One of a Kind (EP)

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One of a Kind
G-Dragon - One of a Kind.jpg
EP by G-Dragon
Released September 15, 2012
Recorded 2012
Genre
Length 24:46
Label YG Entertainment
Producer
G-Dragon chronology
GD & TOP
(2010)GD & TOP2010
One Of A Kind
(2012)
Coup D'Etat
(2013)Coup D'Etat2013
Singles from One of a Kind
  1. "One of a Kind"
    Released: 24 August 2012
  2. "That XX"
    Released: 1 September 2012
  3. "Crayon"
    Released: 15 September 2012
Gold Edition
Gold Edition

One of a Kind is the second solo release of South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper G-Dragon, leader of Big Bang. The mini-album was released on September 15 digitally and on September 18 physically.[1] On August 25, G-Dragon released the first music video of the song One of a Kind. However the song was not released as a single as the song and music video served as a way to introduce the album and concept to the public.[2] On September 1, G-Dragon released his first single "That XX". The song Crayon will serve as the lead single of the album, which contains a total of seven songs all co-composed and written by G-Dragon himself.[1]

Upon release, the album was an immediate success in South Korea.[3] It placed first on the Billboard World Album Chart and entered the Billboard 200 Chart at 161 for the week.[4] As of January 2014, the album has sold over 252,728 copies, making it the highest selling album by a Korean soloist since the release of Heartbreaker in 2009, also by G-Dragon.

Release[edit]

G-Dragon made a special live count down for the EP through YouTube, with guests Lydia Paek, Taeyang, producer Choice37, and rapper-producer Tablo of Epik High.[5]

Originally, the song "Without You" had a featuring first credited as "? from YG New Girl Group", when it was first announced that YG was starting a new girl group. Almost four years after the EP was released, that featuring has now revealed to be member Rosé from said new girl group, Black Pink.[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album charted at number one on Gaon Album Chart and sold 171,512 copies on September, on the end of the year the EP sold 204,326 copies.

With only one day sales, the songs sold over 1 million digital copies,[7] on the second week the songs sold 1.7 million copies.[8]

As of August 2016, the album with the songs sold over 8.2 million copies.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "One of a Kind" G-Dragon G-Dragon, Choice37 Choice37, G-Dragon 3:26
2. "Crayon" (크레용; Keureyong) G-Dragon, Teddy Teddy, G-Dragon Teddy 3:17
3. "Without You (featuring Rosé from Black Pink)" (결국; Gyeolguk) G-Dragon G-Dragon, Ham Seung-cheon, Kang Wook-jin Ham Seung-cheon, Kang Wook-jin 4:03
4. "That XX" (그 XX; Geu XX) G-Dragon, Teddy Teddy, G-Dragon Seo Won Jin Teddy, G-Dragon 3:20
5. "Missing You (featuring Kim Yoon Ah)" G-Dragon, Teddy G-Dragon, Choi Pil-kang, Teddy Choi Pil-kang 3:27
6. "Today (featuring Kim Jong Wan)" G-Dragon G-Dragon, Choice37 Choice37 3:39
7. "Light it Up (featuring Tablo & Dok2)" (불 붙여봐라; Bul Butyeobwara) G-Dragon, Tablo, Dok2 Teddy, Tablo, G-Dragon, Dok2 Teddy, G-Dragon 3:34
Total length: 24:46

Charts and sales[edit]

Album[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Result
2013 Seoul Music Awards Record of the Year[26] Won
Golden Disk Awards Digital Bonsang[27] Won
Korean Music Awards Best Dance/Electronic Album[28][29] Nominated
2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards Album of the Year[30] Nominated

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Distributing Label
South Korea September 15, 2012 (2012-09-15)[1] Digital download YG Entertainment
September 18, 2012 (2012-09-18)[1] CD
United States September 15, 2012 (2012-09-15)[31] Digital download YG Entertainment
Taiwan October 12, 2012 (2012-10-12)[32] CD Warner Taiwan
Philippines December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15) CD Universal Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "G-Dragon - First Mini Album Tracklist". YG Life. 2012-09-03. 
  2. ^ "YG Yang Hyun Suk's Happy Dilemma, 'Psy or G-Dragon'". 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  3. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2012/09/g-dragons-tracks-from-one-of-a-kind-ep-dominates-real-time-music-charts
  4. ^ a b c http://global.mnet.com/news/newsdetail.m?searchNewsVO.news_id=201209210940_15581
  5. ^ "Watch G-Dragon's Count Down To 'One Of A Kind' EP Release". prefixmag.com. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ "YG, 새 걸그룹 네번째 멤버 로제 공개..호주 출신 실력파..'강렬'". Retrieved 2016-08-15. 
  7. ^ "2012년 38주차 Download Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ "2012년 39주차 Download Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ "2012年09月24日~2012年09月30日のCDアルバム週間ランキング (Oricon's Weekly chart for October 10th)" (in Japanese). Oricon. March 13, 2012. 
  10. ^ "2012년 39주차 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  11. ^ "2012년 09월 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "2012년 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  13. ^ "World Albums / Billboard.com". Billboard. March 8, 2012. 
  14. ^ "http://gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/chart/album.gaon?nationGbn=T&serviceGbn=&targetTime=13&hitYear=2013&termGbn=week". Gaon (in Korean).  External link in |title= (help);
  15. ^ "2013년 01월 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "2014년 01월 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Gaon Album Chart 2015년 31월". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  18. ^ "Gaon Album Chart 2016년 08월". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Gaon Chart - 2012". Gaon Chart. Retrieved January 26, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Gaon Chart - 2013". Gaon Chart. Retrieved January 26, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2014". Gaon Chart. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - December 2015". Gaon Chart. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - June 2016". Gaon Chart. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  24. ^ http://tw.sports.yahoo.com/article/aurl/d/a/121221/35/9j0r.html
  25. ^ "G-Dragon wraps up Taiwanese leg of his solo world tour in front of 26,000 fans + 'One of A Kind' goes platinum in Taiwan". Allkpop. 2013-05-11. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  26. ^ "Winners from the ’22nd Seoul Music Awards’". Allkpop. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  27. ^ "Winners from the 27th Golden Disk Awards (Day 2)". Allkpop. 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  28. ^ "KMA 2013 - Nominees List 1". KMA. 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  29. ^ "KMA 2013 - Nominees List 2". KMA. 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  30. ^ "[MAMA] Nominees for the 2012 MAMA Announced". 2012 Mnet Asian Music Award. Mnet Media Corp. October 23, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  31. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-of-a-kind-ep/id561607817
  32. ^ "G-Dragon/ One Of A Kind台灣獨占限定盤-天下大銅版(CD+台灣獨占贈品:G-Dragon PVC巨星偶像夾B款)" [G-Dragon/One of a Kind Taiwan Limited Edition] (in Chinese). G-Music. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 

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Preceded by
"Five Treasure Box" by F.T. Island
South Korea Albums Chart weekly number-one album
September 16, 2012 — September 22, 2012
Succeeded by
"Catch Me" by TVXQ
Preceded by
"Spy" by Super Junior
South Korea Albums Chart monthly number-one album
September, 2012
Succeeded by
"Catch Me" by TVXQ