One of a Kind

  • I. Introduction

    One of a Kind is the first extended play of South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper G-Dragon. It was released on September 15 digitally, and on September 18 physically, through YG Entertainment. The EP consists of seven songs all written or co-written, and co-composed by G-Dragon himself.


    Upon release, the album was a commercial success in South Korea. It peaked atop the Gaon Albums Chart and on the Billboard World Albums Chart. The EP also entered the Billboard 200 peaking at number 161, making G-Dragon the first Korean soloist with a Korean-language album to enter that chart. As of 2017, the album has sold over 260,000 copies in his native country, making it the highest-selling album by a Korean soloist since the release of his debut album Heartbreaker (2009).

    II. Critical Reception

    Allmusic reviewer David Jeffries gave the album 3.5 out of 5 stars, remarking while "few others would have the daring or money for his flashy wardrobe, [G-Dragon] deserves that swagger due to his talent as well". Jeffries complimented the production in the tracks "One of a Kind" and "Crayon", and compared the record to Lady Gaga's music, writing that the rapper took his "'little monster" attitude and did "some envelope-pushing" with the EP. Korean online magazine IZM included One of a Kind in their list of best albums of 2012, highlighting the variety of genres heard in the album, which included rock, hip hop, and acoustic. IZM complimented G-Dragon's artistic direction and felt that the album brought the "recovery of swag and madness.

    III. Track Listing

    No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
    1 One of a Kind G Dragon G Dragon, Choice37 Choice37, G Dragon
    3:26
    2 Crayon G Dragon, Teddy Teddy, G Dragon Teddy
    3:17
    3 Without You (feat. Rose) G Dragon
    G Dragon, Ham Seung-cheon, Kang Uk-jin Ham Seung-cheon, Kang Uk-jin 4.03
    4 That XX G Dragon, Teddy Teddy, G Dragon, Seo Won Jin Teddy, G Dragon 3:20
    5 Missing You (feat. Kim Yoon Ah)
    G Dragon, Teddy
    G Dragon, P.K, Teddy P.K 3:27
    6 Today (feat. Kim Jong Wan) G Dragon G Dragon, Choice37 Choice37 3:39
    7 Light It Up (feat. Tablo and Dok2) G Dragon, Tablo, Dok2 Teddy, Tablo, G Dragon, Dok2 Teddy, G Dragon 3:34

    IV. Music Video & Audio

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    V. Accolades

    Awards:

    Year Awards Category Nominated work
    2013 Seoul Music Awards
    Record of the Year One of a Kind
    2013 Golden Disk Awards
    Digital Bonsang One of a Kind

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