"Let's become a sharing person." —Seulgi
Seulgi (Korean name: Kang Seul-gi; Hangul: 강슬기, born on February 10, 1994) is a South-Korean singer, dancer and rapper. She is the lead vocalist, main dancer and sub rapper of South-Korean girl group Red Velvet.
Seulgi, was born in Ansan, Gyeonggi, South Korea. Her family consists of her parents and older brother.
At the age of 13, Seulgi made a successful audition to SM Entertainment, and trained for seven years learning singing, dancing and playing various musical instruments, before becoming a K-pop idol.
She is a graduate of School of Performing Arts Seoul.
Various clips of Seulgi were released in S.M. Entertainment's official Youtube channel before debut such as her singing a Christmas carol. She has also appeared with Irene on a video dancing to Be Natural, a song released by S.M. Entertainment's former group S.E.S., showcasing their dancing. Seulgi has also made an appearance in labelmate Henry's "Fantastic" music video and featured in one of the tracks of his album, Butterfly, though she was still credited as S.M. Rookies' Seulgi then.
On August 1 2014, she finally debuted with Red Velvet. In January 2015, she starred in a musical arranged by the company entitled School Oz, playing the lead role of Dorothy. In July 2016, she released the song "Don't Push Me" with Wendy as part of the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama, Uncontrollably Fond. Seulgi, Wendy and other SM artists released a digital single titled "Sound of Your Heart" for SM Station on December 30.
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. She also released a duet titled "Darling U" with Super Junior's Yesung on January 22, as part of SM Station.
- Stage Name: Seulgi (슬기)
- Romanization Name: Kang Seul-gi
- Nicknames: Kkangseul (깽슬), GomDoli (곰도리), and Teddy bear (테디비어)
- Birthday: February 10, 1994
- Birthplace: Ansan, South Korea
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 164cm
- Weight: 44kg
- Position: Lead Vocal, Main Dancer, Sub Rapper
- Darling U (with Yesung) (2017)
- Fall, In Girl Vol. 3 (with Hwang Chi Yeul) (2017)
- Doll (with Kangta & Wendy) (2017)
- Wow Thing (with SinB & Chung Ha & Jeon So Yeon) (2018)
|2017||High School Rapper FINAL||Mark (NCT)||Drop|
|Move||Taemin (SHINee)||Heart Stop|
|2018||Selfish||Moon Byul (MAMAMOO)||Selfish|
|ZZZ||Zion. T||Hello Tutorial|
|2016||Uncontrollably Fond OST||"Don't Push Me"||With Wendy|
|2017||Idol Drama Operation Team OST||"Deep Blue Eyes"||Girl Next Door|
|Hwarang OST||"I Can Only See You||With Wendy|
|2015||Off to School||JTBC||Cast||Episode 40–43|
|100 People, 100 Songs||Contestant||Episode 31, with Wendy|
|Immortal Songs 2||KBS2||Episode 223, with Wendy and Joy|
|2016||M Countdown||Mnet||Special host||Episode 494, with Joy|
|King of Mask Singer||MBC||Contestant||Episode 80 as "Cinema Heaven"|
|Idol Battle Likes||KBS2||Host||Episode 1|
|2017||Girl Group Battle||Contestant||Korean New Year special, with Wendy and Joy|
|M Countdown||Mnet||Special host||Episode 510 and 511, with Wendy and Yeri|
|High School Rapper||Featured artist||Episode 8, with Mark Lee (NCT)|
|Idol Drama Operation Team||KBS2||Cast|
|2018||Law of the Jungle in Mexico||SBS||Part of second half team in Mexico (Ep.320–324)|
|Secret Unnie||JTBC4||with Sunmi|
|Battle Trip||KBS2||Contestant||With Wendy (Ep. 100–103)|
|2015||Kiss the Radio||KBS Cool FM||Special DJ||October 13 with Wendy|
Music video appearances
|2015||"Wish List"||Winter Garden||f(x)||Youtube|
|2016||"One Day One Chance"||School Oz OST||S.M. Entertainment|
|2014-2015||School Oz||Dorothy||Lead Role|
- Out of the 5 members, she trained the longest, training for a long duration of seven years, being cast back in 2007.
- She is the only member who has single eyelids.
- Seulgi was mentioned by labelmate Kyuhyun from Super Junior, gaining some attention before debut.
- She got the nickname "Bear" from labelmate Amber from f(x).
- She likes to imitate Pikachu.
- She can speak Japanese.
- Her favourite number is 20.
- She represents the colour of Yellow.
- Her designated animal is polar bear.
- She has shown an imitation of an ostrich in various variety shows.
- Her role model is Beyonce.
- Her hobbies are drawing and going to the Karaoke alone.
- She claims that she has a habit of leaving a mess and cracking her bones, especially the knuckles.
- Her ways of relieving stress are organizing thoughts by writing in a diary, eating with the people she likes and going to the Karaoke alone.
- She collects stickers, pens and notes.
- She used to share a room with Irene and Wendy.
- Her current roommate is Wendy
- Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
- She trained with f(x) and EXO.
- She has appeared in several CFs, including Baskin Robbins, Lotte Peppero, Meters/Bonwe, and BLACK Martine SITBON.
- She starred in the SM Entertainment musical, “School Oz” as Dorothy.
- Her Chinese name is Jiang sèqí (Jiang Su Qi).
- She has a older brother.
- She can play the guitar.
- Irene's first impression about Seulgi was that she was odd but that made her even cuter
- Before her debut Super Junior Kyuhyun mentioned her a lot on Radio Star. On 093015 Seulgi when on Radio Star and said" I was practicing when my trainee friends came and said I've come up on the real-time searchers. I stayed at first place without falling", Kyuhyun responded with the word " I've dug up a star"
- Recently on MBC's Idol's True Colors she said sometimes she is conscious of her ears.
- She is part of the South Korean television program "Idol Drama Operation Team".
- In their mini-album "The Red Summer ", she represents a pineapple.
- At the Music Bank festival in Singapore she did a cover of "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, with Hwa Sa from the South Korean girl group "MAMAMOO".
- In their full-length album "Perfect Velvet", her weapon is a knife.
- She was named one of the "Precious Yet Powerful" Idols that prove duality man undoubtedly exists. Article
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