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Micky
Post May 22, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

He began training under the management agency YG Entertainment at the age of fifteen. After four years of training in voice and dance, he made his debut in 2003 with "Come Back To Me". He released his debut album Just Listen on March 8, 2003. Later that year, he received the Best Newcomer Award from MNET. MNET described Se7en as a super rookie who could only stand against Rain, although these two were friends back in their high school years, alongside Boom.

Se7en is a featured guest on Amerie's Take Control on her album, Because I Love It, which was released in May 2007. YG had announced that Fabolous would be featured in Se7en 's first U.S. single. However, due to a leak in March 2007 of his US debut song, "This is My Year" featuring Fabolous, which was produced by Rich Harrison and Lionell Davis,on Myspace and YouTube, this caused some changes in Se7en's U.S. debut. Se7en worked with former CEO of LaFace Records, Mark Shimmel and Grammy-winner Rich Harrison and Richcraft producer Lionell Davis on his first American album.

Se7en made an official comeback in Korea after a 3 year long hiatus on July 31, 2010 with his 1st mini-album "Digital Bounce." The album consisted of 6 songs including a song from his American debut titled 'Money Can't Buy Me Love'. His 2nd track 'Digital Bounce' featured the rapping skills of Big Bang's T.O.P. Se7en began his follow up promotions in October with the song 'I'm Going Crazy' which featured his longtime girlfriend Park Han-byul as the main actress in the music video. Throughout his comeback, Se7en attended many variety shows and even featured in fellow labelmate 2NE1's hit reality show 2NE1TV, where he described his hardships in America and his hiatus. Se7en ended his promotions on the October 30, 2010. Se7en released his 2nd mini-album on February 1, 2012 with title track "When I Can't Sing.The track was produced by JYP and written by JYP making it the first ever official collaboration between YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment.

On March 19, Se7en enlist for his mandatory military service at the 306 Reserve in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province for five weeks of basic training followed by 21 months as an active-duty soldier. On that same day, YG Entertainment released Se7en's music video "THANK U (고마워)".

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