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Se7en (Choi Dong-Wook), KPOPIANA,

Se7en (Choi Dong Wook) has been signed with YG Entertainment since he debuted in 2003. In addition to his Korean music career, Se7en has also debuted in Japan (2005) and has made in-roads in China and the United States. He is also known for his decision not to lip synch during live performances, and his dedication to music has been recognized via several awards, including numerous MNET and Golden Disc awards and a Seoul Music Award.

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From L to R: Lio, Hwi-chan, Tae-hwa, Ryu, Chris; Not Pictured: Ki-hyun; Credit:

Name Battle
Meaning of Name They formed through the show”Let’s Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa!”
  • Ryu (Won Seung-jae, leader)
  • Ki-hyun (Shin Ki-hyun)*
  • Lio (Park Ji-woon)
  • Tae-wha (Jin Tae-wha)
  • Hwi-Chan(Kim Tae-kwan)
  • Chris (Jung Hyung-rok, maknae)

* – former member

Debut December 17, 2006
Status On Hiatus/Disbanded (as of 2008)
Label Good! Entertainment (2006-2008)
Fan Name
  • Destiny
Origin of Fan Name
  • “Destiny” is the name of one of Battle’s official fancafes, which fans then took for themselves.
Fan Club Website(s)
  • Unavailable
Related Websites

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Official Fan Color: Fluorescent Gold

Individual Projects


  • Musicals: Jekyll and Hyde
  • Modeling: childhood model, Kay Kim’s Fashion Show (November 2007), Kim Gyu Shik’s Fashion Show (March 2007), CF with SE7EN, various modeling competitions in Korea and Japan, participated in “Prettier than Flower” (Korea Drag Queen Contest 2008); Battle Fashion show
  • Dramas: KBS Supermom
  • Chosen by Shinhwa member, Andy


  • Musicals: My Fair Lady/Take Care of the Young Lady (아가씨를 부탁해)  as Lee Byung Hun (2009)
  • Modeling: Korea Jewelry Awards (2008), NT Face (2009); Battle Fashion show
  • MC: KM Show Music Tank (2007)
  • Other: Member of the Unicef Star Soccer Team (2008)
  • Chosen by Shinhwa member, Eric


  • Modeling: Battle Fashion show
  • Featured in “Come Back” by Jun Jin
  • Chosen by Shinhwa member, Jun Jin


  • MC/VJ: Channel V
  • Modeling: Battle Fashion show
  • Debuted as a solo artist in 2008 as Zin Tae-Hwa with Fallen Angel
  • Chosen by Shinhwa member, Minwoo


  • Replaced Shinhwa member, Dongwan’s original choice from “Let’s Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa!” Jang-hyun (currently a member of the group Sunny Hill)
  • Modeling: Battle Fashion show
  • Chosen by Shinhwa member, Dongwan (second choice)


  • Modeling: Battle Fashion Show, “Prettier than Flower” (Korea Drag Queen Contest 2008) winner
  • Chosen by Shinhwa member, Hyesung

Battle Signs/Nicknames

  • Ocean, Wide as an Ocean, B.A. Double T. L. E’s Leader ONE (Ryu)
  • Wind, Gathering the Wind (Ki-hyun)
  • Sun, Grabbing the Sun, Park Boss (Lio)
  • Star, To Be a Star, Battle’s “Tallest” (Tae-hwa)
  •  Light, Lighting the Light, Battle’s Main Dancer (Hwi-chan)
  • Sky, From the Sky, Maknae on Top (Chris)

Television Appearances

Let’s Coke Play! Shinhwa Battle!: 6 Episodes

Visiting Battle’s Home: 1 Episode

Battle’s Dormitory in China: 1 Episode

Battle Happy Club China: 1 Episode

Battle YTN Star Today: 1 Episode

Battle Fanmeeting: 14 Parts

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Step by Step

Smile Again – Various Artists

Malhae! (Tell Me!)

Crash (Crazy Love)

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  Step by Step(Released: June 10, 2008)(Label: Good! Entertainment)

  1. Big Change – feat. Deggie
  2. Step by Step
  3. Luv U
  I Love Asia Project(Released: May 29, 2008)(Label: JYP Entertainment)

  1. Smile Again – Various Artists
  Malhae!(Tell Me!)(Released: May 30, 2007)(Label: Good! Entertainment)

  1. 말해 (Tell Me!)
  2. Hey Yo
  3. 고장난 가슴 (Broken Heart)
  4. 고장난 가슴 (Broken Heart) – Instrumental Ver.
  Crash (Crazy Love)(Released: December 14, 2006)(Label: Good! Entertainment)

  1. Crash (Crazy Love)
  2. Icarus
  3. Flying Up
  4. Icarus – Instrumental Ver.

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