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Daesung: “I Couldn’t Meet Eyes with Fans”

During the SBSBig Bang Comeback Show – Alive Big Bang” that was broadcast on 9 March, Big Bang’s G-Dragon has expressed that In this new mini album we’ve included a solo song by Daesung. We know that Daesung can’t sing a medium tempo song and also he wouldn’t be able to meet eyes with fans hence we really felt distressed.”

Daesung’s Naver Music Interview (20120218)

Interviewer: How have you been?
Daesung: We had received the award ‘World Wide Act’ on EMA last year. It was a first that an Asian got a prize on EMA. We saw that award ceremony when we were still just a trainee. So it felt like a dream. I had YG Family Concerts in Korea and Japan with YG Family. These days, I’m doing my best for this album, ALIVE.

Interviewer: What is BIGBANG to you?
Daesung: BIGBANG is my family. We are so close to each other. We have so many good things. When we have problem, I want to say sorry to them. When we are happy, I want to say thank you to them. We are five but I feel that we are also one.

Interviewer: Tell me about ALIVE’s meaning.
Daesung: We are not really old but we have been BIGBANG for 6 years now. We have already shown various performances. People got accustomed to our music. So we want to show them, our talent, musical trial and passion are still ALIVE. Not dead.

Interviewer: Someone says that it’s too early to come out. How do you think about it?
Daesung: I was so worried about that. I told Yang Hyunsuk, who is my boss, about my worries a lot. I gave a lot of thought about that matter. BIGBANG is a singer. We always tell them everything we want to express through our music. People express their feelings through crying or anger. We express it through music. Of course we need to have time for self-restraint and self-reflection but that period is not permanent. I want to share them about my emotion but care/worry sits heavily on me. I know it’s early to come out but it’s also right tim. I know that everyone can’t agree on the same thing. We have a burden that we have to share. We want to share our good music to them.


Big Bang unveils Daesung’s concept image for upcoming ‘Alive’ album!

With Big Bang‘s highly anticipated return inching closer, YG Entertainment has just escalated everyone’s excitement with a new concept photo featuring Daesung!


G-Dragon & Daesung, “We want to apologize before asking for forgiveness”

Previously, we reported that Big Bang members G-Dragon and Daesung would be appearing on SBSHealing Camp‘. We have received further information about the recording.

According to reports, the show will take place at YG headquarters in Seoul. G-Dragon and Daesung will once again be apologizing to viewers and fans through the show for their previous controversies, which includes a fatal car accident and marijuana usage. Their first formal apology occurred back in December of last year during the ‘15th Anniversary YG Family Concert‘.

An insider from the show revealed that the two members had a long talk with hosts Lee Kyung Kyu, Kim Jae Dong, and Han Hye Jin as they reflected back on the hardships they suffered in 2011. The two idols firmly stated, We want to apologize before asking for forgiveness.

Fortunately, the mood of the set wasn’t all dark and sad. Fellow members Taeyang, T.O.P, and Seungri also made appearances during the middle of the show and really brightened the atmosphere with fun talks.


G-Dragon and Daesung will open up about their scandals through ‘Healing Camp’

Big Bang members, G-Dragon and Daesung, have decided to open up about their respective controversies through SBS TV‘s ’Healing Camp‘.

On February 10th, an SBS representative revealed that the two idols wrapped up recording for the show, where they discussed their personal struggles after getting embroiled in scandals involving marijuana and a fatal car accident.

The two carefully talked about how they felt when the controversies emerged, and the pain they went through during their hiatus, said a staff member.

G-Dragon and Daesung apologized to their fans back in December of 2011 when they performed for the ‘15th Anniversary YG Family Concert‘.  Additionally, Daesung made his small-screen comeback after a long hiatus through MBN‘s drama, ‘What’s Up‘. Their upcoming appearance on ‘Healing Camp’, however, will mark both G-Dragon and Daesung’s first move to talk publicly about their scandals.


Daesung and Taeyang cuts on SBS KPOP Star Survival (120129)

Big Bang’s Daesung appears on ‘K-Pop Star’, pointed but thoughtful

Big Bang member Daesung appeared on a variety show after a long while away.

On the January 29th installment of SBS’s ‘K-Pop Star’, the YG training system was revealed with the casting audition finals coming up. The contestants attended the monthly evaluations.

Those who set out as the judges next to Yang Hyun Suk were 2NE1′s Park Bom & CL, and Big Bang’s Taeyang & Daesung. After the car accident last year, Daesung had been taking time for introspection. Recently Daesung has started working through MBN’s ‘What’s Up’ and Big Bang is about to make their comeback but it has been a long while since his appearance on a variety show.


Daesung reveals his thoughts on performing at the YG Family Concert

With the “15th Anniversary YG Family Concert” now officially over, Big Bang‘s Daesung explains his honest thoughts on participating after his extended hiatus.

Last year, due to several external circumstances, Big Bang was unable to promote for most of the year. However, on January 22nd, all five members of Big Bang stood together to perform at the YG Family Concert.

Daesung stated, “Because of what had happened, I discovered how precious music and performing really is. Let’s meet next time at the Big Bang concert. I ask for your support.”

For the 15th Anniversary celebration of YG Entertainment, artists such as Jinusean, Big Bang, 2NE1, Se7en, Gummy, Psy, and Tablo represented the agency with impressive performances, putting on a meaningful concert for fans from Korea, Osaka, and Saitama.


Daesung shares his feelings on his comeback

Daesung, who recently made a comeback with the MBN drama, What’s Up after seven-month long hiatus, shared his thoughts on his comeback at a press conference for the drama held on December 6 in Seoul.

When asked to share his feelings about making a comeback, he answered, “While taking a break, I thought about what I’ve done up to date and what I should do in the future. And I wanted to make an official appearance like this to make an apology to everybody.”

Daesung went into hiatus since his involvement in a speeding accident that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in May. The Big Bang member returned to the entertainment industry with the role of Ha Do Sung in the drama. His comeback and his first acting attempt have been drawing a lot of attention and support from his fans.

Daesung continued, “I thought I should return and show my better side. I’ve been nervous and worried under the pressure that I had to please people.” “Due to my activities, I often missed out on classes. And thanks to this role, I got to have direct experience in school life. I enjoyed shooting since the fellow cast members are about the same age as me and our lifestyles are similar.”


Big Bang’s Daesung apologizes once again at ‘What’s Up’ press event

Big Bang‘s Daesung has once again apologized for upsetting fans with his scandal earlier this year. The idol has apologized numerous times recently, with the latest being at the ‘YG Family Concert‘ this past weekend.

On December 6th, Daesung appeared at a production event in Seoul for his MBN drama ‘What’s Up‘, where he said, While I was on a break, I was able to think deeply about my work and the things I need to do and complete.”

He continued,I deeply apologize for worrying so many people. In the future I, will work hard to bring happiness to even more people. I’m extremely nervous, but I will call upon my courage and do the best I can in everything I do.”

With regards to his drama filming, Daesung commented, I’m happy that I was able to experience the ‘student life’ that I can’t fully experience as a celebrity.”


G-Dragon and Daesung Apologize to Fans at YG Family Concert

At the YG Family Concert, G-Dragon and Daesung spoke for the first time about the unfortunate incidents that happened over the past year. All five Big Bang members performed together for the first time since their “Love Song” promotions earlier this year.

After singing “Tonight,” T.O.P first opened up by saying, “It’s overwhelming to have all five Big Bang members back together on the same stage,” bringing tears to thousands of fans in attendance. “I’m happy to be on stage to celebrate YG Entertainment’s 15th year anniversary. This past year was a busy and eventful year for YGE, yet you all stood by us and supported us and we’d like to thank you for that.”

Daesung added, “It’s really been a long time since I performed on stage. I’m just happy to be here. The hardship I went through gave me a chance to realize how precious music and the stage are to me. I’ll always be thankful to go on stage.”

G-Dragon also said, “I’m so sorry for causing so much trouble because of my mistake. I’ll make sure not to have the same thing happen again. I think the only way to show my appreciation is to come up with better music and performance. I’ll do my best to give a big present to the fans.”


Daesung returns in “What’s Up”

Daesung has carefully stepped back into the spotlight with his first acting piece.

Daesung appeared as the lead character named Ha Do Sung in the MBN drama What’s Up, which aired its first episode on December 3. This is the first time he’s appeared in front of the public in seven months, since his car crash incident in May.

Ha Do Sung (Daesung) calls himself Hades, and sings on television in a mask to hide his identity, because of his parents. But when he learns that someone has taken a photo of him, he gives up singing and tries out to become a musical major.

The broadcast recorded 0.46% viewership ratings (AGB Nielsen Media Research), which, while fairly low, is a good start for a new station, and Daesung’s acting was also received well.


Big Bang’s Daesung to make his official comeback in December

Big Bang‘s Daesung, who withdrew from all activities after his car accident earlier this year, will be officially returning to entertainment in December.

Daesung’s first official appearance will take place on December 4th at the Seoul Olympic Stadium for the ‘YG Family Concert‘. This will be the first time in 7 months that Daesung will perform on stage.

The idol will also be attending the press conference for his upcoming weekend drama, ‘What’s Up‘, on December 6th at a wedding hall in Nonhyung-dong. Accompanied by co-stars Im Joo Hwan, Lee Soo HyukJang Hee Jin, and scriptwriter Song Ji Na, Daesung will reveal his feelings about his first acting experience.

With the return to his activities in Korea, Daesung also plans to participate in all of his overseas events. He will meet fans in Japan through the ‘YG Family Concert’ in January 2012, both at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka and at the Super Arena in Saitama.


Daesung to make first public appearance at “What’s Up” Press Conference (111124)

Big Bang’s Daesung will make his first public appearance at the press conference for upcoming MBN drama “What’s Up” on December 6. Since his car accident in May, Daesung has suspended all activities in Korea.

“Daesung will appear in public at the press conference with other cast members,” an MBN official told local media. Daesung will appear alongside Im Joo Hwan, Lee Soo Hyuk, Jang Hee Jin, and Yim Joo Eun for the first press meeting.

This will be the first official public event in Korea for Daesung since his car accident last May. He made an appearance at the MTVEuropean Music Awards” earlier this month with Big Bang, but that show took place in the UK.

“What’s Up” is a TV drama series featuring Daesung as the main lead character. The drama is about the live of theater major students. The 18-part series was filmed before Daesung’s car accident. Meanwhile, Daesung will make his first stage appearance at the “YG Family Concert” next month in Korea. Welcome back Daesung!


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What’s Up Premiere Date on MBN

MBN hasn’t released its final program schedule yet but it looks like we finally have the premiere date of Daesung‘s musical drama, What’s Up. On Naver, when you search for a drama, the duration or the date the series will air or aired is usually shown. As you can see below, the date for What’s Up (왓츠업) is December 3, 2011:


Daesung talks about his faith & G-Dragon in latest interview

Big Bang‘s Daesung finally broke his silence through an in-depth interview conducted by his church, Champyungan. It’s been difficult for anyone to get an interview since his scandal broke out, but his church managed to convince him after they said, We don’t think interviews happen because people want them to happen. They will happen when God decides the timing is right.

Mulling over these words, Daesung agreed, saying “I’ll do it“.

Check out his interview below:



Daesung’s “What’s Up” to air on MBN

Song Jina‘s drama, What’s Up, featuring Big Bang Daesung has been picked up by new cable channel, MBN.


Big Bang’s Daesung to make his Comeback December 3rd!

YG Entertainment is scheduled to hold large-scale concerts in both Korea and Japan for approximately 200,000 fans in December of this year and early 2012. What will be most exciting for the fans, however, is that Big Bang‘s Daesung will be making his comeback, performing on stage at these concerts.

YG Entertainment stated on the 19th, “We will be performing a YG Family Concert in celebration of our 15th anniversary. We will hold three concerts for about 40,000 guests per show at the Olympic Hall in Seoul on December 3rd & 4th, then on January 7th and 8th, perform two shows for about 80,000 guests per concert at the Osaka Colosseum, and finally 2 shows at the Saitama Super Arena on January 21st & 22nd for about 80,000 guests each show.”

Artists that will be performing at the Family Concert include YG’s eldest hyung Se7en, the talented Gummy, the unique and charismatic 2NE1, and Hallyu idol icons Big Bang who made their debut performance at the 10th anniversary YG Family Concert in 2006. G-Dragon’s concert attendance, however, is still TBD.

There will be some new faces at the concert this year as well. Singer Psy who was a guest at the annual concert last year has now become an official YG Entertainment artist and will be performing on stage as a YG family member along with Epik High‘s Tablo, who has also recently signed a record deal with YG Entertainment and released his first solo album.

Daesung’s most recent photos at a restaurant (111009) [PHOTOS]


Daesung’s Recent Activities at His Local Church

Big Bang member Daesung has currently put all of his entertainment activities on hold after a car accident incident that took place in May.

The singer went through some psychological shock and since then have kept mostly to himself- even refusing to spend much time with his family. But recently, pictures of him at a church have surfaced, and this is the first time fans have heard any news about him in months. It seems as though Daesung is spending a lot of quality time within his church community lately.

Almost immediately after he decided to take some time off, a new and absurd rumor about him began circling that drove the netizens wild. Not only was Daesung simply rumored to be getting married, netizens had details as to when, where and even to whom. This was also rumored to be posted on his church’s bulletin, making the news seem all the more legitimate. YG Entertainment stated that the news was indeed absurd and that Daesung really wasn’t in a position to be getting married so soon after what had just took place. Although the rumors subsided, everyone became more curious to know his whereabouts, and wanted to know what he’s been doing during his time away.

According to YG, “Daesung needs to take some time alone not only so that he’ll be ready to promote with Big Bang again, but because his fans want to see the bright and cheery Daesung on stage once again. He not only appeals to young fans, but older fans, both male and female.”

Daesung to return for “2012 Big Show”?

Big Bang’s Daesung could very well be making his comeback with the group in February of 2012.

Daesung was forced to withdraw from all promotions for the remainder of the year due to a scandal involving the death of a motorcyclist. Back in May, Daesung had run over a motorcyclist on the road, who had previously crashed and was lying unconscious on the road. Investigations dragged on for months, and Daesung was eventually found not guilty for his involvement with the motorcyclist’s death. For that reason, there’s a slightly bigger chance that Daesung will be returning sooner than expected.

Almost every year, Big Bang holds their February “Big Show” concert, and it’s rumored that Daesung will make his comeback through that event.

Daesung is doing well, volunteering at a church

The episode of SBS’s Late Night TV Entertainment, which aired on the 31st, talked about Daesung’s life after being acquitted on charges in a car accident.

A representative of Daesung’s agency says, “He stayed home, but he recently went to the dormitory. We’re not keeping close eyes on him because it might be uncomfortable to him. He’s just spending his days going to church.”

A representative of the church that Daesung goes to says, “He comes to volunteer every Sunday. The church is currently under construction, and has many things to do.”

He continued, “He looks fine. He is doing very well in church. I think he’s trying harder than anybody else after the incident.”


Source: TVReport
Translated by ilnunhcha@en.korea.com

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YGE, “Daesung does not have any activities planned for the rest of this year”

With the case now dismissed, many fans began vocalizing their wish to see Daesung reunite with his groupmates for promotions. However, YG Entertainment has firmly stated that Daesung will not be returning to the fold for the rest of the year.

On August 29th, YG Entertainment stated, “Regardless of his ‘not guilty’ verdict, Daesung does not have any activities planned for the rest of this year. Instead, Daesung will continue focusing on going to church.” Daesung has been attending church regularly to focus on his religious life due to the severe distress and heartache he suffered from the situation.

From Star News
Translated by allkpop

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Daesung’s Case Dismissed, Ruled Not Guilty

Big Bang’s Daesung has received a verdict of ‘not guilty’ in his court case regarding his car accident on May 31st.

After reviewing the case, prosecutors decided that there wasn’t enough hard evidence to determine whether or not the motorcyclist Hyun had been alive or deceased before Daesung ran him over with his vehicle. Also, they did not rule out the possibility that the motorcyclist, who was under the influence upon the time of his death, could’ve died from the initial collision with a streetlight.