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"A Boy"
Single by G-Dragon
from the album Heartbreaker
ReleasedNovember 9, 2009
FormatDigital Download
GenreK-pop, dance-pop, funk, Rap, electro-hip hop
LabelYG Entertainment
Songwriter(s)G-Dragon, Robin L Cho
G-Dragon singles chronology
"A Boy"
"Heartbreaker (Remix)"
Music video
"A Boy" on YouTube

"A Boy" (Korean: 소년이여, Sonyeoniyeo) is a song recorded by the South Korean singer G-Dragon. It was released as the fourth and final single from his debut album Heartbreaker. G-Dragon stated that the song was released as an answer to the plagiarism controversy that surrounded his singles "Heartbreaker" and "Butterfly" when several people were telling him to quit singing, with G-Dragon answering that he "will not quit."[1]


Although the end of G-Dragon's music video for "Breathe" included a teaser the music video for "A Boy", the single was not released as the next single. Instead, G-Dragon released the song "Butterfly".[2] A couple of weeks after the release of "Butterfly", "Soneoniya" was officially confirmed and released as the fourth and final promotional single for the album. G-Dragon stated that the song's lyrics, which were written by himself,[1] were about the thoughts and struggles he went through as a young boy when he became YG trainee at the age of 13.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Boy" – 3:29

Music video[edit]

Similar to the music video of "Butterfly", "Sonyeoniya"'s music video is heavily composed of computer graphics. Unlike that of his previous music videos (which included either a stylized dance or a storyline), the music featured various changing graphics and G-Dragon singing.[citation needed] The Music Video expresses G-Dragon's emotions and his struggles explained in the lyrics of the song.


  1. ^ a b 지드래곤 ‘소년이여’ 깜짝 공개 "대박 조짐?" (in Korean). JK News. 2009-08-10. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
  2. ^ "I지드래곤 솔로 세번째 뮤비 '버터플라이' 전격공개 '로맨틱 애니 제작'". Newsen. 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  3. ^ Han, Sang-hee. G-Dragon to Hold 1st Solo Concert The Korea Times. Retrieved January 2, 2010.

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