[News] U.S media raises suspicion on G-dragon's plagiarism

U.S. media has raised suspicion of the leader of top boy-band Big Bang, G-dragon (Kwon Ji-yong)'s plagiarism.

Pollstar.com, a popular website covering the worldwide concert industry, posted an article titled "The Other Kind Of Song-Sharing" on Tuesday. It introduced G-dragon's solo debut album and said two songs were accused of plagiarism by several publishing companies in Korea.

Soon after being released on Aug.18, the title song of G-dragon's album, "Heartbreaker," has drawn suspicion that it was copied from American hip-hop singer Flo Rida's "Right Round."

In late August, the Korean music publishing companies that hold rights to American hip-hop singer Flo Rida's "Right Round," announced that they have found similarities in "Right Round" and "Heartbreaker."

Warner Chappell Music Korea, which owns 50 percent of the copyright to the song, said they were convinced after checking the controversial song that the intro of "Heartbreaker" was copied from "Right Round."

In response to this, Warner Chappell and Sony ATV said they have noticed the resemblance and will check with the composers of "Right Round."

"However, EMI Music said it saw no similarity." the U.S website said.

Pollstar.com also mentioned that another track from G-dragon's album, "Butterfly," sounds similar to British rock band Oasis' "She's Electric."

Both G-dragon and his agency, YG Entertainment, have not addressed the public as of yet.

The singer and his management's "no comment" on this issue is becoming a target of severe criticism.

Despite the controversy over the 21-year-old star, all tracks of the album have ranked as No. 1 on K-pop charts since their release.

G-dragon debuted as a member of boy band Big Bang in 2006. After acquiring huge popularity with their hit song "Lie" in 2007, Big Bang became one of top idol groups across Asia.

G-dragon's solo debut album was released on his 21st birthday, on Aug.18.

Credits:Korea Herald

12 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    It's really so obvious GD! I LOVE YOU but I can't deny the similarities!!! Only obsessed fangirls can deny the similarities!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well, this is not the first time that he's been accused! YG kinda likes to copy American style music...2NE1's I don't care is sort of similar with Rihanna's Hatin in the club...just my OPINION!

  3. Anonymous says:

    why this controversy wont end!!!
    EMI music already said that they dont see similarities!!!
    G dragon has his own style!!
    i try to compare the 2 songs and its totally different!!

    GD hwaiting!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    when is tis gonna stop?

  5. Anonymous says:

    what da heck?? 2nd cmment-now ure accusing 2ne1 copied rihanna??exucse me!!!
    ure such a loser who hates them n create a gossip just to ruin pther people life!!cmmon!i dont care n hatin in da club are totally different!!are u deaf or wt??

    As gd fan, i have 2 admit heartbreaker n right around is similir ONLY at da starter. Da rest is different!!!
    no one argue when shinee-juliet is totally same with corbin bleu-deal with it!!
    leave gd alone, u sucker!

  6. Anonymous says:

    so what??!!!
    no one die bcoz of dt right?????
    plus, now u can compare which one is better..
    Truthfully im not gd fan, but aftr i listened to heartbreaker, i have 2 admit dt the range n da way gd perform da song was really cool!
    the song is much more faster than right around..i like gd rap in dt song..

  7. lightchoc says:

    leave him alone!

  8. Anonymous says:

    lame, the western entertainments are TAKING THIS CHANCE TO BRING ASIAN ENTERTAINMENTS DOWN!

  9. Anonymous says:

    it has always been the case..lee hyori's get'ya-britney spears's do something,shinee-corbin bleu..this 2 songs are obviously similar..

    however g-dragon's heartbreaker is only similar to right round in the beginning ONLY,plus EMI saw no similarities,plus heartbreaker has been continuously sweeping no.1s by a hella big margin all week so no matter its plagiarism or not,(i don't think it is..) g-dragon is still the best,always will be,forever will be..

    YG has a whole lotta good and talented singers/composers,so antis waste all the saliva u want to condemn them,those hu support YG Family continue supporting them..YG Family..go go go~ i believe that 2ne1 and big bang will rock the korean music industry!! for a very very long time..

  10. Anonymous says:

    Can all this nonsense stop? I've got enough okay! Yes, you meant the rap part is the same as right round's or any other part. So what? DOESN'T ALL RAP SOUND LIKE THIS? For goodness sake! Then what? If one song have the word 'iloveyou' and the other song also have it, ain't this plagiarising too? GOD. Just shut those US people's mouth up!

  11. Anonymous says:

    i admit that the flo rida - right round have a bit similiar to gdragon heartbreaker. but it;s only a samll part right.. maybe GD thinks the same as the composer of "right round" ?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Why do they always raise plagiarism issues??? Nothing is original nowadays! Hello???? Everyone is influenced by something in one way or another. I think plagiarism issues aims to attack artists and entertainment companies.

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