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The King of K-pop is back: G-Dragon set to make music return in 2024

By Yoniel Acebuche Published Apr 03, 2024 6:26 pm

Heads up, G-Dragon fans! The South Korean rapper and singer-songwriter G-Dragon, also known as the "King of K-pop," is set to make a comeback.

A representative of G-Dragon's agency, Galaxy Corporation, announced that the K-pop idol will return to the music scene in the second half of this year.

"G-Dragon will make a comeback in the second half of this year. After making his comeback, he will be carrying out global activities, and activities in Japan are also planned as part of them," the statement read, clarifying that their branch in Japan was not established for G-Dragon's activities in the country.

"Galaxy Corporation's Japanese branch was established in September of last year before G-Dragon was recruited. Of course, this branch will support G-Dragon's activities in Japan in the future."

G-Dragon, whose real name is Kwon Ji Yong, debuted in 2006 and gained popularity as the leader of the boyband BIGBANG under YG Entertainment. They popularized hit K-pop songs including Fantastic Baby, Bang Bang Bang, and Haru Haru, among others. 

He left YG Entertainment in 2023.

Under Galaxy Corporation, he has carried out several musical projects, including attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in January in Las Vegas and partnering with Yoshiki, the frontman and drummer of the renowned Japanese rock band X Japan.

Meanwhile, the Crayon singer was involved in a drug-related case in October 2023, which he denied, stressing that "there is no truth to the [claim]" that he had taken drugs.

In November of the same year, he tested negative in a drug test and personally appeared before the authorities for the preliminary investigation regarding his charges.

"The results came back negative. I've also requested an urgent thorough examination." the K-pop star told Soompi.

After a month, the Incheon Police Agency's Drug Crime Investigation Unit on Dec. 19 declared its decision to drop its charges against the former K-pop artist.