Niliria

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"Niliria"
Single by G-Dragon featuring Missy Elliott
from the album Coup d'Etat
Released August 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011–2012
Genre K-pop, hip pop
Length 2:52
Label YG Entertainment
Writer(s) K. Yong, M. Elliott
Producer(s) Teddy
G-Dragon singles chronology
"Going Crazy"
(2013)
"Niliria"
(2013)
"Coup d'Etat"
(2013)
Missy Elliott singles chronology
"Without Me"
(2013)
"Niliria"
(2013)
"I Deserve It"
(2014)

"Niliria" is a song by K-pop musician G-Dragon, featuring American recording artist Missy Elliott from G-Dragon's second studio album, Coup d'Etat (2013). To date, it remains as one of the six songs from the album to enter the top ten on South Korea's Gaon Singles Chart.[1] On 2 December 2013, the song ranked number 32 on Complex's The 50 Best Songs of 2013.[2]

Background[edit]

Vocals for the song were recorded in 2011 via e-mail and telephone.[3][4] In 23 January 2013, Missy Elliott revealed via Twitter that she had worked with G-Dragon on the track alongside another titled "Chugalug," which was never released.[5] Both songs were chiefly produced by Teddy Park.[5] In June 2013, G-Dragon's label YG Entertainment released a statement discussing the making of the song and went in-depth of Elliott's involvement.[6] The label stated that the song "[broke] away from the convention with a hint of Korean taste," and added that "the tinge of a voice sample from [the] Korean traditional folk song 'Nilliliya' [made] it a one-of-a-kind, classy hip-hop track."[6] G-Dragon at first did not think about including Elliott during the early recording process because of the motive of using a traditional Korean folk song.[4] However, he felt a strong desire to feature "more of a past" female artist, and enlisted Elliott in the midst of it all because he was a fan of her work.[4]

Live performances[edit]

The song was performed with Missy Elliott in Los Angeles, California at the KCON 2013 venue, M! Countdown: What's Up LA.[7] G-Dragon stated that performing with Elliott "was such an honor," and that he "learned a lot."[4]

Charts[edit]

Charts (2013) Peak
position
Gaon Singles Chart (South Korea)[1] 9
Korea K-Pop Hot 100 (Billboard)[8] 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GAON DIGITAL CHART". Gaon (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Frederick, Brendan (2 December 2013). "32. G Dragon f/ Missy Elliott "Niliria" - The 50 Best Songs of 2013". Complex. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "(LOEN TV) ASK IN A BOX:G-DRAGON(지드래곤)_COUP D'ETAT(쿠데타)" (YouTube video). LOEN Entertainment (in Korean). YouTube. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d Lent, Jesse (10 September 2013). "G-Dragon Explains Why Missy Elliott Was His First Choice For 'Niliria' Collaboration". KpopStarz.com. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Twitter / MissyElliott: @IFIWereMagneto it was 2 records...". Twitter. January 23, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "NEWS ABOUT ‘G-DRAGON’". yg-life.com. YG Entertainment. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "G-DRAGON_0829_M Countdown K-CON in LA_늴리리야 (ft. Missy Elliott)". YouTube. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "G-Dragon - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 28 December 2013.