Artist: Bigbang Bio

14 Feb 2006, 21:45  10,235,900  203,233

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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BANG BANG BANG - Bigbang

BANG BANG BANG

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Loser - Bigbang

Loser

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Blue - Bigbang

Blue

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Bad Boy - Bigbang

Bad Boy

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Bae Bae - Bigbang

Bae Bae

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FXXK IT - Bigbang

FXXK IT

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IF YOU - Bigbang

IF YOU

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Monster - Bigbang

Monster

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Wild Bird - Bigbang

Wild Bird

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Tonight - Bigbang

Tonight

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SOBER - Bigbang

SOBER

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WE LIKE 2 PARTY - Bigbang

WE LIKE 2 PARTY

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Girl In Oslo - Bigbang

Girl In Oslo

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Haru Haru - Bigbang

Haru Haru

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LAST DANCE - Bigbang

LAST DANCE

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Still Alive - Bigbang

Still Alive

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To the Mountains - Bigbang

To the Mountains

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Love Song - Bigbang

Love Song

12,424
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Let's not fall in love - Bigbang

Let's not fall in love

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ZUTTER (GD&T.O.P) - Bigbang

ZUTTER (GD&T.O.P)

11,841
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Saturn Freeway - Bigbang

Saturn Freeway

10,798
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Feeling - Bigbang

Feeling

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Ego - Bigbang

Ego

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Intro (Alive) - Bigbang

Intro (Alive)

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Lies - Bigbang

Lies

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GIRLFRIEND - Bigbang

GIRLFRIEND

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CAFE - Bigbang

CAFE

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Stupid Liar - Bigbang

Stupid Liar

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Somebody to love - Bigbang

Somebody to love

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Something Special - Bigbang

Something Special

7,852
49,330
FLOWER ROAD - Bigbang

FLOWER ROAD

7,723
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Long Distance Man - Bigbang

Long Distance Man

7,666
47,295
FANTASTIC BOY - Bigbang

FANTASTIC BOY

7,586
36,598
Swedish Television - Bigbang

Swedish Television

7,482
45,119
We Belong Together - Bigbang

We Belong Together

7,150
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HANDS UP - Bigbang

HANDS UP

6,844
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HIGH HIGH - Bigbang

HIGH HIGH

6,726
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Play Louder - Bigbang

Play Louder

6,582
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BEAUTIFUL HANGOVER - Bigbang

BEAUTIFUL HANGOVER

6,499
82,156
Isabel - Bigbang

Isabel

6,305
37,642
i Don't Wanna - Bigbang

i Don't Wanna

6,147
33,307
The Oslo Bowl - Bigbang

The Oslo Bowl

6,117
39,511
Early December - Bigbang

Early December

5,990
25,756