SEVENTEEN’s DK: Profile, Facts, Debut as Musical Actor, Solo Activities

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Get To Know SEVENTEEN’s Main Vocalist Dokyeom

Seventeen’s Lee Seokmin, or usually known by his stage name, DK (read: Dokyeom) is a South Korean singer under Pledis Entertainment and HYBE LABELS. He is one of the main vocalists of a boy group called SEVENTEEN. He also became the leader of Seventeen’s subunit BOOSEOKSOON. Aside from singing, DK has also debuted as a musical actor! Wanna know more about DK of SEVENTEEN? Keep scrolling~

SEVENTEEN’s DK’s Profile

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  • Stage Name: DK (도겸)
  • Full Name: Lee Seokmin (이석민)
  • Nicknames: Dokyeom, Seokku, Dokyeom-dungi, Doruto, Pizza Boy, Bindaettok
  • Date of Birth: February 18th, 1997
  • Place of Birth: Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Star Sign: Aquarius
  • Blood Type: Rh- O
  • Height: 180 cm
  • Weight: 66 kg
  • Debut Date: May 26th, 2015 (with SEVENTEEN)
  • Associated Acts: SEVENTEEN
  • Agency: Pledis Entertainment
  • Education: Yongin Sinri Elementary School, Yongin Hongcheon Middle School, Sinbong High School (transfer), Seoul Performing Arts High School (Department of Practical Dance/Graduate)

Interesting Facts of SEVENTEEN’s DK

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  • DK’s favorite food is dwaenjangjjiggae.
  • DK’s favorite number is 17.
  • DK’s favorite color is black.
  • While in SOPA, DK was in the same class as Yuju (GFriend), Jiho (OMG), and Cheng Xiao (Cosmic Girls).
  • DK’s role models are Yoon Dohyun and Moon Myungjin.
  • DK’s nicknames are Mr. Hat, Soonseok Talk, Rockstar, Docutie, Internal voice (the members call him that because he’s noisy when he’s practicing his singing and it sounds like a speaker).
  • DK was the last member to enter the group.
  • DK is cheerful and somewhat sensitive.
  • Between dating someone younger or older, DK prefers someone older because he needs someone to take care of him.
  • DK’s ideal type is a girl with long dark hair, has aegyo, and has long slender legs.
  • DK and Jaehyun from NCT went to the same school. In a radio interview, DK said that in those days, he didn’t set out to address Jaehyun because he was excessively attractive.
  • DK said that he feared ladybugs on account of a nightmare he had when he was younger.
  • DK sang the OST of the drama The Great Seducer titled “I’m First”.

Pre-debut Pictures of SEVENTEEN’s DK

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Check out the cutie Dokyeom during his pre-debut era, here!

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DK’s Debut with SEVENTEEN

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DK debuted with SEVENTEEN on May 26th, 2015, with their debut EP titled 17 Carat. He is the main vocalist of the group. SEVENTEEN is a boy group under Pledis Entertainment consisting of 13 members: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, The8, Mingyu, DK, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino.

DK’s singing is completely amazing. He is one of the best singers in the group. He has a sophisticated sensibility, a strong presence, a rich voice, a broad range, and a solid sense of stability. He has a lot of stability when handling the choreography and has a refreshing and sharp group dance at the same time, despite having a wide range of notes.

In the title song of the third mini-album, “Boom Boom”, he shows his strong vocal stability when choreographing a dance that involves several jumps. His high notes are extremely captivating!

Focus Fancam of SEVENTEEN’s DK

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Check out DK’s Focus fancam, here!

Seems like DK has grown more arm muscles during the Left & Right era. If you watch the fancam above, you can see how stunning he was! Check out fans’ comments on DK’s fancam, here:

  • Seriously, DK is a package. People often overlook his handsomeness due to his smiley personality but damn how can one overlook THAT!?
  • As I was saying, some of you praises him on how good he is when it comes to singing but not some of you noticed that he’s actually good looking, too. It’s just that he always act like a fool but he’s actually really good looking. I’m falling in love with him even more, day by day. Dokyeom-a, you’re my sunshine. You’re the brightest among all. Please keep on shining. I love you. ❣️
  • FACE ✅ VOCALS ✅ BODY ✅ PERSONALITY ✅ Dokyeom is literally the closest thing to a perfect human being.
  • Lol the saga of DK slowly losing the bandana around his arm

Seventeen members can pull off any concept and even nail it! You can check the fancams above and below to see the differences among Seventeen song concepts. In a Snapshot fancam, all you can see is a bunch of cute kids grooving around with their friends, but if you watch a Hit fancam, you can see the fierce, power, and coolness of them. Please do check their fancams out!


SEVENTEEN’s DK Became the Leader of SEVENTEEN’s Subunit

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On March 21st, 2018, Booseoksoon released a song titled “Just Do It”. Booseoksoon is a Seventeen subunit consisting of Hoshi, DK, and Seungkwan. Booseoksoon is also the acronym for Boo Seungkwan, Lee Seokmin, and Kwon Soonyoung.

Check out their single, here!

Ladies and gentlemen
They call us Boo Seok Soon
Let’s go

Just do it, I’m gonna walk, yeah
Just do it, I’m gonna run, yeah
Just do it, I’m gonna fly, yeah
Just do it, just do it, yeah

SEVENTEEN’s DK’s Solo Activity

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DK has been appearing solo in some variety shows and photoshoots. Let’s take a look at some of Seventeen’s DK’s solo activities, here~ Check this out!

SEVENTEEN’s DK’s Appearances in Dispatch: Main Vocal Along with NCT’s Jaehyun, Kim Jaehwan, NU’EST’s Baekho, and IZ’s Hyunjun

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In 2018, Seventeen’s DK along with other groups’ main vocals, Kim Jaehwan, NU’EST’s Baekho, and IZ’s Hyunjun had their first encounter through Dispatch for a photoshoot! They had a special meeting at a café in Seongsu-dong, Seoul. Dispatch also exclusively tells the story of them.

DK also shared his love for his fans, “Hello, CARATs. I’m Kyeom. Thank you so much for making my journey so lovely and bright! As a singer who can tell you a true story, I will stick with you for a long time. I always love you and thank you.”

Check out the photoshoot, here!

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SEVENTEEN’s DK’s Appearance in King of Masked Singer

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In 2016, Seventeen’s DK participated in The King of Masked Singer! He went to the show with the name Baby Goblin. He performed a song by Lee Seung Chul, “Fate”. His performance left the panelists and viewers in awe because of his voice. However, the identity of Baby Goblin was revealed, it turned out to be Seventeen’s DK! DK also appeared in the show as a panelist at another time, along with Seventeen’s Seungkwan.

Check out the clip of DK’s appearances in King of Masked Singer, here!