“I feel like people can be united under music no matter what country you go to"
BIGBANG singer Taeyang has been appointed as an ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Billboard reports that the Kpop star joins several Korean athletes and celebrities who will promote next year’s winter games.
Taeyagn is the first Kpop ambassador to be announced and will be appointed as an honorary ambassador of both the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The singer will release a song and promote the Olympics in and out of Korea.
“I feel like people can be united under music no matter what country you go to,” Taeyang said in a video on the PyeonChang 2018 Olympic’s official Facebook page. “I hope that many people come to the Games and cheer the players on.”
Taeyang also said he enjoys watching short-track speed and figure skating and would like to learn how to curl.
The BIGBANG singer was appointed by the PyeongChang Organizing Committee president Lee Hee-Beom, who described Taeyang as a “great musician” who will “greatly contribute to promoting the PyeongChang Olympics to the world.”
Taeyang is best known for his work with BIGBANG but has also established a successful solo career in his own right. In 2014, the singer released ‘Eyes, Nose, Lips’ from the album Rise, which peaked at No. 112 on the Billboard 200.
Recently BIGBANG dominated headlines after member T.O.P. was arrested for marijuana possession. The singer then ended up in intensive care after overdosing.