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Dong Young-bae (Korean: 동영배; born May 18, 1988), better known by his stage names Taeyang (meaning "sun" in Korean) and SOL (when performing in Japan), is a South Korean singer, songwriter and dancer. After appearing in Jinusean's music video "A-yo", Taeyang began training under YG Entertainment at the age of 12. Six years later, he made his debut in 2006 as a member of the South Korean boy band Big Bang. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Taeyang has received more than 3,509,302 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Taeyang is the 1,639th most popular singer (down from 1,498th in 2019), the 282nd most popular biography from South Korea (down from 156th in 2019) and the 28th most popular South Korean Singer.

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  • 55.13

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  • 26

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  • 6.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Taeyang ranks 1,639 out of 3,541Before him are Demet Akalın, Carly Rae Jepsen, Seo Kang-joon, Tony Cetinski, Tajči, and Nelly. After him are Mika Nakashima, Sergey Lazarev, Greg Graffin, Lawrence Tibbett, Anne-Marie, and Bruce Hornsby.

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Among people born in 1988, Taeyang ranks 108Before him are Kwadwo Asamoah, Sven Ulreich, Veronica Roth, Jeremy Lin, Grimes, and Felipe Caicedo. After him are Anikka Albrite, Robbie Amell, Angelique Boyer, Haley Bennett, Cho Kyu-hyun, and Dušan Tadić.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Taeyang ranks 282 out of 774Before him are T.O.P (1987), Chun Jung-myung (1980), Han Duck-soo (1949), Sunmi (1992), Seo Hyun-jin (1985), and Seo Kang-joon (1993). After him are Nam Joo-hyuk (1994), Lee Donghae (1986), Jung Yu-mi (1983), Park Hyung-sik (1991), Gary (1978), and Park Eun-hye (1977).

Among SINGERS In South Korea

Among singers born in South Korea, Taeyang ranks 28Before him are Kang Seul-gi (1994), Seungri (1990), Seo In-guk (1987), Seo Taiji (1972), Sunmi (1992), and Seo Kang-joon (1993). After him are Lee Donghae (1986), Park Hyung-sik (1991), Gary (1978), Cho Kyu-hyun (1988), Yunho (1986), and Eunhyuk (1986).

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