Artist: Bigbang Bio

14 Feb 2006, 21:45  9,876,117  196,463

Bigbang

There are several artists that perform under the name Bigbang

1) Korean hip-hop/pop group
2) Norwegian rock band

1, BIGBANG (빅뱅) is a five member hip-hop/pop group from Seoul, South Korea. The group was created by YG Entertainment Inc. through a long audition process which aired on TV as a 10 episode documentary. They made their debut at the YG Family 10th Anniversary Concert on August 19th, 2006.

Big Bang has been labelled as the "Revolutionary Group of Korean Music Wave" for their unique urban-originated music and fashion style. The members' involvement in composing and producing their own music, most notably G-Dragon's, has earned them respect and praise from music industry experts.

During their first year, Big Bang was criticized for being "too short" and "too ugly" for an idol group. Sales from their early hip-hop singles and first studio album BigBang Vol. 1 were disappointing. The group's turning point came with their hit song Lies, which stayed at number one on Korean charts for a record-breaking seven consecutive weeks. Their follow up releases, Hot Issue and Stand Up, furthered their success, spawning hits such as Last Farewell and Haru Haru. From 2007 to 2008, Big Bang received many awards, including "Best Male Group", "Song of the Year", "Artist of the Year", and the Grand Award at the Seoul Music Awards.

From 2009 to 2010, Big Bang expanded their endeavors to Japan, and were voted "the Korean group that Japanese fans wish to see the most". They became the first foreign group awarded to receive the "Best Newcomer" award from the Japan Cable Broadcasting Station and "Best New Artist" at MTV Japan. Amidst their Japanese group promotions, the members branched out to do solo activities. Taeyang, G-Dragon, and Seungri have released solo albums. G-Dragon and T.O.P also collaborated on an album under the sub-unit GD & TOP. Seungri and Daesung have acted in both TV dramas and musicals. T.O.P became a highly acclaimed film / TV drama star. Daesung hosted many of Korea's most popular variety TV shows.

After nearly a two-year hiatus in Korea, Big Bang reunited in 2011 with their successful album Tonight. However, promotions were cut short when multiple members encountered legal issues. In November 2011, representing the Asia-Pacific region, Big Bang emerged as the inaugural "Best Worldwide Act" winner at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards. This was the first time in six months where all five members were seen together. In 2012, Big Bang released their 5th Mini Album Alive in Korea and Japan. They are currently embarking on their first ever World Tour visiting 25 cities in 16 countries.

Fans of Big Bang are known as VIPs. Their official light stick is a signature yellow crown, which reflects Big Bang's title as the Kings.

Members:
G-Dragon / G-드래곤 (Kwon Ji-Yong 권지용; Leader, Rapper, Vocals)
T.O.P / Tempo (Choi Seung-hyun 최승현; Rapper, Beatbox, Vocals)
Taeyang (태양) / Sol (Dong Young-bae 동영배; Lead Vocals, Rapper)
Daesung (대성) / D-Lite (Kang Daesung 강대성; Vocals)
Seungri (승리) / Victory / V.I (Lee Seung-hyun 이승현; Vocals)

2. BigBang is a Norwegian rock band led by frontman Øystein Greni. Over several years the band lineup has altered several times while remaining a trio, with Greni remaining the one constant member. Though the band name spelling is inconsistent, it is usually styled BigBang

BigBang were formed in 1992 by Øystein Greni, Erik Tresselt and Christer Engen. Throughout the years the band's line-up has changed several times. As of 2007 it consists of Øystein Greni, Olaf Olsen (who joined in 1999) and Lasse Weeden. Øystein Greni is the only person who has always been a member of the band, and he is also commonly seen as the band's front figure, as he writes almost all the songs as well as being the lead vocalist and guitarist. Greni has been in much dispute by some of the former members of the band, saying that he is a musical tyrant with a singular path and anyone who doesn't follow the same road he does, he simply fires.

The band hit it big with the song "Girl In Oslo" and in this song and most of BigBangs later material the prominent feature is lyrics with directly translated norwegian figures of speach and powerful imagery. A staple of a BigBang song is the catchy guitar and bass riff along with the metaphorically compact lyrics.

Dubbed "Norway’s Greatest Live Band", BigBang are known for their thrilling performances and have been a major force in the Norwegian music scene for over a decade. In 2007, the band moved to California to focus on the American market. They toured the country, playing intimate gigs and promoting their American début 'From Acid to Zen', a compilation of songs from previously released albums.

After their 2013 album 'The Oslo Bowl', Øystein Greni began work on a solo project for several years. Greni - Pop Noir was released on 24 March 2017, with the Norwegian band suggesting on their Facebook page that it featured a collaboration with 'G-Dragon on "You Got IT"!' (probably as a joke).

Members:
Øystein Greni (Guitar, vocals)
Olaf Olsen (Drums, percussion and backing vocals)
Nikolai Eilertsen (Bass, backing vocals)


Top Track "Bigbang"

Fantastic Baby - Bigbang

Fantastic Baby

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505,156
BANG BANG BANG - Bigbang

BANG BANG BANG

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429,692
Blue - Bigbang

Blue

25,320
265,494
Loser - Bigbang

Loser

24,940
340,111
Bad Boy - Bigbang

Bad Boy

24,005
261,205
Bae Bae - Bigbang

Bae Bae

22,302
365,036
FXXK IT - Bigbang

FXXK IT

20,256
233,645
Wild Bird - Bigbang

Wild Bird

19,370
128,434
Monster - Bigbang

Monster

19,365
185,864
IF YOU - Bigbang

IF YOU

18,971
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Tonight - Bigbang

Tonight

17,146
158,830
SOBER - Bigbang

SOBER

15,849
198,911
Girl In Oslo - Bigbang

Girl In Oslo

15,505
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WE LIKE 2 PARTY - Bigbang

WE LIKE 2 PARTY

14,972
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Haru Haru - Bigbang

Haru Haru

13,782
126,859
Still Alive - Bigbang

Still Alive

13,221
125,877
To the Mountains - Bigbang

To the Mountains

12,471
72,608
LAST DANCE - Bigbang

LAST DANCE

12,367
127,946
Love Song - Bigbang

Love Song

12,022
101,948
Let's not fall in love - Bigbang

Let's not fall in love

11,881
119,326
ZUTTER (GD&T.O.P) - Bigbang

ZUTTER (GD&T.O.P)

10,930
94,108
Saturn Freeway - Bigbang

Saturn Freeway

10,765
55,778
Feeling - Bigbang

Feeling

10,096
69,908
Ego - Bigbang

Ego

9,962
73,791
Intro (Alive) - Bigbang

Intro (Alive)

9,126
51,882
GIRLFRIEND - Bigbang

GIRLFRIEND

8,437
76,525
CAFE - Bigbang

CAFE

8,217
58,080
Lies - Bigbang

Lies

8,129
64,982
Stupid Liar - Bigbang

Stupid Liar

7,872
53,031
Something Special - Bigbang

Something Special

7,833
49,222
Somebody to love - Bigbang

Somebody to love

7,660
47,707
Long Distance Man - Bigbang

Long Distance Man

7,651
47,166
FANTASTIC BOY - Bigbang

FANTASTIC BOY

7,556
36,236
Swedish Television - Bigbang

Swedish Television

7,454
44,935
We Belong Together - Bigbang

We Belong Together

7,139
42,914
HANDS UP - Bigbang

HANDS UP

6,758
54,786
HIGH HIGH - Bigbang

HIGH HIGH

6,637
30,369
Play Louder - Bigbang

Play Louder

6,563
40,747
BEAUTIFUL HANGOVER - Bigbang

BEAUTIFUL HANGOVER

6,462
81,971
Isabel - Bigbang

Isabel

6,288
37,505
i Don't Wanna - Bigbang

i Don't Wanna

6,140
33,203
The Oslo Bowl - Bigbang

The Oslo Bowl

6,085
39,274
Early December - Bigbang

Early December

5,986
25,720
FLOWER ROAD - Bigbang

FLOWER ROAD

5,804
52,068
Hurricane Boy - Bigbang

Hurricane Boy

5,687
25,697