Kang Daesung 강대성 is the main vocal of Big Bang.
Daesung was born on Wednesday, April 26, 1989, in Itaewon.
He was born in the Chinese Year of the Snake. Like Taeyang, he's a Taurus. He's 178 cm or 5'10" and his blood type is O.
All of Big Bang's members speak Japanese. Like G-Dragon, he studied at Kyung Hee University. He also attended Kyeongin High School. He dropped out of high school to concentrate on Big Bang, but passed his entrance exams in 2008. Daesung is Christian. He has an older sister named Kang Bora.
At a young age, Daesung went to vocal lessons frequently. When he told his parents that he wanted to pursue a career in singing, they told him no and stopped paying for his lessons. Shortly after, his vocal instructor called him and asked why he'd stopped coming. When he told her he couldn't afford it without his parents' support, she told him, “I will give you the lessons for free as long as you work hard.”
As a trainee he was diagnosed with vocal cord nodules from straining his vocal cords. The condition worsened in the fall of 2006, and he had to undergo treatment before the release of Big Bang's second single. Label mate Gummy, who had experienced similar problems, helped Daesung recover and manage his condition, and they’ve been friends ever since.
He was unanimously chosen by all of the members when they were asked who they wanted in the group. After Big Bang was finalized, YG gave each of the members a pendant. Daesung's was the earth held between headphones, to symbolize the whole world listening to his music.
Daesung is the only member of Big Bang using his birth name. In Japan, he sings under the name D-Lite.
He's worked on variety shows like "Family Outing."
Daesung wanted to become either a pastor, an MC, or a baseball player. He was inspired to become a singer after listening to Stevie Wonder. Mario's "How Could You" is one of his favorite songs. He also admires Usher, Omarion, Ne-Yo, and Wheesung.
He's a fan of the Japanese manga series Doraemon to the point that he has Doreamon chopsticks.
He's known for his funny antics within Big Bang and also on variety shows. He loves to make people smile and lighten the mood. He's outgoing and cheerful and doesn't like to show his sadness.
The members of Big Bang have stated that Daesung is the type of person to think: “If something goes right, it‘s because of someone else. But if something goes wrong, it‘s because of me."
In 2011, while Daesung was driving to his parents' house at night, he noticed a taxi pulled over to the side. When he went to stop, he ran over a man lying in the road from a previous accident. The man died, and Daesung canceled all of his appearances for the rest of the year.