Spotlight – Taeyang

Tae Yang

Meet Taeyang, a South Korean Kpop singer, dancer, songwriter, and producer. He began his training in YG Entertainment, a company for artists wanting to pursue R&B/Urban music, at the young age of 12. After six years of vocal and dance training, he made his debut as a member of BIG BANG.

In 2008, Taeyang released his first solo mini album titled “Hot“. He incorporated mostly R&B songs on the album, as it was the genre of music he loved. He wasn’t as happy with the album due to the fact that he didn’t get the chance to write any of the songs. However, the album was well received by fans and music critic alike; he won ‘Best R&B/Soul Song’ for his single ‘Only Look At Me‘, and ‘Best R&B/Soul Album’ for “Hot” at the 7th Korean Music Awards.

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Spotlight – 2NE1

Meet 2NE1, a kpop, Hip Hop and R&B group hailing from South Korea. 2NE1 stands for “New Evolution of the 21st Century“; They are signed to YG Entertainment, a South Korean label with strong Hip Hop influences.

The group gained popularity upon the release of the LG promotional song “Lollipop“, Continue reading “Spotlight – 2NE1”