Taeyang

Taeyang

 

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Dong Young-bae (Hangul동영배; born 18 May 1988),[1] better known by his stage name Taeyang (meaning sun in Korean) and SOL (when performing in Japan), is a South Korean singer. After appearing in Jinusean's music video "A-yo," Taeyang began training under YG Entertainment at the age of 12. Six years later, he made his debut in 2006 as a member of the South Korean boy band Big Bang. While the quintet's debut was met with lukewarm receptions, their follow-ups cemented their popularity, becoming one of the best-selling digital group of all-time in Asia and one of the best-selling boy bands in the world.[2]

Following the release of several albums and extended plays with his group, Taeyang pursued a solo career in 2008, releasing his first extended play, Hot. The EP was acclaimed by critics, and went to win the award for Best R&B & Soul Album at the 6th Korean Music Awards. Hot was followed by his first full-length studio album, Solar (2010), that garnered sales of over 100,000 copies. His second studio album, Rise (2014), peaked at number 112 on the US Billboard 200, becoming the highest ranking album by a Korean soloist in the chart,[3][4] while its lead single, "Eyes, Nose, Lips", peaked at number one on the Billboard K-pop Hot 100, giving him his first solo chart-topper on that chart.[3][4] "Eyes, Nose, Lips" was awarded Song of the Year at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards and 29th Golden Disc Awards. His third studio album, White Night, was released in 2017. Labeled as the Korean "Prince of R&B,"[5][6] Taeyang's vocal skills have been admired by music critics and he is regarded as one of the best vocalists in South Korea.[7][8]

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LOUDER
Song
LOUDER is a song by musical artist TAEYANG, released on January 10, 2018.
White Night
 
White Night (stylized as WHITE NIGHT) is the third studio album by South Korean singer Taeyang.
Darling
 
"Darling" is a song recorded by South Korean singer Taeyang, serving as the title track of his third studio album White Night (2017).
 
Big Bang
 

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K-pop group Big Bang's Taeyang and Daesung start military service
  –  March 13, 2018
Aside from his group activities, Taeyang has led a successful solo career with hits such as Eyes, Nose, Lips and Darling. He released his third full-length album White Night in August last year. He tied the knot with singer and actress Min last month.
BIGBANG's lead singer Taeyang to start military service
  –  March 12, 2018
Singer Taeyang will begin his military service Monday, becoming the third member of K-pop act BIGBANG to carry out his mandatory duty. The BIGBANG lead singer will begin his five-week basic Army training session in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, later in the ...
Big Bang's Taeyang starts military service
  –  March 12, 2018
Aside from his group activities, Taeyang has led a successful solo career with hits such as "Eyes, Nose, Lips" and "Darling." He released his third full-length album "White Night" in August last year. He tied the knot with singer and actress Min last month.
BIGBANG’s Taeyang enlists for military service and promises fans he ‘will return well’
  –  March 12, 2018
The band’s agency YG Entertainment also confirmed that, once the initial stage is complete, Taeyang will be assigned to an official army unit. Singer/songwriter Taeyang is just beginning his five weeks of basic training (Picture: Han Myung-Gu/WireImage ...
Taeyang’s Fans Gather At Enlistment Site To Bid Farewell, Wife Min Hyo Rin Is Absent
  –  March 12, 2018
Many fans in Korea and from overseas gathered at the singer’s enlistment site to bid farewell their idol. In response to fans’ support, Taeyang sincerely expressed his gratitude by greeting as well as shaking his fans’ hands before entering the army ...
(LEAD) BIGBANG's lead singer Taeyang starts military service
  –  March 12, 2018
CHEORWON, South Korea, March 12 (Yonhap) -- Singer Taeyang began his military service Monday, becoming the third member of the K-pop act BIGBANG to carry out his mandatory duty. The BIGBANG lead singer arrived at the Army's 6th Infantry Division in ...
Taeyang’s shaved head in April issue of Elle
  –  March 11, 2018
Big Bang's Taeyang will feature in the April issue of Elle with his military shaved head. The singer shared a shot from the photo shoot on his Instagram account, Sunday, the day before he is slated to enlist. Taeyang will serve as an active-duty army ...
Big Bang’s Taeyang, actress Min Hyo-rin marry in church ceremony
  –  February 4, 2018
Boy band Big Bang’s Taeyang and his actress fiancee Min Hyo-rin tied the knot in a church on Saturday, the singer’s agency said. YG Entertainment said the closed-door wedding was held at a church in Anyang, south of Seoul, at 3 p.m., with singer Zion.T ...

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