Taeyang To Embark on First World Tour
kpride, Dec. 1, 2014, 2:59 p.m.
Taeyang of boy band Big Bang will embark on his first world tour starting in Hong Kong in early January. He will then tour China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, according to his management agency YG Entertainment. Taeyang in June released "Rise," his second regular album and the first in six years.
Dong Young Bae better known by his stage name Taeyang, is a South Korean singer-songwriter. After appearing in Jinusean's music video "A-yo", Taeyang began training under YG Entertainment at the age of 12. After six years of training, he made his debut in 2006 as a member of the South Korean boy band, Big Bang.
His second studio album Rise peaked at #112 on the US Billboard 200 Chart, becoming the highest ranking album by a Korean soloist to enter the chart. The album's title track "Eyes, Nose, Lips" peaked at #1 on Billboard K-pop Hot 100 Chart, giving him his first solo number one single on the chart.