Kwon Ji-Yong (born August 18, 1988), better known by his stage name G-Dragon, is a South Korean recording artist and producer. A trainee under the record label YG Entertainment for six years, G-Dragon officially debuted as the leader and one of the two rappers for the Korean hip-hop group Big Bang. Since their debut, G-Dragon has involved himself with the production of their albums: he composed and wrote several tracks by himself, including "Lies," "Last Farewell," and "Haru Haru."
During the hiatus of Big Bang, G-Dragon released his debut solo album, Heartbreaker (2009), which went on to become one of the most successful albums of the year, garnering sales of over 120,000 copies. The album sparked major controversies for the artist, including accusations of plagiarism; however, all accusations were dropped.