Debut[ edit ] Seven began training under the management agency YG Entertainment at the age of fifteen. After four years of training in singing and dancing, he made his debut in with "Come Back To Me". He then released his debut album Just Listen on March 8, MNET 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.
YG Entertainment and Seven also took necessary steps to ensure his debut such as trademarking his name in America. Three of his U. The music video for "Girls" was also released on Myspace that same day. Korean comeback[ edit ] Seven made an official comeback in Korea after a 3-year long hiatus on July 31, with his 1st mini-album "Digital Bounce. Seven began his follow up promotions in October with the song 'I'm Going Crazy' which featured his longtime girlfriend Park Han-byul as the main actress in the music video.
Throughout his comeback, Seven attended many variety shows and even featured in fellow labelmate 2NE1 's hit reality show 2NE1TV, where he described his hardships in America and his hiatus. Seven ended his promotions on the October 30, Japanese comeback[ edit ] Seven has recently revealed, by means of 2NE1's Nolza Japan Concert, that he is planning a comeback in Japan after his four-year hiatus since He has revealed that this album will have a Pop concept and that his first official fanmeet would be on November 6, Seven has also revealed that he will be releasing a digital single called 'Angel' in November , and would release a full Japanese album alongside a Korean album in January Military service and discharge[ edit ] On March 18, , Seven enlisted for his mandatory military service at the Reserve in Uijeongbu , Gyeonggi Province for five weeks of basic training followed by 21 months as an active-duty soldier.
During his military service, the singer's contract with YG Entertainment expired in February It was later confirmed that they mutually agreed not to renew the singer's contract. The first episode of Goong S premiered on January 10, on MBC ; the average nationwide rating for the entire series was 9.
Goong S was the most searched and rewatched drama online;[ when? It even helped Seven to sing with more emotion during performances. He also mentioned that he was thankful to have a chance to work with the drama crew and take his career to a new level by acting. His voice can be described as smooth, mellow, and sometimes mildly abrasive see vocal belting when songs, such as "Crazy," "La La La," "Hikari" and "I Know," call for it.
Seven had previously denied rumours that they were a couple in order to protect Park's privacy and let the relationship grow naturally.
It was decided that they broke curfew trying to get massages. They allegedly visited several parlors that were closed before they found one that was open late. They left as soon as they realised that it was a parlor for prostitution. Both received ten days in military jail for their actions. The incident caused a severe backlash, and led the Ministry of Defense to abolish the Celebrity Soldier unit.