At 37 years old, Lee Seung-gi has this physical status:
Lee Seung-gi (born January 13, 1987) is a South Korean musician, actor, host, and entertainer.
Lee, nicknamed "Ballad Prince" for his "Because You're My Woman," "Will You Marry Me," and "Return" are among Lee's hit songs.
He has gained more fame as an actor and has increased his international fame in Asia with leading roles in films including Brilliant Legacy (2009), My Girlfriend (2012), You're All Surrounded (2014), and A Korean Odyssey (2017–2018).
He appeared on Weekend 2 Days from November 2007 to February 2012, and he was the host of talk show Strong Heart from October 2009 to April 2012.
He was first listed in Forbes' Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2010 and fifth in 2012 and 2015.
His television dramas in Asia have firmly established him as a leading Hallyu actor.
Early life and education
Lee Seung-gi was born in Banghak-dong, South Korea, on January 13, 1987. His parents and younger sister are among his family's. Lee was regarded as a good student, who excelled in athletics, academic, and arts, as well as being the elected president of the student council during his elementary and middle school years. He was an excellent English, Japanese, and Korean at school. Lee was also a member of a choir in his local high school, where he was the lead vocalist. To give a good impression, their band name was first referred to as Brain Hemorrhage, but it was later changed to Natural. He was spotted by singer Lee Sun-hee as she saw him perform in a small theater during his band's last performance. Although Lee initially declined the opportunity to concentrate on his studies, he later accepted it after his mother's request that Lee Sun-hee be her favorite singer. He trained for two years before making his singing debut at the age of 17.
Lee graduated from Dongguk University with a special achievement award during graduation when he was extremely busy in his career. At Dongguk Graduate School, he continued his studies, earning two master's degrees in Marketing, Trade Theory, as well as Finance and Cultural Contents. When he was doing the Little Forest variety show, he received a Child Psychiatry Counselling Certificate.
Lee Seung Gi began his 21-month mandatory military service as an active soldier in Chungcheongnam-do from the Nonsan Army Recruit Training Center in Chungcheongnam-do. Following the completion ceremony, where he was given the Honors citation, after being in training for five weeks and receiving the highest score in his training organization. According to reports, the citation was distributed to a total of four people by four firms, one each. He was officially discharged from the military at Jeungpyeong County, North Chungcheong Province, where he was stationed as a military intelligence specialist with the Republic of Korea Army Special Warfare Command.
According to Lee Seung Gi's account, the enlisted soldier and administrative troops had volunteer and completed trainings not required for parachute troops and administrative troops, including parachute drills, wherein he was successful in a parachute descent drill conducted 730 meters above the ground, and the intention of assassinating North Korean leaders in the event of a war breaking out between the two countries, he was promoted to the top 10% of the 10,000 marathoners.
As the goodwill ambassador, Lee hosted the 14th Ground Forces Festival in October 2016. The festival was co-hosted by Gyeryong City and the army, where visitors can experience and observe the Korean military culture.
Lee Seung Gi, a singer from Lee Sun-hee, has been scouting for two years before debuting on June 5, 2004, at the age of 17. In South Korea, his debut single "Because You're My Girl" from his first album The Dream of a Moth became a hit ballad that created a 'liking older women' syndrome. He received the Best Newcomer award in several music awards ceremonies in 2004, including the M.net KM Music Festival and Seoul Music Awards, for his album. With his song White Lie from his third album Story of Separation, he also received the Best Male Solo Artist award at the M.net KM Music Festival in 2007.
In 2009, Will You Marry Me became a hit in South Korea, he released a digital single called Will You Marry Me. In the 24th Golden Disc Awards, he received the Digital Single Bonsang award for this single. Shadow, his fourth album, was a huge success and sold 40,000 pre-order copies before it was released.
In 2010, he produced a duet version of his 2007 hit Smile Boy with South Korean figure skater Kim Yuna, which became the official 2010 FIFA World Cup commercial song in South Korea. For the second time in a row, he received the Digital Single Bonsang Award for his album Love Taught Me To Drink. This was followed by the unveiling of his fifth album, Tonight in 2011, a departure from his more traditional ballads and into more of a rock band-style sound and melodies. On debut, Aren't We Friends' title track topped online music charts. Era of Love, his other album, also received the No. This week, Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 reached number one on the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 for the first time.
Seung Gi made his Japanese debut on March 6, 2012 with the introduction of his first Japanese album Time for Love (also known as Alone in Love) and a single of the same name. On the Oricon Daily Chart, both the album and single ranked at number one. Lee held a fanmeeting at Tokyo Dome City Hall to commemorate his achievement. On June 1, 2012, he held a concert in Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, three months after his debut.
Forest, he released an EP in South Korea the same year. Return to No. 1 for six weeks in a row on Billboard's Korea K-Pop Hot 100.
After a two-year and seven months absence, he made his music comeback with his sixth album And... on June 10, 2015.
Hook Entertainment, his company, announced on January 21, 2016 that he would enlist for his mandatory military service on February 1. He also launched I Am Going to the Military, a freebie for fans on January 21 at noon. Meet Someone Like Me was released on March 3, 2016. Psy made the single, which was the last song he recorded before joining the army, and it was released by the army.
He announced The Ordinary Man (), a pre-released track from November 15, 2020, ahead of his upcoming seventh album The Project, which was announced on December 10, 2020.
Lee Byung-ho from Captain Planet's songwriting team will be collaborating with guitarist Lee Byung-ho from the project's theme song on June 1, 2022.
Lee Seung-gi appeared in MBC's sitcom Nonstop 5 in 2004. He debuted as an actor in KBS' 2006 weekend drama The Infamous Chil Sisters.
In 2010, Han Hyo-joo co-starring Han Hyo-joo, he was then cast as the male protagonist in SBS' weekend drama Brilliant Legacy. Throughout its run, the drama held the highest viewership of the series, with its final episode receiving a viewer rating of 47.1%. Lee's fame as an actor has soared, as a result of increased advertising requests for the actor. He was given the "Excellence in Acting" award, the "Top 10 Stars" award, and the "Best Couple" award with Han Hyojoo at the 2009 SBS Drama Awards for his role in the drama.
This was a sequel to SBS' fantasy drama My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox in 2010, portraying a university student who (despite strong resistance from his grandfather) wants to drop out in order to fulfill his dream of becoming an action movie star. At the 2010 SBS Drama Awards, his appearance earned him his second "Excellence in Acting" award.
He appeared in MBC's action drama The King 2 Hearts (2012) with Ha Ji-won, fantasy-historical drama Gu Family Book (2013) with Bae Suzy, and SBS's Police drama You're All Surrounded (2014).
Lee Seung Gi made his film debut in 2015 with the romantic comedy Love Forecast, which co-stars Moon Chae-won.
Lee was cast in the period comedy film The Princess and the Matchmaker starring Shim Eun-kyung, directed by Han Jae-rim in July 2015. In 2018, the film was released.
He was the lead actor in the Hong sisters' fantasy thriller A Korean Odyssey in 2017. This was his first project after enlistment.
As their second drama together, he and Bae Suzy appeared in the spy drama Vagabond in 2019. He received the Top Excellence Award in a Miniseries and the "Best Couple" award with Bae Suzy at the 2019 SBS Drama Awards for this drama.
Lee starred alongside Lee Hee-joon in the crime drama Mouse in 2021, earning him the Grand Award (Daesang) for best actor in television category at the 6th Asia Artist Awards.
Lee was confirmed to appear in The Law Cafe, a KBS drama about a former prosecutor and a former Miss Korea now lawyer, based on a well-known web book on April 7, 2022.
Lee was a permanent cast member of 1 Night 2 Days, a segment of KBS' Weekend Variety Show Happy Sunday, from November 2007 to February 2012. His appearance on the show brought him to prominence in Korea and made him a household name.
Due to his success with the audience in 1 Night 2 Days in 2008, he received the Best Popularity award in the KBS Entertainment Awards. He also received the Top Excellence Host award in the 2010 KBS Entertainment Awards and the Daesang Award with the other cast members of the first season of the 2011 KBS Entertainment Awards.
Lee appeared in SBS's Tuesday night talk show Strong Heart with Kang Ho-dong in October 2009. It was named as the Best Program at the 2009 SBS Entertainment Awards, and it was honoured with the Netizens' Popularity award. He was praised for his appearance in the talk show and received the Top Excellence Host award for two years in a row at the 2010 and 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards. Lee announced his departure from Strong Heart in March 2012 in order to refocus on his singing career. On March 15, he appeared in his last episode, which was broadcast on April 3.
In the travel-reality show New Journey to the West in 2015, Lee was reunited with 1 Night 2 Days cast members and PD Na Young-seok.
He appeared on the cast of SBS variety show Master in the House in 2017.
He was chosen to be the MC of Mnet's reality/survival programme, Produce 48, in 2018. He will appear in Netflix's second season of Busted! He received the Grand Prize (Daesang) for Master in the House at the 2018 SBS Entertainment Awards, becoming the youngest entertainer to receive the award.
He joined Little Forest, a humanitarian variety scheme that was developed as a home kids gardening development scheme for children. He appeared in Netflix's travel show Twogether with Taiwanese actor Jasper Liu in the same year.
He hosted the Joy Package, Hometown Flex, and a singing reality show Sing Again in 2020.
In 2021, he rejoined the cast of Netflix's variety show Busted! Birdie Buddies is back again this season for a third season and also appeared on the SBS golf entertainment competition show Golf Battle: Birdie Buddies. Lee started on July 24 with the appearance of an MC and Special Agent, a rare position whose aim is to provide the remaining contestants with warmth, direction, and assistance as they brace for the finale. New World, Lee, appeared on November 20 in a Netflix game variety show. He returned to Sing Again, the hit reality television show, on December 6, as its MC and Host for a second season. In the same year, he received the Baeksang Arts Award for Best Male Variety Performer for his role in Busted!, Twogether, Hometown Flex, Sing Again, and House Master of the House of Representatives.
Lee hosted Circle House, a 10-episode healing talk show that openly discusses the real concerns of the MZ generation in Korea and seeks answers with applicants in 2022.
Lee Seung Gi founded Human Made, Lee Seung Gi's first production venture on June 1, 2021. The organization has produced a performance exclusively for Moment House Japan, which is a mix of documentary and live performance video. Lee appeared in the show's executive producer, starring Korean-American Rapper Jessi. On the global platform YouTube under the channel name HUMANMADE, Lee introduced a Human Made original mini documentary series about food and music titled Human Table.