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T.O.P is a South Korean recording artist and actor. He is best known as a lead rapper of the boy group BIGBANG.

He has branched out to act in various dramas and films, including I Am Sam, Iris, Nineteen,71: Into the Fire, Commitment and Tazza The High Rollers 2.

In 2010, T.O.P and future groupmate G-Dragon collaborated to record and release the album GD & TOP (2010). The album contained three singles: "High High," "Oh Yeah", and "Knock Out", all of which have charted the top three on the Gaon, with "High High" becoming extremely popular. Jeff Benjamin from the American music magazine Billboard noted that T.O.P is well known for his low-bass timbre rapping.

Personal life

Military service

He enlisted for his mandatory military service as a public service worker on February 9, 2017[1] and was discharged on July 6, 2019.[2]

Discography

Single albums

  • "Doom Dada" (2013)

Digital singles

  • "Turn It Up" (2010)

Features

  • NBK Gray - "Buckwild" (2007)
  • Gummy - "I'm Sorry" (2008)
  • Uhm Jung Hwa - "D.I.S.C.O" (2008)
  • Zia - "All I See Is You" (2008)
  • SE7EN - "Digital Bounce" (2010)
  • Pixie Lott - "Dancing on My Own" (with G-Dragon)(2012)
  • Major Lazer - "Bubble Butt" (2013)

OSTs

  • Friend, Our Legend OST ("Friend" with Taeyang) (2009)
  • 19-Nineteen OST ("Because" with Seungri) (2009)
  • Secret Message OST ("Hi Haruka") (2015)

Producing and writing credits

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[3]
Artist Song Album Type
2006
BIGBANG "We Belong Together" "BIGBANG" Writing
"La La La" "BIGBANG is V.I.P"
"V.I.P"
"Forever with U" "BIGBANG 03"
"Big Bang (Intro)" BIGBANG Vol. 1
"Big Boy" Writing, Composing
2007
Lexy "Super Fly" Rush Writing
BIGBANG "Intro (We are Big Bang)" Always
"아무렇지 않은 척 (Act Like Nothing's Wrong)" Writing, Composing
2008
BIGBANG "Intro" Number 1 Writing
Uhm Jung Hwa "D.I.S.C.O" D.I.S.C.O Writing, Composing
BIGBANG "Intro (Stand Up)" Stand Up Writing
"A Good Man (착한 사람)" Writing, Composing
2009
BIGBANG "아무렇지 않은 척 (Act Like Nothing's Wrong)" (Remix) BIGBANG 2009 Live Concert (Big Show) DVD Writing, Composing
T.O.P with Taeyang "Friend" Friend, Our Legend OST
T.O.P with Seungri "Because" 19-Nineteen OST Composing
2010
T.O.P (Himself) "Turn It Up" "Turn It Up" Writing, Composing
BIGBANG "Lollipop Part.2" N/A Writing
SE7EN "Digital Bounce" Digital Bounce
GD&TOP "Intro (It's Yours to Have)" GD&TOP
"High High"
"Oh Yeah"
"Baby Good Night" Writing, Composing
"Knock Out" Writing
"Oh Mom (뻑이가요)" Writing, Composing
"Of All Days (오늘따라)"
2011
BIGBANG "Hands Up" Tonight Writing
"Tonight"
"Somebody to Love"
"Café"
"What is Right"
"Love Song" BIGBANG Special Edition
"Stupid Liar"
2012
BIGBANG "Intro (Alive)" Alive Writing
"Blue"
"Love Dust (사랑먼지)"
"Bad Boy"
"Ain't No Fun (재미없어)"
"Fantastic Baby"
"Still Alive" Still Alive
"Monster"
"Feeling" Writing, Composing
"Fantastic Baby (Special Edition Ver.)" Writing
"Bad Boy (Special Edition Ver.)"
"Blue (Special Edition Ver.)"
"Bingle Bangle (빙글빙글)"
"Ego"
"Love Dust (사랑 먼지) (Special Edition Ver.)"
2013
T.O.P (Himself) "Doom Dada" "Doom Dada" Writing, Composing
2015
BIGBANG "Loser" "M" Writing
"Bae Bae" Writing, Composing
"Bang Bang Bang" "A" Writing
"We Like 2 Party"
"Sober (맨정신)" "D"
"Zutter (쩔어)" "E" Writing, Composing
T.O.P (Himself) "Hi Haruka" Secret Message OST Writing
2016
BIGBANG "Fxxk It (에라 모르겠다)" Made Writing
"Last Dance"
"Girlfriend"
2018
BIGBANG "Flower Road (꽃 길)" "Flower Road" Writing

Filmography

Films

Dramas

  • I Am Sam (KBS2, 2007)
  • Iris (KBS2, 2009)
  • Haru: An Unforgettable Day in Korea (Official Website, 2010)
  • The Secret Message (Naver TV, 2015)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 23rd KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor Iris: The Movie Nominated
2010 47th Grand Bell Awards Hallyu Popularity 71: Into the Fire Won
Best New Actor Nominated
8th Korean Film Awards Best New Actor Nominated
Style Icon Awards New Icon (Movie) Won
31st Blue Dragon Awards Best New Actor Won
Popularity Award Won
Max Movie Award Best New Actor Won
5th Asian Film Awards Best New Actor Nominated
2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor Won
Popularity Award Won
2013 17th BIFF Asia Star Awards Rookie Award Commitment Won
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards Popularity Award Nominated
Singapore Entertainment Awards Most Popular K-Pop Music Video "Doom Dada" Nominated
2015 Prudential Eye Awards Visual Culture Award Himself Won
52nd Grand Bell Awards Popularity Award Tazza: The Hidden Card Nominated

Trivia

  • He is the oldest member of the band BIGBANG.

Gallery

Main article: T.O.P/Gallery

References

Official links


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