Seo Chang-bin, born August 11, 1999, in Yongin, South Korea, has risen in fame since the beginning of his music career. After doing a musical performance at a school festival when he was a teenager, he immediately knew that singing was what he wanted to do. He started working on music when he was just 16 years old, and went for training at a prominent South Korean record label company, “JYP Entertainment,” and was successful. Not long after, he joined the popular Korean boy band, Stray Kids, and is known as the band’s main rapper and producer. We celebrate the rising star’s birthday here!
August 11, 1999
Born in Yongin, South Korea, on August 11, 1999, Changbin started his music career at the young age of 17. The South Korean rapper realized his dreams of becoming a singer during his schooling career after he danced and rapped at a school festival. Changbin was mesmerized by the crowd’s reaction to his performance and since then, has pursued his music career.
Changbin was just 16 years old when he started making music with two of his friends, Han Jisung and Bang Chan, in 2015. They formed their band called 3RACHA. In 2016, the aspiring singer joined the training program at JYP Entertainment, a South Korean multinational entertainment and record label, in pursuit of his singing career and passed the auditions. In 2017, the young star released his first song called ‘If.’ In 2018, 3RACHA dropped a mixtape album which was a success, and rose to the top of the Music Billboard Charts in South Korea. Later that year, Changbin and his 3RACHA group members joined the Stray Kids which has become a well-known boy band in South Korea since 2017. The band’s pre-debut extended play album was released in 2018 and ranked number two in the U.S World Albums and South Korean Albums, number nine in the New Zealand Heatseeker Albums, and number two on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart. Changbin is known for being the Stray Kids band’s main producer, rapper, and lyricist.
In addition to singing and songwriting, Changbin has featured in various television shows, one of them being the popular “Show Me The Money” competition television show. In 2017, the Stray Kids band also released their own reality television show, which showed their fans and viewers the backstage life of the boy band, ranging from rehearsals, to concerts, and what they do in their free time. Stray Kids has won multiple awards including the “Asia Artist Award,” “Gaon Chart Music Award,” “Mnet Asian Music Award,” “Seoul Music Award,” and much more. Outside of his music career, Changbin has also done endorsement work for various brands such as Jambangee Jeans, Ivy Club, Minute Maid Sparkling, and Pro Specs, among many others.
Changbin joins the training program at JYP Entertainment, a South Korean multinational entertainment and record label, and passes his training.
3RACHA drops a mixtape album that rises to the top of the Music Billboard Charts.
Changbin and his 3RACHA bandmates join with Stray Kids.
The Stray Kids release their own reality television show in which they all star.
Why We Love Changbin
He’s young and ambitious
The moment Changbin realized his dreams, he went for it and succeeded. Being part of the Stray Kids boy band has brought him the fame he deserves. Who knows what else is in store for him in the future?
His motto in life
Changbin’s motto is “Let’s live with a positive mind, enjoy life.” It reminds us that there's lots to be grateful for in this life and living life with a positive mindset will only bring you positivity in return.
He is multitalented
Changbin is not just talented in rapping but is a great lyricist and producer too. He’s an inspiration to all young aspiring artists.
5 Surprising Facts
His favorite season is Fall
Changbin revealed that he loves the cool, fall weather.
He can’t sleep without his plush toy
Although far outgrown from his childhood, Changbin revealed that he cannot go to sleep without “Gyu,” his Munvhlax plush toy.
He knows Taekwondo
Changbin started with Taekwondo classes at the young age of six years old.
He has two favorite hobbies
Besides singing, Changbin enjoys shopping and listening to music.
His first rap name was SPEARB
Before he joined the Stray Kids, Changbin’s first rap name was SPEARB.
What is Changbin’s English name?
Changbin has opted for Lewis to be his English name.
Is Changbin Thai?
No, however, the Stray Kids have collaborated with Thai Artists.
Can Changbin speak English?
Yes, Changbin is fluent in English, Korean, and Japanese.
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