Kim Kyu-jong

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Kyu Jong
SS501 kyu jong.jpg
Kim Kyu-jong at SS501 Persona Concert 2009 in Hong Kong
Background information
Birth name 김규종 (金奎鐘)
Born (1987-02-24) 24 February 1987 (age 27)[1]
Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Origin South Korea
Genres K-pop, J-pop, Dance, R&B
Occupations Singer, Dancer, DJ, MC, Actor, model
Years active 2005–present
Hiatus: July 2012–Present
(military service)
Labels DSP Media
(2005–2010)
B2M Entertainment
(2010–present)[1]
Associated acts SS501 (2005-present)
Website http://www.kyu-jong.com/
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gim Gyu-Jong
McCune–Reischauer Kim Kyu-Chong

Kim Kyu Jong[1] (Hangul: 김규종; hanja: 金奎鐘; born February 24, 1987) is a South Korean entertainer, actor, and member of boyband SS501.

In 2010, Kim left DSP Media, who managed him as part of SS501 and joined B2M Entertainment, with bandmate Heo Young-Saeng, as a solo artist.[2] He made his musical debut in Goong: Musical,[3] playing the lead role of 'Lee Shin' and debut as a solo artist in September 2011 with mini album Turn Me On.[4]

He has since July 2012, enlisted to serve his mandatory military service for 24 months on non-active duty as a public service worker.[5]

Career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Kim Kyu Jong's family consists of his parents and a little sister. His little sister's name is Eun Ah.[6]

He was born on February 24, 1987 in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.[1] He studied in Baekje Arts College, applied music in 전북 사대부고.[7]

2005-2009: SS501 Debut[edit]

See also: SS501

Kim Kyu Jong debuted as a member of SS501 on June 8, 2005, along with their debut album entitled Warning.[8][9] Their second mini album, Snow Prince was released in late 2005, five months after their debut.[10] During this time, they also established their official fan club name, "Triple S", and fan club color, pearl green.[11] The group earned popularity right away as they won many rookie awards after their debut.[12]

He started his acting career with a role in Mnet hip-hop music drama Break on May 11, 2006.[13][14] Kim, along with the members of SS501, except for Heo Young-Saeng who was recovering from the surgery, lent their voices to the Korean version of 2006 animated film Pi's Story.[15]

On August 21, 2006, he took over as DJ on radio programme SS501's Youngstreet on Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), when fellow member Heo Young-Saeng left due to a throat condition requiring laryngeal surgery.[16] He continued to host the programme with fellow member Park Jung Min.

Kim, together with the other his members, soon promoted their first studio album (S.T 01 Now).[17][18] In late 2007, they expanded their activities in the Japanese market to challenge themselves outside Korea[12] with the release of their Japanese single Kokoro,[19] along with the establishment of "Triple S Japan".[20][21] After the single debuted at #5, they had 2 more successful releases in Japan(Distance[22] and SS501[23]) within one year that they received the "Newcomer Award" by Japan Gold Disc Award in January 2008; this was the first time for Korean artists to receive this award.[24]

SS501 at My Style My MTV on stage (2008)

Having built their foundation as artists in Japan and Korea, they continually released singles and albums back-and-fourth: Deja Vu;[25] Lucky Days.[23] They stopped their activities as a group for a period of time while Park Jung-Min and Kim Hyun-Joong were given solo projects for Grease musical[26] and Boys Over Flowers series[27] respectively. Thus, 'SS501 Project Group' was formed with three remaining members with Heo as the leader. They released a project album named U R Man in November 2008, with high tempo dance title track "UR Man".[28] They also contributed to the Boys Over Flowers soundtrack with "내 머리가 나빠서" (Because I'm Stupid),[29] and appeared as a cameo in episode four, performing their track, "U R Man".[27] The track won Song of the Month for February at the 32nd Cyworld Digital Music Awards on March 28, 2009.[30]

In 2009-2010, SS501 released All My Love,[31] Solo Collection,[32] Rebirth,[33][34] and Destination[35] consecutively before their contracts ended.

On November 21, 2008, Kim joined as one of the regular hosts on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) God Of Cookery Expedition.[36]

In 2009-2010, SS501 released All My Love,[31] Solo Collection,[32] Rebirth,[33][34] and Destination[35] consecutively before their contracts ended.

In the project album, Kim Kyu Jong wrote the lyrics for his solo track, "Never Let You Go".[28] He also wrote the lyrics for his part of "완.두.콩." (Green Peas), a song written for their fans, released in their album Rebirth in 2009.[37]

2010-2011: Leaving DSP Media and solo debut[edit]

In June 2010, upon the expiration of SS501's contract with DSP Media, Kim along with fellow band member Heo, signed with B2M Entertainment, the agency of former DSP Media songstress Lee Hyori, to embark on his solo career.[38] To launch his solo career, Kim and Heo held a joint fanmeeting, Kyu Jong & Young Saeng Story In Seoul on December 4, which continued in Hong Kong, Japan and countries across Asia.[39][40]

Kim made his musical theatre debut in Goong: Musical (Hangul: 뮤지컬 궁), a spin-off of the television drama, in Korea.[41] He took over the role of male lead Lee Shin, from U-Know Yunho of TVXQ.[3] He performed this musical at Minami-za in Kyoto, Japan from June 11 to July 1,[42] and subsequently in Seoul, Korea in September 2011.

On September 27, 2011 he released his debut solo mini album, Turn Me On with "Yesterday" as its title track.[43] It also features rap by fellow member Heo Young-saeng in dance track "My Love", and Yang Jiwon of Spica in Yesterday music video.[43][44] The teaser video for "Yesterday" was released on September 22.[45]

In October 2011, Kim Kyu Jong was cast in 36-part weekend drama, Saving Madame Go Bong Shil on cable channel CSTV.[46] He played an aspiring musical actor named Nicky to mark his acting debut.[47] On November 9, 2011, he performed along with other Korean and Japanese artists at the Seoul Tokyo Music Festival 2011 at Saitama Super Arena, Japan.[48]

2012-present: "Meet Me Again" Album and Military duty[edit]

Kim Kyu Jong showing his army hair for the first time while saluting at Jeonju, North Jeolla Province on July 23, 2012

In June 2012, it was announced that Kim is to fulfill his mandatory military service in July.[49] On June 3, he held his farewell fan meeting, Thank U ThanKYU with Triple S at Yonsei University in Sinchon-dong, Seoul. This marks his last official activity before his enlistment in July and the first time in over two years that the five members of SS501 have gathered together.[50] On July 23, Kim reported to the recruit training center of the 35th division in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province for four weeks of basic training. They further explained that he was originally exempted because he has a hepatitis B carrier. However, since a changed in conscription law, he is eligible to serve non-active duty as a public service worker.[51]

On July 18, Kim released a limited edition mini-album Meet Me Again dedicated to his fans.[52] It features three tracks including "Thank You" composed by Kim, himself and "One Luv", a duet with Mighty Mouth's Shorry J, composed by Tae Wan Kim aka C-Luv.[53]

Kim is still serving in the military service as of 2013. Since he was doing his military duty, updates about him can only be known through his friends' twitter updates and him writing personal handwritten letters to his fans to show his love and appreciation.[54][55] To further show his acknowledgement towards his fans, it was revealed that he joined ThanKYU's (name of his fanclub) various donation activities. On February 1, Kyu Jong sent 14 woven hats that he and his mother had personally weaved during his spare time.[56]

On March 9, Kim spent his free time attending Kim Hyung Jun's 1st solo concert, "The First" at Woori Art Hall, Olympic Park, Seoul. He even went up to the stage with Kim Hyung Jun and bowed together, marking the end of the concert.[57]

During SS501's eight anniversary, Kim, together with SS501 members posted the same video on YouTube together to celebrate and greet their fans.[58] Kim Hyun Joong was not able to be in the video at that time because he had a shooting on his variety show, Barefoot Friends.[59] However, Kim Hyun Joong still talked about their anniversary on his Korea fanmeeting entitled 2013 KHJ Show - Party People, held at the same day of their anniversary.[60]

Kim attended Heo Young-saeng's first and farewell concert in Seoul entitled "2013 Heo Young Saeng Seoul Concert 0513 My Story" on October 26.[61] He, together with the other four members of SS501 appeared together on one stage and performed together as a group again after three years, as seen at the UNIQLO AX Hall.[62] They sang their self-written song dedicated to their fans, "Green Peas", and an unrehearsed acapella song, "In the Still of the Night".

Philanthropy[edit]

Kim Kyu Jong is active donating to share his achievements to the people in need, as well as his fanclub, ThanKYU.[63][64][65]

In 2011, Kim volunteered for a welfare activity at an animal shelter together with Heo and Lee Hyori.[63] In the same year, Kim also donated 620 kg of rice on the "Dreame rice flower basket" company for his hometown in DeokJin-gu to help the families in his hometown.[64] He also became an ambassador of "Heart Heart Foundation", preparing food for needy children under the Warm Meals campaign and participating in the sharing/charity performance of Heart Heart Orchestra[63]

In February 2013, Kim personally weaved hats with the help of his mother during his free time in the army. He was touched by his fans' various donation activities that he helped them weaved some, particularly 14 hats.[65]

Discography[edit]

Korean[edit]

Mini albums

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Hangul Role
2006 Pi's Story[66] 파이 스토리 Voice (Korea Version)

Television series[edit]

Year Title Original title Role Network Genre
2005 Nonstop 5[67] 논스톱 5 Cameo Ep.207 MBC Sitcom
2006 Break[13][14] Leading role Mnet Sitcom
2007 Hotelier[68] ホテリアー Cameo Ep.7 (with SS501) TV Asahi Japanese drama
2008 Spotlight[69] 스포트라이트 Cameo (with SS501) MBC Drama
Boys Over Flowers[27] 꽃보다 남자 Cameo Ep.4 (with Heo Young-saeng and Kim Hyung-jun) KBS2 Drama
2009 SETI (Searching for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) 세티 Ho-sik Daum Sitcom
2011 Pianissimo[70][71]
(DVD title: Super Star)[72]
피아니시모 Jun-su (Ep. "Never Ending Love") TrendE Mini drama
Saving Madame Go Bong Shil[73] 고봉실 여사 구하기 Nicky TV Chosun Drama

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Role/Date Network Genre
2005 M! Countdown MC Mnet Music Television Program
2008 We Got Married Season 1[74] recurring guest MBC Reality Variety Show
Manwon Haengbok[75] from 19 and 26 April MBC Variety Show
Shopping King[76] 23 May (O'live) Variety Show
God of Cookery Expedition[77] Host, 21 November 2008 to 1 May 2009 MBC Variety Show
2009 Haptic Mission [78] cameo Samsung Anycall promotion Reality Variety Show
2011 Happy Together 3[79] Guest (Ep. 9, Ep. 125) KBS Variety Show
Gag Concert Guest - October 16 KBS Variety Show
2012 Strong Heart[80] Guest, 3 January 2012 SBS Reality Variety Show
God of Cookery Expedition Guest MBC Variety Show

Musical theater[edit]

Radio DJ[edit]

  • from 21 August 2006: SBS Power FM - SS501's Young Street (Korean: SS501의 영스트리트)

Bibliography[edit]

  • December 2011: Heo Young-saeng & Kim Kyu-jong - 2012 Double Attraction (Limited Edition with DVD)[81][82]
  • April 2012: Photo Message Book[83]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (Korean)"Kim Kyu Jong Official Site (more detailed information on menu)".Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  2. ^ "SS501 members officially join Hyori's new agency, B2M Entertainment".Allkpop.Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  3. ^ a b "SS501’s Kim Kyu Jong reveals his ‘Prince Charming’ look for “Goong” musical".korea.com.Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  4. ^ "SS501's Kim Kyu Jong reveals MV for "Yesterday"".Allkpop.Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  5. ^ "Kim Kyu Jong To Start Military Service Today".Enewsworld.Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  6. ^ "김규종".Last.fm.Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  7. ^ (Korean)Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "DSP Media History".DSPmedia.Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  9. ^ [1] Retrieved. 2013-02-18
  10. ^ SS501. Snow Prince. 2005. CD.
  11. ^ Interview. SS501 2nd Fanmeeting & Triple S Fan Club Establishment. YTN Star News. Seoul, 19 Dec. 2005. Television.
  12. ^ a b (Japanese)Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ a b [2]
  14. ^ a b "[drama 2006] Break 브레이크" Retrieved. 2013-02-18
  15. ^ (Korean)"July! SS501 'Pi's Story' as a brilliant screen debut! 7월! SS501 '파이 스토리'로 화려한 스크린 데뷔!". ystar. 26 June 2006. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  16. ^ (Korean)"SS501, The Main Vocal Concert Heo Young Saeng Laryngeal Surgery Postponed" Sports Seoul. 7 March 2006. Retrieved 2011-10-31
  17. ^ "DSP Discography 2006".Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  18. ^ SS501. ST 01 Now. 2006. CD.
  19. ^ "Kokoro (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)".YesAsia.Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  20. ^ (Japanese)Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
  21. ^ (Japanese)Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ (Japanese)Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
  23. ^ a b (Japanese)Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
  24. ^ "The 22nd Japan Gold Disk Award 2008" Retrieved 2013-03-05
  25. ^ "DSP Discography 2008".Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  26. ^ "SS501, the 1st Asia Tour Persona in Seoul" Joongang Daily. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-31
  27. ^ a b c Boys Over Flowers. Dir. Ki-sang Jun. Perf. Ku Hye-sun, Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, and Kim Joon. 2009. TV Series.
  28. ^ a b SS501. U R Man. 2008. CD.
  29. ^ (Chinese) Yesasia.com Boys Over Flowers Original Soundtrack: Part 1 album info 23 January 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-18
  30. ^ "2NE1 dominates at 2009 Cyworld Digital Music Awards" Retrieved. 2013-02-18
  31. ^ a b SS501. All My Love. 2009. CD.
  32. ^ a b SS501. Solo Collection. 2009. CD.
  33. ^ a b Park Kun, Ouc (12 October 2009). "SS501 releases new mini-album jacket". Asiae. Retrieved 31 October 2009. 
  34. ^ a b "SS501, '타투'로 짐승돌 변신?". JoyNews (in Korean). Retrieved 31 October 2009. 
  35. ^ a b SS501. Destination. 2010. CD.
  36. ^ [3] Retrieved. 2013-02-18
  37. ^ SS501. Rebirth. 2009. CD.
  38. ^ Hong, Lucia "Kim Kyu-jong, Heo Young-saeng to sign with new agency" 10 Asia. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-31
  39. ^ (Korean)"김규종 SS501 앨범은 내년쯤 계획" Nate News. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-09
  40. ^ (Korean)"김규종 "SS501 음반은 다음해로 계획 中" 발표" Nate News. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-09
  41. ^ "Kim Kyu Jong reminisces over SS501's debut days + confirmed for 'Goong' musical".Allkpop.Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  42. ^ Kim, Heidi "SS501 Kim Kyu-jong to star in musical 'Goong'" 10 Asia. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-19
  43. ^ a b Kim Kyu Jong. Turn Me On. 2011. CD.
  44. ^ Hong, Lucia "Kim Kyu-jong to begin solo singing career with mini-album next week" 10 Asia. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-29
  45. ^ Eun, Elizabeth "SS501′s Kim Kyu Jong to Make Long-Awaited Comeback" Mnet News. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-01
  46. ^ "SS501 member Kim Kyu Jong takes on a role in new drama, 'Saving Ajumma Go Bong Sil'".Allkpop.Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  47. ^ Kim, Jessica f(x) "Luna, Kim Kyu-jong to make acting debut" 10 Asia. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-29
  48. ^ Hong, Lucia "Several K-pop artists to take part in music fest in Japan next month" 10 Asia. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-26
  49. ^ "SS501's Kim Bids Fans Teary Farewell Before Enlisting". Chosun Ilbo. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  50. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (4 June 2012). "SS501 Reunites for Kim Kyu Jong’s Last Fan Meeting Before Army Duties". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  51. ^ "SS501′s Kim Kyu Jong joins the army on July 23". Star News. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  52. ^ Kim Kyu Jong. Meet Me Again. 2012. CD.
  53. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (11 July 2012). "SS501’s Kim Kyu-jong to release limited edition of mini-album before enlistment". 10 Asia. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  54. ^ "Kim Kyu Jong writes letter to fans from military" Retrieved. 2013-02-16
  55. ^ "SS501′s Kim Kyu Jong writes a hand-written letter to his fans" Retrieved. 2013-02-16
  56. ^ "Kim Kyu Jong Wovens Hats for Donation" Retrieved. 2013-02-16
  57. ^ "SS501's Kyu Jong and Hyung Jun reunite at Hyung Jun's concert".Dkpopnews.Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  58. ^ "SS501 celebrate their 8th anniversary together!".Allkpop.Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  59. ^ "데뷔 8주년 SS501, 팬들에게 감사의 영상 메시지 전달 눈길 ".SportsSeoul.Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  60. ^ 2013 KHJ Show - Party People. Seoul. 2013. Performance.
  61. ^ "Heo Young Saeng to Enlist Today (10/31)". Mwave. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
  62. ^ "K-pop's SS501 Together Again on Stage at Young Saeng's Solo Concert, Proper Send-off Before Military Enlistment". Kpopstarz. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
  63. ^ a b c "[[K-POP] SS501 : Kim Kyu Jong Helps Out As Charity Ambassador]].Hotspicykimchi.Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  64. ^ a b (Korean)"쌀 620Kg으로 따뜻한 지역사랑愛 보여줘" Retrieved. 2013-02-21
  65. ^ a b "Kim Kyu Jong Wovens Hats for Donation" Retrieved. 2013-02-21
  66. ^ [4]YesAsia. Retrieved. 2013-03-02
  67. ^ "Episode 207." Nonstop 5. MBC. Seoul, 2005. Television.
  68. ^ Hotelier. TV Asahi. South Korea, 2007. Television.
  69. ^ Spotlight. MBC. South Korea, 2008. Television.
  70. ^ "Pianissimo Drama Introduction" Have a TrendE day. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
  71. ^ "Pianissimo Episodes" Have a TrendE day. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
  72. ^ "Super Star DVD-BOX featuring Kim Hyung-Jun / Park Jung-Min / Kim Kyu-Jong (SS501) product info" CD Japan. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  73. ^ "f(x)’s Luna & SS501′s Kim Kyu Jong cast in new TV Chosun drama".Allkpop.Retrieved.2013-03-09
  74. ^ We Got Married Season 1. MBC. South Korea, 2008. Television.
  75. ^ Manwon Haengbok. MBC. South Korea, 2008. Television.
  76. ^ Shopping King. O'live. South Korea, 2008. Television.
  77. ^ God of Cookery Expedition. MBC. South Korea, 2008. Television.
  78. ^ Haptic Mission. Samsung Anycall. South Korea, 2009. Television.
  79. ^ Happy_Together 3. KBS. South Korea, 2011. Television.
  80. ^ Lee Kyung-nam (4 January 2012). "Lee Seung Gi Gets a Back Hug From...". enewsworld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  81. ^ "2012 Double Attraction (Normal Edition) product info" YesAsia. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  82. ^ "2012 Double Attraction (Limited Edition) product info" YesAsia. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  83. ^ "Photo Message Book product info" YesAsia. Retrieved 2012-11-23.

External links[edit]