Since Big Bang came to California for a concert yesterday and today, I guess I will start with my ultimate bias, G-Dragon. He became my favorite ‘solo’ singer after watching the m/v for “Heartbreaker”, same title one of my fav Mariah Carey songs. So anyway, G-Dragon is really amazing and I’m not saying it just coz I’m a fan. After listening to his mini album “One of a Kind”, it was just amazing. I really, really, really love the song “Without You”. It makes me so nostalgic, but in a good way. I like his music, lyrics and style. He even has a unique voice. I never heard a tone like his before. I don’t really know how to explain it so I won’t go into details. So anyway, this guy is just breath taking. Also, the only reason I like Big Bang is because he’s in it, and he’s the leader….love that so much! So here’s a few videos that I love, love, love watching with him in it and some pics that I really love of him.
from Artist Wiki
G-Dragon (Kwon Ji Yong
권지용) born August 18, 1988 in South Korea is a member of the Korean band Big Bang (빅뱅)
Jiyong is leader of the Big Bang and singer / rapper of the group together TOP He is a widely accepted and talented songwriter who has won “Songwriter Award” in 2007 from MKMF Jiyong has taken an active role in composing songs of the Big Bang, for example, their hit song “Haru Haru”
He was originally suppose to debut as a children’s hip-hop artist in the hope that get fame, popularity and success that Lil ‘Bow Wow and Lil’ Romeo made in the States but he could not release an album and was limited to only exist in the YG artists album on January 2001 Jiyong debuted on the album “Daehanmingook Hip-Hop Flex” as a rappare He later became rekryteraed with Tae Yang to act in Jinusean’s MV of their mini as happened in February of that year
Afterwards, he began training for his planned debut as a hip-hop group GDYB with Tae Yang in their training that he was already having on tracks and is part of the MVS Perry Se7en Wheesung JinuSean Masta Wu YG Family Gummy and Lexy swit GDYB was releasing two songs on YG Family’s second album and displayed along with Se7en for the World Cup but unfortunately never able to release an album or debut in 2004 and both Tae Yang Jiyong listed as YG’s fresh new faces and planned that year, however, those plans quickly taken away by Hyun Suk, who had planned to form a 4-6 member group, it was not until two years later in 2006 that the Big Bang finally got its official annunsonset onset
Biography from Wikipedia
Kwon Ji-yong (Korean: 권지용, born August 18, 1988), better known by his stage name G-Dragon (Korean: 지드래곤), is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, producer and model.
At the age of eight he was in SM entertainment, however 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 tracks, including “Lies”, “Last Farewell”, and “Haru Haru”.
He released his debut solo album, Heartbreaker (2009), 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 bandmate, T.O.P collaborated to record and release the album GD & TOP (2010). 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,” and “That XX.”
G-Dragon’s influence extends beyond the music industry, having shaped major trends in South Korea. His tight control over his image and artistry have won him praise for his contribution to fashion, and his lyrical contents and composition have garnered him awards.
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