SEOUL - The superstar leader of K-pop group Big Bang, G-Dragon, is planning to conquer Japan. He is set to release his first solo Japanese album on Aug 14, he said.
With this release, G-Dragon (real name: Kwon Ji Yong) will become the second member of Big Bang to make a solo debut in the country after Daesung's D-Lite solo concert tour there in February.
G-Dragon released his second solo album, One Of A Kind, last September, almost three years after the release of his debut solo album, Heartbreaker.
That album, though wildly successful, made the news because of allegations of plagiarism.
Then, Sony Music alleged that the title track was similar to American rapper Flo Rida's Right Round.
The issue was resolved amicably, with Flo Rida even guesting on a remix for the song.
Now, G-Dragon, 24, is celebrating the release of his latest single, Go, which was made available on Monday in selected countries to those who downloaded Naver's Line chat application and bought a special G-Dragon package.
The track is an aggressive one, with a dubstep breakdown and in keeping with the rapper's signature style.
He is currently on his first worldwide tour as a solo artist in support of the One Of A Kind album.
The G-Dragon 2013 1st World Tour: One Of A Kind kicked off last Saturday at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul.