DK is a South Korean singer and dancer. He is one of the members of the popular K-pop group SEVENTEEN.
Not only is DK in the Vocal unit, but he’s also the main vocalist of the group.
DK is someone who’s known for being friendly, outgoing and full of smiles; his attitude towards life reflects good qualities and aspirations for success, and he pushes himself forward with the motto: „Live and do what you want“.
As a graduate of Seoul school of performing arts, DK is a versatile artist, to say the least; he can sing marvelously, and he can dance like a true machine!
But, DK was also voted as the funniest of SEVENTEEN, so with him, it can never get truly boring.
Birth Date & Sun Sign
DK is born on February 18, 1997 and is currently 19 years old.
His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Height, Weight & Measurements
He stands 179 cm tall and weighs 66 kg.
Born Place, Nationality, Born name & SNS
He was born in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea and is Korean by birth.
His original name is Lee Seokmin.
Blood Type: O
Label: Pledis Entertainment
Chinese Name: 李碩珉(lǐshuò mín)
DK’s name Seok Min means ‘greatly existing like a gem’, because Seok means ‘big, great’ and Min means ‘precious gem stone’; his family gave him this name as a hope of grand success.
While growing up, DK developed a big passion for music – he even joined a rock band in middle school and loved jamming out with his friends after school and on weekends.
He joined the YP Music Academy soon enough and studied there for a while, until he entered Pledis’ auditions and passed with flying colors.
His middle school friends and friends from SEVENTEEN say that he always sings, and he does it loudly, too!
He also hums songs everywhere that he goes, saying that is a habit from childhood; music runs through his veins.
DK attended Shinli kindergarten in his early youth.
Then, he entered middle school and joined the YP Music Academy in the city of Yongin.
After that, around 2012, DK moved to Seoul and entered the Seoul high school of Performing Arts, from which he graduated in 2016.
He trained at Pledis Entertainment for 2 years and 7 months, just like his band mate from SEVENTEEN, Junhui.
DK’s family consists of his parents and his older sister.
There aren’t a lot of stories about them, nor are they famous.
One thing is known, and it’s that DK’s parents wholeheartedly supported his wish in pursuing music, and that their support when he entered Pledis as a trainee made him change his mindset.
DK’s family is a truly supportive and great family!
Career & Bio
DK was born as Lee Seok Min in the city of Yongin.
As a child, he became interested in music, especially rock music, and he formed a band with his classmates; that’s when he knew he would pursue the career and life of a musician.
DK belongs to the Vocal Unit of SEVENTEEN, and prior to passing the auditions at Pledis Entertainment, he was a part of the YP Music Academy in his hometown.
He moved to Seoul to enter the famous SOPA high school and he graduated in 2016, while simultaneously doing one year as a trainee, and one year as a SEVENTEEN member.
With the nickname like ‘Rockstar’, DK may give out a slightly serious expression in the photos, but when we look at any of the clips of SEVENTEEN, we can see that DK is the biggest joker of them all!
In fact, one of his rarely used but famous nicknames is „Seung Kwan’s endorphin“, because he and Seung Kwan truly cause trouble together and understand each other well.
DK was a trainee for 2 years and 7 months before debuting, and he was always very dedicated to music; but, he revealed that, when he first entered Pledis, he was feeling sad and lonely quite often.
He overcame the hardship during his trainee days, which he said changed his mindset from being negative often to feeling encouraged by any successes.
He is known as the Rockstar and The Joker of the group, and he is also a master of karaoke.
Introduced at Pledis Entertaiment: 2015
Position in SEVENTEEN: a member of a vocal unit
Active Years: 2015-present
Big Debut Plan (2015), One Fine Day(2016),
“Seventeen carat” (2015), “Boys Be”(2015), “Love & Letter”(2016),
Golden Disk Award:Rookies of the year (2015)
He has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million from his artist work
It is not known whether DK is dating anyone, but there weren’t any reports on it so far.
DK was asked about his ideal type quite often, and before, he’d say that he likes dark-haired girls with long legs and a lot of cuteness; but when he was later asked, he said that he didn’t truly have a specific type – some girl must have changed his mind once or twice!
Whatever DK’s type is, it matters that she is nice to him, so fans cheer him on to find a nice, cute girl that would suit his crazy personality.
Food: Wen Chan Ji
Personality: Mood Maker, Funny
Hobby: Watching a movie
Subject in School: Music
Drink: Water, Coffee
Musical: Jekyll & Hyde
Song: Jekyll & Hyde OST – This is the moment (musical)
Role Model: Yoon Do Hyun and Moon Myung Jin
Motto: “Live and do what you want”
1. Known as joker in the group.
2. He’s close to Ryeowook of Super Junior.
3. He wanted to be a rock star.
4. He and Vernon were born on the same day.
5. He loves to sing karaoke.
6. DK used to be in a rock band.
7. He has many nicknames – Rockstar, Mr Hat, Internal Voice…
8. He loves to sing very loudly.
9. His hope is that he can give hope to others and inspire them.
10. His shoe size is 280 mm.
11. Losing stuff is his specialty.
12. He envies Jihoon on his fair skin.
13. Other members sometimes call him ‘Hyung collector’ because he’s friends with a lot of senior idols.
14. Seung Kwan loves to joke around with him.
15. Fans would love to see him in the ‘King of Mask Singer’ singing show because they think DK has one of the best voices in the idol scene.
16. Is known to be a vocal.
17. His fanclub name is carat.
18. He is a noisy person
19. He is making a joke all the time
20. He was a trainee for 31 months before debut
21. He took an audition to enter a group
22. He try to live happy and cheeful life
23. He needs to learn control himself as he said
24. He loves long black hair girls