The G-Dragon effect was evidently reflected on the 30th August episode of Inkigayo through the tv ratings and the flood of fans waiting to see him perform live.
G-Dragon had made his long-awaited debut this past Sunday, following the release of his solo album on 18th August. More than 1,000 fans braved the rain to catch G-Dragon in action for the very first time. And fans were rewarded with a double song performance of Heartbreaker and Breathe by G-Dragon.
According to TNS Media Korea, the rating peaked at an impressive 17% when G-Dragon was performing. This was a phenomenal record, considering that usual average ratings for music shows are less than 10%. The average rating for Inkigayo on 30th August was 14.1%, a rise of 2.8 percentage points compared to 16th August.
G-Dragon's title song Heartbreaker and album has also dominated offline and online charts since it's release. And the explosive popularity was reflected on the 28th August episode of Music Bank, where he held off Brown Eyed Girls and 2NE1 to claim his first-ever solo K-Chart win, a result which astonished the Music Bank PDs.
G-Dragon is scheduled to record Kim Jung Eun's Chocolate on 2nd September, followed by his debut stage on Music Bank on 4th September.
Source @allkpop [link]