Lee Seung-Hyun, better known by his stage name Seungri, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor who rose to prominence as the youngest member of the South Korean boy band “Big Bang.” After his solo performance with the group’s second album ‘Remember’ song ‘Strong Baby’ in 2008, he rose to stardom. In 2011 and 2013, he released two Extended Play albums, V.V.I. P and Let’s Talk About Love. In 2009, Seungri made his acting debut in the film ‘Nineteen,’ in which he played the lead part of a nineteen-year-old kid accused of a crime he did not commit.
Lee was born in Gwangju, South Korea, on December 12, 1990. He loved dancing and singing as a child, and he resolved to pursue a career in the entertainment industry at a young age. He competed in the reality show ‘Let’s Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa’ to be the next Shinhwa, the Seoul boy band’s sixth member, but was eliminated in the ninth episode. He was chosen for the tryout to join the boy band ‘Big Bang’ by the entertainment business YG Entertainment. He attended Chung-Ang University after passing a college admission exam, but left because his schedule with the Big Bang band was too hectic, so he transferred to Gukje Digital University, where he can take online classes and manage his schedule with the band.
Lee is multilingual, speaking Korean, English, Mandarin, and Japanese, and is currently studying Cantonese. He holds a black belt in taekwondo and competed in his first Jiu-Jitsu match in 2017, winning a silver medal in the adult white open-weight class and a bronze medal in the adult white featherweight division under the Japan Brazilian Federation. He’s been spotted with a number of ladies, but he’s always denied being involved with any of them.
Lee, along with G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung, was chosen as one of the members of the boy band ‘Big Bang’ in 2006. The band’s first album, ‘Big Bang Vol.1- Since 2007,’ was published in 2006 and was a moderate success, featuring Lee’s first solo performance, The Next Day. YG Entertainment published Big Bang’s first break-out extended play album, ‘Always,’ in 2007. ‘Lies,’ the album’s lead song, topped the Cyworld chart for two months and was named Song of the Year at the 2007 Mnet Asian Awards. Hot Issues, the band’s second EP album, was released in November of the same year. The band’s third EP album, ‘Stand Up,’ was published in 2008, and the single ‘Day by Day,’ became a huge smash. With over 5.4 million downloads in the United States alone. Lee made his theatrical debut in 2008 with the character of Sonagi in the musical Sonagi.’ He made his cinematic debut in the South Korean Japanese film ‘Nineteen,’ directed by Jang-Yong Woo, in 2009. He has had minor appearances in television shows such as ‘Haru’ in 2010 and ‘Lights & Shadow’ in 2011. V.W.I. P’, his debut solo Extended Play album, was released in 2011 and featured the singles V.V.I. P’ and What Can Do.’ His second EP album, ‘Let’s Talk About Love,’ published in 2013, was his biggest hit of his career. There were 14 songs on the album, including hits like “Let’s Talk About Love,” “Gotta Talk to You,” and “Come to My.” In 2016, he made his final film appearance in ‘High & Low.’
Seungri, who was born on December 12, 1990, is 31 years old today, February 2, 2022. He stands 1.76 meters tall and weighs 70 kilograms.
Seungri’s estimated net worth is $30 million as of February 2022. His lucrative music and acting careers are his main sources of income. He is a very successful businessman in addition to being a musician and actor. Seungri Academy, a dancing academy with locations in Gwangju, Daejeon, Mokpo, and Seoul, is one of his business ventures. He is the owner of the Monkey Museum Night Club, a private nightclub in Changsha, Hunan, China. In 2016, he opened Aori Ramen, a Japanese ramen noodle franchise in Seoul. He became the CEO of YGX, a record label under YG Entertainment, in 2016. ‘Let’s Talk About Love,’ his second EP record, topped the Goan Chart in 2013 and sold 70000 copies globally. Seungri is a successful singer who is also involved in a number of charitable endeavors. Seungri donated 130,000 briquettes to his fans in 2015, along with his celebrity buddies Choi Jong-hoon and Jung Joon-young. On December 17, 2017, Seungri, his father, and other employees from his Aori Ramen restaurant franchise distributed coal briquettes to needy people in order to keep their homes warm through the severe winters.