Kim Jong-hwan (singer)

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Kim Jong-hwan
Birth nameKim Gil-nam[1]
Born (1966-02-01) February 1, 1966 (age 52)
South Korea
GenresPop ballad
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1995–present
Korean name
Hangul
김종환
Revised RomanizationGim Jong-hwan
McCune–ReischauerKim Chonghwan
Birth name
Hangul
김길남
Revised RomanizationGim Gil-nam
McCune–ReischauerKim Kilnam

Kim Jong-hwan (Hangul: 김종환; born February 1, 1966)[1] is a South Korean singer, referred to as the "Emperor of the Adult Ballad," for his popularity among middle-aged fans.[2] He debuted in 1985 with the album, I Have No Place to Rest, and is known for pop ballads including, "Reason for Existence," and "One Hundred Year Promise."[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[4][5]
I Have No Place to Rest (쉴 곳 없는 나)
  • Released: 1985
  • Reissued: 1992
  • Label: Hwasung
  • Format: CD, cassette
No data No data
My Love, My Song (내 사랑 나의 노래)
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Pro Media
  • Format: CD, cassette
Reason for Existence (존재의 이유)
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Apple Production
  • Format: CD, cassette
  • KOR: 2,500,000+[6]
For Love (사랑을 위하여)
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Apple Production
  • Format: CD, cassette
  • KOR: 3,000,000+[7]
Until The Day We Love (사랑하는날까지)
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Apple Production
  • Format: CD, cassette
No data
One Hundred Year Promise (백년의 약속)
  • Released: May 4, 2000
  • Label: Doremi Media Co.
  • Format: CD, cassette
17
  • KOR: 33,029+[8]
Now And Forever
  • Released: November 4, 2003
  • Label: Doremi Media Co.
  • Format: CD, cassette
16
  • KOR: 11,764+[9]
Two Become One (둘이 하나되어)
  • Released: April 22, 2005
  • Label: Kim's Music
  • Format: CD, cassette
26
30th Anniversary Album (데뷔 30주년 기념음반)
  • Released: October 15, 2013
  • Label: Kim's Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
38 N/A

Awards[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1996 Golden Disc Awards Popularity Award Reason for Existence Won [11]
1998 Album of the Year For Love Won
1998 Seoul Music Awards Bonsang (Main Prize) N/A Won [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "김종환 소개" [Kim Jong-hwan Profile]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  2. ^ Park, Geon-uk (2010-11-29). "'사랑이여 영원히' 김종환, 대중가수로서 존재의 이유(인터뷰)" ['Timeless Love' Kim Jong-hwan, the reason for existence as a pop singer (interview)]. Asia Economy (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  3. ^ "Kim Jong-hwan Announces Eighth Album on 30th Anniversary of Debut". KBS. 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  4. ^ "K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  5. ^ "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  6. ^ Kwon, Jin-guk (2017-08-06). "김종환, 딸 리아킴과 아내 애틋한 사연 눈길...'1집 실패로 가족 흩어져'". Kookje Shinmun (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  7. ^ Jo, Yeon-gyeong (2017-08-06). "'사람이좋다' 김종환 '1집 폭망 후 빚더미…가족과 눈물의 생이별'". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  8. ^ "May 2000 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  9. ^ "November 2003 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2005-11-19. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  10. ^ "April 2005 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2007-03-19. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  11. ^ "역대수상자" [Previous Winners]. Golden Disc Awards (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  12. ^ "명예의 전당" [Hall of Fame]. Seoul Music Awards. Archived from the original on 2014-08-18. Retrieved 2018-05-20.