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|Birth name||Jo Kwon (조권)|
August 27, 1988 |
Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
|Occupations||Singer, dancer, entertainer, actor, MC|
|Associated acts||2AM 2PM GLAM|
|Revised Romanization||Jo Gwon|
- 1 Predebut
- 2 Debut
- 3 Solo Contributions
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Albums
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 Music Programs
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Jo Kwon, formerly known as Sacre Bleu, was a trainee who trained at JYP Entertainment 7 years since his joining of the company. He was chosen as the last member of Park Jin Young's "99% Challenge Project" along with Sun-ye of Wonder Girls.
In 2008, he appeared on MNET's Hot Blood. The program showed the intense physical training that thirteen male trainees had to go through to acquire the opportunity to debut in either a 4-member ballad group or a 7-member dance group under the JYP Entertainment. After going through several elimination processes, Jo Kwon was chosen for a position in the 4-member ballad group 2AM. Since he trained for the longest time, Jo Kwon became the leader of the group. Other trainees were so afraid of him that they needed to ask for Jo Kwon's permission before they went out. Jo Kwon and Min Sun Ye (Wonder Girls) were best friends since they were thirteen. He is also best friends with Min (Miss A). He is now attending Kyung Hee University.
He got into Kyung Hee University with his high school gpa and without the entrance examination. There were some rumors that pointed out a possible discrimination, an advantage for Jo Kwon as an entertainer, in the admission process. However, the rumors were cleared up as he performed at the top of the class in his major. He received scholarship.
2AM's first single "This Song" released on July 21, 2008. 2AM made its debut performance on July 11, 2008, performing "이 노래" ("This Song"). He cried after the performance because he felt the extreme pleasure of his debut after having been trained for such a long time.
Because of his dorky personality, Jo Kwon was often invited by almost every TV station in Korea. Jo Kwon often appeared as a regular panel on variety shows such as "Star King", popular for his playful dance gags. He was part of "Dirty Eyed Girls" on an episode of 2PM's variety show "Wild Bunny", performing a parody of popular Brown Eyed Girls song Abracadabra. The music video became extremely popular. In September 2009, Jo Kwon was one of the main MCs for SBS's environmental variety show "Find it! Green Gold" with Super Junior member Shindong, SS501 member Kim Hyung Joon, and former Fly To The Sky member Brian Joo. He also replaced Jaebeom on historical culture variety show Nodaji after Jaebeom withdrawed from his group 2PM and went back to the United States where his parents lived.
He joined the cast of We Got Married on October 3, 2009, coupled up with Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-In. Although they were initially only supposed to be featured in the Chuseok special, their appearance brought in the highest ratings yet for Season 2, so they were announced to be a permanent couple. Jo Kwon was diagnosed with H1N1 on October 28, 2009, and it caused him to postpone filming We Got Married. The next day, a representative stated that Jo Kwon was recovering quickly after treatments.
In 2010, he became a permanent cast member of Family Outing 2. He was also acting in the sitcom All My Love with co-stars Park Min Sun, Kim Gab Soo and fellow idol and 'wife' Ga-In from Brown Eyed Girls. He made his fifth appearance on the TV show "Happy Together" on June 2012. Also, he made several appearances on Star King, Invincible Youth S2, Come To Play, Radio Star, Star Dance Battle, and many other shows. He is known for his "kkab" dance and often danced on variety shows. "kkab" can be translated as hyperactive.
On February 27 2013, Jo Kwon was confirmed as one of the casts for upcoming KBS2 drama Queen of the Office. The drama is about a talented contract worker, played by Kim Hye Soo, and the work and relationships that surround her. Jo Kwon appeared as the neat and polite worker Kye Kyung Woo, shedding his ′kkap′ character.
He sang with Jinwoon in May Doni's "몰라-ing" ("Molla-ing"), as well as a duet with Changmin titled "졸업" ("Graduation") on February 5, 2009, and Baek Ji-young's "밤새도록" ("All Night") on her 7th album Sensibility. He featured in Lee Seung-hwan's Special Album "Hwantastic" with the song "덩크슛" ("Dunk Shoot"), a duet with Whale (from W&Whale), and also featured in the music video in September 2009.
He released a digital single "우리 사랑하게 됐어요" ("We Fell in Love") on December 16, 2009, a duet with his We Got Married partner Ga-in., which topped variety online music charts, and won two awards on Music Bank's K-Charts and the "Most Popular Background Phone Music" on the Gaon Charts. 50 million won from the profits of the song were donated for rebuilding Haiti's earthquake. For these efforts, Jo Kwon was given an award at the 3rd Korea Sharing Awards ceremony.
On June 30, 2010, Jo Kwon released his first solo digital single titled, "고백하던 날" ("The Day I Confessed"), a song he partially composed during the We Got Married broadcast for Ga-in. The song came first on Cyworld real time charts the day after its release. In August 2010, he sang a duet with Lim Jeong Hee titled, 'On the way to break up' and even starred in Lim Jeong Hee's music video, 'It would never be real.'
On June 25, 2012, Jo Kwon released his solo album, "I'm Da One", and the music video of the song as well.
- 2010-KJE Chocolate (with 2AM)
- 2010-MBC Fantasy Couple
- 2010-SBS Shin PD
- 2012-crisis escape number 1
- 2012-Birth Of a Family
|2009||Sang Sang Plus||Himself||KBS2|
|The Teacher is Coming||Episode 29||Guest with Im Seulong||MBC|
|Strong Heart||Episode 3||Guest||SBS|
|World Changing Quiz Show||Episodes 22-3, 30, 34, 38||Guest||MBC|
|We Got Married||(Season 2) Episode 1-60||Himself with Gain||MBC|
|2010||Family Outing 2||(Season 2)||Member||SBS|
|Star Golden Bell||Guest||KBS2|
|Star King||Episode 147-149, 152-158, 162, 177, 179, 184||Himself||SBS|
|Yu Huiyeol’s Sketchbook||Episode 39||Guest with 2AM||KBS2|
|Beautiful Concert (ICON)||Episode 2||Guest with 2AM||MBC|
|Ha-ha Mong Show||Himself with 2AM||SBS|
|Running Man||Episode 7||Guest||SBS|
|Challenge 1000 Songs||Guest||SBS|
|Come To Play||Guest||MBC|
|World Changing Quiz Show||Episodes 44, 63, 74||Guest with 2AM||MBC|
|Star Dance Battle|
|Radio Star||Episode 171||Guest with Lee Changmin||MBC|
|Sweet Night||Episode 8||Guest||KBS|
|Win Win||Episode 4, 10||Guest with 2AM (ep. 4), MC (ep. 10)||KBS|
|2011||Star King||Episode 185||Guest||SBS|
|Strong Heart||Episodes 61-62||Guest||SBS|
|Radio Star||Episode 257||Guest||MBC|
|World Changing Quiz Show||Guest with 2AM||MBC|
|2012||Strong Heart||Episodes 121-122, 137-138||Guest with 2AM (eps. 121-2), solo (eps. 137-8)||SBS|
|World Changing Quiz Show||Episode 146, 165,||MC (ep. 165), guest||MBC|
|Invincible Youth||Episodes 17, 31||Guest||KBS2|
|You and I||Episodes 6, 18||Guest with 2AM (ep. 6), solo (ep. 10)||SBS|
|Win Win||Episode 103 (Guest: Beast)||MC||KBS|
|Radio Star||Episode 272||Guest with 2AM||MBC|
|Go Show||Episode 11||Guest||SBS|
|We Got Married||Guest as MC||MBC|
|2013||Magic Concert||Episodes 10, 14||Guest with Jeong Jinwoon||MBC|
|Story Show Hwasubun||Episode 1||Appeared with Jeong Jinwoon||MBC|
|The Dramatic||Episodes 6, 7||Appeared with 2AM||MBC|
|World Changing Quiz Show||Episodes 184, 192||MC (ep. 184), guest with 2AM (ep. 192)||MBC|
|2010 - 2011||All My Love (MBC)||Hwang Ok-yub|
|2013||Queen of the Office (KBS)||Kye Kyung-woo|
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|2013||"I'm Da One"||1||-||
Awards and nominations
2AM's Awards and Nominations
Jo Kwon's Awards and nominations
|2009||Cyworld Digital Music Awards||Song of the Month (December)||We Fell in Love (with Ga-in)||Won|
|2010||Song of the Month (January)||Won|
|Gaon Chart Grand Opening Awards||January Week 1 Digital Chart Overall #1||Won|
|January Week 2 Digital Chart Overall #1||Won|
|January Week 3 Digital Chart Overall #1||Won|
|January Week 4 Ringback tone #1||Won|
|4th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Most Influential Top 20 Stars||Jo Kwon||Won|
|3rd Korea Sharing Awards||The National Assembly standing Committee's Chairman Award||Won|
|Melon Music Awards||Song of the Year||We Fell In Love (with Ga-in)||Nominated|
|Netizen Popularity Song||Nominated|
|12th Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Collaboration||Won|
|Bugs Music Awards||Song of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Duet (Gold)||Won|
|Best Variety Star (Bronze)||We Got Married||Won|
|Soompi Gayo Awards||Top Digital Single||We Fell In Love (with Ga-in)||Nominated|
|Top Male-Female Duet or Collaboration||Nominated|
|MBC Entertainment Awards||Show, Variety Male Rookie Award||We Got Married||Won|
|Best Couple Award with Ga-in||Won|
|SBS Entertainment Awards||Variety New Star Award||Inkigayo||Won|
|2011||MBC Entertainment Awards||Comedy / Sitcom Popularity Award||All My Love||Won|
|2012||allkpop Awards||Best Male Solo||Jo Kwon||Nominated|
|Eat Your Kimchi Awards||Most Bizarre Video||I'm Da One||Nominated|
|2010||January 15||We Fell in Love (with Gain)|
|2012||July 6||I'm Da One (feat. Zion.T)|
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