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Birth name Lee Seung Hyun
Also known as Seungri
Born December 12, 1990(age 19)
Origin Gwangju, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupations Singer, dancer, actor
Years active 2006–present
Labels YG Entertainment
Associated acts Big Bang
Korean name
Hangul 이승현
Revised Romanization I Seung-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Yi Sŭnghyŏn
Stage name
Hangul 승리
Revised Romanization Seungri
McCune–Reischauer Sŭngri
Lee Seung-hyun, known by his stage name Seungri (lit. victory), is a member of Korean group Big Bang. Before joining the group, he was a member of a dance team in Gwangju.[1] He first appeared on television on the reality television series Let's Cokeplay: M.Net Battle Shinhwa, a show in which Shinhwa attempted to create a boy band that could be a "second Shinhwa".[2] Although he was noticed for his dance skills, his lack of vocal skills lead to him being eliminated. 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.[3]


[hide]*1 Biography


Seungri is known for his dance skills.[2] In his hometown,Gwangju, he was part of the dance group II Hwa.[1] Some of his dance battles include star dance battle where he competed against his fellow Big Bang member Taeyang, and another dance battle in which he competed against Super Junior's Eunhyuk, 2PM's Jaebeom, TVXQ's Yunho, and Shinee's Taemin.[4] Additionally, Seungri also choreographed some of Big Bang's dance.[5]
Seungri became the first member of Big Bang to act in a musical with the performance in Sonagi in 2008. His next musical, Shouting, was performed in 2009 alongside another Big Bang member Daesung, who was unable to perform at the last minute due to a car accident.[6]Seungri made his film debut in with the movie Why Did You Come to My House?, followed by My 19 alongside another Big Bang memberT.O.P. The movie was released on November 12, 2009.[7] Although his first solo song "Next Day" 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 Korean album. In order to shed the "youngest member" look from Big Bang,[8] Seungri promoted the single with a more mature look along with a stylized dance.[9][10]

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After passing the college entrance exams, Seungri was accepted into Chung-Ang University and will begin his college education in Spring 2010, along with Yuri of Girls' Generation.[11]


Main article: Big Bang discography===[edit]Singles===

  • 다음날 (Daeumnal, The Next Day) (Seungri Solo)
  • Strong Baby (featuring G-Dragon)



  • Sonagi (2008)
  • Shouting (2009)


  • Why Did You Come to My House? (2009)
  • My 19 (2009)


  1. ^ a b "Seung Ri". Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b "YG신인 빅뱅, '배틀신화' 탈락자 포함 '눈길'". Star News. 2006.07.07. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  3. ^ "빅뱅, 1명 최종탈락..5인조 확정". Star News. 2006.08.14. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  4. ^ "승리vs태양 설특집 댄스배틀 ‘빅뱅 내전’". Newsen. 2009-01-22. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  5. ^ (Korean)STAR News. 빅뱅, '줄넘기춤'으로 국민댄스 도전 (Big Bang, going for 'Jump Rope dance' as the all-time dance Retrieved March 10, 2008.
  6. ^ "'빅뱅' 승리, 뮤지컬 '소나기'로 배우 데뷔". Star News. 2008.02.22. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  7. ^ "Big Bang duo star in murder movie". JoongAng Daily. May 22, 2009. Retrieved December 3, 2009.
  8. ^ "막내 승리가 말하는 빅뱅 멤버들은? “탑형은 망태 할아버지”". Newsen. 2009-01-11. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  9. ^ "포토엔승리, ‘strong baby’ 칠듯 말듯". Newsen. 2009-01-09. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  10. ^ "빅뱅 승리 ‘스트롱 베이비’ 솔로 활동 시작 ‘섹시복근’ 공개". Nate. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  11. ^ "소시 서현·유리-빅뱅 승리 동국대 연영과 수시 최종합격". Newsen. 2009-11-05. Retrieved 22 January 2010.

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