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G-Dragon"s 1st World Tour appearance in Jakarta. Although, 2013 was the Lunar Year of the Snake, Big Bang"s leader G-Dragon proved that as far as K-Pop is concerned it was the year of the dragon.For G-Dragon, 2013 was a record breaking year. In January 2013, G-Dragon became the first Korean solo artistto establish a four dome Japanese tour with announcement ofthe 2013 G-Dragon 1st World Tour.The 2013 G-Dragon 1st World Tour completed twenty-seven performances in nine countries throughout Asia in support of the One of A Kind mini album.The tour ran from March 30th through September 1st with a wide assortment of YG Entertainment artists in support including Big Bang.
In April 2013, G-Dragon released the critically acclaimed music video Michi Go. In addition to his tour, G-Dragon made his American fans incredibly happy when he appeared at KCON 2013. G-Dragon was the only artist from YG Entertainment to appear at the SM Entertainment laden KCON.G-Dragon utilized his KCON 2013 performance to premier his collaboration with hip hop legend Missy Elliot. At KCON, he introduced his single off of Coup d"Etat with Missy Elliot entitled Niliria.
G-Dragon and Missy Elliot on the KCON 2013 "What"s Up LA" stage. Coup d"Etat was released in two parts in September 2013 to widespread success.The two part album featured numerous artists including electronic dance music artists Diplo, Boys Noize, and Baauer, as well as indie pop darling Sky Ferreira, and Missy Elliot.The album served as a magnum opus to G-Dragon"s composition skills with the artist responsible for a greater part of the album.YG Entertainment"s Teddy and Choice 37 also played a large part on Coup d"Etat which explored a varying range of musical genres and featured English vocals from artists such as Missy Elliot and Sky Ferreira.
MTV Iggy stated, “EDM proved that it had some staying power. Dubstep proved that it might not. K-pop spread its global dominance a little more,” and “The songs of the year were made by people from countries as diverse as France, Korea, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ghana, Germany, and Chile.”
Regarding G-Dragon’s “Crooked,” MTV Iggy commented, “Big Bang’s G-Dragon made a big splash in the world of K-pop and beyond with his solo album Coup D’etat. ‘Crooked’ from that album was the endlessly replayable sound of him breaking big. Ahem. We called it in 2012.”
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Big Bang rapper and frontman G-Dragon continues to rack up the awards for his solo efforts this year, as he was selected as number nine on Billboard's list of the Top World Artists of 2013.
The title track off of G-Dragon's double album "Coup D'Etat," released in September, was also selected as number 22 on the Billboard Top 50 Game-Changing Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Tracks of 2013.
Big Bang G-Dragon has gained much attention as his name was seen on the U.S. Billboard 'Top 50 Game-Changing EDM Tracks of 2013' list.
This chart showed the top 50 most popular EDM songs of the year and G-Dragon's "Coup D'etat" was seen at number 22. He was the only Korean artist to rank in the top 50 as well, making this even more special.
This year has proven to be a great year for G-Dragon as he was featured in numerous U.S. magazines and articles showcasing him as one of K-Pop's leading stars.
Following the 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun, Big Bang’s G-Dragon and Lee Hyori indirectly expressed their displeasure at the camera work for the show. On his Twitter, G-Dragon posted a short status, “Ca…me…ra” On Lee Hyori’s Twitter also, after thanking her fellow guests on the show and her collab partner CL, she said, “And the camera, um… …thanks.”
With the appearance of so many singers, as well as many performances including various collaboration stages that aren’t often seen on the end-of-the-year music shows, the 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun had the attention of a lot of people. However, in terms of the camera work, the show left a lot to be desired.
Following their posts, the situation escalated, and even viewers of the show posted on their Twitters and various social media sites that it was a shame about the camera work, showing shots of the ground or open air, that if they had taken just a little more care, it was a preventable problem, and that they could’ve watched a better show if not for the camera work, etc.
G-Dragon and SHINee Rank in Top Ten Among "World Album Artists" for Billboard’s 2013 Year-End Charts
G-Dragon and SHINee shows how their music passes cultural boundaries with their ninth and tenth place ranking, respectively, on Billboard’s 2013 Year-End Charts in the category of world album artists.
In regards to the Billboard rankings, YG Entertainment commented, “It is the first time Korean artists has ranked on Billboard’s annual charts,” defining the accomplishment of their artist.
Back in September, G-Dragon released his solo album, “Coup d’Etat,” presenting to the world a variety of genres from soft ballad to hip hop. The release of the album resulted in complete dominance of the K-Pop charts, as well as great popularity overseas. Among other awards throughout the year, G-Dragon won the Best Male Artist award at the 2013 MAMA.
(Photo : YouTube) (Photo : YouTube)One of the hottest sources of information on the internet these days is BuzzFeed, a popular website that catalogues viral media in clever and interesting ways.Now, when talking about viral music videos, it is very difficult to separate K-Pop from the mix.
It is safe to say that aside from Psy's massive international hit "Gangnam Style" last year, 2013 has been K-Pop's most viral year yet - and proof can be found all over BuzzFeed.
With the end of the year quickly approaching, many media outlets are hard at work on 'Best Of' compilations and lists (KpopStarz included!) and sprinklings of K-Pop can be found everywhere.
Big Bang’s G-Dragon recently made it onto a list of the top 50 songs of 2013 in American magazine “Complex” with his song “Niliria,” a folk song turned hip-hop/electronic track off of his most recent album “Coup D’Etat.” The album was released in August, and the song was composed by Teddy and G-Dragon featuring Missy Elliot.
“Complex” is a magazine that specializes in music, and on December 2, they talked about G-Dragon, the “superstar of Korean pop,” and said his performance in Los Angeles with the unofficially retired Missy Elliot was great, and that Missy Elliot should consider signing with YG.
G-Dragon is the only Korean artist to make it on to the list of top 50, alongside artists like Eminem, Kanye West, ASAP Rocky, Jay-Z, Robin Thicke, and more.