First Name: Young Bae
Family Name: Dong
Native name: 태양
Also Known as: 동영배;
Nationality: South Korean
Gender: Male
Born: May 18, 1988

Dong Young Bae, better known by his stage name Taeyang (Meaning Sun) or Sol, is a South Korean singer, dancer, recording artist, model and actor. After appearing in Jinusean's music video "A-yo", Taeyang began training under YG Entertainment at the age of 12 alongside fellow member and leader G-Dragon. After six years of vocal and dance training, he made his debut in 2006 as a member of popular Korean boy band, Big Bang. He was ranked at #33 on 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2013.