Kang Sung-hun (singer)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kang.
Kang Sung-hun
강성훈
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Background information
Also known as Hoony, Kang Sung-hoon
Born (1980-02-22) February 22, 1980 (age 37)
Origin South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1997–present
Labels DSP Media
(1997-2000)
YG Entertainment
(2016-present)
Associated acts Sechs Kies
Website http://www.19800222.com/
Korean name
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170122 Kang Sung-hun at Yellow Note Concert
Korean name
Hangul 강성훈
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gang Seong-hun
McCune–Reischauer Kang Sŏnghun

Kang Sung-hun (hangul:강성훈, born February 22, 1980) is a South Korean singer from the 90's South Korean boy group Sechs Kies.[1][2][3] Sung-hun is the main vocalist of Sechskies and is referred to having the best singing voice of the group. After Sechskies had disbanded in 2000, Sung-hun pursued a solo singing career, signed under Laful Entertainment at the time. His nickname Hoony is the title for his third album and his official fan club is called Hoony World.

Career[edit]

SechsKies[edit]

Kang Sung-hun, who was studying abroad in Hawaii, was scouted by DSP Entertainment, along with friend Eun Ji-won in a nightclub. They were supposed to debut as a duo. However, as H.O.T. became such a big hit, DSP decided to gather more people and gave Kang Sung-hun the permission to cast the members. Sung-hun picked Jang Su-won, Kim Jae-duck, Lee Jai-jin and Ko Ji-yong as members.

SechsKies debuted on April 15, 1997 on KBS Music Bank with their first single, "School Byeolgok (학원별곡)”.[4][5]

Kang Sung-hun is the main vocalist of Sechs Kies. Since he was outgoing, he spoke most in the TV programs. Sechs Kies achieved great success and became an icon of the 1990's Korean idol groups. However, Sechs Kies suddenly disbanded in 2000 after finishing their fourth album promotion.[6]

Solo[edit]

After Sechs Kies disbanded, Sung-hun was the second member from Sechs Kies to begin a solo career mainly on R&B and ballad. In 2001, he released first album"비상(Bee Sang)" with title song "고백(Confessions)" and most of the Sechs Kies members chorus "1년 되는 날 (1st Anniversary)".

In 2002, Sung-hun released second album "Kang Sung Hoon Vol.2" with hit song "My Girl"and received great response. He won 2002 SBS Gayo Daejeon Popularity Award with J-Walk.

On January 22, 2007 Sung-hun participated in a fashion show called, "Han Bok", which was to raise money to build homes for others. Sunghun invested in entertainment industry but has been involved in some messy legal battles for a few years. Finally, he put behind legal troubles and released a re-recording of the hit single "couple" in 2014.[7]

On June 12, 2015, Sung-hun released 'The Person That Makes Me Laugh' for SBS weekend drama ‘Divorce Lawyer In Love’ OST[8]

On February 20, 2016, Sung-hun held small Concert The Fifth Season in Seogang University, Mary Hall Grand Theatre; tickets were reportedly sold out within one minute.[9]

Reunite As SechsKies[edit]

In 2016, Sechs Kies finally reunited after their disbandment 16 years ago in a famous Korean variety TV show called "Infinite Challenge". They held a pop-up reunion concert on 14 April, the day before the anniversary of SechsKies' debut. Although it was extremely short notice, almost 6000 fans gathered within a few hours to the stadium to see the reunion concert.[10]

On May 11, YG Entertainment officially announced that they signed a contract with Sechs Kies except for Ko Ji-yong.[11] Sung-hun also signed a solo contract with YG Entertainment.[12]

SechsKies held a comeback concert on September 10 and 11 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena and all 20,000 tickets for the concert sold out in only 5 minutes.[13] He was revealed to have been rushed to the emergency room after the group’s concert due to an injury.[14]

On October 7, Sechs Kies released their new digital single "Three Words (세 단어)" after 16 years which was co-written and produced by Tablo of Epik High and Future Bounce. The single topped all 8 major music charts shortly after release, achieving all-kill status. It also ranked high in Asian music charts and global iTunes in Taiwan and is among top tracks on iTunes charts in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and others.[15]

On November 23, YG announced that SechsKies' new album will be released on December 1, 2016. The new album "2016 Re-ALBUM" contains 10 past hit songs of SechsKies that were rearranged and remastered by YG producers, and is prepared a special gift for fans.[16]

SechsKies continued the Yellow Note concert tour on December 10 in Daegu and on December 24–25 in Busan. On October 31, all SechsKies tour concert seats for December were sold out within a few minutes.

On December 16, YG announced SechsKies is to hold a "Yellow Note Final in Seoul" concert on January 21 and 22 at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium.[17] On December 22, all 13,000 tickets were sold out within three minutes.

Discography[edit]

161020 Kang Sung-hun at 2016 Seoul Fashion Week

Albums[edit]

Album # Album information List
1st First Album《Fly (비상(飛翔))
2nd Second Album《Kang Sung Hoon Vol.2
3rd Third Album《Hoony 003
4th Four Album《Everlasting

Single[edit]

  • Couple, 2014

OST[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1998 Seventeen: The Movie Sanglog(상록)

Dramas[edit]

Year Network Title Character Notes
2003 MBC Nonstop Kang Sung Hoon Special Guest

Variety shows[edit]

Year Network Title
2015 tvN Taxi - Episode 365
EBS Real Theater (리얼극장)
2016 MBC Infinite Challenge - Episode 476, 477, 478
MBC Radio Star - Episode 480, 503
KBS You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook - Episode 323
SBS Fantastic Duo - Episode 9, 10
MBC The Capable Ones (능력자들) - Episode 25
MBC King of Mask Singer - Episode 65, 66
MBC Duet Song Festival - Episode 19, 20
OnStyle Get It Beauty S3 - Episode 14
SBS Running Man - Episode 326
MBC Every1 Weekly Idol - Episode 280, 281

Awards[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2002 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Dance Performance[18] "My Girl" Nominated
2002 SBS Gayo Daejeon Popularity Award "My Girl" Won
2003 KMTV Korean Music Awards Popularity Award[19] "아껴둔 이야기"(Precious stories) Nominated

M Countdown[edit]

Year Date Song
2002 July 3 "My Girl"

KM Music Tank[edit]

Year Date Song
2003 July 25 "Saved Story"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the artist". Official SECHSKIES Facebook. YG. Kang Sunghun is the official English name. 
  2. ^ "SECHSKIES - '2017 NEW KIES ON THE BUSAN' MAKING TEASER (KANG SUNGHUN ver.)". YG Official SECHSKIES Youtube Channel. 
  3. ^ 젝스키스, 재결합 추진! 내년초 앨범발표. Daum (in Korean). 3 November 2006. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  4. ^ autobiography from Sechs Kies forth albums Come'Back,DSP Entertainment
  5. ^ ‘라디오스타’ 강성훈, 젝스키스 결성 비화 공개 “내가 원하는 멤버로 뽑았다” ["Radio Star" Kang Sunghun Reveals the Secret behind SECHSKIES formation "I picked the members I wanted"] (in Korean). SE Daily. June 2, 2016. Retrieved December 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ (Korean)[연예가소식]인기댄스그룹 '젝스키스' 해체 발표 Sechskies announced disbandment]
  7. ^ Sechskies’ Kang Sunghun Puts Behind Legal Troubles and Announces April Comeback
  8. ^ Kang Sung Hoon Is The Last Singer For ‘Divorce Lawyer In Love’
  9. ^ Kang Sunghun Concert: The Fifth Season
  10. ^ (English)Excited fans swarm at the surprise reunion of Sechskies on 'Infinity Challenge'!
  11. ^ (English)Sechskies officially sign on with YG Entertainment!
  12. ^ (English)Sechskies' Kang Sung Hun signs solo contract with YG Entertainment
  13. ^ (English)Sechs Kies to hold first solo concert in 16 years
  14. ^ (English)Kang Sunghun Goes To Emergency Room For Injury After SECHSKIES Concert
  15. ^ (English)Sechs Kies releases new single, tops charts
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-24. Retrieved 2016-11-23.  YG announced, "Rebirth of hit songs… SECHSKIES releases new album ‘Re-ALBUM’" (official announcement)
  17. ^ Hit 90's band Sechs Kies to hold concert in Seoul[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "2002 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  19. ^ (Korean)KMA 세븐·거미·F-iv·은지원·문희준 현재 1위