Sunday, June 11, 2017

[NEWS] G-DRAGON’s “KWON JI YONG” Takes No.1 on Eight Charts, and Billboards Published an Article on His New Album


G-DRAGON’s new album has been dominating the charts for three days in a row.

At 9 AM on June 10, the title track of G-DRAGON’s new album “UNTITLED” was at No.1 on eight charts: Melon, Genie, Naver, Bugs, Mnet, Soribada, Olleh, and Monkey3. Other tracks in his album are also ranked high on the charts. The music video of “UNTITLED” posted 7.58 million views on YouTube.

The US music magazine Billboard published an article dedicated to G-DRAGON’s new album. It wrote, “The BIGBANG member, whose given name forms the EP’s title, dropped the album on Thursday (June 8), offering up part of his soul through the five tracks……Renowned for his avant-garde approach to music, art, and fashion, G-Dragon tones things down for the lead track. For a single from one of K-pop’s most colorful artists, “Untitled 2014” comes as a bit of a shock. “

About “UNTITLED”, the magazine noted, “……he croons, not as the stage persona G-Dragon but as Kwon Ji Yong, the more private, intimate side of the 28-year-old Korean superstar who has been in the limelight since childhood.” Billboard also wrote, “……he showcased his softer side on ‘Untitled 2014,’ the rest of Kwon Ji Yong is a bit more experimental……An extremely personal work, Kwon Ji Yong puts G-Dragon’s inner thoughts out in the public through a variety of sounds but remains cohesive through its lyrics, as if requesting listeners to forget the singer’s celeb stature and momentarily hear the thoughts of a man struggling with the present he’s achieved through his past efforts.

Billboard went on to say, “Upon its release, it went to No. 1 on the iTunes Album Chart in the U.S., beating out Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Deluxe) for the top spot. According to Korean media, the EP topped iTunes Albums charts in 39 countries upon its release……”

G-DRAGON will kick off his solo world tour “ACT III, M.O.T.T.E” at the Sangam World Cup Stadium on June 10. He will perform the songs in his new album for the first time at the concert.

Source: YG Entertainment(EDaily StarIn)

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