Hwang Chan-sung

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Hwang Chansung
Hwang Chansung at the press conference for "Red Carpet", 24 October 2014 01.jpg
Hwang Chansung at the press conference for Red Carpet
Born (1990-02-11) February 11, 1990 (age 27)
Seoul, South Korea[1]
Other names [1]
Occupation
Musical career
Genres
Years active 2006–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts
Website 2PM Homepage
Notable instruments
Vocals
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Hwang Chan-seong
McCune–Reischauer Hwang Ch'ansŏng

Hwang Chansung (Hangul: 황찬성, Hanja: 黃燦盛, born February 11, 1990),[1] generally known as Chansung, is a South Korean idol singer, rapper and actor. He is a member of the Korean boy band 2PM. Chansung made his debut as an actor in the 2006 comedy series Unstoppable High Kick, and since then has gone on to star in the Japanese drama Kaitō Royale (2011) and 7th Grade Civil Servant (2013).

Early life[edit]

Chansung was born in Seoul, South Korea, where he still resides. Chansung was educated at Korean Arts High School and Howon University.

Predebut[edit]

Before becoming a singer in 2PM, Chansung was a television actor having played roles in MBC's 2006 comedy "Unstoppable High Kick"[2] and then in KBS2's 2008 drama Jungle Fish. It was also during this time, in 2006, that he auditioned for, and was named, one of the dozen finalists (including his future bandmates Lee Junho and Taecyeon) to compete in the show "Superstar Survival".

Music career[edit]

In 2008, he took part in Mnet's Hot Blood Men[3] which follows the extreme training of 13 trainees in order to become a member of the boy band One Day. One Day spawned two boy bands, 2AM and 2PM, of which the latter one Chansung became a member of. Six months after Hot Blood was aired on TV, 2PM debuted with their first single "10점 만점에 10점" ("10 Points out of 10 Points")[4] from their first EP Hottest Time of the Day, but it wasn't until their second EP 2:00PM Time For Change which skyrocketed their success in the Korean music industry. So far, 2PM has released three studio albums and three EPs.

Personal life[edit]

Chansung speaks fluent Korean, intermediate Japanese, and basic English. He is also trained martial artist, having achieved high levels in Taekwondo and Kumdo. Chansung revealed on Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education that he holds a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo.

Fitness Center[edit]

On June 1, 2012 JYP Entertainment announced through their official Twitter that Chansung will be opening a fitness center with his weight trainer, Hwang Mo.[citation needed] The fitness center will be located in Nonhyun-dong (논현동), Seoul in July.

Jeonggam[edit]

Jeonggam, or sometimes, Jeonggamie is Chansung's cat. Jeonggam has become almost as popular as Chansung himself, having appeared on 2PM's YouTube channel,[5] and in numerous tweets and pictures.

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2006 Unstoppable High Kick MBC Hwang Chansung
2008 Jungle Fish KBS2 Park Young-sam
2011 Dream High KBS2 Oh-sun's imaginary boy Cameo (episode 12)
Kaito Royale TBS Jack
2013 7th Grade Civil Servant MBC Gong Do-ha Nominated - Baeksang Arts Awards for Most Popular Actor (TV)
Votre Noir KBS2 Kim Hyung-joo
2016 Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-Gi JTBC Nam Bong-gi
Romantic Boss Naver TV Cast Wang Ja Hyung Web drama[6]
Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim SBS Young Gyun Special appearance (Ep. 8, 11-12)
2017 Housewife Detective JTBC Han Hee-joon
Suspicious Partner SBS Jang Hee-joon Special appearance
Queen for Seven Days KBS2 Seo-no

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2012 Beyond the ONEDAY ~Story of 2PM & 2AM~ Himself
2014 Red Carpet Kim Dae-yoon
A Dynamite Family Soo-geun
2015 I Wanna Hold Your Hand Ji-oh
Wasure Yuki Yoon Tae-oh

Theater & Musical[edit]

Year Title Role
2017 My Love My Bride Youngmin
2017 Altar Boyz (Korean version) Matthew

Variety show[edit]

Year Title TV Network Notes
2014 If You Love SMG Episode 1–13
2016 Law of the Jungle SBS Episodes 203–211

Discography[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

Year Artist Song title Album
2010 JOO ft.Chansung "Not Even In The Movies"(영화도 안보니) Heart Made
2011 2AM ft. Chansung "To Her" (그녀에게) Can't Let You Go Even If I Die

Compositions[edit]

Release Date Title Artist Album
May 6, 2013 Coming Down 2PM Grown
May 6, 2013 Perfume Chansung Grown(Grand Edition only)
September 15, 2014 Mine 2PM Go Crazy!
September 15, 2014 Boyfriend 2PM Go Crazy!
September 15, 2014 The Word, Love (사랑한단 말) Chansung & Taecyeon Go Crazy!(Grand Edition only)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2010 Korea Jewerly Awards Diamond Awards Nichkhun and Chansung Won
Men's Health Best Cover Model N/A Won
2013 Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (TV) N/A Nominated

References[edit]

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