G-Dragon

G-Dragon

 

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Kwon Ji-yong (Hangul권지용; born August 18, 1988),[1] also known by his stage name G-Dragon is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion icon. He is known for penning chart-topping singles and his stage presence that has garnered him the title "King of K-pop".[2][3][4] From age twelve, G-Dragon trained for six years at South Korean entertainment label YG Entertainment before debuting in 2006 as a member of the hip hop boy band Big Bang, which went on to become one of the best-selling boy bands in the world.[5]

His first solo album Heartbreaker and its title track, both released in 2009, were commercially successful and earned him Album of the Year at the 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards. G-Dragon collaborated with Big Bang bandmate T.O.P to release the album GD & TOP in 2010. His first EP One of a Kind (2012), was critically acclaimed and yielded three singles: "One of a Kind", "Crayon", and the chart-topper "That XX". The EP became the best-selling album by a Korean soloist, breaking his previous record with Heartbreaker, and earned Record of the Year at the 2013 Seoul Music Awards. In 2013, he embarked on his first worldwide tour as a solo artist, making him the first Korean soloist to tour Japanese dome arenas.[6] G-Dragon was awarded Artist of the Year at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards following the success of his second album Coup d'Etat (2013). His 2017 EP, Kwon Ji Yong, yielded the number one single "Untitled, 2014", and the supporting concert tour Act III: M.O.T.T.E became the largest tour ever conducted by a Korean soloist.[7]

Widely recognized for his influence on youth culture, fashion trends, and music in South Korea,[8] G-Dragon was named by Forbes in 2016 as the most influential person under 30 in Asia's entertainment and sports.[9] Producing not only for his band but also for his and his bandmates' solo releases, G-Dragon has written or co-written 23 number one songs on the Gaon Digital Chart (equivalent to the Billboard Hot 100), most of which he has also co-produced.[10][11]

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KWON JI YONG
Song
KWON JI YONG is a song by musical artist G-DRAGON, released on June 9, 2017.
Kwon Ji Yong
 
Kwon Ji Yong is the second extended play (EP) by South Korean rapper and singer-songwriter G-Dragon.
Untitled, 2014
 
"Untitled, 2014" is a song recorded by South Korean singer-rapper G-Dragon, serving as the lead single for his second extended play and self-titled Kwon Ji Yong (2017).
 
Big Bang
 

Photos - G-Dragon196

Popular Albums7

Album Appearances & References36

Popular Songs9

Song Appearances & References11

Musical Groups3

Musical Group References4

TV Shows1

Collaborators & Influencers9

Other Music-Related Relationships12

Other Film-Related Relationships1

Personal & Professional Relationships1

Awards & Nominations22

Popular Tours3

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Spotify - Albums & Singles10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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