Seung Ri


Lee Seung-hyun(Hangul: 이승현; born December 12, 1990), known by his stage nameSeungriorV. I.(Hangul: 승리; lit.victory), is a South Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and model, who is best known as a member of South Korean boy group Big Bang . Seungri released his first album "VVIP" in 2011. Along with his native Korean, he speaks fluent Japanese and conversational English.

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 Seung Ri's Biography

Pre Debutedit source|edit

Before joining the group, in his hometown, Gwangju, he was the leader and part of the dance group "II Hwa". Seungri is known for his dance skills. He first appeared on television on the reality television seriesLet's Cokeplay: Mnet Battle Shinhwa, a show in which Shinhwa attempted to create a boy band that could be a "second Shinhwa". Although he was noticed for his dance skills, his lack of vocal skills led to him being eliminated. If he wasn't eliminated he would have debuted in "Battle" a group of 6 boys that each Shinhwa member picked out. themselves. He was later scouted by the record label YG Entertainment and joined the group Big Bang. Although he was initially cut on the ninth episode of the group's documentary series, he was given another chance to impress YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk and succeeded.

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Seungri performing in Alive World Tour on September 2012

Seungri also choreographed a large portion of Big Bang's dances.

During Big Bang Documentary, for the dance battle between 2 teams, his team was made out with Taeyang and T. O. P. up against G-Dragon 's team with Daesung and Hyunseung . Seungri was the team leader of the group from his dance skills, he choreographed the dance which they got the idea from a native African tribe dance. With an amazing performance and clothing they worn, they won the dance battle.

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, which topped several charts upon its release. The singles, "Last Farewell" (Korean: 마지막 인사; Revised Romanization: Majimak Insa) from the mini-albumHot Issueand "Day by Day" (Korean: 하루하루; Revised Romanization: Haru Haru) fromStand Up, became chart-toppers as well.

19alongside fellow Big Bang member T. O. P. and former YG Actress Heo Yi Jae. The movie was released on November 12, 2009.Although his first solo song "Next Day" was recorded as part of Big Bang's album track, his second solo song "Strong Baby" was released as a promotional single for the group's second full-length Korean albumRemember. In order to shed the "youngest member" look from Big Bang,Seungri promoted the single with a more mature look along with a stylized dance.He won his first triple crown for "Strong Baby" on Inkigayo .

2011: King Of Idols, 1st Mini Album 'VVIP'edit source|edit

In February, during the Lunar New Year, 18 Idols went to Pattaya, Thailand to battle out for the title "King Of Idols". At the end Seungri and After School 's U-ie were crowned King & Queen of the Idols.

His songs, "VVIP" and "What Can I Do", won a triple crown on M! Countdown . He promoted his album for a short time from January 20-February 13 due to Big Bang's Comeback.

2012: Japanese Promotions, Kindaichi Case Filesedit source|edit

In July Seungri started his 1st Japanese Promotions by appearing on variety shows. Such as Yomiuri TV‘s ‘Yoshimoto Jounetsu Comedy, Run for Money and etc. He was chosen as the special MC on Fuji TV's 'Sakigake! Ongaku Banzuke Eight'. He interviewed many popular stars such as Oguri Shun , Exile ’s Akira , Miori Takimoto , Takei Emi , Perfume , and even labelmates senior Se7en and his own bandmates. Seungri had his first Japanese Show on Space Show TV. The 1st episode was broadcast on August 2. The name of his show was "Seungchan's Complete Victory Declaration" On August 27, 2012, he held his 1st solo fanmeeting in Tokyo. Bandmate Daesung showed his support to him by appearing on stage to sing 'Fantastic Baby' with him. His next solo fanmeeting was on September 9, 2012 held in Osaka.

On September 1, 2012, it was announced that Seungri would appear in the upcoming Nihon TV special drama “Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo - Hongkong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case”. The show was created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Japanese broadcasting company, NTV . Seungri worked along with, Hey! Say! JUMP 's Ryosuke Yamada and Daiki Arioka , popular Taiwanese actress Vivian Hsu , Taiwanese idol group Fahrenheit ’s former member Wu Chun , and famous Hong Kong actor and MC Eric Tsang , Haruna Kawaguchi and Kiritani Kenta. It is Seungri's 1st Japanese Drama to be in and he's really excited about it. It is a two hour long drama and will premiere on January 12, 2013.

2013 - Presentedit source|edit

Seungri resided in Japan along with bandmate Daesung for Japanese Promotions.

On July 28, 2013. It was announced by YG Entertainment that Seungri has been secretly preparing a 2nd mini album, that will be released on August 19th. The title track being "할말 있어요" (I Have Something To Say). He will be promoting his album till the end of September. He will also be releasing his 1st Japanese Album on September 25th and be promoting it. The Japanese album will contain certain songs from the Korea's 2nd mini album that will be recorded in Japanese, and for the DVD, it will contain the music video and off shot video.

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In 2011 it was revealed that he opened several schools in Korea, titled "Seungri Academy", though the real name is Joy Dance - Plug In Music Academy. The academies provided singing and dancing training. When interviewed on a show, he said that he wanted a stable income besides that of a singer. Those that attended the dance academies are himself, 2NE1 's Minzy , KARA 's Goo Hara , Jewelry 's Semi , Co-Ed School and Speed 's Sungmin, B.A.P 's Zelo , EXID 's Hyerin, VIXX 's Hyuk, C-CLOWN 's Kangjun, T-ara 's former member Hwayoung , EXCITE's BEAT, BIGSTAR's Sunghak, MAIN (Male Vocal Group), Ladies' Code 's Sojung, LC9 's AO, Bangtan Boys ' J-Hope and many more.

After dropping out of Chung-Ang University, he decided to continue his studies by enrolling at Gukje Digital University so he could take online classes and attend his schedules at the same time.

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 Seung Ri's Discography

Korean Releasesedit source|

Singlesedit source|

  • "The Next Day" (2006)
  • "Strong Baby" featuringG-Dragon(2008)

EPsedit source|

  • V.V.I.P(2011)
  • Let's Talk About Love(2013)

"V.V.I.P" Tracklist:

1."V.V.I.P"  SeungriSeungri, Choi Pil Kang, DEE. P3:37
2."어쩌라고"("What Can I Do")SeungriSeungri, Choi Pil Kang, BIG TONE3:38
3."창문을 열어 Open Your Mind (feat. G-Dragon)"  Choi Pil Kang,G-DragonChoi Pil Kang3:36
4."Magic"  Seungri, Choice37Seungri, Choice373:20
5."I Know (Duet withIU)"  SeungriSeungri, Choi Pil Kang, DEE. P, Go Myeong Jae3:26
6."White Love"  SeungriSeungri, Choi Pil Kang3:44
7."Outro (In My World)"  SeungriSeungri, Choi Pil Kang2:03

End of year sales (2011): 41,812 units

All lyrics written by Seungri. 

1."Let's Talk About Love (feat. G-Dragon and Taeyang)"  Seungri, G-Dragon, TaeyangSeungri, Ham Seung-chun, Kang Uk-jin, G-Dragon, Taeyang3:25
2."할말있어요"("Gotta Talk To U")SeungriSeungri, Ham Seung-chun, Kang Uk-jin3:35
3."GG Be (feat. Jennie Kim of YG New Artist)"(지지베)SeungriSeungri, Choi Pil Kang3:37
4."그 딴 거 없어 ("Come to My")"  SeungriSeungri, Choi Pil Kang3:37
5."You Hoooo!!!"  SeungriSeungri, Ham Seung-chun, Kang Uk-jin3:38
6."Love Box"  SeungriSeungri, Ham Seung-chun, Kang Uk-jin3:27
7."할말있어요 (Hard Remix Ver.)"  SeungriSeungri, Ham Seung-chun, Kang Uk-jin4:43

Japanese Releasesedit source|

  • Let's Talk About Love (2013)

DVDsedit source|

  • V World(2011)

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 Seung Ri's Filmography

Musicaledit source|

  • Sonagi(2008)
  • Shouting! (소리쳐!)(2009)

TV Showsedit source|

Dramaedit source|

  • Light And Shadow(Cameo in Episodes 8 & 9)
  • Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo – Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case(Japanese Drama) (2013)

Filmedit source|

  • Why Did You Come to My House?(2009)
  • Nineteen(2009)

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 Seung Ri's References

  1. "YG신인 빅뱅, '배틀신화' 탈락자 포함 '눈길'". Star News. 2006.07.07. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  2. "Seung Ri". Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  3. "승리vs태양 설특집 댄스배틀 ‘빅뱅 내전’". Newsen. 2009-01-22. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  4. (Korean)STAR News. 빅뱅, '줄넘기춤'으로 국민댄스 도전 (Big Bang, going for 'Jump Rope dance' as the all-time dance Retrieved March 10, 2008.
  5. (Korean) "빅뱅 쥬크온차트 8주 연속 1위 기염, JOO도 2주만에 7위 진입". Newsen (in Korean). 21 January 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2008. 
  6. "Big Bang's 'Day by Day' Sweeps J-Pop Charts for Four Weeks". KBS Global. 8 September 2008.  Unknown parameter |acc//www. kr/www/news/= ignored (help)
  7. "'빅뱅' 승리, 뮤지컬 '소나기'로 배우 데뷔". Star News. 2008.02.22. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  8. "Big Bang duo star in murder movie". JoongAng Daily. May 22, 2009. Retrieved December 3, 2009. 
  9. "막내 승리가 말하는 빅뱅 멤버들은? "탑형은 망태 할아버지"". Newsen. 2009-01-11. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  10. "포토엔승리, ‘strong baby’ 칠듯 말듯". Newsen. 2009-01-09. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  11. "빅뱅 승리 ‘스트롱 베이비’ 솔로 활동 시작 ‘섹시복근’ 공개". Nate. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  13. "소시 서현·유리-빅뱅 승리 동국대 연영과 수시 최종합격". Newsen. 2009-11-05. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  14. "Big Bang's Seungri Withdraws from University". Big Bang Updates. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  15. "SEUNGRI - 'LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE' Making Of The Album". BIGBANG Official Youtube. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 

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