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Huh Gak at Lover Letter showcare event on January 31, 2017
15 November 1984 |
Incheon, South Korea
|Years active||2010 – present|
|Labels||Plan A Entertainment
Huh Gak (허각) (born 15 November 1984) is a South Korean singer and the winner of the Mnet talent competition series ‘Superstar K’ 2 under Plan A Entertainment. He is known as ‘The man who turned the tables’ and ‘The South Korean Paul Potts’. He has an enzygotic twin named Huh Gong, who didn't apply to 'Superstar K' 2 because he was concerned that the judges had prejudice. Now he is also a singer.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Discography
- 5 Concerts
- 6 SuperStar K2
- 7 Awards and nominations
- 8 References
Huh Gak was born on 15 November 1984. He is from Incheon, South Korea and lives with his father and his twin brother, Huh Gong. He graduated from ‘Hwanbuk Elementary School’ and ‘Incheon Boys’ School. As a young child, Huh Gak went through a family divorce and faced financial difficulties. Therefore, after middle school, he decided to drop out of school and make money. Before he appeared on Super Star K 2, he worked as a ventilator fixer and a festival singer.
2010: Superstar K & Debut
Huh Gak appeared on Superstar K2 and took the first place spot. After winning Superstar K2, Huh Gak debuted with the single entitled, "Always". In November 2010, he released his first mini album which consists of five tracks including the title track, "Always." Huh Gak and Superstar K2's John Park also collaborated on a duet track for the movie, "Glove" entitled "My Best."
2011: Cube Entertainment & "First Story" album
In February 2011, after a month of searching for an entertainment agency, he decided to join A Cube Entertainment, a sub-label of Cube Entertainment despite of the other few offers that he received. He then joined Immortal Songs 2.
On 16 September, Huh Gak released his first official debut album entitled "First Story", which obtained a triple crown on Gaon charts and also made him win on M! Countdown and KBS Music Bank.
On 3 October 2013, Huh Gak married his first love, whom he dated back in middle school. They two collided back together after 13 years and was said to have been dating since February 2012 prior to their engagement. In October 2014, Huh Gak revealed he had a son, Huh Gun, who was 7 months old.
|Huh Gak 1st Mini Album||6||N/A|
|LIKE 1st Mini Album
|Snow Of April||13||
|Story Of Winter||23||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
|"As Always" (언제나)||2010||3||Huh Gak 1st Mini Album|
|"Hello"||2011||1||LIKE 1st Mini Album "First Story"|
|"Whenever You Play That Song" (그 노래를 들때마다)
feat. LE of EXID
|"I Told You I Wanna Die" (죽고 싶단 말 밖에)||2||Lacrimoso|
|"The Person Who Once Loved Me" (나를 사랑했던 사람아)||2012||4|
|"It Hurts" (아프다)||7||Non-album single|
|"You Are Mine" (넌 내꺼라는걸)
feat. Yoo Seung-woo
|"Memory of Your Scent" (향기만 남아)||3||Reminisce|
|"Day N Night"
feat. Simon Dominic
|"Snow Of April" (사월의 눈)||2015||1||Snow Of April|
|"Up All Night" (밤을 새)
|7||Story Of Winter|
|"Back In The Day" (그날을 내 등 뒤로)||6|
|"Miss You" (혼자, 한잔)||2017||23||Love Letter|
|2012||"I Need You"||Huh Gak and Zia|
|"That's The Way It Is" (그렇고 그런 얘기)||So Ji-sub feat. Huh Gak and Mellow|
|2013||"Mind-Sync" (같은 생각)||G.NA feat. Huh Gak|
|"Short Hair" (짧은머리)||Huh Gak and Jung Eun-ji of Apink|
|"Christmas Song" (크리스마스 노래)||Cube Artists|
|2014||"Break Up to Make Up" (이제 그만 싸우자)||Huh Gak and Jung Eun-ji of Apink|
|2016||"Already Winter" (벌써 겨울)||Huh Gak and Vromance|
|"Bada Ocean.wav" (바다)||Huh Gak and Jung Eun-ji of Apink|
|"#Begin Again" (#떨려)||Huh Gak and Plan A Boys|
|2017||"Band-Aid" (반창고)||Huh Gak and MC Mong|
|2010||"Please Don't Forget Me" (나를 잊지 말아요)||The Greatest Love OST|
|2011||"My Best" with John Park||Glove OST|
|"One Person" (한사람)||Big OST|
|2014||"Tears Fallin' Like Today" (오늘 같은 눈물이)||My Love From The Star OST|
|2017||"The Reasons" (너란 이유)||Man to Man OST|
|Episode (live broadcast started from Episode 9)||Song|
|Episode 9||The Happy Me(에코)|
|Episode 10||Early Morning Discount(이문세)|
|Episode 11||I'll Be There(Jackson 5)|
|Episode 12||Don't Say Goodbye(이승철)|
|Episode 13||Running Through the Skies(이적)|
|Episode 14||Love Rain(김태우)|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Superstar K2||1st Place (Winner)||Won|
|Soribada Awards||Best Male Solo Artist||Won|
|2011||4th Korea Drama Awards||Best OST (The Greatest Love - "Don't Forget Me")||Won|
|3rd MelOn Music Awards||Top 10 Artists (Bonsang)||Nominated|
|Best New Artist||Won|
|13th Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best New Male Artist||Won|
|Best Vocal Performance - Solo||Nominated|
|19th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards||Popular Music Top Honor||Won|
|Bugs Music Awards||Netizens' Popularity Award||Nominated|
|Best Solo Artist||Won|
|Ballad of the Year ("Hello")||Won|
|2012||26th Golden Disk Awards||Best Newcomer||Won|
|1st Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards||Best New Male Solo Artist of the Year||Won|
|4th MelOn Music Awards||Top 10 Artists (Bonsang)||Won|
|27th Golden Disk Awards||Digital Music Bonsang ("The Person Who Once Loved Me")||Won|
|22nd Seoul Music Awards||Bonsang||Won|
|2013||5th MelOn Music Awards||Best R&B/Ballad ("Monodrama" - tied with K.Will)||Won|
|2014||16th Mnet Music Awards||Best Collaboration ("Break Up to Make Up" with A Pink's Eunji)||Nominated|
|2015||Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Vocal Performance - Solo||Nominated|
|UnionPay Song of the Year||Nominated|
Mnet KM Music Triangle
|2013||13 February (Ballad Chart)||"Monodrama" (with Yoo Seung Woo)|
- Kang, Hee Jung (2016-02-02). "Huh gak's enzygotic twins".
- Jackson, Julie (5 September 2013). "Huh Gak announces his upcoming marriage". allkpop. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- Jackson, Julie (2 October 2014). "Huh Gak shares photos of his adorable son for the first time on 'Happy Together 3'". allkpop. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Archived from the original on 26 March 2015.
- "2013년 02월 (February 2013) Album Chart" (in Korean).
- "2011년 09월 (September 2011) Album Chart" (in Korean).
- "2012년 04월 (April 2012) Album Chart" (in Korean).
- "2015년 03월 (March 2015) Album Chart" (in Korean).
- "2015년 11월 (November 2015) Album Chart" (in Korean).
- "Gaon Digital Chart" (in Korean). Archived from the original on 27 August 2015.
- (in English)http://www.allkpop.com/2010/12/soribada-declares-snsd-is-2010s-best-artist
- (in Korean)http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=shm&sid1=106&oid=108&aid=0002128423
- "MAMA 2015 Nominations". Retrieved October 30, 2015.