August 18, 1988 in Seoul
Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Kwon Ji-yong (Hangul: 권지용; born August 18, 1988), better known by his stage name G-Dragon, is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, and fashion icon. After six years as a trainee under the record label YG Entertainment, G-Dragon rose to fame in the mid-2000s as one of two rappers in the South Korean hip hop boy band Big Bang. Despite initial lukewarm receptions, the group became one of the best-selling digital group of all-time in Asia and one of the best-selling boy bands in the world. G-Dragon debuted as a solo artist with the release of Heartbreaker in 2009.
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