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"Let's become a sharing person." —Seulgi

Seulgi (Korean name: Kang Seul-gi; Hangul: 강슬기, born on February 10, 1994) is a South-Korean singer and dancer. She is the lead vocalist, and main dancer of South-Korean girl group Red Velvet.

Early life

Seulgi, was born in Ansan, Gyeonggi, South Korea. Her family consists of her parents and older brother.

At the age of 13, Seulgi made a successful audition to SM Entertainment, and trained for seven years learning singing, dancing and playing various musical instruments, before becoming a K-pop idol.

She is a graduate of School of Performing Arts Seoul.


2013-2014: Pre-debut activities

As a trainee, on October 15, 2012, she appeared in the "K-POP Boot Camp" of ABC News in Australia.

On December 2, 2013, Seulgi was one of the first batch of trainees introduced as a member of SM Rookies, a pre-debut team of trainees under SM Entertainment, alongside future NCT members Taeyong and Jeno.

As a part of SM Rookies, various clips of Seulgi were released in SM Entertainment's official Youtube channel "SMTOWN", such as her singing a Christmas carol. She has also appeared with Irene on a video dancing to Be Natural, a song released by SM Entertainment's former group S.E.S., showcasing their dancing on July 17, 2014.

In June 2014, she appears on the VCR of 'My Lady', one of the stages of EXO 's first solo concert, EXO from EXO Planet #1 - The Lost Planet. And throughout the tour. In July 2014, she was featured in labelmate Henry Lau's song "Butterfly" from his second EP Fantastic. She also appeared in the music video of the single "Fantastic".

Red Velvet

On July 17, 2014, she was announced as a members of girl group Red Velvet, on August 1 2014, she officially debuted with Red Velvet's Hapiness.

In January 2015, she starred in a musical arranged by the company entitled School Oz, playing the lead role of Dorothy. In July 2016, she released the song "Don't Push Me" with Wendy as part of the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama, Uncontrollably Fond. Seulgi, Wendy and other SM artists released a digital single titled "Sound of Your Heart" for SM Station on December 30.

In January 2017, she released the song "You're the Only One I See" with Wendy as part of the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth. She also released a duet titled "Darling U" with Super Junior's Yesung on January 22, as part of SM Station.



Year Album Song Note
2016 SM Station Season 1 "Sound of Your Heart" with Lee Dong Woo, Yesung, Sunny,

Luna, Wendy, Taeil & Doyoung

2017 "Darling U" with Yesung
Fall in, girl Vol. 3 "Our Story" with Chiywol
SM Station Season 2 "Doll" with Kangta and Wendy
2018 SM Station X 0 "Wow Thing" with Jeon Soyeon, Chungha and SinB
2021 Like Water "Best Friend" with Wendy


Year Album Artist Song Note
2014 Fantastic Henry "Butterfly"
2017 High School Rapper FINAL Mark (NCT) "Drop"
Move Taemin (SHINee) "Heart Stop"
2018 Selfish Moon Byul (MAMAMOO) "Selfish"
ZZZ Zion. T "Hello Tutorial"


Year Album Song Note
2016 Uncontrollably Fond OST Don't Push Me With Wendy
2017 Idol Drama Operation Team OST Deep Blue Eyes Girl Next Door
Hwarang OST I Can Only See You With Wendy
Blade & Soul OST You, Just Like That Solo
2019 The Crowned Clown OST Always Solo



Year Title Role Notes
2015 SMTown: The Stage Herself Documentary Film of SM Town
2020 Trolls World Tour Gomdori Animated Film

TV Shows

Year Title Network Role Note
2015 Off to School JTBC Cast Episode 40–43
100 People, 100 Songs Contestant Episode 31, with Wendy
Immortal Songs 2 KBS2 Episode 223-224, with Wendy and Joy
2016 M Countdown Mnet Special host Episode 494, with Joy
King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant Episode 79 as "Cinema Heaven"
Idol Battle Likes KBS2 Host Episode 1
2017 Girl Group Battle Contestant Korean New Year special, with Wendy and Joy
M Countdown Mnet Special host Episode 510 and 511, with Wendy and Yeri
High School Rapper Featured artist Episode 8, with Mark Lee (NCT)
Idol Drama Operation Team KBS2 Cast
2018 Law of the Jungle in Mexico SBS Part of second half team in Mexico (Ep.320–324)
Secret Unnie JTBC with Sunmi
Battle Trip KBS Contestant With Wendy (Ep. 100–103)
Cool Kids JTBC Host Episodes 1-6
2020 King of Mask Singer MBC Panelist Episode 259
Yeri's Room Dum Dum Studio Youtube Guest with Irene
Where is My Home? MBC with Irene, Jeonghan, and Seungkwan
Weekly Idol with Irene, Episode 469
Knowing Brothers: After-School Activities JTBC with Irene, Episode 240

Radio DJ

Year Radio Channel Role Note
2015 Kiss the Radio KBS Cool FM Special DJ October 13 with Wendy

Music video appearances

Year Song Album Artist(s) Official video(s)
2014 "Fantastic" Fantastic Henry YouTube
2015 "Wish List" Winter Garden f(x) Youtube
2016 "One Day One Chance" School Oz OST SM Entertainment



Year Title Role Notes
2014-2015 School Oz Dorothy Lead Role


Year Endorsement
2018 Converse Korea
2019 Coca Cola (with Park Bogum)
2019 L'Occitane X OMY City Palette

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Show Category Nominated Work Result
2017 Melon Music Awards Hot Trend Award Deep Blue Eyes (as Girls Next Door) Nominated
Naver's 2017 Fashionista Awards Rising Star Award Nominated


  • Out of the 5 members, she trained the longest, training for a long duration of seven years, being cast back in 2007.[1]
  • She is the only member, and the only female SM Entertaiment artist, to have single eyelids.
  • She was born the same year as Wendy. Both have suffered vocal nodules. In Seulgi's case, it happened in her 5th and 6th year, which transitioned her into a dancer.
  • Seulgi was mentioned by labelmate Kyuhyun from Super Junior, gaining some attention before debut.
  • She got the nickname "Bear" from labelmate Amber from f(x).
  • She likes to imitate Pikachu.
  • She walks without moving her upper body, so it looks as if she was wearing heelies or being on a conveyor belt.
  • She can speak Japanese.
  • Her favourite number is 20.
  • Her English name is Angela. It was given to her by a teacher when she studied in an English institute.
  • She represents the color of Yellow.
  • She can neither wink nor do the splits.
  • Her designated animal is a brown bear since the release of Red Velvet's 2020 Seasons' Greeting. Prior to that, it would be a unicorn since debut to pre-Summer Magic era, and a polar bear from Summer Magic era till the release of their 2020 Seasons' Greeting.
  • Her representative fruit is a pineapple.
  • Her representative weapon is a knife.
  • Her representative drink is Yellow Breeze.
  • She has shown an imitation of an ostrich in various variety shows.
  • Her role model is Beyoncé.
  • Her hobbies are drawing and going to the Karaoke alone.
  • She claims that she has a habit of leaving a mess and cracking her bones, especially the knuckles.
  • Her ways of relieving stress are organizing thoughts by writing in a diary, eating with the people she likes and going to the Karaoke alone.
  • She collects stickers, pens and notes.
  • She used to share a room with Wendy.
  • She now has her own room.
  • Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
  • She trained with f(x) and EXO.
  • She has appeared in several CFs, including Baskin Robbins, Lotte Pepero, Meters/Bonwe, and BLACK Martine SITBON.
  • She starred in the SM Entertainment musical, “School Oz” as Dorothy.
  • Her Chinese name is Jiang sèqí (Jiang Su Qi).
  • She has a older brother.
  • She can play the guitar.
  • Her best subject at school was PE.
  • Despite this, her reaction times are the slowest and moves slowly.
  • She loves Pringles, even receiving a congratulatory message from Pringles UK's Twitter on her birthdays.
  • She prefers male choreography like hip hop dances.
  • Irene's first impression about Seulgi was that she was odd but that made her even cuter
  • Before her debut Super Junior Kyuhyun mentioned her a lot on Radio Star. On 093015 Seulgi when on Radio Star and said" I was practicing when my trainee friends came and said I've come up on the real-time searchers. I stayed at first place without falling", Kyuhyun responded with the word " I've dug up a star"
  • Recently on MBC's Idol's True Colors she said sometimes she is conscious of her ears.
  • She is part of the South Korean television program "Idol Drama Operation Team" and its project female group Girls Next Door.
  • At the Music Bank festival in Singapore she did a cover of "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, with Hwa Sa from the South Korean girl group "MAMAMOO".
  • She was named one of the "Precious Yet Powerful" Idols that prove duality man undoubtedly exists. [2]
  • Her favorite movie is Before Sunrise. [3]


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