|Birth name||Lee Seung-hyun|
|Also known as||Seungri, V.I, Baby Panda, Young Seung Hyun|
December 12, 1990 |
Gwangju, South Korea
|Origin||Gwangju, South Korea|
|Genres||Hip hop, K-pop, dance-pop, pop|
|Occupations||singer, songwriter, dancer, MC, actor, composer, record producer, model|
|Associated acts||Big Bang|
|Revised Romanization||I Seung-hyeon|
Lee Seung-hyun (Hangul: 이승현; born December 12, 1990), known by his stage name Seungri or V. I. (Hangul: 승리; lit. victory), is a South Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, model, record producer and composer, who is best known as a member of popular South Korean boy group Big Bang. Before joining the group, he was a member and leader of a dance team in Gwangju. He first appeared on television on the reality television series Let's Cokeplay: M.Net Battle Shinhwa, a show in which Shinhwa attempted to create a boy band that could be a "second Shinhwa". Although he was noticed for his dance skills, his lack of vocal skills at the time led to his elimination. He was later scouted by the record label YG Entertainment and joined the group Big Bang. Although he was initially cut on the ninth episode of the group's documentary series, he was given another chance to impress YG Entertainment's CEO Yang Hyun Suk and succeeded in becoming a member of Big Bang. Seungri released his first album "VVIP" in 2011.
Seungri is known for his dance skills. In his hometown, Gwangju, he was part of the dance group II Hwa. He has competed against his fellow Big Bang member Taeyang in several dance competitions, as well as against Super Junior's Eunhyuk, TVXQ's Yunho, and Shinee's Taemin. Seungri also choreographed a large portion of Big Bang's dances.
Seungri debuted in 2006 alongside four other members as part of the group Big Bang. He recorded his first solo song "The Next Day" in 2007, which was included in Big Bang's first album Since 2007. The album was fairly successful, but the group only achieved mainstream success with the release of the song "Lies" (Korean: 거짓말; Revised Romanization: Geojitmal) from their 2007 mini-album Always, which topped several charts upon its release. The singles, "Last Farewell" (Korean: 마지막 인사; Revised Romanization: Majimak Insa) from the mini-album Hot Issue and "Day by Day" (Korean: 하루하루; Revised Romanization: Haru Haru) from Stand Up, became chart-toppers as well.
Seungri became the first member of Big Bang to act in a musical with the performance in Sonagi in 2008. His next musical, Shouting, was performed in 2009 alongside another Big Bang member Daesung, who was unable to perform at the last minute due to a car accident. Seungri also started his hosting activities by acting as a host for MBC's music program Show! Music Core, alongside fellow member Daesung. Seungri made his film debut in with the movie Why Did You Come to My House?, followed by 19 alongside fellow Big Bang member T. O. P. The movie was released on November 12, 2009. Although his first solo song "Next Day" was recorded as part of Big Bang's album track, his second solo song "Strong Baby" was released as a promotional single for the group's second full-length Korean album Remember. In order to shed the "youngest member" look from Big Bang, Seungri promoted the single with a more mature look along with a stylized dance. He won his first triple crown for "Strong Baby" on Inkigayo.
Seungri released his first solo mini-album, "VVIP", on January 20, 2011. For the album's promotion cycle, Seungri promoted double title tracks, “VVIP” and "What Can I Do." Seungri participated actively in the production of the album, composing and writing six out of the seven songs. His songs, "VVIP" and "What Can I Do", won a triple crown on M! Countdown.
Personal Life 
In 2011 it was revealed that he opened several schools in Korea, titled "Seungri Academy", though the real name is Joy Dance - Plug In Music Academy. The academies provided singing and dancing training. When interviewed on a show, he said that he wanted a stable income besides that of a singer. Those that attended the dance academies are himself, 2NE1's Minzy, KARA's Hara, Jewerly's Semi, Coed School's Sungmin, BAP's Zelo, EXID's Hyerin, C-Clown's Kangjun, EXCITE's BEAT, BIGSTAR's Sunghak, male vocal group MAIN, Ladies' Code's Sojung, and many more.
In 2012, he dropped out of Chung-Ang University after being placed on academic probation several times due to his demanding schedule with Big Bang. After dropping out of Chung-Ang University, he decided to continue his studies by enrolling at Gukje Digital University so he could take online classes and attend his schedules at the same time.
- "The Next Day" (2006)
- "Strong Baby" featuring G-Dragon (2008)
- "VVIP" (2011)
- "What I Can Do" (2011)
- V.V.I.P (2011)
|1.||"V.V.I.P"||Seungri||Seungri, Choi Pil Kang, DEE. P||3:37|
|2.||"어쩌라고" ("What Can I Do")||Seungri||Seungri, Choi Pil Kang, BIG TONE||3:38|
|3.||"창문을 열어 (Feat. G-Dragon)" ("Open Window")||Choi Pil Kang, G-Dragon||Choi Pil Kang||3:36|
|4.||"Magic"||Seungri, Choice37||Seungri, Choice37||3:20|
|5.||"I Know (Duet with IU)"||Seungri||Seungri, Choi Pil Kang, DEE. P, Go Myeong Jae||3:26|
|6.||"White Love"||Seungri||Seungri, Choi Pil Kang||3:44|
|7.||"Outro (In My World)"||Seungri||Seungri, Choi Pil Kang||2:03|
End of year sales (2011): 41,812 units
- V World (2011)
- Sonagi (2008)
- Shouting! (소리쳐!) (2009)
TV Shows 
- Show! Music Core (2008)
- Family Outing season 1 (2009)
- Enjoy Today (2010)
- King Of Idol (2011)
- Night After Night (2011)
- Running Man (2011)
- Running Man (2012)
- Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo – Hong Kong Kowloon Zaihou Satsujin-jiken/ The Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murders Mystery (2013
- Why Did You Come to My House? (2008)
- 19 (2009)
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