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 is a song by musical artist TAEYANG, released on January 10, 2018.
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White Night (stylized as WHITE NIGHT) is the third studio album by South Korean singer Taeyang.
"Darling" is a song recorded by South Korean singer Taeyang, serving as the title track of his third studio album White Night (2017).
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Taeyang to release song for PyeongChang Winter Olympics
  –  January 8, 2018
SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Yonhap) -- Taeyang of K-pop boy band BIGBANG will release a song for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, his agency said Monday. YG Entertainment said the singer, an honorary ambassador for the games, is set to release "Louder," a song ...
Taeyang, Min Hyo-rin to wed Feb. 3
  –  January 5, 2018
Big Bang’s Taeyang and actress Min Hyo-rin have set their wedding date for Feb.3, the singer‘s agency said Thursday. YG Entertainment said in a press release that the ceremony will be held at a church that the K-pop star attends. Family, friends and ...
Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin to marry in February
  –  January 4, 2018
Jan. 4 (UPI) --South Korean stars Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin will marry in February. The 29-year-old singer and 31-year-old actress will tie the knot at a private church wedding Feb. 3, according to Metro. The Korea Herald reported Taeyang and Min will wed in ...
BIGBANG's Taeyang, Actress Min Hyo-rin To Marry On Feb 3
  –  January 4, 2018
SEOUL, Jan 4 (Bernama) -- South Korean boy band BIGBANG's Taeyang and his actress fiancee Min Hyo-rin will tie the knot in a church on Feb 3, the singer's agency said Thursday, Yonhap news agency reported. YG Entertainment said the couple will have a ...
Taeyang : Big Bang's Taeyang to wed actress Min Hyo-rin in February
  –  December 19, 2017
The local daily newspaper quoted an official of Taeyang's agency, YG Entertainment, saying the couple is getting married before the singer's mandatory military service, but an exact date hasn't been set. The two have been dating for three years since 2014 ...
Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin engaged and set to marry before BIGBANG idol’s enlistment
  –  December 18, 2017
I suppose I’ll get married once I’m ready.’ Well, this exciting news would suggest she’s ready now. Eyes, Nose, Lips singer Taeyang went public with his girlfriend in May 2015, although they had been dating for a year and a half at this point.

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