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Alex Chu performing at the Cyworld Dream Music Festival, July 23, 2011
|Birth name||Chu Hun-gon|
September 2, 1979 |
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Revised Romanization||Chu Heon-gon|
Having immigrated to Canada with his family, Alex rose to fame upon returning to South Korea years later as part of the group Clazziquai. The group's popularity skyrocketed after featuring on the soundtrack of hit drama series My Lovely Samsoon.
In 2008, the group announced a temporary hiatus, and its members debuted as solo artists, including Alex. In 2009, Clazziquai returned with the release of Mucho Punk.
Alex Chu became part of MBC reality show We Got Married (우리 결혼했어요) and was matched with Korean trot singer Jang Yoon Jeong in the Lunar Special episode, and actress/model Shin Ae for the rest of the series. The show also stars Crown J, Andy of Shinhwa, Seo In Young of Jewelry, Solbi of Typhoon, Saori and Jung Hyung Don. Alex and Shin Ae left the show after Episode 8 for Alex to record his first solo album Vintage Romance. They were replaced by Kim Hyun Joong of SS501 and Hwangbo of Chakra. However, due to popular demand, the couple reunited in Episode 13. Alex and Shin Ae made their exit from the show on November 16, 2008.
Alex debuted in his first drama series Pasta as one of the main cast. The drama aired from January 4, 2010 to March 9, 2010 on MBC.
In June 2, 2011, Alex released his second solo album, Just Like Me.
On June 1, 2012, Alex opened a new Italian restaurant, D'asti Plate. He partnered with three of his close friends to open the restaurant, which is located in the Shinsadong area of Seoul.
In 2016, Alex started hosting a variety show My Neighbor, Charles.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart
|My Vintage Romance||—|
|Just Like Me||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"I Love You" (사랑하오)||2008||—||My Vintage Romance|
|"If It’s You" (그대라면)||—|
|"Bad Behavior" (나쁜 짓)||—||Non-album single|
|"Love Me After 12AM"||2009||—|
|"Love Year" (사랑살이)||2010||—||Three Brothers OST|
|"Tree" (나무)||84||Cinderella's Sister OST|
|"Very Heartbreaking Words" (너무 아픈 이 말)
feat. Jisun of Loveholics
|"Sweet Dream (Andante)" (만남편)||67|
|"If I Could Turn It Back" (되돌릴 수 있다면)
|"Can’t Be Crazy" (미쳐보려 해도)||58||Just Like Me|
|"Sweet Dream" (같은 꿈)||76|
|"Goodbye Smile" (웃으며 안녕)||89||Non-album single|
|"Flowers Bloom" (꽃이 피네요)
|51||Only You OST|
|"You’re So Gorgeous" (화려한 그대)||85||Non-album single|
|"Maybe Maybe" (어쩌면 어쩌면)
|2012||23||Music and Lyrics OST|
|"D.N.A LUV" (연애세포)
with Song Jieun
|2015||—||Flirty Boy and Girl OST|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
|2006||"I Love You"
|Jisun of Loveholics|
|"Farewell Meeting" (이별, 만남... 그 중점에서)||Epik High|
|"I'll Never Cry"||Park Ki-young|
|2007||"I'll Fly To You" (너에게로 날다) feat. HwaYobi, Byul and Danny Jung||Lee Ki-chan|
|"Soul Music"||Viva Soul|
|"On A Bright Day" (눈부신 날에)||J|
|"Love Me After 12AM"||m-flo|
|"So Sick" (너의 소식)||Bizniz|
|"Like A Child" (아이처럼)||Kim Dong Ryul|
|2009||"Say I Love You" (사랑한다는 말)||J|
|"Windflower"||Jisun of Loveholics|
|2010||"Show!" feat. Tablo||Jung-in|
|2005||"She Is"||My Lovely Sam Soon OST|
|2006||"Kissing Me" with Daniel Henney feat. Uhm Jung-hwa||Seducing Mr. Perfect OST|
|"Beautiful Girl"||200 Pounds Beauty OST|
|"Dance With My Daddy"|
|2007||"Love Me After 12AM"||EX Machina OST|
|"Night Time"||Que Sera, Sera OST|
|2008||"Flowerpot" (화분)||We Got Married OST|
|"Closer"||Friend, Our Legend OST|
|2010||"Tree" (나무)||Cinderella's Sister OST|
|"Part Time Lover" with Horan||Pasta OST|
|"Love Year" (사랑살이)||Three Brothers OST|
|2011||"If I Could Turn It Back" (되돌릴 수 있다면) feat. Jane||Late Autumn OST|
|"Good Smile" (웃으며 안녕)||Romance Town OST|
|"Flowers Bloom" (꽃이 피네요) with Horan||Only You OST|
|2012||"Maybe Maybe" (어쩌면 어쩌면) with Horan||Music and Lyrics OST|
|2014||"I Want To Love You" (사랑해줄래)||My Lovely Girl OST|
|2015||"My Time Towards You" (널 향한 나의 시간)||Bubble Gum OST|
|2016||"Small Comma" (작은 쉼표)||Woman with a Suitcase OST|
|2007||Finding Love||Park Ji-won||MBC Every 1|
|2010||Smile, Dong-hae||Lee Tae-hoon||KBS1|
|2011||A Thousand Days' Promise||Son Suk-ho||SBS|
|2012||Salamander Guru and The Shadows||Ji-hoon||SBS|
|2013||Medical Top Team||Bae Sang-kyu||MBC|
|2014||I Need Romance 3||Lee Jung-ho||tvN|
|Hotel King||Yoo Joon-seong||MBC|
|My Lovely Girl||Bae Sung-jin||SBS|
|2009||We Got Married Season 1||Himself||MBC|
|2010||Happy Together Season 3||Himself (ep 167)||KBS|
|2011||Idol Star 7080 Best Singer||Contestant||MBC|
|2013||Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education||Himself||KBS2|
|2014||Running Man||Himself (ep 214)||SBS||Guest (with the cast of My Lovable Girl)|
|2015||A Style For You||Himself||KBS|
|2016||Please Take Care of My Refrigerator||Himself (ep 114)||JTBC|
- Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (July 3, 2007). "Clazziquai Redefines Korean Electronica Music", The Korea Times. Retrieved July 29, 2010.
- ""Pasta's" Alex Opens Italian Restaurant in Shinsadong". soompi.com. June 12, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
- "Gaon Album Chart".
- "Gaon Digital Chart".
- 알렉스, 음주운전 혐의로 불구속 입건. Seoul Broadcasting System (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-07-23.