Se7en

Se7en

Se7en (세븐) (born Choi Dong Wook (최동욱) November 9, 1984) is a South Korean pop and R&B singer. Se7en began training under a management agency, the YG Family, at the age of 15. After 4 years of intense training in voice and dance, Se7en made his debut in 2003 and became an instant hit throughout Asia. He has released a total of 4 albums, various singles, and aims to become a world-renowned artist.


Career

Ever since Se7en’s debut, he has been under the YG Family label. Much of his career is comprised of constant promotions for his songs through live performances on TV, radio shows, and occasionally, concerts. He began learning Japanese at an early age in preparation for his promotional activities in Japan, and is one of the few South Korean artists who can speak Japanese fluently and thus, cross the language barrier that hinders most South Korean artists. He is currently developing his English speaking skills for his upcoming US debut.

Se7en is constantly traveling throughout Asia, particularly Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and China. He has also performed a few times in the United States, specifically Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington DC.

In addition to performing, he has been featured on numerous gameshows in South Korea and Japan, and various commercials such as Anycall, Baskin Robbins, Coca Cola, LG telecom and most recently, Sprite. He has held a total of five concerts in Japan: one held in 2005 at Yokohama, and for the year 2006, two held in Tokyo and two in Osaka. He held a total of three concerts for his “24/SE7EN” album promotion June 2006 in Seoul, South Korea. His popularity has earned him an award for the Most Popular Korean Singer in the MTV Asia Awards 2006 at Bangkok, Thailand, and the MTV Best Buzz Asia Award 2006.

As of August 2006, Se7en is performing in the YG Family 10th Anniversary world concert tour in the following countries: South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, and the USA. Finally, Se7en is scheduled to release his fourth Korean album in October 2006.

Profile

Stage name: SE7EN (세븐)
Real name: Choi Dong Wook (최동욱)
Nickname: 7-Eleven
Blood Type: B
Height: 5′ 11″ (180cm)
Weight: 141 lb
Family: Grandmother, parents, two older sisters
Hobbies: Just music
Talents: Singing, Dancing, Rapping, Beatboxing
Favorite Sports: Basketball, Snowboarding, Swimming
Favorite Singers: Usher, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Dru Hill
Religion: Christian
Favorite Colors: Black, White
Ideal Girlfriend: He prefers a good personality over a pretty face
Prized Possession: His collection of 1000+ CDs
Future Goal: Changing the world with his music
Motto: “Always be humble, have the best dreams.”

Official Japanese Website
Official Korean Fansite

Artistry

Voice
Se7en’s vocal range distinguishes him from other South Korean pop artists. His voice can be described as smooth, mellow, and sometimes mildly abrasive (see vocal belting) when songs, such as “Crazy” and “I Know,” call for it. He often sings with a vibrato in his voice that American R&B singers are known for, and also incorporates beatboxing into many of his songs such as “Passion.”

Dance
Se7en’s signature handstandAdditionally, Se7en is known for his dance moves. His dance style, like his vocals, can also be described as smooth and leaning more towards freestyle rather than heavy choreography. Some dance techniques he sports during live performances are gliding, popping of the chest, and various one-handed handstands. His signature handstand, which he executes during his “Come Back to Me” performances, is the Nike (see picture). Most recently, he has been executing the gainer and the pike (see breakdancing) during his “I Know” performances. Finally, even when the song involves a large dance routine, Se7en never lipsyncs during live performances, believing that “lipsyncing is no different from watching a dubbed movie.”

Discography

Korean Discography

Volume 1 | Just Listen (2003.03.08)
Volume 2 | Must Listen (2004.07.07)
Volume 3 | 24/SE7EN (2006.03.08)
Volume 4 | Sevolution (2006.10)

Korean Singles

-Come Back To Me (와줘 )
-One More Time (한번 단 한번 )
-Baby I Like You Like That
-Tattoo (문신)
-Passion (열정)
-Crazy – (2004.12.01) – 1st Commercial Korean Single, digital download only
-I Know (featuring Teddy) (난 알아요)
-Come Back To Me – Part 2 (와줘 – Part 2)
-All Night (밤새도록 )

Japanese Discography

First SE7EN (2006.03.08)

Japanese Singles

Hikari (光) (2005.02.23)
Style (2005.05.18)
Start Line (スタートライン) / Forever (double A-side single) (2005.10.19 )
I wanna… (2006.9.13)

Links to all the cds: Just scroll down and you’ll see it.

http://www.z-degrees.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=7669

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~ by tsunamiblues on April 5, 2007.

17 Responses to “Se7en”

  1. OMG!!! I LUV SE7EN *MUAH*

  2. I like SE7EN very much….
    SE7EN not dead….

  3. hi…..
    you really rocks.I am always fan of your perfomance and loved it alot……sooooo always keep on rocking……………….Bye……….

  4. se7en love u very much

  5. hi

  6. SEVEN 4EVER

  7. i like you,,

  8. i love with se7en. he is very good looking and totally in music, he is cool and sweet. so always present something new to people, so im never boring with his music. se7en on top always.

  9. i love se7en……
    he is very cute
    SE7EN 4EVER

  10. allow,,,

    we are from indonesia!!!
    and we are u’r fans!!!

  11. Hello! You r the best. I wish u success more & more.
    I am your fan from Myanmar!!!!

  12. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!
    TOTALLY CUTE AND LOVEALE & UNFORGETABLE!!!!
    YOU ARE SO GOOD LOOKING AND AN AEWSOME SINGER, DANCER AND ACTOR!!!!
    LOVE YOU FOREVER!

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  16. i super duper lurveee se7en! <4 :D

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