|Also known as||Moon Hee-jun|
|Born||March 14, 1978|
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, choreographer, TV host|
|Years active||1996 - present|
|Labels||SM Entertainment (1996-2005)
PS Entertainment (2005-current)
KOEN Stars (2015-current)
|Revised Romanization||Mun Hui(-)jun|
Moon Hee-joon (Hangul: 문희준; or spelled Moon Hee-Jun; born March 14, 1978) is a South Korean pop/rock singer-songwriter signed under SidusHQ. He initially rose to fame as the leader of former boy band H.O.T. under SM Entertainment.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Discography
- 3 Awards
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Being the second member to join H.O.T. after auditioning, Moon made his debut as a singer as the leader of the boy group. The group debuted with their first album, We Hate All Kinds of Violence in September 1996, which was accused of being plagiarized and lawsuits were placed against them. Despite their controversial debut, the group eventually rose to fame with their first hit, Candy and We Are the Future, which the latter won them a MTV award for Best International Video. During his time as part of the group, Moon composed and wrote music for the group and with fellow member, Jang Woo-hyuk, he often choreographed the group's dance routine. Despite H.O.T.'s success, after releasing their last album, Outside Castle in September 2000, the group disbanded in May 2001.
2001–2005: Solo artist and leaving S.M. Entertainment
After the disbandment of the group, Moon stayed on in S.M. Entertainment with Kangta, who was also part of H.O.T., and debuted as a solo artist. Moon attempted to establish a rock music career with his first album,Alone, but received criticism from the public. His second album, Messiah, was tinted with controversy as one of the songs, Media, was banned from all 3 major broadcasting stations in South Korea, for attacking mass media. After the release of his third album, Legend, in 2003, Moon released The Best: Soaring for a Dream, his last album under S.M. Entertainment and created his own company, PS Entertainment. After Moon released his fourth album, Triple X, he enlisted in the army in 2005.
2006–2009: Military service, SidusHQ and comeback
Before entering the army, Moon had signed a contract with SidusHQ and during his time in the army, he hosted the KFN Korean Army Broadcast "Music Talk Show", which received recognition from various Korean artistes. In 2008, Moon released his fifth album, Special Album, which included songs from H.O.T. previous albums. Moon released his first mini album, Last Cry, in 2009. In the same year, Moon appeared in sitcom Taehee, Hyegyo, Jihyun and took a break from the music scene.
2010–present: Other activities, Begins, HotSechGodRG
Despite being absent from the music scene, Moon took up hosting in several variety programs such as, Immortal Songs 2, Mnet's 'Wide Celebrity News' and other programs. In 2013, Moon released his second mini album, Begins, after being away from the music scene from 3 years. It was released on January 18, 2013.
'Handsome Boys of the 20th Century' was started when Moon Hee Jun five 1st generation idols to discuss things they couldn't in the past. He presented the idea that they would reflect on their idol days and where they are now.The show, starring H.O.T.'s Moon Hee Jun and Tony An, NRG's Chun Myung Hoon, Sechs Kies's Eun Ji Won, and g.o.d.'s Danny Ahn.that make them as HotSechGodRG that is come from each member previous idol band name.
These particular members have been appearing on many entertainment programs both mainstream and cable, such as “Immortal Songs 2”, “Happy Together” and “20th Century Pretty Boys” etc.
The group continued to garner much praise in the later half of 2013 and announced that they were preparing for a Christmas concert (Legend Back). Unfortunately, Tony encountered some legal trouble and had to withdraw from the group and the public eye. The concert was canceled as they felt they couldn’t go on without Tony.
In early 2014, things grew quiet for the team, but in May, it was announced that HOTSechgodRG would return for a new show in July. On July 29, 2014, Moon made an appearance with the group on the 209th episode of SBS's Running Man.
In 2015, Moon signed an exclusive contract with KOEN Stars.
|Album #||Album Information||Track listing|
|5th||The Best: Soaring for a Dream
- 2004 Winter Letter
|2001||Best Male Artist||"Alone"||Nominated|
|2002||"Generous" (아낌없이 주는 나무)||Nominated|
|Netizen Popularity Award||Won|
|2003||Best Rock Performance||"My Silent Conflict" (G 선상의 아리아)||Nominated|
|2004||Best Rock Video||"Paper Airplane"||Nominated|
|2005||Best Rock Performance||"A Small Village Called Memories"||Nominated|
|Gmarket Netizen Popularity Award||Won|
|2008||Best Rock Performance||"Obsession"||Nominated|
- Official SidusHQ MoonHeeJun Star About Star Page
- "SPOTLIGHT: Moon Heejun". Korea Boo. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- "Moon Hee Jun". Kome World. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- "문희준". last.fm. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- "'불후의 명곡2’ 문희준 MC 정식 발탁…김구라와 '폭풍 수다' 예고" (in Korean). TV Report. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- "Moon Hee Jun becomes the new MC for Mnet's 'Wide Celebrity News'". AllKpop. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- "2001 MMF part 1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
- "2002 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
- "2003 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
- "2004 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
- "2004 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
- "2005 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
- "2005 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
- "2008 Mnet KM Music Festival Part1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-17.
- SidusHQ Star Page (Korean)