Big Bang members finish military service


Posted at Nov 10 2019 12:11 PM | Updated as of Nov 10 2019 12:23 PM


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Singers Taeyang and Daesung were discharged from the Korean military Sunday, marking the end of mandatory service for the members of the boy band Big Bang.

Fans gathered in front of the Ground Operations Command in Yongin city to welcome Taeyang, 31, whose real name is Dong Youngbae, and Kang Daesung, 30, back to civilian life, based on photos posted by Taeyang on Instagram.

Topics related to the Big Bang members dominated Twitter’s trending list in the Philippines early Sunday.

Taeyang and Daesung had served nearly two years of mandatory military service applicable to all men in South Korea.

The duo’s discharge came over 2 weeks after band leader, G-Dragon, completed his mandatory service.

Member T.O.P was discharged in July.

YG Entertainment, Big Bang’s label, has yet to make any announcement on the band’s future activities.

Originally a five-piece group, member Seungri left Big Bang and retired from the music industry in March after he was accused of alleged sex bribery.

Big Bang, which debuted in 2006, often topped the South Korean music charts and gained a huge following before members began to enter mandatory military service in 2017. — With a report from Reuters