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BIGBANG 빅뱅

BIG BANG (빅뱅) commonly stylized as BIGBANG.

Labels: YG Entertainment & Universal Music (Japan)

Debut: August 19, 2006

Initially a six-member group {Details below 🙂}

BIGBANG fans is known as: [V.I.P]

Meaning : V.I.P. is short for ‘Very Important Person’
Bandana Color: They don’t use balloons, they use black and white bandannas. (even though most of the merchandise are YELLOW in colour, but it is not the official group’s colour )


Here are their Profiles 🙂

Stage Name: G-Dragon
Postion: Leader / Main Rapper
Real Name: Kwon Ji Yong (권지용)
Date of Birth: August,18,1988
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Blood Type: A
Education: Seoul Korean Traditional Arts Middle & High School
Skills: Rapping, Dancing, Beat Boxing, Composing, Singing, and Languages (Chinese, English)

Stage Name: TOP
Position: Rapper / Beat Boxer
Real Name: Choi Seung Hyun (최승현)
Date of Birth: November 4,1987
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Blood Type: B
Education: Seoul Art College (Majoring in Musical), Dangook University in Theater & Film (starting 2008)
Skills: Rapping, Beat Boxing, Lyrics Making

Stage Name: Taeyang, Sol

Position: Vocalist
Real Name: Dong Yong Bae (동영배)
Date of Birth: May 18, 1988
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 56 kg
Blood Type: AB
Education: Daejin University in Theater & Film ( starting in 2008 )
Skills: Rapping, Dancing,Beatboxing, Singing, Languages (English, Japanese)

Stage Names: Daesung, D-Lite (Delight)

Position: Vocalist
Real Name: Kang Dae Sung (강대성)
Date of Birth: April 26,1989
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 63 kg
Blood Type: O
Education: KyeongIn High School
Skills: Singing

Stage Name : Seung Ri (승리); V.I

Position: Vocalist
Real Name: Lee Seung Hyun (이승현)
Date of Birth: December 12, 1990
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Bloodtype: A
Skills: Singing, Dancing

Former Member: So-1 (Now, is a member of B2ST/BEAST)

Real Name: Jang Hyun Seung
Position: Vocalist
Date of Birth: September 3,1989
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 63 kg
Blood Type: B
Skills: Singing

More detailed information

Initially a six-member group, one member (So-1, Jang Hyun Seung) got eliminated during the airing of the show before the official debut. The television series called Big Bang Documentary was aired  from July to August 2006.The show was aired online on GomTV and on MTV Korea.

Big Bang released many successful singles, albums and extended plays:

KOREAN:

Albums:

  • Bigbang Vol.1 (2006)
  • Remember (2008)

Extended Plays:

  • Always (2007)
  • Hot Issue (2007)
  • Stand Up (2008)
  • Tonight (2011)

Compilation Albums:

  • Bigbang Special Edition (2011)

Singles:

  • First Single (2006)
  • Second Single (2006)
  • Third Single (2006)

After they received the “Artist of the Year” award from the M.net KM Music Festival and the Seoul Gayo Daesang Award, the group expanded their activities into Japan. Here are the list:

JAPANESE:

Albums:

  • Number 1 (2008)
  • Big Bang (2009)
  • Big Bang 2 (2011)

Extended Plays:

  • For The World (2008)
  • With You (2008)

Compilation albums

  • Asia Best 2006-2009 (2009)

Singles

  • My Heaven (2009)
  • Gara Gara Go! (2009)
  • Koe Wo Kikasete (2009)
  • Tell Me Goodbye (2010)
  • Beautiful Hangover (2010)

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). 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.

Something to be PROUD of:

  • the group’s first single, ‘Bigbang’  nearly 40,000 copies were sold
  • The second single ‘Bigbang is V.I.P’ 32,000 copies were sold
  • ‘Bigbang 03.’ nearing 40,000 copies were sold
  • Live concert album, The First / Real Live Concert (0On February 8, 2007) which sold 30,000 copies
  • First Mini Album ‘Always’ (including the title single, “Lies” ) the album sold 300,000 copies
  • Tickets for their Big Bang Is Great concert were also reportedly sold out in 10 minutes.
  • that Big Bang’s albums and singles were in high demand, causing the record company to reprint and repackage them for re-release
  • The group earned a total of KRW12 billion (USD 10.6 Million) at the end of 2007
  • BIGBANG held a concert at the JCB Hall, Tokyo Dome City
  • Stand Up exceeded the 100,000 mark in sales.
  • The lead single ‘Haru Haru’, topped several online charts and held the #1 position for six consecutive weeks. Other songs also charted within the Top 20, with “Heaven” reaching #2, “Oh My Friend” hitting #9, “A Good Man” at #12, and “Lady” peaking at #16 — a total of five songs in the Top 20 for the group.
  • At the end of 2008, it was reported that Big Bang earned a total of KRW36 billion (USD $24.5 million)
  • ‘Tonight’  went on to become a chart-topper upon its release on many Korean music chart.
  • ‘Tonight’ became the first K-pop album to reach the top 10 on US iTunes chart and is the only non-English language album in the top 100.
  • The album had a pre-sale order of 10,000 copies in Cyworld, beating the record set by DBSK’s 6,500 copies back in 2008
  • Seven days after the album’s release, it was reported that Big Bang had already earn KRW7 billion (USD$6.2 million).
  • In a week, 100,000 album copies were sold
  • The second single, “Love Song” music video  gained 2 million views on Youtube within two days

The list is actually LOOOOOOOOOOOONGER, I decide to list down SOME of it only. The list won’t stop and will never stop,right VIPs?. 🙂

Concerts and tours

  • The Real Concert (2006)
  • Want You (2007)
  • Big Bang is G.R.E.A.T. (2007)
  • Global Warning (2008)
  • Stand Up (2008)
  • Big Show (2009)
  • Big Show (2010)
  • Electric Love Tour (2010)
  • Big Show (2011)
  • Love & Hope Tour (2011)

I guess I should stop right here. If not, I’ll post more and more stuffs! ENDLESS~! ^^

{admin: insoooinlove}

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2 responses to “BIGBANG 빅뱅

  1. failed fat lady

    June 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Nice Blog with Excellent information

     

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