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G-Dragon Named Influential Star By American Fashion Magazine

February 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT

Big Bang’s G-Dragon has been named as one of the most influential stars of the past year by iconic fashion and lifestyle publication, Hypebeast.

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The hugely popular online and print magazine revealed the 27-year-old boy band idol as one of the 100 most influential figures of 2015 saying, "If you’re at all familiar with K-Pop, it’s likely that G-Dragon is the first name that comes to mind."

G-Dragon has been photographed by the magazine on several occasions, including this shirtless Terry Richardson shoot in 2015 Credit: Hypebeast

G-Dragon has been photographed by the magazine on several occasions, including this shirtless Terry Richardson shoot in 2015
Credit: Hypebeast

The Big Bang star was chosen from masses of candidates spanning various fields across the arts from music and fashion and moreover, this year, he is the only K-Pop artist to have made the list.

G-Dragon previously graced the cover of Hypebeast magazine back in 2014. That year he was also included in the list along with Chairman of Samsung Lee Kun Hee.

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Seeing G-Dragon’s name in a globally ranked list of influential figures alongside A-listers such as Kanye West and Rihanna goes to show that the force of K-Pop is strong across the world and G-Dragon is leading it!

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