Big Bang

; It’s the Big to the Bang.

Big Bang ( 빅뱅), commonly stylized as BIGBANG, is a South Korean boy band. The group’s formation was chronicled on the television series Big Bang Documentary, from July to August 2006. The show was also aired online on GomTV and on MTV Korea. Initially a six-member group, one member got eliminated during the airing of the show before the official debut leading to their current line-up, (The Elimated Member is now a Member of BEAST, named Hyunseung)

Signed to YG Entertainment, Big Bang released several successful singles and EPs. Their first release, the EP Always (2007), spawned the number-one single “Lies” (Korean: 거짓말; Revised Romanization: Geojitmal). The follow-up EPs Hot Issue and Stand Up were similarly successful. After they received the “Artist of the Year” award from the KM Music Festival and the Seoul Gayo Daesang Award, the group expanded their activities into Japan, releasing mini-albums and airplay singles. Their materials would not receive major promotion until the following year with the release of their first physical Japanese single, “My Heaven”.

By the end of 2009, Big Bang became the most searched artist in South Korea. They also became the first foreign group in Japan to receive the Japan Cable Broadcasting Award for “Best Newcomer”, and the first from Korea to receive the Japan Records award. In recent years, the members have branched out to do solo activities: Taeyang and G-Dragon have released solo materials while T.O.P, Daesung and Seungri have started acting.


2005: The Early Work.

Before the group’s debut, several members already had exposure in the entertainment industry. Leader G-Dragon, and lead vocalist Taeyang were signed with YG Entertainment since they were both twelve years old (thirteen years old Korean Age) , were known as GD and YB. On the other T.O.P was an underground rapper under the stage name Tempo. Big Bang made their debut on August 19, 2006 at the Gymnastics Arena in Seoul Olympic Park during the YG Family concert.

Following the performance, the group’s first single, “Bigbang”, was released. It contained the songs “We Belong Together,” featuring labelmate Park Bom; “A Fool’s Only Tears” (Korean: 눈물뿐인 바보; Revised Romanization: Nunmulppunin Babo); and “This Love”, an adaptation of the American rock band Maroon 5 song, rewritten and performed by G Dragon. The single went on to sell nearly 40,000 copies. The second single, “BigBang Is V.I.P”, was released in September, eventually topping 32,000 copies sold. The last single, “Bigbang 03”, followed, with final sales nearing 40,000 copies. At the end of December 2006, Big Bang held their first concert, The Real. The following month, their debut album, Since 2007, was released, selling 48,009 copies by the end of February 2007








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