Lee Seung-hoon (musician)

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Lee Seunghoon
Born (1992-01-11) January 11, 1992 (age 23)
Busan, South Korea
Origin South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s) Rapper, choreographer, lyricist
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels YG Entertainment (2012–present)
Associated acts Winner, K-pop Star
Website Official Website
Lee Seung-hoon
Hangul 이승훈
Hanja 李昇勳
Revised Romanization I Seunghun
McCune–Reischauer Yi Sŭnghun

Lee Seunghoon (Hangul: 이승훈, born January 11, 1992) is a South Korean rapper and singer under YG Entertainment. He is a member of boy group Winner. He finished in fourth place in the first season of K-pop Star.

Early Life[edit]

Seunghoon moved from Busan to Seoul after graduating high school. He auditioned for "Korea's Got Talent" as part of the dance group 'Honest Boys.'[1] He also worked as a choreographer for G-Dragon for a flash mob performance.[2]

K-pop Star[edit]

In 2011, Seunghoon successfully auditioned for SBS K-pop Star, an entertainment industry audition program. The program's aim is to cast new "stars" into K-pop's three biggest companies: SM, YG, and JYP. The show began to air in December of that year. He successfully made it through to the top 10 before being eliminated in the "7th Live Round" on April 15, 2012, placing fourth overall.[3] Seunghoon appeared on the May 8 episode of SBS "Strong Heart" with other finalists.[4]

On May 16 it was announced that Seunghoon had signed an exclusive contract with YG Entertainment and would shortly thereafter become a trainee.[5] He performed at 'Youth Festival' in Yeouido, Seoul on May 19.[6] Seunghoon was photographed by Moke Najung for a spread in Vogue Girl Korea's June 2012 edition entitled "Boys Like Girls" with fellow K-Pop Star contestant Park Jae Hyung(박제형).[7]


Main article: Winner (band)

On February 25, 2013 it was announced the Seunghoon would debut as part of a new YG group.[8] On August 1, YG Entertainment's YouTube Channel uploaded a dance performance by a male trainee group.[9] A new trainee "survival" program was announced to begin on the 23rd on Mnet. Called "WIN: Who Is Next?" the program divided the male YG trainees into two groups to compete for a chance to debut. Seunghoon was part of five-membered "Team A." [10] Seunghoon made his first public appearance as part of Team A at the WIN press conference held on August 20.[11] On October 25, Team A won the third and final battle of "WIN." They took the name "Winner" for their debut.[12] Seunghoon made his first public appearance as a member of Winner in their first stage performance on November 15 in Saitama, Japan when Winner opened for Big Bang at Seibu Dome.[13] Winner officially debuted August 6, 2014.[14]


K-Pop Star Singles[edit]

Title Peak chart positions Album
"Ma Boy 2"
Baek A-yeon (feat. Lee Seunghoon)
50 67 SBS K팝 스타 SPECIAL No.3 (Digital Single)
Song Artist Album Notes
"I Know" Seo Tai-ji & Boys SBS K팝 스타 Top 10 (Digital Single)
"Bobbed Hair" Jo Yong-pil SBS K팝 스타 Top 9 (Digital Single)
"When I Can't Sing" Se7en SBS K팝 스타 Top 8 (Digital Single)
"I Like to Move it" Madagascar movie soundtrack, originally by will.i.am SBS K팝 스타 Top 7 (Digital Single) original rap
"Mother’s Doenjangguk" Dynamic Duo feat Ra.D SBS K팝 스타 Top 6 (Digital Single) with Choi Rae Seong and Park Jung Eun[15]
"Champion" Psy SBS K팝 스타 Top 5 (Digital Single)
"Successful" Drake (feat. Trey Songz & Lil Wayne) SBS K팝 스타 Top 4 (Digital Single) "Show Must Go On" original rap [16]

Production Credits[edit]

Artist Song Role Album
Winner "Color Ring" co-lyricist 2014 S/S[17]
"Don't Flirt"
"Smile Again"


Music videos[edit]

Title Artist Length Role Reference
"One Dream" K-Pop Star Top 10 Finalists 2:51 Himself [18]
"Somebody" 15& 3:20 Himself (cameo) [19]
"Ringa Linga" Taeyang 3:49 Himself (cameo) [20]
"I'm Him" Song Min-ho 3:21 Himself (cameo) [21]

TV Appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Network
2011-2012 K-pop Star 1 Himself Placed 4th overall SBS
2012 Strong Heart Himself Episodes 129 & 130 SBS[4]
2013 K-pop Star 2 Himself Special Competition SBS[22]
2013 WIN: Who Is Next? Himself Episodes 1-11 Mnet
2013-2014 Winner TV Himself Episodes 1-10 Mnet


  1. ^ "'Honest Boys' Qualifying Round, Korea's Got Talent". tvN (in Korean). Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "SBS K-Pop Star’s Lee Seung Hoon Made Choreography for G-Dragon". Soompi. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "YG Tears Up as Lee Seung Hoon Says Goodbye on "K-Pop Star"". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Lee Seung Hoon, Lee Michelle, and Kim Na Yoon Make a Surprise Appearance on "Strong Heart"". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lee Seung Hoon and Lee Ha Yi from SBS "K-Pop Star" Pick Management Agency". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "'K-Pop Star's Lee Seung Hoon compares SM, YG, and JYP to movie categories". Allkpop. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Lee Seunghoon and Park Jae Hyung June 2012". Moke Najung. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  8. ^ ""K-Pop Star" Contestant Lee Seung Hoon to Debut as Member of New YG Group". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "YG Unveils Dance Practice Video of New Boy Group Featuring Kang Seung Yoon". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "YG Entertainment’s Survival Program "WIN: Who is Next?" to Premiere August 23". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "First Look at YG’s Next Boy Group "Winner" at "WIN" Press Conference". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Team A Wins and Becomes Next YG Boy Group to Debut". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "WINNER Talks About What It’s Like to Open for Big Bang". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "위너, 데뷔 신기록 썼다…음원차트 즉각 1위+줄세우기 Winner makes a new debut record... instant digital chart #1 + lines up songs on the charts". Osen News. Nate. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Lee Seunghoon- Father (Dynamic Duo) @ Kpop Star". Youtube. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "YG Tears Up After Lee Seung Hoon is Eliminated on 'K-Pop Star'". KpopStarz. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "WINNER to debut with song by B.I and Bobby and self-written track". HelloKpop. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "K-pop Star Top Ten "One Dream" MV". 56.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "15& reveal their new music video". Yahoo Entertainment Singapore. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "WINNER - 걔 세(I'm him) MINO SOLO M/V". Youtube. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "이하이·이천원, 박지민·악뮤 누르고 'K팝' 왕중왕전 1위" (in Korean). My Daily. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 

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