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[=BigBang=] is a [[KoreanPopMusic South Korean]] Boy Band founded in 2006 as YG Entertainment's first attempt at a pop band. The results were, to put it mildly, [[CashCowFranchise successful]]. Its members are:
* G-Dragon (a.k.a. GD)
* Taeyang (a.k.a. SOL)
* T.O.P.
* Daesung (a.k.a. D-Lite)
* Seungri (a.k.a. V.I.)

Initially, Big Bang started out as a standard boy band South Korea had a few of. Their songs and music videos were heavily influenced by Western hip-hop and R&B. A few years after their debut, the group steadily became a commercial success locally and internationally. In these years both their music and imagery evolved drastically, becoming what is now

Many people in the Korean music industry and fan base agree that Big Bang's rise to fame was due to the creative control granted to the members some time after their debut. Heavily contributing to this is leader G-Dragon, who began song writing for their material thus changing their style to different genres as the years went by.

It was around 2008 that they began topping the Korean charts consecutively, making it their "breakthrough" year. While it may not seem so, considering the band doesn't do as many interviews as other South Korean bands do, they're currently the ''second'' most successful South-Korean boy band, only behind [[DongBangShinKi DBSK]], the latter having split-up.

Big Bang is now considered a household name in Korea and currently one of the most popular Asian boy bands worldwide. Arguably, they stand out from other groups in that the members have freedom to contribute creative input into their work; from song writing to choreography, and wardrobe to album concepts.

BIGBANG fans are officially called V.I.P.'s. Equally popular and successful is their DistaffCounterpart Music/TwoNEOne. There's even a Chinese band named [[LegalCharacterCopy [=Ok-Bang=]]].

They were also nominated as best Asian Pacific Act for 2011 MTV Europe music awards - and won!

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!!BIGBANG provides examples of:
* AcCENTUponTHEWrongSyLLABle
* [[AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield Amazing Technicolor Dance-stage]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkwPTz67sgI& Some]]of their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIRW_elc-rY music]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz2pMb7APjA videos]] take [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAbokV76tkU this]] to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3ULhmadHkg extreme]].
* AttentionWhore: Seungri at certain times.
* AttractiveBentGender: Have you seen G-Dragon in drag get-up?
* AutoTune: A lot of their later singles.
* BadassBaritone / BassoProfundo: T.O.P.
* BigOlEyebrows: T.O.P has got [[http://www.allkpop.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/20101022_top_1-460x345.jpg quite the pair]]
* BoastfulRap
* BoyBand
* BreakTheCutie: Daesung, considered the member with an "innocent" image (doesn't drink alcohol, goes to church frequently and has a generally friendly disposition) was involved in a traffic accident where he fatally hit a motorcyclist. The group suspended activity for the rest of the year to give him time to deal with it.
** This lead to some [[InternetBackdraft problems]] with overseas fans, due to the differences of justice systems around the world - some wanted to see Daesung receive a stiffer penalty than just paying a fine and taking a break while others were upset he was even implicated in the death at all since the motorcyclist had already been in a drunken crash of his own beforehand and was lying prone (and possibly already deceased) in the middle of the road at 2 in the morning, where he was difficult to spot.
* BreakUpSong: In a way ''Haru Haru'' and ''Love Song'' could be examples.
* ButtMonkey: Varies mainly among T.O.P., Daesung and Seungri.
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: '''Oh yes.'''
* CampStraight
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: T.O.P. They don't call him an alien for nothing...
* TheDandy: G-Dragon.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Although they have maintained their distinct party sound, their recent work definitely shows how they've matured over the years.
** Jiyong's second album, Coup D'etat, is much darker then anything else released by them, to the point that the most common reaction to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKhsHGfrFmY Crooked]] was "Are you okay?"
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Taeyang, when taking his shirt off. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyI1GJK1bro Proof]].
** T.O.P. Good LORD, [[http://ygworldla.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/20120113_top_1-460x327.jpg T.O.P]].
* TheFashionista: G-Dragon, and to an extent, T.O.P. and Seungri.
* FiveManBand: In a slightly loose sense applied as follows:
** TheLeader G-Dragon as he is the official leader of the group and master-mind behind a lot of their compositions and lyrical content except for the rap parts, usually written by TOP.
** TheLancer Taeyang fits the bill the most. He comes in second to G-Dragon in terms of solo material released, and his personality and image seem to fit the trope.
** TheSmartGuy Seungri, the youngest, since he constantly plays his fellow members or himself for laughs. Although all members are hilarious in their own way, Seungri takes the cake with his either smart-ass or idiotic moments.
** TheBigGuy T.O.P., although in a loose sense. Physically speaking he is the tallest and has the deepest voice; lastly, he puts up a stoic personality for his image.
** TheChick Daesung is the vocal prowess as he does most of the belting and high notes. Compared to the other members, he has the most mellow personality.
* FunWithForeignLanguages: At the ending of ''Baby Good Night'', a woman speaks a few words in French.
* GenreShift: During their early years they had a mostly hip-hop and R&B sound. Later on it slowly evolved into mixes of techno, pop and just amounts of hip-hop, rock and R&B.
* GratuitousEnglish
* HatesBeingTouched: T.O.P.
* HilariousOuttakes: At the end of the ''Lies'' music video.
* IllGirl: Invoked in the music video of ''Haru Haru (Day by Day)''.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes
* IncrediblyLongNote: Daesung's job and rightfully so as he can pull off a powerful one, most recently in ''Fantastic Baby''.
* InDaClub: G-Dragon and T.O.P. in ''High High.'' (''I'm Mr.G in the club, in my B-Boy stance.'')
* KaleidoscopeHair: A common trope in the K-Pop industry, seen frequently on Daesung, T.O.P., and excessively, G-Dragon.
* LighterAndSofter: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98qqghzKAMM Butterfly]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWq4evFjYrU I Need A Girl]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qnV55LUFVM Bad Boy]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llax6eXFjjM Cafe]], to name a few.
* NiceGuy: Daesung.
* ManChild: T.O.P. and Seungri have moments.
* ManlyTears: Seungri broke down in tears of joy some years ago during a concert.
* MrFanservice: Fairly everyone does a bit but Taeyang definitely holds this title.
* PrettyInMink: In the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYCD2KUB3WQ "Forever With You"]], the girl wears a white fur jacket, and the two guys wear fur-trimmed jackets.
* RealMenWearPink: Most of them have worn different shades of pink in music videos or live performances - from pastel hues to flashy magentas.
* ShoutOut: G-Dragon's Crayon music video has a picture of The Joker showing up.
** Justified since the song revolves on the phrase "why so serious?"
* SingingVoiceDissonance: G-Dragon's speaking voice is usually low-pitched but he performs his songs with falsetto notes.
* StageNames
* TheStoic: In music videos, T.O.P. rarely does any facial movement except twitch his eyebrows. In live performances, he executes their dance moves with the least effort.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: TOP sports his hair in a mint-blue color during their ''Fantastic Baby'' single.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To an extent, Taeyang's single, ''Wedding Dress''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Could you imagine if BigBang was a [[http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090511205353AAANyyM 6-member group]]?
* WhenHeSmiles
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