BIGBANG‘s Taeyang has just made a drastic career change. After being with YG Entertainment for over two decades, it was announced on December 25, 2022 that he will be switching to its subsidiary, THE BLACK LABEL, effective immediately.
The original company made it clear that there was no bad blood between them and their former artist. They even announced through a press release that they were “truly happy” with his decision.
We would like to inform you that BIGBANG member Taeyang will be joining YG Entertainment subsidiary company THE BLACK LABEL as an artist. We are truly happy to be able to deliver this news. He will still be a member of the YG family and BIGBANG.
— YG Entertainment
In a new interview on YouTube series “LOOK ME UP,” Taeyang delved deeper into the reason why he chose to leave the company he grew up in. He also affirmed that they are still friendly with each other.
I’m on good terms with YG Entertainment whom I’ve worked under for a long time. I’ve decided to move on to THE BLACK LABEL. It’s going to be a meaningful time for me.
He took this big leap of faith because of the CEO of THE BLACK LABEL and renowned music producer, Teddy. They have known each other for many years and have a great working relationship as co-producers.
We’ve worked on many songs together.
Some popular songs that they co-produced include “Wedding Dress” (2009), “Eyes, Nose, Lips” (2014), and the recent hit “Vibe” (2023).
The fact that Taeyang could collaborate with Teddy more often captured his attention. He is now a proud member of THE BLACK LABEL family.
I’ll get to show those works as an artist under his agency.
Check out the full video below to learn more about Taeyang!