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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. He made his debut in 2006 as a member of the South Korean boy band Big Bang. While the debut was met with lukewarm receptions, their follow-ups cemented their popularity, becoming one of the best-selling digital groups of all-time in Asia and one of the best-selling boy bands in the world.Following the release of several albums and extended plays with his group, Taeyang pursued a solo career in 2008, releasing his first extended play, Hot. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Taeyang has received more than 3,893,927 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Taeyang is the 1,582nd most popular singer (up from 1,635th in 2019), the 301st most popular biography from South Korea (down from 282nd in 2019) and the 25th most popular South Korean Singer.

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  • 27

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  • 6.16

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  • 2.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Taeyang ranks 1,582 out of 3,528Before him are Ann Christy, Andre Matos, Carlos Mendes, Arsenie Todiraș, Jintara Poonlarp, and Patti Austin. After him are Agnes Obel, Marcella Bella, Duncan Laurence, Jeff Scott Soto, Thelma Houston, and Park Hyung-sik.

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Among people born in 1988, Taeyang ranks 94Before him are Jesse Plemons, Alfred Enoch, Cariba Heine, Haley Bennett, Vasyl Lomachenko, and Tori Black. After him are Tarjei Bø, Justin Gaethje, Marcel Schmelzer, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Felipe Caicedo, and Neven Subotić.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Taeyang ranks 301 out of 944Before him are Chun Jung-myung (1980), Bae Suzy (1994), Claudia Kim (1985), Im Yoon-ah (1990), Park Eun-hye (1977), and Jee Yong-ju (1948). After him are Park Hyung-sik (1991), Choi Jin-hyuk (1986), Yun Hyon-seok (1984), Yi So-yeon (1978), Choi Kang-hee (1959), and Kim Jong-kook (1976).

Among SINGERS In South Korea

Among singers born in South Korea, Taeyang ranks 25Before him are Leeteuk (1983), Hyuna (1992), Seo Taiji (1972), Yesung (1984), Nayeon (1995), and Taeyeon (1989). After him are Park Hyung-sik (1991), Kim Jong-kook (1976), Jeongyeon (1996), Sunmi (1992), Kim Jae-joong (1986), and Kang Seul-gi (1994).

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