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Dong Young-bae, better known by his stage name Taeyang (태양; meaning sun in Korean) and SOL (when performing in Japan), is a South Korean singer, and the main vocalist of the boy group BIGBANG.

Biography

Early life

Taeyang was born on May 18, 1988 in Gyeonggi, South Korea.

His first appearance in the entertainment industry was in Jinusean's music video for "A-Yo". The collaboration with Jinusean led him to enter YG Entertainment, becoming one of the label's rappers along with G-Dragon. Although Taeyang was scheduled to debut alongside fellow labelmate G-Dragon as the duo GDYB, the plan was cancelled by the record label. Instead, they were joined by four other trainees (T.O.P, Daesung, Seungri and Hyunseung) to form the group BIGBANG. Choosing the stage name Taeyang (Korean: 태양, meaning sun), he abandoned the idea of ​​rapping to focus on singing as the group's lead vocalist.

Discography

Korean

Studio albums

Mini albums

Digital singles

Japanese

Studio albums

Live albums

Trivia

  • He and G-Dragon are childhood friends.

Gallery

Official links

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