Nickname: SOL (Solar)
Birthday: May 18, 1988
Height: 174 cm (5’8)
Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Education: Daejin University in Theater & Film
Languages: Korean, English, Japanese
Hobbies: Music, Basketball, Church
•”TaeYang“ is the korean word for sun.
•Does his best in everything, and is said to be an over achiever.
•He doesn’t like to fight, and would much rather talk his problem out.
•He listens to people well and thinks before he says anything.
•Some musicians he likes are Usher, Omarion, Justin Timberlake.
•His first kiss was in the MV for his first solo single “My Girl“.
•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).
•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.
•In 2010, TaeYang released his first solo album “SOLAR“ that dominated the music charts and even won him “Best Male Artist of 2010“.
Taeyang's first appearance in the entertainment industry was with Maddie in the hip-hop group Jinusean's music video "A-yo". The collaboration eventually lead him to successfully auditioning into the group's record label YG Entertainment, where he became one of the rappers alongside fellow trainee G-Dragon and former trainee (now a member of 2PM) Jun. K. The two were later coined as GDYB. In 2003, Taeyang provided the rap verse in singer Wheesung’s single "Player" on the latter's second album. Although Taeyang was scheduled to debut alongside G-Dragon as the duo GDYB, the plan was scrapped by their record label. Instead, they were joined by four other trainees (T.O.P., Daesung, Seungri, and Hyun Seung) to form the group Big Bang.