of big bang’s family..i’m really thanful that he is in BIG BANG..BIG BANG HWAITING!!!

  • December 24, 2007 at 10:27 am

    It’s too bad SO-1 was dropped from Big Bang.Words have it that YG Entertainment is still holding SO-1 and training him considering his whole great package great voice + good looks.You surely gonna hear more from him.
    Yup.Big Bang is not really ‘heard able’ in Malaysia :).If they ever come to perform, I’m so going to be there.

  • November 4, 2007 at 3:22 am

    OMG Big Bang’s new mv for Always was just released!!! you you check it out =)

  • November 2, 2007 at 1:38 am

    Thanks once again ! You girls answered my wishes again = )
    I watch the Big Band docu on mtv on and off.. never can remember the name of the guy who made a deep impression – hyun-seung. now i can remember. maybe it ‘cos he has slightly girly features, a bit like lee jun-ki.

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