“Acting, Singing, even Variety; Exactly what can’t he do?”
Lee Seung Gi has achieved a perfect balance between acting, singing, and even variety. Actor Lee Seung Gi, Singer Lee Seung Gi, and even Variety Lee Seung Gi ; he’s so active in all three to the point that there isn’t a genre that doesn’t suit him.
After debuting in 2004 with ‘Because You’re My Woman”, Lee Seung Gi recorded a series of ‘consecutive hits’ with every song that he released and rose as Korea’s representative male singer worthy of the title. As if to prove he is Lee Sun Hee’s pupil, he exhibits a perfect singing ability. As he started acting, he captivated audiences with even more emotions.
Through ‘Lee Seung Gi’s Hope Concert’, he spends time with fans at the end of every year. Although he’s Lee Seung Gi who’s busy acting in variety, he never neglects his duty to his main job as a singer. In a way, that may be singer Lee Seung Gi’s charm.
# The debut song is ‘the best’…’Because You’re My Woman’
On June 5, 2004, a distinctive ballad titled ‘Because You’re My Woman’ emerged. This song received a great deal of attention alone with the reason that he was Lee Sun Hee’s pupil; in a short period of time, it drew an explosive amount of popularity. In addition, there was 19 year old Lee Seung Gi with the visuals who had drawn in that popularity within a short period of time.
During his debut days, Lee Seung Gi was more famous as ‘Lee Sun Hee’s pupil’. Before his debut, Lee Sun Hee discovered him performing in a small theater and it is said that she cast him on the spot. However, Lee Seung Gi flatly refused the offer. Later, Lee Seung Gi’s mother heard about this and apologized to Lee Sun Hee; this is how he became her pupil.
Afterwards, Lee Seung Gi debuted with ‘Because You’re My Woman’; the single lyric ‘Noona, because you’re my woman’ instantly turned him into the nation’s ‘young man/boytoy’. With an innocence unlike a celebrity, a heartwarming appearance, and being a handsome gentleman who also sings well, South Korea’s women in their 20s couldn’t resist being swept off their feet.
#‘Love Taught Me To Drink’…Lee Seung Gi also finds it difficult to sing
In 2010, Lee Seung Gi released an album, ‘Shadow’, and its title song, ‘Love Taught Me to Drink’, featured 8Eight’s Baek Chan which resulted in an even more colorful and fuller song. In reality, this song swept music charts becoming #1 and gained a great deal of popularity. Also, this song is known as ‘the song that will cause you to die while singing’ if sung at a karaoke bar.
Lee Seung Gi’s sound is very comfortable and has a steady high pitch. Still, if you think it’s an easy song to sing, you’re making a big mistake. Lee Seung Gi directly appeared on KBS’ ‘Happy Together 3’ and sang ‘Love Taught Me To Drink’ saying even for him, ‘it is a song in which the high notes are really difficult to sing’.
Afterwards, through various concerts and stages, Lee Seung Gi captivated women’s hearts with his explosive singing ability while live on stage. Even at his teacher, Lee Sun Hee’s concert, he never showed signs of nervousness and unleashed a ‘tremendous high note’. Every time his audience hears his soft and dewy voice, it touches their hearts.
# After ‘Return’ ‘Revving up for a Comeback’ After 3 Years
On November 22, 2012, an album called ‘Forest’ with the title song ‘Return’ was released. At that time, Lee Seung Gi swept cable channels as a given and even hit #1 on public TV with this song. He displayed his power by gaining the nickname,’Worthy of his name, Lee Seung Gi’. ‘Return’ is an ’emotional ballad’ composed by Epitone Project with a soft melody.
Afterwards up until 2015, Lee Seung Gi has greeted fans only through a movie and dramas. He hasn’t released an album. Currently, Lee Seung Gi’s fans are earnestly waiting for his comeback.
Through his agency, Hook Entertainment’s official twitter account, Lee Seung Gi said, “To Airens whom I miss~~~^^ Time really flies..Today, I recorded diligently as well and squeezed in some time to greet you~Let’s really meet soon! Soon! ~~~^^” along with a photo of him in the recording studio; raising fans’ expectations for his comeback.
Lee Seung Gi’s fanclub, Airen, (愛人) when read in Korean means ‘lover’. However, when read in Chinese, it means the only precious person in the whole world.
That’s how much Lee Seung Gi cares about and loves his fans. Also, it’s how much his fans care about and love Lee Seung Gi.
Filled with his fans’ love and earnest wait, we look forward to Lee Seung Gi’s new musical transformation.
“Looking forward to the comeback of the ‘Real Singer’ Lee Seung Gi”
Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever
Original Korean article: TopStarNews
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Currently, Lee Seung Gi is ranked #4 among the stars who are scheduled to enlist this year. Aarrghh… I don’t even want to think about it. My heart aches already. TopStarNews doesn’t have an article but tweeted a survey today. Send a text with the image of the star you will miss most. Each star has been assigned a unique number for you to text your vote. Lee Seung Gi’s number is 1877-1891. Below is the photo included in their tweet. I’ve just sent in my text. He will surely be missed. ><
For your reference, here’s their original tweet:
— TOPSTARNEWS (톱스타뉴스) (@topstarnews) March 5, 2015
Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever
According to today’s article by TopStarNews, ‘Love Forecast’ “is blowing winds of romance into theaters”. In the first week of its premiere, tickets for stage greetings in Seoul on 1/17 and 1/18 were sold out and they ended successfully. There was an”explosion of interest” in the movie from audiences.
Director Park Jin Pyo, Lee Seung Gi, Moon Chae Won, and Jung Joon Young participated in the stage greetings to express their thanks. Director Park Jin Pyo said,”It’s a movie that is filled with the butterflies that come with love. After watching the movie, it would be nice if you could take those butterflies with you and escape from being single. Also, the actors really acted well so I ask you to give them lots of encouragement and praise.”
Lee Seung Gi, who played the role of ‘Jun Su’ said,”Thank you for choosing this movie with your precious time and I am grateful that you came all the way here. Enjoy watching the movie as it was made to be entertaining and pleasant. Through the movie, I hope it will be an opportunity for you to take a look at the people around you.” With these words, he relayed the true message of the movie.
In this work, Moon Chae Won, who showed a 180 degree change in her acting said,”Including the director, the actors are also happy every day because you have seen the movie in a favorable light and given it good ratings. I hope you will be able to feel some happiness and enjoyment through the movie.”
Also, Jung Joon Young who played the role of ‘Hyo Bong’ and is making his film debut said,”Through this movie, I was able to act for the first time, I hope you will watch the movie comfortably. The movie is so fun that you can watch it again. I ask for you to have high expectations for it.” At the stage greetings, there was also time made to give out ‘Love Forecast’ calendars to some audience members as gifts.
The actors played games with the audience such as rock, paper, scissors, who shares the same last name, who has seen the movie the most, and various other ways to give out gifts which gave the audience a chance to have a special opportunity to have an unforgettable experience and lasting memories.
Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever