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; Revised Romanization: Naman Barabwa). He later collaborated with the Japanese boy band W-inds. Featuring collaborations with several artists, including Teddy of 1TYM, Taeyang, Kush, CL of 2NE1, and Sandara Park of 2NE1, the album marked a change in G-Dragon's appearance as he dyed his hair blonde to match its concept.
In 2009, G-Dragon was featured on singer Lexy's song "Super Fly" for her album Rush alongside Taeyang and T. Propelled by its lead-single of the same name, an electronic pop song that sold nearly five million downloads, Shortly after Heartbreaker's release, G-Dragon was accused of plagiarism by Sony Music when his tracks "Heartbreaker" and "Butterfly" were alleged to be similar to Flo Rida's "Right Round" and Oasis's "She's Electric", respectively.
tutelage, he participated in the release of the Korean hip-hop album Flex in 2001, becoming the youngest Korean rapper at just 13 years old.
Kwon and another trainee Dong Young-bae, originally planned to debut as the hip-hop duo GDYB, with Kwon choosing the stage name of G-Dragon ("Ji" is pronounced like "G", and Yong is Korean for "dragon").
His first solo album Heartbreaker and its title track, both released in 2009, were commercially successful and earned him Album of the Year at the 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards. In 2013, he embarked on his first worldwide tour as a solo artist, making him the first Korean soloist to tour Japanese dome arenas. E became the largest tour ever conducted by a Korean soloist.
G-Dragon was awarded Artist of the Year at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards following the success of his second album Coup d'Etat (2013). Producing not only for his band but also for his and his bandmates' solo releases, G-Dragon has written or co-written 23 number one songs on the Gaon Digital Chart (equivalent to the Billboard Hot 100), most of which he has also co-produced.
TO.10" concerts and while there was much buzz over the group's awesome performance and all the celebrities who attended, there was one particular incident that made headlines - G-Dragon and 2NE1's Dara being spotted together after the concert!
For those who are unaware, fans spotted G-Dragon and Dara leaving the concert venue together following BIGBANG's concert, and the interactions between the two caused dating rumours to quickly spread.