|Full Name||Seo Chang-bin|
|Birthday||August 11, 1999|
|Hometown||Yongin, South Korea|
|Occupation||Singer, Rapper, Songwriter|
|Associated Acts||Stray Kids|
Changbin is a South Korean singer-rapper renowned for his unique rapping style and songwriting skills. He is the leader of the popular K-pop boy band Stray Kids, under JYP Entertainment.
Ever since making his debut with Stray Kids in 2017, Changbin has been praised for his musical talents. His deep, gritty vocal tone and smooth, rapid-fire flow set him apart from other rappers in the K-pop industry. He is considered one of the fastest rising hip-hop idols in South Korea today.
Outside of Stray Kids, Changbin has also been building his identity as a solo artist. He writes lyrics and produces his own mixtapes, showing his talents as a versatile musician. From hard-hitting hip hop tracks to mellow R&B ballads, Changbin constantly experiments with different genres.
Changbin‘s Rise to Fame Timeline
August 11, 1999 – Changbin is born in Yongin, South Korea. He later moves to Gimpo, where he spends most of his childhood.
2013 (Age 14) – Changbin develops an interest in hip hop music and starts writing his own rap lyrics. He performs at local talent shows.
2015 (Age 16) – Changbin joins JYP Entertainment as a trainee after passing an audition with his rap skills.
2017 (Age 18) – Changbin competes on the survival show Stray Kids to become a member of JYP‘s new boy band.
March 25, 2018 – Stray Kids debuts with the album Mixtape and performs on music shows.
October 3, 2018 – Stray Kids release their first studio album I Am Who, which sells over 150,000 copies.
January 9, 2019 – Stray Kids earn their first music show win on MBC for the song "Miroh".
May 2019 – Changbin features on hip hop competition Show Me The Money 9. He impresses judges before getting eliminated in round 2.
June 17, 2019 – Changbin‘s solo single "Glow" is released and charts at #9 on Genie realtime chart.
May 19, 2020 – Changbin‘s 1st solo EP Diary drops and tops iTunes Kpop chart. Title track "Streetlight" achieves an all-kill.
September 4, 2020 – Collab single "Any Song" with Zico is released and becomes a monster hit. It wins Song of the Year at the 2020 Melon Music Awards.
Why We Love Changbin
First and foremost, Changbin is extremely talented – he can rap, sing, dance and produce. His vocal tone is so unique and his rap flow so smooth. Changbin constantly impresses fans with his skills and versatility as an artist.
On stage, Changbin oozes charisma and confidence. He pours his heart and soul into every performance, commanding the stage with his powerful moves and facial expressions. Fans can‘t take their eyes off him!
With his edgy fashion sense featuring dark colors, chains and piercings, Changbin has emerged as a trendsetter. No matter the concept, he nails the look and makes bold stylistic choices that inspire fans.
As the leader of Stray Kids, Changbin keeps the team united with his humble leadership style. He always puts the members first and guides them with compassion. His dedication to the group is admirable.
5 Interesting Facts About Changbin
- Changbin‘s role model is G-Dragon of BIGBANG. He looks up to him musically and stylistically.
- He got the stage name "Changbin" because JYP thought it suited his image better than his real name.
- Changbin loves animation and has a sizable collection of Ryan stuffed toys from Kakao Friends.
- His hobbies include watching mukbang shows, building Lego sets, and playing Overwatch.
- Changbin‘s ideal type is someone who is kind, wise and has a nice smile. He is single.
Changbin‘s Best Songs
"Wow" – Changbin‘s iconic solo from Stray Kids‘ Clé 1: Miroh album showcases his deep, dynamic rapping.
"Matryoshka" – Changbin goes back and forth with Han‘s rap in this bouncy hip hop track from their pre-debut days.
"Any Song" – Changbin held his own against rap legend Zico in this megahit collaboration of 2020.
"Streetlight" – The title track of Changbin‘s first solo EP "Diary" highlights his smooth vocals.
"Runner‘s High" – One of Changbin‘s more emotional raps, reflecting on his journey to debut.
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With his sharp skills and charismatic personality, Changbin is definitely an idol to watch out for now and in the future! Stay tuned for more great music and content from this Stray Kids member.