Tae Yang (Dong Yong Bae | 동영배 | 태양), born May 18, 1988 is a member of the Korean band under YG Entertainment, BIG BANG (빅뱅). Tae Yang has been with G-Dragon in YG Entertainment since he was 12. He started out as a rapper but is now one of the main vocalists of Big Bang. He was known for being scared of girls, and is still the shy, sweet and sensitive one in the group. Even being named the lead singer of Big Bang, Tae Yang has just recently released his first solo album, HOT, in May 2008, and was the first one in the group to do so.