K (singer)

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K
Birth name Kang Yoon-sung
Born (1983-11-16) November 16, 1983 (age 31)
Origin South Korea
Genres J-pop R&B
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 2004–2010
Labels Sony Music Entertainment, Studioseven Recordings
Website http://www.k-official.com/
K
Hangul 강윤성
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gang Yun-seong
McCune–Reischauer Kang Yunsŏng
Stage name
Hangul 케이
Revised Romanization Kei
McCune–Reischauer K'ei

Kang Yoon-sung (born November 16, 1983 in Goyang), better known by his stage name K, is a pop singer from South Korea under contract in Japan. After the failure of his first album in South Korea in 2004, K crossed over to Japan.[1] His first Japanese album, Beyond the Sea, has achieved a sales of over 300,000 copies.

K put his musical activities on hold in 2010 so he could complete the Korean mandatory military service.[2]

Discography[edit]

Japanese studio albums[edit]

Year Album Information Chart positions
[3]
Total sales
[4]
2006 Beyond the Sea
  • Released: January 18, 2006
  • Label: Sony (SRCL-6221)
2 142,000
Music in My Life
  • Released: December 13, 2006
  • Label: Sony (SRCL-6454)
25 22,000
2009 Traveling Song
  • Released: March 18, 2009
  • Label: Sony (SRCL-6985)
44 4,500

Other Japanese albums[edit]

Year Album Information Chart positions
[3]
Total sales
[4]
2007 The Timeless Collection Vol. 1
  • Cover album
  • Released: March 21, 2007
  • Label: Sony (SRCL-6503)
42 6,000
2009 Merry Christmas
  • Christmas extended play
  • Released: December 2, 2009
  • Label: Sony (SRCL-7189)
63 3,100
2010 K-Best
  • Greatest hits album
  • Released: December 1, 2010
  • Label: Sony (SRCL-7442)
22 9,500

Korean albums[edit]

  1. K (April 28, 2004)
  2. Beautiful Smile (January 20, 2006)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Release Title Chart
positions
[3]
Total
sales
[4]
Album
2005 "Over..." 5 168,000 Beyond the Sea
"Dakishimetai" (抱きしめたい?, "I Want to Hold You") 10 31,000
"Girlfriend" 19 10,000
"Only Human" 5 200,000
2006 "The Day" 14 13,000 Music in My Life
"Brand New Map" 20 14,000
"First Christmas" (ファースト・クリスマス Fāsuto Kurisumasu?) 25 12,000
2007 "Birth of Treasure" 42 3,800 Traveling Song
"Kono Uta o........" (この歌を・・・・・・・・♪?, "This Song") (K x ET-King) 19 10,000
2008 "Play and Pray" 48 2,700
"525600 Min. (Seasons of Love)" 49 2,100
2010 "Aitai Kara" (会いたいから?, "Because I Miss You") 33 3,600 K-Best
"Dear..." 24 4,500

As featured artist[edit]

Release Artist Title Chart
positions
[3]
Total
sales
[4]
Album
2008 Bright feat. K "Tegami" 39 2,300 Notes 4 You
2010 Tatsuya Ishii feat. K "Ocean Drive" 37 3,100 TBA

DVDs[edit]

  • Film K: A Voice from the Heaven (February 15, 2006)
  • Film K Vol. 2: Music in My Life (June 25, 2008)
  • film K vol.3 live K in 武道館〜so long〜 20101130 (March 2, 2011)

Other appearances[edit]

  • Wanna Be the Piano Man: "Honesty" (オネスティ Onesuti?) (November 29, 2006)
  • Céline Dion Tribute: "To Love You More (featuring Aki)" (September 26, 2007)

Live tours[edit]

  • Live K Tour 2006: Beyond the Sea (March—May 2006)
  • Live K Tour 2006: Winter (November—December 2006)
  • Live K Tour 2007: Music in My Life (June 2007)
  • Live K Tour 2008: Ki zu na (June 2008)
  • Live K Tour 2009 (March—May 2009)

References[edit]

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