Alex Chu

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Choo, or Chu.
Alex Chu
알렉스 @ Cyworld Dream Music Festival 싸이월드 드림 뮤직 페스티벌 5.jpg
Alex Chu performing at the Cyworld Dream Music Festival, July 23, 2011
Background information
Birth name 추헌곤 Chu Hun-gon
Born (1979-09-02) September 2, 1979 (age 35)
Genres K-pop, electronic pop
Occupation(s) Vocalist
Instruments Vocals, Piano
Years active 2001–present
Labels FLUXUS MUSIC
avex trax
Associated acts Clazziquai, M-Flo
Website Clazziquai Project
Korean name
Hangul 추헌곤
Hanja 秋憲坤
Revised Romanization Chu Heon-gon
McCune–Reischauer Ch'u Hŏn-kon

Alex Chu (born 추헌곤 Chu Hun-gon September 2, 1979), known simply as Alex (알렉스), is a Korean-Canadian singer and actor. He is the male vocalist of South Korean electropop band Clazziquai.[1]

Biography[edit]

Having immigrated to Canada with his family, Alex rose to fame upon returning to South Korea years later as part of the group Clazziquai. The group's popularity skyrocketed after featuring on the soundtrack of hit drama series My Lovely Samsoon.

In 2008, the group announced a temporary hiatus, and its members debuted as solo artists, including Alex. In 2009, Clazziquai returned with the release of Mucho Punk.

Alex Chu became part of MBC reality show We Got Married (우리 결혼했어요) and was matched with Korean trot singer Jang Yoon Jeong in the Lunar Special episode, and actress/model Shin Ae for the rest of the series. The show also stars Crown J, Andy of Shinhwa, Seo In Young of Jewelry, Solbi of Typhoon, Saori and Jung Hyung Don. Alex and Shin Ae left the show after Episode 8 for Alex to record his first solo album Vintage Romance. They were replaced by Kim Hyun Joong of SS501 and Hwangbo of Chakra. However, due to popular demand, the couple reunited in Episode 13. Alex and Shin Ae made their exit from the show on November 16, 2008.

Alex debuted in his first drama series Pasta as one of the main cast. The drama aired from January 4, 2010 to March 9, 2010 on MBC.

In June 2, 2011, Alex released his second solo album, Just Like Me.

On June 1, 2012, Alex opened a new Italian restaurant, D'asti Plate. He partnered with three of his close friends to open the restaurant, which is located in the Shinsadong area of Seoul.[2]

In 2013, he also appeared in KBS variety show Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education to participate during the Bowling matches from episode 6 to episode 9.

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

  • [2008-06-11] My Vintage Romance
  • [2011-06-02] Just Like Me

Singles[edit]

  • [2008-4-27] 화분, We Got Married OST
  • [2008-6-29] 그대라면
  • [2008-9-7] 사랑하오
  • [2008-11-24] New Ways Always
  • [2010-3-18] Melody Project part I SweetDream (Andante)
  • [2010-5-28] Melody Project part II Moderato
  • [2010] Melody Project part III Allegro

Featured OSTs[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

  • Solo, with Dynamic Duo
  • Harmony, with Free TEMPO
  • 너의 소식 (So Sick), with 비즈니즈
  • Soul Music, with Viva Soul
  • Ibyol, Mannam... Gu Jungjomeso, with Epik High
  • I'll Never Cry, with Park Ki Young
  • I'll Fly To You, with Lee Ki Chan, also featuring HwaYobi, Byul and Danny Jung
  • 아이처럼, with Kim Dong Ryul
  • 눈부신 날에, with J
  • 각인 (刻人), with Ji Sun of Loveholic
  • 사랑해, with Ji Sun
  • Butterfly, with Loveholics
  • Windflower, with Ji Sun
  • Say I Love You, with J
  • Love Me After 12AM, with m-flo

Television shows[edit]

TV drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2007 Finding Love Park Ji-won MBC Every 1
2010 Smile, Dong-hae Lee Tae-hoon KBS1
Pasta Kim San MBC
2011 A Thousand Days' Promise Son Suk-ho SBS
2013 Medical Top Team Bae Sang-kyu MBC
2014 I Need Romance 3 Lee Jung-ho tvN
Hotel King Yoo Joon-seong MBC
My Lovely Girl Bae Sung-jin SBS

Variety show[edit]

2010 Happy Together (Season 3)Himself (ep 167)

Year Title Role Network
2009 We Got Married Season 1 Himself MBC
2013 Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education Himself KBS2
2014 Running Man Himself SBS

Controversies[edit]

Alex Chu was booked without detention by Gangnam Police in Seoul for driving while intoxicated in Seoul on July 18, 2012. Alex Chu had blood alcohol content of 0.134%.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (July 3, 2007). "Clazziquai Redefines Korean Electronica Music", The Korea Times. Retrieved July 29, 2010.
  2. ^ "“Pasta’s” Alex Opens Italian Restaurant in Shinsadong". soompi.com. June 12, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ 알렉스, 음주운전 혐의로 불구속 입건. Seoul Broadcasting System (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-07-23. 

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