Stage Name: Daesung, D-Lite
Real Name: Kang Daesung (강대성)
D.O.B: April 26, 1989
Blood Type: O
Education Background: KyeongIn High School
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Daesung was recruited in an audition, and even though he was jokingly known as the “unpretty boy” among the staff, he turned out to be one of the most well-liked members.
During his trainee years, he got to do vocal training under Wheesung, who’s one of his favorite artists. While training, he was diagnosed with vocal cord nodules (a mass of tissue that grows on the vocal cords causing human speech to be difficult), which are common among singers and caused by strains on the vocal cords. They got worse in the fall of 2006 and Daesung had to undergo treatment before the release of BIG BANG’s second single. Thankfully, Gummy, who had experienced the same problem, helped Daesung recover and manage his condition. They’ve been friends ever since. Gummy was the one who said “Hello” (in Korean) in the beginning of "Lies" MV.
In April 2007, Daesung decided to quit high school to focus full-time on Big Bang, but expressed a desire to pass his college entrance exams sometime in the future. In October 2007, Daesung was featured in singer Nemo’s [Now We] digital single. This was the first M-Boat/YG collaboration since the split of their partnership some months earlier.
In between various albums and EPs as a group, the members were able to pursue solo activities. Daesung released his debut trot single "Look at Me, Gwisun" in 2008. He stated that although he was worried about dampening the group's image, he wanted to try something different. The singer also joined the reality-variety show 'Family Outing' as a permanent member. The show revealed that his IQ was 110. He also joined the Korean production of Cats, playing the role of Rum Tum Tiger.
In the midst of Big Bang's break in early 2009, Daesung released his second trot single in early 2009, titled "Big Hit". He was also scheduled to join band mate Seungri in the autobiographical musical 'Shouting'. However, the singer was injured in a car accident before the musical's run, and ultimately required surgery. The injuries forced Daesung to halt all activities; he eventually made his return in October 2009, joining his group for the Dream Concert.
Daesung released the digital single, Cotton Candy, in 2010 and in 2011, his new solo song, "Baby Don't Cry", was included in Big Bang's Special Edition Album.
He is currently hosting "Night After Night" alongside CN Blue's Yonghwa and After School's UEE. He has also finished shooting for the drama, "What's Up", which is scheduled to be broadcasted this year.
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