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Big Bang (Korean: 빅뱅), commonly stylized as BIGBANG, is a South Korean hip-hop boy band. The group's formation was chronicled on the television series Big Bang Documentary, from July to August 2006. The show was also aired online on GomTV and on MTV Korea. Initially a six-member group, one member got eliminated out during the airing of the show before the official debut leading to their current line-up of G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri.



Real Name : Kwon Ji Yong (권지용)
Birthdate : August 18, 1988 (1988-08-18)
Position : Leader / Main Rapper

He has been trained by the YG Family since he was 13 (Korean years) years old. During his training, Ji Yong and Young Bae were known as GDYB and had a lot of fans, even though they never released an album. Ji Yong has a great interest in fashion, saying that if he had not been a singer, he would've went into fashion industry. Besides rapping and beat-boxing, he writes and produces many of Big Bang's songs. He also wrote the hit single "Lies"(거짓말), which has topped almost every online and offline charts in Korea for more than two months since the release.

Tae Yang
Former Stage Name : Young Bae Taekwon
Real Name : Dong Young Bae (동영배)
Birthdate : May 20, 1988 (1988-05-20)
Position : Vocalist

Tae Yang (동영배) has been with GD in YG Entertainment since he was 13. He started out as a rapper but is now one of the vocalists of Big Bang. He is known for being scared of girls, and is the shy, sensitive one in the group. Tae Yang had his first kiss on the MV of the Israel cover song "My Girl".


Former Stage Name : Tempo
Real Name : Choi Seung Hyun (최승현)
Birthdate : November 4, 1987 (1987-11-04)
Position : Rapper / Beat Boxer

The "Big Brother" of the band is Choi Seung Hyun (최승현), also known as Tempo or T.O.P. YG's staff calls him Keun Seung Hyun, meaning Big Seung Hyun, to distinguish between the two Big Bang members named Seung Hyun. Before joining Big Bang, he performed in clubs and even won KBS Radio's "Rap Battle" in 2003. Tempo is one of the two rappers in the Big Bang and is also very talented in beat-boxing.

Dae Sung

Stage Name : Dae Sung (대성); D-Lite
Real Name : Kang Dae Sung (강대성)
Birthdate : April 26, 1989 (1989-04-26)
Position : Vocalist

Kang Dae Sung(강대성), the "Smiling Angel", is a vocalist in Big Bang. Fans praise Dae Sung's humorous personality and astounding vocals and dedicate numerous websites to him. During the auditions, Dae Sung was called "Unpretty Boy", but later, the staff team confirmed that Daesung is actually the most popular member in Big Bang. Dae Sung has an obsession with "Doraemon", a Japanese animation. Dae Sung has been also been known as "Gag/Comedy Genius Dae Sung" (Gae Chun Dae Sung in Kor.) with his great sense of humor and unique talent in imitating famous people and even animals.

Seung Ri

Former Stage Name : V & Victory
Real Name: Lee Seung Hyun (이승현)
Birthdate: December 12, 1990 (1990-12-12)
Position: Vocalist

Lee Seung Hyun (이승현), or known as "Seung Ri", is the "Little Brother" of Big Bang. His name when Big Bang debuted, was "V" which is derived from Victory. YG's staff calls him "Mag nae", which means "the youngest or baby in a family". Before joining Big Bang, Seung Ri was on "Battle Shinhwa", a show that was searching for the second Shinhwa, a very successful Korean boy band. However, he was rejected in 13th episode because even though he was a great dancer, his vocals failed to impress. However, the manager of YG recognized his talent and invited him to practice with the YG Family. Seung Ri's greatest talents are dancing and choreographing dance routines.