Moon Hee-joon

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Moon.
Moon Hee-joon
Background information
Also known as Moon Hee-jun
Born (1978-03-14) March 14, 1978 (age 36) [1]
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres Rock, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, choreographer, TV host
Years active 1996 - present
Labels SM Entertainment (1996-2005)
PS Entertainment 2005-present)
SidusHQ (2007-present)
Associated acts H.O.T.
Moon Hee-joon
Hangul 문희준
Hanja
Revised Romanization Mun Hui(-)jun
McCune–Reischauer Mun Hŭi-jun

Moon Hee-joon (Hangul: 문희준; or spelled Moon Hee-Jun; born March 14, 1978) is a South Korean pop/rock singer-songwriter signed under SidusHQ. He initially rose to fame as the leader of former boy band H.O.T. under SM Entertainment.

Biography[edit]

1996-2001: H.O.T.[edit]

See also: H.O.T.

Being the second member to join H.O.T. after auditioning, Moon made his debut as a singer as the leader of the boy group. The group debuted with their first album, We Hate All Kinds of Violence in September 1996, which was accused of being plagiarized and lawsuits were placed against them. Despite their controversial debut, the group eventually rose to fame with their first hit, Candy and We Are the Future, which the latter won them a MTV award for Best International Video. During his time as part of the group, Moon composed and wrote music for the group and with fellow member, Jang Woo-hyuk, he often choreographed the group's dance routine.[2] Despite H.O.T.'s success, after releasing their last album, Outside Castle in September 2000, the group disbanded in May 2001.

2001-2005: Solo artist and leaving S.M. Entertainment[edit]

After the disbandment of the group, Moon stayed on in S.M. Entertainment with Kangta, who was also part of H.O.T., and debuted as a solo artist. Moon attempted to establish a rock music career with his first album,Alone, but received criticism from the public.[3] His second album, Messiah, was tinted with controversy as one of the songs, Media, was banned from all 3 major broadcasting stations in South Korea, for attacking mass media. After the release of his third album, Legend, in 2003, Moon released The Best: Soaring for a Dream, his last album under S.M. Entertainment and created his own company, PS Entertainment. After Moon released his fourth album, Triple X, he enlisted in the army in 2005.[4]

2006-2009: Military service, SidusHQ and comeback[edit]

Before entering the army, Moon had signed a contract with SidusHQ and during his time in the army, he hosted the KFN Korean Army Broadcast "Music Talk Show", which received recognition from various Korean artistes. In 2008, Moon released his fifth album, Special Album, which included songs from H.O.T. previous albums. Moon released his first mini album, Last Cry, in 2009. In the same year, Moon appeared in sitcom Taehee, Hyegyo, Jihyun and took a break from the music scene.[2]

2010-present: Other activities, Begins, HotSechGodRG[edit]

Despite being absent from the music scene, Moon took up hosting in several variety programs such as, Immortal Song 2, Mnet's 'Wide Celebrity News' and other programs.[5][6] In 2013, Moon released his second mini album, Begins, after being away from the music scene from 3 years. It was released on January 18, 2013.

On April 9th 2013, Chun Myung Hoon, Tony An, Moon Hee Jun, Eun Ji Won, and Danny Ahn appeared at the new show on QTV, 'Handsome Boys of the 20th Century'.

'Handsome Boys of the 20th Century' was started when Moon Hee Jun five 1st generation idols to discuss things they couldn't in the past. He presented the idea that they would reflect on their idol days and where they are now.The show, starring H.O.T.'s Moon Hee Jun and Tony An, NRG's Chun Myung Hoon, Sechs Kies's Eun Ji Won, and g.o.d.'s Danny Ahn.that make them as HotSechGodRG that is come from each member previous idol band name.

These particular members have been appearing on many entertainment programs both mainstream and cable, such as “Immortal Songs”, “Happy Together” and “20th Century Pretty Boys” etc.

The group continued to garner much praise in the later half of 2013 and announced that they were preparing for a Christmas concert (Legend Back). Unfortunately, Tony encountered some legal trouble and had to withdraw from the group and the public eye. The concert was canceled as they felt they couldn’t go on without Tony.

In early 2014, things grew quiet for the team, but in May, it was announced that HOTSechgodRG would return for a new show in July. On July 29, 2014, Moon made an appearance with the group on the 209th episode of SBS's Running Man.

Discography[edit]

H.O.T.[edit]

Main article: H.O.T. § Discography

Albums[edit]

Album # Album Information Track listing
1st Alone
  • Released: October 5, 2001
  1. Electric H.I.T World
  2. Muse Over the Sunset
  3. Our Story
  4. Alone
  5. The Loss of Sadness
  6. T.N.T
  7. Red & White
  8. Aria of the Will
  9. Persia Black Hole
  10. Devil of Angel
  11. I Still Believe
  12. Unexpected Farewell
2nd Messiah
  • Released: July 19, 2002
  1. My Life is... and My Way
  2. I (Human Individual Cloning)
  3. 아낌없이 주는 나무 (Generous)
  4. 상자 속의 그댄 (Falling in to You)
  5. 몇 년이 지나도 (Longing for You)
  6. 사랑이란건 (Love Theme1)
  7. 아낌없이 주는 나무 (Generous...Ballad Version)
  8. 나의 고물 Radio (My Old Radio)
  9. MEDIA
  10. 눈물이 마른 뒤 (Love Theme2)
  11. White Angels
  12. 내일이 찾아오면 (New Mix-Down)
3rd Live Revolution
  • Released: December 9, 2002
  1. Present: love in my pocket
  2. Love in my Pocket
4th Legend
  • Released: July 7, 2003
  1. I Don't Care For Anything But Music
  2. 전설 (Legend)
  3. 내님 (I'll always wait for you)
  4. G. 선상의 아리아 (Silent Conflict)
  5. 우린 너무 닮았죠 (To my Parents)
  6. 서툰 고백 (Confession)
  7. Gin-O-Gi
  8. The Rome
  9. 웃어요 (Smile)
  10. To Be Continued...
5th The Best: Soaring for a Dream
  • Released: April 28, 2004

CD1:

  1. 종이 비행기 (A Soaring for Dream)
  2. To Live is to Fight
  3. Puppy
  4. Virus
  5. Alone
  6. Red & White
  7. 천상의 아리아 (Aria of the Will)
  8. Devil Of Angel
  9. I (Human Individual Cloning)
  10. 아낌없이 주는 나무 (Generous...)
  11. My Life Is...And My Way
  12. 전설 (Legend)
  13. G선상의 아리아 (Silent Conflict)
  14. To Be Continued...
  15. Drug

CD2:

  1. 우리 이야기 (Our Story)
  2. 널 잃어버린 후에야... (The Loss Of Sadness)
  3. 몇 년이 지나도 (Longing For You)
  4. 사랑이란 건 (Love Theme I)
  5. 아낌없이 주는 나무 (Generous...Ballad Version)
  6. 내님
  7. 우린 너무 닮았죠
  8. 서툰 고백
  9. Red & White (Live Version)
  10. Persia Black Hole
  11. Devil Of Angel (Live Version)
  12. 평온의 노을 (Muse Over The Sunset_Live Version)
  13. T.N.T(Live Version)
6th Triple X
  • Released: September 12, 2005
  1. MayFly
  2. Easy 罵 (Intro)
  3. Easy 罵
  4. [Sure:side]
  5. 기억이란 작은 마을 (A Small Village Called Memory)
  6. Happy Ending
  7. A.D. 2050
  8. 잊으려... (*Composed by Miyazaki Hayao, Lyrics & Arranged by MoonHeeJun)
  9. 우린...
7th Special Album
  • Released: March 19, 2008
  1. Obsession
  2. WISH
  3. Soul
  4. git it up
  5. G선상의 아리아 (Gseonsangui Aria - G Line's Aria)
  6. 포켓 속의 그댄 (Poketssogui Geudaen - You In My Pocket)
  7. To Live is To Fight
  8. 종이 비행기 (Jongi Bihaenggi - Paper Plane)
  9. 기억이란 작은 마을 (Gieogiran Jageun Maeul - A Small Village Called Memory)
8th Last Cry
  • Released: June 19, 2009
  1. …Because there were two of us …Because You're Alone
  2. Toy (New Version)
  3. Why
  4. Toy (Original Version)
  5. …Because there were two of us …Because You're Alone (Instrumental)
9th BEGINS
  • Released: January 18, 2013
  1. PIONEER
  2. I'm Not OK
  3. 스캔들 (SCANDAL)
  4. Blood-V
  5. PIONEER (Inst.)

Singles[edit]

  • 2004 Winter Letter

Awards[edit]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2001 Best Male Artist "Alone"[7] Nominated
2002 "Generous" (아낌없이 주는 나무)[8] Nominated
Netizen Popularity Award Won
2003 Best Rock Performance "My Silent Conflict" (G 선상의 아리아)[9] Nominated
2004 Best Rock Video "Paper Airplane"[10][11] Nominated
Blue Award Won
2005 Best Rock Performance "A Small Village Called Memories"[12][13] Nominated
Gmarket Netizen Popularity Award Won
2008 Best Rock Performance "Obsession"[14] Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official SidusHQ MoonHeeJun Star About Star Page
  2. ^ a b "SPOTLIGHT: Moon Heejun". Korea Boo. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Moon Hee Jun". Kome World. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "문희준". last.fm. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "'불후의 명곡2’ 문희준 MC 정식 발탁…김구라와 '폭풍 수다' 예고" (in Korean). TV Report. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Moon Hee Jun becomes the new MC for Mnet's 'Wide Celebrity News'". AllKpop. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "2001 MMF part 1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
  8. ^ "2002 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  9. ^ "2003 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  10. ^ "2004 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  11. ^ "2004 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  12. ^ "2005 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
  13. ^ "2005 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  14. ^ "2008 Mnet KM Music Festival Part1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-17.

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