Lee Seung Ki


Lee Seung Gi( Hangul : 이승기, Hanja : 李昇基), born 13 January 1987, is a South Korean singer, actor and MC . Lee is well known as a member of the first season of weekend variety show1 Night 2 Daysfrom November 2007 to February 2012, and the MC of talk showStrong Heartfrom October 2009 to April 2012.

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 Lee Seung Ki's Career

Singer (2004–present)

, his debut song from his first albumThe Dream Of A Moth, was a popular ballad which created a "liking older women" syndrome in South Korea. With this song, he won the "Best Newcomer" award in various music awards ceremonies in 2004 such as the M.net KM Music Festival and Seoul Music Awards . In 2007, he also won the "Best Male Solo Artist" awardin the M.net KM Music Festival with his songWhite Liefrom his third albumStory Of Separation.

in South Korea. He also received the "Digital Single Bonsang" awardfor the second consecutive time in the 25th Golden Disk Awards with his songLove Taught Me To Drinkeven though it was not promoted actively.

(also translated asAlone in Love,Generation of Love, andEra of Love) and a single of the same title which was ranked number one on Oricon Daily Chart.He held a concert at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, on 1 June 2012, three months after his debut and became the fastest singer who holds a concert there after debuting.

Gaon Chart , and Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 for weeks. It was number one for the month of December on Gaon Chart. It also set a record for being number one for six consecutive weeks on Billboard's Korea K-Pop Hot 100 .

Actor (2006–present)

In 2005, Lee Seung Gi guest-starred in MBC 's sitcomNonstop 5. He then officially debuted as an actor in KBS 's 2006 weekend dramaThe Infamous Chil Sisters.

In 2008, he was offered the lead role in MBC 's historical dramaThe Return of Iljimae, but was forced to turn down the offer due to his tight schedule.

in 2009, starring with Korean actresses Han Hyo Joo and Moon Chae Won . The drama maintained its top spot in viewer ratings for ten consecutive weeks and ended on 26 July 2009 with its 28th episode attaining a high viewer rating of 47.1%.The huge success boosted Lee's popularity as an actor both locally and internationally. With this drama, he received the "Excellence in Acting" award, the "Top 10 Stars" award and the "Best Couple" award with Han Hyo Joo in the 2009 SBS Drama Awards.

My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Foxearned him his second "Excellence in Acting" award, "Top 10 Stars" award and "Best Couple" award with his co-star Shin Min Ah in the SBS Drama Awards.

In 2012, Lee starred in MBC 's Wednesday-Thursday dramaThe King 2 Heartsalongside actress Ha Ji Won .

(구가의 서), which is slated for an early 2013 broadcast.

MC (2007–present)

, from November 2007 to February 2012. In 2008, he received the "Best Popularity" award in the KBS Entertainment Awards for his high popularity in1 Night 2 Days. His efforts and contributions in making1 Night 2 Daysone of the most loved and long-lasting variety shows in South Korea earned him the "Top Excellence MC" award in the 2010 KBS Entertainment Awardsand the "Daesang" award with the other members of the first season in the 2011 KBS Entertainment Awards .

Lee was recognized for his talent as an MC and received the "Top Excellence MC" award for two consecutive years in the 2010and 2011SBS Entertainment Awards. In March 2012, Lee announced his departure fromStrong Heartin order to focus on his singing career. He recorded his last episode on 15 March, which was broadcast on 3 April.

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in the monthly CF (Commercial Film) Model Preference Ranking survey of the Korea Advertisers Association numerous times in recent years.

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 Lee Seung Ki's Discography


Album #Album InformationTracklisting
1 나방의 꿈

The Dream Of A Moth

2 Crazy For You
  • Released: 24 January 2006
  • Label: Yedang Entertainment
3 이별 이야기

Story Of Separation

3.5 아직 못 다한 이야기

Unfinished Story

  • Released: 14 November 2007
  • Label: Vitamin Entertainment
4 Shadow
4.5 Shadow (Repackage)
  • Released: 19 January 2010
  • Label: LOEN Entertainment
5 Tonight
  • Released: 27 October 2011
  • Label: LOEN Entertainment


  • Released: 22 November 2012
  • Label: LOEN Entertainment

Remake Albums

Album #Album InformationTracklisting
1 남자가 여자를 사랑할 때

When A Man Loves A Woman

  • Released: 6 September 2006
  • Label: Vitamin Entertainment
2 남자가 여자를 사랑할 때 Vol.2

When A Man Loves A Woman Vol.2

  • Released: 24 March 2008
  • Label: Vitamin Entertainment

Japanese Albums

Album #Album InformationTracklisting
1 恋愛時代

Time for Love

  • Released: 6 March 2012
  • Label: Universal Music Japan

Live Albums

  • Love – The 1st Concert / Released on 6 April 2007
  • Hope Concert in Seoul 2010 (Japan Version) / Released on 28 October 2011
  • Hope Concert in Seoul 2010 (Korean Version) / Released on 15 December 2011

Compilation Albums

  • Lee Seung Gi – The Best / Released on 18 April 2012


  • Confession(고해) (Remake song) / Released on 21 July 2004
  • Let's Go On A Vacation(여행을 떠나요) (Remake song) / Released on 19 May 2008
  • Will You Marry Me(결혼해 줄래) (feat.Bizniz) / Released on 18 June 2009
  • Like The Beginning, Just Like Then(처음처럼 그때처럼) (feat.Kang Min Kyung from Davichi) / Released on 22 December 2009
  • Smile Boy (Rock ver.) (withKim Yuna) / Released on 1 June 2010
  • Smile Boy 2010 / Released on 18 June 2010
  • Losing My Mind(정신이 나갔었나봐) / Released on 4 August 2010
  • From Now On I Love You(지금부터 사랑해) / Released on 16 September 2010
  • Time for Love(연애시대) (feat. Ra.D, narr.Han Hyo Joo) / Released on 14 October 2011

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 Lee Seung Ki's Filmography


2005MBC Nonstop 5 Lee Seung Gi Sitcom
2006KBS The Infamous Chil Sisters Hwang Tae Ja Lee Tae Ran,Choi Jung Won,Shin Ji Soo
2009SBS Brilliant Legacy Sun-Woo Hwan Han Hyo Joo,Moon Chae Won,Bae Soo Bin First lead role
2010SBS My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox Cha Dae Woong Shin Min Ah,No Min Woo,Park Soo Jin Male lead
2011MBC The Greatest Love Lee Seung Gi Cameo
2012MBC The King 2 Hearts Lee Jae Ha Ha Ji Won,Lee Yoon Ji,Jo Jung Suk Male lead
2013MBC Gu Family Book(구가의 서) Choi Kang-Chi Bae Suzy,Yoo Yeon Seok,Jung Hye Young Male lead

Variety Shows

2004SBS Good SundayX-Man Fixed Guest
2006KBS Happy SundayHeroine 6 Fixed Guest
2006SBS Love Letter Guest (Season 2 and 3)
2007–2012KBS Happy Sunday1 Night 2 Days MC withKang Ho Dong,Lee Su Geun,Eun Ji Won,Kim C,MC Mong,Kim Jong Min,Uhm Tae Woong
2009–2012SBS Strong Heart MC withKang Ho Dong(2009–2011), Solo MC (2011–2012)
2011KBS Gag Concert Guest at "Emergency Measures Committee" segment (Christmas Special)
2012tvN The Romantic Narration
2012SBS Good SundayRunning Man Guest withPark Shin Hye(episodes 120 & 121)
2012KBS Gag Concert

Music Videos

  • 2004:Because You're My Girl(내 여자라니까) – starringKim Sa Rang
  • 2004:Delete(삭제)
  • 2006:Words That Are Hard To Say(하기 힘든 말) – starringNam Sang Mi
  • 2006:Shape Of Your Lips(입모양)
  • 2006:Please(제발),Desire And Hope(원하고 원망하죠),Addio(아디오),Tears(눈물) – starringPark Min Ji
  • 2007:White Lie(착한 거짓말),Why... Are You Leaving(왜...가니) – starringWang Ji Hye
  • 2008:I'll Give You All(다 줄꺼야)
  • 2008:Let's Go On A Vacation(여행을 떠나요) – featuring clips from1 Night 2 Days
  • 2009:Let's Break Up(우리 헤어지자) – starringLee Se Na
  • 2010: Smile Boy (Rock ver.) – starringKim Yuna
  • 2010:Losing My Mind(정신이 나갔었나봐) – featuring clips fromMy Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox
  • 2010:From Now On I Love You(지금부터 사랑해) – featuring clips fromMy Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox
  • 2011:Aren't We Friends(친구잖아)
  • 2012:Time for Love(恋愛時代) – starringPark Shin Hye
  • 2012:Aren’t We Friends(チングジャナ -友達だから-) – starringPark Shin HyeandJoo Sang Wook
  • 2012:Return(되돌리다) – starringPark Gun TaeandKim Yoo Jung
  • 2012:An Invitation For Me(나에게 초대)
  • 2012:Forest(숲)

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 Lee Seung Ki's Awards

Annual Awards

2004 M.net KM Music FestivalBest NewcomerSong –Because You're My Girl
15th Seoul Music Awards
SBS Music Awards
MBC Best 10 Singers Music Festival
MBC Entertainment Awards Special Singer Award
2006 M.net KM Music Festival Excellence Award (Ballad)Song –Words That Are Hard To Say
SBS Music Awards Bonsang Award
Korea Best Dresser Awards Singer Award
2007 M.net KM Music Festival Best Male Solo Artist Song –White Lie
2008 Korea Entertainment Arts Awards Best Male Singer (Ballad)
KBS Entertainment Awards Popularity Award Variety show –1 Night 2 Days
2009 Korea Advertiser Awards Model of the Year
Golden Disk Awards Digital Single Bonsang Award Song –Will You Marry Me
SBS Entertainment Awards Netizens' Popularity AwardVariety show –Strong Heart
SBS Review of Programs (Jul–Dec 2009) MC Special Award
M.net 20's Choice Awards Hot Male Drama StarDrama –Brilliant Legacy
SBS Drama Awards Excellence in Acting (Special Production)
Best Couple Award (with Han Hyo Joo )
Top 10 Stars Award
Seoul International Drama Awards
46th Baeksang Arts Awards Male Popularity Award (TV Division)
Korea Advertiser Awards
Golden Disk Awards Digital Single Bonsang Award Song –Love Taught Me To Drink
Melon Music Awards Song –Losing My Mind
KBS Entertainment Awards Top Excellence MC Award (Show/Entertainment Division) Variety show –1 Night 2 Days
SBS Entertainment Awards Netizens' Popularity AwardVariety show –Strong Heart
Top Excellence MC Award
SBS Drama Awards Best Couple (with Shin Min Ah )Drama –My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox
Top 10 Stars Award
Excellence in Acting (Drama Special)
Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism
Savings' Day
KBS Entertainment Awards Grand Award (with1 Night 2 Daysteam) Variety show –1 Night 2 Days
SBS Entertainment Awards Netizens' Popularity AwardVariety show –Strong Heart
Top Excellence MC Award (Talk Show Division)
2012 Popularity AwardSong –Aren't We Friends
Bonsang Award
1st Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Song –Time for Love
201322nd Seoul Music Awards Popularity AwardSong –Return
Bonsang Award
2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Singer of the Year Award (#1 in December 2012)

Music Programs

2004 Because You're My Girl
  • Inkigayo – Mutizen Song (22 Aug)
2006 Words That Are Hard To Say
  • M! Countdown – First Place (2 Mar)
  • M! Countdown – First Place (30 Mar)
  • Inkigayo – Mutizen Song (2 Apr)
  • M! Countdown – First Place (28 Sep)
  • Inkigayo – Mutizen Song (1 Oct)
  • M! Countdown – First Place (12 Oct)
2007 White Lie
  • M! Countdown – First Place (13 Sep)
  • Inkigayo – Mutizen Song (16 Sep)
2008 I'll Give You All
  • M! Countdown – First Place (24 Apr)
  • Music Bank – K-Chart First Place (25 Apr)
2009 Let's Break Up
  • Inkigayo – Mutizen Song (4 Oct)
  • Inkigayo – Mutizen Song (11 Oct)
2011 Aren't We Friends
  • Inkigayo – Mutizen Song (20 Nov)
2012 Return
  • M! Countdown – First Place (29 Nov)
  • M! Countdown – First Place (6 Dec)
  • Music Bank – K-Chart First Place (7 Dec)

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 Lee Seung Ki's References

  1. "이승기, 신혜성 불참한 MKMF '남자가수상' 수상" (Korean) Newsen.com. 17 November 2007
  2. "이승기-이승철 '골든디스크' 디지털 음원-디스크 본상 수상" (Korean) Asiae.co.kr. 10 December 2009
  3. "Kim Yu-na to debut as a singer" AsiaOne News. 15 May 2010
  4. "Kim Yu-na, Lee Seung-gi Collaborate on World Cup Commercial Song" The Chosun Ilbo. 17 May 2010
  5. "골든디스크 본상 디지털 음원 본상, 이승기 수상! 활동 많이 못했는데…" (Korean) BNTnews. 9 December 2010
  6. “Lee Seung Gi announces his official Japanese debut date” ”allkpop.com”. 30 January 20012
  7. “Lee Seung Gi still on the top of Instiz chart for the fourth week of December” “koreanupdates.com”. 25 December 2012
  8. “Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for the month of December 2012” “allkpop.com”. 12 January 2013
  9. “Lee Seung Gi’s “Looking Back” tops Billboard’s “K-Pop Hot 100′ for sixth consecutive week” “allkpop.com”. 3 January 2013
  10. “Lee Seung Gi Keeps SNSD at Bay With a Record Sixth Week as No. 1 on Billboard’s K-Pop Hot 100” “enewsworld.mnet.com”. 4 January 2013
  11. "'찬란한 유산'행복한 종영에 시청자환호..시청률 47.1%" (Korean) TodayKorea.co.kr. 27 July 2009
  12. "베스트커플상 한효주-이승기, 깜찍한 하트 환상의 궁합" (Korean) Newsen.com. 1 January 2010
  13. "'호이커플' 이승기·신민아, 동반 3관왕 '기염'" (Korean) MyDaily.co.kr. 1 January 2011
  14. "Lee Seung Gi and miss A’s Suzy to act together in drama ‘Guga Medical Book’?" Allkpop.com. 18 October 2012
  15. "이승기-황수경, 쇼오락MC부문 남녀최우수상 수상" (Korean) MyDaily.co.kr. 26 December 2010
  16. "무원칙 KBS연예대상, 후보도 아닌 '1박2일' 대상" (Korean) Daum News. 25 December 2011
  17. "이승기, 네티즌 최고 인기상 수상" (Korean) MK News. 30 December 2009
  18. "'Strong Heart' first broadcast with solo MC Lee Seung-gi rakes in plenty of attention from the viewers" Korea.com. 5 October 2011
  19. "이승기, SBS연예대상 최우수상" (Korean) StarNews. 30 December 2010
  20. "이승기 SBS 연예대상 최우수상 ‘역시 황태자"’ (Korean) Newsen.com. 31 December 2011
  21. "Lee Seung-gi to leave 'Strong Heart'" Asiae.co.kr. 23 February 2012
  22. "이승기,광고 모델 호감도..7개월 연속 1위" (Korean) Sports Chosun. 12 January 2012
  23. "이승기, ‘CF킹’ 재탈환…호감도-광고수 ‘1위’" (Korean) TV Report. 20 November 2012
  24. “Lee Seung Gi Runs in Torch Relay for London Olympics” “enewsworld.mnet,com”. 24 June 2012
  25. “Lee Seung Gi carries Olympic torch in England for 2012 London Olympics“ “allkpop.com”. 23 June 2012
  26. "이승기, 18대 대선 온라인 홍보대사로 위촉" (Korean) Nate News. 30 October 2012
  27. "Lee Seung Gi to appear on ‘Gag Concert’ as Shin Bora’s boyfriend" Allkpop.com. 21 November 2012
  28. "이승기, SDA 네티즌 韓 인기상 수상" (Korean) SPN.edaily.co.kr. 10 September 2010
  29. "‘호이커플’ 이승기·신민아, 광고주가 뽑은 올해의 모델 선정" (Korean) ISPLUS. 13 October 2010
  30. "‘멜론 뮤직어워드’ 톱10 수상한 이승기, 행복한 미소~" (Korean) Nate News. 15 December 2010
  31. "‘여친구’ 이승기, 멜론뮤직어워드 OST상 2관왕 '연말에 결실'" (Korean) Nate News. 15 December 2010
  32. "상복 많은 이승기 ‘올해도 파이팅~’" (Korean) Newsen.com. 31 January 2011
  33. "이승기, '저축의 날' 대통령 표창…하지원, 국무총리 표창" (Korean) Nate News. 24 October 2011
  34. "서울가요대상 이승기 ‘인기상 이유? 팬심 훔치는 손짓’" (Korean) Newsen.com. 20 January 2012
  35. "이승기,가온K팝어워드 올해의가수상..10월음원 1위" (Korean) Nate News. 22 February 2012
  36. "Lee Seung Gi Returns to ‘M Countdown’ and Wins Triple Crown" Enewsworld. 12 December 2012

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