Alex Chu

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Choo, or Chu.
Alex Chu
알렉스 @ Cyworld Dream Music Festival 싸이월드 드림 뮤직 페스티벌 5.jpg
Alex Chu performing at the Cyworld Dream Music Festival, July 23, 2011
Background information
Native name 추헌곤
Birth name Chu Hun-gon
Born (1979-09-02) September 2, 1979 (age 37)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s) Vocalist, actor
Instruments
Years active 2001–present
Labels Fluxus Music
Associated acts
Website Clazziquai Project
Korean name
Hangul 추헌곤
Hanja 秋憲坤
Revised Romanization Chu Heon-gon
McCune–Reischauer Ch'u Hŏn-kon
Stage name
Hangul 알렉스
Revised Romanization Arregseu

Alex Chu (born 추헌곤 Chu Hun-gon September 2, 1979), known simply as Alex (Hangul: 알렉스), is a Korean-Canadian singer and actor. He is the male vocalist of South Korean electropop band Clazziquai.[1]

Biography[edit]

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.[2]

In 2013, he also appeared in KBS variety show Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education to participate during the Bowling matches from episode 6 to episode 9.

In 2016, Alex started hosting a variety show My Neighbor, Charles.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
KOR
[3]
My Vintage Romance
Just Like Me
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[4]
"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
84 Non-album single
"Sweet Dream (Andante)" (만남편) 67
"If I Could Turn It Back" (되돌릴 수 있다면)
feat. Jane
2011 52
"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)
with Horan
51 Only You OST
"You’re So Gorgeous" (화려한 그대) 85 Non-album single
"Maybe Maybe" (어쩌면 어쩌면)
with Horan
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.

Collaborations[edit]

Year Title Artist
2006 "I Love You"
(사랑해)
Jisun of Loveholics
"Engrave" (각인)
"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
"Harmony" FreeTEMPO
"Soul Music" Viva Soul
"On A Bright Day" (눈부신 날에) J
"Love Me After 12AM" m-flo
2008 "Solo" Dynamic Duo
"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

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Title Album
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

Television shows[edit]

TV drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2007 Finding Love Park Ji-won MBC Every 1
2010 Smile, Dong-hae Lee Tae-hoon KBS1
Pasta Kim San MBC
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

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Network Note
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
  • February 4
  • Duet with Luna of f(x)
  • Won Gold Prize
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

Controversies[edit]

Alex Chu was booked without detention by Gangnam Police in Seoul for driving while intoxicated in Seoul on July 18, 2012. Alex Chu had blood alcohol content of 0.134%.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (July 3, 2007). "Clazziquai Redefines Korean Electronica Music", The Korea Times. Retrieved July 29, 2010.
  2. ^ ""Pasta's" Alex Opens Italian Restaurant in Shinsadong". soompi.com. June 12, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". 
  4. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". 
  5. ^ 알렉스, 음주운전 혐의로 불구속 입건. Seoul Broadcasting System (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-07-23. 

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