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Heartbreaker (G-Dragon album)

Heartbreaker
G-Dragon
Released August 18, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre K-pop, Rap, hip hop, dance-pop, R&B
Length 35:52
Label YG Entertainment
Producer Yang Hyun Suk, G-Dragon
G-Dragon chronology

Heartbreaker
(2009)
Shine a Light
(2010)
Singles from Heartbreaker
  1. "Heartbreaker"
    Released: 11 August 2009
  2. "Breathe"
    Released: 21 September 2009
  3. "Butterfly"
    Released: 23 October 2009
  4. "A Boy"
    Released: 9 November 2009

Heartbreaker is the solo debut album of South Korean artist G-Dragon, member and leader of Big Bang. The lead single "Heartbreaker", was a hit, topping various charts upon release.[1][2] The album has sold approximately 285,000 copies in South Korea since its release.[3][4]

Information

Although initially scheduled to be released in April, the released date was pushed back to August[5] to coincide with his 21st birthday.[6] G-Dragon collaborated with several artists, including Teddy Park of 1TYM, Tae Yang of G-Dragon's own group, and CL and Dara of 2NE1. His song "The Leaders" (which featured Teddy and CL) also referenced Girls' Generation's song "Gee", SS501's Kim Kyu Jong's "Wuss Up", as well as 2NE1's "I Don't Care." Additionally, the song "Sonyeoniya" featured the thoughts and struggles he had to go through as a young boy who started as a YG trainee at the age of 12.[7] The lead single "Heartbreaker" has reached number-one on various charts, including the Mnet and Melon Music chart, while "Breathe" was ranked in the Top 20.[2]

Track listing

No. TitleLyricsMusicArrangement Length
1. "A Boy" (소년이여; Sonyeoniyeo)G-DragonG-Dragon, Choice37Choice37 3:29
2. "Heartbreaker"  G-DragonG-Dragon, Jimmy ThornfeltJimmy Thornfeldt 3:22
3. "Breathe"  G-DragonG-Dragon, Jimmy ThornfeltJimmy Thornfeldt 3:27
4. "Butterfly (featuring Jin Jung)"  G-DragonChoice37, G-DragonChoice37 3:42
5. "Hello (featuring Sandara)"  G-DragonKush, G-DragonKush 3:17
6. "Gossip Man (featuring Kim Gunmo)"  G-DragonTeddy, G-DragonTeddy 3:31
7. "Korean Dream (featuring Taeyang)"  G-DragonG-Dragon, Jimmy ThornfeltJimmy Thornfeldt 3:16
8. "The Leaders (featuring Teddy and CL)"  G-Dragon, Teddy, CLTeddyTeddy 3:48
9. "She's Gone (featuring Kush)"  G-DragonKush, G-DragonKush 3:44
10. "1 Year Station" (1년 정거장; Ilnyeon Jeonggeojang)G-DragonKush, G-DragonKush 4:04
Total length:
35:52

Chart

Sales

Chart Amount
Gaon physical sales[8]
  • 210,303(2009)
  • 33,453(2010)
  • 15,000(2011)
  • 16,792(2012)
  • 12,853(2013)

Controversy

G-Dragon was accused of plagiarism by Sony Music, as his tracks "Heartbreaker" and "Butterfly" are similar to Flo Rida's "Right Round" and Oasis's "She's Electric", respectively.[9][10] EMI1, who also has rights to "Right Round" said that they saw no similarities between these two songs.[11] Sony Korea has denied G-Dragon the ability to promote the track any further without paying reparations. On September 21, 2009, Sisa Magazine, a news program on MBC, stated that officials from Sony reportedly sent YG Entertainment warning letters about plagiarism. Sony's legal representative stated, "It was a hard decision for the music critics." However, they decided that there were similarities and accordingly issued a warning letter to the production company and composers. They have also denied YG Entertainment the permission to promote these songs. However, YG Entertainment claims that nothing has been decided or legally determined and that the "letter" which YG received from Sony is not considered legal action; the company has also stated that they have not received a direct response from the American publishers regarding this matter.[12] On March 6, 2010, YG Entertainment announced that they personally contacted Flo Rida's representatives and Flo Rida is going to appear as a featuring artist in a new version of Heartbreaker, to be released as a bonus track on G-Dragon's Live Concert Album. Then on May 22 G-Dragon appeared as a special guest at Flo Rida's Korea concert and performed the new version of Heartbreaker featuring Flo Rida.

References

External links

  • Official Website
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