- Name: Choi Dong Wook (최동욱)
- Birthdate: November 9, 1984
- Years Active: 2003 – Present.
- Label: YG Entertainment.
- Origin: Seoul, South Korea.
- Stage Name: SE7EN (세븐)
Official Website: http://www.hello7.com/
Choi Dong-Wook (born November 9, 1984), better known by his stage name Se7en, is a South Korean pop/R&B singer. He began training under a management agency YG Entertainment at the age of fifteen. After four years of training in voice and dance, he made his debut in 2003.
Seven has traveled throughout Asia, particularly Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, and Hong Kong. He has also performed a few times in the United States, specifically Los Angeles (Grand Olympic and Hollywood Bowl), New York City (Madison Square Garden), and Washington DC (DAR Constitution Hall).
In addition to performing, he has been featured on game shows in South Korea and Japan, and commercials for Samsung‘s Anycall, Baskin Robbins, Coca Cola, LG Telecom,Sprite (directed by David Fincher) and most recently, K-SWISSand KTF. 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. He won 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.
On April 7, 2007, his 747 concert was held at Seoul’s Olympic Park Stadium, which was his last activity in Korea for 2007. He is currently working on his oversea activities in Japan and the United States. He has held another Japanese tour called ‘7rhythm’ in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya in early July. Seven was preparing for his U.S. debut, which was scheduled in 2009.
He made a comeback in 2010 with his mini-album “Digital Bounce.” It has been popular online and offline music charts since its release in mid July, 2010.
SE7EN’s US Debut;
Seven and YG Family (including Big Bang, 2NE1, Jinusean and Gummy) have made an appearance on MTV K, followed by 3 concerts in Washington DC, New York City, and Los Angeles, to celebrate YG Family’s 10th Anniversary  and to help promote Seven before his American debut. The MTV K documentary aired on December 11, 2006.
Yang Hyun Suk, (CEO of YG Entertainment) had announced that Fabolous will be featured in Seven ‘s first U.S. single. However, due to a leak in March 2007 of his US debut song, “This is My Year” featuring Fabolous, which is produced by Rich Harrison and Lionell Davis, on Myspace and YouTube, this caused some changes in Seven’s U.S. debut.
YG Entertainment and Seven also took necessary steps to ensure his debut such as trademarking his name in America.
Seven began promoting his English songs through a U.S. album preview party tour with his first stop at the Hiro Ballroom in New York City on March 14, 2008 (produced by Swerve Media and Base NYC). Three of his U.S. album tracks were played at this preview party. He is currently holding other album preview parties across the U.S. and Canada. Verizon Wireless has been sponsoring his preview parties and autograph signings by Seven for a charitable cause.
On March 10, Seven ‘s first single “Girls” featuring Lil’ Kim was released through digital stores such as iTunes and Amazon MP3. The music video for “Girls” was also released on Myspace that same day.
Seven ‘s “Girls” music video premiered on BET 106 & Park on June 2, 2009.
- Just Listen (2003)
- Must Listen (2004)
- 24/SE7EN (2006)
- FIRST SE7EN (2006)
- Se7olution (2006)
- Digital Bounce (EP) (2010)