Happy birthday to BIGBANG's Taeyang

Stage name: TaeYang
Full Name: Dong Yong Bae
Nickname: SOL (Solar)
Label: YG entertainment
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: May 18, 1988
Height: 174 cm (5’8)
Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Religion: Christian
Education: Daejin University in Theater & Film
Languages: Korean, English, Japanese
Hobbies: Music, Basketball, Church

- ”TaeYang“ is the korean word for sun.
- He has a successful solo career
- He listens to people well and thinks before he says anything.
- Some musicians he likes are Usher, Omarion, Justin Timberlake.
- When he was in 5th grade TaeYang was a child actor. He was recruited to play the part of mini Sean in JinuSean’s A–Yo MV. Being inspired by JinuSean, he later auditioned to join YG Entertainment.
- He and G–Dragon were originally going to debut in a duo hip–hop group “GDYB“, but Yang Hyun Suk canceled their debut because he wanted to instead create a 4 to 6 member group (Which is now BIGBANG).
- After the members of BIGBANG were finalized, Yang Hyun Suk gave each of the members pendants. TaeYang’s has his initials “YB” with a crown over it. It means:“To become the best in the music industry”.
- Though TaeYang is known for his impressive vocal abilities, he was actually trained to be a rapper but debuted in BIGBANG as a singer.
- He is known for his kind hearted attitude and for his faith in God.