Rise ( stylized as RISE) is the second studio album by South Korean singer Taeyang, member of the K- pop group Big is his first album in four years since Solar in. Rise became the third highest charting K- pop album, and also the highest charting K- pop album by a Korean soloist on the Billboard 200 chart by debuting at # 112, # 1 on Billboard World Albums Chart, and # 1 on Heatseekers. After contributing to singer Lexy' s album, Taeyang announced that he was going to release a solo album.
Initially scheduled for a September release, the project was pushed back due to conflicting schedules with his group. Instead, Taeyang released the EP Hot in May, backed by a production team that included 1TYM' s Teddy Park, Yang Hyun Suk, Kush, and his fellow member G- Dragon.