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Nichkhun
2PM Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul.jpg
2PM Go Crazy World Tour 2014, Prudential Centre, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A
Background information
Birth name Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul
Born (1988-06-24) June 24, 1988 (age 26)
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, rapper, model, actor[1]designer [2]
Instruments Vocals, keyboard, piano, guitar
Years active 2008–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts 2PM, 2AM, JYP Nation, One Day
Website Nichkhun's profile on 2PM's Website

Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul (Thai: นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล, rtgsNitchakhun Horawetchakun; born June 24, 1988), usually known mononymously as Nichkhun (Korean: 닉쿤), is a Thai American singer, model and actor active in South Korea. He sings and raps as a member of 2PM, a six-member South Korean boy band.

Background[edit]

Nichkhun was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California to a Thai father and a Chinese-American mother. Nichkhun has one older brother Nichan, and two younger sisters, Nichthima (Yanin) and Nachjaree (Chereen). At the age of five, he moved to Thailand with his family and he studied at Dhepkanjana School and Tangpiroondham School. At the age of twelve, he studied at Wanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand for a year and a half and moved back to the United States to finish his schooling at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California. After high school, he was a coach at Rosemead High School for their badminton team. There, he was scouted by a scout manager of JYP Entertainment at the Los Angeles Korean Music Festival.

After passing the audition hosted by JYP Entertainment, he signed a ten-year contract with the company but later re-signed for an eight-year contract, not including training, and was brought to South Korea in 2006 as a trainee, being put into a class of 24 other students. Park Jin-young informed him that he was required to learn how to sing and to dance, learn Korean and Mandarin Chinese, and to bulk up. He first appeared through MNET's Hot Blood, a program that showed the intense physical training that 13 male trainees had to go through for the opportunity to debut in either a 4-member ballad group 2AM or a 6-member dance group (originally had 7 members until the leader Jay Park left the group) 2PM under JYP Entertainment.[3]

2PM[edit]

Main article: 2PM

On 4 September 2008, Nichkhun debuted as a 2PM member with their first single "10점 만점에 10점" ("10 Points out of 10 Points") from their single album "Hottest Time of the Day". Nichkhun was one of the hosts for the Korean Music Wave in Bangkok in 2010, 2011, and 2013.

Nichkhun, CNBLUE's Jung Yong-hwa, B1A4's Baro, Infinite's L, and Winner's Song Min-ho teamed up for project group Lucky Boys (Super 5) for the 2014 SBS Gayo Daejun. Nichkhun and Baro also hosted the show.[4]

Solo activities[edit]

In 2010, along with Taecyeon and Yoon Eun-hye, Nichkhun played one of the main characters in a 12-minute music video drama for Cass Beer, which was released on February 8.[5] Nichkhun also hosted JYP's talent competition Superstar Survival. On June 2010, he was casted in the second season of variety show We Got Married, pairing up with Victoria of f(x). The couple, known as Khuntoria, lasted from episode 52 to 91, leaving the show in September 2011.[6]

In 2011, Nichkhun appeared in the music video of the single "Touch (觸動)" by Taiwanese Mandopop artist Wilber Pan, which premiered on January 31. In May, he was selected as the new model for Everland's Caribbean Bay Aqualoop CF. He also starred in the Japanese live-adaptation film of Ouran High School Host Club as Lawrence, the president of a Singaporean corporation,[7] followed in 2012 by the Thai film Seven Something.

In 2013, he filmed Chinese TV play One and a Half Summer, where he plays the lead. The series aired in June 2014.[8] In 2014, he had a cameo in the Thai movie Chalouis.[9]

In 2015, Nichkhun joined in Chinese movie Gardenia in Blossom (栀子花开), starring Li Yi Feng and Zhang Hui Wen,[10] and in Chinese new music reality show Youth Trainee.[11] He will also be a special guest on a Thai sitcom, Yes Sir My Boss.

Discography[edit]

Main article: 2PM Discography
Thai songs
  • 2008: "We Become One"
  • 2009: "Let's Take a Break"
  • 2009: "Cute"
Korean songs
English songs
Japanese songs
  • 2014: "So Wonderful"
  • 2015: "Miss Wonderful"
Collaborations

Filmography[edit]

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Note
2010 All My Love Ok Yub's human substitute Cameo (ep 16)
2011 Dream High Ri-ah's CF partner Cameo (ep 8)
Welcome to the Show Himself
2014 One and a Half Summer Zhang Hao
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Mataichi Japanese TV movie
2015 Looking For Aurora Wang Yilin

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2012 Ouran High School Host Club Lawrence
Seven Something (Rak Jet Pee Dee Jet Hon)
Beyond the ONEDAY ~Story of 2PM & 2AM~ Himself
2014 Five Eagle Brothers Policeman
2015 Chalouis
Gardenia in Blossom

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role
2008 Hot Blood Men Mnet Himself, Pre-debut days
Yashimmanman Season 2 SBS Himself
Schoolympic Happy Sunday KBS Himself
2009 2PM Wild Bunny Mnet Himself
Sunday Sunday Night Body Body Body Himself
Woody Talk Show Thai Himself
Punch!Punch! Himself
2009–present: Star King SBS Himself
2010 We Got Married MBC Himself
Running Man SBS, 4-5, 19, 40, 50-51, 104, 195, 248 Himself
Strong Heart (2010 -2013) SBS Himself
MCountdown as MC for 3 month Himself
Happy Together (2001 TV series) KBS2 Himself
2011 2PM SHOW SBS With 2PM
Running Man in Thailand SBS With Kim Min-jung
Dream Team KBS Himself
2012 2012 KOICA's Dream MBC Himself
Woody Talk Show Thailand Himself
Night Society Show Thai Himself
2013 Incarnation SBS with Taecyeon and Chansung
VITAMIN KBS2TV with Taecyeon and Wooyoung
Mamma Mia KBS Himself
Korean Talk Show Hello KBS2 Himself
Strong Heart 2 SBS with Taecyeon and Chansung
Super Star china Himself
2014 Music Billboard China Himself
C-radio idol true colors MBC Himself
Star Talk Show China Himself
Sina Show China Himself
Toudu Show China Himself
God&Goddess China Himself
Tonight 80's Show China with Wei Da Xun
Top Chinese Music Special Segment China Himself
Youku All Star Show China Himself
Dream Music Charity Event China Himself
Happy Camp China with Wooyoung
SBS Gayo Daejun 2014 SBS MC with L, Jung Yong-hwa, Mino, Baro and Song Ji-hyo
If You Love! China Cameo ep 1&2
Brave Heart Show China Himself
2015 Idol Star Athletic Championship MBC with Chansung
Yes Sir My Boss Thai
Youth Trainee Zhejiang Television with Wang Dongcheng, Shang Wenjie and Li Quan
Running Man SBS With Henry, Kangnam, AmberJoon Park

Music video appearance[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2007 Irony Wonder Girls
2010 The End is Coming 8Eight
2010 This Christmas JYP Nation
2011 Touch (觸動) Wilber Pan

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot Mr. Beauty Award Nichkhun Won
Tourism Authority of Thailand PR Ambassador [12] Nichkhun Won
2010 Nine Entertainment Awards (Thailand) Popular Vote Nichkhun Horvejkul Nominated
MBC Entertainment Awards Popularity Award We Got Married Won
Korea Jewerly Awards Diamond Award Nichkhun&Chansung Won
2011 3rd Bugs Music Awards OST of the Year "My Valentine" Nichkhun & Taecyeon Won
KBS Best Idol Icon Awards Icon of the year Nichkhun Nominated
Mnet Media Awards Most CHARMING Boy Nichkhun Won
MTV K’s very first Valentine King and Queen Valentine King Nichkhun Won
TVCF Awards 2011 Most Popular Cf Star Nichkhun Nominated
2012 Kerd Awards Kerd of the Year (Thailand) Nichkhun Won
TVCF AWARDS CF Model of The Year Nichkhun Nominated
Top Award in Thailand Rising Actor for Seven Something Nichkhun Nominated
6th.Nine Entertainment Awards The public's favorite actor Nichkhun Nominated
Komchadluek Popular Awards Popular Movies Seven Something(Thai film) Nominated
2013 STYEBIBLE.PH International celebrity collab NICHKHUN for Bench (Philippine clothing brand) Nominated
Nine Entertainment Awards The public's favorite celebrity Nichkhun Nominated [13]
Singapore Blog Awards Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Nichkhun Nominated
The Goodness Idol Thailand Awards The 9 Idols for The King Nichkhun Won
2014 n/a Asian's Male God Nichkhun Nominated[14]
2015 Microblogging Star 2014(China) Weibo Star Nichkhun Nominated[15]
K-pop Gaon Chart Award Social Star Nichkhun Nominated
n/a Asian's Male God Nichkhun Nominated[16]
Micro-star Magazine (Chinese) Star Scoreboard in February(Overseas) Nichkhun Nominated[17]
UNICEF Thailand Award Friend of UNICEF Nichkhun Won[18]

Social contributions[edit]

  • Nichkhun is goodwill ambassador of Thailand since 2010.[37]
Year Title Work
2009 Tourism Authority of Thailand Promotional/Awarded Ambassador [19][20]
Children and Youth Human Rights Ambassador with 2PM Honorary Ambassador
G-Star with 2PM Promotional Ambassador [21]
2010 Ambassador of Seoul for Japan with 2PM Honorary Ambassador(2PM releases a new song 'Fly to Seoul (Boom Boom Boom)[22]
2011 Singapore Tourism Ambassadors with 2PM Promotional Ambassador [23]
Visit Korea Committee with 2PM Honorary Ambassador [24]
Save energy at 2 PM with 2PM Promotional Ambassador [25]
2012 Brands's Ambassador in Thailand Promotional Ambassador [26]
"Touch Korea Tour" with 2PM& Miss A Promotional Ambassador [27]
Ambassador of Peace in Japan with 2PM Honorary Ambassador [28]
Coway 2012 with 2PM Promotional Ambassador [29]
2013-current Seoul Hot Summer Sale 2013 with 2PM Promotional Ambassador [30]
LINE PLAY Brand Ambassador Promotional Ambassador [31]
KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) Honorary Ambassador [32]
“Friends of UNICEF” for Thailand with Paula Taylor Honorary Ambassador [33]
2014-current YONEX,in South Korea Promotional Ambassador [34]
Coca-Cola FIFA World Cup in Thailand Promotional Ambassador [35]
K-Pop Expo in Asia with 2PM Honorary Ambassador [36]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2PM Nichkhun Reveals His First Original Song, 'Let it Rain'". KpopStarz. 
  2. ^ "2PM's Nichkhun and 'rosa.K' celebrate the launch of their collaboration line of bags". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  3. ^ 열혈남아 JYP 13조, 쌓아온 실력 첫 공개!. Newent. March 25, 2008.
  4. ^ "Nichkhun, Yonghwa, Baro, L, and Mino pose as Lucky Boys (Super 5) for ‘SBS Gayo Daejun’ + video teaser – News". Dramanewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  5. ^ 2PM 택연-닉쿤, 윤은혜 두고 삼각관계? (in Korean). January 7, 2010. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Nichkhun & Victoria to Leave ′We Got Married′". September 6, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ouran High School Host Club stars 2PM's Nichkhun". Asia Pacific Arts. November 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ "2PM Nichkhun to Star in Chinese Drama, 'One and a Half Summer'". KpopStarz. July 12, 2013. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ 2PM Nichkhun将客串泰国电影 不当主演也人气超高. KpopStarz Chinese (in Chinese). October 30, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ 닉쿤 中영화 '치자화개' 출연..기대감↑ (in Korean). February 23, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  11. ^ 2PM닉쿤·missA지아 中 새 예능 고정출연..중국 활동 박차 (in Korean). April 13, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Nichkhun awarded for public relations ambassador". Modern Lounge. 
  13. ^ Sanook Online Ltd., Thailand. "ผลรางวัลไนน์เอ็นเตอร์เทน อวอร์ดส์ 2013". sanook.com. 
  14. ^ nanshen.ddyule.cn
  15. ^ "微博之星2014 - 微博香港站". weibo.com. 
  16. ^ "亚洲男神官网_2015亚洲男神投票_当代娱乐网". ddyule.cn. 
  17. ^ "首页 - 微博投票". weibo.com. 
  18. ^ http://www.unicef.org/thailand/media_23890.html
  19. ^ "Hottest Desire". blogspot.com.tr. 
  20. ^ "2PM’s Nichkhun selected as Thai tourism ambassador - Soju and other inanities". Soju and other inanities. 
  21. ^ "Daum 아이템 지식". daum.net. 
  22. ^ "Kpop Star Album - Fly To Seoul by 2PM - Mwave". interest.me. 
  23. ^ "Kpop, Kdrama, Korean Star news from the heart of Seoul, Korea - English Korea.com, 韩国网". Korea.com. 
  24. ^ "News ㅣ VISIT KOREA YEAR". visitkoreayear.com. 
  25. ^ everything2pm. "Everything About 2PM". blogspot.com.tr. 
  26. ^ "brand's ambassador press conference 24.01.2012". tumblr.com. 
  27. ^ DKPOPNEWS Official. "2pm and Miss A chosen as Korean tourism ambassadors - Latest K-pop News - K-pop News - Daily K Pop News". dkpopnews.net. 
  28. ^ "[K-pop] 2PM Says It Will Work Hard to Act as Ambassador of Peace in Japan". 무엇인가 (SOMETHING). 
  29. ^ lifelover. "Everything About 2PM". blogspot.com.tr. 
  30. ^ "Seoul Hot Summer Sale 2013 Returns in August". SUPERADRIANME - Global and Local Experiences. 
  31. ^ http://cr.www.nichkhun.net/newbbs/bbs/board.php? bo_table=mainboard&wr_id=3844&page=596
  32. ^ Park Boyoung, Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha and actor Park Sangwon - See more at: http://www.ttwigo.com/idols/2pm/post/2pms-nichkhun-has-been-chosen-as-the-koicas-ambassador/#sthash.ayzfdmEE.dpuf
  33. ^ "UNICEF Thailand - Media centre - Paula Taylor, Nichkhun Horvejkul named "Friends of UNICEF" for Thailand". unicef.org. 
  34. ^ dini. "2PM’s Nichkhun chosen as YONEX South Korea ambassador". ttwigo.com. 
  35. ^ "From Korea to Thailand, 2PM’s Nichkhun Continues To ‘Open Happiness’ with Coca Cola". KDramaStars. 
  36. ^ The Korea Herald. "2PM selected as honorary ambassador for ‘K-Pop Expo in Asia’". koreaherald.com. 
  37. ^ "Nichkhun wants you in Thailand for the Songkran festival". allkpop.com.