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Birth nameKang Hyo-won
Born (1983-09-19) September 19, 1983 (age 37)
South Korea
OriginChangwon, South Korea
LabelsBig Hit
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGang Hyowon
McCune–ReischauerKang Hyowŏn

Kang Hyo-won (Korean:강효원; born September 19, 1983), known professionally as Pdogg (Korean: 피독), is a South Korean record producer, composer, and lyricist for Big Hit Music.[1] He has produced and composed for artists such as 8Eight, Baek Ji-young, BTS, Jo Kwon, and Lim Jeong-hee, among others.[2]

Biography and career[]

In 2007, at age 25, Pdogg established a relationship with Big Hit Entertainment's CEO Bang Si-hyuk—Bang managed an online composing community where Pdogg uploaded some of his own musical compositions.[3] The music was well received, and Pdogg's tracks "Come Back" and "Love" were included on co-ed group 8Eight's debut studio album, The First, and Lim Jeong-hee's third studio album, Before I Go, J-Lim, respectively—both albums were released that same year.[3][4] In 2010, with the help of rapper Sleepy, Pdogg discovered a young RM, around whom the formation of boy group BTS later began, and brought him to Big Hit. He eventually became the group's main producer.[3] In November of 2020, due to his major contribution to BTS' musical career, an episode of Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend was dedicated to his songs.[5]

In February 2021, the Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) revealed that Pdogg earned the most royalties for songwriting and song composition out of all Korean composers and lyricists for the third consecutive year.[6]



As featured artist[]

Year Title Other artist(s)
2007 Sai 8eight & Ye Eun & Sunye
Love Lim Jeong Hee

Production discography[]

All music credits are adapted from the KOMCA database.

Year Artist Album Notes
2007 8Eight The First with composer Bang Si-hyuk
Lim Jeong-hee Before I Go J-Lim
2011 Lee Hyun You Are the Best of My Life
Teen Top Roman
2013 BTS 2 Cool 4 Skool with composer Bang Si-hyuk
2014 Skool Luv Affair
Skool Luv Affair Special Addition
Dark & Wild
Wake Up
2015 The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2
2016 The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever
2017 You Never Walk Alone
Love Yourself 承 Her
2018 Face Yourself
Love Yourself 轉 Tear
Love Yourself 結 Answer
2019 Map of the Soul: Persona
TXT The Dream Chapter: Star
The Dream Chapter: Magic
2020 BTS Map of the Soul: 7
Map of the Soul: 7 ~The Journey~
TXT Minisode1: Blue Hour
2021 BTS Be
TXT Still Dreaming

Awards and nominations[]

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee(s) of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee(s)/work(s) Result Ref.
Gaon Chart Music Awards 2017 Composer of the Year Himself Won [7]
Asia Artist Awards 2018 Best Producer Award Won [8]
Mnet Asian Music Awards 2017 Best Producer of the Year Won [9]
2018 Won [10]
2019 Won [11][12]
2020 Won [13]
Korea Music Copyright Awards 2017 Grand Prize Won [6]
2018 Won [6]
2019 Won [6]


  1. ^ 피독 (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 2021-01-30.
  2. ^ "Songs Registered Under PDOGG (W0770800)". Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA). Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b c Cha, Woo-jin (29 November 2013). "[아이돌 메이커] 피독 프로듀서 | 무대에 맞춘 음악을 만드는 것" (in Korean). Retrieved 2021-01-30.
  4. ^ Yoo, Seulki (2019-05-26). "BTS의 길을 만든 사람들 | 프로듀서 피독". TopClass Chosun (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2021-04-03. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  5. ^ Lee, Kyung-ho. "[단독]'불후'PD "피독 편, 방탄소년단이 소개하는 현재진행형 전설" [직격인터뷰]". Star News (in Korean). Retrieved 2021-02-22 – via Naver.
  6. ^ Jump up to: a b c d Yoon, So-yeon (February 18, 2021). "Songwriter Pdogg wins Grand Prize at Komca Award for third straight year". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  7. ^ Kim, Hye-young (2018-02-15). "'가온차트 뮤직 어워즈' 작곡가상 피독, "방시혁-방탄소년단 덕분에 받는 상"". iMBC 연예 (in Korean). Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  8. ^ Kwak, Yeon-soo (2019-02-17). "BTS producer Pdogg recognized for top music royalty earnings". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  9. ^ Lee, Joel (2017-12-01). "BTS producer Pdogg wins MAMA's best producer award". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  10. ^ Kim, Arin (2018-12-12). "BTS' team sweeps four awards at 2018 MAMA in Seoul". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  11. ^ Mo, Shin-jeong. "'2019 MAMA' 빅히트 방시혁 대표 '베스트 제작자'-피독 프로듀서 '베스트 작곡가'상". Sports Hankooki (in Korean). Retrieved 2021-02-24.
  12. ^ "2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards – Winners". Mnet. Retrieved 2021-02-24.
  13. ^ Jang, Jin-ri. "방탄소년단, 완벽한 '2020 MAMA'의 주인공…대상 4개·8관왕 석권[종합]" (in Korean). SPOTV NEWS. Retrieved 2021-02-24.

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