Seo Eun-kwang (Korean: 서은광; born November 22, 1990), also simply known as Eunkwang, is a South Korean singer, entertainer, musical actor and the leader and main vocalist of the South Korean boy group BtoB.
November 22, 1990
Yongin, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Seo Eun-gwang|
Seo reportedly began military duty by enlisting as an active duty soldier in the military band on August 21, 2018 at the ROK army's 27th division, nicknamed the 'We Will Win' unit in Gangwon-do's Hwacheon County. In October 2018, he received first place out of the recruits in the overall results during basic training. On March 14, he was selected as ROK-SWC for receiving more than 90 points in sit-ups, push-ups, 3 km running, 10 km full combat gear marching and more.
He was discharged from the army on April 7, 2020.
In 2017, Seo participated in the Donation Applause 337 Relay Campaign with another 200 entertainers and sports stars. The campaign is to share more than three donations and to send warmth to more than three friends and purchase more than 7,000 won. This resulting in Seo's 418 fans donated to the Children's Rehabilitation Hospital, a building facility who was fully funded by Seo to treat children with severe disabilities. On November 21, 2017, Seo and his fans donated ₩10 million to help children with childhood diabetes. Cube Entertainment revealed, "Eunkwang's fans wanted to do something nice for his birthday and started collecting donations for the Korea Diabetes Association, which BtoB works as ambassadors. When Eunkwang heard his fans were preparing to donate, he told the label that he wanted to participate as well and he participated in the donation and delivered the scholarship letter himself."
On April 9, 2019, while serving the military, Seo donated ₩20 million to help the affected areas of the Sokcho Fire through Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association.
In January 2020, Korea Heart Foundation reveals that Seo donated ₩20 million to help financially troubled heart patients at the end of 2019. In April, 2020, BtoB's fan club 'Melody' donated women's hygiene products to commemorate Seo's discharge. The fan club delivered 3,201 sanitary napkins and wipes through World Human Bridge for pregnant women in vulnerable families who are suffering from COVID-19.
Seo debuted as the leader and main vocalist of Cube Entertainment's boy group BtoB on March 21, 2012, with the promotional single "Insane". The group is currently active with ten mini albums and two studio album. Eunkwang also contributed as the lyricist in their fourth mini album, Beep Beep with the song "Melody" that is dedicated to their fans.
Solo activities, acting and debut
In 2012, he released a digital single with singer Yoo Sung-eun entitled "Love Virus". A music video was uploaded to BtoB's official YouTube channel, featuring 4Minute's Nam Jihyun and singer Roh Ji-hoon.
In 2013, Seo made his musical debut as "Albert" in the musical, "Monte Cristo". He gained good responses after his performance. He also joined the cast for musical, "Bachelor's Vegetable Store" as Chul Jin-yeok.
In 2015, he sang the OST for the drama Mask with singer Miyu. It was entitled "I Miss You." He also joined the studio panel in the MBC variety show, and virtual marriage program, We Got Married.
In 2017-2018, Seo was active in the Korean musical theater scene. He was cast in Hamlet, Goddess is Watching You, Three Musketeers and Barnum: The Great Showman. Due to the sudden news of his enlistment, he was only able to perform 6 of the shows for Barnum: The Great Showman despite practice.
On April 25, 2020, Seo broadcast a 12 hours YouTube Live, 'Silverlight Is Back' on Btob's official channel to celebrate his discharge from the military. On May 7, 2020, it was announced that Seo would released his debut EP in June. He is the sixth member of BtoB to debut as a solo artist. To accompany the release of the EP, Seo will release "Dear My Dear" (Hangul: 서랍; lit. "Drawer"), which served as a pre-release single for Seo's upcoming first solo mini album. Seo's first solo mini album was released on June 8, 2020 with the title "FoRest: Entrance". It's released was followed shortly with the announcement of his first solo concert. Due to the COVID-19 situation in South Korea at the time, the concert was held online.
On August 13, 2020, Seo's appointment as a member of Cube Entertainment's board of directors was revealed through the company's 2020 half term report. Seo thereby became the first artist within Cube Entertainment to reach a director position within the agency.
On October 27, 2020, Cube announced that they have formed a unit called BtoB 4U consisting of Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Changsub and Peniel. The unit debuted on November 16 with their first mini-album, Inside and title track "Show Your Love".
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Sales
|As lead artist|
|"Back in the Days"||2014||—||
||Cube Voice Project Part 2|
||Piece of BTOB Volume 7|
|"Dear My Dear" (Hangul: 서랍; lit. "Drawer")||2020||—[A]||N/A||Non-album singles|
|"Love Virus" (with Yoo Sung-eun)||2012||74||
|"Fingertips Love" (with Changsub and Various artists )||2016||—||N/A|
|"So Do You" (with NC.A)||2018||45|
|"Let's Meet Once" (with Kim Bo Kyung)||60|
(with Changsub and Minhyuk)
|"I Miss You" (with Mi Yoo)||2015||—||N/A||Mask OST|
|"Goodbye Sadness" (with Changsub, Ilhoon)||—||Sweet, Savage Family OST|
|"For You" (with Minhyuk, Changsub, Ilhoon)||2016||—||Cinderella and Four Knights OST|
|"Ambiguous" (with Hyunsik, Sungjae)||2017||37||
||Fight for My Way OST|
|"Dreaming of Spring (Winter Sleep)"||2018||—||N/A||Queen of Mystery 2 OST|
|"Why, Only You (왜, 너만)"||2021||—||N/A||Replay: The Moment OST|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|2014||SNL Korea 5||tvN||Cast member||Episode 1-10|
|2015||We Got Married||MBC||Studio panelist|
|National Singing Competition||KBS||Contestant|
|2016||Idol and Family National Singing Competition|
|Same Bed Different Dreams||SBS||Guest|||
|King of Mask Singer||MBC||Contestant||Contestant as "Tonight I'm Afraid of Darkness, Seokbong", episodes 75–76|
|Duet Song Festival||Paired with Kim Yeon-mi, episodes 23–24|
|Battle Trip||KBS||With Yook Sung-jae, Im Hyun-sik, episode 16|
|Battle Trip||KBS||Contestant||With Lee Min-hyuk, Lee Chang-sub, episode 62|
|Immortal Songs 2||With his mother, episode 324 |
|Master Key||SBS||Episode 5, 7 and 11|
|Immortal Songs 2||KBS||Best of the Best episode 335|
|2018||Law of the Jungle in Mexico||SBS||Cast member||Episode 314–320 |
|Unexpected Q||MBC||Contestant||Episode 1|
|Real Life Men and Women 2||MBN||Cast member||Reality show |
|Unexpected Q||MBC||Contestant||Episode 15|
|2020||Amazing Saturday||TVN||Guest||Episode 117|
|Weekly Idol||Episode 463 with Peniel|
|Omniscient Interfering View||Episode 105|
|Idol on Quiz||KBS||Episode 2 with Cube Entertainment lablemates|
|Mr. House Husband||as Roh Ji-hoon's guest|
|Bookae Contest (부캐 선발대회)||Mnet||Contestant||With Lee Chang-sub|
|2021||Steve JOBson (스티브 JOB손)||Cube TV||Judge/director||With Lee Min-hyuk, Park Mi-sun|
|2020||CLC Single [HELICOPTER] Online Fan Showcase||N/A||N/A|||
|All That Cube||Cube Tv||Episode 1, 3, 4 and 6|||
|Idol League (Season 3)||KT Olleh||with Sandara Park|||
|2012||I Live in Cheongdam-dong||JTBC||Pre-debut with other BtoB members|
|2014||The Heirs||Himself||SBS||Cameo ep. 4|
|2013||The Count of Monte Cristo (musical)||Albert|||
|Bachelor's Vegetable Store||Chul Jin-yeok|||
|Goddess is Watching You||Ryu Sunho|||
|Barnum : The Great Showman||Amos Scudder|||
|2020||Something Rotten!||Nick Bottom|||
|2018||Idol Radio||MBC||DJ; 7–27 July 2018|||
Award and nominations
|Year||Competition||Award Title||Recipient/Nominated Work||Date||Notes||Ref.|
|2017||Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend||Song of the Week||Seo Eunkwang & Hwang Soon-ok - "With Love"||October 7, 2017||Legend/Theme: Chuseok Special with Family, ep 324|
- "Dear My Dear" did not enter Gaon Digital Chart, but debuted and peaked at number 53 on Gaon Download Chart.
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- "비투비(BTOB), "'본 투 비트' 세계를 압도하는 그룹 될것"".
- "스튜디오 C (STUDIO C) | MCㅣ은광ㅣBTOB". SBS MTV. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
- "BTOB's Eunkwang's Brother Joins Eunkwang and Changsub for a Beautiful Ballad Performance". soompi. 8 February 2016.
- [단독] "비투비도 군대 간다"..서은광, 8월 21일 현역 입대. Osen (in Korean). August 6, 2018.
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- [팝업★]"2년 공백 두렵기도" 비투비 서은광, 전역 소감→2막 시작에 응원물결. HeraldPop. April 7, 2020.
- "[★해시태그] "멋지다! 우리 대장!"...양요섭, 윤두준 신병수료식 참석". XSportNews (in Korean). October 4, 2018.
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- 비투비 서은광, 코로나19에 부대 복귀 없이 4월 7일 전역[공식]. Maeil Kyungje (in Korean). March 25, 2020.
- 비투비 서은광, 애장품 기부 이벤트로 팬 418명 참여...어린이 재활병원 건립 후원에 기부. Seoul Economic Daily. February 9, 2020.
- "비투비 서은광, 팬들과 함께 소아 당뇨 학생 위해 1천만 원 기부". Spot Tv News. November 21, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
- 서은광 측 “강원도 산불 피해 지역에 2천만원 기부, 군 복무 중 직접” [공식]. Hankookilbo (in Korean). April 9, 2019.
- Park Hyun-min (January 30, 2020). [단독] 비투비 서은광, 또 선행..."한국심장재단 2천만원 기부" [[Exclusive] BTOB Seo Eun-kwang, another good ... "Korea Heart Foundation 20 million won donation"]. YTN Star (in Korean).
- 비투비 팬클럽 멜로디, 서은광 전역 기념해 뜻깊은 기부 [BTOB fan club melody, Seo Eun-gwang celebrates a significant donation]. Sports Donga (in Korean). April 14, 2019.
- "BtoB's "Insane" MV revealed!". Retrieved March 22, 2012.
- "BTOB Targets Global Audience With Debut Showcase". Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
- "BTOB Releases Teaser Images and Tracklist for 4th Mini Album "Beep Beep"". Retrieved February 9, 2014.
- Seo Eunkwang – Yoo SeungEun, duet song "Love Virus" MV, Nam JiHyun – Noh JiHoon's couple acting[permanent dead link]
- "BtoB's Eunkwang and Yoo Sung Eun to release duet "Love Sickness" on July 12th".
- ""은광 뮤지컬, 비투비 같지 않았다"(인터뷰)"".
- "비투비 서은광 뮤지컬 '총각네 야채가게' 캐스팅".
- "BTOB's Seo Eun Kwang Becomes Fixed Member on 'SNL Korea'". 17 February 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "BTOB's Eunkwang Revealed as Cube Voice Project Singer". Soompi.
- "BTOB's Eunkwang and Miyu lend their beautiful vocals for drama 'Mask's OST".
- "BTOB's Eunkwang to Join "We Got Married" Studio Panel". Soompi.
- "BTOB's Eunkwang joins "We Got Married" as a studio panelist". Koreaboo.
- "BTOB's Eunkwang Expresses Thoughts On Acting In Musical Ahead Of Military Enlistment". Soompi. 16 August 2018.
- 돌림판 잘못 돌려 전역하자마자 '12시간 라이브 방송'하게 생긴 '꽝손' 서은광. Insight (in Korean). April 8, 2020.
- 비투비 서은광, 25일 12시간 라이브 방송 진행 '팬들과 소통' [BTOB Seo Eun-kwang, live broadcast on the 25th for 12 hours 'Communicate with fans']. WowTv (in Korean). April 24, 2020.
- 비투비(BTOB) 서은광, 솔로 컴백 예정 '제대 이후 열일 행보'…"6월 발매 목표.... TopStarNews (in Korean). May 7, 2020.
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- Ji-young, Hwang (October 28, 2020). 서은광·이민혁·이창섭·프니엘, 유닛 비투비 포유 결성 [Seo Eun-kwang, Lee Min-hyuk, Lee Chang-seop, Peniel, formed the unit BtoB]. isplus.live.joins.com (in Korean). Retrieved November 7, 2020.
- Ko Seungah (November 16, 2020). [N현장] "7인 완전체 기다리며"…비투비 포유, 군백기 채운 유닛 데뷔(종합) [[N-site] "Waiting for all 7 people"... B2B U, debuts a unit filled with military flags (comprehensive)]. News1.
- Gaon Weekly Album Chart:
- 2020년 6월 Album Chart [June 2020 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved July 9, 2020.
- Charted songs:
- "2014 Gaon Download Chart – Week 24". Gaon Music Chart.
- "2017 Gaon Download Chart – Week 38, 2017". Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
- "서랍 (Dear My Dear)". May 17–23, 2020.
- Cumulative sales for "Love Virus":
- Cumulative sales for "Ambiguous":
- "서은광, 母와 아름다운 하모니…꿈은 이뤄진다". October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
- "[MD리뷰]'불후' 서은광X어머니, 애틋 눈물 쏟으며 감동 우승". October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
- "Archived copy" [단독]김준현·설인아·서은광·한은정·최현석 '정글' 멕시코行. TV Report (in Korean). Naver. 26 February 2018. Archived from the original on 26 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "[NEWS] 180730 'Real Life Men & Women' BTOB Eunkwang confirmed to make an appearance.. Revealing his independent life for the first time!". SportsChosun (in Korean). 29 July 2018.
- "2AM's Jo Kwon And BTOB's Eunkwang Join The Dance Battle In "Amazing Saturday" Preview".
- "'살림남2' 서은광x이지훈, 노지훈 집들이 등장..깜짝 놀랄 특급스타는?".
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- @OFFICIALBTOB (September 2, 2020). MC은광이와 함께하는 CLC Single [HELICOPTER] 발매 기념 온라인 팬 쇼케이스가 시작되었습니다. Twitter.
- Choi Ji-eun (July 1, 2020). [공식] (여자)아이들, 세 번째 미니앨범 ‘I trust’로 9개월 만에 컴백…4월 6일 발매 확정 [5th anniversary of 'Cube TV', Seo Eun-kwang X Pentagon X (G)I-dle celebrate video released]. Top Daily.
- "Dara & BTOB's Eunkwang chosen as new MCs of 'Idol League'".
- 서울경제 : 뮤지컬 '여신님이 보고계셔'...서은광(비투비) 정휘 조풍래 강기둥과 함께 여보셔 신드롬 예고
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- "<바넘 : 위대한 쇼맨> 아모스 스커더 역에 윤형렬·서은광·남우현 캐스팅".
- "BTOB's Eunkwang, PENTAGON's Yeo One & More To Star In Upcoming Musical "Something Rotten"".
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