Bae Seul-gi

배슬기 / Bae Seul Gi (Pae Sul Ki)

Bae Seul-ki( Korean :배슬기, born September 27, 1986) is a K-pop singer and actress. She made her entertainment debut as a member of The Red, but has since become a solo singer.

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 Bae Seul-gi's Career

Debut[edit]

Bae Seul-ki studied Theater and Film at Sangmyong University , then made her entertainment debut in the fall of 2005 as part of the project group The 빨강 (The Red) with actresses Oh Seung-eun and Ju So-young, which allowed her to gain stage experience and fame before her solo debut. Appearing on many variety shows, she became an Internet sensation when she showed her 복고 (bokkomeaning "old school") dance on SBS 'sLove Letter.

2006[edit]

, meaning "Strong Woman"), had Carlos from the Korean rap group Uptown and featured Bae with many B-boys in a heavily choreographed breakdancing routine. However, this single was quickly abandoned after a few weeks in favor of "말괄량이" (Malgwalyangee, meaning "Tomboy" or "Sassy Girl"), a song with a cute, light feel. It was more in line with popular taste, as similar songs like "Cutie Honey" by Ahyoomee (from Sugar ) and "Love Me Love Me" from Lee Ji-hye (formerly of S#arp ) were doing well. This song managed to perform well on the Korean music charts, and the music video also became number one for three weeks.[citation needed]In addition to promoting her single, she has also assisted Eru 's performances of his second album comeback single, "까만 안경" (Ggaman Angkyung, "Black Glasses").

After promoting this single on the various music programs, Bae sang a duet with Glass Box on a charity album calledMind Bridge.

2007[edit]

. Because of the popularity of her first album, she has come back with an entirely new image and worked with Korea's famous music producers to make this album.

The title track, "Seul-ki Say" was based on a vocal dance track. This is a departure from her previous sweet and cute image and was written to show off her singing skills. The music video for "What Is Love Like" was partly filmed in Beijing , China due to her large fanbase there.

Music BankComeback Special. With a more mature and sophisticated image, her performance slanted towards the "rock" side and surprised many of her fans. Soon after, her Comeback Special became number one on the search engine and this marked the start of her promotional activities.

Hosting and acting[edit]

She appeared in the variety showsLove Letterin 2005, andCatch Lightin 2006. After ending the promotion of her album, Bae has moved on to hosting. In April 2007, she began hosting a music programme on KM TV calledPOP, which introduced popular foreign music to Korean fans. She also hosted MBC 'sMusic Showwith Brian Joo from Fly to the Sky , acting as a guest MC in place of Kim Hyun-joong from SS501 .

Unfortunately, the project did not push through. After training for her role as an assassin in the international filmFinale, she was later pulled out due to funding issues.

She then acted in the stage musicalsLunatic(2008) andOn Air Live(2010).

In 2011, she had supporting roles in the MBC dramasThe Greatest LoveandMidnight Hospital, as well as the filmCouples.

Endorsements[edit]

. The reason she was chosen was because of her similarity to the character's liveliness and cuteness.Bae also participated in the making of the MV of the popular Chinese dance, Little Apple .

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 Bae Seul-gi's Personal life

Bae has two younger siblings, a brother and a sister. She is a practicing Roman Catholic .

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 Bae Seul-gi's Discography

Full-length albums[]

Album #Album informationTrack listingCopies sold
1stBae Seul Ki the 1st Volume
  • Released: September 22, 2006
  • Language: Korean
  1. One by One
  2. 강한 여자 (Strong Woman) feat. Carlos from Uptown
  3. 소금인형 (Salt Doll)
  4. 野丫头말괄량이 (Tomboy) feat. Carlos from Uptown
  5. 地面的花瓣 꽃잎이 지면 [나레이션] (Petal Floor) [Narration]
  6. 꽃잎이 지면 (Petal Floor)
  7. Sexy Boy
  8. Love Stuck
  9. A Good Day
  10. It's Groove feat. Crown J
  11. 강한 여자 (Strong Woman) (Inst.)
  12. Seul-ki (Narration)
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2ndFlying
  • Released: October 8, 2007
  • Language: Korean
  1. Flying
  2. 다가와 (Come to Me)
  3. 비가 오던 날 (A Rainy Day)
  4. 슬기 Say (Seul-ki Say)
  5. 왠지 모르게 (Somehow I Don't Know)
  6. Right Now
  7. 사랑아 어떡한거니 (What Did You Do Love?)
  8. Ride with me
  9. 너 왜그래 (Why Are You Like That)
  10. 이별과 가위는 서로 닮았다 (Separation and Scissors are Alike)
  11. Crazy Party
  12. 다가와 (Come to Me) (Inst.)
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Mini albums[]

Mini Album #Album informationTrack listingCopies sold
1stBig Show
  • Released: April 9, 2009
  • Language: Korean
  1. Intro
  2. 지겨워 (Tiresome) feat. Ha Joo-yeon ofJewelry
  3. DJ feat. Maboos
  4. 내게로 와
  5. 내 사람이 돼줘요 feat.Brian JooofFly to the Sky
  6. 지겨워 (Tiresome) (Inst.)
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Digital singles[]

Digital Single #Album informationTrack listing
1st One for Love
  • Released: 2006
  • Language: Korean
  1. 난 사랑에 빠졌죠 (I Fell in Love)
  2. 내 눈물 모아 (Gathering My Tears)
2nd Happy Christmas
  • Released: 2006
  • Language: Korean
  1. One by One
  2. Happy Christmas (Korean ver.)
  3. Happy Christmas (English ver.)
3rd Yakitate!! Japan
  • Released: 2007
  • Language: Korean
  1. 꿈은 나에게 (My Dream)

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 Bae Seul-gi's Filmography

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 Bae Seul-gi's Musical theatre

  • 2008:Lunatic
  • 2010:On Air Live

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 Bae Seul-gi's References

  1. (Chinese) Singer Eru releases new album, recruits Bae Seul Ki to help promote. October 16, 2006. Retrieved August 4, 2007.
  2. (Korean) Bae Seul Ki, 中 '新 한류스타' 탄생! May 17, 2007. Retrieved August 4, 2007.
  3. (Korean) 얼굴없는 가수 바나나걸, 그 베일 벗는다. May 16, 2007. Retrieved August 4, 2007.
  4. (Korean) 배슬기, 2집으로 가요계 전격 컴백 October 10, 2007. Retrieved October 18, 2007.
  5. (Korean) 스포츠조선 TV 하이라이트 2집 앨범 발표 배슬기] October 14, 2007. Retrieved October 18, 2007.
  6. (Korean) 배슬기, 中 방문에 중국팬들 '환호성'. May 17, 2007. Retrieved August 4, 2007.
  7. Bae Seul Ki is an assassin. February 16, 2009.
  8. Bae Seul Gi’s agency explains why she was pulled out of “Finale”. October 14, 2010.
  9. (Korean)배슬기-캣츠, `루나온라인` 전속모델 계약. August 3, 2007. Retrieved September 9, 2007.

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