G Dragon Hits Back At Gaon Chart For Kwon Ji Yong Usb Issue Says Company Is Missing The Point Of Making Music

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G-Dragon Hits Back At Gaon Chart For 'Kwon Ji Yong' USB Issue, Says Company Is Missing The Point Of Making Music
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G-Dragon Hits Back At Gaon Chart For 'Kwon Ji Yong' USB Issue, Says Company Is Missing The Point Of Making Music

Amid the debate on whether G-Dragon's massively successful "Kwon Ji Yong" should be counted an an album even though it was released in USB form, the BIGBANG leader used his Instagram to speak up about the issue in a very personal message. He also took a dig at Gaon Chart for refusing to accept his album as a legitimate release and questioned the basis on which the company made its judgement.

In his post, G-Dragon questioned how people whom he doesn't even know were able to easily judge what counts as an album. While he did not directly name Gaon Chart on his post, he said that the company was missing the essence of creating and releasing music. He said that the packaging and form is a moot point that people need to get over.

Gaon Chart refuses to accept G-Dragon's USB form of 'Kwon Ji Yong' as an official album
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Gaon Chart refuses to accept G-Dragon's USB form of 'Kwon Ji Yong' as an official album

YG Entertainment recently revealed that G-Dragon's new solo album 'Kwon Ji Yong' will be sold not in the usual CD but via USB. This unique form of 'Kwon Ji Yong' is stirring up a debate about the very definition of an album. 

According to Hankook Ilbo on June 13, the Korea Music Content Association has decided to accept and include the USB in counting the total album sales. The decision was made to adapt to the changes in the industry. Music chart site Hanteo has also announced that they will accept the USB as an official album and include it in counting the album sales. 

G-Dragon Responds To Gaon Chart Rejecting Kwon Ji Yong USB As An Album
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G-Dragon Responds To Gaon Chart Rejecting Kwon Ji Yong USB As An Album

In response to the recent announcement from the Korea Music Content Industry Association that G-Dragon’s new album, which will be released offline in USB form only, cannot technically be acknowledged as an “album,” G-Dragon responded on Instagram.

He said, “What’s The Problem?

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“Is that it, if someone who you don’t even know decides that an artist’s work ‘is an album’ or ‘is not an album’? What’s the reasoning behind that point of view?

Gaon Chart Maintains G-Dragon's 'Kwon Ji Yong' Is Not An Album! Fans Are Outraged
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Gaon Chart Maintains G-Dragon's 'Kwon Ji Yong' Is Not An Album! Fans Are Outraged

While G-Dragon's fans from all over the world are applauding his creativity in releasing his solo comeback "Kwon Ji Yong" in USB format, Gaon Chart is not among those who support the idea. The Korean album sales organization is refusing to accept "Kwon Ji Yong" as an album and the decision is expected to shake things up for the K-pop scene.

It can be recalled that unlike other albums, G-Dragon decided to be innovative and do away with typical CD for the physical album. Instead, the physical album came in USB form which contains G-Dragon's personal information like his name, birthday and blood type in his handwriting, which fans appreciated, Kpopstarzreported

G-Dragon becomes the Korean artist with the most #1s on iTunes album chart with 'Kwon Ji Yong'!
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G-Dragon becomes the Korean artist with the most #1s on iTunes album chart with 'Kwon Ji Yong'!

G-Dragonis making new records with his latest solo album!

On June 8, the Big Bang member released his self-titled solo album 'Kwon Ji Yong' with the title track ''Untitled, 2014''. Just an hour after the release, G-Dragon topped various music charts with his new title track. The amazing record didn't stop here.

The success carried onto iTunes, where G-Dragon topped albumcharts in 39 different nations including the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Colombia, Estonia, Finland, and more. The album is also in the top 10 list of numerous other countries.