Korean Singer Kwon Ji-Yong know as G-Dragon Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Songs Affairs, Net Worth Income and More that you want to know.
Kwon Ji-yong also known by his stage name G-Dragon, is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer, known as the “King of K-pop”. G-Dragon trained for six years, from the age of twelve, at South Korean entertainment label YG Entertainment before debuting in 2006 as the leader of the hip hop boy band Big Bang, which went on to become one of the best-selling boy bands in the world.
Kwon Ji-yong G-Dragon Wiki and Details
August 18, 1988
Seoul, South Korea
|Net worth||US$ 40 million|
|Revised Romanization||Gwon Ji-yong|
G-Dragon is not just a singer. In the history of the Korean pop industry, this artist has become a phenomenon that has set a very high bar for those who act now and will take the stage later. He sings, writes lyrics and music, raps, produces, is a style icon and does business.
Thanks to the versatility of his talent, G-Dragon’s popularity went far beyond the borders of his homeland. The singer repeatedly “blew up” the charts of countries around the world and remains on the list of the most famous Korean musicians.
Childhood and youth:
Kwon Ji-yong (G-Dragon’s real name) was born on August 18, 1988 in the South Korean capital, Seoul. As the youngest son, Kwon Ji-yong became the family favorite: both his parents and his older sister Dami loved him immensely. However, his mother had a particularly close relationship with the future idol. According to the musician, he was a shy boy and always followed the tail of his mother.
Kwon Ji-yong’s shyness left him alone on stage, which had been familiar to him since childhood. The parents, noting the son’s musical talent and his desire to speak, decided to develop these tendencies, and at first, the choice fell on dancing. At the age of five, his parents tried to persuade him to participate in classical dances. However, Kwon Ji-yong didn’t like the idea. Even back then, he considered himself a true “man” and did not want to wear “female” dance costumes.
His cute appearance and his dancing skills led the boy to the performing arts: In 1995, G-Dragon became part of the band Little Roo’ra, in which children danced and performed covers of songs by Roo’ra. In 1996 the band’s first album Christmas Carol Song was released, and in this Little Roo’ra ceased to exist: the record company broke the contract.
Kwon Ji-yong (G-Dragon) Life and career
Born on August 18, 1988, and raised in Seoul, Kwon Ji-yong began his career at age six as part of the group Little Roo’Ra. After releasing a Christmas album, the group’s contract was terminated by their record company, which came as a “shock” to G-Dragon. Although he vowed to his mother that he “wouldn’t [try to become a singer] again,” he was scouted by SM Entertainment on a ski trip with his family. He was a trainee under the record label for five years (from 8–13 years old), specializing in dance before he left.
In third grade, a friend introduced Kwon to the American rap group Wu-Tang Clan. Inspired by their music, he developed an interest in rapping and began taking classes. Under People Crew’s tutelage, he participated in the release of the Korean hip-hop album Flex in 2001, becoming the youngest Korean rapper at 13 years old.
Although he wrote his own lyrics, he admitted that his English was weak and the story behind the lyrics was just another typical “I’m young, but I’m the best” story. Additionally, he and future fellow Big Bang member Choi Seung-hyun were “neighborhood friend[s] from middle school” and would often dance and rap together before Kwon moved away.
Catching the interest of Sean of the hip-hop duo Jinusean from YG Entertainment, he recommended Kwon to Sean’s record label’s CEO Yang Hyun Suk. After signing a contract with the record label, Kwon spent the first year cleaning the studio for the other artists in the record label and fetching water bottles during dance practice.
Kwon and another trainee, Dong Young-bae, originally planned to debut as the hip hop duo GDYB. Kwon chose the stage name G-Dragon (“Ji” is pronounced like “G”, and Yong is Korean for “dragon”).
He featured on other artists’ albums and even released several singles with Dong under the name “GDYB.” After YG Entertainment scrapped the plan and opted for a boy band instead, Kwon contacted Choi, who auditioned in.
G-Dragon, Dong (who chose the stage name Taeyang), and Choi (who chose the stage name T.O.P), were paired with three other members (Jang Hyun-seung, Daesung, and Seungri).
The formation of the group was documented on television, but prior to their official debut, Jang was dropped. The now-quintet’s debut was a moderate success, with their first album selling over 100,000 copies, and included G-Dragon’s first solo recording, a cover of the American alternative rock group Maroon 5’s single “This Love”.
The release of the EP Always in 2007 was a musical departure from their previous materials and saw G-Dragon’s increased involvement in its production. Several songs were composed by him, including the lead-single “Lies” (Korean: 거짓말; RR: Geojitmal), which became the group’s first number one hit.
Their following EPs followed its predecessor’s footsteps: Hot Issue yielded “Last Farewell” (Korean: 마지막 인사; RR: Majimak Insa) while Stand Up spawned “Day by Day” (Korean: 하루하루; RR: Haru Haru); both singles, composed by him, were chart-toppers.
Having produced the majority of Big Bang’s materials, G-Dragon became involved with the production of Taeyang’s debut extended play Hot (2008), after which he subsequently recorded a “Part Two” to the EP’s lead single “Only Look at Me” (Korean: 나만바라봐; RR: Naman Barabwa).
G-Dragon does not have a wife and children. The personal life of the idol is always in the center of attention of his fans, but journalists do not have credible information about G-Dragon’s girlfriends. The singer does not like to talk about it. That’s why there are hundreds of rumors online, which are based mainly on the musician’s photos on Instagram and the pages of tabloids.
G-Dragon and Jennie
G-Dragon and Jennie have reportedly been in a relationship for over a year and it is an open secret within YG Entertainment, the label that represents both stars, Dispatch stated.
The duo reportedly meet in secret, away from the public eye, and often date at home. Jennie is often dropped off and picked up at G-Dragon’s attic in Hannam by her manager, while G-Dragon’s manager has also escorted her a few times. G-Dragon has a private parking lot and an elevator at her home, allowing Jennie to visit her frequently without being identified. In fact, Jennie’s daily schedule reportedly includes visiting G-Dragon’s house once he’s done with his work.
What is Jennie and G-Dragon’s age difference?
Born on January 16, 1996, Jennie Kim is currently 25 years old, while her boyfriend G-Dragon is 32. The two have an age difference of eight years. While they are both consenting adults in a mutually committed relationship, some fans took to social media to express disapproval of the age difference. One user said that Jennie met G-Dragon when she was a teenager.
G-Dragon Net Worth
G-Dragon has a net worth of $40 million. Now the singer has paused his career because he was drafted into the army. Military service in South Korea is a mandatory part of a man’s life. Because of the strained relations between South and North Korea, trying to avoid service is a severe crime in his homeland.
- 2009 – Heartbreaker
- 2009- A Boy
- 2009 – Butterfly
- 2010 – Shine a Light
- 2012- One of a Kind
- 2012 -that XX
- 2013 – Coup d’etat
- 2013 – Crooked
- 2013- Who You?
- 2017 – Kwon Ji Yong
- 2017- Untitled, 2014