Maybe many of you already know one of the Red Velvet members, Seulgi. But in this article, Byeol Korea will provide you with all the detailed information about Seulgi’s career story and her profile through this article with the title “Get To Know The Dancing Machine of Girl Group RED VELVET—Seulgi”. So, stay tuned!
RED VELVET Seul-gi Full Profile
Name: Kang Seul Gi (강슬기)
Stage Name: Seulgi (슬기)
Birthday: February 10th, 1994
Birthplace: Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Height: 160 cm (real height)/164 cm (official)
Weight: 44 kg
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Blood Type: A
Years Active: 2014–present
Agency: SM Entertainment
Group: Red Velvet
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist
Subunit: IRENE & SEULGI
Position in subunit: Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae
RED VELVET Seul-gi Facts
- Her extended family consists of her mother, her father, an older brother, her grandmother, and herself.
- Seulgi has other nicknames beside Kkangseul, they are Teddy Bear and GomDoli.
- Seulgi was part of SM Rookies before she debuted, and she became a trainee in 2007 through a public audition.
- She can speak Japanese.
- Seulgi can play the guitar and is good at drawing.
- Seulgi almost debuted with the name Rawoon.
- She appeared in Henry’s MV “Fantastic”.
- She had studied at Byungmal Middle School and Seoul School of Performing Arts.
- f(x)’s Krystal, Sulli, and also Super Junior’s Kyuhyun are among Seulgi’s close friends.
- Seulgi got the nickname Bear from her close friend Amber of f(x).
- She’s known as a member who has a calm personality.
- She really likes the color orange because she thinks it’s the color of a refreshing vitamin. So, in her group, her designated color is Yellow/tangerine and Pineapple is her representative fruit.
- From other groups, Seulgi is close with Blackpink’s Jisoo and MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul.
- Seulgi was part of the SM Station X girl group project with GFRIEND’s SinB, Chungha, and (g)idle’s Soyeon.
- She ranked 20th on TC Candler “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018”, and ranked 23rd on “The Most Beautiful Faces of 2017”.
- Seulgi is a member of RED VELVET’s subunit with Irene that debuted on July 6th, 2020.
- Seulgi is called The Dancing Machine of Red Velvet.
Pre-debut Story as SM ROOKIES
Seulgi started her career by getting into the music industry through an audition to become an SM Entertainment trainee in 2007 and she underwent a trainee period of 7 years. But before debuting with Red Velvet, Seulgi became a member of SM Rookies in 2013 where this team consisted of SM Entertainment trainees who had never debuted before, or this project was called a pre-debut project. Then, from this project, two groups that are currently quite famous were formed, namely NCT and Red Velvet.
Regarding her pre-debut story, Seulgi once shared her experience as a trainee when she was a guest on SBS’s Radio Power FM. She said:
“I was a trainee for 7 years. I was selected from the audition when I was in 6th grade, and I started living a trainee life during my first year in middle school.”
Seulgi also said that at first, she really enjoyed the process, but then she felt that her quality had decreased, so she finally got back her confidence when she met the other Red Velvet members.
Debut with RED VELVET
Red Velvet was formed in 2007 but there was only one member who filled the group, namely Seulgi, and she was also the first member of Red Velvet to be revealed by SM Entertainment. Then, on August 1st, 2014, Seulgi officially debuted with Red Velvet along with Irene, Joy, and Wendy. They made their debut stage appearance through the music show titled Music Bank which was aired on KBS2, and they performed their debut single “Happiness”.
The “Happiness” music video gained more than 2 million views on YouTube before the music video was removed due to controversy over the music video’s background images. Red Velvet also succeeded in reaching the 4th position on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart, and they’re the first K-Pop girl group that made it to the Billboard chart with their debut single. Here’s their first video performance of “Happiness”!
After successfully debuting and becoming popular, Seulgi and her group then released their 2nd digital single entitled “Be Natural” on October 3rd, 2014. “Be Natural” is a remake song of their senior group, S.E.S, and the 2nd single also made it to 33rd place on the Gaon Digital Chart and also reached number 6 on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart. Red Velvet also won an award at the Seoul Music Awards and Golden Disk Awards in the Rookie of the Year category, and until now, Red Velvet are considered to be one of the most popular girl groups.
Seulgi started her solo activities by starring in SM Entertainment’s musical School Oz, playing the lead role of Dorothy. Seulgi has also taken part in the soundtrack of various televisions series by releasing several songs, such as the soundtrack of the drama Blade & Soul, a song titled “You, Just Like That”.
Seulgi became one of the cast members of a variety show that aired on JTBC, namely Secret Unnie (2018) with Sunmi, and previously, Seulgi was also a member of a girl group called Girls Next Door which was incorporated in a project namely Idol Drama Operation Team in 2017 along with several other girl group members such as Moonbyul, YooA, Jeon Somi, Sujeong, and D.ana.
If you want to see Seulgi as a part of the Girls Next Door group, you can check out an episode of this variety show program!
|“Sound of Your Heart” (with SM Town, Steve Barakatt)||SM Station Season 1||2016||–|
|“Darling U” (with Yesung)||2017||–|
|“Our Story” (with Chiyeol)||Fall in, girl vol. 3||28th (KOREA)|
|“Doll” (with Kangta and Wendy)||SM Station Season 2||–|
|“Wow Thing” (Jeon So-yeon, Chungha, and SinB)||SM Station X 0||2018||
|“Don’t Push Me”||Uncontrollably Fond (OST)||With Red Velvet’ Wendy||2016||25th (KOREA)|
|“I Can Only See You”||Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (OST)||2017||80th (KOREA)|
|“Deep Blue Eyes”||Idol Drama Operation Team (OST)||as Girls Next Door member||–|
|“You, Just Like That”||Blade & Soul (OST)||Seulgi||–|
|“Always”||The Crowned Clown (OST)||2019||118th (KOREA)|
|“See the Stars” (어떤 별보다).||Hotel Del Luna (OST)||All Red Velvet Members||2019||
|“Just Sing”||Trolls World Tour (OST)||Red Velvet Members and Various Artists||2020||–|
As featured Artist
|“Butterfly” (Henry Lau feat. Seulgi)||Fantastic||2014|
|“Drop” (Mark Lee feat. Seulgi)||High School Rapper FINAL||2017|
|“Heart Stop” (Tae-min feat. Seulgi)||Move|
|“Selfish” (Moonbyul feat. Seulgi)||Selfish I Red Moon||2018|
|“Hello Tutorial” (Zion. T feat. Seulgi)||ZZZ|
|MONSTER (EP)||Red Velvet’s subunit (IRENE & SEULGI)||July 6th, 2020||R&B, Dubstep|
|SMTown: The Stage||2015||Herself||A documentary film of SM Town|
|Trolls World Tour||2020||Gomdori||Animated Film|
|Descendants of The Sun||2016||KBS2||Herself||Cameo|
|Off to School||Cast Member (Episode 40–43)||JTBC||2015|
|100 People, 100 Songs (with Wendy)||Contestant|
(with Wendy and Joy, Episode 223–224)
|M Countdown (with Joy, Episode 494)||Special Host||Mnet||2016|
|King of Mask Singer (Episode 79)||Contestant||MBC|
|Idol Battle Likes (Episode 1)||Host||KBS2|
|Girl Group Battle
(with Wendy and Joy)
(with Wendy and Yeri, Episode 510–511)
|High School Rapper (NCT Mark)||Featured Artist|
|Idol Drama Operation Team
(with Moonbyul, YooA, Sujeong, Somi, D.ana, and So-hee).
|Law of the Jungle in Mexico (Episode 320–324)||SBS||2018|
|Secret Unnie (with Sunmi)||JTBC|
(with Wendy, Episode 100–103)
|Cool Kids (Episode 1–6)||Host||JTBC|
|King of Mask Singer (Episode 259)||Panelist||MBC||2020|
In mid-2020, Seulgi officially debuted as a member of Red Velvet’s first subunit with Irene and they released an EP titled Monster. Seulgi and Irene then were busy with their schedule as a subunit. A few months later, that is around September, Seulgi was suddenly accused of being a bully when she was in high school. The rumor was written by an anonymous Twitter account to make her fans get emotional. Until the hashtag #RespectSeulgi occupied the trending topic on Twitter.
The account also admitted to being depressed by the incident and hating every time Seulgi appeared on television, and the account said that the Idol who bullied her/him was a graduate of SOPA (Seoul School of Performing Arts) in 2013. The Idol is also an artist of an agency with the initials S Entertainment.
However, the rumor wasn’t responded to by SM Entertainment, but it was denied by Reveluvs by proving that it was all just a fabrication.
That’s the detailed story of the Dancing Machine of Red Velvet, Seulgi. If you guys are Reveluvs, so don’t forget to kindly share your thoughts in the comment section below and extend your support for Seulgi!