BIGBANG Members & Profiles


  • Full Name: Kwon Ji Young
  • Nickname: GD
  • Position: Main Rapper, Leader
  • Birthday: August 18, 1988
  • Height: 177 cm (59)
  • Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: Christian
  • Education: Seoul Korean Traditional Arts Middle & High School
  • Languages: Korean, English, Chinese
  • Hobbies: Writing lyrics, Composing, drawing
  • Fun Facts:
    His stage name GDragon comes from his original name Ji Yongbecause Ji sounds just like aG and Yong meansDragon”.
    His childhood friend is Kangin from Super Junior.
    He is known for his incredible taste in fashion and is one of the top fashionista in the idol world.
    Though he appears confident and charismatic on stage and in MVs, GD is extremely shy and modest in real life.
    We he was eight years old he was apart of the kid groupLittle Roora“.
    Was an SM trainee for 5 years until he decided to quit because he was unsure if music was what he wanted to do.
    He has been with YG Entertainment since he was 12 years old.
    He and TaeYang were originally going to debut in a duo hiphop groupGDYB“, but Yang Hyun Suk  canceled their debut because he wanted to instead create a 4 to 6 member group (Which is now BIGBANG).
    Even during his trainee years GD rapped in songs by several big name artist such as Wheesung, SE7EN, and Masta Wu.
    After the members of BIGBANG were finalized, Yang Hyun Suk gave each of the members pendants. GDs was a star with his favorite type of cap on it. It meansTo become a big star in the music industry“.
    He produces all of BIGBANG’s songs.
    Known in KPOP as a musical genius (To which he denies)
    In 2009 he released his first solo album Heartbreaker an received a phenomenal amount of success.  But it was later attacked by Sony Music for claims of  Heartbreaker being too similar to Flo Ridas Right Round and Butterfly being too similar to Oasiss She’s Electric“.  In the end the music labels for the respective artist said they didn’t see any similarities and did not press charges.
    Ironically, GD released another version of Heartbreaker featuring Flo Rida.
    His relationship with Yang Hyun Suk is compared to a father and son relationship“.
    He along side T.O.P formed a sub unit titled GD&TOP“.
    He has a Sharpei named Gaho (He even talks about him in his rap in GD&TOPsKnock Out“)
    In 2011 it was announced that GD failed a drug test taken in Japan and had traces of Marijuana in his hair cells. It was revealed that during a party GD had smoked a cigarette from a fan that tasted a bit off, but didnt think much of it since he had never smoked pot before and had also been drinking at the party.  Soon after the news broke he stopped all of his up coming events and went on a selfreflection period.


  • Full Name: Dong Yong Bae
  • Nickname: SOL (Solar)
  • Position: Vocalist
  • Birthday: May 18, 1988
  • Height: 174 cm (58)
  • Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Religion: Christian
  • Education: Daejin University in Theater & Film
  • Languages: Korean, English, Japanese
  • Hobbies: Music, Basketball, Church
  • Fun Facts:
    •”TaeYang is the korean word for sun.
    Does his best in everything, and is said to be an over achiever.
    He doesnt 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 JinuSeans AYo MV. Being inspired by JinuSean, he later auditioned to join YG Entertainment.
    He and GDragon were originally going to debut in a duo hiphop groupGDYB“, 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.
    In 2010, TaeYang released his first solo album SOLAR that dominated the music charts and even won himBest Male Artist of 2010“.


  • Full Name: Kang Dae Sung
  • Nickname: DLite (Delight)
  • Position: Vocals
  • Birthday: April 261989
  • Height: 178 cm (510)
  • Weight: 63 kg (136 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: Christian
  • Education: KyeongIn High School
  • Languages: Korean, Japanese
  • Fun Facts:
    He is known for his jokester like antics not only in BIGBANG, but in various variety shows.
    He loves to bring smiles to peoples faces.
    At a young age Daesung went to vocal lessons frequently. But when he told his parents that he wanted to pursue a career in singing, they told him no and stopped paying for his lessons.  Shortly after his vocal instructor called him and asked why he wasnt attending anymore.  When he told her he couldnt afford it because of his parents she told him, “I will give you the lessons for free as long as you work hard.”
    When he was a trainee he was diagnosed with vocal cord nodules (which is caused by straining the vocal cords). They got worse in the fall of 2006 and he had to undergo treatment soon before the release of BIGBANGs second single. Labelmate Gummy, who had experienced similar problems, helped Daesung recover and manage his condition, and theyve been friends ever since.
    After the members of BIGBANG were finalized, Yang Hyun Suk gave each of the members pendants. Daesungs was the earth held between headphones. It means: “To let the whole world listen to your music
    Idols from YG often joke that Daesung and 2NE1s Minzy are related because of their similar facial features such as their smiling eyes.

    The members of BIGBANG have stated that Daesung is the type of person to think: “If something goes right, its because of someone else. But if something goes wrong, its because of me.
    Usually when someone is accepted as a trainee into a company, they are chosen not just on skill but also on looks. For Daesung, he wasnt very good looking so it was a surprise to many that he was accepted at all (The members of BIGBANG often joke that when they first saw Daesung, they thought he had to be an musical genius).
    Some musicians he admires are Usher, Omarion, NeYo, and Wheesung.
    In 2011, Daesung was driving to his parents house at night when he noticed a taxi car pulled over to the side. When he went to stop, he ran over a man lying in the road from a previous accident. The man died, and Daesung was struck with grief and sadness and ended all of his Idol appearances for the rest of the year.  For the remainder of the year he stayed at home and/or went to church.


  • Full Name: Choi Seung Hyun
  • Nickname: Tempo
  • Position: Rapper
  • Birthday: November 41987
  • Height: 180 cm (511)
  • Weight: 65 ft (142 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Education: Seoul Art College, Dangook University in Theater & Film
  • Languages: Korean, Japanese
  • Hobbies: Reading, swimming, writing lyrics
  • Fun Facts:
    Despite his rapper image, T.O.P is EXTREMELY playful.
    He was childhood friends with GDragon, but once GD moved away the two became distant.  But once YG was looking for candidates for the creation of BIGBANG, GD called him and recorded several demos to be sent to YG. He was latered contacted to audition.
    When auditioning for YG, he was turned down because he was overweight. A month later he auditioned again with a slimmer and more toned body and got in (It is said that he lost 20 kg in 40 days).
    After the members of BIGBANG were finalized, Yang Hyun Suk gave each of the members pendants. T.O.Ps was a hand holding a megaphone. It means: “To inspire people with his voice and become big”.
    Acted in the drama Iris and  “I Am Sam“.
    Acted in the movie 19 along side Seungri and also in71: Into the Fire“.
    He won the Hallyu Popularity Award in the 47th Grand Bell Film Awards.
    In 2010 he won Best Newcomer Award in the Blue Dragon Awards (To which he says he was shocked but also a little bit embarrassed to go on stage since he had just dyed his hair white for his GD&TOP promotions and it was the first time revealing his new hairstyle to the public).

    He along side GDragon formed a sub unit titledGD&TOP
    Wrote the song Oh Mom on the GD&TOP album about a fan who had cancer and died.
    Has an older sister.
    He is the first Korean artist to have his song release worldwide on iTunes withTurn It Up Loud“.
    Some musicians he admires are Usher, Omarion, Jay-Z, and B2K.
    Yang Guk Suk originally gave him the stage nameMark“, but it was thrown away once label mate SE7EN came up with the name T.O.P“.
    In 2011 it was reported that he had purchased a 3 million dollar villa located in Seoul, South Korea.


  • Full Name: Lee Seung Hyun
  • Nickname: VI (Victory)
  • Position: Vocal, Maknae
  • Birthday: December 12, 1990
  • Height: 176 cm (59)
  • Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Education: Chung Ang University
  • Languages: Korean, Japanese
  • Fun Facts:
    When he was young he had participated in several dance competitions. He competed against his fellow member Taeyang as well as Super Juniors EunhyukTVXQs Yunho, and SHINees Taemin.
    Some musicians that he admires are Justin Timberlake, and Omarion.
    Before becoming a YG Trainee he entered the Battle Shinhwa  program.  He was eliminated in the show but was later recruited byYG as a trainee.
    Seungri was originally eliminated from BIGBANG. But because he didnt want to face his friend and family after failing, he went back to YG and competed against SO1 (aka Hyunsung from BEAST/B2ST) to be the final member. In the end, Seungri won and was the last member of BIGBANG to be finalized.
    After the members of BIGBANG were finalized, Yang Hyun Suk gave each of the members pendants. Seungris was a flag with a V on a disc with a ring around it. It means: “A new style of music set on the music industry”.
    He is known for his blunt attitude and over flowing confidence.
    He shed his youngest member/maknae look when he promoted the singleStrong Baby“.
    He has choreographed a large portion of BIGBANGs dances.
    He has been labeled as theJustin Timberlake of South Korea“.

    Has acted in the movie Why Did You Come to My House?” and in19 along side T.O.P.
    The BIGBANG members often remark that they feel nervous whenever he goes out on shows because he has a tendency to say secrets about the other members.
    He has opened singing and dancing training academies in Korea.
    In 2012, he dropped out of Chung Ang University because of his demanding schedule in BIGBANG.

Former Members
SO1 (aka HyunSeung from BEAST/B2ST)

389 thoughts on “BIGBANG Members & Profiles

  1. I really, really and really love BIGBANG!!! I love all 5 of them, forever leader GD, gentle charismatic Taeyang, power rapper T.O.P, smiling angel Daesung and cutest maknae Seungri!!!

  2. I love T.O.P!! He is a handsome MAN in the world!! No wonder that many girl outside love's him very much!! Live K-popp!! T.O.P!! G-DRAGON!! DAESUNG!! SEUNGRI!! TAEYANG!! By bigbang fan on 03 march 2013 says:

    Love bigbang!!

  3. I love you Bigbang ! ! I wish i could see you all in front of my eyes . . . Especially , t.o.p . . . Hhhrrmmm . . . :)

  4. :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) love bigbang.. Send my regards 2 top please…..hhmmm….:(

  5. i love bigbang very much especially choi seung hyun .. i love the way he rap .. and i love his single song TURN IT UP !! hwaiting bb !! you all born to BANG the WORLD !!!!

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  7. .hey bigbang group you are one of the best kpop star, i am your fan from philippines, i hope you had a plan to be concert here in philippines and i hope i could see you in personal, T.O.P you are my first IDOL in your group…and taeyang, g dragon,daesung and seungri u had a really really most beautiful voic youre the ooe bigbang.. B-)

  8. hi bigbang one of your fan.i like your moves in fantasic baby..
    especially those winks of choi seung hyun .. heavy .. im in love <3
    Hopefully you have a concert here in the PHILIPPINES…i hope.

  9. …i love bigbang , i hope u guys have a concert here in the phillpines … i love gdragon and t.o.p ,, all of u guys muah

  10. There are 3 vip in my life : Zico (block b) – my bad boy ★♡♡♥♥♥♥♥, Ilhoon (btob)- my cutie boy ♥♥♡♡♥♡♡♥ and G-dragon (bigbang)- my fashion love boy ♥♥♥♡♡♥♥♥♥. Because of those 3 guys now my phone is full of kpop music and i became a big fan .

  11. I love all the member of BIGBANG especialy T.O.P.,GD and Taeyang..
    I love you so much.I hope one day I can see you all in front of my face

  12. Choi Seung Hyun is my FIRST EVER korean artist whom i get CRAZY!!!!!!! i wnt to see you in PERSON….. i’m a filipina..

    • You have to go onto an online website because in the US you won’t find anything unless some person you know is good at crafts and makes something

  13. Can’t you guys change Seungri’s picture into a coloured version, and not black and white… There is the coloured version, he’s wearing red colour… By the way, nice info you have there… Now I know Seungri’s blood type is A… Yeay…

  14. You have to go onto an online website because in the US you won’t find anything unless some person you know is good at crafts and makes something

  15. hello to all of members of bigbang :)
    fighting ! i like all songs that you compose gd and also how taeyang dance
    big bang is a really great band

  16. i love bigbang.
    hi! my name is aintmyekthwe .i live myanmar .Please !come to our (myanmar ) country . Welcome to myanmar for bigbang and bap
    by the way
    i want to bigbang member

    • I’m from Myanmar.Plz welcome to our country.I’m waiting BIG BANG B.A.P & 2NE1.And plz follow me.My twitter is @Hnin13000236 :DLove you<3Actually GDragon is my first love:)

  17. I will LOVE BIGBANG FOREVER!!! But I LOVE the most is GDragon!!!😍💖, I will also love TOP,TaeYang,Suengri,Dae Sung.

  18. hai, bigbang my name is inkigayoinki (lee shin young).hey bigbang can you send my regards to jiyong oppa…jiyong oppa, seungri oppa, taeyang oppa you’ll so cute
    i so love you bigbang!!!!
    bigbang always in my heart muach!!!!!

  19. i love the songs of big bang although i dont know the meaning the way they sing its makes meaningful….

  20. I like GD so much. GD oppa,fighting!!! I also like TOP and all of them. The best KPOP group. BIGBANG……!!!

  21. I love G-Dragon Oppa and TOP oppa. Tbh, I love them all. :) And Daesung’s cute smile is contagious. :) His eyes at smiling too! :) I love TOP oppa because he’s a good rapper and a BINGU <3 YG FAM IS THE BEST 👊

  22. I Love G-Dragon forever … :* i’m is Vip and love GD …

    i’am VIP forever and love BIGBANG and YG . <3

    thanks for the info . ;) :* <3 love you G-dragon . I'm fan with you GD :* <3 … oppa saranghae <3 kwon ji yong <3 … g-DRAGON IS THE BEST <3 :*

  23. i’m a die hard fan of BIG BANG specially my oppa T.O.P” i love reading fan fiction specially when he is the main character of that story, i started liking him when some fan fiction entitled “TALK BACK AND YOURE DEAD” and after reading it i became interested and research about him,until i finally found out that the fiction they used to the story is one of the big bang member,and after that revealaytions,i started collecting all their albums,.I really wish to see oppa TOP someday,when i become rich, i know im too far from it but whatever it takes, i will go to korea just to see him,i will finish my studies and go to work to earn enough money to request him personally, such a day dreamer.just bear with instead..hehe ilove u oppa top,mua!!

  24. opp top, someday when i become rich, i will go to korea,no one and no typhoon and there is no creatures can stop me.. im a die hard fan of yours oppa gonna reach for you oppa top.. i love you oppa top.thats how im obsessed of you oppa top .. :-(

  25. I think the conversion is wrong….

    it is goes like this >>>>
    correct if I’m wrong please

    178cm *1inch/2.54cm *12inches/1ft = 5.8 so it is basically 5 ft. 8 inches right????….

    As what I’ve said correct me if I’m wrong….

  26. When some one searches for his necessary thing, so heshe desires to be available that in detail, thus that thing is maintained over here. ceeeedebabgd

    • G-D is the first:)Because he give me happiness and when I feel bad,he gives me happiness:)But what should I do?I have many troubles.He cannot help me because it is my destiny and it’s based on me:( If I go die,is it good for everybody?:(

  27. I love all of the members though is seungri really the youngest in the band? or am I mistaken? I love their song ”Bad Boy” they all look so cool!!!

  28. I love BIG BANG since 2012.Especially G-Dragon.I am a madman now.I want to meet GD before I die.I love you so much.A yan chit tae koko GD<3

  29. G-DRAGON is the best in Kpop.Love you so much<3 Come back again to New York :) Love U! BIGBANG<3 I live in New York :)

  30. Hey,Mr.G-DRAGON! :) I love you so much everyday everytime everyminute and everysecond <3 Never forget you baby.You're my first love <3 I hate boys but not you and BIGBANG :) I love kpop.But you're the first for me <3 I love you so so so much <3

  31. I love you,G-Dragon Oppa <3 Please come to Myanmar :) I'm always loving you still before I die <3 အရမ္းခ်စ္တယ္ကိုကို JI YONG ရယ္ <3

  32. Hey GD,Although you have girlfriend,I will love your girl.I don’t hate you because my love is true on you.Of course I don’t want to love your girlfriend because if you love her,I’m afraid…you cannot love me :'(

  33. I cannot believe T.O.P was refused for being overweight, that’s so shallow. And besides it seems that he was actually of normal weight and now he’s underweight

  34. GD Oppa!! Your watch is very expensive, beautiful & simple :) I like your watch very much :) I know ur watch is US $ 855200 ^_^ I cannot bought that :(

  35. You’re all really good looking…. especially TaeYang🇰🇷😳😣>\\\\\\< he's so darn perfect😱it's not fair😭💔

  36. GD took my heart after their HaruHaru was produced <3 I'm so thankful to GD Oppa because he always gives me happiness :) but sometimes he gives me sadness. :'(

    • hey guy KL! :) You are Myanmar? a
      Hey guy KL! :) Nice to meet you :) I’m a Myanmar fan girl. Especially YG family and i luv Big Bang the most. GDragon <3 is my greatest idol :) Can we friend? because We luv YG family <3 2NE1 <3 BIGBANG <3

      • LIES -.- i love bigbang more than you do because
        1: i have posters like crazy and i have a custom made pair of pants with them on it also and my wall paper is all bigbang too.
        2: i have my own plushie toy and a pillow case with t.o.p on it and i also have blankets and bed sheets with them on it for how sexy he is!!
        3: my closet clothes have all t.o.p on them because he is mine and mine forever in my head

  37. I love big bang especially T.O.P he’s gorgeous i like his hair it’s really cool i wish i could get to see him on my birthday in september i wish they would come to Iowa

  38. Yaaaaah~! I LOVE GD! IM A NEW FAN OF THEM BIGBANG! GD’s smile caught mu attention. And I love his everything!!! Hahahahah I also love T.O.P and seungri all of themmmm!!!

  39. […] BigBang uses several easy Korean phrases in the hit “Fantastic Baby.” Translated literally; ha-na (one) bu-teo (from) yeol (10) kka-ji (until) means “from one to 10,” but translated from slang to English it means “from start to finish.” Kpop songs are great to learn these types of everyday phrases. […]

  40. I really really like you G Dragon i am a fan of bigbang of philippines also i joined group …of bigbang i love you so much my oppa G and also t.o.p i miss you i hope bigbang have concert in philippines (freeconcert??) kidding

  41. Wish I could see Big Bang in concert here in the U.S., please have one in or around Arkansas. Love you guys much.

  42. I very like Bigbang.Terutama nya Kwon jiyoung Devanagari dia sma skap ngan saya bha.. 😔😁😁😁

  43. I Love you T.O.P Youre Bae AF you’re the cutest, hottest and most handsome man in this f*cking world<3 <3 <3

  44. G-Drangon and T.O.P are literally the most coolest people in the K-pop world!! not just them but Big Bang in general is sooooo cool and I love their songs:)

  45. I honestly love every BIGBANG member so much <3 if I were to put them in order though by who I love more it would be
    1. GD & Seungri
    2. Taeyang & Daesung & T.O.P :)

  46. anyeonghaesayo ! i’m your biggest fans from sabah espicially TAEYANG !! i want to meet you guys and talk personally !! omg omg omg ! please come to sabah ! and sing “BAE BAE” ” LOSER” “BANGBANGBANG” “SOBER” “WELIKE2PARTY & “IFYOU” i like you guys bcoz gd face look like arrogant but cute ! taeyang can dance and has a beautiful hairstyle ! t.o.p is tall and naughty ! seungri is cute , handsome and like a kid ! and daesung can play drumm like a “CNblue” that’s why i love u guys !!

  47. Thank u Brothers for making such beautiful songs my first Korean song I heard was bigbangS song bad boy
    so I could never forget it thank u brothers for this beautiful gift of music to the world . Bye .

    I listen to bigbang songs everyday
    I really like everyone in big bang i can’t choose
    사랑해요 오빠들
    I wish you guys come to my school and do a show! 남아공 johannesburg

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