Big Bang's G-Dragon is gaining attention for his skills as a producer.
G-Dragon (Kwon Jiyong,) the leader of K-pop stalwart boy band Big Bang, showed his creative side during the song festival of MBC's "Infinite Challenge." The idol, arguably the most famous K-pop idol in the world today, showed off a new side to himself different from the more wilder appearance depicted in many of Big Bang's music videos.
According to Korean media reports, G-Dragon depicted a "charismatic yet gentle" style while producing a song for the festival.
While collaborating with fellow Big Bang member Taeyang and ZE:A's Kwanghee on the August 8 episode of "Infinite Challenge", G-Dragon provided encouragement and "clear and strict directions," according to an Osen report via YG Entertainment's official blog, YG Life.
Kwanghee is the latest member to join the cast of "Infinite Challenge," while the two Big Bang members are special musical guests for the festival.
"When doing music festivals," wrote Osen. "GD [G-Dragon] is not only loved for the songs he makes but also for the sweet yet squabbling "bromance" relationships with his team members."
G-Dragon previously partook in the "Infinite Challenge" song festival. In the past, he worked with cast members Park Ayung Soo and Jung Hyung Don.
In June, G-Dragon's annual earnings from song royalties alone were estimated to be over $700,000 a year.
G-Dragon is known as one of the most prolific K-pop idol-producers in the industry, with over 100 songs produced under his name.
Big Bang debuted under YG Entertainment in 2006, and became one of the most popular K-pop groups in the world following numerous successes.