Gaeko

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Gaeko
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Gaeko at the Itaewon Global Village Festival, October 2018
Born
Kim Yoon-sung

(1981-01-14) January 14, 1981 (age 38)
Spouse(s)
Kim Soo-mi (m. 2011)
Children1
Musical career
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
Years active1998–present
LabelsAmoeba Culture
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationGaeko
McCune–ReischauerGaek'o
Birth name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationGim Yun-seong
McCune–ReischauerKim Yunsŏng

Kim Yoon-sung (born January 14, 1981), known professionally as Gaeko (Korean개코, literally dog's snout) is a South Korean hip hop recording artist. He and Choiza comprise the hip hop duo Dynamic Duo, which rose to fame upon the release of their debut album Taxi Driver in 2004. In 2015, he released his first solo album, Redingray.[1]

Personal life[edit]

On May 14, 2011 in the middle of his military service, he married Kim Soo-mi before going back to serve the rest of his term. They had a son, Kim Rhythm, together 5 months later and a daughter in 2015.[2][3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[4]
Redingray
  • Released: October 16, 2014
  • Label: Amoeba Culture
  • Format: CD, digital download
11

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[6]
"난리 Good (AIR)"
with Choiza, Simon Dominic, Primary
2012 35
  • KOR: 159,508+[7]
Non-album singles
"Rhythm Is Life (Feeling So Good)"
(될 대로 되라고 해 (느낌 So Good))
2013 11
"No Make Up" (화장 지웠어)
feat. Zion.T, Ha:tfelt
2014 2 Redingray
"Rose" (장미꽃) 41
"Cheers"
with Yankie, feat. Beenzino, Babylon
2015 28 Non-album single
"Empty City"
with Yoon Jong-shin
2016 2016 Yoon Jong-shin Monthly Project: July
"Your Night" (당신의 밤)
with Hwang Kwanghee feat. Oh Hyuk
1 Infinite Challenge Great Legacy
"Gajah" (코끼리)
feat. RM
2017 17 Non-album singles
"Vacation"
feat. SOLE
2018 96

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[6]
"Send Me Your Pictures" 2016 46 Entertainer OST

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Je, Sang-min (8 October 2014). "개코, 첫 솔로 앨범 '레딘그레이(REDINGRAY)' 트랙리스트 공개!". Moviejoy (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. ^ "Dynamic Duo's Gaeko gets married". allkpop. 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  3. ^ "Dynamic Duo's Gaeko reveals pictures of his baby boy". allkpop. 2011-10-29. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  4. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  5. ^ "2014년 10월 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  6. ^ a b "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  7. ^ "2012년 12월 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-11-30.

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