Seungmin - Stray Kids: Profile, Career and Facts


1. Profile
2. Career
3. Facts


Birthdate: September 22, 2000
Birth Name: Kim Seung Min
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Debut: Mar 25, 2018
Position: Lead Vocalist
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Nationality: Korean
Groups: Stray Kids, VocalRacha
Nicknames: Cherry, Cherry Dog, Puppy, Dandy Boy
High School: Cheongdam High School
Specialty: Singing, playing the guitar
Blood Type: A
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon


Seungmin, born on September 22, 2000, in Seoul, South Korea, is a member of the popular K-pop group, Stray Kids. His full name is Kim Seung-min. He attended Cheongdam High School, a prestigious institution in Seoul, where he balanced his studies with his passion for music. He participated in the 13th JYP Open Audition in 2016, where he impressed the judges with his powerful vocals. As a result, Seungmin was accepted as a trainee, marking the beginning of his training period under JYP Entertainment. After nearly two years of intense training, Seungmin officially debuted as a member of Stray Kids on March 25, 2018. Stray Kids made their official debut on March 25, 2018, with their extended play (EP) titled "I Am NOT." The EP featured the lead single "District 9".

Stray Kids is a South Korean K-pop boy group formed by JYP Entertainment in 2017. The group consists of eight members: Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N. Originally, Stray Kids debuted as a nine-member group, but member Woojin left in 2019. The group's formation and debut were documented in a reality show called "Stray Kids," which aired on Mnet.

In Stray Kids, Seungmin plays a vital role as a lead vocalist and an MC. Seungmin has mentioned in various interviews and fan interactions that he looks up to several artists in the Korean music industry. Some of his main influences include popular K-pop groups such as SHINee and DAY6, as well as solo artists like Park Hyo Shin and IU. Seungmin has also expressed his admiration for Western artists like Sam Smith, Adele, and Charlie Puth.

Throughout his career, Seungmin has had the opportunity to collaborate with other artists and participate in featured works. In 2018, Seungmin, along with fellow Stray Kids members Bang Chan and Changbin, participated in a special stage performance during the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA). They performed a remix of their song "Get Cool," highlighting their vocal and rap skills. In 2019, Seungmin collaborated with other JYP Entertainment artists, such as DAY6's Young K and Park Ji-min, for the song "Over the Sky" as part of JYP's special project, "JYP Nation." Seungmin covered Park Ji-min's song "My Youth" in 2020 as part of a special project called "SKZ-RECORD." In 2021, Seungmin and Stray Kids member I.N. collaborated on a cover of Lee Hi's song "Seoulite." During KCON:TACT 2020, Seungmin and his fellow Stray Kids members joined forces with DAY6's Young K and Wonpil. They performed a mashup of Stray Kids' "Blueprint" and DAY6's "Zombie".

Seungmin has also engaged in various solo projects. Stray Kids' SKZ-PLAYER is a platform where members can showcase their individual talents and skills. Seungmin has participated in several SKZ-PLAYER projects, including his cover of DAY6's "You Were Beautiful". As part of Stray Kids' ongoing project, SKZ-RECORD, Seungmin has released several solo covers and performances. These include his rendition of Park Ji-min's "My Youth" and a cover of Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself". Seungmin has also taken on the role of a special MC on the Arirang TV show "After School Club," where he interviews K-pop artists and interacts with fans.

Stray Kids and Seungmin has participated in various charitable activities and events. In 2019, Stray Kids held a charity event during their UNVEIL TOUR "I am..." in Bangkok, Thailand. The event aimed to raise funds for the Thai Red Cross Society, which supports various humanitarian and social causes. In 2020, Stray Kids participated in the "My House" challenge, a social media campaign initiated by JYP Entertainment labelmates 2PM. The challenge aimed to raise awareness and funds for COVID-19 relief efforts. Stray Kids, along with other JYP Entertainment artists, took part in the "With You" campaign in 2020. The campaign was organized by the label to support children and teenagers facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seungmin is known for his fashionable and versatile style. Seungmin's everyday style often features comfortable and casual clothing items such as jeans, T-shirts, hoodies, and sneakers. He is known for his skill in layering different clothing items to create unique and eye-catching looks. He often combines various textures, patterns, and colors to add depth and interest to his outfits. Seungmin likes to accessorize his outfits with items such as hats, beanies, and statement necklaces. On stage, Seungmin's style is more daring and bold, featuring statement pieces, vibrant colors, and unique patterns. For formal events and award shows, Seungmin opts for classic looks, such as tailored suits and dress shoes.

Seungmin, as a member of Stray Kids, has been a part of various awards and nominations. Stray Kids and Seungmin won the "Best New Male Artist" award in 2018, marking an impressive start to their career. In 2020, they also received the "Worldwide Fans' Choice" award. They won the "New Artist of the Year" award in 2019. The group won the "Rookie of the Year" award in 2019, and in 2020, they took home the "Bonsang" award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in the music industry. They was awarded the "New Artist of the Year" in 2019. In 2018, they won the "Rookie of the Year" award, and in 2020, they received the "Best Musician" award. They won the "New Hallyu Rookie" award in 2018.

Facts and Trivia

Seungmin initially had aspirations to become a baseball player but had to stop due to an injury. He later discovered his passion for singing and even won a prize at a nursery rhyme contest in fourth grade, eventually joining a choir. Seungmin chose to audition for JYP Entertainment after his friend Lee Daehwi (AB6IX), a former JYP trainee, encouraged him to do so. As part of the group's vocal subunit, VOCALRACHA, he plays a significant role in the group's music. Seungmin is often referred to as "Sunshine" by his fans and "Snail" by his fellow Stray Kids members. He graduated from the School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA) in 2019. Seungmin is fluent in English, having learned the language through self-study and watching American TV shows. Before debuting with Stray Kids, Seungmin trained for 1 year and 11 months under JYP Entertainment. Seungmin is allergic to cat fur but still loves cats and finds them adorable.  Seungmin's favorite color is blue, which he finds calming and refreshing. Seungmin loves eating chicken, especially fried chicken.

Seungmin shares a room with I.N, another member of Stray Kids, in their dormitory. Seungmin has a dog named Dori, who he loves and often talks about during interviews and live broadcasts. Seungmin enjoys playing soccer and was a member of his school's soccer team before joining JYP Entertainment. Seungmin, along with fellow Stray Kids member Hyunjin, co-hosted the radio show "SKZ's Room" on Naver NOW. Seungmin has mentioned that his ideal type is someone with a bright and positive personality, who can make him laugh and feel comfortable. Seungmin, as part of Stray Kids, has won numerous awards, including Rookie of the Year, Best New Male Artist, and Best 3 New Artists (Asia) at various award shows and ceremonies. Seungmin has showcased his hosting skills as a special MC for various music shows, such as Mnet's "M Countdown" and SBS MTV's "The Show." Seungmin has participated in various Korean variety shows, such as "King of Mask Singer" and "Idol Room," showcasing his humor and wit.

Seungmin is known to have close friendships with members of other K-pop groups, such as TXT's Beomgyu and AB6IX's Daehwi, whom he met during their trainee days and school years. Seungmin can play the guitar and has occasionally showcased his skills during live performances and broadcasts. Seungmin and Stray Kids have participated in various charitable activities, such as the Ice Bucket Challenge, to raise awareness and funds for causes like Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). Seungmin has a casual and comfortable fashion sense, often opting for jeans, t-shirts, and sneakers. He also likes to accessorize with hats, such as beanies and bucket hats. Before debuting with Stray Kids, Seungmin appeared in the music video for the song "Hellevator," which was released in 2017 and served as the group's pre-debut single. Seungmin's blood type is A, which is often associated with a calm and composed personality in South Korean culture. Seungmin is known to be an early riser, often waking up before the other Stray Kids members to prepare for their schedules and activities.

Seungmin's favorite season is autumn, as he enjoys the cool weather, colorful foliage, and cozy atmosphere that the season brings. Seungmin is a member of Stray Kids' vocal line sub-unit, which includes other members with strong vocal abilities like Woojin, I.N, and Han. Seungmin has expressed his desire to visit countries like Italy, Japan, and Australia, where he can experience their unique cultures, landscapes, and cuisines. Seungmin enjoys watching various movie genres and has mentioned that some of his favorite films include "La La Land," "Begin Again," and "The Avengers" series. Seungmin's personal motto is "Let's be a person who knows how to be thankful".

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