Daesung Biography, Wiki, Childhood, Education, Career, Awards & Net Worth

Biography of Daesung

Daesung, born as Kang Daesung, is a popular South Korean singer. He earned international fame as a prominent member of the boy band ‘Big Bang’ under the label YG Entertainment. In addition to this, he also participates in writing, organizing and composing music. Furthermore, he is recognized amongst Korean industry as the successful singer with impressive voice & sexy look. Likewise, he also released his solo album and is a popular solo artist

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Childhood, Education & Early Life

Daesung was born in Itaewon, South Korea on April 26, 1989. He is the youngest in the family & has an elder sister,Bora. He is very close to his parents who are proud of him. However, he has kept his childhood and family private from the public.

Daesung wanted to follow music ever since he was a kid, and his passion for music. Thus, he joined YG Entertainment to pursue his dream career while he was still at Kyeongin High School. He also can play drum and speaks Japanese and English equally well. Likewise he attended Kyeongin High School and entered Kyung Hee University (2008), majoring in Post-modern Music.

Similarly, Daesung entered the mandatory military duties on March 13th, 2017 and discharged on November 12, 2019.



He debuted in 5-membered group ‘Big Bang’ along with T.O.P, G-Dragon, Taeyang & Sungri in 2008. He and his band brought in rap, R&B and dance elements into pop and have been praised widely for their individuality. Similarly, the group not only became popular in Korea, Japan and neighboring countries, but also earned recognition worldwide.

Apart his activity in Big Bang, Daesung debuted as a solo artist in 2008 and released single Look at Me, Gwisoon. Later, he released a solo album, D’scover, in Japan (2013) and followed by his first Japanese tour. Similarly, in 2014 he released his next albums, D’slove and Delight. He also often collaborates with his band-mates and other artists. Additionally, his acting career began when he was casted in variety show, Family Outing. Later on, he got role in other variety show Night After Night. Daesung also tried drama, like his acting in What’s Up and Musical, Cat.



Daesung has received praise for his artistic control and involvement in the creation of his music. Likewise, he has been awarded with several awards during his mega successful career. In addition to this, his group won Artist of the Year awards at Mnet Asian Music (2008, 2012 and 2015) and became the Best Worldwide Act winner at 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards. Furthermore, the group won the Artist of the Year Awards at Seoul Music (2008), Melon Music Awards and several others.

Moreover, he has also endorsed merchandise and various commercial brands. Similarly, Daesung is very popular in Japan, in Japan they consider him sexy and a bad boy.


Net Worth

Daesung has earned huge amount from his solo and group career. He is one of the richest South Korean artists. Likewise, his net worth is estimated to be around $30 million from his professional career.


  • Name: Kang Daesung
  • Stage Name: Daesung, D-Lite (in Japan)
  • Nick Name: Smiling Angel
  • Birthday: April 26, 1989
  • Sun Sign: Taurus
  • Height: 5’10″ (178 cm)
  • Birthplace: Itaewon, South Korea
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Famous As: Lead Vocalist
  • Labels: YG Entertainment
  • Unit: “BIG BANG”
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Siblings: Bora
  • Years Active: 2008-present
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