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January 21, 1994
Busan, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Gang Seung-yun|
Kang Seung-yoon (born South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and leader of boy group Winner. In 2010, he participated in the reality television singing contest Superstar K2 and finished in fourth place. In January 2011, he became a trainee under YG Entertainment and went on to debut as a solo artist in July 2013 and as the leader of Winner in October 2013.January 21, 1994), known as Seungyoon, is a
- 1 Life and career
- 2 Discography
- 3 Filmography
- 4 Awards and nominations
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Life and career
Kang Seung-yoon was born in Busan, South Korea on January 21, 1994. He learned to play the guitar in the eighth grade. When he was in his last year of junior high, he took lessons in both classic guitar and billiards, going on to become the regional representative for billiards.
2010–2012: Career beginnings, Superstar K2, and High Kick
In 2010, Seungyoon was a contestant on Mnet reality TV singing contest Superstar K2. He finished in fourth place, having released two singles, "I'll Write You a Letter" and "Instinctively". "I'll Write You a Letter" peaked at number 24 on the Gaon Chart after its release on the Superstar K2: Top 6 (My Story) album, while "Instinctively" became a number one single in Korea and one of the top 100 songs of the year. It was released on its own as a digital single later in the Superstar K2 compilation album, Superstar K2 Up to 11. He also released "Life is Tab" along with three other contestants to promote the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
After initial success with Superstar K2, CEO Yang Hyun-suk signed Kang to YG Entertainment on January 12, 2011. Kang also released a single, "You Are Heaven", for the soundtrack of the Korean drama Midas.
Seungyoon graduated from Busan High School of Arts with a major in classic guitar in 2012. That year, he appeared on MBC's sitcom High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged. He plays as a young man with a heavy southern-Korean accent who arrives in Seoul dreaming to become the President. The series aired from 19 September 2011 to 29 March 2012.
2013–present: Solo debut, debut with Winner, and acting career
On June 20, 2013, Yang Hyun-suk announced on YG Life that Seungyoon would be debuting as a solo artist with the single "Wild and Young" composed by Teddy Park. On July 15, it was announced that Seungyoon's debut would be postponed and the following day, another single from his upcoming mini-album titled "It Rains" was released instead. "It Rains" achieved an all-kill by placing at number one on all nine major real-time charts in Korea. Seungyoon thanked the YG Family and his fans for their support. On July 31, "Wild and Young" was released with two more title tracks set to be promoted in August and September. Live promotions of the single commenced on August 4 on Inkigayo.
On August 14, Seungyoon's second single "Stealer" (Korean: 맘도둑) was released. The music video, starring rookie actress Yoon Jin-yi, was "filmed secretly" and released without promotions so as not to disrupt the promotions for "Wild and Young".
Seungyoon then participated in the survival reality program WIN: Who Is Next. The program would involve two teams of YG trainees (A and B) that would compete against each other for the chance to debut at the end of the series. In the seventh episode of WIN: Who Is Next, Seungyoon replaced bandmate Song Min-ho as the leader of "Team A". On October 25, it was announced that Team A had won the series and would debut as Winner. The group performed as the opening act of Big Bang's Japan Dome Tour which started on November 15, and made their own official debut on August 12, 2014.
In 2015, Seungyoon appeared as the male lead in the web drama We Broke Up, alongside label-mate Sandara Park. The 10-episode drama was aired from June 29 to July 17 via Naver TV Cast. He then made a cameo appearance in KBS's The Producers together with Sandara and label-mate Jisoo of Black Pink.
In November 2016, it was announced that Seungyoon will be starring in the web drama Love for a Thousand More alongside fellow member Kim Jin-woo. The web drama is a joint production of CJ E&M, YG Entertainment, and YGKPlus. The same month, he joined the cast of SBS' variety show Flower Crew as a regular host.
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Sales||Album|
|2010||"I'll Write You a Letter"||24||
||Top 6 (My Story)|
||Up to 11|
|2011||"You Are Heaven"||10||
|"Have You Ever Fallen in Love"||—||
|2012||"Smile, My Love"
(with Lee Juck)
||High Kick 3 OST|
|"Wild and Young"||18||
(with Song Min-ho)
||March 2014 Monthly Project by Yoon Jong Shin|
|2015||"0+1"||—||Unreleased||We Broke Up OST|
|"Two of Us"
(with Sandara Park)
|"We Broke Up"
(with Sandara Park)
|2016||"Don't Forget"||—||Unreleased||Half-Moon Friends OST|
||Love for a Thousand More OST|
|"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.|
|2010||Top 6 (My Story)||"I'll Write You a Letter"||Yes||No|
|2013||FINALE BATTLE (WHO IS NEXT:WIN)||"Just Another Boy"||No||Yes||Song Min-ho, Nam Tae-hyun, Teddy|
|"Go Up"||Yes||Song Min-ho, Lee Seung-hoon||Yes|
|2014||2014 S/S||"Color Ring"||Yes||Song Min-ho, Lee Seung-hoon||Yes||Ham Seung-chun, Kang Wook-jin, Jo Sung-hwak, Dee.P|
|"Love Is a Lie"||No||Yes||Song Min-ho, The Fliptones|
|"Different"||Yes||Song Min-ho, Lee Seung-hoon||Yes||Song Min-ho|
|"Smile Again"||Yes||Song Min-ho, Lee Seung-hoon||Yes||Song Min-ho, Dee.P|
|2015||We Broke Up OST||"0+1"||Yes||Yes|
|"Two of Us"||Yes||No|
|"We Broke Up"||Yes||Yes||Ham Seung-chun, Kang Wook-jin|
|2016||Exit : E||"Immature"||Yes||Song Min-ho, Lee Seung-hoon||Yes||Kang Wook-jin|
|2017||Fate Number For||"Really Really"||Yes||Song Min-ho, Lee Seung-hoon||Yes||Kang Wook-jin, Song Min-ho|
|2011–2012||High Kick 3||MBC||Himself||Supporting role|
|2015||We Broke Up||Naver TV Cast||Ji Won-young||Lead role; Web-drama|
|The Producers||KBS||Himself||Cameo (Episodes 4, 5, 10 & 12)|
|2016||Love for a Thousand More||Naver TV Cast||Yoo Jun-woo||Lead role; Web-drama|
|2010||Superstar K2||Contestant||Mnet||Placed 4th overall|
|2013||WIN: Who Is Next?||Survival show, Team A member|
|2014||Winner TV||Regular Cast|
|2016||Half-Moon Friends||Regular Cast||JTBC|
|The Collaboration||Contestant||Tencent||Episodes 1–5|
|Flower Crew||Regular MC||SBS||Episode 13–29|
|2017||King of Mask Singer||Contestant||MBC||Episode 109|
|2011||"Life Is Tab (Dance Ver.)"||Kang Seung-yoon||2:04|||
|"Have You Ever Fallen in Love?"||Kang Seung-yoon||3:47|
|2012||"Fanta Idol Commercial"||Lee Kwang-soo with Kang Seung-yoon, Baek Jin-hee||3:48|
|2013||"Wild and Young"||Kang Seung-yoon||3:52|||
|"I'm Him"||Song Min-ho||3:21||Cameo|||
Awards and nominations
- 강승윤 [Kang Seung Yoon]. Naver Music (in Korean). NHN Corp. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
- Gil, Hye-seong (January 12, 2011). "YG, '슈스케' 고교생 강승윤·김은비 계약 최종확정" [Superstar K2 contestants Kang Seung Yoon and Kim Eun-bi finalize contracts with YG Entertainment.]. Star News (in Korean). MoneyToday. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
- "Kang Seung-yoon Shows Off His Brain".
- 검색결과 - 강승윤 [Search Results - Kang Seung-yoon]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
- Kim, Heidi (October 28, 2010). "Gaon Weekly Singles Chart: Oct 17-23". 10 Asia. Asia Economy. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
- Kim, Gwan-myeong (March 9, 2011). 대한민국 대중음악의 인기순위를 보여주는 공인 음악차트의 필요성과 의미 [South Korea's pop music chart shows the significance and necessity of ranking]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
- "Life is Tab". Naver Music (in Korean). NHN Corp. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
- "마이더스 OST Part 1" [Midas OST Part 1]. Naver Music (in Korean). NHN Corp. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
- "IU, Yoo Seung Ho, SHINee's Taemin, and Kang Seung Yoon to defer college".
- "Yoon Kye Sang, Kang Seung Yoon, Baek Jin Hee join "High Kick 3"".
- Lim, Ju-ri; Sung, So-young (September 7, 2011). "Producer pulls humor from pathos, giving TV a Kick". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on January 1, 2012. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
- Choi, Ji-eun (September 19, 2011). "On the set of High Kick 3". 10Asia. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
- Yang, Hyun Suk (July 15, 2013). "'강승윤, 태양, 2NE1′에 관한 소식" [NEWS ABOUT 'KANG SEUNG YOON, TAEYANG AND 2NE1']. YG Life Blog (in Korean). YG Entertainment. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
- 이지현 (Lee, Ji Hyun) (July 17, 2013). 강승윤 '비가 온다', 국내 음원차트 8곳 1위 '新강자' [Kang Seung Yoon "It's Raining" hits No. 1 on 8 digital music charts]. 머니투데이 스타뉴스(Money Today Star News) (in Korean). Star News, SK Communications. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
- "강승윤 – '비가 온다' MESSAGE TO FANS (KANG SEUNG YOON – 'IT RAINS')" [Kang Seung Yoon –'It Rains' MESSAGE TO FANS (KANG SEUNG YOON – 'IT RAINS')]. YG Life Blog (in Korean). YG Entertainment. July 18, 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2013.
- "강승윤–'WILD AND YOUNG' TEASER PIC No. 1 (KANG SEUNG YOON)" [Kang Seung Yoon–'WILD AND YOUNG' TEASER PIC No. 1 (KANG SEUNG YOON)]. YG Life Blog (in Korean). YG Entertainment. July 22, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
- Yang, Hyun Suk (July 23, 2013). ‘강승윤’에 관한 소식 [NEWS ABOUT 'KANG SEUNG YOON']. YG Life Blog (in Korean). YG Entertainment. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
- 스타일M 류신영 기자 (August 14, 2013). 강승윤 '맘도둑' 기습 발표,뮤비 속 윤진이와 키스 [Surprise announcement of Kang Seung Yoon "Stealer," Kiss scene with Yoon Jin-yi in MV]. 머니투데이 스타일M (Money Today Style M) (in Korean). 머니투데이 (Money Today). Retrieved August 14, 2013.
- Yang, Hyun Suk (June 21, 2013). ‘남자 신인그룹’에 관한 소식 [NEWS ABOUT 'NEW BOY GROUP']. YG Life Blog (in Korean). YG Entertainment. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
- "Gaon Weekly Digital Chart" (in Korean). Retrieved August 6, 2013.
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- "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". www.gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- "2016 Gaon Download Chart - Week 50". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
- Yoon Sang-geun (April 30, 2017). "'복면가왕' 부채도사 위너 강승윤 "솔로무대 서고 싶었다"". Star News (in Korean). Retrieved April 30, 2017.
- 강승윤 - 뮤직비디오 [Kang Seung-yoon - Music videos]. Naver Music (in Korean). NHN Corp. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
- "KANG SEUNG YOON (강승윤) - WILD AND YOUNG M/V". Youtube. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
- "KANG SEUNG YOON (강승윤) - 맘도둑 (STEALER) M/V". Youtube. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
- "VIDEO: BEHIND THE SCENES OF TAEYANG’S "RINGA LINGA" DANCE PERFORMANCE + MUSIC VIDEO". Kempire Daily. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
- "WINNER - 걔 세(I'm him) MINO SOLO M/V". Youtube. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
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