Hwang Chi-yeul

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Hwang Chi-yeol
Hwang in Shenzhen in June 2016
Background information
Also known asTen2
Born (1982-12-03) December 3, 1982 (age 36)
Gumi, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • TV host
  • Vocals
  • Piano
Years active2007–present
LabelsHow Entertainment
Associated actsWednesday
WebsiteOfficial website
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHwang Chi-yeol
McCune–ReischauerHwang Ch'iyŏl

Hwang Chi-yeul (Hangul황치열; Hanja黃致列; born 3 December 1982) is a South Korean singer, TV show host of Immortal Songs 2, and former competitor of I Am a Singer (season 4) (placed 3rd in the finals).[1] He made his official debut in 2007, releasing a digital single album, Chi Yeul[2] and a full-length studio album, Five senses.[3]

In March 2015, he appeared on I Can See Your Voice[4] on Mnet Korea. His success on the show became the turning point in his life, and since then he has appeared on other TV shows such as Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend, Radio Star,[5] I Live Alone,[6] Knowing Bros,[7] Happy Together.[8] Hunan TV in China invited him to participate in I Am a Singer (season 4).[9] On 13 June 2017, his first mini album, Be Ordinary was released and it led him to be the best selling solo artist in the first half of the year.[10]

Early life[edit]

Hwang Chi Yeul was born and grew up in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province in South Korea on 3 December 1982, the youngest of three children born to Hwang, an engineer and Park. As a teenager, he was obsessed with dance(B-boying, but he always wanted to become a singer.[11] On 24 September 2004, he moved to Seoul to become a musician. In 2007, he made his official debut, releasing two albums and appearing in some TV and radio shows for about a year, but his career came to a halt because his management company closed.,[12] He spent his twenties working part-time jobs and taught at music schools as a vocal coach, teaching idol bands including Infinite, After School, Lovelyz, NU'EST, and Hello Venus.[13][14] Since he appeared on I Can See Your Voice on Mnet in 2015, he has been one of the most active Korean celebrities as singer, host of TV-shows and awards, guest on various TV-shows, advertising model, brand ambassador.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
Five Senses (오감)
  • Released: June 5, 2007
  • Label: Cooking Music
  • Formats: CD
The Four Seasons
  • Released: January 21, 2019
  • Label: How Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Chi-yeul. Love (致列·愛)
  • Released: December 25, 2017
  • Label: Guoyun Culture
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes album did not chart or was not released in that region.

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details Peak chart positions Sales
Be Ordinary
  • Released: June 13, 2017
  • Label: How Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Be Myself
  • Released: April 24, 2018
  • Label: How Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales (DL) Album

Hot 100

V Chart

"Just Once" (한번만) 2007 N/A N/A N/A N/A Five Senses
"A Man From Gyeongsang-do" (경상도남자) 2014 Non-album single
"Holding The End of This Night" (이 밤의 끝을 잡고)
with LeeSa
2015 Non-album single
"The First Time I Met You" (너를 처음 만난 그때)
with Baek A-yeon
49 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man
"Without You" (너 없이 못 살아) 2016 80 Non-album single
"Firefly" (반딧불이)
with Eunha
88 Fall, in Girl Vol. 1
"Mellow" (꿀이 떨어져)
with Solar
48 Fall, in Girl Vol. 2
"Our Story" (남녀의 온도차)
with Seulgi
2017 28 Fall, in Girl Vol. 3
"A Daily Song" (매일 듣는 노래) 6 6 Be Ordinary
"Rewind" (되돌리고 싶다) 26 71 Non-album single
"The Only Star" (별, 그대) 2018 60 11 TBA Be Myself
"Single Life"
with Wheesung
The Call Project
"The Miracle of 1 Percent" (1퍼센트의 기적이라)
with Kim Jong-kook
"All 2 U" (아깝지 않아)
with Kim Jong-kook, UV, Loco, Gray
"Learn to Love" (그대가 내 안에 박혔다) 2018 Non-album single
"A Walk to Goodbye" (이별을 걷다) 2019 36 The Four Seasons
"The Furthest Distance" (最遠的距離) 2016 1 Non-album single
"Dream With Me" (陪我一起做夢) 2 N/A Chi-yeul. Love
"—" denotes song did not chart or was not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales (DL) Album

Hot 100

"Bye, Bye" (안녕, 안녕) 2007 N/A N/A N/A Likeable or Not OST
"The Path to the Sky" (하늘길) 2013 The Great Seer OST
"Pencil" (연필) 2015 N/A Mrs. Cop OST
"Because I Miss You" (그리워 그리워서) 2016 17 Love in the Moonlight OST
"For a Moment" (잠시나마) 2017 64 The Emperor: Owner of the Mask OST Part 3
"Like a Miracle Someday" (그 언젠가 기적처럼) 2018 96 TBA A Korean Odyssey OST Part 7
"How Can I Forget You" (어찌 잊으오) 17 TBA Mr. Sunshine OST Part 15
"Are You Listening" (듣고 있니) TBA My Strange Hero OST Part 3
"—" denotes song did not chart or was not released in that region.



Year Nominee / work Award Result
29 March 2016 Hwang Chi-yeul[33] The most powerful singer of the year at KU Music Asian Music Awards Won
13 April 2016 Hwang Chi-yeul[34] The most popular singer of the year at The LeEco Night (2016) Won
7 May 2016 Hwang Chi-yeul[35] Overseas Multitalented Entertainer + Overseas The most popular singer at Music Radio Chinese Top Music Awards Won
2 October 2016 Hwang Chi-yeul,[36] Darren Wang APAN Rising Star at 2016 APAN Star Awards, DMC Seoul S. Korea Won
27 October 2016 Hwang Chi-yeul[37] Minister's award at 2016 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, the main hall 'Hae' in National Theater of Korea in Seoul Won
16 November 2016 Hwang Chi-yeul,[38] Khalil Fong New Wave Award for singers at 2016 Asia Artist Awards, at Grand Peace Hall of Kyung Hee University in Seoul Won
20 September 2017 Hwang Chi Yeul,[39] Main Prize at Soribada Best K-Music Awards Won
15 November 2017 Hwang Chi-yeul,[40] Mamamoo, Crush Best Icon Award for singers at 2017 Asia Artist Awards, at Jamsil Arena in Seoul Won
11 January 2018 Hwang Chi-yeul,[41] Bonsang (Main Prize) in Album (Physical) category at The 32nd Golden Disc Awards, at KINTEX Won
14 February 2018 Hwang Chi-yeul,[42] Changmo, MeloMance, Heize Discovery of the year at The Seventh Gaon Chart Music Awards, at Jamsil Arena in Seoul Won


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  7. ^ "강호동 '아는 형님' 합류…이수근·김영철·서장훈·김세황·김희철·황치열·민경훈 '관심↑'". m.entertain.naver.com.
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  23. ^ Cumulative sales of "The First Time I Met You":
  24. ^ Sales of "Without You":
  25. ^ Sales of "Firefly":
  26. ^ Sales of "Mellow":
  27. ^ Sales of "Our Story":
  28. ^ Sales of "A Daily Song":
  29. ^ Sales of "Rewind":
  30. ^ "Hwang Chi-yeul boasts robust album sales in China". Yonhap News Agency. 2016-07-22. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  31. ^ Sales of "Because I Miss You":
  32. ^ Sales of "For a Moment":
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  37. ^ "[대중문화예술상]황치열 "무명시절 길었다..내 도약이 희망됐으면"". m.entertain.naver.com.
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  39. ^ "'본상' 황치열 "10년 만의 앨범, 팬들이 이룬 영광"[소리바다어워즈]". m.entertain.naver.com.
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