Get To Know K-Idol Se7en: From Male Solo Artist Into CEO of ELEVEN9 Entertainment


Let’s Find Out Who Se7en Is…

Choi Dong-wook born on November 9th, 1984, better known by his stage name Seven (stylized as Se7en), is a South Korean singer, who has also advanced into Japan, China, and the United States.

Before becoming a CEO, Se7en was an idol under YG Entertainment. Se7en began training under the management agency YG Entertainment at the age of fifteen. In this article, we are going to give you a detailed rundown of everything about his career, starting from a Korean singer to becoming a CEO. So, don’t go anywhere, stay tuned, and keep on scrolling down this article.

Full Profile and Facts of Se7en


Full Profile

Stage Name: SE7EN

Hangul: 세븐

Birth Name: Choi Dong Wook

Hangul: 최동욱

Hanja: 崔東昱

Nickname: Seven Eleven

Date of Birth: November 9th, 1984

Occupation: Singer, Model, Actor

Height: 180 cm

Weight; 64 kg

Blood Type: B

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Siblings: 2 older sisters

Religion: Christian

Korean Debut Date: March 22nd, 2003

Japanese Debut Date: February 23rd, 2005

U.S. Debut Date: March 10th, 2009

Label: YG Entertainment

Official Fan Club: Lucky SE7EN


-His only hobby is Music and SE7EN has a collection of more than 1,000 CDs.

-He and BIGBANG’s T.O.P are known as the “Choi Brothers” because they share the same surname, blood type, height, and are really close to each other.

-He left for military service on March 19th, 2013 and underwent 21 months of service.

-He has been with his girlfriend for over 10 years.

-He joined YG when he was 15 but refused to debut until 19 because he wanted to train more to become better.

-He went to the same high school as Rain and Boom.

-He is well known for his breakdancing.

-He is a really hard worker/perfectionist.

-He suggested the name T.O.P for BIGBANG’s T.O.P because he was supposed to be called Mark after a famous YG Guitarist.

Debut as YG Entertainment Artist


As we mentioned before, as a singer from YG Entertainment, Se7en began training under the management agency at the age of fifteen. After four years of training in singing and dancing, he made his debut in 2003 with “Come Back To Me.” He then released his debut album Just Listen on March 8th, 2003.

Later that year, he received the Best Newcomer Award from MNET, who described Seven as a super rookie who could only stand against Rain, although the two were friends back in their high school years, alongside Boom.

Se7en’s Transformations Through Time


Se7en has been a Korean singer for 16 years, and here are some of his transformations from the beginning of his career until now…


Becoming the CEO of ELEVEN9 Entertainment

YG Entertainment

After completing his military service, he started up his own entertainment company ELEVEN9 Entertainment. Se7en’s side stated on July 7th, 2015, “Se7en has established Eleven Nine Entertainment and will speed up his activities.”

On July 7th, Se7en also revealed the logo and a few other details about ELEVEN9 Entertainment on his Instagram account (@se7enofficial). Fans quickly noted that ELEVEN9 can be translated to November 9th, which is the birthday of Se7en.

Before establishing his own entertainment company, Se7en was part of YG Entertainment, but after his return from the military, he broke away from his longtime agency.

Se7en started to pursue solo activities again, including a musical acting role as his first comeback activity but without accepting offers from other agencies. Now, it is revealed that he was spending that time forming his own company.



Here are some of the memorable posts that he shared on his personal Instagram account (se7enofficial).

1. A short clip on his Instagram to commemorate the launching of his new company!

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2. Uh, an #UncleDay? <3




Korean Albums Chinese Albums Japanese Albums
Just Listen (2003) Must Listen (2006) First Seven (2006)
Must Listen (2004) Dangerman (2016)
24/Seven (2006) 1109 (2017)
Sevolution (2006)


Music Videos

Title Year
“Come Back to Me” 2003
“Once, Just Once”
“Baby I Like You Like That”
“Passion” 2004
“Hikari” 2005
“Start Line”
“I Know” (feat. Teddy)
“Come Back to Me Part 2”
“I Wanna…”
“Be Good to You”
“La La La”
“Aitai” 2007
“Ari no Mama”
“La La La (Remix)”
“All Night Long” (feat. Ivy)
“Girls” (feat. Lil’ Kim) 2008
“Better Together” 2010
“Better Together” (Dance Version)
“I’m Going Crazy”
“Somebody Else” 2012
“When I Can’t Sing”
“Somebody Else” (Korean version)
“Love Again”
“Thank U” 2013
“Rainbow” 2016
“I’m Good”
“Give It to Me”



Year Title Role
2007 Prince Hours Kang Hoo/Lee Hoo


Award Achievements

Year Awards
  • 2003 KM Music Festival: Best New Male Artist
  • 18th Golden Disk Awards: New Artist Award
  • 2003 KMTV Music Awards: New Male Vocalist Award
  • 14th Seoul Music Awards: New Artist Award
  • 2003 SBSGayo DaeJun: New Singer Award
  • 2003 MBC Entertainment Awards: Best Pop Singer (Special Award)
  • 2003 MBC Music Awards: New Vocalist Award
  • 19th Golden Disk Awards: Bonsang
  • 19th Golden Disk Awards: Popular Music Video Award
  • 2004 KM Music Festival: Best Male Solo Artist Award
  • 2004 KBS Music Awards: Bonsang
  • 2004 MBC Music Awards: Bonsang
  • 2005 Channel V Thailand Music Awards: Asian Sensation Award
  • 20th Japan Gold Disc Awards: Japan-Korea Friendship Year Special Award
  • 2006 MTV Asia Awards: Favorite Artist Korea
  • 2006 MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Buzz Asia (South Korea)
  • 16th Seoul Music Awards: Best Music Video Award (난 알아요)
  • 2006 SBS Gayo DaeJun: Bonsang
  • 2007 20’s Choice: Best Male Artist Award
  • Singapore Entertainment Awards(SEA): Best Asia Performance Award
  • China Music Award and Asian Influential Awards: Best Overseas Performer


Mnet Asian Music Awards

Year Category Recipient Result
2003 Best New Male Artist “Come Back To Me”[1] Won
Best R&B Performance “Once Again” (한번 단 한번)[2] Nominated
2004 Best Male Video “Passion”[3][4] Won
Best Dance Video Nominated
2006 Best Male Artist “I Know”[5] Nominated
2010 Best Male Artist[6] “Better Together” Nominated
2012 Best Male Artist[7][8] “When I Can’t Sing” Nominated
Artist of the Year [8][9] Nominated


Looking forward to seeing his next comeback and his other awards!!!