G-Dragon (32, Kwon Ji-yong), a member of top idol group Big Bang (G-Dragon, Top, Taeyang, Daesung), was still a hot celebrity in 2020. Interest in G-Dragon is growing more explosive, as even his comeback in April fell through, making it impossible to know when he will return as a singer.
As soon as G-Dragon returned to society after completing his active military service at the 3rd Infantry Division in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, in October 2019, he announced his comeback by digesting an event for a sports brand. Moreover, G-Dragon concluded that the contract was renewed after discussions with his agency YG Entertainment, and further raised expectations for future activities. Big Bang colleagues, including Top, Taeyang and Daesung, also remain at YG, establishing a new system called the “four-member Big Bang” and getting ready for the next step.
Officially, the timing of Big Bang’s resumption of activities has not been decided In fact, before Big Bang’s comeback, whether to re-sign with YG was also a hot topic, and there were many stories surrounding it, and there were reports that highlighted it, but it was concluded that they left and signed the contract for now.
Since then, Big Bang has decided to join the U.S. “Coachella Festival” lineup and began counting down the release of its new song as YG said in person that it will hold an official comeback stage in April, but the move of Big Bang has also been disrupted due to a completely unexpected variable called Corona 19, which hit the world. Some local media reported that this year’s Coachella Festival was canceled, but this was not official either. Organizers only said they are discussing the delay to October.
In this situation, the public’s eyes naturally turned to G-Dragon’s Instagram. G-Dragon has been consistently posting his recent status in 2020. There were photos of G-Dragon in the post, and photos showing G-Dragon’s philosophy were also released. He didn’t shave, bit a cigarette, stole something believed to be a drug, and photographed and posted something colorful and unique like a fashionista in the entertainment industry. There was even a happening in which Lee Ju-yeon, a former After School actor who was a romantic partner, was spotlighted as a mysterious man revealed.
In addition, it was the penthouse that drew attention. G-Dragon’s residence in “Ninewon Hannam,” located in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, was enough to promote his presence as a “superstar” with the title of a 90-pyeong penthouse. On top of that, he also indirectly conveyed the message “Big Bang has five members,” including the release of caricature paintings of five members who left the team due to the Burning Sun incident.
According to Star News, Big Bang still continues to prepare for its next album and is receiving various suggestions for its comeback. Rumor has it that YG is also thinking about the timing of its next move. YG’s position that “no decision has been made on Big Bang’s next move” has so far remained unchanged.
It is a move and modifier that is never awkward for G-Dragon, who has been reborn as a top singer-songwriter and a celebrity, artist and fashionista from the most popular boy group member of the 2000s. As soon as G-Dragon’s official activities become known, it seems clear that his interest in G-Dragon will be much greater than it is now.