G-Dragon

Pop music, Award Winner

1988 –

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Who is G-Dragon?

Kwon Ji Yong, better known by his stage name G-Dragon, is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer, lyricist, producer, model, endorser and fashion icon.

At the age of eight he was in SM Entertainment, but he decided to change record labels. After 6 years as a trainee under the record label YG Entertainment, G-Dragon officially debuted as the leader and one of two rappers for the Korean group Big Bang. G-Dragon has been involved with writing, composing, and producing many of Big Bang's hit tracks, including "Lies", "Last Farewell", and "Haru Haru".

He released his debut solo album, Heartbreaker, which yielded the number-one single of the same name. The album went on to become one of the most successful albums of the year, garnering sales of over 200,000 copies and winning the Mnet Asian Music Awards for Album of the Year. Heartbreaker also sparked major controversies for the artist, including accusations of plagiarism. After almost a year of hiatus, G-Dragon and boyfriend, T.O.P collaborated to record and release the album GD & TOP. The album saw the release of three singles: "High High," "Oh Yeah," and "Knock Out," all of which have charted within the top three positions of the Gaon chart, with "High High" becoming a chart-topper. In 2012, G-Dragon released his second solo album, "One of a Kind," with hit singles "One of a Kind," "Crayon," and "That XX."

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Born
Aug 18, 1988
Seoul
Also known as
  • 지드래곤
  • 권지용
  • Kwon Ji Yong
  • GD
  • Kwon Leader
  • Jingyo
Parents
Nationality
  • South Korea
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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