G-Dragon debuted as a solo artist with the release of Heartbreaker in 2009. The album was a commercial success and earned the Mnet Asian Music Awards for Album of the Year, while the single of the same name became a number-one hit. G-Dragon later formed a duo with fellow Big Bang member T. O. P to record and release the album GD & TOP (2010), which contained the top-five hits "High High", "Oh Yeah", and "Knock Out" on the Gaon Digital Chart, while the album peaked at number-one. His first EP One of a Kind (2012) was critically acclaimed and yielded "One of a Kind", "Crayon", and the number-one "That XX", earning Record of the Year at the 22nd Seoul Music Awards. The EP became the highest-selling album by a Korean soloist since his own Heartbreaker. In 2013, he embarked on his first worldwide tour as a solo artist, which included a four-dome tour in Japan, making him the first Korean soloist to do a dome tour. G-Dragon was awarded Artist of the Year at the 15th Mnet Asian Music Awards following the success of his second studio album Coup d'Etat (2013), in addition to the awards of World's Best Entertainer and World's Best Album at the 2014 World Music Awards.
A K-Pop star and one of Asia’s most popular and paparazzi-hounded celebrities, G-Dragon’s inimitable, chameleon-like style has won him the admiration of
. The rapper has been a front row favourite for brands like Lanvin and
for a few years now, but it was his appearance at Chanel’s casino tables at the label’s haute couture Autumn/Winter 2015 show that secured his status at the top of the fashion pyramid.