Kim Tae-woo (singer)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Tae-woo
Kim Tae Woo from acrofan.jpg
Born (1981-05-12) May 12, 1981 (age 35)
Religion Buddhism
Musical career
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 김태우
Revised Romanization Gim Tae-u
McCune–Reischauer Kim T'ae-u

Kim Tae-woo (Hangul김태우; born May 12, 1981) is a K-pop singer, originally the lead singer of popular boy band g.o.d.


Kim was born in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province, the third in a family of one son and two daughters. He attended Kyunghee University in the Post Modern Music Department.


He debuted in the K-pop industry as the lead singer for g.o.d. (short for "groove overdose"); the group became one of the most popular groups in the 2000s. Although he did guest vocals for other artists, he did not release his own solo album until October 26, 2006. As both Kim and Son Ho Young released their albums around the same time, they often appeared on the same variety shows together, including a joint appearance on Happy Together: Friends.

As of November 2006, he has sold 106,506 copies of his album, which is listed as a "special album"[1]. On March 20, 2007, Kim enlisted in the army to serve his mandatory military service. Kim returned into the music scene in 2009, releasing his album T-Virus on September 3. Kim was also a permanent cast-member of the KBS Variety Show, Invincible Youth which he had to leave because he was having throat surgery.

In March 2011, Woo terminated his contract with Polaris and established his own one-man agency, Soul Shop Entertainment.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Kim Tae Woo married his wife Kim Aeri, who is a year younger than him, at the Sheraton Hotel in Seoul in December 2011. They are parents to daughters So-yool (born April 2012) and Ji-yool (born August 2013) and son Hye-yool (born September 2015).[2] In 2014, Kim, his wife, and his two daughters were regulars on SBS Oh! My Baby.[3]


Album # Album Information Track listing
1st First Album
  • Title: Solo Special – 하고싶은 말
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: October 2006
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: CJ Entertainment
  • Sales: 100,000+
2nd Mini-Album
  • Title: T-Virus
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: September 7, 2009
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Loen Entertainment
  • Sales: 100,000+
3rd Second Album
  • Title: T-School
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: March 3, 2011
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Soul Shop Entertainment
  • Sales: Unknown
4th Mini-Album
  • Title: T-Love
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: February 20, 2013
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Soul Shop Entertainment
  • Sales: Unknown
5th Third Album
  • Title: T-Road
  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: June 18, 2015
  • Language: Korean
  • Record Label: Soul Shop Entertainment
  • Sales: Unknown

Drama OST[edit]

Year Drama Song
2009 Iris Dreaming Dream
2010 Personal Taste Dropping Rain
2011 Warrior Baek Dong-soo Falling in Love
2012 Feast of the Gods That's Why I’m Running
A Gentleman's Dignity High High
2013 Queen of the Office I'm Stupid
Marry Him If You Dare My Lady
2014 My Lovely Girl Only You
2015 AIMA Glory
Oh My Venus Darling U
2016 Jealousy Incarnate Because Of You


Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2009 Best Ballad/R&B Performance "Love Rain"[4] Won
2011 Best Male Artist "Echo"[5] Nominated


  1. ^ Vitalsign, allkpop, Kim Tae Woo terminates contract with Polaris, establishes his own one-man agency,
  2. ^ Lee, Ji-seok. "김태우-김애리 부부, 오늘 오후 셋째 득남". Sports Chosun. SportsSeoul. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Lee, Min-ji. "g.o.d. Kim Tae Woo's Family to Join 'Oh! My Baby'". Mwave. CJ E&M Corporation. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "2000 Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "2011Mnet Asian Music Awards part 1". MAMA. Retrieved January 20, 2015.

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