2PM Go Crazy World Tour 2014, Prudential Centre, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A
|Birth name||Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul|
June 24, 1988 |
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
|Website||Nichkhun's profile on 2PM's Website|
Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul [better source needed] (Thai: นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล; rtgs: Nitchakhun Horawetchakun; born June 24, 1988), known mononymously as Nichkhun (Korean: 닉쿤; Chinese: 尼坤; pinyin: Ní Kún), is a Thai-American rapper, singer, songwriter, model and actor. He is currently based in South Korea as a member of the South Korean boy band 2PM.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Discography
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Nichkhun was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California to ethnic Chinese parents from Bangkok. His paternal grandmother is from Hainan, China while his paternal grandfather is a Thai born ethnic Chinese . His mother Yenjit Horvejkul was born in Thailand to Hainanese immigrant parents from China. His mother is the chief executive officer of a Thai pharmaceutical company, Union Medical, established in 1976, which acts as an importer and distributor. He has said that he has extended family and distant ancestors from Guangzhou. He holds dual citizenship in Thailand and USA.
He comes from a wealthy background, which earned him the nickname “Thai Prince" in South Korea. Nichkhun has one older brother, Nichan, and two younger sisters, Nichthima (Yanin) and Nachjaree (Chereen). At the age of five, he moved to Thailand from the United States with his family and studied at Dhepkanjana School and Tangpiroondham School. At the age of twelve, he studied at Wanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand for a year and a half and moved back to the United States to finish his schooling at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He was scouted by a scout manager of JYP Entertainment at the Los Angeles Korean Music Festival.
After passing an audition hosted by JYP Entertainment, he signed a ten-year contract with the company but later re-signed an eight-year contract, not including training, and was brought to South Korea in 2006 as a trainee, being put into a class of 24 other students. Park Jin-young informed him that he was required to learn how to sing and to dance, learn Korean and Mandarin Chinese, and to bulk up. He is now fluent in Thai, English, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese and basic French. He first appeared through MNET's Hot Blood, a program that showed the intense physical training that 13 male trainees had to go through for the opportunity to debut in either a four-member ballad group (2AM) or a seven-member dance group (2PM)[note 1] under JYP Entertainment.
As a male citizen of Thailand, he was subject to the military draft lottery in 2009 and subsequently received an exemption from military service.
On 4 September 2008, Nichkhun debuted as part of 2PM in their first single "10 Points out of 10 Points" (Korean: "10점 만점에 10점") from their single album "Hottest Time of the Day". They have released five studio albums in Korea and four studio albums in Japan.
Nichkhun was one of the hosts for the Korean Music Wave in Bangkok in 2010, 2011, and 2013. In 2010, along with Taecyeon and Yoon Eun-hye, Nichkhun played one of the main characters in a 12-minute music video drama for Cass Beer, which was released on February 8. He also hosted JYP's talent competition Superstar Survival. On June 2010, he was cast in the second season of variety show We Got Married, pairing up with Victoria of f(x). The couple, known as Khuntoria, was featured on the show leaving in September 2011.
In 2011, Nichkhun appeared in the music video of the single "Touch (觸動)" by Taiwanese Mandopop artist Wilber Pan, which premiered on January 31. In May, he was selected as the new model for Everland's Caribbean Bay Aqualoop CF. He also starred in the Japanese live-adaptation film of Ouran High School Host Club as Lawrence, the president of a Singaporean corporation, followed in 2012 by the Thai film Seven Something.
In 2013, he filmed the Chinese TV series One and a Half Summer, where he plays the lead character. The series aired between June and July 2014. In 2014, he had a cameo in the Thai movie Chalouis. He teamed up with CNBLUE's Jung Yong-hwa, B1A4's Baro, Infinite's L, and Winner's Mino for project group Lucky Boys (Super 5) for the 2014 SBS Gayo Daejun. Nichkhun and Baro also hosted the show.
In 2015, Nichkhun joined the cast of the Chinese movie Forever Young, Gardenia in Blossom (Forever Young, 栀子花开), starring Li Yi Feng and Zhang Hui We and a new Chinese music reality show Youth Trainee. He will also be a special guest on a Thai sitcom, Yes Sir My Boss.
- Thai songs
- 2008: "We Become One"
- 2009: "Let's Take a Break"
- 2009: "Cute"
- Japanese songs
- 2014: "So Wonderful"
- 2015: "Miss Wonderful"
- 2015: "Maybe You Are"
|June 19, 2013||"Let It Rain"||2PM||3rd Album Grown Grand Edition||First self-composed song|
|September 15, 2014||"Love is True"||Nichkhun x Lee Jun-ho (singer)||Go Crazy!||composed & written with Junho|
|April 27, 2016||"GIRLFRIEND ( 彼女 / Kanojo )"||Nichkhun x Wooyoung||GALAXY OF 2PM [Limited Edition / Type C||2PM's 6th Japanese Album|
|2011||Wilber Pan ft. Wilber Pan||"Touch (觸動)"||808|
|2012||2PM &2AM (band) ft. 2PM &2AM (band)||One Day||One Day (Japanese Single)|
|2014||Junho(2PM)||"Love is True"||(Bonus track from the album Go Crazy! (Grand Edition)|
|2016||Wooyoung(2PM)||"Kanojo(Girlfriend)"||Unit songs the album
Galaxy of 2PM
|Yugyeom,Mark, Jackson Wang of Got7& Hyelim, Yenny, Kim Yu-bin of Wonder Girls& Nayeon,Jeongyeon,Momo,Mina of Twice (band) & Min (singer) of Miss A & Lee Jun-ho (singer) of 2PM||"Encore"||JYP Nation concert 'Mix & Match'|
|2011||"My Valentine" (with J.Y. Park & Taecyeon)||Dream High OST|
|2012||"Let It Rain" (Bonus track from the album Legend of 2PM)||One and a Half Summer OST|
|2015||"Wan Nun Wan Nee Wan Nhai" (featuring Taecyeon of 2PM)||Chalouis OST|
|2010||All My Love||Ok Yub's human substitute||Cameo (episode 16)|
|2011||Dream High||Ri-ah's CF partner||Cameo (episode 8)|
|Welcome to the Show||Himself||Lead Role|
|2014||One and a Half Summer||Zhang Hao||Lead Role|
|Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo||Mataichi||Japanese TV movie|
|2015||Looking For Aurora||Wang Yilin||Lead Role|
|Yes Sir My Boss||Thai||Cameo (episodes 7-8)|
|The Producers||Himself||Cameo (episode 3)|
|2012||Ouran High School Host Club||Lawrence|
|Beyond the ONEDAY ~Story of 2PM & 2AM~||Himself|
|2014||Five Eagle Brothers||Policeman|
|Forever Young, Gardenia in Blossom||Cameo|
|First aired||Last aired|
|2008||Hot Blood||Mnet||10||October 10, 2008||November 8, 2008|
|Idol Army (Season 3)||MBC||17||4 December 2008||26 March 2009|
|2009||Wild Bunny||Mnet||7||July 21, 2009||August 21, 2009|
|2010||We Got Married (Season 2)||MBC||41-80||March 6, 2010||January 22, 2011|
|2011||2PM Show!||SBS||12||July 9, 2011||September 24, 2011|
|2012||KOICA’S DREAM IN TANZANIA||MBC||2||December 12, 2012||December 27, 2012|
|2013||A Song For You From 2PM||KBS2||15||February 17, 2013||May 24, 2013|
|2014||Brave Heart||BTV||8||October 5, 2014||November 23, 2014|
|2015||Oven Radio||1theK||5||June 14, 2015||June 18, 2015|
|Youth Trainee||Zhejiang TV||9-12||April 16, 2015||June 25, 2015|
|Ok.Jang.Khun ReciPe||V-Live||5||August 5, 2015||November 22, 2015|
Korean Variety shows
|2008||Yashimmanman Season 2||SBS||Himself|
|Schoolympic Happy Sunday||KBS||Himself|
|2009||Sunday Sunday Night||MBC||Himself; "Body Body Body"|
|M! Wide||Mnet||Himself; Hidden Camera "Girl Punch!" Segment|
|2010||Idol Star Athletics Championships||MBC||
|For The First Time||MBC||Guest with Jun.K, Junho and Chansung|
|2012||Running Man||SBS||Episode 104 (Idol VS. Running Men)|
|2013||Incarnation||SBS||with Taecyeon and Chansung|
|Vitamin||KBS2||with Taecyeon and Wooyoung|
|National Talk Show Hello||KBS2||Himself|
|Strong Heart 2||SBS|
|Cool Kiz on The Block||KBS|
|SBS Gayo Daejun||SBS||MC with L, Jung Yong-hwa, Mino, Baro, and Song Ji-hyo|
|If You Love!||HBTV||Episodes 1, 2 (Cameo)|
|2015||Idol Star Athletics Championships||MBC||
|2016||Running Man||SBS||Episode 306 (with Lee Ki-woo & Nine Muses's Kyungri )|
|Cool Kiz on The Block||KBS|
|I Can See Your Voice Season 3||Mnet|
|Saturday Night Live Korea Season 8||TVN|
|How To Eat and Live Well||SBS||
Thai Variety shows
|2009||The Woody Show||Modernine TV||Guest|
|2012||The Woody Show||Modernine TV||Guest|
|Night Society Show||Channel 3||Guest|
|2015||Yes Sir, My Boss||True4U||Episodes 7, 8 (Cameo)|
|2016||Kidzaaa Academy||CH3||Episodes 2 (Cameo)|
Chinese Variety shows
|Tonight 80's Show||Dragon TV||with Wei Da Xun|
|Music Billboard||BTV||Guest; Special Segment|
|All Star Show||Youku||Himself|
|Dream Music Charity Event||CGV||Himself|
|Happy Camp||HBS||with Wooyoung|
|C-radio idol true colors||MBC 900AM||Guest|
|2015||Youth Trainee||Zhejiang Television||with Wang Dongcheng, Shang Wenjie, and Li Quan|
|Grade One Freshman||China||
|2016||Beat the Champions||ZJTV||
|Super Girl Group||China||
Music video appearances
|2010||"The End is Coming"||8Eight|
|2010||"This Christmas"||JYP Nation|
|2011||"Touch (觸動)"||Wilber Pan|
|2011||"Push"||The ETC Band|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Category||Recipient / Nominated work||Result|
|2009||Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot Mr. Beauty Award||Himself||Won|
|Tourism Authority of Thailand||PR Ambassador||Won|
|2010||Nine Entertain Awards (Thailand)||Popular Vote||Nominated|
|MBC Entertainment Awards||Popularity Award||We Got Married with Victoria Song||Won|
|Korea Jewerly Awards||Diamond Award (with Chansung)||Himself||Won|
|2011||3rd Bugs Music Awards||OST of the Year (with Taecyeon)||"My Valentine"||Won|
|KBS Best Idol Icon Awards||Icon of the year||Himself||Nominated|
|Mnet Media Awards||Most CHARMING Boy||Won|
|MTV K’s very first Valentine King and Queen||Valentine King||Won|
|TVCF Awards||Most Popular CF Star||Nominated|
|2012||Kerd Awards (Thailand)||Kerd of the Year||Won|
|TVCF AWARDS||CF Model of The Year||Nominated|
|Top Award (Thailand)||Best Rising Film Actor||Seven Something||Nominated|
|BK Film Awards||The Eye Candy Award||Won|
|6th Nine Entertain Awards (Thailand)||Popular Award||Nominated|
|2013||STYEBIBLE.PH||International Celebrity Collab||NICHKHUN for Bench||Nominated|
|Nine Entertain Awards||Popular Award||Himself||Nominated|
|Singapore Blog Awards||Most Popular Overseas Celebrity||Nominated|
|The Goodness Idol Thailand Awards||The 9 Idols for The King||Won|
|2014||N/A||Asian's Male God||Nominated|
|2015||Microblogging Star 2014 (China)||Weibo Star||Nominated|
|K-pop Gaon Chart Award||Social Star||Nominated|
|N/A||Asian's Male God||Nominated|
|Micro-star Magazine (Chinese)||Star Scoreboard in February (Overseas)||Nominated|
|UNICEF Thailand Award||Friend of UNICEF||Won|
|Zocial Awards 2015 (Thailand)||‘Thailand Twitter Ranking’||Rank #1|
|Most Mentioned in Thailand on Twitter||Rank #2|
|2016||IME Chinese Online Media Popular Award||Thailand Headlines Person of the Year Awards||Won|
|China Weibo Awards||Male God of the Year||Won|
|VDFLY||Top Ten Handsome Asian Men||Nominated|
- It later became a six-member group with the departure of leader Jay Park
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