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s0n34cullen 21st October 2009 13:49

Big Bang (빅뱅) - Korean hip hop & R&B group
 
Big Bang (빅뱅) is a Korean hip hop & R&B group composed of five members. Each member has a different part within the group, such as singing or rapping. They are considered to be the new face of the YG Family.
A documentary was broadcast on GOM Player, which increased their popularity.

2006: Debut and success
Big Bang made their debut at the YG Family concert, held on August 19th, 2006 at the Gymnastics Arena in Seoul Olympic Park. The group originally consisted of six members, but one was dropped in the ninth episode of their documentary video. Originally, two were intended to be dropped, SO-1 and Seung Ri. However, only SO-1 was dropped with Seung Ri still in the group.

Big Bang released their first single, "The First Single Album," on August 29, 2006 with the song "This Love" getting high requests among radio stations. Their second single "Big Bang is V.I.P." was released a month later on September 28, 2006. Again, it was a success. On November 22, 2006 they released their third single entitled "B I G B A N G 0 3". In December 30, 2006, Big Bang had their very first concert titled, The Real. The concert was a success, filling all 12,000+ seats. They also released a music video of their cover song from Israel "My Girl", with Tae Yang as the soloist, bringing much of the attention to him. The following month, their first album "Since 2007" was released, with a total of 110,408 copies sold.

s0n34cullen 21st October 2009 13:49

G-Dragon
Stage Name : G-Dragon (G-드래곤)
Real Name : Kwon Ji Yong [권지용]
Birthdate: August 18, 1988 (1988-08-18) (age 21)
Education Background: Seoul Korean Traditional Arts Middle & High School
Debut: DaeHanMinGook Hip Hop Flex 2001
Position: Leader / Main Rapper


Tae Yang
Stage Name : Tae Yang (태양)
Former Stage Name : Young Bae Taekwon
Real Name: Dong Young Bae (동영배)
Birthdate: May 18, 1988 (1988-05-18) (age 21)
Debut: YG Family 2nd Album 2002
Position: Vocalist



T.O.P.
Stage Name : T.O.P.
Former Stage Name : Tempo
Real Name: Choi Seung Hyun (최승현)
Birthdate: November 4, 1987 (1987-11-04) (age 22)
Education Background: Seoul Art College (Majoring in Musical)
Position: Rapper



Dae Sung
Stage Name : Dae Sung (대성)
Real Name: Kang Dae Sung (강대성)
Birthdate: April 26, 1989 (1989-04-26) (age 20)
Education Background: KyeongIn High School
Position: Vocalist



Seung Ri (승리)
Stage Name :Seung Ri (승리)
Former Stage Name : V
Real Name: Lee Seung Hyun (이승현)
Birthdate: December 12, 1990 (1990-12-12) (age 19)
Position: Vocalist



s0n34cullen 21st October 2009 13:56

I like them since I hear they song : HARU-HARU (day of day) and Lies :music:
:naksir::naksir:

s0n34cullen 21st October 2009 13:57

http://i38.tinypic.com/dm2yxw.jpg
:roses::roses:

s0n34cullen 21st October 2009 14:08

http://i33.tinypic.com/15d6jis.jpg
g-dragon
http://i35.tinypic.com/2uhy3xk.jpg
tae yang
http://i37.tinypic.com/foouf5.jpg
T.O.P
http://i36.tinypic.com/eprqjq.jpg
dae sung
http://i35.tinypic.com/24dkoxx.jpg
seung ri
:naksir::naksir:

s0n34cullen 21st October 2009 14:10

20072008: Breakthrough success

On February 8, 2007, Big Bang released their live concert album entitled The First / Real Live Concert, which sold almost 30,000 copies by the end of 2007.[8] From May to July 2007, the group also held their first national tour concert in Korea, with the headline Want You, touring a total of five cities: Incheon, Daegu, Changwon, Jeonju and Busan.

In August, the group released what would become one of their first mini albums Always, with the group holding a Showcase/Fanmeeting for promotional activities. Taking control over their music, group-leader G-Dragon began producing and writing some of the songs on the album. The mini-album was released to positive reviews from fans and critics alike, especially the song "거짓말" ("Lies").[9] "Lies" became the group's first song to be a breakout hit, reaching number-one on SBS Hit Songs, their first to do so, followed by MBC's Music Core, KBS Music Bank and Mnet's Countdown and numerous online and offline charts for many consecutive weeks.

The mini-album was successful enough for Big Bang to collect numerous awards by the end of 2007, including "Best Male Group" and "Song Of The Year" from the 2007 M.NET/KM Music Festival.[10] Later in 2008, Big Bang also collected the prestigious "Daesang" from the 17th Seoul Music Awards.[11]

Their second mini album, Hot Issue, was released a few months after Always and yielded another strong single for the group, "Last Farewell" ("마지막 인사"). It mirrored the success of "Lies," topping various music charts, and winning "Song of the Month Digital Music Award" from Cyworld , beating strong competitors such as the Wonder Girls and F.T. Island. It also topped Juke-On's chart for eight consecutive weeks.[12] The group then held their second round of concerts from December 28 to 30, 2008, with the headline Big Bang Is Great, where tickets were reportedly sold out in 10 minutes.[13] Despite this, various members were hospitalized due to sickness and injuries from over performing and exhaustion,[14] thus halting and limiting their promotional activities. A representative for YG Entertainment then addressed the issue by stating that though the group would perform at the MBC Music Festival on the 31st, they would cancel everything else on their schedule for the first week of next year. It was later reported in the year that Big Bang's albums and singles had been in high demand, causing the record company to reprint and repackage it for re-releases.[15]

After the success in South Korea, Big Bang ventured out overseas towards Japan. Kicking off 2008, their first Japanese album For the World was released, with previous Korean singles appearing on the album, in addition to a Japan-only song, "How Gee" (a new remix version from "How Gee" by the Japanese group Black Machine). For The World debuted at #14 on the Oricon chart and eventually crawled its way to #10, despite lack of promotions.[16] On the 28th and 29th of March, Big Bang held a concert in JCB Hall in Tokyo Dome City. Additionally, the group also released a Japanese mini-album in late May titled With U, with a corresponding single of the same name.

The group returned to Korea mid-2008 after their activities in Japan ended. Despite their activities being delayed several time due to solo activities, Big Bang eventually released their third mini-album Stand Up which featured collaborations with the group Daishi Dance, and the Korean rock-band No Brain with their latest punk rock single Oh My Friend. The band's first release was "Day By Day" ("하루하루"). Like previous albums, leader G-Dragon was heavily involved with the production of the album, having composed and written a majority of the songs with the exception of "A Good Man", which was composed by fellow group member T.O.P. The mini-album went on to exceed the 100,000 mark in sales and also yielded some of the group's strongest singles, with the lead single "Day By Day" topping several online charts and staying at the number-one spot for 6 consecutive weeks.[17] In addition, several of their songs also made it to the Top 20 of the charts, with "Heaven" at the number-two spot, "Oh My Friend" being ninth, "A Good Man" at twelfth and "Lady" being sixteenth a total of five songs in the Top 20 for the group.[citation needed]

At the same time, Big Bang released the Japanese song "Number 1" from their album of the same name and introduced the song through Japanese radio programs and TV shows; the album peaked at #3 on the Japan's Oricon daily album chart.[citation needed] Towards the end of 2008, Big Bang released their Korean follow-up album, Remember, yielding the single "붉은노을 ("Sunset Glow"), which peaked at number-one on various charts in Korea. At the end of 2008, Big Bang collected their second "Artist of the Year" from the 2008 M.NET KM Music Festival award ceremony.[citation needed]

s0n34cullen 21st October 2009 14:11

2009: Branching out

The group went on a break in early 2009, with all of them pursuing solo activities. During this time, they collaborated with 2NE1, a new girl group from their entertainment company and also being called The Female Big Bang, for the song "Lollipop"; they filmed a music video for it as well. Although it was a song used to promote a cell phone, it has since hit #1 on various online charts.[18]

After their recent success with "Lollipop", the group released their first Japanese single named "My Heaven" in May 2009, their major debut in Japan. The song is a Japanese translation of their song "Heaven" from the EP Stand Up.[citation needed], and was composed by acclaimed Japanese composer Daishi Dance. Due to an interesting promotional campaign in which the group performed on several Morning News programs, BIGBANG's single debuted at a surprisingly high no. 3 on the Oricon Charts.[19]

Later in 2--0, Big Bang released their second Japanese single titled "Gara Gara Go!" on July 8, 2009 which reached number 5 on the Oricon charts. [19] "Gara Gara GO!!" marked the group's first perfomances on some of Japan's major music shows, like Hey!Hey!Hey! Music Champ and Music Station. With the release of two successful Japanese singles, Big Bang released their first full-lenth Japanese album under Universal Music, aptly titled BIGBANG, which charted in at No. 3.[19]

Almost immediately after the release of their first album, BIGBANG returned to Korea. On August 18th, G-Dragon released his first solo album titled "Heartbreaker" which was, despite fair amounts of criticism, a great success. Fellow member Taeyang is set to release his second solo during November and it has been confirmed that filming for his single "Where U at" has been completed.

They are also endorsing famous Korean Online FPS "Sudden Attack". All 5 members will have their own characters with special dialogue and sound effects. They also are endorsing for FILA as Stylish (The FILA) was released on their single Gara Gara GO!!

They performed at the annual Korean music festival Dream Concert, on October 2009. At the 2009 I Love Korea Dream Concert, they will performed side by side with 2PM, Super Junior, 2NE1, Girls' Generation, SHINee, Wonder Girls, and others.

On Oct. 15th, 2009 Big Bang announced their first tie-up with a Japanese drama; they will be providing the theme song for TBS's friday night drama Ohitorisama starring popular actress Alisa Mizuki and Teppei Koike. [20] This was widely considered proof of their quick success in Japan, as the series features some of the most prominent names in the Japanese media industry, with supporting roles from w-inds' Keita Tachibana, Ami Suzuki and Matsushita Nao.

s0n34cullen 21st October 2009 14:13

Korean Albums

* Volume 1: Since 2007 (December 21, 2006)
* Volume 2: Remember (November 5, 2008)

Japanese Albums

* Volume 1: Number 1 (October 22, 2008)
* Volume 2: BIGBANG (August 19, 2009

Korean Singles

* 1st: The First Single Album (August 28, 2006)
* 2nd: Big Bang is V.I.P (September 28, 2006)
* 3rd: Bigbang 03 (November 21, 2006)

Japanese Singles

* 1st: My Heaven (June 24, 2009)
* 2nd: ガラガラ Go!! (July 8, 2009)

Korean EP(s)

* Mini Album 1: Always (August 16, 2007)
* Mini Album 2: Hot Issue (November 22, 2007)
* Mini Album 3: Stand Up (August 18, 2008)

Japanese EP(s)

* Mini Album 1: For the World: (January 4, 2008)
* Mini Album 2: With U (May 28, 2008)

Solo Singles/Albums

* 1st: Taeyang - Hot (May 22, 2008) Mini Album
* 2nd: Daesung - Look At Me Gwisoon (날 봐 귀순) (June 19, 2008) Digital Single
* 3rd: G-Dragon - Look Only At Me Part 2 (나만 바라봐 Part 2) (June 30, 2008) Digital Single
* 4th: Daesung - It's a Big Hit!! (대박이야!!) (January 29, 2009) Digital Single
* 5th: Seungri - Strong Baby Digital Single
* 6th: Taeyang & T.O.P - Friend,Our Legend (친구) (June 25, 2009) Digital Single
* 7th: G-Dragon - Heartbreaker (August 18, 2009) Album
* 8th: Taeyang - Where U At (October 15th, 2009) - Digital Single
* 9th: Daesung - TBA (December 2009) Album
* 10th: T.O.P - Digital Single

Concerts

* The Real Concert December 2006
* Want You (Tour Concert) May 2007
* Big Bang is G.R.E.A.T. December 2007
* Global Warning (Tour Concert) June 2008
* Stand Up (Tour Concert) November 2008
* Big Show January 2009

L1z4rD 21st October 2009 14:29

Waaks...

Big Bang...
I Think TOP is The Best Rapper in the group.:music:

:kabur:

dangyunhaji 21st October 2009 15:04

Yoooo...

thanks 4 the thread sis...:hface::hface:

Big Bang untuk genre musik mereka gak ada yang bisa ngalahin. Big Bang bring the oldskul back!!

Cuman sayang, kenapa ya banyak manusia yang pada iri ma kesuksesan mereka? Kalo Big Bang ngeluarin album atau anggotanya goes solo...pasti langsung banyak telinga n mulut yang denger sama bilang mereka plagiator. Sumpah, mereka yg bilang gitu gak ada kerjaan.

tapi saking udah biasa denger hujatan itu, gw gak gerah...:music::music: nyantai aja....

ya gak VIP's????


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