Taeyang is a world sensation South Korean singer who has been working under big brands since the age of 12. Now he is considered to be one of the top South Korean vocalists and that is no mistake. His hard work, from an early age, has rocketed his career very quickly. He got his start with YG Entertainment. After witnessing his talent, the company helped him advance to being a member of the South Korean boy band, Big Bang. After about two years with Big Bang Taeyang decided to pursue a solo career, in addition to his work with the group, where he found much success.
So what is Taeyang net worth in 2018? What are Taeyang’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Beginning of Career
Taeyang introduction to music began at a very young age, starting with his love of piano. He often enjoyed playing and listening to classical artists like Beethoven and Schubert. This came in handy when at a young age his family began encountering financial trouble. To help support his family, Taeyang tried out for a Jinusean music video. Not only did he get the part, but he attracted the attention of a Yang Hyun-suk, the CEO of YG Entertainment. He was quickly picked up, but his success was still a few years to be seen.
Taeyang was trained and given many opportunities to showcase his talent at YG Entertainment, but often he cleaned and assisted with tasks like grabbing water bottles for the top artists. He recalls many artists being rude to his during this time. However, what Taeyang did not know, was his success was quickly approaching.
While at YG Entertainment Taeyang was put in the boy band Big Bang. At first, he was uncomfortable with the idea and wanted to focus on rapping. Eventually, Taeyang warmed up to the idea and became a top singer having his first solo, “Ma Girl” in the first album, “Big Bang Vol. 1 – Since 2007”. The album was a huge success and had many chart-toppers to help skyrocket their achievements.
Shortly after the launch of Big Bang, Taeyang began a solo career. Working to release an EP “Hot” but delayed it due to conflicting schedules with his band. The album focused more on R&B songs rather than the hip-hop Big Bang produced. It was quickly revealed that Taeyang was not proud of his first album, and contributed it to the songwriting he did not produce. Taeyang vowed to create an album in the future that would feature songs he wrote himself.
In July of 2010, Taeyang released his first full-length album, titled Solar. The album did very well and won numerous awards. Over the next few years, Taeyang balanced between Big Bang albums and songs, as well as his own solo career. Until August 2014 when he embarked on his first world tour, Rise World Tour. The tour concluded in early 2015 and left him with numerous awards.
In 2015 and 2016 Taeyang spent a good amount of time touring, this time with his band, Big Bang. Again, the music received much recognition, awards, and broke records.
January of 2017, Taeyang began his second world tour, White Night. The album has been breaking even more records and peaking high on numerous charts. While Taeyang continues to sing and perform, he is now branding out to another job as a judge on the new program Mix Nine, a singing competition.
Taeyang is one of the top singers in South Korea. This is evident by his success in both his band, Big Band, and his solo career. He has had two world tours, countless chart-topping songs, and albums that continue to break records. From a very early age, Taeyang promised success, but it is not hard to tell his career is just beginning.
This 30 year old performer’s financial success is nothing short of amazing! In all, we estimate Taeyang net worth in 2018 at $10 million… .