Kang Seul-gi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Kang Seul-gi
Kang Seul-gi at Dream Concert on May 12, 2018 (2).jpg
Kang in May 2018
Native name
Kang Seul-gi

(1994-02-10) February 10, 1994 (age 25)
Ansan, South Korea
Musical career
Years active2014–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGang Seul-gi
McCune–ReischauerKang Sŭlki
Seulgi signature.png

Kang Seul-gi (born February 10, 1994), better known simply as Seulgi, is a South Korean singer. She is a member of South Korean girl group Red Velvet.

Life and career[edit]

1994–2014: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Kang Seul-gi was born on February 10, 1994, in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Her family consists of her parents and an older brother.[citation needed] She studied in Ansan Byeolmang Middle School and attended School of Performing Arts Seoul. She can speak both Korean and Japanese.[2]

Kang began training in SM Entertainment in 2007. In December 2, 2013, she was one of the first three trainees introduced to the public through SM Entertainment's pre-debut project, SM Rookies, alongside now-NCT members Jeno and Taeyong.[3][4]

In July 2014, she was featured in Henry Lau's song "Butterfly" from his second EP Fantastic. She also appeared in the music video of the single "Fantastic".[5]

On August 1, 2014, Kang made her official debut as a member of Red Velvet.[6]

2015–present: Solo activities[edit]

In January 2015, she starred in an SM Entertainment musical School Oz, playing the lead role of Dorothy.[7] From April to May, she was part of the JTBC variety show Off to School[8]

In July 2016, she released the song "Don't Push Me" with Wendy as part of the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama, Uncontrollably Fond.[9] In October 2016, Kang appeared on King of Mask Singer as a contestant under the alias Cinema Heaven.[10]

Kang released "You, Just Like That" as the theme song of Blade & Soul on November 18, composed by Yoon Sang. Kang and bandmate Wendy and other SM artists released a digital single titled "Sound of Your Heart" for SM Station on December 30.[11]

In January 2017, she released the song "You're the Only One I See" with Wendy as part of the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth.[12] She released a duet titled "Darling U" with Super Junior's Yesung on January 22, as part of SM Station.[13]

On February 2018, Seulgi was confirmed as part of the cast for Law of the Jungle in Mexico.[14] In April, Seulgi was also confirmed as part of the cast of JTBC new variety show Secret Unnie together with Sunmi.[15] Seulgi was also featured on Moonbyul's solo debut "Selfish"; the song was released on May 23, 2018.[16] In September, she released a single "Wow Thing" as part of a mini group, Station Young, with (G)I-dle's Soyeon, GFriend's SinB, and solo artist Chungha.[17]


Title Year Peak chart
Sales Album



"Sound of Your Heart"
(with SM Town, Steve Barakatt)
2016 N/A SM Station Season 1
"Darling U"
(with Yesung)
"Our Story"
(with Chiyeol)
28 Fall in, girl Vol. 3
(with Kangta and Wendy)
N/A SM Station Season 2
"Wow Thing"[23]
(with Jeon So-yeon, Chungha and SinB)
2018 35 43 3 SM Station X 0
Soundtrack appearances
"Don't Push Me"
(with Wendy)
2016 25 Uncontrollably Fond OST
"I Can Only See You"
(with Wendy)
2017 80 Hwarang OST
"Deep Blue Eyes"
(as Girls Next Door)
Idol Drama Operation Team OST
"You, Just Like That" N/A Blade & Soul OST
"Always" 2019 TBA The Crowned Clown OST
As featured artist
(Henry Lau feat. Seulgi)
  • KOR: 14,070+
(Mark Lee feat. Seulgi)
2017 93 High School Rapper FINAL
"Heart Stop"
(Tae-min feat. Seulgi)
16 N/A Move
(Moonbyul feat. Seulgi)
2018 84 Selfish / Red Moon
"Hello Tutorial"
(Zion.T feat. Seulgi)
2 2 ZZZ



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 SMTown: The Stage Herself Documentary film of SM Town [28]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Note Ref.
2016 Descendants of the Sun KBS2 Herself Cameo [29]

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Note Ref.
2015 Off to School JTBC Cast Member Episodes 40–43
100 People, 100 Songs Contestant With Wendy
2016 King of Mask Singer MBC As "Masterpiece of the Weekend, Cinema Heaven" (Episode 79)
2017 Idol Drama Operation Team KBS Cast [30]
2018 Law of the Jungle in Mexico SBS Episodes 320–324 [31]
Secret Unnie JTBC With Sunmi
Battle Trip KBS Contestant With Wendy (Episodes 100–103)
Cool Kids JTBC Host Episodes 1–6 [32]

Musical theatre[edit]

Years Title Role Notes
2014–2015 School Oz Dorothy Lead Role

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Ref.
2017 "Darling U"
(with Yesung)
Hong Won Ki (Zanybros) N/A
2018 "Wow Thing"
(with SinB, Kim Chung-ha, and Jeon So-yeon)
Doori Kwak (GDW) [33]
As featured artist
2018 "Selfish"
(Moonbyul feat. Seulgi)
Hong Won Ki (Zanybros) [34]
"Hello Tutorial"
(Zion.T feat. Seulgi)
Oui Kim (GDW) [35]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2017 Melon Music Awards Hot Trend Award Deep Blue Eyes (as Girls Next Door) Nominated
Naver's 2017 Fashionista Awards Rising Star Award N/A Nominated


  1. ^ "[더★프로필] 레드벨벳 슬기 "습관? 제 흔적 남기기요"" (in Korean). The Star. September 26, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Jini. 레드벨벳 슬기·아이린·웬디·조이…플룻부터 섹소폰까지 “다재다능” E Today, July 30, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "'SM, 프리데뷔팀 'SMROOKIES(에스엠루키즈)' 런칭!!". SMTOWN (in Korean). December 3, 2013. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  4. ^ "'SM루키즈' 슬기, 미모+실력파 연습생…"제2의 태연"". dongA (in Korean). December 3, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  5. ^ Choi Jin-sil (August 8, 2014). "8월의 특급 루키 소개서 ① 레드벨벳". 10asia (in Korean). Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  6. ^ Sohn Ji-young (July 28, 2014). "SM Entertainment debuts new girl group Red Velvet". The Korea Herald. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  7. ^ Lim Jeong-yeo (January 8, 2015). "TVXQ, SHINee, EXO, f(x) to star in hologram musical 'School OZ'". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Yang So-young. '학교다녀오겠습니다' 레드벨벳 슬기에서 허각까지, 아쉬운 이별의 순간들 TV Daily, May 6, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Yang So-young (July 22, 2016). "[실시간 음원차트] SM 'STATION' 에프엑스 'All Mine' 1위 자리 유지...'함부로애틋하게' OST 선전". Star Seoul TV (in Korean). Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Sun Mi-kyung. 레드벨벳 슬기 "'복면가왕' 출연 고심, 날 성장시킬 기회" Korea Daily, October 3, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  11. ^ "SM스테이션 신곡 '너의 목소리' MV, 희망 담은 애니메이션으로 제작". Xportnews. December 29, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "레드벨벳 웬디·슬기 '화랑' OST 합류…'너만 보여' 음원 공개". Nate (in Korean). 2017-01-02. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  13. ^ "Super Junior's Yesung and Red Velvet's Seulgi to sing a duet for next 'SM Station' release! - allkpop.com".
  14. ^ "WINNER's Lee Seung Hoon And Red Velvet's Seulgi Confirmed For "Law Of The Jungle" - Soompi". www.soompi.com.
  15. ^ "Watch: Sunmi And Red Velvet's Seulgi Show Their New Friendship And Increase Excitement For Reality Show - Soompi". www.soompi.com.
  16. ^ "MAMAMOO's Moonbyul Confirmed To Make Solo Debut With MV Featuring Red Velvet's Seulgi - Soompi". www.soompi.com.
  17. ^ "Red Velvet's Seulgi, GFriend's SinB, (G)I-dle's Soyeon & Chung Ha Team for 'Wow Thing' - Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  18. ^ "Gaon Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association.
    • "Our Story". February 25, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
    • "Wow Thing". October 6, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
    Soundtrack appearances: As featured artist:
    • "Drop". April 2–8, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
    • "Hello Tutorial". October 14–20, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  19. ^ "Kpop Hot 100". Billboard Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 7 March 2018.
    • "Wow Thing". September 24, 2018. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  20. ^ Alibaba Music Chart
  21. ^ "World Digital Songs". Billboard. 2013-01-02.
  22. ^ Cumulative sales for "Our Story":
  23. ^ "'SM스테이션' 다음 주자는 '슬기X신비X소연X청하'다". Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  24. ^ Cumulative sales for "Don't Push Me":
  25. ^ Cumulative sales for "I Can Only See You":
  26. ^
  27. ^ Cumulative sales for "Drop":
  28. ^ Cho Jae-yong (July 9, 2015). "'SM타운' 공연실황 다큐, 8월13일 국내개봉 확정" (in Korean). entertain.naver.com. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  29. ^ Lee Eun Jin. ‘태양의 후예’ 레드벨벳, 위문공연에 깜짝 등장…송중기-진구 ‘환호’ Ten Asia, April 14, 2016. February 9, 2017.
  30. ^ Kim Yang-soo. 레드벨벳 슬기X전소미, '아이돌 드라마 공작단' 합류 Joy News 24, March 28, 2017. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  31. ^ "[단독] 위너 이승훈X레드벨벳 슬기, '정글의법칙' 뜬다..3월 멕시코行" (in Korean). Naver. February 23, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  32. ^ "'요즘애들', 유재석의 인싸댄스…공식 포스터 공개". mydaily.co.kr. 2018-11-22. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  33. ^ "SM Station 'WowThing' Music Video". Vimeo. 2018-10-24. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  34. ^ "Moon Byul Feat. SEULGI : SELFISH". Zanybros. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  35. ^ "Zion.T "Hello Tutorial" feat. Seulgi / music video". Vimeo. 2018-10-21. Retrieved October 21, 2018.

External links[edit]