K-Pop

Lee Seung Gi


Lee Seung Gi



Lee Seung Gi, born on January 13, 1987, is a South Korean singer, actor and MC.

Career

Scouted by singer Lee Sun Hee, Lee Seung Gi was trained for 2 years before debuting on June 5, 2004 at the age of 17. Because You're My Girl, his debut song from his first album The Dream Of A Moth, was a very popular ballad and 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 M.net KM Music Festival, SBS Music Awards and MBC Best 10 Singers Music Festival). In 2007, he also won the "Best Male Solo Artist" award in the M.net KM Music Festival with his song White Lie from his third album Story Of Separation. He released a digital single Will You Marry Me in 2009, which became a big hit in South Korea although there was no official promotion. With this single, he received the "Digital Single Bonsang" award in the 24th Golden Disk Awards.

In 2005, Lee Seung Gi guest-starred in MBC's sitcom Nonstop 5. He then officially debuted as an actor in KBS's 2006 weekend drama The Infamous Chil Sisters. In 2008, he was offered the main character role in MBC's historical drama The Return of Iljimae, but was forced to turn down the offer due to his tight schedule. He was cast as the main male character of SBS's weekend drama Brilliant Legacy 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 July 26, 2009 with its 28th episode attaining a high viewer rating of 47.1%. The huge success boosted Lee Seung Gi's popularity as an actor in both South Korea and overseas. With this drama, he received the "Best Actor (Special Production)" award, the "Top 10 Stars" award and the "Best Couple" award with Han Hyo Joo in the 2009 SBS Drama Awards.

Lee Seung Gi is currently a permanent member of 1 Night 2 Days, a segment of KBS's Sunday variety show Happy Sunday. He debuted in the 15th episode on November 11, 2007. In 2008, he received the "Best Popularity" award in the KBS Entertainment Awards for his high popularity in 1 Night 2 Days. Lee Seung Gi took up another MC role in SBS's variety talk show Strong Heart in 2009, co-hosting with Kang Ho Dong, who is also the main MC of 1 Night 2 Days. Although it was a relatively new variety show on SBS, Strong Heart was recognised as the "Best Program" at the 2009 SBS Entertainment Awards and Lee Seung Gi was also awarded the "Netizens' Popularity" award after receiving the most number of votes in the online poll.

Despite his busy schedule, Lee Seung Gi was able to graduate from Dongguk University within 4 years, obtaining his degree in International Trade and Commerce on February 20, 2009 and receiving a Special Achievement Award from the university. He is currently continuing his studies in the Graduate School of Dongguk University. It's been reported he will sing a duet with fellow South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-Na.

Lee Seung Gi

Discography

Albums

1st - The Dream Of A Moth

* Released: June 25, 2004
* Label: EMI Music Korea

2nd Crazy For You

* Released: February 3, 2006
* Label: Yedang Entertainment

3rd Story Of Separation

* Released: August 16, 2007
* Label: Vitamin Entertainment
* Repackage album released on November 14, 2007

4th Shadow

* Released: September 17, 2009
* Label: Loen Entertainment
* Repackage album released on January 26, 2010

Remake Albums

1st When A Man Loves A Woman
* Released: September 11, 2006
* Label: Vitamin Entertainment

2nd When A Man Loves A Woman Vol.2

* Released: March 24, 2008
* Label: Vitamin Entertainment

Singles

* Confession / Digital Single (Remake song) / Released on July 21, 2004
* Let's Go On A Vacation / Digital Single (Remake song) / Released on May 19, 2008
* Will You Marry Me (feat. Bizniz) / Digital Single / Released on June 18, 2009
* Like The Beginning, Just Like Then (feat. Kang Min Kyung from Davichi) / Digital Single / Released on December 22, 2009

Live Albums

* Love - The 1st Concert / Digital Album / Released on April 9, 2007

Filmography

Dramas
2005 MBC Nonstop 5 (sitcom) Lee Seung Gi Park Jin Woo, Han Hyo Joo, Koo Hye Sun, Tablo
2006 KBS The Infamous Chil Sisters Hwang Tae Ja Lee Tae Ran, Choi Jung Won, Park Hae Jin
2009 SBS Brilliant Legacy Sun-Woo Hwan Han Hyo Joo, Moon Chae Won, Bae Soo Bin

Music Videos

* 2004: Because You're My Girl (starring Kim Sa Rang)
* 2004: Delete
* 2006: Words That Are Hard To Say (starring Nam Sang Mi)
* 2006: Shape Of Your Lips
* 2006: Please, Desire And Hope, Addio, Tears (starring Park Min Ji)
* 2007: White Lie, Why... Are You Leaving (starring Min Ji Hye)
* 2008: I'll Give You All
* 2008: Let's Go On A Vacation (starring 1 Night 2 Days members)
* 2009: Let's Break Up (starring Lee Se Na)

Awards

2004
M.net KM Music Festival / Best Newcomer Song - Because You're My Girl
Seoul Music Awards / Best Newcomer
SBS Music Awards / Best Newcomer
MBC Best 10 Singers Music Festival / Best Newcomer
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

M.net 20's Choice Awards / Hot Male Drama Star Drama - Brilliant Legacy
Korea Advertiser Awards / Advertiser of the Year
Golden Disk Awards / Digital Single Bonsang Award Song - Will You Marry Me
SBS Entertainment Awards / Netizens' Popularity Award Variety Show - Strong Heart
SBS Drama Awards / Best Couple (with Han Hyo Joo) Drama - Brilliant Legacy
SBS Drama Awards / Best Actor (Special Production)
SBS Drama Awards / Top 10 Stars Award
2010 SBS Review of Programs (Jul-Dec 2009) / MC Special Award Variety Show - Strong Heart
PaekSang Arts Awards / Male Popularity Award (TV Division) Drama - Brilliant Legacy

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/






Dramas - 1996