Hwang Chansung

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Hwang.
Hwang Chansung
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Background information
Born (1990-02-11) February 11, 1990 (age 24)
Seoul, South Korea[1]
Occupations Singer,[1] Rapper,[1] Actor
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts 2PM 2AM JYP Nation One Day
Website Chansung's profile on 2PM's Website
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Hwang Chan-seong
McCune–Reischauer Hwang Ch'ansŏng

Hwang Chansung (Hangul: 황찬성, Hanja: 黃燦盛, born February 11, 1990),[1] generally known as Chansung, is a member of the Korean boy band 2PM, where he is a South Korean idol singer, rapper and actor. He is the youngest, or maknae (막내), of the group. Chansung made his debut as an actor in the 2006 MBC comedy "Unstoppable High Kick", and has gone on to co-star in the Japanese drama Kaito Royale.

Early life[edit]

Chansung was born in Seoul, South Korea, where he still resides. Chansung was educated at Korean Art High School and Howon University.

Predebut[edit]

Before becoming a singer in 2PM, Chansung was a television actor having played roles in MBC's 2006 comedy "Unstoppable High Kick" and then in KBS2's 2008 drama "Jungle Fish." It was also during this time, in 2006, that he auditioned for, and was named, one of the dozen finalists (including his future bandmates Lee Junho and Taecyeon) to compete in the show "Superstar Survival".

Music career[edit]

Main article: 2PM

In 2008, he took part in Mnet's Hot Blood Men[2] which follows the extreme training of 13 trainees in order to become a member of the boy band One Day. One Day spawned two boy bands, 2AM and 2PM, of which the latter one Chansung became a member of. Six months after Hot Blood was aired on TV, 2PM debuted with their first single "10점 만점에 10점" ("10 Points out of 10 Points")[3] from their first EP Hottest Time of the Day, but it wasn't until their second EP 2:00PM Time For Change which skyrocketed their success in the Korean music industry. So far, 2PM has released three studio albums and three EPs.

Personal life[edit]

Chansung stands 184 centimetres (6.04 ft) tall and weighs 165 pounds (75 kg). He speaks fluent Korean, basic Japanese, and basic English. Chansung is a trained martial artist, having achieved high levels in Taekwondo and Kumdo. His hobbies are listening to music, gaming and working out. Chansung is a Buddhist.

Fitness Center[edit]

On June 1, 2012 JYP Entertainment announced through their official Twitter [2] that Chansung will be opening a fitness center with his weight trainer, Hwang Mo. The fitness center will be located in Nonhyun-dong (논현동), Seoul in July.

Jeonggam[edit]

Jeonggam, or sometimes, Jeonggamie is Chansung's cat. Jeonggam has become almost as popular as Chansung himself, having appeared on 2PM's YouTube channel, and in numerous tweets and pictures.

Television[edit]

Year Title Role TV Network
2006 Unstoppable High Kick Hwang Chan Sung MBC
Superstar Survival Himself SBS
2008 Jungle Fish Park Young Sam KBS2
Hot Blood Himself Mnet
Idol Army Season 3 Himself MBC
Kko Kko Tour Season 2 Himself KBS2
2009 2PM Wild Bunny Himself Mnet
2011 Dream High cameo KBS2
2PM Show Himself SBS
Kaito Royale Jack TBS
2012 7th Grade Civil Servant Gong Do Ha MBC
2013 A Song for You From 2PM Himself KBS2
Running Man with Taecyeon SBS
Running Man with Wooyoung SBS
Votre Noir Kim Hyung Joo KBS2
2014 If I Love with Liu Yan Hubei Satellite Television

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Studio
2013 Red Carpet (filming) Daeyun

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2013 allkpop Awards Hwang Chansung Best Idol Turned Actor Nominated
2014 2nd DramaFever Awards Hottest Eye Candy 7th Grade Civil Servant Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (Korean)[1] 2pm.jype.com.
  2. ^ (Korean) iamkoream.com.
  3. ^ (Korean) media.paran.com. Retrieved 2011-01-08.

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