Officially, Changsub of BTOB is now a member of Fantagio. The two parties had “extensive discussions,” and on November 22 Fantagio declared, “After deep discussion with Lee Changsub, we have decided to sign an exclusive contract and work together.”
They went on to say, “We will be unsparing in our full support of Lee Changsub so that he can promote actively in a wide variety of fields.” Fantagio further highlighted that Changsub will continue his group activities with BTOB, noting, “As Lee Changsub is firm in his determination [to continue] his group activities, we sill support him and adjust his schedule so that he can pursue his group activities as his top priority.”
After recently leaving Cube Entertainment, Changsub is the first member of BTOB to sign with a new agency. After their contracts with the agency had expired earlier this month, all six members of BTOB decided to separate ways. On the other hand, Changsub will take the stage as the lead in the musical “Winter Wanderer” on December 15.
Who is Changsub?
Lee Chang-sub, best known by his stage name Changsub, is a popular performer in South Korea. He is BtoB’s main spokesman and a member of the group from South Korea.
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How did Lee Changsub debut as the Lead Vocalist of BTOB?
Lee debuted as the lead vocalist of BTOB on March 21, 2012. The BTOB songs “Last Day,” “Killing Me,” and “Melody” all have lyrics co-written by Lee. After entering the competition as “Mr. Wifi” in 2015, he was revealed to be a contender on King of Masked Singer. In 2016, he became a cast member on the Mongolian set of SBS’s reality-documentary series Law of the Jungle.
In 2017, he began performing in musicals professionally. The principal role of Goo Jun-pyo in the musical adaption of “Boys Over Flowers” was given to him. When the musical “Napoleon” was staged in Korea, he portrayed the character of Lucien, Napoleon’s younger brother. When the musical “Edgar Allan Poe” needed a lead, he was the natural choice for the role.
“bpm 82.5” by Lee Changsub was the group’s first solo release in Japan. With the title track “At The End”, its Japan premiere in 2017 also marked the commencement of the ‘Piece of BTOB’ concept, in which each month one BTOB member would exhibit a solo release.
Mark, his debut solo album in Korean, came out in December of 2018. Before he enlisted, he thought of it as a gift to his admirers. At Yes24 Live Hall in Seoul’s Gwangjin District on January 4, 5, and 6, 2019, he performed SPACE, his debut solo concert.
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