Crush (singer)

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Crush in July 2019
Born
Shin Hyo-seob

(1992-05-03) May 3, 1992 (age 29)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation
  • Singer
  • rapper
Years active2012–present
Musical career
Genres
Labels
Korean name
Hangul
신효섭
Revised RomanizationSin Hyo-seop
McCune–ReischauerSin Hyosŏp

Shin Hyo-seob (Korean신효섭; born May 3, 1992),[1] professionally known as Crush (크러쉬), is a South Korean R&B and hip hop singer. He debuted on April 1, 2014 with the single "Sometimes" and released his first album Crush on You on June 5, 2014.

Nine of Crush's singles have peaked in the top five on Gaon Digital Chart, including "Just", "Beautiful", "Don't Forget", "Bittersweet" and "Sleepness Night".

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Crush was born Shin Hyo-seob on May 3, 1992.[2] Raised in Seoul, he began listening to R&B and hip hop music at a young age and aspired to become a singer. Dynamic Duo's debut album Taxi Driver left a "deep impression" on him, which inspired him to begin rapping.[3] He began making music during his first year of middle school with a friend and sending demos to the group's record label Amoeba Culture. Nicknamed "Shi Syeob" (시셥), he wrote the moniker "C-sub" in English as a tentative stage name. His friend misread it as "Crush", which he took an immediate liking to and decided to use.[4] Crush attended Hoseo University and graduated from the Department of Practical Music.[2]

While taking a break from school, Crush sent Zion.T his demos after meeting at a hip hop party. The two became acquainted and, along with Gray, Loco, and Elo, formed the music crew VV:D in 2012.[4]

Career[edit]

Crush released the single "Red Dress" featuring TakeOne on December 7, 2012.[5] He contributed to his first song as a record producer and guest artist on Loco's single "No More".[4] In the following year, he released the singles "Crush on You" and "Where Do You Wanna Go" with Taewan and Gary.[citation needed] Crush signed an exclusive contract with Amoeba Culture in July 2013.[3]

He officially debuted on April 1, 2014 with a single titled "Sometimes".[6][7] His first album, Crush on You, was released on June 5, 2014. He also collaborated with Gaeko for the single "Hug Me".[8] In August, he sang "Sleepless Night" for the OST of the SBS television drama It's Okay, That's Love.[9] He then released the song "Sofa" in October.[10]

In 2015, he collaborated with Zion.T for the single "Just". The song was released on January 30, 2015, and debuted at number one on the Gaon Singles Chart.[11] They also won Best Collaboration & Unit at the 17th Mnet Asian Music Awards.[12] In July, he released the single "Oasis" which featured Block B's Zico.[13] He also held his first solo concert, Crush on You, from November 13 to 14.[14]

Crush performing in 2017

In January 2016, it was announced that Crush was to release a new single featuring Girls' Generation's Taeyeon.[15] The song titled "Don't Forget" was released on January 22 and won first place on Show Champion on January 27, marking his first music show win.[16][17]

In 2016 Crush also became an active member of the hip-hop crew Fanxy Child, consisting of Zico (rapper, producer), Millic (DJ, producer), Staytuned (producer), Penomeco (rapper), and Dean (singer, producer).

In July 2018, Crush released his third EP Wonderlost.[18]

On June 4, 2019, Crush announced on Instagram that he would be leaving Amoeba Records to start his own agency.[19] However, on July 17, 2019, he announced that he had signed to P Nation.

On December 5, 2019, Crush released his second full-length album From Midnight To Sunrise, with "Alone" and "With You" serving as the album's double title tracks.[20]

In May 2020, it was announced that Crush had asked Joy of Red Velvet to feature on the title track of his new album.[21] The song "Mayday" topped multiple music charts upon its release.[22]

On October 20, 2020, Crush released his fourth EP With Her.[23]

On November 12, 2020, Crush enlisted for his mandatory military service.[24]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[25]
Crush on You
Track listing
  1. I Fancy You
  2. A Little Bit (feat. Lydia Paek)
  3. Hey Baby (feat. Zion.T)
  4. Whatever You Do (feat. Gray)
  5. I’m Fine (feat. Kumapark)
  6. Lovely (feat. Choiza)
  7. I Want You
  8. Hug Me (feat. Gaeko)
  9. Give It to Me (feat. Jay Park & Simon Dominic)
  10. Friday ya (feat. Jinbo)
  11. Sometimes
6
From Midnight to Sunrise
  • Released: December 5, 2019[27]
  • Label: P Nation, Dreamus
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
19

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[25]
US
World

[29]
Interlude
Track listing
  1. In the Air
  2. woo ah
  3. 9 to 5 (Feat. Gaeko)
  4. Castaway (feat. MISO)
  5. Dust
13 14
Wonderlust
  • Released: October 14, 2016
  • Label: Amoeba Culture
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
Track listing
  1. wonderlust
  2. 2411
  3. nostalgia
  4. Fall
  5. Like My Father
8
Wonderlost
  • Released: July 13, 2018
  • Label: Amoeba Culture
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Chill (feat. Sik-K)
  2. Endorphin (feat. Penomeco & Punchnello)
  3. Cereal (feat. Zico)
  4. Close Your Eyes (feat. Hoody)
  5. RYO (feat. CIFIKA & Byung Un)
18 10
With Her
  • Released: October 20, 2020
  • Label: P Nation
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Let Me Go (놓아줘) (feat. Taeyeon)
  2. Tip Toe (feat. Lee Hi)
  3. Love Encore (춤) (feat. Lee So-ra)
  4. Step By Step (feat. Yoon Mi-rae)
  5. She Said (feat. BIBI)
21

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[34]
"Red Dress" 2012 N/A Non-album singles
"Crush on You" 2013
"Where Do You Wanna Go" (어디 갈래)
with Gary, Taewan
20
"Sometimes" (가끔) 2014 8 Crush on You
"Hug Me"
feat. Gaeko
10
"Sofa" 26 Non-album singles
"Just" (그냥)
with Zion.T
2015 1
"Oasis"
feat. Zico
5
"Don't Forget" (잊어버리지마)
feat. Taeyeon
2016 2
"9 to 5"
feat. Gaeko
59 Interlude
"woo ah" (우아해) 4
"highfive"
with Dynamic Duo, Primary, Boi B
23 N/A Non-album singles
"Skip"
with Han Sang-won
21
"Fall" (어떻게 지내) 2 Wonderlust
"Summer Love" 2017 87 N/A Outside
"Outside"
feat. Beenzino
12
"Don't Be Shy"
feat. Sik-K
88 N/A
"Be By My Side" (내 편이 돼줘) 19 Non-album singles
"Bittersweet" (잊을만하면) 2018 3 N/A
"Cereal"
feat. Zico
20 Wonderlost
"None" 22 Non-album singles
"Lay Your Head on Me"
"Nappa" 2019 7
"With You" 95 From Midnight to Sunrise
"Alone" 87
"Mayday" (자나깨나)
feat. Joy
2020 32 Homemade 1
"Ohio" 41 Non-album single
"Let Me Go" (놓아줘)
with Taeyeon
8 With Her
"—" denotes release did not chart.

As a featured artist[edit]

Year Single Artist Album
2013 "You Can Stay (그대로 있어도 돼)" Supreme Team (feat. Crush) Thanks 4 the Wait
"Two Melodies (뻔한 멜로디)" Zion.T (feat. Crush) Red Light
"Blink (깜빡) Remix" Gray (feat. Crush, Elo, Jinbo) Non-album single
"Give It To Me" Crush (feat. Jay Park, Simon Dominic) Crush on You
"No More (G-Mix)" Dok2 (feat. Crush, Loco) Ruthless, the Album
2014 "Shower Later" Gary (feat. Crush) Mr. Gae
"U&I" Toy (feat. Crush, Beenzino) 7집 Da Capo
2015 "Hold Me Tight (감아)" Loco (feat. Crush) Locomotive
"Hands Up (손바닥을 보여줘)" Loco (feat. Crush)
"Mommae (몸매) (Remix)" Jay Park (feat. Crush, Simon Dominic, Honey Cocaine) Worldwide
"Rainbow" Planet Shiver (feat. Crush) Rainbow
"247" Junggigo (feat. Crush, Zion.T, Dean) 247
2016 "what2do" Dean (feat. Crush, Jeff Bernat) 130 mood : TRBL
"No Sense" Sam Kim (feat. Crush) I am Sam Kim
"Let's play house" Hobby (feat. Crush) Hobby
"Corona" Punchnello (feat. Crush) Lime
"Still" Loco (feat. Crush) Still
"Sometimes" Geeks (feat. Crush, Giriboy) Sometimes
"Bermuda Triangle" Zico (feat. Dean and Crush) Television
2017 "Laputa" DPR Live (feat. Crush) Coming to You Live
"Party (Shut Down)" Sik-K (feat. Crush) Half EP
"Dongseong-ro" Rhythm Power (feat. Crush) Dongseong-ro
2018 "White Noise 백색소음" Cavalier (feat. Crush, EZRA) Innate
"Your Dog Loves You" Colde (feat. Crush) Your Dog Loves You
"Slip N Slide (미끌미끌)" SOMDEF (feat. Crush) Some Definition of Love
"One of Those Nights (센 척 안 해)" Key (feat. Crush) Face
"Make Up" Sam Kim (feat. Crush) Sun & Moon
"Sunshine" Hoody (feat. Crush) Sunshine
2019 "Lovedrunk (술이 달다)" Epik High (feat. Crush) sleepless in __________
"Domino" 1the9 (feat. Crush) Domino
"Now or Never (지금이 아니면)" CIFIKA (feat. Crush, Woo Won Jae) Now or Never
"I Been" Berhana (feat. Crush) HAN
2020 "For You" Lee Hi (feat. Crush) Non-album single
"Jam and Butterfly" DPR Live (feat. Crush, eaJ) Non-album single

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[34]
"Sleepless Night" (잠 못드는 밤)
feat. Punch
2014 4 It's Okay, That's Love OST
"Perhaps That" (아마도 그건)
with Loco
2015 44 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man Part 3
"Beautiful" 2016 2 Guardian: The Lonely and Great God OST
"Let Us Go" (둘만의 세상으로 가) 2020 3 N/A Crash Landing on You OST
"No Words" (어떤 말도) 76 N/A Itaewon Class OST
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[41]
"Wake Up"
(featuring Dean)
2019 145 From Midnight to Sunrise
"Tiki-Taka"
(featuring DPR Live)
155

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2015
12th Korean Music Awards
Best R&B & Soul Album Crush on You Won
Best R&B & Soul Song Hug Me (feat. Gaeko) Nominated
Rookie of the Year N/A Nominated
7th Melon Music Awards
Best R&B / Soul Oasis (feat. Zico) Nominated
Top 10 Artists N/A Nominated
17th Mnet Asian Music Awards
Best Collaboration Just (with Zion.T) Won
2016
25th Seoul Music Awards
Bonsang Awards Nominated
13th Korean Music Awards
Best R&B & Soul Song Nominated
8th Melon Music Awards
Best R&B / Soul Don't Forget (feat. Taeyeon) Nominated
Top 10 Artists N/A Nominated
18th Mnet Asian Music Awards
Best Male Artist N/A Nominated
Best Vocal Performance – Male Solo Don't Forget (feat. Taeyeon) Won
2017
31st Golden Disc Awards
Digital Bonsang Nominated
Best R&B / Soul Award Interlude, Wonderlust Won
26th Seoul Music Awards
Bonsang Awards Don't Forget (feat. Taeyeon) Nominated
6th Gaon Chart Music Awards
Song of the Year – January Nominated
10th Korea Drama Awards
Best Original Soundtrack Beautiful Nominated
19th Mnet Asian Music Awards
Best OST Nominated
2nd Asia Artist Awards
Best Icon Award (Singer Category) N/A Won
2018
2nd Soribada Best K-Music Awards
Best R&B N/A Won
2019
21st Mnet Asian Music Awards
Best HipHop & Urban Music "Nappa" Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Worldwide Fans' Choice Top 10 N/A Nominated
Gaon Chart Music Awards Song of the Year – August "Nappa" Nominated

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