- Band Name: Big Bang
- Hangul: 빅뱅
- Genre: Hip Hop / R&B
- Band Members:
Big Bang made their debut in 2006 after MTV Korea released a 11 episode reality show chronicling the group's origins from try-outs to lengthy practice sessions. Their first concert was held at a YG Family (management company) concert at Seoul Olympic Park in August of 2006. The band then released a succession of singles that achieved moderate success.
In 2007, the band embarked on their first Korean tour. Big Bang then released their first mini album "Always," which featured their first break-out hit "Lies." The video for "Lies" stars popular Korean actress Su-yeon Cha. Their second mini-album "Hot Issue" was quickly released a few months later and also achieved similar levels of success.
In 2008, "Big Bang" entered the Japanese market with their Japanese album "For The World" (a collection of previous Korean singles in addition to new song "How Gee"). A third Korean mini-album "Stand Up" was also released.
Currently, the band is on hiatus while members pursue other activities. Member Seung-Ri is set to appear in his first feature length film with the April 9th release of "Why Did You Come to My House?". Seung-hyeon Choi, also known as T.O.P., stared in the KBS2 blockbuster drama series "IRIS," starring Byung-hun Lee & Tae-hee Kim.T.O.P also stared in the blockbuster movie 71-Into The Fire. Big Bang is now working on their comeback album for 2010.