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G-Dragon promoting Kwon Ji Yong (2017)

G-Dragon is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, producer under YG Entertainment. He is a member of the Korean pop boy group BIGBANG. He is a well established rapper in the company and has been part of YG since 1999. In 2010 he joined fellow member T.O.P to form the unit GD&TOP.

Profile

  • Stage Name: G-Dragon
  • Real Name: Kwon Ji Yong (권지용)
  • Birthdate: August 18, 1988 (1988-08-18) (age 31)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 56kg
  • Education: Seoul Korean Traditional Arts Middle & High School
  • Skills: Rapping, dancing, beat boxing, composing, singing, and languages (Chinese, English)
  • Hobbies: Drawing pictures and listening to music
  • Likes: Fashion, acting, cooking, crispy donuts, dogs, cars, the drawing ‘is it stars or skeleton’, books (poems, mangas, and magazines), watching cartoons, and himself

Information

G-Dragon initially debuted as a child hip-hop artist in 2001 participating in the album 2001 Daehanminguk Hip Hop Flex, where he appeared as "2G-Gon" and "G-Gon". In 2002 he was scouted by YG Entertainment and began his four years as a trainee. In that time G-Dragon never released an album and was limited to be featured on other YG artists' albums.

Before BIGBANG was formed, G-Dragon and fellow band mate Taeyang, known as "G-Dragon & YB Taekwon" at the time, performed as a duo at concerts such as SE7EN's "First SE7EN" as rappers and backing dancers.

In 2006 G-Dragon was selected first, and also as the leader, for the line-up of the group BIGBANG. Since then he has also participated as a composer for many BIGBANG songs.

G-Dragon makes his solo debut in 2008 with the single "Naman Barabwa Part 2", a new version of "Naman Barabwa" from Taeyang's debut album HOT. In 2009, he releases his first solo album Heartbreaker, which was a success. The album won various awards and sold more than 120.000 copies. Also this same year, he was featured on his first Japanese solo release, the w-inds.'s single "Rain Is Fallin'". In December 2009, G-Dragon held his first solo concert "Shine a Light" for which controversy arose about obscenity and suggestive content towards minor audiences. Two DVDs (a regular edition and a censored edition) and a live album of the concert were released in early 2010.

On May 29, 2010 G-Dragon, along with w-inds., received at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan the "Best Collaboration Video" award for the collaboration song "Rain Is Fallin'".

Korean Discography

Albums

Mini-Albums

Live Albums

Vinyl LPs

Digital Singles

  • [2008.06.03] Naman Barabwa Part 2 (나만 바라 봐 Part 2; Look Only At Me Part 2)
  • [2012.09.01] Geu XX (그 XX; That XX)
  • [2013.04.01] MichiGO (미치GO; Crazy Go)

Video Releases

Collaborations/Other

Japanese Discography

Albums

Mini-Albums

Video Releases

Credits

Note: Credited for lyrics, music, and arrangement unless otherwise stated.
G-Dragon in Perry "Storm" PV (2001)
G-Dragon promoting "BIGBANG Is V.I.P" (2006)
G-Dragon promoting Heartbreaker (2009)
G-Dragon promoting Shine a Light concert (2009)
G-Dragon promoting ONE OF A KIND (2012)
G-Dragon promoting COUP D'ETAT (2013)

BIGBANG

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2015

2016

Daesung

2008

2009

2012

2014

G-Dragon

2008

2009

2012

2013

2017

GDxTaeyang

2014

GD&TOP

2010

2016

iKON

2015

Moo Ga Dang

2007

Seungri

2011

Taeyang

2008

2010

2013

2014

YMGA

2008

Filmography

Music Videos

  • [2001.08] Perry - Get ready
  • [2003.11] 1TYM - Hot
  • [2004.11] Jinusean - Telephone Number
  • [2012.01.31] SE7EN - Naega Noraereul Motaedo

Awards

  • [2007.11.17] MNet MKMF "Best Music Arrangement" (Lies)
  • [2009.??.??] Cyworld Digital Music Awards "Song of the Month (September)" (Heartbreaker)
  • [2009.11.21] Mnet Asian Music Awards "Best Album of the Year" (Heartbreaker)
  • [2009.12.16] MelOn Music Awards "Best Album of the Year" (Heartbreaker), "2009 Top 10"
  • [2010.03.01] 2009 Cyworld Digital Music Awards "Ting's Choice Award"
  • [2010.05.29] MTV Video Music Awards Japan "Best Collaboration Video" (Rain Is Fallin') (with w-inds.)
  • [2012.11.30] MNet MAMA "Best Male Artist"
  • [2012.12.08] So-Loved Awards "Best Male Solo"
  • [2013.01.16] 27th Golden Disk Awards - "Digital Bonsang"
  • [2016.03.15] 2016 Style Icon Awards: Bonsang
  • [2018.02.14] 7th GAON Chart K-Pop Awards: Song of the Year (June) - "Muje (Untitled, 2014)"

TV Music Shows

Heartbreaker
Crayon
Black
COUP D'ETAT
Niga Mwonde (Who You)
Ppiddak Hage
Muje (Untitled, 2014)

External Links