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Taeyang (태양) is a South Korean singer and member of the boy group BIGBANG.


  • He was born in Ujeongbu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
  • He has older brother, actor Dong Hyun-bae
  • His stage name Taeyang means Sun.
  • He can play the piano.
  • He can speak English, Japanese, and Korean.
  • He knows G-Dragon since he was 12, since they were training together.
  • Initially, Taeyang and G-DRAGON prepared six years to debut as a hip-hop duo, GDYB, but the plan changed and 3 more members have been added.
  • His first kiss was in the MV for his first solo single “My Girl“.
  • If he was a girl, he would date Daesung.
  • Once he went on a blind date with Girls’ Generation’s Yuri. They remained friends. (According to BIGBANG fan page on Facebook)
  • In 2013, he began dating actress Jung Eun-ran, better known by her stage name Min Hyo Rin.
  • He is known as a devout catholic, he has several tattoos that are inspired by his faith.
  • His favorite food is Yakiniku (grilled meat dishes)
  • TaeYang is known for his impressive vocal abilities, he was actually trained to be a rapper but debuted in BIGBANG as a singer.
  • YG Ent. confirmed that Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin will get married in February 2018, before his enlistment.
  • Taeyang enlisted on March 12th, 2018.
  • Taeyang’s expected discharge day is November 11th, 2019.
  • Taeyang is ranked 41st on TC Candler “The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018”.