For the first solo artist to feature on my Top Ten lists, I could really only choose one person. In many ways, G-Dragon represents the epitome of kpop — endlessly creative, wildly influential as a fashion icon, and charismatic to a fault. He’s the brains behind most of Bigbang’s best songs, but his solo career is often even more entertaining. He’s the first hallyu star I completely fell in love with, and still the king of kpop.
10. G-Market Party (2010)
Only G-Dragon could turn a song that’s essentially an extended advertisement for a website into something so funky and irresistibly catchy.
9. Breathe (2009)
With its heavy use of vocoder, Breathe presented a fresh, breezy pop track to counter some of his more attitude-charged work. It’s still one of his lightest, most colorful singles.
8. Coup De’tat (2013)
A stark, trap-influenced hip-hop track that plays like a slow-motion fever dream. It’s…
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