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.
- Stage Name: G-Dragon
- Real Name: Kwon Ji Yong (권지용)
- Birthdate: August 18, 1988
- 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
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'".
- [2001.01.15] V.A. - 2001 Daehanminguk Hip Hop Flex (#1 Realize Yourself, #6 G-Dragon, #12 Hip-Hop Nation)
- [2001.09.04] Perry - Perry By Storm (#1 Storm, #8 G-Dragon (feat. Perry)
- [2002.04.xx] V.A. - Platinum Dance 7 (#12 Storm)
- [2002.04.03] Wheesung - Like A Movie (#7 Magic Eye (feat. G-Dragon))
- [2002.10.24] YG Family - Why Be Normal? / 1997 - 2002 (#1 Meotjjaengi Sinsa, #6 YMCA Yagudan, #10 Why Be Normal?, #11 A-Yo!)
- [2002.10.24] YG Family - Why Be Normal? / 1997 - 2002 (#7 Magic Eye (feat. G-Dragon))
- [2006.03.08] SE7EN - 24/SE7EN (#14 Run (feat G-Dragon, Taekwon))
- [2006.11.02] SE7EN - SE7OLUTION (#7 Can You Feel Me? (feat G-Dragon))
- [2007.04.19] Lexy - Rush (#7 Super Fly (feat G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang))
- [2007.10.30] Kim Jo Han - Soul Family with JOHAN (#4 So In Love Part2 (feat. G-Dragon))
- [2008.03.03] Gummy - Comfort (#1 Intro - Work It Now (feat. G-Dragon))
- [2008.06.13] Uhm Jung Hwa - D.I.S.C.O (#4 Party (feat. G-Dragon))
- [2008.09.01] Uhm Jung Hwa - D.I.S.C.O PT.2 (feat. G-Dragon)
- [2009.05.13] w-inds. x G-Dragon - Rain Is Fallin'
- [2010.07.01] Taeyang - SOLAR (#3 I NEED A GIRL (feat. G-Dragon))
- [2011.01.20] Seungri - V.V.I.P (#3 Changmuneul Yeoreo (feat. G-Dragon))
- [2011.07.02] V.A. - Seohaean Gosokdoro Gayoje (#3 GG (Park Myoung Soo, G-Dragon) - Baramnasseo (feat. Bom)
- [2012.07.15] PSY - PSY 6 Gap Part.1 (#1 Cheonggaeguri (feat. G-Dragon))
- [2013.08.19] Seungri - Let's Talk About Love (#1 Let's Talk About Love (feat. G-Dragon))
- [2014.06.02] Taeyang - RISE (#4 Stay with Me (feat. G-Dragon))
- [2014.12.15] Skrillex & Diplo - Dirty Vibe (feat. G-Dragon, CL)
- [2015.08.22] V.A. - Gosogdolo Gayoje (#1 HwangTaeJi (Kwang Hee, Taeyang, G-Dragon) - Mapsosa)
- [2016.03.18] Baaur - Aa (#9 Temple (feat. M.I.A, G-Dragon))
- [2017.02.01] Zion.T - OO (#6 Complex (feat. G-Dragon))
- [2017.04.21] IU - Palette (#2 Palette (feat. G-Dragon))
- [2017.05.10] PSY - 4x2=8 (#7 Paegteupoghaeng (feat. G-Dragon))
- Note: Credited for lyrics, music, and arrangement unless otherwise stated.
G-Dragon in Perry
- [2001.08] Perry - Get ready
- [2003.11] 1TYM - Hot
- [2004.11] Jinusean - Telephone Number
- [2012.01.31] SE7EN - Naega Noraereul Motaedo
- [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
- COUP D'ETAT
- Niga Mwonde (Who You)
- Ppiddak Hage
- Muje (Untitled, 2014)