Jiyong Kwon, also known as G-Dragon, is a 26-year-old South Korean superstar. He’s sold millions of records worldwide, both as a solo artist and as the leader of the R&B and Hip-Hop boyband Big Bang.
G-Dragon was inspired to begin rapping when he heard the American group Wu-Tang Clan. “I was an elementary school student then,” G-Dragon stated. “One of my friend’s father was working as a producer for a television music program and when I got to visit his place, there were so many music albums of international artists. I heard hip-hop for the first time there and I was kind of shocked.”
He worked hard for many years before finally releasing his first solo album, which he named Heartbreaker. The album has 10 tracks that, as G-Dragon once said, represent himself and the many different struggles that he has gone through. The lead single, “Heartbreaker”, reached number-one on many popular charts.