Dong Young-bae (Korean: 동영배; born May 18, 1988), better known by his stage names Taeyang (meaning "sun" in Korean) and SOL (when performing in Japan), is a South Korean singer, songwriter and dancer.
He made his debut in 2006 as a member of the South Korean boy band Big Bang.
While the debut was met with lukewarm receptions, their follow-ups cemented their popularity, becoming one of the best-selling digital groups of all-time in Asia and one of the best-selling boy bands in the world.
Following the release of several albums and extended plays with his group, Taeyang pursued a solo career in 2008, releasing his first extended play, Hot. The EP was acclaimed by critics and went to win the award for Best R&B & Soul Album at the 6th Korean Music Awards.
Taeyang's vocal skills have been admired by music critics and he is regarded as one of the best vocalists in South Korea.
On January 13, 2023, he released the single titled "Vibe" featuring Jimin from BTS.
May 18, 1988
K-pop, hip hop, R&B, EDM
Big Bang, GD X Taeyang, YG Family