Kim Gun-mo

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Kim Gun-Mo
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Kim in 2012
Background information
Born (1968-01-13) January 13, 1968 (age 50)
Origin Busan, South Korea
Genres K-pop, ballad
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Piano
Years active 1992–present
Labels CJ Media Line
Kim Gun-mo
Hangul 김건모
Hanja 金健模
Revised Romanization Gim Geon-mo
McCune–Reischauer Kim Kŏn-mo

Kim Gun-mo (Hangul: 김건모; born January 13, 1968) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, who is considered the country's most popular musical artist of the 1990s.[1][2] His 1995 album, Wrongful Encounter, holds the Guinness World Record for the best-selling South Korean album of all time.[3]

Career[edit]

Kim debuted with Kim Gun Mo 1 in 1992, which was followed by his second album Excuse in 1993. His third album Mis-Encounter came out in 1995. In the following year, he released Exchange. As one of the most popular Korean entertainers, Kim holds the record for biggest selling album in Korea with his third studio album, which sold over 3.3 million copies. Kim's albums rank consistently high on Korean music charts; his 8th album, ‘He-story,’ was the best-selling album of 2003. His most famous songs include "Excuse", “Mis-Encounter”, and “Jjangga”. In 2004, he released his 9th album Kim Gun Mo 9 which is reminiscent of his first album. This album was his second restarting point in his music career. In the following year, he came up with BE Like...which was also a huge success in Korea. His most recent work was released in 2008, entitled, Soul Groove.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[4][5]
Sleepless Rainy Night
(잠못드는 밤 비는 내리고)
  • Released: October 29, 1992
  • Label: NHN Bugs
N/A *
  • KOR: 1,000,000+[2]
Excuses
(핑계)
  • Released: October 1, 1993
  • Label: NHN Bugs
Wrongful Encounter
(잘못된 만남)
  • Released: January 1, 1995
  • Label: NHN Bugs
  • KOR: 3,300,000+[2]
Exchange
  • Released: May 17, 1996
  • Label: Geoneum
Myself
  • Released: December 1, 1997
  • Label: Geoneum
  • KOR: 1,000,000+[2]
Growing
  • Released: November 19, 1999
  • Label: Geoneum
  • Formats: CD, cassette
1
  • KOR: 480,736+[6]
Another Days
  • Released: May 5, 2001
  • Label: Geoneum
  • Formats: CD, cassette
1
  • KOR: 1,376,581+[7]
Hestory
  • Released: February 27, 2003
  • Label: Geoneum
  • Formats: CD, cassette
1
  • KOR: 529,416+[8]
Kimgunmo
  • Released: September 3, 2004
  • Label: Geoneum
Be Like...
  • Released: June 16, 2005
  • Label: Geoneum
Style Album 11: Scarecrow
(Style Album 11: 허수아비)
  • Released: March 15, 2007
  • Label: Geoneum
Soul Groove
  • Released: August 7, 2008
  • Label: Media Line
  • Formats: CD, cassette
7
  • KOR: 19,876+[9]
Autobiography
(자서전)
10
I Owe It All To You
(다 당신 덕분 이라오)
* Chart positions not available prior to 1999.

Filmography[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Role
2016-present My Ugly Duckling Himself[12]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Golden Disc Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
1994 Album of the Year[13] Excuses Won
1995 Wrongful Encounter Won
1996 Exchange Won

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2001 Best Ballad Performance "Sorry" (미안해요)[14] Won
2003 Best Male Artist "Wedding Invitation" (청첩장)[15] Nominated
2011 Best Vocal Solo Performance "Today is More Sad Than Yesterday"[16] Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
1994 Grand Prize[17] N/A Won
2001 N/A Won

Weekly Show Wins[edit]

Year Show Date Song
1992 SBS: Inkigayo November 5 Sleepless Rainy Night (잠못드는 밤 비는 내리고)
1993 SBS: Inkigayo October 3 First Impression (첫 인상)
October 10
October 17
October 24
October 31
KBS: Music Top 10 October 13
October 20
October 27
November 3
November 10
MBC: Choice Best Popular Songs October 15
October 22
October 29
November 5
November 12
1994 SBS: TV Music 20 January 9 I Love You Without You (혼자만의 사랑)
April 24 Excuse (핑계)
KBS: Music Top 10 February 16
February 23
March 2
March 9
March 16
1995 MBC: Popular Songs Best 50 March 10 Wrongful Meeting (잘못된 만남)
March 17
March 24
March 31
April 7
April 14
April 21
April 28
SBS: TV Music 20 March 12
March 19
March 26
April 2
April 9
April 16
KBS: Music Top 10 March 15
March 22
March 29
April 5
April 12
1996 KBS: Music Top 10 June 12 Speed (스피드)
June 19
July 3
July 10
MBC: Popular Songs Best 50 June 15
June 22
June 29
SBS: TV Music 20 June 30
July 7
1998 KBS: Bravo New Generation March 18 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (뻐꾸기 둥지 위로 날아간 새)
March 25
April 1
April 8
April 15
MBC: Live Young Times March 28
April 4
April 11
2001 MBC: Live Music Camp June 23 I'm Sorry (미안해요)
July 7
July 14
KBS: Music Bank July 5
July 12
July 19
SBS: Inkigayo July 8 Jjanga (짱가)
July 15
July 22
2003 SBS: Inkigayo April 6 My Son

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "김건모 소개" [Kim Gun-mo profile]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Kim Gun-mo". KBS World Radio. Retrieved 2018-01-16. 
  3. ^ Park, Si-soo (2013-10-31). "Root of K-pop". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2018-01-16. 
  4. ^ "K-pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  5. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  6. ^ "December 1999 K-pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  7. ^ "2001 K-Pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2018-01-29. 
  8. ^ "2003 K-pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  9. ^ "August 2008 K-pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  10. ^ "September 2011 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  11. ^ "October 2011 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  12. ^ Jin, Min-ji (2017-06-08). "Family-oriented television pivots to parents: Reality shows featuring celebs' children have dropped in popularity". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2018-01-16. 
  13. ^ Lee, Jin-a (2017-01-15). "EXO wins fourth grand prize at Golden Disc Awards". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2018-01-16. 
  14. ^ "2001 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived 2014-06-13 at Archive.is. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  15. ^ "2003 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  16. ^ "2011Mnet Asian Music Awards part 1". MAMA. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  17. ^ Lee, Ji-seok (2017-12-06). "2017년 '왕중왕' 가리는 가요계 대축제". Sports Seoul (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-01-16.