Son Dong-woon

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Son Dong-woon
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Dongwoon in 2016
Background information
Native name 손동운
Birth name Son Dong-woon
Born (1991-06-06) June 6, 1991 (age 26)
Busan, South Korea
Origin South Korea
Occupation(s) Singer
  • Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Around Us Entertainment (2016-present)
Cube Entertainment (2009-2016)
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 손동운
Revised Romanization Son Dong-un
McCune–Reischauer Son Tong'un

Son Dong-woon (Hangul손동운; born June 6, 1991), commonly known as Dongwoon, is a South Korean singer. He is a member of the boy group Highlight.


Son Dong-woon was born in Busan, South Korea, on June 6, 1991.[1] His father, Son Il-rak, is a professor at Cheongju University. Dong Woon stated in an interview and in the KBS show Win Win that he studied in Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines. Dong Woon was a trainee from JYP Entertainment for two years, and was the last member chosen to join Beast. He is the youngest of the group.

Dong Woon attended Hanyoung High School and graduated from Dongguk University on 16 February 2017.[2]



The group has released eight Korean mini-albums and various singles. Dong Woon is a vocalist of Beast.

Solo career[edit]

In December 2010, Dong Woon released a digital single album Udon together with Davichi's Kang Min Kyung.[3] However, it is said that by the composers of 'Udon' that the title of the song is in Japanese, hence the main three broadcasting networks confirmed that they will not be showing on television.[4]

In April 2012, Dong Woon released "In the Cloud" for Shinsadong Tiger's 'Supermarket_another Half'.[5]

On May 22, 2015, Cube Entertainment revealed that Dong Woon will release his first solo album Kimishika on July 1 before officially beginning his Japanese debut promotions.[6]


Japanese EPs[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
Kimishika 5
  • JPN: 15,840

Soundtrack appearances and solo performances[edit]

Year Title Artist Album
2010 "우동" ("Udong/Udon") Kang Minkyung and Son Dongwoon 우동
2011 "꿈을 꾼다" ("Dreaming")> Yong Junhyung, Yang Yoseob, and Son Dongwoon 나도, 꽃! (I'm A Flower Too!)
2012 "In the Cloud" Son Dongwoon SUPER MARKET – another Half (Shinsadong Tiger Project Album)
2013 "Bye Bye Love" Yang Yoseob , Son Dongwoon and BTOB When a Man Falls in Love OST
2015 "Without You" Yoon Doojoon , Yang Yoseob and Son Dongwoon Scholar Who Walks the Night OST
2017 "Dreaming Now" Son Dongwoon Defendant OST
"Universe" Yoo Jaehwan, Yang Yoseob and Son Dongwoon Universe
"The Alchemist" Yoo Jaehwan and Son Dongwoon
"첫 이별" ("First Disturbance") Yoo Jaehwan and Son Dongwoon

Songwriting credits[edit]

Year Album Artist Song Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2009 Beast Is the B2ST BEAST "Beast Is the B2ST" Yes BEAST No Shin Sa Dong Tiger, Choi Gyu Seong
"Bad Girl" Yes BEAST, Lee Sang Ho, Shin Sa Dong Tiger No Lee Sang Ho, Shin Sa Dong Tiger
2010 My Story BEAST (Dongwoon & Doojoon) "When the door closed" Yes Yoon Doo-joon No Rado
2015 Kimishika Son Dongwoon "Preludio" Yes No Good Life
"Kimi Shika" Yes No
"Amasugiru You" Yes No Good Life, Davii
Son Dongwoon,Yang Yoseob and Yoon Doojoon "Hoshi ni Natte" Yes No Rado
2016 Highlight BEAST (Dongwoon Solo) "I'll Give You My All" Yes Yes Good Life, Davii
Non album-singles Son Dongwoon "Let's Have a Drink" Yes Jinri Yes Jinri, Shin Yosung
Kwon Nayoon "Nothing Is Late" Yes Kim Donghyuk Yes Yoo Jaehwa
2017 Universe Son Dongwoon, Yoo Jaehwa and Yang Yoseob "Universe" Yes Hyesung No Yoo Jaehwa, Shin Sungjin
Son Dongwoon & Yoo Jaehwa "The Alchemist" Yes Curious Yes Curious
"First Disturbance" Yes Yes Yoo Jaehwa


Variety shows[edit]

Year Network Title Role Note
2010 MBC 2010 Idol Star Athletics Championships Contestant with BEAST
MBC Every 1 Countdown Cast
2011 Mnet Japan Exciting CUBE TV
JTBC Off to School with Lee Gi-kwang and Yang Yo-seob
KBS2 1 vs. 100 Contestant with BEAST
2012 MBC 2012 Idol Star Athletics Championships
KBS2 Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2
2015 MBC King of Mask Singer Episode 19-20 as "Prince of the Sea"
World Changing Quiz Himself
2017 Naver Celebrity Bromance Cast Season 14 with Lee Gi-kwang
tvN Weekend in the Forest/Woods Himself
MBC My Little Television Contestant Episode 92-93 (MLT-46) with Highlight (Topic: Camping)
KBS2 Battle Trip Episode 53 with Yoon Doo-joon
Mnet I Can See Your Voice with Highlight

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012-2013 Catch Me If You Can Frank Abagnale Jr. Lead Role
2016 The Great Gatsby [RE:BOOT] Gatsby Lead Role

Hosting or MC programs[edit]

Date Name Network
2010 M! Countdown Christmas Special Mnet
2014 Super Idol Chart Show Mnet
2016 Music Bank KBS2
2017 Go-다쿠 S3 Naver


  1. ^ Mark Russell (April 29, 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  2. ^ "[TF사진관] 손동운, '동국대 졸업… 학사모를 써도 훈내 폴폴~'". The Fact. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Will 'Udon' Surpass the Popularity of 'Naengmyun'?". Newsen (in Korean). December 18, 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Kang Minkyung and Son Dongwoon's song 'Udon' won't be heard on the mainstream media networks". Star News (in Korean). December 10, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ "B2ST's Dongwoon releases "In the Cloud" for Shinsadong Tiger's 'Supermarket_another Half'". Star News (in Korean). April 23, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ "BEAST's Dongwoon to Make Solo Debut in Japan This July". Soompi. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 28, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Son Dong-woon at Wikimedia Commons