Kim Bum-soo

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Kim Bum-soo
KIm Bum-Soo.jpg
Kim in 2014
Background information
Born (1979-01-26) January 26, 1979 (age 39)
OriginSouth Korea
GenresPop, R&B, soul
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1999–present
LabelsYoung Entertainment
Websitewww.youngent.co.kr
Korean name
Hangul
김범수
Hanja
金範洙
Revised RomanizationGim Beomsu
McCune–ReischauerKim Pŏmsu

Kim Bum-soo (Hangul김범수; Hanja金範洙; born January 26, 1979),[1] is a South Korean singer who is widely considered one of the country's best vocalists.[2] Kim debuted in 1999 with the album, A Promise, and in 2001, he charted on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart with his song "Hello Goodbye Hello" which reached number 51.[3][4] He is best known for the song, "I Miss You," which was featured on the soundtrack for the 2003 Korean drama, Stairway to Heaven.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Kim was born in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.[5] He later moved with his family to Seoul, where he attended Gangseo Technical High School. He later described himself as an "outsider" in high school, until he joined a church choir, where he was praised for his singing ability.[6]

He studied music at Soongsil University[6] and at Seoul Institute of the Arts.[7]

Career[edit]

Kim made his debut as a singer in 1999 with the album, A Promise. While the album's title song was included on the soundtrack for the Korean drama, See and See Again (보고 또 보고),[8] the album only sold modestly well.[6]

After he released his second album, Remember, in 2000, Kim received an offer to record the title track, "Once Upon a Day" in English and to market it in the United States.[6] The English version of the song, which was named, "Hello Goodbye Hello," reached number 51 on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart dated December 22, 2001.[3][4]

Kim's big break in South Korea came in 2003, when the title track from his 2002 album, I Miss You, was included on the soundtrack for the Korean drama, Stairway to Heaven.[2] Both the song and the drama were hits, and Kim performed in Japan for the first time after the drama was aired there.[6]

Kim released his fifth album, So Long..., in 2006 before enlisting in the military.[9] From April 2006 to October 2008, Kim served as an "entertainment soldier" under the Ministry of National Defense in order to complete his mandatory military service.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[11][12]
A Promise
  • Released: March 2, 1999
  • Label: Team Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Track listing
  1. 약속 (A Promise)
  2. 사랑이 떠나가네 (Love Leaves)
  3. 사랑일뿐야 (Just Love)
  4. 너의 시작으로 (Your Start)
  5. 11月 3日... (November 3rd)
  6. 너의 눈물처럼 (비가 와) (Like Your Tears (The Rain Comes))
  7. 더 늦기전에 (Before It Gets Late)
  8. 이젠 떠나가세요 (Now Leave)
  9. This Masquerade
  10. 첫 사랑 (First Love)
  11. 꿈 (Dream)
36
Remember
  • Released: November 7, 2000
  • Label: Team Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Track listing
  1. Once Upon A Day
  2. 하루 (Once Upon A Day)
  3. 그런 이유라는 걸 (Such a Reason)
  4. 그대 내게 다시 (Come Back to Me Again)
  5. 눈물과 바꾼 사랑 (Tears and Changed Love)
  6. 별이 진다네 (A Star Falls)
  7. 잊지마 (Don't Forget)
  8. 사랑이 저만치 가네 (Love Leaves Me Off)
  9. 아마도 (Maybe)
  10. Rainy Day
  11. 수요일에는 빨간 장미를 (Red Rose on Saturday)
  12. 그대와 영원히 (With You Forever)
  13. 하루만 더 (Just One More Day)
  14. 비처럼 음악처럼 (Like Rain, Like Music)
  15. 하루 (MV Ver.) (Once Upon A Day)
  16. 사랑일 뿐야 (Just Love)
  17. 약속(A Promise)
27
New Song & Special
  • Released: September 20, 2001
  • Label: Team Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Track listing
  1. 일생동안
  2. 그런 이유라는 걸 (Such A Reason)
  3. Back At One
  4. 비처럼 음악처럼 (Like Rain, Like Music)
  5. 비가와 (The Rain Comes)
  6. 그대 내게 다시 (Come Back to Me Again)
  7. 너의 시작으로
  8. 잊지마 (Don't Forget)
  9. 약속 (A Promise)
  10. 영원 (Without You)
  11. Tears
  12. 수요일엔 빨간 장미를
  13. 그대와 영원히
  14. Whenever You Call
  15. 이젠 떠나가세요
  16. You Needed Me
  17. 잊혀진 계절
  18. Maria
  19. 사랑이 저만치가네
  20. 하루
22
I Miss You (보고 싶다)
  • Released: December 17, 2002
  • Label: Team Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Track listing
  1. 보고 싶다 (I Miss You)
  2. 바보같은 내게
  3. 이젠
  4. 사랑하오 (I Love You)
  5. 지겨워
  6. My Delight
  7. 이별 뒤에서
  8. 혼자 (Alone)
  9. 날떠나가
  10. The One
  11. 잘못된 이별
  12. 나없이 행복할 널 위해
  13. 일기
  14. 눈속의 너
  15. Hello Goodbye Hello
6
Friends
  • Released: July 29, 2003
  • Label: Team Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Track listing
  1. 니가 날 떠나
  2. Lately
  3. 안녕
  4. 영원 (Without You)
  5. 일생동안
  6. 나 가거든
  7. 사랑은 없어
  8. 눈내리는 겨울밤
  9. 잊혀진 계절
  10. 널 기다리는 동안
  11. Amazing Love
  12. 바람처럼 음악처럼
  13. 주 하나님 지으신 모든 세계
The 4th Episode
  • Released: April 20, 2004
  • Label: Team Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Track listing
  1. 후회가 싫다
  2. 사랑만으론
  3. 영원에 관하여
  4. 왜 또
  5. 무제
  6. 가슴에 지는 태양
  7. 슬픔 한가운데
  8. Happiness
  9. 아름다운 채로
  10. 거짓말
  11. Be Mine
  12. 나의 너에게
  13. 한동안 뜸했었지
  14. To Me
5
So Long...
  • Released: April 4, 2006
  • Label: Manwaldang Music Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Track listing
  1. Intro
  2. 위로
  3. Like
  4. 오아시스
  5. Fine(The End)
  6. The One In My Life
  7. 약속(김석훈, 명세빈)
  8. 하루(송승헌, 송혜교, 지진희)
  9. 보고싶다(유오성, 장서희, 김수로)
  10. 가슴에 지는 태양(사강)
  11. 후회가 싫다 (최민식)
  12. 하루 (Live Ver.)
  13. 보고싶다 (Live Ver.)
Kim Bum-soo 6th Album
Track listing
  1. Intro (725 Days)
  2. 슬픈활용법
  3. Smile Again
  4. 줄다리기 (with Younha
  5. 사랑아
  6. Interlude
  7. 굳은 살
  8. Do You Know That? (feat. Kim Yu-bin (musician)
Solista Part 1
  • Released: September 29, 2010
  • Label: Polaris Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. 언젠가는 (with Lee Seung-chul)
  2. 지나간다
  3. 피우든 마시든
  4. 괜찮다..
  5. 그대가 들려요
  6. 지.못.미
17 N/A
Solista Part 2
  • Released: June 16, 2011
  • Label: Polaris Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. 이 비가 그치길 바래
  2. 끝사랑 (Last Love)
  3. 달라 (Different) (with Taeyeon)
  4. My Baby (feat. Wheesung)
  5. 기억을 걷다
  6. 지나간다 (Piano ver.)
  7. 끝사랑 (Inst.)
6
Him
  • Released: November 21, 2014
  • Label: Polaris Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. BSK Street (with Super Changddai & G.NA)
  2. So So
  3. 집 밥 (Home Meal) (feat. GEEKS & Mrs.Lee)
  4. 상남자 (Macho Man) (feat. Swings)
  5. 띠동갑 (Sweet Bitter Love) (feat. Lydia Paek)
  6. Lonely (with Jenny)
  7. Daydream (feat. Loco)
  8. Casanova (feat. Iron)
  9. 너의 집 앞에서 (In Front Of Your House)
  10. Ocean
  11. 욕심쟁이 (Greedy) (feat. San E)
  12. 집 밥 (Home Meal) (Inst.)
  13. 눈물나는 내사랑 (Teardrop of my Heart)
12

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon

[20]
KOR
Hot 100

[21][22]
US
Hot Singles Sales

[3][4]
As lead artist
"A Promise" (약속) 1999 N/A* N/A† A Promise
"Once Upon a Day" (하루) 2000 Remember
"Tears" 2001 New Song & Special
"Hello Goodbye Hello" 51 I Miss You
"I Miss You" (보고 싶다) 2002
"You're Leaving Me" (니가 날 떠나) 2003 Friends
"Sun Sets in My Heart" (가슴에 지는 태양) 2004 The 4th Episode
"Consolation" (위로) 2006 So Long...
"Sadness Guide" (슬픔활용법) 2008 Kim Bum-soo 6th Album
"Regrets to Forget" (잊은만큼 후회해) 2009 Non-album single
"Slow Man"
feat. Chanyang
Non-album single
"It Will Pass" (지나간다) 2010 19 62 Solista Part 1
"Last Love" (끝사랑) 2011 12 42 Solista Part 2
"Rock Star" 2012 42 45 Non-album single
"Higher" 2013 99 Non-album single
"Teardrop of My Heart" (눈물나는 내 사랑) 2014 26 N/A† Non-album single
"Home Meal" (집 밥)
feat. Geeks, Mrs. Kim
17 Him
"Pain Poem" (서툰 시) 2016 97 SM Station Season 1
"I Love You" (난 널 사랑해) 2018 re.MAKE20 #1 single album
Collaborations
"Taste of Separation" (이별의 맛)
with Sim Hyun-Bo
2009 N/A* N/A† Non-album single
"Different" (달라)
with Taeyeon
2011 2 Solista Part 2
"Person, Love" (사람, 사랑)
with Lena Park
6 20 Non-album single
"White Winter" (하얀 겨울)
with Lena Park
2012 7 Non-album single
"Going to You" (너에게 간다)
with Yoon Jong-shin
2013 52 Yoon Jong-shin Monthly Project May 2013
"—" denotes song did not chart or was not released in that region.
* The Gaon Digital Chart was established in 2010.
† The Kpop Hot 100 was established in 2011, discontinued in 2014, and re-established in 2017.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon

[20]
KOR
Hot 100

[21]
"A Story Sadder Than Sadness" 2008 N/A* N/A† More Than Blue OST
"Loving You" 2010 87 Giant OST
"Though I Don't Say It" (말하지 않아도) 2011 19 16 Deep Rooted Tree OST
"Callus" (굳은살) 2012 63 55 The Chaser OST
"Only You" (오직 너만) 2015 16 N/A† Hyde Jekyll, Me OST
"Love Starts With a Confession" 11 The Producers OST
"I Love You" (사랑해요) 2016 19 Uncontrollably Fond OST
"Amnesia" (기억상실증) 2017 Saimdang, Memoir of Colors OST
"—" denotes song did not chart or was not released in that region.
* The Gaon Digital Chart was established in 2010.
† The Kpop Hot 100 was established in 2011, discontinued in 2014, and re-established in 2017.

Covers[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon

[20]
KOR
Hot 100

[21][22]
"I Loved But..." (사랑했지만)
originally by Kim Kwang-seok
2011 17 52 I Am a Singer
"Never Ending Story"
originally by Boohwal
41
"Please" (제발)
originally by Lee So-ra
57
"Scars Deeper Than Love" (사랑보다 깊은 상처)
with Lena Park, originally by Lena Park
10 20
"Swamp" (늪)
originally by Jo Kwan-woo
33
"To Be Alone" (홀로 된다는 것)
originally by Byun Jin-sub
8 22
"Wet Firewood" (희나리)
originally by Koo Chang-mo
10 76
"With You" (님과 함께)
originally by Nam Jin
6
"I Have a Lover" (애인 있어요)
originally by Lee Eun-mi
2012 7 13 I'm 21 Part 3 single album
"—" denotes song did not chart or was not released in that region.

Awards[edit]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
1999 Best New Solo Artist "Promise" (약속)[23][24] Nominated
2003 Best Ballad Performance "I Miss You" (보고싶다)[25] Nominated
2011 Best Male Artist "Last Love"[26] Nominated

References[edit]

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  23. ^ "1999 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived 2014-10-09 at the Wayback Machine.. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
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