Kim Jong-kook (singer)

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Kim Jong-kook
Kim Jong Kook at Malaysia for Running Man Fan Meeting Asian Tour 2014.jpg
Kim Jong-kook in Running Man Fan Meeting Asian Tour 2014
Born (1976-04-25) April 25, 1976 (age 43)
Hapcheon, South Korea
EducationDankook University
  • Singer
  • entertainer
  • actor
Years active1995–present
AgentJK Entertainment
RelativesSoya (niece)
Musical career
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationKim Chong-guk
McCune–ReischauerGim Jongguk

Kim Jong-kook (born April 25, 1976) is a South Korean singer, entertainer, and actor. Kim debuted as a member of South Korean duo Turbo in 1995. The duo was considered to be one of the most popular idols in that time and sold out millions of albums in South Korea and Asia. Following the disbanding of the duo in 2000, Kim released his debut solo album, Renaissance, in December 2001.

As a solo artist, Kim has received several awards, including three Golden Disk Awards, two Seoul Music Awards, two KBS Music Awards, two SBS Music Awards, two MBC Music Awards, one MBC Best 10 Music Awards, one Mnet Asian Music Awards, and one Melon Music Awards.

Apart from his music career, Kim established himself as an entertainer, notably through his participation in variety shows including X-man, Family Outing and gained worldwide popularity following his participation in Running Man.


Kim was born on 25 April 1976 in Hapcheon, South Korea. His family consists of his parents and an older brother. Kim attended Myeong Hak Elementary School, Shin Seong Middle High School and graduated from Hansei University in BA (music composition). He then obtained a master's degree from the Pop Culture Performing Arts – School of Arts Department of Dankook University.[1]


1995–2000: Turbo[edit]

Kim Jong-kook first entered the Korean music industry in 1995 as a member of the duo, Turbo, which became immensely popular for their catchy music. After the duo disbanded a few years later, he became a solo singer in 2001, mostly concentrating on ballads.[2]

2001–2005: Solo career[edit]

Kim Jong-kook had a setback after Turbo as he faced difficulties settling down as a solo artist. Problems like lack of songs from composers, less support from his respected agency, and also a change of taste within the fans caused his first album as a solo artist to fail. However, he made a successful comeback with his second album Evolution in 2004, which spawned the hit single "One Man". Kim then became a permanent cast member of the popular variety game show, X-Man, which further raised his popularity.

In 2005, Kim released his third album, This Is Me. The album sold over 300,000 copies and became one of the best-selling albums in Korea that year.[3] The lead single, "Lovable" topped various music charts, and was included in online games such as Pump It Up and Audition Online. Kim swept the Daesang (Artist of the Year) Award from all three major Korean TV stations, SBS, KBS, and MBC, becoming the second artist to accomplish this feat since Cho Yong-pil in the 1980s.

2006–2014: Variety show, music releases, Military service and rising popularity[edit]

Kim was made the leader of the first series of Shootdori, where kids who are interested in soccer form teams and compete. However, he had to leave the team after receiving an enlistment notice. He wrote and sang a song for his team, titled "Toward a Dream". Kim enlisted in March 2006. Around that time, he released his 4th album, Volume 4 - Kim Jong-kook's Fourth Letter. The music video of the lead single, Saying I Love You, featured Yoon Eun-hye, who was previously involved in a love-line with him in X-Man. Though Kim was unable to directly promote the album as he was in the military, the album sold more than 100,000 copies[4] and later won "Album of the Year" at the Melon Music Awards.

It was announced in late April 2008 that the singer would end his military service on May 23, 2008. On that day, he was greeted by fans, and during an interview, he said that he was "relieved".[5] His fifth studio album, Here I Am, was released on October 22, 2008 with songs such as "Today More than Yesterday" and "Thank You".

Kim also returned to television, becoming a permanent member of reality-variety show Family Outing since episode 19, part of SBS's Good Sunday lineup. Family Outing has become one of the top-rated shows in Korea, consistently achieving the highest ratings for the Sunday mid-afternoon time-slot, and has gained online popularity among Hallyu fans.

His sixth album, titled The Eleventh Story was released on January 27, 2010. The album featured the singles "This is the Person" and "Don't Be Good to Me". The music video of the latter single featured fellow Family Outing cast member Park Ye-jin.

In 2010, Kim became a cast member of SBS' variety show Running Man. In 2011, he won the "Best TV Star Award" at the SBS Entertainment Awards.[6] Kim gained pan-Asia popularity from the show, becoming one of the most searched Korean stars in Singapore, and having his showcase there sold out with more than 1,700 fans in attendance.[7] He also enjoyed success in China, where he consistently topped polls such as being voted #1 Korean singer on the Chinese streaming website, Tudou,[8] and being ranked second most popular Korean male celebrity on Baidu.[9]

On November 1, 2012, following a pre-release of selected songs from his new album, Kim made a comeback to the music scene with the release of his seventh studio album, Journey Home, after three years.[10][11] His fellow Running Man co-stars Haha and Gary participated in the album as well as former Running Man member Song Joong-ki, who starred in the music video for lead single "Men Are All Like That".[12] The same year, he began to host the documentary program Crisis Escape No. 1, which won him the "Best Entertainer Award" at the 2013 KBS Entertainment Awards.

Running Man Brothers, Kim Jong-kook and Haha, in Dallas, December 14, 2014

In 2014, he formed a duo with fellow Running Man cast member Haha, known as Running Man Brothers. The musical duo held a concert tour in the United States in July and December.[13][14]

2015–present: Acting debut, Chinese debut, Turbo reunion[edit]

In 2015, Kim made his official acting debut with a supporting role in the KBS drama, The Producers, and was praised for his "solid acting chops".[15]

In September 2015, he left Urban Works ENT after his contract expired.[16] He later went on to sign an exclusive contract with Maroo Entertainment in October 2015.[17]

In December 2015, he and fellow Turbo members Kim Jung-nam and Mikey reunited for Turbo's 20th anniversary album. The album titled Again was released on December 21, 2015. The eponymous lead single, 다시 (Again), which features Yoo Jae-suk, topped online music charts upon its release.[18]

On August 23, 2016, he officially made his singing debut in China with his first single, "Hate That Happiness Came" (恨幸福来过), produced by JJ Lin and lyrics written by Vincent Fang.

After the Running Man Controversy with Kim and Song Ji-hyo, the show was scheduled to end in February 2017. Kim accepted SBS Entertainment Director Nam Seung-yong's request to stay with the show, and persuaded the other members to do so as well.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Kim is the uncle of Soya. Kim is known to be good friends with Jang Hyuk, Cha Tae-hyun, Hong Kyung-min and Hong Kyung-in. The five are known as the "Dragon Brothers" because they were all born in 1976, the year of the dragon.[19]

On August 27, 2010, Kim received a lumbar microdiscectomy surgery to relieve a herniated disk. Kim's management company, 101 Entertainment stated, “Kim Jong-kook carried on with his daily activities without knowing that he had a ruptured disk. However, he did feel pain, but did not think much of it, and he endured his condition with painkillers while filming SBS Running Man."

In 2011, Kim controversially attended the wedding of Yoo Seung-jun (Steven Yoo), who is banned from re-entering South Korea after evading military service.[20]

In January 2015, he was a guest on the popular talk show, Healing Camp, where he shed light on many personal controversies, including his choice to work as a public service worker instead of an active-duty soldier during his mandatory military enlistment, which was partly due to the aforementioned back issues.[21]
In December 2019, his hernia surgery was documented on My Little Old Boy.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Information Track listing
2001 Volume 1 - Renaissance
Track listing
  1. Prologue
  2. Sad Story
  3. Angel
  4. 남자니까 (Because I'm A Man)
  5. 행복하길 (Wishing You Happiness)
  6. 사랑했었다 (Loved You)
  7. Disco
  8. 여인의 향기 (Fragrance of a Woman)
  9. Love Story
  10. Thriller
  11. Night
  12. 1434
  13. One
  14. My Way
  15. 친구에게서 연인으로 (From Friend to Sweetheart)
2004 Volume 2 - Evolution
  • Released: June 18, 2004
  • Label: CJ Music
  • Language: Korean
Track listing
  1. 돌아와 (Come Back)
  2. 용서해 기억해 (Forgive and Remember)
  3. 니가 원한 이별 (The Parting You Want)
  4. Feeling
  5. 슬픔 바램 (Fading Sadness)
  6. 한 남자 (One Man)
  7. 중독 (Addiction)
  8. 그래요...그래도... (That's Right...But...)
  9. Broken Heart
  10. 하루만 (Only One Day)
  11. 태양 가득히 (The Full Sun)
  12. Tonight
  13. 용서 (Forgiveness)
  14. 그대가 잠든 사이 (While You Were Sleeping)
2005 Volume 3 - This Is Me
  • Released: July 1, 2005
  • Label: CJ Music
  • Language: Korean
  • Sales: 350,000+
Track listing
  1. 제자리 걸음 (Standstill/Walking in One Spot)
  2. 그녀의 남자에게 (To Her Man)
  3. 슬픈 축하 (Sad Congratulations)
  4. 선물 (Gift)
  5. Happiness
  6. 사랑스러워 (Loveable)
  7. 지우개 (Eraser)
  8. Dream
  9. 토요일 밤 (Saturday Night)
  10. 별, 바람, 햇살 그리고 사랑 (Star, Wind, Sunlight and Love)
  11. One Night
  12. 친구에게 (To My Friend)
  13. 바보 같은 나 (I'm a Fool)
  14. 연습 (Practice)
  15. 여전히 (Still)
2006 Volume 4 - Kim Jong Kook's Fourth Letter
  • Released: April 13, 2006
  • Label: CJ Music
  • Language: Korean
  • Sales: 100,000+
Track listing
  1. 사랑한다는 말 (Saying I Love You)
  2. 너만 모르는 이야기 (The Story You Don't Know)
  3. 편지 (Letter)
  4. 한 사람 (One Person)
  5. 사랑이에요 (It's Love)
  6. 고백 (Confession)
  7. 사랑이 아파도 (Though Love Hurts)
  8. 사랑지기 (Failing Love)
  9. 그녀를 알아요 (I Know Her)
  10. 토박이 (Native)
  11. 첫사랑 (First Love)
  12. 사랑했나봐 (I Think I Loved)
  13. 이별도 고마워 (Thankful Even For The Separation)
  14. 꿈을 향해 (Toward A Dream)
2008 Volume 5 - Here I am
  • Released: October 22, 2008
  • Label: Mnet Music
  • Language: Korean
Track listing
  1. 고맙다 (Thank You)
  2. 그리운 날들 (Missing Those Days)
  3. 오래 오래 (feat. 마이키) (Long Long Time (feat. Mikey))
  4. 어제보다 오늘 더 (Today More Than Yesterday)
  5. Forever (feat. 마이티마우스) (Forever (feat. Mighty Mouth))
  6. 이보다 더 좋을 순 없다 (feat. 시진) (Can't Get Better Than This (feat. Shi Jin))
  7. 그 집앞(序曲) (Infront of That House (Prologue))
  8. 그 집앞 (Infront of That House)
  9. 사랑에 취해 (feat. 주석) (Poisoned in Love (feat. Joosuc))
  10. 이별의 정석 (Break-up Formula)
  11. 이제는 안녕 (Goodbye For Now)
  12. 사랑해 널 사랑해 (feat. 창따이) (I Love You I Love You (feat. Chang Dda-ee))
  13. 어떤 사람 어떤 사랑 (Some Person, Some Love)
  14. 우리 둘이서 (You and Me Together)
2010 Volume 6 - Eleventh Story
  • Released: January 27, 2010
  • Label: 101 Entertainment
  • Language: Korean
Track listing
  1. 이 사람이다 (This Is The Person)
  2. 기다립니다 (Waiting)
  3. 못 잊어 (Can't Forget)
  4. 잘해 주지 마요 (Don't be Good to Me)
  6. 내 마음이 사랑입니다 (My Heart is Love)
  7. 잊을게 지울게 (I'll Forget, I'll Erase)
  8. 다 알면서 (I Know Everything (feat. Soya))
  9. 구인 광고 (Classifieds (feat. Mighty Mouth))
  10. 떠나가지마 (Don't Leave Me)
  11. 행복병 (Happy Virus (feat. Mighty Mouth))
Kim Jong Kook Remake Album - Song
  • Released: September 9, 2010
  • Label: 101 Entertainment
  • Language: Korean
Track listing
  1. 기억이란 사랑보다 (Memories More Than Love)
  2. 슬픈바다 (Sad Ocean)
  3. 개여울 (The Neck of the Rapid Waters)
  4. 다시 내게로 돌아와 (feat.개리) (Come Back To Me Again (feat. Gary))
  5. 편지 (Letter)
  6. 사랑하기에 (Because I Love You)
  7. 당신도 울고 있네요 (You Are Crying Too)
  8. 가을편지 (Autumn Letter)
  9. 먼지가 되어 (Becoming Dust)
  10. 토요일은 밤이 좋아 (Saturday Night Fever)
2012 Volume 7 - Journey Home
  • Released: November 1, 2012
  • Label: JK Entertainment
  • Language: Korean
Track listing
  1. 니가 생각나 (Thinking of You)
  2. 천 개의 발자국 (Thousands of Footprints)
  3. 좋겠다 (You Should Be Happy)
  4. 남자가 다 그렇지 뭐 (Men Are All Like That)
  5. 너무 예뻤어 (So Pretty)
  6. 너에게 하고 싶은 (Words I Want To Say To You) (feat. Haha & Gary)
  7. Nostalgia (feat. Mikey)
  8. 지워진다 (Disappearing)
  9. 남자도 슬프 (Men Also Feel Sad) (feat. Mighty Mouth)
  10. 끝이 아닌 이야기 (Story That Is Not The End)

Digital albums[edit]

Year Album Information
2007 Turbo & Kim Jong Kook Digital Mini Album: 2007 Hwesang (Recollection)
  • Released: December 23, 2007
  • Label: CJ Music
  • Language: Korean
2008 Turbo & Kim Jong Kook Digital Mini Album: 2007 Hwesang (Recollection) part 2
  • Released: January 4, 2008
  • Label: CJ Music
  • Language: Korean

Single albums[edit]

Year Album Information
2016 Hate That Happiness Came
  • Released: August 28, 2016
  • Label: YS Entertainment
  • Language: Mandarin
Listening to the Sound of Rain
  • Released: October 1, 2016
  • Label: YS Entertainment
  • Language: Mandarin
2017 Don't Need To Return My Love
  • Released: January 18, 2017
  • Label: YS Entertainment
  • Language: Mandarin

Digital singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
Sales Album

(feat. Epik High)
2005 N/A
"White Love"
(feat. Mikey)
"Give To Me" 2009 N/A
"Happy Virus"
(feat. Shorry J)


Title Year Peak chart
Sales Album

"How Come You Don't Know" 2013 Good Doctor OST
"Tear Marks" 2014 Love in Memory 2 - Dad's Notes OST
"Fool" 2016 Sweet Stranger and Me OST

Collaborations and featuring[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
Sales Album

"Highway Romance"
(Kim Jang-hoon feat. Kim Jong-kook)
2004 N/A
"When That Day Comes"
(with various artists)
N/A Special Album: Love
"Gone With The Wind"
(with SG Wannabe, Vibe and M to M)
2005 N/A Big4 Of Voices In My Dream
"Only Wind, Only Wind"
(with SG Wannabe)
2006 N/A S.101
"Family Day"
(with Family Outing cast)
2008 N/A
"I Love You Everyday"
(Soya feat. Kim Jong-kook)
2010 N/A
"All For You"
(with Mikey)
2011 N/A
Drunken Tiger feat. Haha, Defconn, Kim Jong-kook and Eun Ji-won
2018 TBA TBA Drunken Tiger X : Rebirth Of Tiger JK



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Wonderful Radio Taxi Passenger Cameo
2015 Hurry Up Brother Film Himself

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2004 Banjun Drama SBS Himself Cameo
Special TV Story MBC
2005 Old Miss Diary KBS2
2015 The Girl Who Sees Smells SBS
The Producers KBS2 Kim Hong-soon Supporting role
2016 The Sound of Your Heart Jo Jong-kook / Jo Jong-wook Cameo (Episode 17–18)

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2001–2003 Dream Team KBS Main Cast
2004–2006 X Man SBS
Happy Sunday KBS
2005–2006 Real Situation Saturday Love Letter SBS
Shootdori KBS
2008–2010 Family Outing SBS
2010–present Running Man SBS
2012–2016 Escape Crisis No.1 KBS Host
2014 Everybody JTBC
2015 Ding Ge Long Dong Qiang CCTV Main Cast
2016 Talents for Sale KBS Host
2017 Let's go with Mom TV Chosun Main Cast
Dragon Club – Childish Bromance KBS2 with Jang Hyuk, Cha Tae-hyun, Hong Kyung-min, Hong Kyung-in
2017–present Big Picture Naver Corporation Main Cast with Haha
I Can See Your Voice Mnet Host with Yoo Se-yoon and Leeteuk
2018–present My Little Old Boy SBS Main Cast [25]
2018 The Call Mnet Cast member (1st line-up) Ep 1-2, 5
2019 In Sync KBS2 Host with Soyou[26]
The Call S2 Mnet [27]
KILL BILL MBC Every 1 [28]
2019–present Rewind Channel A Team Leader [29]
Five Cranky Brothers JTBC Cast member [30]
Pink Festa MBC Music MC [31]
2020–present Fly Shoot Dori — New Beginning KBS2 MC Episode 1–present[32]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2004 KBS Music Awards Bonsang Award N/A Won
SBS Music Awards N/A Won
MBC Best 10 Music Awards N/A Won
Seoul Music Awards N/A Won
Golden Disk Awards Popularity Award N/A Won
2005 MBC Music Awards Most Popular Singer
Best Artist: Daesang Award (Grand Prize)[33] Won
KBS Music Awards Won
SBS Music Awards Won
KBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Award
SBS Visual Arts Award Photogenic Award N/A Won
Golden Disk Awards Bonsang Award N/A Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Male Artist[34]
Best Ballad Performance Nominated
Korean Entertainer Awards Ballad Award N/A Won
2006 Golden Disk Awards Bonsang Award N/A Won
Melon Music Awards Album Of The Year
Volume 4 - Kim Jong Kook's Fourth Letter
2008 2008 Asian Model Awards BBF Popular Singer Award N/A Won
2009 Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Award N/A Won
Mnet Asian Music Award Best Ballad Performance
"Today More Than Yesterday"
2010 SBS Entertainment Awards Best TV Star Award[35]
Running Man
2011 Excellence Award (Variety Category)[36] Won
2013 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2013 Asia's Most Charismatic Korean Host[37] N/A Won
KBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Award
Escape Crisis No. 1[38]
SBS Entertainment Awards Excellence Award (Male)[39]
Running Man
Viewers Choice Popularity Award [40] Won
2014 High Excellence Award[41] Won
Sohu China Netizen Popularity Award N/A Won
2015 N/A Won
Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards Prime Minister's Award[42] N/A Won
2016 2nd Annual KU Music Asian Music Awards (China) Asia's Most Focused Artist Award[43] N/A Won
4th Annual DramaFever Awards Best Bromance (with Lee Kwang-soo)[44]
Running Man
2018 12th SBS Entertainment Awards PD's Award[45][46] Won
Best Couple Award[45][46] with Hong Jin-young Won
2019 13th SBS Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award in Reality Category[47] Won
Grand Prize (Daesang)[48] Nominated


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
SBS Gayo Daejun Award - Daesang Award
Succeeded by
Preceded by
KBS Music Award - Daesang Award
Succeeded by