Seven

세븐최동욱,崔東昱

Se7en(born November 9, 1984 asChoi Dong-wook) is a South Korean singer from YG Entertainment . He has also advanced into Japan, China and the United States.

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 Seven's Career

2003: Debut

He began training under the management agency YG Entertainment at the age of fifteen. After four years of training in voice and dance, he made his debut in 2003 with "Come Back To Me". He released his debut albumJust Listenon March 8, 2003. Later that year, he received the Best Newcomer Award from MNET. MNET described Se7en as a super rookie who could only stand against Rain , although these two were friends back in their high school years, alongside Boom.

2007-2009: American Debut

On the cover ofKoreAm, January 2009

Se7en and YG Family (including Big Bang , 2NE1 , Jinusean and Gummy )made an appearance on, the now defunct, MTV K , followed by 3 concerts in Washington DC , New York City, and Los Angeles, to celebrate YG Family's 10th Anniversaryand to help promote Se7en before his American debut. The MTV K documentary aired on December 11, 2006.

Se7en is a featured guest on Amerie 's Take Control on her album,Because I Love It, which was released in May 2007.This remix is available on Asian versions of the album.

Yang Hyun Suk, ( CEO of YG Entertainment ) had announced that Fabolous would be featured in Se7en 's first U.S. single.However, due to a leak in March 2007 of his US debut song, "This is My Year" featuring Fabolous, which was produced by Rich Harrison and Lionell Davis ,on Myspace and YouTube, this caused some changes in Se7en's U.S. debut.

Se7en worked with former CEO of LaFace Records, Mark Shimmel and Grammy -winner Rich Harrison and Richcraft producer Lionell Davis on his first American album.A new production team called Noize Trip , who produced The Black Eyed Peas ' Disco Clubalso contributed some work.

YG Entertainment and Se7en also took necessary steps to ensure his debut such as trademarking his name in America.

Se7en began promoting his English songs through a U.S. album preview party tour with his first stop at the Hiro Ballroom in New York City on March 14, 2008 (produced by Swerve Media and Base NYC). Three of his U.S. album tracks were played at this preview party. Verizon Wireless sponsored his preview parties and autograph signings for a charitable cause.

On March 10, Se7en 's first single "Girls" featuring Lil' Kim was released through digital stores such as iTunes and Amazon MP3. The music video for "Girls" was also released on Myspace that same day.

Se7en 's "Girls" music video premiered on BET 106 & Park on June 2, 2009.

2010: Korean comeback

Se7en made an official comeback in Korea after a 3 year long hiatus on July 31, 2010 with his 1st mini-album "Digital Bounce." The album consisted of 6 songs including a song from his American debut titled 'Money Can't Buy Me Love'. His 2nd track 'Digital Bounce' featured the rapping skills of Big Bang's TOP. Se7en began his follow up promotions in October with the song 'I'm Going Crazy' which featured his long time girlfriend Park Han-Byul as the main actress in the music video. Throughout his comeback, Se7en attended many variety shows and even featured in fellow labelmate 2NE1's hit reality show 2NE1TV, where he described his hardships in America and his hiatus. Se7en ended his promotions on the October 30, 2010.

2011:Japanese Comeback

Se7en has recently revealed, by means of 2NE1's Nolza Japan Concert, that he is planning a comeback in Japan after his four year hiatus since 2007. He has revealed that this album will have a Pop concept and that his first official fanmeet will be on November 6 of this year. Se7en has also revealed that he will be releasing a digital single named 'Angel' in November of this year, and will release a full Japanese album along side a Korean album in January 2012.

2012: Korean Comeback

Se7en released his 2nd mini-album on February 1, 2012 with title track "When I Can't Sing." The track was written and produced by JYP and Kang Park making it the first ever official collaboration between YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment .

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 Seven's Acting career

Se7en accepted the lead role for the Korean dramaGoong S, a spinoff of the dramaGoong. The first episode ofGoong Spremiered on January 10, 2007 on MBC ; the average nationwide rating for the entire series was 9.7%.

Goong Swas the most searched and rewatched drama online; it ranked higher than its competition: KBS2Dalja's Springand SBSSurgeon Bong Dal Hee.The drama has also gained a wide variety of support from international fans in the U.S., Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Australia, and Singapore.

Se7en has stated an intention to continue acting in the near future.Se7en had said that even though the drama was not of much of a success, he does not ever regret accepting the role of his character in the drama. It even helped Se7en to sing with more emotion during performances. He also mentioned that he was thankful to have a chance to work with the drama crew and take his career to a new level by acting.

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 Seven's Artistry

Voice

Se7en 's vocal range can be classified in the tenor range. His voice can be described as smooth, mellow, and sometimes mildly abrasive (see vocal belting ) when songs, such as "Crazy," "La La La," "Hikari" and "I Know," call for it. He often sings with a vibrato in his voice that American R&B singers are known for, and also incorporates beatboxing into many of his songs such as "Passion." Se7en maintains an adamant belief that he should not lipsync during his live performances.

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 Seven's Personal life

In June 2009, Se7en acknowledged on his website that he and actress Park Han-byul had been in a relationship for seven years, with the couple having first met when they were seniors in high school. Se7en had previously denied rumours that they were a couple in order to protect Park's privacy and let the relationship grow naturally.Han-byul was featured in Se7en's music video for his song "I'm Going Crazy".

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 Seven's Discography

Korean Studio Albums
  • Just Listen(2003)
  • Must Listen(2004)
  • 24/SE7EN(2006)
  • Se7olution(2006)
Korean Extended Plays
Korean Singles
  • Come Back To Me(2003)
  • One More Time(2003)
  • Baby I Like You Like That(2003)
  • Tattoo(2004)
  • Passion(2004)
  • Crazy(2004)
  • I Know (Ft. Teddy)(2006)
  • Come Back To Me - Part 2(2006)
  • All Night(2006)
  • "La La La" (2006)
  • "Be Good to You" (2006)
  • "La La La (Remix)" (2007)
  • "Better Together" (2010)
  • "I'm Going Crazy" (2010)
  • "When I Can't Sing" (2012)
Japanese studio albums
  • FIRST SE7EN(2006)
Japanese Singles
  • Hikari(2005)
  • Style(2005)
  • Start Line/ Forever (double A-side single)(2005)
  • I Wanna...(2006)
  • Angel(Digital Single) (2012)
  • Somebody Else(EP) (2012)
Chinese studio albums
  • Must Listen(2006)
American Singles

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 Seven's Tours

  • 'FIRST SE7EN' JAPAN YOYOGI CONCERT (2006)
  • 747 LIVE CONCERT (2007)
  • 'Are U ready?' JAPAN TOUR CONCERT (2007)

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 Seven's Filmography

Television

YearTitleRole
2007 Goong S Kang Hoo/Lee Hoo
2010 Running Man Guest (Ep 6)
2010 "Strong Heart" himself
2012 Strong Heart himself

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 Seven's Awards

YearAwards
2003
  • 2003 M.net KM Music Festival : Best New Male Artist
  • 18th Golden Disk Awards : New Artist Award
  • 2003 KMTV Music Awards: New Male Vocalist Award
  • 14th Seoul Music Awards : New Artist Award
  • 2003 SBS Gayo DaeJun: New Singer Award
  • 2003 MBC Entertainment Awards:Best Pop Singer (Special Award)
  • 2003 MBC Music Awards: New Vocalist Award
2004
  • 19th Golden Disk Awards : Bonsang
  • 19th Golden Disk Awards : Popular Music Video Award
  • 2004 M.net KM Music Festival : Best Male Solo Artist Award
  • 2004 KBS Music Awards : Bonsang
  • 2004 MBC Music Awards: Bonsang
2005
  • 2005 Channel V Thailand Music Awards: Asian Sensation Award
2006
  • 20th Japan Gold Disc Awards : Japan-Korea Friendship Year Spacial Award
  • 2006 MTV Asia Awards : Favorite Artist Korea
  • 2006 MTV Video Music Awards Japan : Best Buzz Asia (South Korea)
  • 16th Seoul Music Awards : Best Music Video Award (난 알아요)
  • 2006 SBS Gayo DaeJun: Bonsang
2007
  • 2007 M.net 20's Choice: Best Male Artist Award
2011
  • Singapore Entertainment Awards(SEA): Best Asia Performance Award
2012
  • China Music Award and Asian Influential Awards: Best Overseas Performer

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 Seven's References

  1. 스타클릭 / 세븐 - "일본에서 보아처럼 성공하고 싶어요"
  2. Se7en’s Performance to Be Aired in the U.S.
  3. Se7en and R&B Star Amerie Duet
  4. 세븐-에이머리, 다정한 듀엣곡 녹음모습 공개
  5. Message from YG (2006.12.21)
  6. 세븐 미국 진출 타이틀곡 UCC 유투브 유출사고에 활동 비상
  7. Se7en Set to Make U.S. Debut
  8. Message from YG (2007.07.18)
  9. 세븐, 美서 상표등록..미국진출 '순풍'
  10. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office registration of Se7en's name
  11. 세븐, 美 진출 본격 시동... 신곡 3곡 현지서 선보여
  12. "Korean recording superstar Se7en arrives in Seattle"
  13. ASIAN SUPERSTAR, SE7EN, AND VERIZON WIRELESS TEAM UP FOR ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CHARITY PROGRAM
  14. "JYP and YG collaborate on Se7en's upcoming song "When I Can't Sing"". Asia Pacific Arts. 01/30/2012. http://asiapacificarts.usc.edu/article@apa?jyp_and_yg_collaborate_on_se7ens_upcoming_song_when_i_cant_sing_17881.aspx. 
  15. '궁S' 팬들 기대 이하 시청률에 '닥본사' 운동 깃발 올렸다
  16. '궁S' 해외에서 후끈 "시청률 우리도 안타까워"
  17. SE7EN,首次演技挑戰是'苦?',還是'藥'
  18. 세븐 "'궁S' 탓 우울증? 말도 안돼!" 일축
  19. Different Strokes for Different Folks from Se7en
  20. Lee Tae-hoon. "Se7en Confesses Love for Actress Park". The Korea Times, 10 June 2009. Retrieved on 24 June 2009.
  21. "Love Is in the Air for Korean Celebrities". KBS World, 11 June 2009. Retrieved on 24 June 2009.
  22. http://www.allkpop.com/2010/09/se7en-reveals-im-going-crazy-mv

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