Lee Seung Gi: The Fast-Rising Star

Lee Seung Gi’s infectious smile, famous abs, popular drama roles and strong singing career, have made him a genuine superstar prospect. His likeable, playful personality charmed television viewers. His wide grin drew in the fans. But he was first discovered because of his voice—a powerful tone that fills an auditorium full of thousands of screaming fans.

Currently airing as the star of the Gu Family Book (Gugaui Seo, MBC, 2013), his previous hits included King 2Hearts, and the perennial favorite My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox.

Korean actor Lee Seung Gi on Films and Books

Lee Seung Gi is a rising Korean superstar, popular in drama and on stage as a soloist singer.

Born January 13, 1987 in Seoul in South Korea, Lee Seung Gi grew up with his parents and younger sister. He was considered as an outstanding student in his high school years, getting good grades. He was also elected as student council President.

At an early age, he already showed interest in music, and became a member of a band during his teenage years. His journey started very early, and continued in the following years that made him amongthe most bankable stars of his generation. He was also deemed as a total entertainer by many of his supporters.

Aside from being a singer, he is also most known for being a part of the season one of a weekend variety show called “1 Night 2 Days,” which ran from November 2007 up to February 2012 and also featured notibles such as Uhm Tae Woong. The South Korean singer was also the host of the talk show called “Strong Heart” which aired from October 2009 up to April 2012.

Lee Seung Gi, fast rising star with chisled abs

Lee Seung Gi is equally famous for his abs, as his singing voice and acting ability. Here, on a promo interview, against a backdrop of Lee Sung Gi abs.

Lee Seung Gi’s Debut
He was discovered by Lee Sun He, where the former received training from the latter for 2 years, before making his debut on June, 2004 at age 7.

The Korean singer’s debut song, “Because You are My Girl,” from his opening album entitled “The Dream of a Moth,” became a famous ballad and hit the hearts of older women in South Korea.

Through this song, he bagged the “Best Newcomer” ‘award in some music award ceremonies in 2004, including the Seoul Music Awards and the ‘M.net KM’ Music Festival. His first official debut in Japan happened on March 6 2012. He released an album entitled, “Time for Love” (with English translations “Generation of Love,” Alone in Love,” ‘and “Era of Love”).

A Favorite in Japan

Popularity in Japan can make a Korean star a genuine Hallyu (Korean Wave) superstar. On June 1, 2012, he had a concert held at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo.

A few months after, he released a mini album (#5.5), “Forest,” which emerged to be the number one in various music charts that include Korean K-Pop Hot 100, Instiz, Chart, Billboard Gaon, and ‘Korea K-Pop Hot 100’ for several weeks.

In December, it emerged number one on Gaon Chart, setting a ‘record’ for being the number 1 for 6 consecutive weeks in Billboard’s ‘Korea K-Pop’ Hot 100.

Acting Career

Lee Seung Gi tried acting in 2005 when he became a guest star in a sitcom called “Nonstop 5”. In 2006, he made an official debut in KBS ‘2006 weekend drama’ called “The Infamous ‘Chil Sisters.”

AI lead role in MBC historic drama, “The ‘Return of Iljimae” was given to him in 2008, but did not push through because of his busy schedule.

In 2009, he became a cast in SBS’s drama “Brilliant Legacy,” starring Korean actresses ‘Moon Chae Won’ and Han Hyo Joo.

For ten straight weeks, the Korean drama which ended on July 26, 2009 stayed at number one in terms of viewer ratings.

Lee Seung Gi in Concert shows off his body

Lee Seung Gi during a live concert rips open his shirt to reveal his famous abs to adoring fans.

Its success made a great boost on Lee’s career in the local and international scene. This drama also gave him the “Excellence in ‘Acting” award, and “Top 10 Stars” award. His 2010 Wednesday to Thursday drama “My Girlfriend is a ‘Nine-Tailed Fox” paved way to his 2nd “Excellence in ‘Acting” award, “Best Couple” award, and “Top 10 Stars” award in the ‘SBS Drama Awards’.[13]

Just last year, he starred in MBC Wednesday to Thursday drama “The King 2 Hearts” with ‘Ha Ji Won’.

Last October 2012, it was announced by Lee’s agency that the Korean star will play a lead role in a fantasy and historical drama entitled “Gu Family Book” ( 서), which commenced in April of 2013.


    Gu Family Book | Gugaui Seo (MBC / 2013) – Choi Kang-Chi
The King 2hearts | Deokingtuheocheu (MBC / 2012) – Lee Jae-Ha
The Greatest Love | Choigowei Sarang (MBC / 2011) – Lee Seung-Gi (cameo / ep 9)
My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox | Nae Yeochineun Gumiho (KBS2 / 2010)
Brilliant Legacy | Chanranhan Yusan (SBS / 2009) – Seon Woo-Hwan
Famous Chil Princesses | Somunnam Chilkongju (KBS2 / 2006) – Hwang Tae-Ja
Nonstop 5 (MBC, 2005)

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  1. Lee Seung Gi is the first Korean multi entertainer that captured my full attention. I just love his soothing n manly voice, his impeccable acting, his infectious warm smile, his lovely dimple, his height, his handsome face, his intelligence, his great sense of humor n his good manners! This is the only perfect Korean artist who caught my fancy n he continues to surpass his previous achievements – surprising his fans with better n fresher performance. I look forward to following Lee Seung Gi’s upcoming progress as I know for sure he will scale new height in his achievements

  2. raspberryblood says:

    “before making his debut on June, 2004 at age 7.” –> Actaully he made his debut at the age of 17.

  3. Seung Gi is the one and only star I love and follow in any country. He is simply put, the real thing. Perfect in every way. He has a charm that melts your heart and draws you in. And a voice to ease your heart and sing you into sweet dreams. I really do not think there is anyone to compare him to, he is in a league of his own.

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