Taeyang Biography: Wife, Parents, Kid, Movies, Age, Net Worth, Height, Songs

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Taeyang is a South Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, and member of the boy group Big Bang.

He has been active in the music industry since 2006 and has established himself as one of the most popular and influential artists in Korea and beyond.

He is known for his vocal skills and his R&B style of music, as well as his dance moves and stage presence.

He has won numerous awards and accolades for his solo and group work and has ventured into acting and fashion. He is a devout Catholic and has several tattoos that represent his faith.

He married actress Min Hyo-rin in 2018 and currently serves in the military.


  • Full name: Dong Young-bae
  • Stage name: Taeyang
  • Nickname: YB, Sol, BaeBae
  • Date of birth: May 18, 1988
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Profession: Singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, model
  • Height: 174 cm
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: Dong Hyun-bae (older brother, actor)
  • Spouse: Min Hyo-rin (actress, married in 2018)
  • Children: One son
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $10 million

Early Life & Education

Dong Young-bae, better known as Taeyang, is aged 35 and was born on May 18, 1988, in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

He grew up in a middle-class family with his parents and his older brother Dong Hyun-bae, who is also an actor. He was interested in music from a young age and started playing the piano when he was six.

He also learned to play the drums, guitar, and saxophone. He attended Daejin High School, where he met his future bandmate G-Dragon.

He later transferred to Seoul Arts High School, where he focused on music and dance. He graduated from Dongguk University with a major in Theater and Film.

Personal Life

Taeyang is a devout Catholic and has several tattoos that represent his faith. He has a cross on his right arm, a rosary on his chest, a dove on his left shoulder, and the word “faith” on his right side.

He also has the phrase “Jesus, I trust in you” on his left arm and the initials “M.J.” on his right hand, representing Michael Jackson, his musical inspiration.

He is a fan of the N.B.A. and supports the Golden State Warriors. He is also an animal lover and has two dogs named Boss and Homie.

Taeyang married actress Min Hyo-rin on February 3, 2018, after dating for four years. They met in 2014 when she starred in his “1 AM” music video.

They had a private wedding ceremony at a church in Seoul, followed by a reception at Paradise City Hotel. They have one son together, but his name has not been revealed publicly.


Taeyang began his career as a trainee under Y.G. Entertainment when he was 12. He was originally supposed to debut as a rapper in a hip-hop duo with G-Dragon, but the plan was scrapped. He then joined the boy group Big Bang, along with G-Dragon, T.O.P., Daesung, and Seungri.

They debuted in 2006 with the single “We Belong Together”. They soon became one of the most successful and popular groups in Korea and Asia, with hits such as “Lies”,Haru Haru”,Fantastic Baby“, and “Bang Bang Bang“.

They have sold over 150 million records worldwide and have won numerous awards, including the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Worldwide Act in 2011.

Taeyang also pursued a solo career, starting with the E.P. Hot in 2008, which won the award for Best R&B & Soul Album at the 6th Korean Music Awards.

He released his first full-length album, Solar, in 2010, which featured the hit singles “I Need A Girl” and “Wedding Dress”.

He became the first Asian artist to have two songs in the iTunes Top 10 R&B/Soul chart. He also embarked on his first solo world tour, Solar World Tour, which covered 11 countries and attracted over 100,000 fans. He released his second album, Rise, in 2014, which included the smash hit “Eyes, Nose, Lips”.

The song won Song of the Year at several music awards and topped the Billboard K-pop Hot 100 chart for eight consecutive weeks.

He also collaborated with American singer-songwriter Tablo and rapper G-Dragon on the song “Tomorrow”, featured on the soundtrack of the Korean drama Iris.

He released his third album, White Night, in 2017, which showcased his mature and diverse musical style. The album spawned the singles “Darling” and “Wake Me Up“, followed by his second world tour, White Night World Tour, which visited 19 cities and drew over 200,000 fans.

Taeyang has also ventured into acting and fashion. He made his acting debut in the musical drama Secret Garden in 2010, where he played himself.

He also appeared in the reality show I Live Alone in 2017, where he showed his daily life and hobbies.

He has modelled for various brands and magazines, such as Calvin Klein, Vogue, Elle, and G.Q. He has also launched his clothing line, Natural High Record, which reflects his urban and street style.

Net Worth

Taeyang is estimated to have a net worth of $10 million.

He earns income from music sales, concerts, endorsements, and other ventures. He is one of Korea’s richest and most influential celebrities and has a loyal fan base worldwide.


Taeyang has been involved in controversies throughout his career, mostly related to his music and personal life. Some of the notable ones are:

In 2009, he was accused of plagiarism by the American singer Omarion, who claimed that Taeyang’s song “Just A Feeling” was copied from his song “Ice Box”.

However, Y.G. Entertainment denied the allegation and stated that they had legally purchased the rights to the song from the original producer.

In 2014, he was criticized by some netizens for wearing a shirt with the Rising Sun flag, which is considered a symbol of Japanese imperialism and oppression in Korea and other Asian countries.

He apologized for his mistake and explained that he did not know the meaning of the flag and that he only wore it because it matched his outfit.

In 2015, he was involved in a car accident where he rear-ended a taxi while driving his Porsche. He admitted his fault and compensated the taxi driver and the passengers.

He apologized to his fans and the public for causing trouble and said he would be more careful.

In 2017, he was rumoured to have cheated on his wife, Min Hyo-rin, with a Japanese actress named Juri Ueno. The rumour started when a Japanese magazine published an article claiming that Taeyang and Ueno had a secret relationship and met in Hawaii.

However, both Taeyang and Ueno denied the rumour and said they were just friends and had never met in Hawaii.

Taeyang also reaffirmed his love and loyalty to his wife and said the false accusation hurt him.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @__youngbae__
  • Twitter handle: @Realtaeyang


Taeyang has appeared in the following films and television shows:

  • Secret Garden
  • I Live Alone
  • Big Bang Made
  • Big Bang: Alive Galaxy Tour Final in Seoul
  • Big Bang: Alive Tour in Japan
  • Big Bang: The Beginning



  • Solar
  • Rise
  • White Night


  • Hot
  • International


  • My Girl
  • Prayer
  • Only Look At Me
  • Where U At

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