Se7en (pronounced as "Seven") has worked exclusively under the YG Entertainment label. Much of his career is composed of constant promotions for his songs through live performances on TV, radio shows, and occasionally, concerts. He also began learning Japanese in preparation for his promotional activities for his Japan debut in 2005.
Se7en has traveled throughout Asia, particularly Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and China. He has also performed a few times in the United States, specifically Los Angeles (Grand Olympic and Hollywood Bowl), New York City (Madison Square Garden), and Washington DC (DAR Constitution Hall).
In addition to performing, he has been featured on game shows in South Korea and Japan, and commercials for Samsung's Anycall, Baskin Robbins, Coca Cola, LG Telecom, Sprite (directed by David Fincher) and most recently, K-SWISS and KTF. He has held a total of five concerts in Japan: one held in 2005 at Yokohama, and for the year 2006, two held in Tokyo and two in Osaka. He held a total of three concerts for his "24/SE7EN" album promotion June 2006 in Seoul, South Korea. His popularity has earned him an award for the Most Popular Korean Singer in the MTV Asia Awards 2006 at Bangkok, Thailand , and the MTV Best Buzz Asia Award 2006 .
On April 7, 2007, his 747 concert was held at Seoul's Olympic Park Stadium, which marks Se7en's last activity in Korea for 2007. He is currently working on his oversea activities in Japan and the United States. He has held another Japanese tour called '7rhythm' in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya in early July. According to his Japanese label, Nexstar Records, all of the 20,000 tickets for the concerts were sold out in a short amount of time. Se7en is currently preparing for his U.S. debut, which is scheduled soon this year in 2008.
Se7en accepted the lead role for the Korean drama Goong S, a spinoff of the popular drama Goong. The first episode of Goong S premiered on January 10, 2007 on MBC; the average nationwide rating for the entire series was 9.7%, which was considerably lower than the ratings of its predecessor, Goong.
Despite the low ratings, Goong S was the most searched and rewatched drama online; it ranked higher than its competition: KBS2 Dal Ja's Spring and SBS Surgeon 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..
Although he is aware that criticisms still remain, Se7en has taken note of those criticisms and is determined 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
- Date of Birth: 1984 11 09 Height: 180cm (5'11"); Weight: 64kg (141lbs) School: Dankook University Bloodtype: B Hobbies: Singing, Dancing Nickname: 7 Eleven Marriage: Single Drama: Gungs (MBC, 2006) Awards: 2003 Mnet Music Video Festival Best New Male Artist 2003 18th Golden Disk Awards Best New Pop Artist 2003 Korean Music Awards Year's Best New Artist 2003 MBC Entertainers' Awards Special Award (Singers Category) 2003 SBS Music Awards Best New Artist 2003 MBC Teen Music Awards Best New Artist 2004 19th Golden Disk Awards Golden Disk Award 2004 Mnet KM Music Video Festival Male Solo 2004 KBS Music Awards Winner 2004 MBC Teen Music Awards Winner 2006 Asia's Best Music Awards Best Artist 2006 20th Japanese Golden Disk Awards Korean-Japanese Year of Friendship 2005 Special Award 2006 MTV Asia Awards Best Korean Artist 2006 16th Seoul Music Awards Best Music Video Award 2006 SBS Music Awards, Winner
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