Lee Gi Kwang is a South Korean idol, actor, dancer, producer, songwriter and CEO. 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.
In October 2009, he debuted as the main dancer, visual and a lead vocalist of boy group BEAST/B2ST, which was renamed HIGHLIGHT in February 2017. 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”, “Monster”, “Circle” and “Lovely Horribly”. He has MC’ed for various shows such as “Hot Brothers” and “Inkigayo” and has appeared in other artists music videos.
Gikwang won the Best New Actor award at the SBS Drama Awards for his performance in My Princess.
In September 2017, Gikwang returned as a soloist with his first mini album One. The lead single was an R&B single titled “What You Like” and he reportedly participated in 6 out of 8 tracks on the album. He held his first solo concert “Lee Gikwang Mini Live 2018 One” in January 2018.
On December 21, 2018, the Gyeonggi Southern District Police Agency released the list of successful candidates for their 363rd recruitment of conscripted policemen, and Lee Gikwang’s name was included on the list. His agency Around Us Entertainment stated, “Lee Gikwang took the exam to be a conscripted policeman and he has successfully passed.” Gikwang’s military enlistment date to serve as a conscripted police is April 18, 2019. He was discharged on November 17, 2020 after safely completing his service.