Born March 30, 1990 (age 27)
Gwangju, South Korea
Years active 2008–present
Labels Around Us Entertainment (2016-present)
Cube Entertainment (2009-2016)
Lee Gi-kwang (Korean: 이기광; born March 30, 1990), known professionally as Gikwang or Kikwang, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor. He originally debuted as solo singer with the stage name AJ (Ace Junior), releasing his first mini album First Episode: A New Hero on April 4, 2009. In October 2009, he debuted as the main dancer, visual and a lead vocalist of boy group Highlight.
He began his acting career with a supporting role in the popular television sitcom High Kick Through the Roof (2009–10) and had supporting roles in dramas My Princess (2011), Me Too, Flower! (2011), Mrs. Cop (2015) and Monster (2016). He also became an MC for various shows such as Hot Brothers and Inkigayo.
He was known as the solo singer AJ or Ace Junior when he debuted and released a mini-album First Episode: A New Hero on April 4, 2009. He made his debut on April 2, 2009 on Mnet M!Countdown. He was dubbed by Korean media as the next Rain. He met controversies when his name created dispute among netizens for having a similar name with Paran’s AJ(Later became a U-KISS member). He now goes with his original name when he redebuted with Beast. On June 17, 2009, AJ opened for Lady Gaga's Korean showcase. Yoon Doo-joon, Yong Jun-hyung, Jang Hyun-seung and Yang Yo-seob participated as backup dancers for AJ before debuting in Beast. AJ was the topic of a short-lived reality show, Diary of AJ, which was hosted by MTV. The show ran on two episodes on May 9, 2009 with a total of two episodes showcasing his Journey on his debut as AJ.
Fans protect BEAST member Lee Kikwang after EXO-Ls accuse him of insulting his mother.
After EXO Chanyeol was criticized for allegedly making inappropriate hand gestures, many EXO-L’s have been commenting, accusing a series of idols that allegedly have done the same thing. One of the idols mentioned was BEAST member Lee Kikwang, allegedly making the gesture on an episode of Weekly Idol.
The alleged EXO-Ls then posted series of comments, pictures and GIFs claiming that Lee Kikwang should also be criticized.
Kikwang reassured fans that he was all right.
The B2ST member was caught on camera playing soccer with a cast on his arm. The cast and sling alarmed many fans, and Kikwang quickly took to his Instagram to post the above selca and wrote, "Look, look. My arm is all right, see? Don't worry about everyone rest well ^_____^."
His label also told TV Report, "His arm injury is not serious. He got slightly injured while playing soccer. The cast is only to prevent further injury. His injury is not serious, so we're thankful."
Besides being a talented singer and dancer, Kikwang is an amazing actor.
Lee Gi Kwang is a South Korean idol and dancer. He was a solo singer under Cube Entertainment, also known by his stage name as "Ace Junior" (AJ) when he debuted. He released his first Mini Album "First Episode A New Hero" which features the works of the famous composer Brave Brothers. He is a former member of "Beast", he began his acting career with a supporting role in the popular television sitcom "High Kick Through The Roof" and had supporting roles in dramas like "My Princess", "Me Too, Flower", "Mrs. cop", and "Monster". He also became an MC for various shows such as "Hot Brothers" and "inkigayo". In 2017 he became a member of the Korean boy group HIGHLIGHT.
Lee Kook Chul [Young]
Lee Se Won
Twenty Years Old
Lee Ki Kwang
Drama Special 2013: My Friend is Still Alive
Go Kyung Sook
Me too, Flower!
Jo Ma Roo
Lee Geon (Royal chef)
All My Love
Doo Joon's love rival
More Charming By The Day
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Kang Se Ho
High Kick Through the Roof!
Kang Se Ho
Credited source: Wikipedia and mydramalist.com
Now for some clips from his dramas.
Kissing collection from drama Twenty Old.
Trailer to Drama 'Monster' His acting was really good in this drama.
Now for some of his performances
AJ 'Dancing Shoes' live Performance
AJ 'Wipping My Tears ft Doojoon and Junhyung
Now for a small Kikwang spam
Well that's all for this week's Uncovering Beast! I hope you enjoyed learning more about Kikwang.
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