Big Bang member, Daesung came out as a supportive force for singer Lee Hyori and her April activities.
On May 7th according to agengy officials MNETMEDIA, Daesung appeared on KBS’s 2TV “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” along with Lee Hyori which will be broadcasted on the upcoming 11th of May.
Lee Hyori’s new album “H-Logic” contains a track named “How Did We Get” featuring Daesung. The two will perform this song live together for the first time on the upcoming episode of ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook“.
Daesung who is the member for the cast of Song Jina’s new drama “What’s Up” and has acting practices although they’re not an official activity, still came out to make a special appearance for Lee Hyori on ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook”.
On the first of May, Big Bang’s Daesung confessed that he had cosmetic surgery on SBS “Haha Mong Show.”
He had a facial injury due to his car accident last summer. Daesung said, “Before surgery, I needed to take pictures of my face before surgery to show the before and after. I thought I’d look the same as Jang Dong Gun, and the doctor was looking at the pictures trying to make it the same.” He laughed.
After the surgery, there wasn’t much of a different, so he was disappointed. Daesung says something about it. “There wasn’t any dissatisfaction, but I was a little disappointed in my eyes, nose, and mouth.”
Meanwhile, during the broadcast, including Haha, MC Mong, Kim Shin Young, Big Bang Seungri, Daesung, Girls Generation, Hyo Yeon and Sooyoung, Brown Eyed Girls, Gain and Narsha, SHINee’s Key, MBLAQ’s Gio, and many other korean celebrities attended the show, attracting millions of viewers.
WOW! He had plastic surgery?! lolwut?!
Forbes Korea has released their yearly survey. This time they ranked the most hardworking idols from 2009-2010. After releasing his solo album and concerts and at the same time promoting with his group – Big Bang’s leader G-Dragon tops this year’s chart as the Most Hardworking Idol. Big Bang’s Daesung was also included in the ranking at #13 for his appearances on variety shows.
1. G-Dragon (Big Bang)
2. U-Know (TVXQ)
3. Taeyeon (SNSD)
4. Nickhun (2PM)
5. Taecyeon (2PM)
During the recording of upcoming SBS pilot reality program Haha Mong Show, Big Bang’s Daesung admonished the female idols who had selected him as their ideal type.
At one point or another, members of the top girl groups such as After School’s UEE,Kara’s Kang Jiyoung and T-ara’s Hyomin confessed that Daesung was their ideal type of guy.
However, Daesung made a depressing revelation about the truth behind the cameras.
He said, “The girls who chose me as their ideal type were all talk; they don’t approach me at all. Even when I meet them at broadcasting stations and greet them enthusiastically, they just walk past me.”
Daesung added, “I think that they picked me as their ideal type because, after looking at my face, I was a safe choice,” sending those on set into laughter.
It makes you wonder if SNSD’s Sooyoung, who recently admitted that she wanted to get closer with Daesung, will follow the same route.
The episode will air on the 17th.
Cr : Allkpop
There’s been so much information coming out about the new SBS pilot program HahaMong Show and I’m sure every little tidbit is making you get really excited.
To increase more hype, It has been revealed that SNSD’s Sooyoung wants to get closer to Big Bang’s Daesung.
Sooyoung said, “I think it’s very brave for a female idol to admit that Big Bang is their ideal type. All SNSD members wants to get closer with Daesung. When I saw him get close to Taeyeon on Family Outing, I got really jealous.”
I’m sure Daesung started to blush as he heard this. Daesung replied in kind, “I got a good vibe from her in the dressing room.”
Why does every female idol love Daesung?
KARA’s Jiyoung, T-ara’s Eunjung, the Brown Eyed Girls and now all of SNSD (except Tiffany probably)? Daesung should take advantage of this chance.
Star style magazine, High Cut, ran an online survey from March 21st to 28th with a total of 941 participants. They asked, ‘For the first half of 2010, which actor idol are you most anticipating?’
Super Junior Choi Shiwon of SBS’s ‘Oh! My Lady’ took 32.4% of the votes and grabbed 1st place. The reason for his votes was that he had prepared chocolate abs for the drama and managed to be comical with his acting skills.
MBC’s ‘Personal Taste’ featured 2AM SeulOng in boxers, in which he won 29.3% of the votes and managed to grab 2nd place with a slight difference from 1st.
KBS’s ‘Cinderella Sister’ 2PM Ok Taecyeon is also from Im Seulong’s brother group and airs at the same time. He took 19.6% of the votes.
Set to air in the summer, ‘What’s Up’ Big Bang Daesung took 18.7% and placed in on the 4th.
The month of April seems to be getting way out of hand with all these comebacks and debuts so of course many fans are getting confused. So here’s the master schedule for you to see and get even more excited!
Rain – comeback album
– special album Back to the Basic scheduled to drop on Apr 7
– announced upcoming special album release via website Mar 15, confirms Apr 1 release & two-month-long promotions
– first Love Story MV teaser revealed on Mar 22
– Han Ye Seul confirmed to star alongside Rain for Love Story MV on Mar 24
– tracklist revealed on Mar 24
– title ballad track The Song That Will Get You confirmed on Mar 25
– second MV teaser for Love Story revealed on Mar 28
– 50-second Love Story audio teaser revealed on Mar 29
– album release & live comeback pushed back to April 7 due to naval ship tragedy & show cancellations
Lee Hyori – comeback album
– 4th album H-Logic scheduled to drop on April 8
– finishes recording album on Mar 2
– Apr 2 comeback date announced on Mar 24
– first concept photo & video teaser released on Mar 28
– tracklist revealed on Mar 31
– Swing audio & MV released on Apr 1
YesAsia finally unveiled Lee Hyori’s 14 tracks from her upcoming 4th full-length album “H-Logic” to be released on April 8th. Fans should be excited to see some of the artists’ names she’s collaborating with:
1. I’m Back
2. Love Sign -Feat Sangchu (Might Mouth)
3. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Feat Ceejay of Freshboyz
4. Feel The Same
5. Bring It Back -Feat. Bekah (After School), Jun Ji Hoon 전지윤(4Minute)
6. Highlight -Feat by Bizzy
7. 그네 (Switch) -Feat Gaeri (Leessang)
9. 100 Percent
10. Want Me Back
11. How Did We Get -Duet with Daesung (Big Bang)
12. So cold
13. Get 2 Know -Feat by Double K
14. MEMORY -Feat by Bizzy
It has been known that Lee Hyori will be collaborating with Big Bang DaeSung for her comeback, following the ‘Family Outing’ will.
For Lee Hyori’s upcoming 4th album ‘H-Logic’ to be released in April will contain the song ‘How Did We Get’ featuring DaeSung. According to Lee Hyori’s comeback through a phone interview, “A cool song is born with the collaboration between Lee Hyori and Big Bang DaeSung.”
Meanwhile, Lee Hyori will be releasing the album in full on 8th April after the teaser spot video is released on 29th March. Already, Lee Hyori’s new radical image for her comeback has garnered much attention amongst netizens and fans and the teaser video has attracted over 2oK comments on Naver.com.
This is the last part of the Daesung interview series and next will be TOP’s 🙂
”I think I’m going to be able to show a lot of variety in my solo album, from R&B ballads to happy jazzy songs like Cotton Candy. It’s been so much fun for me but I wonder if everyone else will love it as much as I do?”
This spring, Daesung is busy as hell. He has to prepare his solo album which is due for release this year, as well as practice his acting for writer Song Jina’s campus drama ‘What’s Up’, due to be aired in July.
”All these worries keep spinning around in my mind. I think to myself ‘It’ll turn out great’ but I keep worrying ‘How do I do this?’. I want to be complimented and loved but acting for a drama is really hard, it’s a lot different from musicals. There isn’t a proper script or fully developed characters or anything yet but the first thing we did was go on a camp with the writer and all the actors. (laughs)”
He says that any value of being ‘Big Bang’s Daesung’ will probably only last for a couple of seconds at most in a drama.
”To be honest, I think it’s true that any relatively famous singers who try to act will get certain benefits from the extra attention. But it won’t help for long. If they can’t act, people will think ‘This person sucks’ and turn their backs on them. ”
I swear these interviews are killing my thoughts about the happy-going Daesung we all knew 😦
Daesung has been lonely lately. This is because he lost his cellphone during the car crash so he’s no longer in touch with his old friends, who he’d managed to maintain an unsteady but existent relationship with.
”When we were preparing our debut, I was so busy that I couldn’t contact my friends much. But I kept thinking of them after ‘Lies’ became a hit. I would feel lonely when everyone went out and I was left alone on our days off.”
After ‘Lies’ brought them to a slight a higher ground, Daesung was finally able to relax enough to look around him. But he says there was noone left.
He felt sorry to all the friends he had become distant with during the harsh training for his debut, so he subtly contacted them. Of course his old friends would understand his situation and take him back.
”My friends said they understood. I felt so bad. Whenever I saw one of my friends’ names while going through my cellphone, I missed them so much but I couldn’t call cos just so much time had passed.”
During their breaks, he contacted a lot of his old friends. But that damn car crash not only left Daesung with 8 weeks worth of injuries, but stole all his friends’ numbers from him as well.
”My phone went missing after the accident. I was knocked out so I don’t remember where it went, so now I can’t call my friends when I want to. Not to mention my yearbook’s disappeared somewhere too…”
With a friendly and cute image, Daesung seems like the kind of guy who would make his girl feel comfortable no matter what. We wonder if he has a hidden girlfriend.
”I haven’t had a girlfriend since coming into YG. The only people I meet are celebrities but none of them will approach me ㅠㅠ.”
He does have happy memories buried deep inside his heart, of course.
”In my childhood, I had a crush on my friend for 6 years and never confessed. I liked her from primary to the end of middle school. She was a friend in my class and I fell for her because she looked so pretty when she smiled. I went through a lot of heartache because I liked her but I could never tell her so.”
It was the type of cute puppy love everyone’s experienced at least once in their childhood.
”I never told anyone but one day my friend told me he liked her. So I just said ‘Oh yeah, she’s pretty’. But that friend asked me to help him get her to like him. It killed me inside but I helped him. When I think back at it, I don’t even know why.”
There is a time in everyone’s life Where they think ‘This is deathly agony’. There was a moment like that for Daesung too. This was last August, when he was in a car crash. He never told anyone but he trembled alone fear afterwards, afraid that he would lose his voice after the accident.
“I can’t remember the accident. I was at the hospital when I opened my eyes. When I regained consciousness, my lower back hurt so bad that I couldn’t walk and I couldn’t smell anything. But the thing that scared me the most was that my voice had become like a monster’s.”
On the 11th of August 2009, Daesung was in a car accident going back to Seoul after filming ‘Family Outing’. Not only Daesung, but Daesung’s manager and stylist were also seriously injured. He received major injuries, breaking his nose and ribs and was told it would take 8 weeks for him to heal fully.
“Whenever I thought to myself ‘What happens if my voice never heals?’, my heart sunk to the floor. My job as a singer, an MC, a musical performer..they all require my voice. I didn’t even talk to my mum. I was scared of the company and the people finding out…”
”Big Bang? They’re family.”
The Big Bang members, who just feel like the air surrounding each other when they’re in the same space, are pretty much family to Daesung.
Though there was a lot of intimidation at first when even just being in the same room felt awkward, they are now able to trust and rely on each other.
”I think I’ll be with the Big Bang members for the rest of my life.”
”I’m living on the same floor as Youngbae hyung (Taeyang). We’re both Christians so we talk alot about this and that. We talk about music a lot too. He’s a hyung that I teaches me a lot in every day life.”
”The really funny person is TOP. This one time, I woke up in the morning to find TOP hyung passed out with his face buried in a cake. I seriously thought he had died. When Youngbae hyung shook him to wake him up, he fell to the ground with a thud. We were so shocked that we were going to call the ambulance, but he just slid up and walked to his room. It was like the huge twist in a movie where someone you think is dead comes back to life. (laughs)”
How can our Daesung be the same without his cutie smile and relaxing face, right? It turns out there are much more hidden behind those smiles than we thought 😦
Daesung (22, Real name: Kang Daesung) was hard on himself, thinking that he wasn’t as good as the others when it came to preparation for their debut. But the result of his hard effort and training was the formation of ‘vocal cord nodules’, which announced the possible end of his singing career.
”When we debuted, we were dubbed the ‘skill-based idol group’ but my voice would break 8 times out of 10 when singing our song ‘La La La’. I couldn’t even look at the others in the eye. I developed sociophobia (social-hating) and even started thinking stuff like ‘It would be better if I was just fired from YG’.”
For nearly a year, he desperately struggled with his voice. He was so nervous about screwing up on a high note on stage and giving the group a bad name when they had just debuted, that it caused him to develop stage fright on top of everything else.
”I was so gloomy that the members couldn’t even tease me lightheartedly. People tell me I was clouded by a dark vibe at the time. No one could approach me and it was to the point that it was difficult for them to even try to tell me ‘It’s ok’.”
But Daesung got help from his senior Gummy (Real name: Park Ji Yeon) who had also experienced the same pain, and his vocal folds cured miraculously during the 6 months of rest after the release of their first album.
”I learnt a lot doing musicals. My stage fright disappeared after continually performing live on stage too. Since I was in singing academy, I’ve always thought anything is possible as long as you try hard enough.”
Things worked out surprisingly well for Daesung (22, Real name: Kang Daesung), who walked the road to becoming a singer despite his father’s disapproval. Contrary to his father’s expectations that he would give up after experiencing the hard times countless singer wannabes have to endure, Daesung was noticed by YG Entertainment representatives who had come to the academy to take auditions.
”Management agencies go to singing academies to choose trainees. A lot of agencies had come to take auditions but none of them chose me. I just thought to myself that ‘I must not be good enough yet’, and was focused on practising to get better. I secretly wanted to get into YG, but representatives from YG never came. Just when I was starting to think ‘I should go there myself to audition’, people from YG came and I luckily passed. In my mind I thought ‘God helped me’.
He was so grateful and happy that he just smiled no matter what. After 6 long months since joining MBC Academy, he had been chosen as a trainee by the company he’d dreamed of joining! Even when they gave him nasty chores to do, he just smiled. Everyday was a happy day. He was bursting with happiness, and his huge unfading smile showed it.
”I heard from the hyungs later on that they didn’t like me at first. I would smile even if they sent me on errands so they were like ‘What the hell is wrong with him?’ and felt like I was mocking them. I was just really happy that I’d been chosen as a YG trainee and that I could keep singing like I wanted to! I kept thinking to myself ‘I can’t believe this is happening to me!’, but to the hyungs who had trained for 7~8 years there, they didn’t like me appearing out of nowhere and smiling all the time like I was pleased with myself.”
Especially to Jiyong and Taeyang who had dreamed of going solo or duet, Daesung seemed like a disturbance to the upcoming ‘idol group project’. After all, it was true that Daesung was very unprepared compared to Jiyong, Taeyang and the others who had spent years refining and improving their talents to pro-level.
”Jiyong and Taeyang hyung were trainees for a long time, Top hyung had been active Underground, Seungri was a famous dancer back in Gwangju. I was lacking in comparison to them.”
↓ asl;dfjskjdkfjkljdlfja lil Daesung lol! And I’m glad he became a singer because although he doesn’t have the looks, his singing voice is just heaven *0* (plus he’s super funny haha)
When the group Big Bang first appeared to the world, people whispered that they were ‘ugly’ idols.
Daesung (22, Real name: Kang Daesung) in particular, who is famous for his (small) ‘smiling eyes’, flaunts such humble looks that he was once told by Kim Jong Kook on the SBS variety show ‘Family Outing’ that “If you were around in my time, you would never have been able to become an idol”.
But Yang Hyun Seok of YG Entertainment chose him for his ‘smile that lights up the world’ and unique voice, and he definitely did not make a mistake in his choice.
Daesung’s characteristic optimistic personality and friendly looks have earned him the appraisal that to the public, he seems like the friendliest and most easily approachable out of all the current active idol stars.
Asia E has interviewed Daesung and heard about his hidden efforts and the pain behind his smile as he worked towards becoming a singer as well as being accepted on variety shows.
From his childhood to the present, where he is active as a singer and actor, as well as his enormous yet trivial dreams for the future will be revealed through the ‘Star Diary’ [=name of this interview; GD’s was ‘Star Confession’].
”Before I did music, I liked sports. I played soccer in primary school but I had to give it up after stretching a ligament in my knee. I still liked sports though so I consistently learnt Aikido and Taekwondo.”
The young Daesung was a normal but ambitious boy with many dreams, including becoming a soccer player and a pastor.
”I was born into my religion so there was a time when I even dreamed of becoming a pastor. So I studied really hard but I couldn’t get past the ‘wall of study’ in middle school. No matter how hard I tried, it was just too hard and I couldn’t understand it so I decided that ‘Studying isn’t my path’. (laughs)”
Looks like some of our favorite idols won’t have a hard time finding a job when their entertainment career ends 😛
Big Bang member Dae Sung and SNSD member TaeYeon have been picked as the most welcomed employee. 194 employees in their 20-30s voted on the idol that would be most welcomed as an employee.
Big Bang member Daesung won by 16% of the votes due to the fact that he has a friendly image and seems hardworking. Coming in 2nd place was 2AM’s Jo Kwon by 7.7%, followed by 2PM’s Taecyeon (6.7%), Big Bang’s Top and UKiss’ Dongho came in par for 4th place with 4.6% votes. Coming in 5th was 2PM’s Jaebum with 4.1% who has stopped promoting, creating attention on the results.
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I LOL’ed the whole time for some reasons…it’s cute but there’s just a comedic factor I guess XD
“Female Version of Daesung’s Cotton Candy This IS Daesung’s voice. Yes. Read again. This IS Daesung’s voice that has been put through one simple digital process to make it sound higher. It’s never worked this well before…”
aww how sweet can this guy be? LOL
DaeSung sends the love back to VIPs in 2010 BIG SHOW by giving away real free “솜사탕”(Somsatang or Cotton Candy) as a gift.
On this upcoming 2010 BIG SHOW that’s to be held on January 29 – 31, 2010.At the concert venue, Seoul Olympic Stadium, will be 10 cotton candy makers serving some 5,000 cotton candy to the audiences for 3 days straight and hope 15,000 recipients will be able to taste it.
“솜사탕”(Somsatang or Cotton Candy) was released on January 26 and is topping many music charts like Naver Music,Daum and Bugs. So,that’s how DaeSung shows the VIPs his love in return.
YG Representative said that “솜사탕”(Somsatang or Cotton Candy) offers all new music different style apart from BIGBANG and YG never expects anything from it that much. We’re a little bit worried that it won’t receive much interest.”
“Staring on January 29, 2010, we want the audiences to enjoy this giveaway sent from our hearts.”
“We hope you all enjoy the real free “솜사탕”(Somsatang or Cotton Candy) giveaway together at the concert”
DaeSung’s “솜사탕”(Somsatang or Cotton Candy) is a pop jazz song and is a total makeover of DaeSung who has the trot (Korean country music) idol singer image for quite some time.
Pictures under cut!
Daesung finally revealed his solo single! He looks so full of aegyo in the pictures haha
I don’t really do new releases daily but I don’t want 4 posts of just 1 video each so here we go ^^;
SNSD – “Oh!” dance choreography teaser
F.CUZ – JIGGY MV 2
Don’t even..these two are actually quite adorable. Daesung’s just afraid of a heartbreak, that’s all 😉
Big Bang DaeSung and KARA Kang JiYoung clarifies on the incident of the 2 of them text messaging each other.
On SBS Family Outing aired on 24th January, Kang JiYoung clears up on the scandal with DaeSung and also reveals a behind-story to their relationship.
Previously on Family Outing, DaeSung revealed that there is a female idol whom he had received text messages from. And then on 12th January, he continue to reveal that he have had a phone conversation with KARA Kang JiYoung through Lee Hyori when he appeared on SBS Strong Heart.
On this episode, it was known that SeungRi and Goo Hara are friends, and Kang JiYoung said, “Since the past I had wanted to know DaeSung more, and hence I got Hara unnie to get his contacts from SeungRi.”
JiYoung said, “I sent the message ‘DaeSung oppa, I hope we can become closer (become good friends)’ but in the end I got bitten back instead” pointing the finger to DaeSung. She continued, “Because DaeSung sshi used to be the MC of a music show, we will always run into each other. But he would avoid me.”
News just came in that Daesung got a Me2day account!
T/N: He signed up a few days ago, but I didn’t notice ’til now. Guess this means that TOP will have one soon too, with solo activities and all 8D
“This is Daesung ^.^”