After 16 years of debut, the members of Big Bang all have their own paths.
Big Bang is a Korean group debuting in 2006 with 5 members including G-Dragon, TOP, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri. With a handsome appearance and distinctive music style, Big Bang is known as the “King of K-pop” and is also one of the legendary Korean groups.
Album sales, big concerts around the world, fashion style and music of the 5 members all have a great influence on K-pop lovers. Looking back on the 16-year journey, Big Bang has gone through a lot of changes.
Most recently, YG Entertainment, Big Bang’s management company, has announced that TOP has terminated his contract and officially left the company after 16 years of working. The male rapper wants to challenge himself on a new path as a solo artist and an entrepreneur. Despite leaving the company, TOP is still a member of Big Bang and is willing to participate in group activities if he can arrange his schedule.
YG Entertainment announced, “TOP’s exclusive contract with YG has ended. He will now take on many new challenges as an artist and businessman. We respect TOP’s wish. He has ambitions to expand his individual activities not only as a member of BIGBANG but also as a soloist. He has discussed and reached an agreement on this matter with the other members”.
Besides, YG Entertainment also confirmed that Big Bang will return this spring with 4 members except Seungri. Currently, the group have completed the recording and are preparing to shoot the MV.
In addition, many viewers also predicted that TOP could follow the path of painting because he is very passionate about this field. Some other fans expect Big Bang’s rapper to return to the film industry after a 5 years of absence from the big screen. Previously, he has participated in a number of dramas such as I Am Sam, Iris, Tazza: The Hidden Card, …
Seungri is probably the member of Big Bang that captures a lot of media attention when caught in a series of shocking scandals. At the beginning of 2019, Seungri was accused of prostitution, trafficking, possession of illegal substances, gambling, embezzlement of public funds, distribution of depraved photos, etc. Because of his scandals, Seungri announced his departure from Big Bang and retired from the industry in March 2019. Seungri’s scandal is considered one of the biggest scandals in K-pop history and has become a hot topic in Korea and Asian countries.
According to the Chosun newspaper, after many trials, at the appeal court on January 27th at the High Military Court of the Ministry of National Defense, Seungri got his sentence commuted from 3 years in prison to 1 year and 6 months. In addition, the male idol also had to pay a fine of 1.1 billion won. Currently, the former Big Bang member has been imprisoned for more than 5 months and is expected to be released in 13 months.
G-Dragon is the leader of Big Bang and also the most influential member of the group. Not only is he a famous K-pop star, but he also has a huge income from royalties for songs he composed. Besides, the male idol also has a special charm in the fashion world. Every outfit he wears has become a global hot trend. It is known that G-Dragon currently has his own fashion brand.
G-Dragon is also one of the richest idols in K-pop when he owns many exotic cars, villas, luxury apartments, etc. Currently, the leader of Big Bang is living in a penthouse located in Korea’s most luxurious residential area.
Korean media reported that G-Dragon’s penthouse is about 70m2 wide and is worth up to 9 billion won. The male idol spent about 10.9 million won for monthly management costs only. In addition to the inherent utility services in high-class apartments, this place also serves breakfast by a famous chef, has a separate car park and elevator for each apartment,…
Taeyang is more private than the 3 members mentioned above. The male idol is very loyal and has a happy love story with actress Min Hyo Rin for 8 years. The couple met in 2014 and have been living under the same roof since 2018. They did not openly share their love but just quietly lived with each other.
On December 6th, 2021, Hankook Ilbo reported that Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin happily welcomed their first son. YG Entertainment also confirmed this information and said that the famous Korean couple is very happy to be parents.
Before that, Daesung was also considered a talented but troublesome idol because of a number of scandals. However, in recent years, he has lived a very private life and completely vanished from social networks. Besides, even though he’s been an idol for 16 years, Daesung has never been caught up in dating rumors. That’s why now, whenever Korean artists’ dating news breaks out, fans keep calling Daesung’s name because he’s been alone for too long.
Despite often being involved in scandals and some members even breaking the law and ending up going to prison, Big Bang is still the most influential group in K-pop. Fans are looking forward to the upcoming comeback with the 4 members of the “King of K-pop”.