Kim Gun-mo

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Kim Gun-Mo
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Background information
Born (1968-01-13) January 13, 1968 (age 49)
Origin Busan, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, composer
Instruments Piano
Years active 1992–present
Labels CJ Media Line
Notable instruments
Kim Gun-mo
Hangul 김건모
Hanja 金健模
Revised Romanization Gim Geon-mo
McCune–Reischauer Kim Kŏn-mo

Kim Gun-mo (born January 13, 1968) is a South Korean singer and musician. He has released twelve albums. He was educated at the Seoul Institute of the Arts, and majored in Korean traditional music. His most famous songs include 핑계 ("Excuse"), 잘못된 만남, and 짱가.


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.


  1. Kim Gun Mo 1, 1992
  2. 핑계, 1993
  3. 잘못된 만남, 1995
  4. Exchange, 1996
  5. Myself, 1998
  6. Growing, 1999
  7. Another Days, 2001
  8. Hestory, 2003
  9. Kim Gun Mo 9, 2004
  10. BE Like..., 2005
  11. Style Album, 2007
  12. Soul Groove, 2008
  13. Everything's Gonna Be Alright, 2009


  1. Seoul Sin-Wol Elementary School
  2. Seoul Hwa-Gok Middle School
  3. Seoul Hwa-Gok High School
  4. Seoul Institute of the Arts, Guk-Ahk Major


Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2001 Best Ballad Performance "Sorry" (미안해요)[1] Won
2003 Best Male Artist "Wedding Invitation" (청첩장)[2] Nominated
2011 Best Vocal Solo Performance "Today is More Sad Than Yesterday"[3] Nominated

Music Program Awards[edit]

Music Bank[edit]

Year Date Song
2006 July 5 "미안해요 (I'm Sorry)"
July 12
July 19

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2001 Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  2. ^ "2003 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  3. ^ "2011Mnet Asian Music Awards part 1". MAMA. Retrieved 2015-01-20.

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