Kwon Ji-yong (권지용)
Template:Error 18, 1988
Seoul, South Korea
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Composer, Entrepreneur
Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Leader
2006-2017 (hiatus, military service)
Kwon Ji-yong (Hangul: 권지용; born August 18, 1988), better known as G-Dragon (Hangul: 지 드래곤; shortened as GD), is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, composer, entrepreneur, and leader of South Korean boy group BIGBANG.
Life and career Edit
Studio albums Edit
Collaborative albums Edit
Extended plays Edit
Live albums Edit
- Shine a Light (2010)
- 1st World Tour Commemorative Vinyl LP – One of a Kind (2013)
- 2013 G-Dragon World Tour Live CD [One of a Kind in Seoul] (2013)
- 2013 G-Dragon 1st World Tour [One of a Kind] The Final (2013)
As featured artist Edit
- He has a sister, named Kwon Dami.
- He trained in SM Entertainment for four years, and in YG Entertainment for six years.
- He became a rapper when he was 13 years old, making him the youngest South Korean rapper at the time.
- He chose the stage name "G-Dragon" because "Ji" in his name is pronounced similarly to the letter "G" and "Yong" is Korean for "Dragon".
- One of the other possible reasons for his stage name is to keep his stage persona different from who he is in real life:
- G-Dragon on stage is glamorous, cocky, and energetic.
- Kwon Ji-yong in real life is shy, modest, and understated.
- His zodiac sign is Leo and his Chinese zodiac sign is Dragon.
- He is a childhood friend of T.O.P and Kangin of Super Junior.
- When he was a trainee, his best friend was JunK of 2PM.
- G-Dragon can speak English, but back when he was a trainee, he admitted that his English was bad.
- His favorite food is Ganjang gaejang (Crab preserved in soy sauce).
- His favorite colors are black and red.
- His lucky number is 8.
- His favorite artists are Pharrell Williams, Jay-Z, Blackstreet, Wu-Tang Clan, Beyonce, and Rihanna.
- He is considered the king of K-Pop for his talent.