G-Dragon Biography: Age, Net Worth, Songs, Instagram, Albums, Wikipedia, Awards, Nationality, Siblings, YouTube

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye March 8, 2024

G-Dragon is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, and fashion designer widely regarded as the “King of K-pop”.

He is the leader and main composer of the boy group BigBang, one of the most successful and influential K-pop groups ever.

He is also a popular solo artist and a brand ambassador of Chanel in Korea. He is known for his unique and innovative style, artistic ability and stylized persona.

Profile

  • Full name: Kwon Ji-Yong
  • Nickname: G-Dragon
  • Date of birth: August 18, 1988
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Profession: Rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, fashion designer
  • Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
  • Parents: Kwon Young-hwan and Han Gi-ran
  • Siblings: Kwon Dami (sister)
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Dating Jennie (rumored)
  • Net worth: $30 million

Early Life and Education

G-Dragon, now 36, was born on August 18, 1988, in Seoul, South Korea. He has a sister named Kwon Dami, who is a fashion entrepreneur.

He started his career as a child actor and singer and joined Y.G. Entertainment as a trainee when he was 12.

He was inspired by the music of the Wu-Tang Clan rap group and learned to rap and compose songs.

He and his fellow trainee Taeyang planned to debut as a duo rap group called G.D.Y.B., but the record label decided to form a boy group instead.

He graduated from Seoul Korean Traditional Arts Middle and High School and majored in Postmodern Music at Gyeong Hee University.

Personal Life

According to media reports, G-Dragon is currently dating Jennie, a member of the girl group Blackpink.

However, neither of them has confirmed or denied the relationship. They have been spotted together several times, and fans have dubbed them “JenKai“.

G-Dragon has several tattoos, including a dragon on his chest, representing his stage name and Chinese zodiac sign.

He is close to his parents and sister and often expresses gratitude and love for them. He is also friends with many celebrities, such as Psy, CL, I.U., and Pharrell Williams.

Career

G-Dragon officially debuted in 2006 as the leader and main composer of the boy group BigBang, along with T.O.P., Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri.

The group rose to fame with their songs “Lies”, “Last Farewell”, “Haru Haru”, and “Fantastic Baby“, which topped the Korean charts and won them numerous awards.

The group is also popular internationally and has performed in many countries and regions, such as Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and North America.

The group is considered one of the best-selling boy bands in the world and one of the most influential acts in K-pop history.

G-Dragon also pursued a solo career and released his first album, Heartbreaker, in 2009. The album and its title track of the same name were commercially successful, becoming the best-selling album by a Korean soloist and earning him Album of the Year at the 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

He also collaborated with his bandmate T.O.P. for the album G.D. & TOP in 2010, which spawned the hit singles “High High” and “Knock Out”.

His first E.P., One of a Kind, was released in 2012 and featured the songs “One of a Kind”, “Crayon”, and “That XX”. The E.P. won Best Album at the 2013 Seoul Music Awards.

In 2013, he embarked on his first worldwide tour as a solo artist, making him the first Korean soloist to tour Japanese dome arenas. His second full-length album, Coup d’Etat, was released in the same year and included collaborations with artists such as Diplo, Missy Elliott, Baauer, and Sky Ferreira.



His 2017 EP Kwon Ji Yong, released under his real name, yielded the number one single “Untitled, 2014,” and the supporting concert tour Act III: M.O.T.T.E. became the largest tour ever conducted by a Korean soloist.

In 2023, G-Dragon officially departed Y.G. Entertainment after 20 years of activities and signed with Galaxy Corporation under his real name.

G-Dragon is also a fashion icon and the brand ambassador of Chanel in Korea. He has his own fashion label, PEACEMINUSONE, which sells clothing, accessories, and art.

He has also collaborated with brands such as Nike, Ambush, and 8 Seconds. He is widely recognized for influencing youth culture, fashion trends, and music in South Korea and beyond.

Awards

G-Dragon has won numerous awards and accolades, both as a solo artist and as a member of BigBang.

Some of his notable awards are:

  • Seven Mnet Asian Music Awards, including Artist of the Year (2013), Best Male Artist (2009, 2012, 2013), and Best Music Video (2012, 2013).
  • Six Melon Music Awards, including Artist of the Year (2009, 2012), Album of the Year (2009, 2012), and Song of the Year (2012).
  • Two Korean Music Awards, including Musician of the Year (2014) and Best Rap/Hip Hop Album (2010).
  • Two Golden Disc Awards, including Album of the Year (2009) and Digital Bonsang (2013).
  • Two M.B.C. Entertainment Awards, including the Popularity Award (2013) and Special Award (2017).

Net Worth

According to various sources, G-Dragon’s net worth is estimated to be around $30 million.

He earns his income from music sales, concert tours, endorsements, and fashion ventures. He is the K-pop idol who earns the most song royalties for his self-composed songs.

Controversy

G-Dragon has faced some controversies throughout his career, such as:

  • In 2011, he was accused of plagiarism for his song “Butterfly”, allegedly copied from Oasis’s song “She’s Electric” by Oasis. He denied the allegations and said the song inspired him but did not copy it.
  • In 2012, he was investigated for smoking marijuana, which is illegal in South Korea. He claimed that he did not know what he was smoking and that he was given the substance by a fan at a party in Japan. He was not charged but received a warning from the authorities.
  • In 2017, he was criticized for his military enlistment, which some people saw as a way to avoid public scrutiny and backlash. He enlisted in February 2018 and completed his service in October 2019.
  • In 2019, he was involved in a scandal related to the Burning Sun nightclub, owned by his fellow BigBang member Seungri. The club was accused of various crimes, such as drug trafficking, sexual assault, and police corruption. G-Dragon was not directly implicated in the scandal, but some fans and netizens questioned his involvement and responsibility as the leader of BigBang.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @xxxibgdrgn
  • Twitter: @ibgdrgn
  • YouTube: G-DRAGON Official

Filmography

G-Dragon has appeared in some films and television shows, such as:

  • Show Me the Money 3 (2014) – Producer.
  • Infinite Challenge (2015) – Guest.
  • My Little Television (2015) – Guest.
  • Y.G. Future Strategy Office (2018) – Cameo.
  • White Night (2018) – Documentary.

Discography

  • Heartbreaker
  • G.D. & TOP
  • One of a Kind
  • Coup d’Etat
  • Kwon Ji Yong

He has also released the following albums and E.P.s as a member of BigBang:

  • Bigbang Vol.1
  • Always
  • Hot Issue
  • Stand Up
  • Remember
  • Tonight
  • Alive
  • Made



NOTICE!! NOTICE!! NOTICE!!
DISCLAIMER!! : Every Biography and Contents Published On TheCityCeleb are For Knowledge Reason, Don't Hesitate to Reach Out to Us/Contact for Any Correction || Suggestion || Copyright!!
CORRECT@thecityceleb.com

Post Your Contents & More On TheCityCeleb
Call: (+234) 815-413-5400 || Email: info@thecityceleb.com
WhatsApp: (+234) 703-964-6947

FOLLOW US TODAY!!
PS!!: Connect With Us On Social Media To Catch Up With Our Juicy Updates; FacebookTwitterInstagram!!