Choi Seung-hyun better known by his stage name T.O.P, is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter and actor. He is a member of the South Korean K-Pop group Big Bang and has also participated in various dramas and films, such as I Am Sam (2007), Iris (2009), Nineteen (2009), 71: Into the Fire (2010), Commitment (2013) and Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014). Jeff Benjamin of Billboard K-Town columnist noted that T.O.P is well known for his low-bass timbre rapping.
After debuting as a furniture designer in 2015 in collaboration with Vitra, he was awarded the Visual Culture Award at the Prudential Eye Awards. In 2015 he starred in CJ E&M’s web drama The Secret Message alongside Japanese actress Juri Ueno. Recently he came back to South Korea after spending a few months in Germany working on his new movie “Out of Control”, a German-Chinese collaboration scheduled for release in China in December 2016.