Based on a recent press release posted by YG Entertainment, entertainment agencies in the U.S. have been reaching out to Big Bang’s Taeyang since the release of his hit single “Ringa Linga.” Many in Korea and America are now wondering whether he will be debuting in the U.S. in the near future.
“Ringa Linga” has brought about attention from music fans worldwide with its release of both versions of the music videos, altogether drawing in over 10 million viewers. The song was composed and co-written by G-Dragon, as well as a few foreign writers. The dance version of the video was choreographed by Parris Goebel, who is the leader of ReQuest Dance Crew.
As stated by YG, Taeyang has been giving much thought on reaching out to the U.S. However, no concrete plan has been made at this point.
Taeyang’s training and experience in singing and dancing has made him an artist that has much growth and marketable potential. It is likely that these entertainment companies notice Taeyang’s unique attributes and persona which could make him marketable in the U.S.
However, Taeyang is currently getting busier with Big Bang’s activities as well as his own. Taeyang joined the rest of Big Bang members for Japan’s largest Dome Tour, which will last from now until January. Moreover, Taeyang’s second solo album will be revealed next March, which will be follow by Big Bang’s new album.
In a recent interview, Taeyang mentioned, “If Big Bang were a big tree, then I would be a branch.” He continues to be to be dedicated to Big Bang’s activities, so we will just have to wait and see if he can fit time into his busy schedule to officially debut in the U.S.
Right after participating at the 2013 Mnet Asia Music Awards in Hong Kong on November 22, Taeyang flew over to the United States to have his very first solo performance in San Francisco on November 26. The performance in San Francisco was part of Music Experiment 2.0., which was put together by MTV IGGY and Intel. He is expected to have meetings with a few American music industry related personnel to further discuss his next move in America.
More information regarding Taeyang’s ventures in America coming soon!