Roy Kim

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Roy Kim
Birth name Kim Sang-woo (김상우)
Born (1993-07-03) 3 July 1993 (age 21)
Origin South Korea
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupations singer-songwriter, radio presenter
Years active 2012–present
Labels CJ E&M Music
Roy Kim
Hangul 로이킴
Revised Romanization Ro-i Kim
McCune–Reischauer Roi Kim
Birth name
Hangul 김상우
Revised Romanization Gim Sang-u
McCune–Reischauer Kim Sangu

Kim Sang-woo (Korean: 김상우, Hanja: 金相佑; born July 3, 1993), better known by his stage name Roy Kim (Korean: 로이킴) is a South Korean singer, songwriter, radio presenter. He was winner of the Mnet talent competition series Superstar K 4. [1]

Early life[edit]

Roy was born in Seoul, South Korea on July 3, 1993. His mother was an artist, and his father, Kim Hong Taek, is a former professor at Hongik University. [2] During elementary school he moved to Canada, and later lived in Asheville, North Carolina during his high school years where he attended Asheville School. [3] In 2012 he auditioned for Mnet's Superstar K4, which he went on to win.


Studio albums[edit]


Year Title Peak positions Sales Album

Hot 100

2012 먼지가 되어 (Becoming Dust) with Jung Joon-young 1
  • KOR (DL): 1,788,843+
Superstar K4 Top 12
휘파람 (Whistle) 10
  • KOR (DL): 1,203,860+
청개구리 (Blue Frog) 22
  • KOR (DL): 250,799+
서울의 달 (The Moon of Seoul) 17
  • KOR (DL): 319,659+
한동안 뜸했었지 (It's Been a While) 39
  • KOR (DL): 141,843+
October Rain (힐링이 필요해 - I Need Healing) 2
  • KOR (DL): 1,108,980+
스쳐간다 (Passing By) 6
  • KOR (DL): 558,795+
2013 봄봄봄 (Bom Bom Bom) (Spring Spring Spring) 1 1
  • KOR (DL): 1,490,031+
Love Love Love
Love Love Love 2 4
  • KOR (DL): 750,000+
서울 이곳은 (Seoul, Here - from Reply 1994 OST) 13
  • KOR (DL): 352,061+
Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


  • 2013: 1st Concert Tour: Love Love Love
  • 2013: Mini Concert: Our Winter
  • 2014: Live Tour: Home

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2012 Superstar K4 1st Place out of 2,083,447 applicants Won
2013 7th Mnet 20's Choice 20's Booming Star – Male Won
20's Hot Cover Music with Jung Joon-young Won
5th Melon Music Awards Best New Artist Nominated
14th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Male Artist Won
2014 28th Golden Disk Awards New Rising Star Award in Disk Album Won
Popularity Award in Digital Music Won
3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards New Male Solo Artist Nominated
Most Popular Karaoke Song of the Year with Jung Joon-young Won
50th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Original Soundtrack ("Seoul, Here" from Reply 1994) Nominated

Music programs[edit]

Roy Kim won first place on South Korea's televised music shows:

Year Date Song Music Program Ref
2013 May 11 "봄봄봄(Bom Bom Bom)" Show! Music Core [4]
July 6 "Love Love Love" [5]


  1. ^ Jeon, Su Mi. "Roy Kim Wins ‘Superstar K4’". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Roy Kim (로이킴)’". KBS World. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "[Interview] Two Guns N′ Roses, Roy Kim & Jung Joon Young". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Roy Kim wins #1 on 'Music Core' + Performances from May 11th!". allkpop. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Roy Kim wins #1 + Performances from July 6th 'Show! Music Core'". allkpop. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 

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