Seungri BIGBANG (Former Member)
Lee Seung Hyun, better known by the stage name Seungri was a former member of the KPOP sensation boy group BIGBANG, one of the best-selling and most popular KPOP boy groups of all time, under YG Entertainment. He was the maknae (youngest) of the group and was one of the three vocalists and the lead dancer of the group. He was known for his overconfidence and bluntness. He was also good at dancing and used to be the choreographer of the majority of the dances in BIGBANG.
Birth Name: Lee Seung Hyun
Stage Name: Seungri
Birthday: 12th December 1990
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
Position: Maknae, vocalist, and lead dancer
BIGBANG Seungri, Lee Seung Hyun facts!
Seungri – Personal life
Seungri had passed the entrance examinations and joined Chung-Ang University. But with the busy schedule of BIGBANG, in 2012, he dropped out of the college. It is also revealed that he has a younger sister named Hanna.
Before debut Seungri facts!
– The most remarkable thing about Seungri is his dance skills. It was like he was born to dance.
– With his dance skills and singing, he entered the entertainment field.
– He participated in “Let’s Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa” – a television series (though eliminated in episode 9), he was scouted by YG Entertainment.
– Later, he auditioned and competed against SO–1 (Hyunsung from B2ST) and entered BIGBANG…
Seungri’ s Firsts’ Facts! (solo career facts)!
– He is the first member of Big Bang to act in a musical with Sonagi (2008).
– He was a host for MBC‘s program Show! Music Core (2008) alongside Daesung.
– “Strong Baby” (even though, was a part of the second album Remember (2008) of BIGBANG) was a solo release by Seungri for which he won his first triple crown on SBS‘s live music show Inkigayo.
– He acted in his first movie – “Why Did You Come to My House?“ and later acted in “Nineteen” along with T.O.P in the same year.
– His first EP is V.V.I.P and was a great success winning a triple crown on Mnet‘s M! Countdown.
– In 2018, his debut Korean studio album “The Great Seungri” Was released (on 20 July 2018).
More facts about Seungri – business!
– Seungri has his own ramen store, and he is also the CEO of YGX – a subsidiary company of YG Entertainment. It was revealed in the Idol Room episode from vLive.
– He helped in establishing an academy with singing and dancing as its two branches. The name of the academy is “Plug-In Music Academy” (also known as “Seungri Academy“). Some of the past students of the academy include 2NE1‘s Minzy, BTS‘ Jung Hoseok, Kara‘s Goo Hara, TVXQ‘s Yunho, etc.
– He also has his own show called “YG Future Strategy Office” on Netflix, which was released on the 5th October 2018.
Seungri leaving BIGBANG
Everything was going good until the Burning Sun scandal. Burning Sun scandal (also known as Burning Sun gate) was a major hit to the entertainment industry in 2019, and the allegations surfaced of Seungri supplying prostitutes in 2015. Wave after wave of scandal and accusation regarding illegal gambling and Jung Joon Young – Drug Restaurant in 2019, Seungri departed from BIGBANG and retired from the entertainment industry leaving behind his heart broken VIP.