Kim Tae-woo (singer)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Tae Woo
김태우 (金太佑)
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Background information
Birth name Kim Tae Woo
Born (1981-05-12) 12 May 1981 (age 33)
Origin South Korea
Genres Pop, K-pop
Years active 1999–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Polaris Entertainment
Soul Shop Entertainment
Associated acts g.o.d
Korean name
Hangul 김태우
Hanja 金太佑
Revised Romanization Gim Tae-u
McCune–Reischauer Kim T'ae-u

Kim Tae-woo (Hangul: 김태우; hanja: 金太佑, born 12 May 1981) is a K-pop singer, originally the lead singer of popular boy band g.o.d. Kim was born in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province, the third in a family of one son and two daughters. He attended Kyunghee University in the Post Modern Music Department.

He debuted in the K-pop industry as the lead singer for g.o.d. (short for "groove overdose"); the group became one of the most popular groups in the 2000s. Although he did guest vocals for other artists, he did not release his own solo album until October 26, 2006. As both Kim and Son Ho Young released their albums around the same time, they often appeared on the same variety shows together, including a joint appearance on Happy Together: Friends.

As of November 2006, he has sold 106,506 copies of his album, which is listed as a "special album"[2]. On March 20, 2007, Kim enlisted in the army to serve his mandatory military service. Kim returned into the music scene in 2009, releasing his album "T-Virus" on September 3. Kim was also a permanent cast-member of the KBS Variety Show, Invincible Youth which he had to leave because he was having throat surgery.

Kim Tae Woo married his wife Kim Aeri, who is a year younger than him, at the Sheraton Hotel in Seoul in December, 2011. Kim Tae Woo’s wife gave birth to a healthy baby girl on April 18, 2012. [1]

In March of 2011, Woo terminated his contract with Polaris and established his own one-man agency, Soul Shop Entertainment.[2]


Album # Album Information Tracklisting
1st First Album
  • Title: Solo Special – 하고싶은 말
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: October 2006
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: CJ Entertainment
  • Sales: 100,000+
2nd Mini-Album
  • Title: T-Virus
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: September 7, 2009
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Loen Entertainment
  • Sales: 100,000+
3rd Mini-Album
  • Title: T-School
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: March 3, 2011
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Soul Shop Entertainment
  • Sales: Unknown
4th Mini-Album
  • Title: T-Love
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: February 20, 2013
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Soul Shop Entertainment
  • Sales: Unknown

Drama OST[edit]

Year Drama Song
2009 Iris Dreaming Dream
2010 Personal Taste Dropping Rain
2011 Warrior Baek Dong-soo Falling in Love
2012 Feast of the Gods That’s Why I’m Running
A Gentleman's Dignity High High
2013 Queen of the Office I'm Stupid
Marry Him If You Dare My Lady


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Vitalsign, allkpop, Kim Tae Woo terminates contract with Polaris, establishes his own one-man agency,


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