G-Dragon



Stage Name : G-Dragon
Real Name: Kwon Jiyong (권지용)
Date of Birth: August 18, 1988 (age 20)/In South Korea: 21
Horoscope: Leo & Dragon (Ironically)
Height: 177 cm / 5’8”
Weight: 58 kg / 128 lb
Blood type: A
Family: Parents & older sister
Skills: Rapping, singing, composing, dancing, modelling, beatboxing & languages (Korean & English)
Hobbies: Drawing, composing, listening to music, singing/rapping, & making funny expressions.
Likes: Fashion, crispy donuts, dogs, books (Poems, mangas, & magazines), watching cartoon, & himself.
Pendent: Jiyong’s favorite type of cap on a star meaning: “To become a big star in the music industry.”
Debut: 2001
Education: Seoul Korean Traditional Arts Middle & High School, Gyeong Hee University majoring in Post Modern Music
Position (in BigBang): Leader / Rapper / Composer

Personality: He can be as loud as he wants & as quiet as he desires, depending on his mood, of course. He is extraordinarily bright & can easily lighten the mood. He has high self-esteem, an outgoing personality, & strong leadership skills. A dependable & lovable person.

Kwon Ji Yong (stage name: G-Dragon) is the leader of Big Bang and a highly regarded singer-songwriter in the Korean music industry. His stage name originates from his first name; the G in his stage name coming from “지” (Ji) from his first name and Dragon coming from “용” (Yong) which means dragon in Korean. Since Big Bang’s debut, he won ‘Songwriter Award’ in 2007 MKMF (Mnet Km Music Festival). His composing skill made Big Bang the only boy band which has a producer as a member after Seo Taiji & Boys and Deux in South Korea, both popular influential groups from the 1990s.

G-Dragon participated in the entertainment business ever since he was little. He came out on a popular children show called 뽀뽀뽀 (Bbo Bbo Bbo) and when he was seven years old, he was a member in little Roora. G-dragon has been trained by YG Entertainment since he was 12 years old along with fellow Big Bang member, Tae Yang. During their training, they were known as GDYB and have done collaborative work with other YG Family members such as the hip hop group Jinusean.

Big Bang often contribute to writing lyrics for their own music as well as composing despite only debuting in 2006. The most notable from the group to compose and write is leader G-Dragon, as he has composed and written numerous songs for the group, including “Lies” and “Last Farewell”, which would later become the group’s gateway to stardom.

Although the group in general is considered fashionable, G-Dragon especially is regarded as having a great sense of fashion. He himself has shown his interest by stating his desire to major in fashion. Leader G-Dragon is consider by many to be the most fashionable one of the group, where he tends to wear triangular scarves (shemagh) around his neck, known as “Big Bang scarves” or “Jung Ryu Won scarves”, when the actress of the same name began to sport them as well.

G-Dragon released a digital remake version of the single entitled “Look Only at Me 2” on June 30th 2008, which was not as heavily promoted. Instead, G-Dragon spent much of the first half of the year composing and producing songs for other artists, such as collaborating with pop-star Uhm Jung Hwa in her album, Disco. Also, he will release his solo album around summer 2009.

TRIVIA

*He & Taeyang are really close & affectionate friends, because they both entered YG at the mere age of 12, & has constantly been paired together, not to mention their (Almost) debut as a duo.
* Has 3 tattoos, one on his back, which says: “Too fast to live, too young to die.” 2 on his inner arms, which say (Right): “Vita Dolce,” which means ‘good life’ & (Left): “Moderato,” which means ‘moderate,’ a musical term. His ‘arm’ tattoos were done by Carey Heart (Pink’s ex-husband) at the famous tattoo parlor, Hart & Hurington Tattoo Parlor, at Palms Casino in Las Vegas.
* His stage name was taken from his real name, Jiyong. ‘Yong’ literally translates to ‘Dragon’ & ‘Ji’ sounds like ‘G,’ hence the name G-Dragon.
* He absolutely loves it when people refers to him as “Kwon Leader.”
* ‘Lie’ was supposed to be his solo song, but it was later changed so that the entire group could perform as one.
* His older sister owns an online clothing store called “Style Love”/”Style Luv.” Jiyong can often be seen advertising for his sister, either by wearing the clothing & having his picture taken for her website, wearing it casual, or wearing it to performances (Or in some cases, events).
* Jiyong’s childhood friend was, supposedly, Kangin from Super Junior.
* His habits are biting his nails & wearing sunglasses indoors.
* Jiyong’s most prized possessions are his shoes, clothes, hats, & accessories. He enjoys organizing them & insists that, “if you lose them, it’s hard to buy them back!”
* His number 1 speed dial on his phone is his father.
* He hates to read/hear people compliment on just his looks, he was to be recognized for his music rather than his appearance.
* Has a song named after himself in one of Perry’s albums.
* His favoritest body part is his collarbone.
* Jiyong’s most famous couplings are with Seungri & Taeyang. Taeyang, because of their longlastng friendship, & Seungri because of Jiyong’s playfully aggressive behavior around him.
* In the song This Love, he screams “J” a reference to his Ex who was an aspiring model.
* Created a group called Nuthang (pronounced New thing) out of his group of friends. [Nuthang’s soompi thread]
* He sleeps diagonally.
* His front tooth is chipped.

COLLABORATIONS

September 4, 2001: Perry’s Perry By Storm – “Storm” (With JinuSean & Masta Wu) & “G-Dragon.”
April 3, 2002: Wheesung’s Like A Movie – “Magic Eye.”
October –, 2002: YG Family – “Why Be Normal?”
March 7, 2003: Se7en’s Just Listen – “Intro” (With Perry).
March 8, 2006: Se7en’s 24/7 – “Run” (With YBTK).
November 2, 2007: Se7en’s Se7enolution – “Can You Feel Me.”
April 19, 2007: Lexy’s Rush – “Super Fly” (With 태양 & TOP).
March 12, 2008: Gummy’s Comfort – “Intro.”
August 30, 2008: Uhm Jung Hwa’s D.I.S.C.O – “DISCO part 2.”
October 10, 2008: YMGA’s Made in ROK – “What” (With YG Family & DJ Wreckx).

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