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Big Bang (빅뱅) is a Korean hip hop group comprised of five members. Big Bang made its debut at the YG Family concert, held on August 19th at the Gymnastics Arena in Seoul Olympic Park. Originally with six members, one was dropped in the ninth episode of their documentary episodes. Big Bang's debut album was created by the members themselves. Although all members will be involved in promotion, they will not all participate in each song; certain members are vocals, while others are rappers. They are considered the new face of YG Family.
A documentary was broadcast on GOM Player, which increased their popularity
The leader of the Big Bang is Kwon Ji Yong (권지용) but his fans call him GD or G-Dragon.(Yong in Korean means Dragon.) He has been trained by the YG Family since he was 12 years old. During this training, Ji Yong and Young Bae were known as GDYB and they had a lot of fans even though they never released an album. He loves to dress and take pictures (of himself). Besides of rapping and beat-boxing, he can also write songs. Ji Yong wrote and arranged "This Love" and "We Belong Together" with T.O.P.
The "Big Brother" of the band is Choi Seung Hyun (최승현) or also known as Tempo and T.O.P. YG's staff calls him Keun Seung Hyun which means big Seung Hyun to distinguish between the two Big Bang members named Seung Hyun. Before joining Big Bang, he performed in clubs and even won KBS Radio's "Rap Battle" in 2003. Tempo is one of the two rappers in the Big Bang and is also very talented in beat-boxing.
Kang Dae Sung(강대성), the "Smile Angel", is a vocalist in Big Bang. Fans praise Dae Sung's humerous personality and astounding vocals and dedicate numerous websites to him. During the auditions, Dae Sung was called "Unpretty Boy" but later on the staff team confirmed that Daesung is actually the most poppular member in the Big Bang. Dae Sung has an obsession with and cannot live without "Doraemon", a Japanese cartoon.
Lee Seung Hyun [이승현] or as everyone calls him "Seung Ri", is the "Little Brother" of Big Bang, . His name when Big Bang debut was "V" which is derived from Victory. YG's staff calls him "Mug Nae", which means "the youngest(usually in a family)". Before joining Big Bang, Seung Ri was on "Battle Shinwha", a show that was searching for the second Shinhwa, a very sucessful Korean boy band. However, he was rejected in 13th episode because even though he was a great dancer, his vocals failed to impress. The manager of YG recognized his talent and invited him to practice with the YG Family. Seung Ri's greatest talents are dancing and choreographing dance routines.
Jang Hyun Seung [장현승], nicknamed So-1, was dropped from Big Bang in the ninth episode of their documentary, the show on GOM Television. He was considered to be a great singer and a "pretty face". Unfortunately, he did not pass the audition to become a member in Bigbang. Although, he was dropped from YG there are still many fanclub websites dedicated to supporting and cheering Hyun Seung on to follow his dream.
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