Tae Yang
Tags: korean, pop, rnb
Last Name: Dong
First Name: Yong Bae
Tae Yang
Dong Yong Bae
YB Tae Kwon
Gender: Male
Country of Origin: Korea (South)
Birthday: May 18, 1988
Blood Type: AB
Member of:
Big Bang: Lead Vocalist
Type: Person
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Tae Yang

Dong Yong Bae
YB Tae Kwon

Tae Yang is a vocalist for YG band BIG BANG. He is also a well established rapper in the company and has been part of YG for many years.

Before BIG BANG were formed Tae Yang and fellow band mate G.Dragon were known as "G.Dragon & YB Tae Kwon", they have performed as a duo at concerts such as 'SE7EN's First SE7EN' as rappers and backing dancers.

In May 2008, Tae Yang went on to do his first solo mini-album, Hot. This debuted on May 23, 2008 along with two music videos for his songs Prayer and Look Only at Me.

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Position in Big Bang: Vocalist
Real Name: Dong Yong Bae (동영배)
Stage Names: Tae Yang, YB Tae Kwon, YBTK
Date of Birth: May 18, 1988
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 56 kg
Blood Type: AB
Education: Daejin University in Theater & Film ( starting in 2008 )
Skills: Rapping, Dancing,Beatboxing, Singing, Languages (English, Japanese)
Debut: YG Family’s Second Album in 2002
Hobbies: Basketball, Music, Watching TV
Likes: Church, Summer, Clothers, Game, Manhwa
Religion: Christian
Family Members: Parents and Older brother (Dong Hyeon-Bae 동현배)
Personality: Does his best in everything. Over achiever. Doesn’t like to fight. He talks about his problem with his opponent. He listens to you well and thinks about what he is going to say before he says anything.
Musicians he admires: Usher, Omarion, Justin Timberlake
Pendant: A sun (taeyang is korean for ’sun’) which has a crown on top and “YB” in the middle meaning “to become the best in music industry


Taeyang was a child actor starting in 5th grade. He was recruited to play the part of mini Sean in JinuSean’s A-Yo MV. After that, he auditioned to join YG Family, having been impressed by JinuSean. His chosen stage name was YB Taekwon, which is either a reference to JinuSean’s Taekwon V album or to the giant robot Taekwon V.
His rapping debut was in YG Family’s second album in 2002. In 2003, he participated in Wheesung’s second album, rapping on the track Player. He performed with JinuSean, Swi.T, Lexy, Masta Wu, Se7en and YG Family, and took part in Wheesung, Gummy, Se7en and YG Family’s One concerts.

He was scheduled to debut with G-Dragon as GDYB (for G-Dragon & YB Taekwon) in 2004, but never debuted or released an album. Hyun Suk announced that their debut was canceled in favor of forming a four-to-six-member group.

Even though he’d previously trained to be a rapper and wanted to become one, he debuted in Big Bang as a singer. He’s been studying Japanese for three years, since 2004, in preparation for Big Bang’s Japanese debut. After graduating high school, he and G-Dragon decided to take a year off before applying for college. He has been accepted at Daejin University in theater and film for 2008, and has mentioned wanting to become an actor.

His first kiss was during the filming of the Ma Girl music video, when the actress got carried away and kissed him for real.

Hyun Suk mentioned in his messages that Taeyang was going to have a solo single, as a reward for hard work and to make up for being too harsh with Taeyang. It was tentatively scheduled for September 2007, but it hasn’t been released yet.

First Album

Tae Yang was the first Big Bang member to release a solo album. HOT is the title of his first mini-album, which consists of six songs. The album hit stores May 22, 2008, with the singles "Prayer", featuring Teddy of 1TYM, and "Look Only at Me". By May 21, HOT had a record of 45,000 pre-produced albums,almost the same as the amount of Big Bang's album when it was released. The album was well received by fans and critics alike, and sold over 50,000 copies.In just 9 days.

Second Album

Taeyang will release his second solo album some time in the last quarter of 2009. Two singles along with their music videos will be released in mid-October, "Where U At" and "Wedding Dress".

Taeyang's digital single "Where U At" from his second solo full album, was released on 15 October 2009. The digital single topped Mnet and Cyworld charts shortly after release on the same day, standing at the #1 spot. Originally, there were no plans to promote "Where U At". However, due to popular demand from fans, YG allowed a special one time performance of this song on SBS Inkigayo on October 25, 2009

After a rumour circulated that Taeyang’s first full album would be released on June 25th, YG himself and the YG Entertainment website then confirmed that the album is in fact being released on July 1st 2010, along with his title track and music video. The album will be entitled “Solar“, as opposed to the rumour that it would be called “Real”. Two versions of this album - the “Regular Edition” and the “Deluxe Edition” - will be released, the regular edition brings 11 songs, while the deluxe edition will bring 11 songs, plus his past hits “Look Only At Me” and “Prayer“.



HOT [May 22, 2008]

01. HOT - Intro
02. Prayer (Feat. Teddy)
03. Naman Barabwa/ Look only at Me
04. 죄인" ("Jwe-in", "Sinner")
05. Baby I'm Sorry
06. Make Love" (Feat. Kush)

SOLAR - [July 1, 2010]

01. Solar (Intro)
02. Superstar
03. I Need A Girl (Feat. G-Dragon)
04. Just A Feeling
05. You're My
06. Move (Feat. Teddy)
07. Break Down
08. 니가 잠든 후에 (After You Sleep) (Feat. Swings)
09. Where u at
10. Wedding dress
11. Take It Slow

Taeyang International SOLAR Album

01. SOLAR (Intro)
02. Superstar
03. 기도 (Feat. Teddy)
05. Wedding dress (ENG.)
07. Move (Feat. Teddy)
08. Where u at
09. I need a girl (Feat. G-dragon)
10. 나만 바라봐
11. Take it slow

01. 기도 (Feat. Teddy) M/V
02. 나만 바라봐 M/V
03. Where u at M/V
04. Wedding dress M/V
05. I need a girl (Feat. G-dragon) M/V


The 6th KMA: The R&B/Soul Song award and the R&B/Soul Album of the Year award
2008 Naver Music Song of the Year - Look Only At Me