Se7en

Stage Name: Se7en (Korean: 세븐)
Real Name: Choi Dong Wook (Korean: 최동욱) (First name: Dong Wook, Last name: Choi)
Birthday: November 9, 1984
Blood Type: B
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Nickname: Seven Eleven
Education: Anyang Arts High School, Kukje (International) Digital College
Family: Grandma, parents and 2 older sisters
Religion: Christian
Hobbies: Only music!
Favorite Sports: Basketball, snowboard, swimming
Favorite Musician: Usher, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Dru Hill
Favorite Colors: Black and white
Future goal: Change the world with my music.
What is important to you: Having almost 1,000 CDs!
What kind of stage do you want to be on: Abroad
Motto: “Always be humble, have the best dreams.”

Korean Label: YG Entertainment
Japanese Label: NEXSTAR Records
Korea Debut: March 22, 2003
Japan Debut: February 23, 2005
U.S. Debut: Coming soon..
Fan Symbol: Green (blue, pink) 7-shaped lightstick (glowstick)
Fanclub: Lucky Se7en

FAQ:

Why is he name after a number?
Ah, the puzzling question everyone has when they first hear about Se7en. Before his debut, his company have thought about the possible stage name (from letters to numbers, including 7) that would be suitable for Choi Dong Wook. While eating at a restaurant with YG, they noticed there were 7 pieces of radish kimchi on his plate. So, they confirmed Se7en’s name from that.

The number 7 is also considered as a lucky number in Korea. Se7en wants to spread luck through his music with everyone. He also believes his fans give him luck, so that’s why his fanclub is named Lucky Se7en.

Why wasn’t the “All Night” music video released in 2006?
The “All Night” MV that featured the female singer, Ivy, was cancelled. YG was not satisified with the results. It was planned for a re-shoot, but it never happened. The video was finally released in 2007 due to a request from Se7en to YG. This is a gift to his Korean fans for July 7th, 2007 since he was not able to be with them on that day.

Is his tattoo real?
Yes. He has one tattoo of a G Clef symbol with wings on his left arm. It means that he wishes to fly to his music. He got the tattoo somewhere between 2004-2005. In the drama, Goong S, his tattoo was covered for his character.

Does he have any piercings?
He has 1 piercing on his left ear.

Does he write any songs?
Se7en has written and composed a few songs on his 3rd and 4th Korean albums. Please visit the 24/SE7EN and Se7olution album threads for more info.

What is the address for YG Entertainment’s main office?
It is recommend to use the Korean address. The name in brackets [ ] indicates which person at YG you want to send your mail to.

서울시 마포구 합정동 371-26번지
덕양빌딩 3층 [세븐]앞
우편번호: 121-884
(South Korea)

YG ENTERTAINMENT [Se7en]
Seoul Mapo-Gu Hapjung-Dong 371-26
DukYang Building 3F
PO Box: 121-884
Seoul, Korea

Trivia: General

-His first girlfriend was 3 years older than him.
-Lee Yoon Ji’s second love/crush was Se7en. He did not know this until she confessed on Happy Together Friends.
-Se7en is close friends with Shinhwa and they have called him the unofficial “7th member” in their group.
-During the early years of training, YG Family forgot to tell Se7en they went on a vacation trip and accidently left him. Se7en was sad being left alone for 4 days, however, during that time he practiced singing in the studio. He admitted that if it weren’t for those 4 days, he wouldn’t have become the Se7en he is now.
-He likes Paul Frank. (hats, clothes, shower curtains..)
-The Veronicas (Australian pop duo) have mentioned Se7en on their Myspace when they went to the 2006 MTV Asia Music Awards. They enjoyed Se7en’s performance and have said that he reminds them of Darien from Sailor Moon.

Music/MVs/Choreography/CFs

-The song “Passion” was originally written for Jinusean.
-Dai Nagao (from the Jpop band, Do As Infinity) has composed some of Se7en’s Japanese songs
-Se7en worked on 2 of his Korean albums, 24/SE7EN and Se7olution at the same time. He released both albums in 2006 as a gift for his Korean fans since he will be focusing his oversea activities mostly in 2007-2008.
-Twitch from Robson Wade Project has helped with the choreography for Se7en’s third album (I Know; Nan Arayo). He also taught Big Bang with their dance moves.
-The following backup dancers for Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson and Usher have danced for Se7en:
° Marty Kudelka has choreographed and danced in “Passion”.
° Lil C (Christopher Aaron Toler; starred in the movie “Rize”) is one of the original creators of krump and has danced in Se7en’s “Crazy” music video and performances.
° Phil Mungiele, Russell “Goofy” Wright, Melanie Benz, Eddie Morales, and Nicole Hill have also danced for Se7en before.

-“Once, Just Once” and “Baby I Like You Like That” music videos were filmed in Los Angeles.
-Julie (former VJ for Arirang’s Pops in Seoul) played the girl in Se7en’s Come Back to Me (part 1 & 2) music videos.
-Se7en was featured in Sprite advertisments with JJ Lin and He Jie. The commercials were directed by David Fincher who is an American film director for films such as Fight Club and Se7en (the movie).
-Se7en is the first Korean artist to be promoted in Thailand

Awards:

2003 November 27: M.net Music Video Festival – New male Artist Music Video Award
2003 December 5: SBS The 18th Golden Disc – New Artist Award
2003 December 10: KMTV Korean Music Awards – New Male Vocalist Award
2003 December 12: MTV Korea Seoul Music Awards – New Artist Award
2003 December 29: SBS Popular Song Awards – New Singer Award
2003 December 29: MBC Entertainment Awards – Pop Singer Section – Special Award
2003 December 31: MBC Top Ten Vocalist Awards – New Vocalist Award
2004 December 2: SBS The 19th Golden Disc – Main Award + Popular Music Video Award
2004 December 4: M.net & KM Music Video Festival – Male Solo Vocalist Award
2004 December 30: KBS Korea Pop Award – Main Award
2004 December 31: MBC Top Ten Vocalist Award – Main Award
2005 May 28: Channel V Thailand Awards – Asian Sensation Award
2006 January 14: China Original Music Ranking Chart SPRITE Awards – Best Artist in Asia
2006 March 9: Japan Golden Disc – Special Award
2006 May 6: MTV Asia Awards – Favorite Artist Korea
2006 May 27: MTV Video Music Awards Japan – Best Buzz Asia from Korea
2006 December 1: MTV Korea 16th Seoul Music Awards – Best Video Award
2006 December 29: SBS Gayo Daejun – Top Artist Award
2007 August 21: M.net Summer Break 20’s Choice – Best Male Artist Award

Credits:

Special thanks: cecilia & luckyyou@soompi, hello7, 7radishkimchi, Wiki.theppn.org, KBS World, Se7enth Heaven
Profile written & reposted by: StarCrystal@http://z12.invisionfree.com/Se7enth_Heaven

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18 Responses to Se7en

  1. i looooooovvvveeeeeeeee se7en-ssi sooooo much..when i say i love u it means ‘i love u’..its really driving me crazy.oh my god.i really wanted to see him in person one day and have a nice warm chat with him alone.and im listening to his song ‘just listen/kkojul dulkoso’ right now.and i really wanted to join this club but i dont know how.can anybody tell me how?i would appreciate it. to se7en,i always be two steps behind you.oh gosh,if i have power in this world i wanna be there for you always..im sorry if i talk nonsense or whatever..cheers everyone(-_-)v

  2. clubse7en says:

    hehe Yay another big fan of Se7en, well you don’t have to join since it is a blog. but you can keep visiting! ^^ Just to see what’s new, hehe.

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  4. iiLOVEse7en says:

    omg!! i love se7en!! i am his biggest fan!!

  5. nadya says:

    oh my gooooood!!!!!!!!
    im not believe it
    please come to indonesia
    miss u,muaccch

  6. TOP & TOP~ says:

    wow…nice layout^^

  7. momovip says:

    cool layout and nicely done

  8. daGil says:

    se7en,,,,
    misss uuu

  9. Tang-Moe says:

    i-Love-u
    Why dont u come 2 Thailand…May B this year..HA HA

  10. sienna says:

    hai, i`m just a visit here but i really want to become a member of se7en`s fansclub because i`m one of his fans i really like him i hope se7en can visit PHILIPPINES specially BATAAN i really hope 2 see u se7en

    i REALLY like ur acting and singing…………..

    i hope u can come 2 PHILIPPINES specially in BATAAN

  11. sienna says:

    really luv se7en………..

    i hope u`l have a time 2 visit Philippines i`m sure u`l have a great time here and all Filipinos will surely welcome u with our warm hearts and i hope 2 see u in person and have a chat with u eep up the gud work GOD BLESS…

    can sumbody tell me how 2 join se7en`s fansclub pleeeeeeeease…..

  12. ميثة says:

    كم أغنية لديه

  13. kimia201050 says:

    i love se7en
    ilove se7en
    i love se7en

    he is ……………..

    i am hes fan

  14. Kelly says:

    Wow Se7eN U’re a first guy that i love when i like Kpop! I’m waiting ur albums! I like ur dance, sing… 🙂

  15. vanmut says:

    i’m ur big fan since at 2006, I know all about se7en, ur songs and everything, i just wanna say thankyou for se7en b’cus u inspired me and colored my life with ur songs…………… i’m looking forward for ur album in 2012….. love se7en 4ever…..(vany from Indonesia^^), hope, i can visit ur restaurant, yeolbong steamed chicken^^

  16. Agestin says:

    Sorry ” please helf me , I don‘t know how to do ” to buy the album SE7EN [ Choi Dong Wook ] CD & DVD ?!
    SO PLEASE 3x tell me ” Thank‘s So Much .

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