The BIGBANG singer was the first in his group to debut as a soloist back in 2008, and since then he’s been releasing a number of hit songs from ‘Wedding Dress‘, to ‘Ringa Linga‘ and ‘Eyes, Nose and Lips’ from his 2014 second album ‘Rise’ and has embarked on a successful solo career as well as being part of the veteran YG group.

Taeyang’s anticipated comeback had been pencilled in for the second half of the year following his longtime bandmate and friend G-Dragon’s second EP ‘Kwon Ji Yong‘ in June. Now he has returned today on August 16 with his third studio album ‘The White Night‘ with double title tracks ‘Wake Me Up‘ and ‘Darling‘ and has once again impressed with his vocals in the well produced album.

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As of August 16, the album has peaked at #1 in 18 countries (UPDATE: Now 23 countries) including Finland, Turkey, Philippines and #2 in the US, Canada, France, Sweden and has continued to chart in 51 (formerly 43) countries worldwide! In the UK charts, it is currently at #13 which is the second highest for a male soloist, which you can see in the picture on the left.

You can purchase the album on iTunes here for £4.99 and also stream it here on Spotify! You can watch the M/V’s for ‘Wake Me Up‘ and ‘Darling‘ below! Do you think that Taeyang will come over to the UK for his World Tour?


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