Tae Yang was the first among the 5 members to become a trainee member of YG Entertainment at the age of 13. Since he was always training at YG Entertainment, he has never had a girlfriend, and so he is regarded as the pure, innocent band member by the fans. However, he is considered quite attractive due to his masculinity and dark skin color, and has more female fans in their 20s and 30s than any other member of the group. His first solo album Hot was a great success. Tae Yang likes urban hip-hop fashion and his hobby is collecting caps.
Real Name: Dong Yong Bae
Stage Names: Tae Yang, YB Tae Kwon, YBTK, SOL.
Date of Birth: May 18th, 1988
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 56 kg
Blood Type: AB
Education: Daejin Univ, Theater and film Department
Skills: Rapping, Dancing,Beatboxing, Singing, Languages (Korean, English, Japanese)
Debut: YG Family’s Second Album in 2002
Hobbies: Basketball, Music, Watching TV
Likes: Church, Summer, Clothers, Game, Manhwa
Family Members: Parents and Older brother (Dong Hyeon-Bae)
Personality: Does his best in everything. Over achiever. Doesn’t like to fight. He talks about his problem with his opponent. He listens to you well and thinks about what he is going to say before he says anything.
Musicians he admires: Usher, Omarion, Justin Timberlake
Pendant: A sun (taeyang is korean for ’sun’) which has a crown on top and “YB” in the middle meaning “to become the best in music industry