Taeyang (태양) (formerly known as Taekwon) is K-Pop/K-R&B singer. He is a member of YG group BIGBANG. He is also a well established rapper in the company and has been part of YG for many years.
Before BIGBANG were formed, Taeyang and fellow band mate G-Dragon were known as "G-Dragon & YB Taekwon", and they performed as a duo at concerts such as SE7EN's "First SE7EN" as rappers and back dancers.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Information
- 3 Korean Discography
- 4 Japanese Discography
- 5 International Discography
- 6 Composition
- 7 Filmography
- 8 Awards
- 9 External Links
- Korean Stage Names: Taeyang, Taekwon, YBTK
- Japanese Stage Name: SoL
- Name: Dong Young Bae (동영배)
- Birthdate: May 18, 1988
- Height: 171cm
- Weight: 58kg
- Blood type: B
- Skills: Rapping, dancing, beat boxing, singing, and languages (Japanese, Chinese, English)
- Hobbies: Gardening, listening to music, watching TV
- Likes: Church, summer, clothes, games, and manga
- YG Entertainment (2006–2022)
- The Black Label (2022–)
Taeyang debuted as a child actor at the age of 11 in Yun-su Jeon's movie Besame Mucho with a minor role. One year later he auditioned and signed with YG Entertainment (along with G-Dragon).
In the following years Taeyang was featured in various YG releases while he keep training to debut. Althought it was announced in 2004 that he and G-Dragon will debut as a duo, it was not until 2006 when he finally debuted as a BIGBANG member.
Taeyang was the first BIGBANG member to make a solo debut. In 2008 he released HOT, his first mini album. One year later in 2009, he released his first two digital singles "Where U At" and "Wedding Dress", both songs would be later included on Taeyang's first full album.
In early 2010, he was featured on his first solo Japanese release, the single "Fall in Love" a collaboration with Japanese R&B singer Aoyama Thelma.
On June 19, 2010, his official website was updated with information about his first full album, SOLAR. In the following days the website revealed two new title songs per day. The lead track from the album, "I NEED A GIRL", was announced on June 20 and it features fellow BIGBANG member G-Dragon.
- [2010.07.01] SOLAR
- [2014.06.02] RISE
- [2017.08.16] White Night
- [2008.05.22] HOT
- [2009.10.15] Where U At
- [2009.11.13] Wedding Dress
- [2013.11.08] RINGA LINGA
- [2018.01.10] LOUDER
- [2023.01.13] VIBE (feat. Jimin of BTS)
- [2009.01.16] 2008 GLOBAL WARNING TOUR with TAEYANG 1ST CONCERT DVD
- [2011.01.27] 2010 Taeyang "SOLAR" Live Concert
- [2002.08.20] Wheesung - It's Real (#7 Player)
- [2003.06.03] Masta Wu - Masta Peace (#2 Heosuabi)
- [2006.03.08] SE7EN - 24/SE7EN (#14 Run (feat G-Dragon and Taekwon))
- [2006.11.07] SE7EN - SE7OLUTION (#12 Heorakhaejweo)
- [2007.04.19] Lexy - Rush (#1 Get up (Intro) (feat Teayang), #2 Rush (feat Teayang), #7 Super Fly (feat G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang))
- [2007.10.30] Kim Jo Han - Soul Family with JOHAN (#2 Jogeumman Saranghalkkeol (feat. Taeyang))
- [2008.10.10] YMGA - Made in ROK (#5 Real Talk (feat. Taeyang))
- [2009.08.31] G-Dragon - Heartbreaker (#7 Korean Dream (feat. Taeyang))
- [2010.03.25] G-Dragon - G-Dragon Live Concert Album SHINE A LIGHT (#12 Naman Barabwa (feat. Taeyang), #13 Korean Dream (feat. Taeyang))
- [2011.03.09] Swings - Bonneungjeogeuro (#1 Bonneungjeogeuro Remix (With Taeyang & Yoon Jong Shin))
- [2011.11.01] Tablo - Yeolkkot PART 2 (#1 Tomorrow (feat. Taeyang))
- [2014.10.21] Epik High - Sinbaljang (#3 RICH (feat. Taeyang), #11 EYES NOSE LIPS (feat. Taeyang))
- [2014.08.13] RISE + SOLAR & HOT
- [2011.01.26] SOL 1ST 2ND LIVE CONCERT <HOT> & <SOLAR>
- [2011.07.22] Real Sound By Taeyang
Compilations / Others
- [2010.01.27] Aoyama Thelma x SOL from BIGBANG - Fall in Love
- [2010.07.28] Aoyama Thelma - LOVE! 2 -THELMA BEST COLLABORATIONS- (#4 Fall in Love / Aoyama Thelma x SOL (from BIGBANG))
- [2011.08.24] Aoyama Thelma - SINGLES BEST (#8 Fall in Love / Aoyama Thelma x SOL (from BIGBANG))
- [2013.06.26] Aoyama Thelma - UP BEAT (#7 Fall in Love / Aoyama Thelma x SOL (from BIGBANG))
- [2014.03.26] FUTURE IS WOW (#3 Go Crazy / m-flo + SOL (from BIGBANG))
- [2016.04.27] Aoyama Thelma - LOVE! ~SPECIAL~ (#3 Fall in Love / SOL (from BIGBANG))
- [2017.09.06] Aoyama Thelma - 10TH DIARY (MIX CD - #5 Fall in Love / Aoyama Thelma × SOL from BIGBANG)
- [2010.08.25] SOLAR
- Just a feeling (Music)
- SOLAR (Intro) (Music)
- Take it slow (Lyrics & Music)
- Wedding dress (Music)
- Where u at (Music)
- BIGBANG - Good Bye Baby (Lyrics)
- BIGBANG - LOSER (Music)
-  Besame Mucho
- [2008.07.06] SBS Inkigayo #1 - "Naman Barabwa"
- [2008.07.13] SBS Inkigayo #1 - "Naman Barabwa"
- [2008.07.20] SBS Inkigayo #1 - "Naman Barabwa"
- [2010.07.08] MNet M! Countdown #1 - "I Need a Girl"
- [2010.07.15] MNet M! Countdown #1 - "I Need a Girl"
- [2010.07.16] KBS Music Bank #1 - "I Need a Girl"
- [2010.07.18] SBS Inkigayo #1 – "I Need a Girl"
- [2010.07.25] SBS Inkigayo #1 – "I Need a Girl"
- [2010.09.02] MNet M! Countdown #1 - "I'll Be There"
- [2010.11.28] Mnet Asian Music Awards - Best Male Solo Artist
- [2015.01.14] 29th Golden Disk Awards: Digital Single Bonsang - "Nun, Ko, Ip"
- [2015.01.14] 29th Golden Disk Awards: Digital Single of the Year Daesang