South Korean singer G Dragon has made a reputation for himself as one of the most famous Asian celebrities over the last decade. He is a singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. The singer is best known for being a member of a South Korean hip hop band called Big Bang. Today, G Dragon is regarded as the king of K-Pop. Asides from being a member of Big Bang, he also has a successful solo career as well. His music genres include hip hop, K-Pop, dance-pop, and R&B. In addition, he plays the piano, guitar, and does beatboxing. He is currently signed to South Korean music recording company, YG Entertainment. Learn more about him below.
G Dragon Bio (Age)
It definitely would not be surprising to know that G Dragon is not the birth name of the singer, as it is only a stage name coined from his surname Ji-Yong. The letter “G” from G-Dragon is adapted from the English pronunciation of “Ji” the first syllable of his surname Ji-Yong, while “Dragon” is the English translation of “Yong”.
G Dragon was born as Kwon Ji-Yong on August 18, 1988, in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. The singer was born to his parents Han Gi-ran and Kwon Young Hwan. Growing up, he attended Seoul Korean Traditional Arts Middle and High School. After he completed his high school education, he went on to study postmodern music at the Kyung University but dropped out along the way. He later enrolled at Gukje Cyber University and obtained his bachelor’s degree in 2013. He got his master’s degree in content and retail distribution from Sejong University.
When he was 6 years old, he started doing music and joined a young music group called Little Roo’ra. The group soon split up after its contract with its recording company was terminated, just after they released a Christmas album. Two years later, he got scouted by Korea’s biggest entertainment company, SM Entertainment. At SM Entertainment, G Dragon worked as a trainee until he was 13 years old and specialized more in dancing than singing. He left the label after 5 years of working as a trainee.
He later signed up with a South Korean record label called YG Entertainment. There, he started working as a trainee, he would clean the studio for other artists and also carry their water bottles during dance practice. Both G Dragon and another trainee at YG Entertainment named Dong Young-bae had plans of forming a musical duo but YG Entertainment scrapped their plans of a duo and instead replaced it for a boy band. Auditions were held so as to get other band members for the group and four new guys were introduced to the band, Jang Hyun-Seung, Seungri, Daesung, and Choi. Dong Young-bae later changed his stage name to Taeyang and Choi also changed his to T.O.P.
The group was officially unveiled on television but just before its first performance, Jang Hyun-Seung was dropped from the band, leaving the band with five members. They later renamed themselves the Big Bang. Since then, the group has gone on to be very successful and is known to be one of the most-loved and influential band in South Korea. Also, G Dragon’s solo career is just as successful as his group career, earning himself multiple awards both home and abroad.
While it is already known that at least one year of compulsory military service awaits every South Korean male citizen between the age of 18 and 35, G Dragon is also not an exception to this. The music star is currently observing his military duties as a regular soldier; he started on February 27, 2018, and is scheduled to complete his service on October 26, 2019.
According to reports released by The Gazette Review, G Dragon is estimated to be worth $40 million. Having been in the music industry since he was 11 years old, it is not surprising how much he has garnered for himself as net worth. The multi-talented musician made his wealth through his musical career and other endeavors.
G Dragon isn’t the only child of his parents, he has an older sister named Dami Kwon. Just like Dragon, Dami has established herself as a pop singer, model, and entrepreneur. Notably, she is the co-founder of a popular South Korean boutique called Rare Market. In addition, Kwon has been supportive of her brother and always shares their photos on Instagram. In one of her posts, she described Dragon as someone who is more deserving of being loved. She further threw a question to her followers, asking if there is anyone as cute as her brother.
Is G Dragon Gay or Dating a Girlfriend?
Asides from being a talented rapper, G Dragon has this appearance that makes his fans of diverse gender swooning over him. It is therefore not surprising to hear of many of his fans from the LGBT community, admiring him from his dress style to his voice and actions. However, the fact that the music superstar has allegedly had romantic relationships with a good number of South Korean female celebrities gives a clear insight into his sexuality.
He is currently dating a South Korean actress and TV presenter named SandaraPark. Sandra, who is four years older than Dragon was born on November 12, 1984, in Busan, South Korea. Prior to their relationship, the musician was previously linked to being in a relationship with other popular celebrities including Japanese models, Kiko Mizuhara and Komatsu Nana. Others are the South Korean actress and singer, Sulli and the After School‘s actress, Jooyeon. The news of his alleged relationship with Jooyean dominated the media in late 2017; nevertheless, the two have on their own denied being intimate.
Height: How tall is He?
The Asian pop singer G Dragon stands at a height of 1.77 m which equals 5 feet 10 inches. In addition to his height, the singer weighs proportional 67 kg. The color of his natural hair is dark brown while his eyes are dark brown.