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|Born||January 13, 1968|
|Origin||Busan, South Korea|
|Labels||CJ Media Line|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Geon-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. His 1995 album, Wrongful Encounter, holds the Guinness World Record for the best-selling South Korean album of all time.
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.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|Sleepless Rainy Night
(잠못드는 밤 비는 내리고)
|Style Album 11: Scarecrow
(Style Album 11: 허수아비)
|I Owe It All To You
(다 당신 덕분 이라오)
|* Chart positions not available prior to 1999.|
|2016-present||My Ugly Duckling||Himself|
Awards and nominations
|1994||Album of the Year||Excuses||Won|
|2001||Best Ballad Performance||"Sorry" (미안해요)||Won|
|2003||Best Male Artist||"Wedding Invitation" (청첩장)||Nominated|
|2011||Best Vocal Solo Performance||"Today is More Sad Than Yesterday"||Nominated|
Weekly Show Wins
|1992||SBS: Inkigayo||November 5||Sleepless Rainy Night (잠못드는 밤 비는 내리고)|
|1993||SBS: Inkigayo||October 3||First Impression (첫 인상)|
|KBS: Music Top 10||October 13|
|MBC: Choice Best Popular Songs||October 15|
|1994||SBS: TV Music 20||January 9||I Love You Without You (혼자만의 사랑)|
|April 24||Excuse (핑계)|
|KBS: Music Top 10||February 16|
|1995||MBC: Popular Songs Best 50||March 10||Wrongful Meeting (잘못된 만남)|
|SBS: TV Music 20||March 12|
|KBS: Music Top 10||March 15|
|1996||KBS: Music Top 10||June 12||Speed (스피드)|
|MBC: Popular Songs Best 50||June 15|
|SBS: TV Music 20||June 30|
|1998||KBS: Bravo New Generation||March 18||One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (뻐꾸기 둥지 위로 날아간 새)|
|MBC: Live Young Times||March 28|
|2001||MBC: Live Music Camp||June 23||I'm Sorry (미안해요)|
|KBS: Music Bank||July 5|
|SBS: Inkigayo||July 8||Jjanga (짱가)|
|2003||SBS: Inkigayo||April 6||My Son|
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