SEOUL (KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Taeyang and Daesung of K-pop group Big Bang have both begun their mandatory military service.
Taeyang joined the army on Monday (March 12) while Daesung joined on Tuesday, Yonhap news agency reported.
Taeyang will undergo his five-week basic training in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, after which he will be assigned to an army unit, according to his agency YG Entertainment.
Fans gathered at the scene to say goodbye to the star on Monday afternoon, while his wife Min Hyo Rin was absent from the scene.
Daesung on the other hand will begin his basic army training session in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province. He will later be assigned to an army unit, where he will serve out the rest of his duty, Yonhap reported.
Big Bang leader G-Dragon and rapper T.O.P, who is currently serving as a public service worker after being dishonourably discharged from the police due to charges of marijuana use, enlisted on Feb 27 and January last year, respectively.
Seungri, the only Big Bang member who has yet to start military service, plans to enlist after releasing a solo album sometime during the first half of the year.
Aside from his group activities, Taeyang has led a successful solo career with hits such as Eyes, Nose, Lips and Darling. He released his third full-length album White Night in August last year. He tied the knot with singer and actress Min last month.
Daesung's solo career has taken him to Japan where he released two solo albums,D'scover and D-Day.
Big Bang will also release Flower Road, an unpublished special song on Tuesday to bid farewell to fans during their hiatus.