Kim Gun-mo

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Kim Gun-Mo
김건모
Kim Kun-Mo.jpg
Background information
Also known as Korean Stevie Wonder
Born (1968-01-13) January 13, 1968 (age 46)
Origin Busan, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, composer
Instruments Piano
Years active 1992–present
Labels CJ Media Line
Notable instruments
Piano
Kim Gun-mo
Hangul 김건모
Hanja 金健模
Revised Romanization Gim Geon-mo
McCune–Reischauer Kim Kŏn-mo

Kim Gun-mo (born January 13, 1968) is a South Korean singer and musician. He has released twelve albums. He was educated at the Seoul Institute of the Arts, and majored in Korean traditional music. His most famous songs include 핑계 ("Excuse"), 잘못된 만남, and 짱가.

Biography[edit]

Kim debuted with Kim Gun Mo 1 in 1992, which was followed by his second album Excuse in 1993. His third album Mis-Encounter came out in 1995. In the following year, he released Exchange. As one of the most popular Korean entertainers, Kim holds the record for biggest selling album in Korea with his third studio album, which sold over 3.3 million copies. Kim's albums rank consistently high on Korean music charts; his 8th album, ‘He-story,’ was the best-selling album of 2003. His most famous songs include "Excuse", “Mis-Encounter”, and “Jjangga”. In 2004, he released his 9th album Kim Gun Mo 9 which is reminiscent of his first album. This album was his second restarting point in his music career. In the following year, he came up with BE Like...which was also a huge success in Korea. His most recent work was released in 2008, entitled, Soul Groove.

Discography[edit]

  1. Kim Gun Mo 1, 1992
  2. 핑계, 1993
  3. 잘못된 만남, 1995
  4. Exchange, 1996
  5. Myself, 1998
  6. Growing, 1999
  7. Another Days, 2001
  8. Hestory, 2003
  9. Kim Gun Mo 9, 2004
  10. BE Like..., 2005
  11. Style Album, 2007
  12. Soul Groove, 2008
  13. Everything's Gonna Be Alright, 2009

Education[edit]

  1. Seoul Sin-Wol Elementary School
  2. Seoul Hwa-Gok Middle School
  3. Seoul Hwa-Gok High School
  4. Seoul Institute of the Arts, Guk-Ahk Major

Awards[edit]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2001 Best Ballad Performance "Sorry" (미안해요)[1] Won
2003 Best Male Artist "Wedding Invitation" (청첩장)[2] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  2. ^ "2003 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-20.

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