Lee Seung-hyun (Korean: 이승현; born December 12, 1990), known by his stage name Seungri (Hangul: 승리; lit. victory), is a South Korean hip hop singer, dancer, actor, record producer and composer. Best known as a member of Korean group Big Bang. Before joining the group, he was a member of a dance team in Gwangju. He first appeared on television on the reality television series Let's Cokeplay: M.Net Battle Shinhwa, a show in which Shinhwa attempted to create a boy band that could be a "second Shinhwa". Although he was noticed for his dance skills, his lack of vocal skills led to him being eliminated. He was later scouted by the record label YG Entertainment and joined the group Big Bang. Although he was initially cut on the ninth episode of the group's documentary series, he was given another chance to impress YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk and succeeded in becoming a part of BIGBANG.