Eunkwang (은광) is a South Korean singer, entertainer, and musical actor currently signed under Cube Entertainment. He is best known as the leader and main vocalist of boy group BtoB. He also currently serves a a member of Cube Entertainment's board of directors.
I. Personal Life
Eunkwang was born Seo Eunkwang (서은광) on November 22, 1990 in Yongin Gyeonggi, South Korea.
He began his mandatory military duty by enlisting as an active duty solider in the militar band on August 21, 2018. In October 2018, he received first place out of the recruits in the overall results during basic training. He was discharged from the army on April 7, 2020.
Eunkwang debuted as a member of BtoB on March 21, 2012. Over the group's career, Eunkwang has contributed as a lyricist and acted as the group's leader except during his enlistment (when was temporarily replaced by Minhyuk and later Sungjae until his discharge.)
He has also particpated as a member of two subunits within BtoB, BtoB Blue and BtoB 4U.
IIII. Solo Activities
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, he made his musical debut as "Albert" in the musical, "Monte Cristo". He also joined the cast for musical, "Bachelor's Vegetable Store" as Chul Jin-yeok.
In 2014, he became a fixed cast on tvN's variety show SNL Korea 5. He also released the song "Back In The Day" as part of the "Cube Voice Project Part 2".
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, he 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, Eunkwang 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 he would released his debut EP in June. He is the sixth member of BtoB to debut as a solo artist. Hisfirst 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, Eunkwang'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.
|One Day (Piece of BtoB Vol. 7)||September 19, 2017||Digital Single|
|FoRest: Entrance||June 8, 2020||Mini Album|
IVI. Variety Shows
|2014||SNL Korea 5||Cast Member||tvN|
|2015||We Got Married||Studio Panel||MBC|
|2018||Law of the Jungle in Mexico||Cast Member||SBS|
|2018||Real Life Men and Women 2||Cast Member||MBN|
|2013||The Count of Monte Cristo||Albert|
|2013||Bachelor's Vegetable Store||Chul Jin-yeok|
|2017||Goddess is Watching You||Ryu Sunho|
|2018||Barnum: The Great Showman||Amos Scudder|
|2020||Something Rotten!||Nick Bottom|