Hyuk Shin

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Hyuk Shin
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Years active2004–present
LabelsJoombas Music Group
Associated actsJustin Bieber, Usher, AOA, EXO, SHINee, f(x), VIXX, Girls' Generation, FIESTAR, Marques Houston, Elijah Blake, Mat Musto, RAS,

Hyuk Shin (Hangul: 신혁; born June 5, 1985) is a South Korean record producer and singer-songwriter. His team, A-Rex, created the song "One Less Lonely Girl" for Justin Bieber in 2009.[1] He has worked with many major artists in K-pop, including KARA, TVXQ, Girls' Generation, Shinee, Exo, Block B, among others.


Early career[edit]

Shin began his career as a singer-songwriter in 2004, with releasing the first album "Soar". The title song "Robot" was composed by the famous K-pop ballad composer "Hyung-seok Kim" and the lyrics was written by the famous Korean poet, 'Tae-yeon Won'.[2] At age 20, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Berklee College of Music to achieve his goal that he had since 5th grade; charting his song on the Billboard.[3] In his interview with Korean digital music library website/application MelOn in 2012, he mentioned that moving to United States to develop his musical ability was the best decision he has ever made.[4]

A-Rex Production[edit]

Teamed up with songwriter Sean Hamilton, Shin started the music production duo "A-Rex". They have worked together for 4 years until they made Justin Bieber's "One Less Lonely Girl" debuted at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100, on the issue dated October 24, 2009. The song had 113,000 downloads in its first week and later scored the second highest debut of the week, only being surpassed by "3" by Britney Spears.[5] As of February 2011, the single has sold over 1,025,000 digital copies in the United States.[6] In his MelOn interview, he said those 4 years of waiting to achieve the goal, were the hardest time in his life.[7] A-Rex also produced "Right Here Waiting" by Tynisha Keli and "Supa Luv" by Korean male idol group, Teen Top and the song later remixed and featured on the American movie "Beastly" by the director Daniel Barnz, stars Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer.

Joombas Music Group[edit]

Established his own label "Joombas Music Group" in Hollywood, New York and Seoul in 2012, Shin is leading his music production team "Joombas Music Factory". Partnering with SM Entertainment in Korea, Shin and Joombas Music Factory are working very closely to K-pop music industry. In 2012, they produced and wrote "Angel" by Exo, "We Don't Stop" by FIESTAR. Exo's debut album MAMA was released in Korea and China in two language editions- Exo-K's Korean version and Exo-M's Mandarin version, and both versions hit #1 in Korean (Gaon Chart) and China (SINA Chart). Joombas Music Factory has made their success in K-pop music industry mostly in 2013. With Shin leading the team, they produced "Romantic St." by "Girls' Generation", "Dream Girl" by "Shinee", "Light Me Up" and "G.R.8.U." by VIXX, "Want U Back" by "100%, "Pretty Girl" by F(x), and the gigantic hit-song "Growl" by Exo. "Growl" peaked at #3 on the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart and number two on South Korea's Gaon Singles chart.[8] The song has also reached #1 one on most of South Korea's major downloadable charts, and stayed in top five for three consecutive weeks. "Growl" is Exo's most successful song in the music charts and on South Korean music shows, winning a total of fourteen number-one trophies so far throughout its promotional period. Shin and Joombas Music Factory also have produced the song "Don't Go" and "Black Pearl" by Exo.
He also hosts an interview series on the official online channel of Joombas Music Group, "Joombas TV", which is featured by guests including pop writers, producers and music industry professionals. Marques Houston, Elijah Blake, RAS and Mat Musto have appeared as guests.[9]


Year Artist Album Notes Charts/Awards[10]
2009 Justin Bieber My World Co-producer, co-writer ("One Less Lonely Girl") RIAA Certified Platinum[11]
No.1 Billboard Album Chart
No. 16 Billboard Hot 100
Canada – Gold
Premio Oye! – Revalacion del Ano
2010 Tynisha Keli The 5th Element Co-producer, co-writer ("Right Here Waiting") No. 36 Oricon Album Chart
2011 Teen Top Transform Co-producer, co-writer ("Supa Luv") No. 6 Gaon Album Chart
No. 40 Gaon Music Chart
A-Rex Remix, "Beastly" OST Co-producer, co-writer ("Supa Luv")
2012 EXO Mama Co-producer, co-writer ("Angel") No.1 in Korea (Gaon Chart)
No.1 in China (SINA Chart)
Block B Welcome to the Block Co-producer,co-writer ("NalinA / 난리나")
Fiestar We Don't Stop Co-producer,co-writer No. 21 Gaon Chart
2013 Girls' Generation I Got a Boy Co-producer, co-writer ("Romantic St.") No. 1 Album in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, United States and Philippines
No. 7 Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart
SHINee Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You Co-producer ("Dream Girl") No. 1 Gaon
No. 2 Billboard World Albums
No. 3 Billboard K-Pop Hot 100[12]
No. 5 Billboard Heatseekers
No. 10 Oricon Albums
Bonsang (Album) Golden Disk Awards
Bonsang Seoul Music Award
No. 1 Inkigayo (3/17/13)
No. 1 Music Bank (3/8/13, 3/15/13)
No. 1 Show Champion (2/27/13, 3/6/13, 3/13/13, 3/20/13)
No. 1 M-Countdown (2/28/13, 3/7/13, 3/14/13)
VIXX Hyde Co-producer, co-writer ("Light Me Up") No. 7 World Billboard Chart
100% Real 100% Co-producer, co-writer ("Want U Back") No. 6 Gaon Chart
VIXX Jekyll Co-producer, co-writer ("G.R.8.U") No. 3 Album Gaon Chart
No. 13 Billboard K-Pop Hot 100,
Exo XOXO Co-producer, co-writer ("Don't Go") No. 1 Billboard World Albums Chart
No. 1 South in Korea (Gaon and Hanteo Charts) and Japan (Oricon Chart)
No. 2 Vinyuetai V-Chart Album of the Year
No. 23 Billboard US Top Heatseekers Albums
Disk Bonsang – Golden Disk Award
Album of the Year – Mnet Music Awards
f(x) Pink Tape Co-producer, Co-writer ("Pretty Girl") No.1 Gaon Chart Weekly Albums
No.1 Billboard World Album Chart
No. 4 South Korea Gaon Monthly Album Chart
EXO XOXO Repackage Co-producer, Co-writer ("Growl") No. 1 Billboard World Albums[13]

No. 1 Gaon No. 1 on Bugs, MelOn, Mnet, Soribada, Daum, Monkey3, Olleh and Naver (Korea) No. 3 Billboard K-Pop Hot 100
Over 1,046,000 albums sold (including XOXO)
No.2 Vinyuetai V-Chart Award (Album of the Year)
Disk Bonsang – Golden Disk Award (Best Dance & Electronic Music Award)
Song of the Year (Melon Music Award)
BC – Unionpay Album of the Year (Mnet Music Award)
Artist of the Year (Album – 3rd Quarter (Gaon)
Record of the Year – Bonsang & Daesand (Seoul Music Award)
Song of the Year (KBS Music Festival)
World's Best Song (World Music Award)
No. 1 Show Champion (8/21/13, 8/28/13, 9/4/13)
No. 1 M Countdown (8/22/13, 8/23/13)
No. 1 Show! Music Core (8/24/13, 8/31/13, 9/7/13)
No. 1 Inkigayo (8/18/13, 8/25/13, 9/1/13)

VIXX Voodoo Co-producer, co-writer ("Voodoo Doll")
No.1 Album (Gaon Music Chart)
No. 1 Album (Gaon Music Chart)
No. 1 Music Bank (12/6/13)
No. 3 Gaon Social Chart
No. 7 Single Chart
Co-producer, co-writer ("Say You Say Me")
HISTORY Blue Spring Co-producer, co-writer ("Hello")
2014 VIXX Eternity Co-producer ("Eternity") No.1 Gaon Chart Weekly Albums
Disk Bonsang Award – Golden Disk Award
No. 1 Inkigayo (6/8/14)
No. 1 (6/11/14)
TVXQ Spell Bound Co-producer, co-writer ("Heavens Day") No. 2 Album (Gaon Music Chart)
UNIQ EOEO Co-producer ("Falling in Love") No. 7 Gaon Album Chart
Co-producer ("Born To Fight") winner of Apollo Music Award for Best Movie Track
KARA DSP Special Album White Letter Co-producer, co-writer ("My Angel")
2015 Super Junior Devil Co-producer ("Simply Beautiful") No. 2 Gaon Album Chart
UP10TION Top Secret Co-producer ("So, Dangerous") No. 9 Album (Gaon Music Chart)[14]
Co-producer ("Take A Shot")
Taeyeon I Co-producer ("Stress") No. 1 US World Album (Billboard)
No. 1 Taiwan (Five Music Taiwan)
No. 1 Gaon Album
No. 5 US Heat Seekers Albums (Billboard)
No. 14 on Gaon Chart[15]
Hotshot Am I Hotshot? Co-producer ("Watch Out") No. 18 on Mnet Chart[16]
Co-producer ("Take A Shot")
OH!MYGIRL Oh My Girl Co-producer ("Cupid") No. 6 on Gaon Chart
No. 12 on Mnet Chart

No. 12 on Mnet Chart[16]

HISTORY Beyond the History Co-producer ("Mind Game")
SPEED Speed On Co-producer ("What U")
UNIQ EOEO Co-producer ("EOEO") No. 16 on US Billboard Charts
Co-producer ("Listen to Me")
Best Friend Co-producer ("Best Friend") No. 25 on CHN Billboard Charts
TEEN TOP Red Point Co-producer ("Warning Sign") No. 47 on Gaon Chart
No. 1 Album (Gaon Album Chart)
No. 1 Music Bank (1/29/16)
No. 1 The Show (1/26/16)
2016 Dean 130 mood : TRBL Co-producer ("What2Do" ft. Crush, Jeff Bernat) No. 41 on Gaon Chart
No. 10 Album (Gaon Album Chart)
No. 22 Album (Billboard US Heatseekers Albums)
No. 3 Album (Billboard US World Albums)
Dean Co-producer ("D (Half Moon)" ft. Gaeko) No. 15 on Gaon Chart
No. 2 on Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists Chart
No. 33 on Billboard Twitter Top Tracks Chart
Nominated for "Song of the Year" (MAMA 2016)
No. 10 Album (Gaon Album Chart)
No. 22 Album (Billboard US Heatseekers Albums)
No. 3 Album (Billboard US World Albums)
Boys Republic BR:evolution Co-producer ("Eyes On Me") No. 14 Album (Gaon Album Chart)
UP10TION Spotlight Co-producer ("Attention") No. 4 Album (Gaon Album Chart)
No. 5 Album (Oricon Album Chart)
AOA Good Luck Co-producer ("Cherry Pop") No. 10 Album (Gaon Album Chart)
GFriend LOL Co-producer ("Click") No. 3 Album (Gaon Album Chart)
No. 7 Album (Billboard US World Albums)
Heize And July Co-producer ("And July" ft. Dean, DJ Friz) No. 34 on Gaon Chart
UP10TION Summer Go! Co-producer ("Magic") No. 3 Album (Gaon Album Chart)
Unit Sky 소년24 Final Stage Co-producer ("Bop")
MONSTA X (몬스타엑스) The Clan 2.5 Pt. 2 Guilty Co-producer ("Queen") No. 2 Album (Gaon Album Chart)
No. 3 Album (Billboard US World ALbums)
No. 16 Album (Billboard US Top Heatseekers Albums)
Co-producer ("Be Quiet") No. 2 Album (Gaon Album Chart)
No. 3 Album (Billboard US World ALbums)
No. 16 Album (Billboard US Top Heatseekers Albums)
SHINee 1 of 1 Co-producer ("Don't Let Me Go") No. 87 on Gaon Chart
No. 1 Album (Gaon Album Chart)
No. 11 Album (Oricon Album Chart)
No. 14 Album (Billboard US Top Heatseekers Albums)
No. 2 Album (Billboard US World Albums)
PENTAGON Pentagon Co-producer ("Smile") No. 7 Album (Gaon Album Chart)
EXO-CBX Hey Mama! Co-producer ("Hey Mama!") No. 4 on Gaon Chart
No. 7 on Billboard US World Chart
No. 1 The Show (11/15/16) No. 1 Album (Gaon Album Chart)
No. 1 Album (Billboard US World Albums)
No. 14 Album (Oricon Album Chart)
2017 Uhm Jung-hwa (엄정화) The Cloud Dream of the Nine Co-producer ("Watch Me Move")
AOA AOA 1st Album ANGEL'S KNOCK Co-producer ("빙빙 (Bing Bing)")
SONAMOO (소나무) 나 너 좋아헤 Co-producer ("나 너 좋아헤")
NIEL (니엘) Love Affair Co-producer ("나 열나")
NIEL (니엘) Co-Producer ("In The Rain (Feat. 스내키 챈)")
MONSTA X (몬스타엑스) "The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter" Co-Producer ("5:14 (Last Page)") No. 2 on Gaon Album Chart
No. 1 on Billboard's World Albums chart
SF9 (에스에프나인) 'Breaking Sensation' Co-Producer ("Easy Love") No. 5 on Gaon Chart
No. 5 on Billboard US World Chart
No. 5 on Oricon Chart
No. 12 on Billboard Japan HOT 100 Chart
GIRL'S DAY "Girl's Day Everyday #5" Co-Producer ("Love Again")
Produce 101 S2 "I Know You Know" Main Producer Produce 101 Concept Evaluation
NCT 127 Cherry Bomb Co-Writer ("Summer 127")
HALO (헤일로) 'Single' Co-Producer ("Flying")
Cosmic Girls (우주소녀) 'Single' Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("KISS ME (키스 미) ")
GFRIEND (여자친구) "여자친구 The 5th Mini Album Repackage `RAINBOW`" Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("Life is A Party")
LOONA Odd Eye Circle Mix & Match Co-Writer ("Starlight")
TAEMIN (태민) "MOVE - The 2nd Album" Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("LOVE")
Super Junior "PLAY - The 8th Album" Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("I do (두 번째 고백)")
Super Junior "PLAY - The 8th Album" Co-Writer ("Spin Up!")
MONSTA X (몬트사엑스) "THE CODE" Co-Writer ("Deja Vu")
Exo "Universe - 겨울 스페셜 앨범, 2017" Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("Universe")
SUPER JUNIOR-D&E (동해&은혁) "You don`t go" Co-Writer ("You don't go")
2018 JEONG SEWOON (정세운) "AFTER" Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("No Better Than This")
Weki Meki (위키미키) "Lucky" Co-Writer ("La La La")
Weki Meki (위키미키) "Lucky" Co-Writer ("Lucky")
MONSTA X (몬스타엑스) The Connect: Dejavu Co-producer ("Lost In A Dream") No. 2 on Gaon Chart
No. 2 on Billboard's World Albums chart
HALO (헤일로) "O.M.G" Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("O.M.G")
A.C.E (에이스) "A.C.E Adventures in Wonderland" Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("Take Me Higher")
A.C.E (에이스) "A.C.E Adventures in Wonderland" Co-Writer ("Black and Blue")
SHINee "`The Story of Light` EP.2 - The 6th Album" Co-Writer ("독감 (Who Waits For Love)")
SHINee "`The Story of Light` EP.3 - The 6th Album" Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("Tonight")
JEONG SEWOON (정세운) "ANOTHER" Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("I Wonder")
NEWKIDD02 (뉴키드02) "BOY BOY BOY" Co-Writer ("Shooting Star")
NEWKIDD02 (뉴키드02) "BOY BOY BOY" Co-Writer ("왼손 (Left Hand)")
JOHN PARK (존박) "Understand" Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("Understand")
UP10TION "UP10TION 2018 SPECIAL PHOTO EDITION" Co-Writer ("So Beautiful")
SHASHA (샤샤) "SHASHA 2ND SINGLE `WHAT THE HECK`" Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("What the Heck")
OH!MYGIRL "OH MY GIRL 6th Mini Album (REMEMBER ME)" Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("메아리")
Zhang Yixing (레이) "NAMANANA - The 3rd Album" Co-Writer ("Tattoo / 貝殼女孩")
MONSTA X (몬스타엑스) "ARE YOU THERE? - The 2nd Album Take.1" Co-Producer, Co-Writer ("Myself")
2019 WayV "The Vision - The 1st Digital EP" Co-Writer ("Dream Launch")
Roh Taehyun (노태현) "biRTHday" Co-Writer ("I Wanna Know")
George (죠지), Coogie (쿠기) "좀 예민해도 괜찮아2 OST Part.2" Co-Writer ("아무말 (Talk Talk Talk)")
Red Velvet (레드벨벳) "Sayonara" Co-Writer ("Sayonara")


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