G-Dragon

Artist Name: G-Dragon

Group Members: G-Dragon (Kwon Ji Yong)

Record label (if known): YG Entertainment

Genre: Pop/rap

Debut date: Active since 2001,  solo debut 2009 and debuted with Big Bang in 2006

Key events

G-Dragon first entered the music industry at the tender age of five! But the record company terminated the group’s contract after only a Christmas album. He was scouted by SM at eight and trained with them until he was thirteen, when he moved to a contract with YG Entertainment after having been spotted by an artist signed with YG at the time.

After a number of years training with YG and being involved in projects for other artists, G-Dragon debuted as the leader and one of two rappers in Big Bang.

In 2009, G-Dragon ramped up his solo efforts and made official solo releases. One of these (Heartbreaker), whilst commercially successful, embroiled G-Dragon in an alleged plagiarism scandal.

G-Dragon has had multiple solo releases since and has also released as a duo with fellow Big Bang rapper TOP.

Sound

G-Dragon is an accomplished rapper, with a mainstream pop sound to his rap. His solo material is primarily rap-heavy hip hop, although he has released some more melodic songs along the way.

Recommended music videos

Other songs to check out

  • Breathe
  • That XX
  • Who You
  • Go
  • This Love

 

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