Jang Woo-hyuk

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Jang Woo Hyuk
장우혁
Birth name Jang Woo Hyuk
Born (1978-05-08) May 8, 1978 (age 36)
Origin Daegu, South Korea
Genres K-pop, dance, hip hop, rap
Occupations Singer, rapper, choreographer, dancer
Years active 1996–present
Labels Seubyonji Entertainment [1]
Associated acts H.O.T., JTL
Website Official Site
Jang Woo-hyuk
Hangul 장우혁
Hanja 張佑赫
Revised Romanization Jang U-hyeok
McCune–Reischauer Chang Uhyŏk

Jang Woo Hyuk (born May 8, 1978) is a South Korean rapper. He debuted under SM Entertainment as one of the members of the 5 member boyband H.O.T. in 1996.

H.O.T.[edit]

Main article: H.O.T.

As a member of H.O.T. he was known for being a dancer of the group, and was known for his strong vocal screams in his rap. His nicknames have been "Hammer Boy" for his famous hammer dance from H.O.T.s debut single; Candy. When H.O.T disbanded in 2001, Woo Hyuk and two other H.O.T members; Tony An and Lee Jae Won dropped out of SM and formed the trio JTL.

JTL[edit]

Main article: JTL

When JTL was created, H.O.T. fans had mixed feelings for JTL. Many of JTL's music videos were boycotted. However, things changed around when JTL held a 'Guerilla Concert' in front of 12,000 fans.[1]

Solo[edit]

JTL unofficially disbanded in 2003 as its members began pursuing solo careers. Woo Hyuk became the CEO of Newest Entertainment (a dancing academy). Woo Hyuk collaborated with Kenzie, Pang Shi Hyuk, and many other talented K-pop musicians. Music lovers thirsting for groovy R&B style beats plus a flair of hip hop all blended with Woo Hyuk's inimitable vocals are well advised to check out the release of No More Drama. To prepare for his solo album, Jang Woo Hyuk underwent 10 months of dance training.[2]

Woo Hyuk also changed his style of rapping. Instead of screaming the lyrics out into the mic the way he did during his H.O.T days, he now does his usual rapping.

Jang Woo Hyuk has become popular in the Chinese and Taiwanese markets. In a poll held on China's largest portal site, sina.com, Woo Hyuk topped two categories, beating out Rain by 500 votes in the poll: "Who do you think is the most popular South Korean singer in China?" and more than double the votes in dancing.[3] He has expressed his deep interest of making appearances in China and Taiwan. During the beginning of April 2006, he started his first promotion in China and finally created his official fan club in China; however, he has never held a concert in Taiwan.

In addition, world renowned singer Amerie has stated her interest in performing with Woo Hyuk.[citation needed]

On December 18, 2009, Jang Woo-Hyuk has recently finished his military service. After his exit, he had a short press conference and said “The biggest difference is my weight. Compared to myself from beginning of the military service, I had lost 14–15 kilograms [c. 30 lb]. Right before I started my military service, I had gained lots of weight.” About 50 fans were also present during the press conference. He said to the fans, “I was surprised by the number of fans who came to see me. I will soon come back with an improved version of myself.” In 2010 Jang Woo Hyuk signed a contract to sing in China. It is said that he might be rejoining H.O.T.[4]

His new album released May 25 entitled " I am The Future ", with singles including Time is [L]over, I am the Future, and Minimalism.

On May 28 Jang Woo Hyuk made his live comeback with the single " Time Is [L]over " on Strong Heart. The song has garnered interests from netizens, commenting on the videos praising him saying " If i saw him walking in the streets I would have never though he was 33 " and " He is a very good dancer, Eunhyuk was inspired by him thats why they both are very good. "

In July 2011, Jang Woo came out with a new single: Weekend Night.

Dance[edit]

Woo Hyuk is a dancer who has greatly improved since the days of H.O.T and JTL. His dance styles consist primarily of waving, but also incorporates popping, strobing, animation, and body shakes.

Discography[edit]

H.O.T.[edit]

Main article: H.O.T. § Discography

JTL[edit]

Main article: JTL § Discography

Albums[edit]

Volume 1 - No More Drama

  • Released: September 13, 2005
  • Label: Sony & BMG, SBME Korea
  • Tracks:
  1. Flip Reverse
  2. Pump Flow
  3. '지지 않는 태양 (Sun That Never Sets)'
  4. Shake it Shake it
  5. Sorry
  6. Hypnosis (최면)
  7. Red Sun
  8. Scream
  9. Let's Go
  10. F.A.S.T Love
  11. Fool (멍청이)
  12. One Step

Volume 2 - My Way

  • Released: October 25, 2006
  • Label: Sony & BMG, SBME Korea
  • Sales: 28,879 [5]
  • Tracks:
  1. Mr. 잭슨 (Mr. Jackson) (feat. 남훈, 박장근 of super sta)
  2. 진짜 남자 (feat. 양정은)
  3. Sunny (feat. J)
  4. 폭풍속으로 (One Way) (feat. 에스더 Esther)
  5. 마지막 잎새 (feat. 정인, 라도)
  6. 노란 샤쓰의 사나이 (feat. 탁재훈)
  7. S Scenario (feat. Yuri)
  8. oH, No! (feat. 기상)
  9. Last Game (feat. 남훈, 박장근 of super sta, supacool, 에스더 Esther, Cee-Jay, 신사동호랭이, 라도, 장준호(JnG Beat)

I Am The Future

  • Released: May 25, 2011
  • Tracks:
  1. Minimalism
  2. I Am The Future (Feat. Seo Jung Hwan & Jo Eun Hee)
  3. 시간이 멈춘 날 Time Is [L]Over
  4. 주말 밤
  5. [W] Time (Feat. J’Kyun)
  6. 시간이 멈춘 날 Time Is [L]Over (Inst.)
  7. 주말 밤 (Inst.)
  8. Weekend Night

Back To The Memories

  • Released: November 18, 2011
  • Tracks:
  1. 불꽃놀이 (Feat. Ben)
  2. 안가지마 (Feat. 다소나)
  3. Back to the memories (feat. 조현아 of Urban Zakapa)
  4. 일기장 (feat. Nusoul)

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