Big Bang – South Korean band
Big Bang was formed in 2006 in Seoul, South Korea. Its members are G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri. In the past 12 years, the lineup hasn’t changed. The project belongs to YG Entertainment. The company planned to create a successful K-pop group and achieved its goals.
The label was looking for group members all over South Korea. The representatives watched G-Dragon and Taeyang since the singers were 11 years old. T.O.P was invited by G-Dragon. They were friends since childhood. Seungri caught the label’s attention after his work on the TV project Let's Cokeplay: Mnet Battle Shinhwa. Two friends Daesung и Hyun-Seung attended the audition, but only the former passed. After Daesung accepted the offer, the lineup was finalized.
In 2006, the group debuted with a live performance on Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul. The same year, the artists presented a debut LP, Bigbang Vol.1. It featured such popular songs as "BIGBANG /We Belong Together", "B I G B A N G 03", and "Bigbang is V.I.P/La La La". The album reached the 3rd spot of the South Korean chart and sold 157,000 copies. After the release, many organizers tried to book Big Bang for private events. The group rarely agreed.