Red Velvet is one of the Korean all-girl groups from the stables of SM Entertainment and notable among its members is Kang Seul-gi, fondly called the Bear by friends. The music group which came to light on the 1st of August 2014 has recorded quite a few studio albums and EPs among which are the 2015 Red Velvet and the 2017 Perfect velvet.
With the Red Velvet group, Kang Seul-gi functions as the main dancer and a lead vocalist, thanks to the fact that she is arguably the best dancer of the group. The Korean crooner has since launched her solo career and has recorded several collaborations with the likes of Wendy and Chieyol.
7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Kang Seul-gi (Seulgi)
Nicknamed PikaSeul or the Bear by friends, Kang Seul-gi comes from a small family unit that comprises of her parents and a brother who is older than her by a few years. Though information is sparse on her family background and formative years, the Korean beauty has her date of birth recorded as the 10th of February 1994.
She passed through Byungmal Middle School and later joined Seoul School of Performing Arts. The beautiful artist has fluency in both Japanese and Korean. Her training at SM Entertainment officially commenced in 2007, and five years on, precisely on the 2nd of December 2013, she became one of the first persons that the entertainment company introduced to the public via their pre-debut project entitled SM Rookies
The Korean singer dabbled into acting recently and was confirmed as a cast member for Law of the Jungle in Mexico in February 2018 alongside Sunmi, she was also confirmed to be playing a role on the set of Secret Unnie – JTBC new variety show
Kang Seul-gi made her debut with Red Velvet sometime in January 2015; she came in a leading role on the set of a musical from the company called School Oz giving expression to the character of Dorothy. Their first studio album titled The Red featuring the group’s hit song Dumb Dumb topped the US World Charts and the Korean Charts. The group went back to the studio and commenced work on the 2nd EP titled The Velvet which came to fruition on the 17th of March 2016 and made the top of the Korean Chart with the number – One of These Nights. The Gaon Music Chart ranked it at #10.
As she gained popularity, Kang Seul-gi launched her solo career, but still remained part of the group in spite of her recorded success as a solo artist. She contributed her bit to all their releases which include the likes of EP Rookie, 2nd album Perfect Velvet – a November 2017 release as well as their most recent EP titled Summer Magic that came to light in 2018. Further buttressing their success is the fact that the group has been busy with their tour since the beginning of 2019.
Kang Seul-gi’s solo career has exposed her to other artists in the world of music, she collaborated with Wendy on the track Don’t Push Me and with Steve Barakatt and SM Town on the number Sound of Your Heart. 2017 saw the K-pop singer partnering with Chiyeol to perform the track Our Story. Her most recent performance was with Kim Chung-ha, Jeon So-Yeon, and SinB on the song Wow Things.
The singer’s popularity has grown since she launched her solo career, Kang Seul-gi’s status as a star brings a steady increase to her net worth. According to sources, the singer’s wealth is recorded in excess of $4 million which is quite admirable. The level of success that she has recorded in her solo career guarantees that her net worth is on the track to experience a boost.
The Korean singer stands at a height of 164cm with a matching bodyweight of 44kg. Kang Seul-gi is quite a beauty, earning the #71 position on the 2015 list of the most beautiful faces. A 2016 version of the same list named her at #29, while both the 2017 and 2018 editions placed her at #23 and #20 respectively. The artist appears to love shopping as she was selected as the group member that shops the most.
She is the typical happy face who can smile under any condition; Kang Seul-gi seems to also be a dresser as she loves to color-coordinate all her apparel. Her favorite wears are all chic and in dark colors