Lee Seung-hoon (musician)

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Lee Seung-hoon
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Lee Seung-hoon in 2018
Lee Seung-hoon

(1992-01-11) January 11, 1992 (age 28)
Busan, South Korea
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • choreographer
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
Labels YG Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised Romanization I Seung-hun
McCune–Reischauer Yi Sŭng-hun

Lee Seung-hoon (born January 11, 1992), better known by the mononyms Seunghoon and Hoony, is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, choreographer and member of South Korean boy group Winner. He is well known for his appearance in the first season of SBS' reality survival program K-pop Star.


Early life

Lee Seung-hoon was born on January 11, 1992 in Busan, South Korea. He moved to Seoul after graduating high school and auditioned for Korea's Got Talent as part of the dance group "Honest Boys".[1] He also choreographed a flash mob performance for G-Dragon.[2]

2011–2012: K-pop Star

In 2011, Seunghoon successfully auditioned for SBS' K-pop Star, a music audition program. He made it to the top 10 before being eliminated in the 7th Live Round on April 15, 2012, placing fourth overall.[3] He went on to appear on the May 8 episode of SBS's Strong Heart along with other finalists.[4]

On May 16, 2012, it was announced that Seunghoon had signed an exclusive contract with YG Entertainment and would shortly thereafter become a trainee.[5] On May 19, he performed at the Youth Festival in Yeouido, Seoul.[6] He was also photographed by Moke Najung for a spread in Vogue Girl Korea's June 2012 edition entitled "Boys Like Girls", alongside fellow K-Pop Star contestant Park Jae-hyung.[7]

2014–present: Win: Who is Next? and Winner

On February 25, 2013, it was announced the Seunghoon would debut as part of a new YG Entertainment group.[8] On August 1, he appeared in a dance performance uploaded onto YG Entertainment's YouTube Channel.[9] Shortly after, he participated in the Mnet reality-survival program WIN: Who is Next? in order to debut with the other members of the trainee group "Team A".[10] On October 25, it was announced that Team A had won the program and would debut under the name "Winner".[11] The group made their first live stage performance on November 15, opening for Big Bang during their concert at the Seibu Dome in Saitama, Japan.[12] Winner released their debut album, 2014 S/S, on August 12, 2014.[13]


Other charted songs

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
"Mother's Doenjangguk" (어머니의 된장국) 2012 35 SBS K팝 스타 TOP6
"Ma Boy 2" (일렉트로보이즈) 50 SBS K팝 스타 SPECIAL No.3

Production credits

Year Artist Song Role Album
2013 Team A "Go Up" Co-Lyricist WIN: Who Is Next
‘Final Battle’[17]
"Just Another Boy"
2014 Winner "Color Ring" (컬러링) 2014 S/S
"Don't Flirt" (끼부리지마)
"But" (사랑하지마)
"Smile Again"
2016 "Baby Baby" EXIT : E
"Sentimental" (센치해)
"Immature" (철없어)
2017 "Really Really" Fate Number For
"Island" Our Twenty For
"Love Me Love Me"
Sechs Kies "Back Hug" Another Light[18]
2018 Winner "Have a good day" Our Twenty For (JP Ver.)
"Raining" Co-Composer & Co-Lyricist
"Everyday" Co-Lyricist EVERYD4Y
"여보세요" (Hello)
"La La"
"애 걔" (For)
"사치" (Luxury)
"Movie Star"
"Have A Good Day" (KR version)
"Special Night" Co-Composer & Co-Lyricist
"Raining" (KR version)


Television appearances

Year Network Title Notes Ref.
2011 SBS K-pop Star 1 Placed 4th overall [19]
2013 Mnet WIN: Who Is Next? Team A member [10]
2016 tvN Eat Sleep Eat in Krabi Cast (Season 2) [20]
2018 JTBC Mimi Shop Guest (Ep 2-3); Intern (Ep 11-15) [21]
SBS Law of the Jungle Mexico Cast member [22]
KBS Dancing High Judge [23]
JTBC4 Awesome Feed Cast Member [24]

Awards and nominations


  1. ^ "'Honest Boys' Qualifying Round, Korea's Got Talent". tvN (in Korean). Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  2. ^ "SBS K-Pop Star's Lee Seung Hoon Made Choreography for G-Dragon". Soompi. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Is Lee Seung Hoon of ′K-Pop Star′ the Next Rising Star?". Mwave. May 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "Lee Seung Hoon, Lee Michelle, and Kim Na Yoon Make a Surprise Appearance on "Strong Heart"". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  5. ^ "YG Entertainment Recruits K-Pop Star′s Lee Ha Yi, Lee Michelle and Lee Seung Hoon, May Sign Two More". Mawve. May 22, 2012.
  6. ^ "'K-Pop Star's Lee Seung Hoon compares SM, YG, and JYP to movie categories". Allkpop. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Lee Seung-hoon and Park Jae Hyung June 2012". Moke Najung. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  8. ^ ""K-Pop Star" Contestant Lee Seung Hoon to Debut as Member of New YG Group". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  9. ^ "YG Unveils Dance Practice Video of New Boy Group Featuring Kang Seung Yoon". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  10. ^ a b "YG Entertainment's Survival Program "WIN: Who is Next?" to Premiere August 23". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Team A Wins and Becomes Next YG Boy Group to Debut". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  12. ^ "WINNER Talks About What It's Like to Open for Big Bang". Soompi. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  13. ^ "위너, 데뷔 신기록 썼다…음원차트 즉각 1위+줄세우기 Winner makes a new debut record... instant digital chart #1 + lines up songs on the charts". Osen News. Nate. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  14. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
    • "Mother's Doenjangguk". Retrieved 29 January 2018.
    • "Ma Boy 2". Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  15. ^ "2012 Download Chart – April". Gaon Chart. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  16. ^ Cumulative Sales for 'Ma Boy 2':
    • "2012 Download Chart – Week 17". Gaon Chart. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
    • "2012 Download Chart – Week 18". Gaon Chart. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  17. ^ "YG WIN, 'FINALE BATTLE' Songs Top 4 Countries' iTunes Charts!".
  18. ^ "Winner, Tablo help Sechs Kies with new album". Kpop Herald. September 18, 2017.
  19. ^ "[뮤직와치]'K팝스타 걔→新작곡돌' 양현석도 칭찬한 위너 이승훈 성장". Newsen. April 5, 2018.
  20. ^ "Check Out WINNER's Lee Seung Hoon and Gong Seung Yeon in Show 'Eat Sleep Eat'". Koogle. November 30, 2016.
  21. ^ "'미미샵' 위너 이승훈, NEW인턴 출격 '당돌 막내 등극'". Osen. July 4, 2018.
  22. ^ "[SBS Star] WINNER's HOONY and Red Velvet's SEULGI to Join 'Law of the Jungle'". SBS News. February 23, 2018.
  23. ^ "'댄싱하이' 이기광-이호원-이승훈, 막강X든든 댄스코치 라인업". Sports Chosun. July 11, 2018.
  24. ^ "[공식입장] '어썸피드' 위너 이승훈X비범X김희정X메구, '하트셰이커' 4인 출격". Osen. August 17, 2018.

External links

  • Seung-hoon Naver Cafe (in Korean)
  • Lee Seung-hoon on Instagram
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