Get To Know SEVENTEEN Leader S.Coups, Choi Seung-cheol: Profile, Pre-Debut Story, and More

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Let’s Get to Know S.Coups!

In this article, Channel Korea will provide you with details about the main rapper and also the leader of the K-Pop boy band Seventeen. So, stay tuned if you want to learn more about Choi Seung-cheol, or also known as S.Coups: his profile, facts, pre-debut story, and more!

 

S.Coups’ Profile

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Name: Choi Seung Cheol (최승철)
Stage Name: S.Coups (에스.쿱스)
Chinese Name: 崔勝澈 (cuī shèng chè)
Date of Birth: August 8th, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Nationality: Korean
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Blood Type: AB
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Label: Pledis Entertainment
Official Website: http://www.seventeen-17.com/
Twitter ID: @pledis_17
Facebook page URL: https://www.facebook.com/seventeennews/
Instagram ID: @saythename_17
Weibo ID: PLEDIS_17

 

Favorite Things

– Number: 8
– Colors: Red and white
– Hobby: Reading books, singing, and sports.
– Music genre: Rap and Hip-Hop
– Favorite song: Dok2’s “It’s me” (feat Joo young).
– Seung Cheol’s ideal type is someone who can cook well and who eats a lot.
– Role Models: Big Bang’s Taeyang, 2Pac, Seol Kyung Goo, Uknow Yunho, G-Dragon, and Zico.

 

Facts

– Choi Seung-Cheol has an older brother.
– He joined the Seoul High School of Performing Arts and graduated in February 2014, majoring in acting.
– He was a trainee for six years.
– His nicknames are 17’s Father, Beagle King.
– He’s one of the original Pledis Boys.
– He was formerly a member of Tempest before Seventeen was created.
– His favorite Korean Singers are Big Bang’s Taeyang and Seol Kyung Goo.
– His dream is to become an actor.
– He’s a black belt in Taekwondo (learned it for seven years).
– His eyelashes are 1 cm long. (Weekly Idol).
– He can’t eat spicy food.
– He doesn’t like lemons.
– He doesn’t like roller-coasters.
– Prior to his debut, he was featured in After School/Orange Caramel Raina‘s solo song “Superwoman.”
– He starred in After School Blue’s “Wonder Boy” MV and NU’EST’s “Face” MV.
– His stage name S.Coups comes from S – his name Sungcheol, Coups – Coup d’état (He created his stage name himself).
– The meaning behind his real name is that Seung means “clearly winning/winning” and the Cheol means “fair.” It means “to win fairly.”
– He likes the kind of sports where he could compete with others because he’s a very competitive person.

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– S.Coups entered high school and was discovered by Pledis Entertainment at the same time. He got accepted right away and became a trainee, however, it took six years for him to finally became a full-fledged member of a group. He was meant to debut with NU’EST before actually debuting with Seventeen, but got cut from the final line-up. After that, he joined the group Tempest, in which he performed well.

 

Appearance on MBC’s SEVENTEEN Project: Big Debut Plan

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Before Seventeen’s debut, the group starred in the reality show titled Seventeen Project: Big Debut Plan. In accordance with the title of the event, this show shows us how Seventeen prepares their project for their debut. Seventeen Project: Big Debut Plan (Hangul: 데뷔 대작전) is a 2015 reality show created by Pledis Entertainment and Mnet. It is a male idol debut project with the concept of winning the trainees versus Pledis survival. The show was concluded with the group’s debut showcase which featured songs that had been written and performed by subunits in the previous episodes.

While Seventeen was being formed, it was more than obvious that Seung Cheol would be the leader, as he had been a trainee for the longest amount of time, and he had a serious ambition when it came to performing and delivering. He appeared in the reality TV show Seventeen Project: Big Debut Plan, broadcasted on MBC between May 2nd and May 26th, 2015.

 

DEBUT AS A MEMBER OF SEVENTEEN

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Finally, after the boys completed the mission in Seventeen Project, they were scheduled to debut on May 26th, 2015, with the final line-up (13 members) with their songs Adore U” and “Shining Diamond”. Different from other boy groups, Seventeen is divided into three units, namely Hip-Hop, Vocal, and Performance. Seung-cheol is in the Hip-Hop line as the leader. He is also the leader of the whole team after all.

As the agency promised, Seventeen debuted on May 26th, 2015, with the song “Adore U,” through a live broadcast program that aired on MBS. The song is the title track of Seventeen’s first mini-album titled 17 Carat. The debut was successful. Seventeen released their second mini-album Boys Be on September 10th, 2015. “Mansae” became the main song that they promoted on various Korean music shows. By having the concept of a group with energetic and refreshing young men, Seventeen managed to steal the attention of female teenage fans. So it’s not surprising when they were in debut year, the boys won many trophies at various big award events in South Korea, such as the Golden Disk Awards, Seoul Music Awards, and the Gaon K-pop Chart Awards.

 

Filmography

Music Video Appearances (during his pre-debut)
– 2011 – Wonder Boy – AS BLUE
– 2011 – Love Letter – Happy Pledis
– 2012 – Face – NU’EST
– 2012 – Venus – Hello Venus
– 2014 – My Copycat – Orange Caramel

 

Music shows (As special MC)
– 2017 – KCON 2017 JAPAN – Mnet
– 2017 – Dream Concert – SBS
– 2017 – M Countdown – Mnet
– 2018 – KCON 2018 JAPAN – Mnet
– 2019 – M Countdown – Mnet
– 2019 – KCON 2019 LA – Mnet

 

Songwriting Credit

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Here is a list of S.Coup’s credit for songwriting for songs that have been released.

  • SEVENTEEN ALBUMS

2015
– Album 17 Carat

  1. “Shining Diamond”
  2. “Adore U”
  3. “Ah Yeah”

– Album Boys Be
1. “Fronting”
2. “Mansae”
3. “Rock”

– Album Love & Letter
1. “Chuck”
2. “Pretty U”
3. “Hit Song”
4. “Drift Away”
5. “Adore U” (Vocal Team)
6. “Monday to Saturday”
7. “Shining Diamond” (Performance Team)
8. “Love Letter”

2016
– Album Love & Letter Repackage
1. “No F.U.N”
2. “Very Nice”
3. “Healing”
4. “Space”

– Album Going Seventeen
1. “BOOMBOOM”
2. “Lean On Me”
3. “Fast Pace”
4. “I Don’t Know”

2017
– Album Al1
1. “Don’t Wanna Cry”
2. “If I”
3. “Crazy In Love”
4. “Check-In”

– Album Teen, Age
1. “Change Up”
2. “Without You”
3. “Trauma”
4. “Flower”
5. “Campfire”

2018
– Director’s Cut – Thinkin’ About You
We Make You Album
1. “Lean On Me” (Japanese ver.)
2. “Love Letter” (Japanese ver.)

You Make My Day Album
1. “Oh My!”
2. “Holiday”
3. “What’s Good”
4. “Our dawn is hotter than day”
– Single – “Oh My!” (Chinese Ver.)

2019
You Make My Dawn Album
1. “Chilli”
2. “Getting Closer”

Happy Ending (Single)
1. “Oh My!” (Japanese ver.)
2. “Healing” (Japanese ver.)

  • OSTs

20199-TEEN – Seventeen

  • Other songs

2015Q&A – with S.Coups, Vernon, and Ailee

  • Mixtapes

2017
LOTTO Remix
Un Haeng Il Chi (Concert ver.)
JOKER
What’s The Problem
MMO