Ever wondered what it actually takes to become a popular idol? In the May 21 broadcast of KBS 2TV's "Happy Together 3", G-Dragon revealed a difficult reality idol-aspirants have to face. G-Dragon, who is one of the most successful Korean music acts to date, revealed that hard work doesn't always pay off if you don't really have the talent or identity.
Park Myung Soo opened up the topic by asking when's the good age to start working on becoming like G-Dragon. "I started [working on my] music at age thirteen. Back then, Yang Hyun Suk instructed me to write two songs every day before I went to sleep. I continued to do that for many years," the Big Bang leader said.
G-Dragon went on to give an insightful piece of advice to anyone who wishes to build a career in entertainment, "Instead of starting early, I think it's more important that you pick up on something that's unique only to you. It's important to have passion to do it. Moreover, I think it's more important to establish an identity or talent that will make you stand out from the rest."
T.O.P also added something that is easily identifiable with the current rise of younger artists. T.O.P said, "There are a lot of people who can really perform well these days, but I think it all boils down to how much personal appeal you have compared to the others." True enough, while there are a lot of talented stars on the rise, Big Bang continues to dominate because of their unique and infectious identity that they have long established and embraced.