Shin Hye-sung

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Shin Hye-sung
Shin Hye-sung at Music Core 21.01.2017
Native name 정필교
Born Jung Pil-kyo
(1979-11-27) November 27, 1979 (age 37)
South Korea
Other names
  • Shin Hye-sung
  • Steve Jung
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts
Stage name
Hangul 신혜성
Revised Romanization Sin Hye-seong
McCune–Reischauer Sin Hye-sŏng
Birth name
Hangul 정필교
Revised Romanization Jeong Pil-gyo
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng P'il-gyo

Jung Pil-kyo (born November 27, 1979), better known by his stage name Shin Hye-sung, is a South Korean singer-songwriter. He is best known as a member of the South Korean boy group Shinhwa.


1998: Debut with Shinhwa[edit]

Shin auditioned in America through Brothers Entertainment and was the first member to be placed into Shinhwa.[citation needed] He officially debuted as part of Shinhwa on March 24, 1998 with a performance of their first single "해결사" (The Solver) on KM Music Tank. Since then, he has released thirteen Korean and one Japanese studio albums with Shinhwa.

2005: Solo career[edit]

Shin debuted as a solo artist in 2005 with the release of his solo album entitled Love of May (오월지련, 五月之戀) in 2005. This album ranked number one on the HMV pre-order sales chart in Japan in February 2005, with 180,000 copies sold. Shin released his second album, entitled The Beginning, New Days on August 8, 2007. His song, "First Person", was #1 on the K-pop Top 10 chart. His album sold 30,000 copies on its first day of release and 50,000 copies in a week.

He has since released five Korean and two Japanese studio albums.

In June 2011, after releasing his fifth Korean studio album, The Road Not Taken, Shin wrapped up a series of performances in Seoul, Busan, and Shanghai. He also hosted a special two-day, 2011 Tour in Seoul - The Road Not Taken Act II, at Kyung Hee University on September 3 and 4.[1] Then in July, he recorded a duet "I Believe," with Shunsuke Kiyokiba former member of Exile.[2]

2012–present: Shinhwa comeback[edit]

In March 2012, Shin reunited with his Shinhwa band mates for their comeback after four years, under the management of 'Shinhwa Company'. It is a joint venture agency for members to perform as a group, of which Eric and Lee Min-woo are co-CEOs and the remaining members are shareholders. The Company manages the group as a whole, whilst members' individual activities are managed by their respective agencies.[3] The group released their tenth studio album The Return on March 23, 2012,[4][5] launched their comeback concerts 2012 Shinhwa Grand Tour: The Return throughout Asia[6][7] and their first exclusive variety program Shinhwa Broadcast premiered on March 17, 2012 on cable channel JTBC.[8]

On March 25, during the encore performance of the 2012 Shinhwa Grand Tour in Seoul: The Return, Shin injured his knee. At the start of the performance of "Yo!", he was shot up on stage but did not land safely. He ruptured his cruciate ligament and severely damaged the cartilage and ligament surrounding the meniscus, requiring surgery and six months of rest. Shin had previously ruptured his cruciate ligament again, an injury previously sustained during a concert in 2001, and had corrective surgery on his left knee but the cruciate ligament in his right knee continued to suffer damage, for which he was exempt from mandatory military service. However, he has put off surgery, but has continued treatment through the end of promotional activities for Shinhwa's tenth studio album, The Return.[9] He performed by singing in a chair for their first music show comeback on March 29 on M! Countdown, where they performed "Venus" and "Hurt".[10]

In September Shin along with band-mate Lee Min-woo performed at the West Bank Music Festival in Shanghai from September 30 to October 2, as K-Pop representatives along with other international artists such as Michael Bolton in front of an audience of 100,000 people.[11][12]


  • 2005: 五.月.之.戀 (Love of May)
  • 2007: The Beginning, New Days
  • 2008: Live and Let Live
  • 2009: Keep Leaves
  • 2010: Find Voice in Song
  • 2011: The Road Not Taken
  • 2011: Embrace
  • 2012: Winter Poetry
  • 2016: Delight


  1. Shinhwa Vol. 2 "Forever With You (너의 곁에서)"
  2. Shinhwa Vol. 3 "Never Come To Me" (co-writer)
  3. Shinhwa Vol. 3 "Vortex" (co-writer)
  4. Shinhwa Vol. 3 "Wedding March"
  5. Shinhwa Vol. 4 "Hey, Come On"
  6. Shinhwa Vol. 4 "Falling in Love"
  7. Shinhwa Vol. 4 "Sure I Know"
  8. Shinhwa Vol. 4 "바램 ( I Swear)"
  9. Shinhwa Vol. 6 " You (노을)"
  10. Shinhwa Vol. 7 "Oh" (co-wrote song lyrics with Minwoo)
  11. Shinhwa Vol. 9 "Destiny of Love (흔적)"
  12. Shin Hye Sung Vol. 1 "Don't Leave" (co-writer with JPS)
  13. Shin Hye Sung Vol. 1 "Same Thought" (co-writer with Park Chang Hyun)
  14. Shin Hye Sung Vol. 1 "Punishment (벌)" (co-writer with Kim Do Hyun)
  15. Shin Hye Sung Vol. 1 "A Song For You"
  16. Shin Hye Sung Vol. 1 "After... "
  17. Shin Hye Sung & Lyn [He Said... She Said...] "Echo"
  18. Group S Fr. in Cl "I Swear" (wrote English lyrics)
  19. Group S Fr. in Cl "I Believe"
  20. S.E.S Vol. 1 "Good-Bye" (Rap by Eric)
  21. S.E.S Vol. 2 "Kiss" (Rap by Eric)

Other participation: Shinhwa Vol. 8 "Midnight Girl" (New melody arrangements for ballad version)

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2003-2007 X-Man SBS Guest
2002-2004 Beautiful Sunday SBS Guest with Shinhwa
2004 Star Golden Bell KBS Guest with Shinhwa (without Eric Mun) Chuseok Special
Vitamin Guest with Shinhwa Shinhwa Special

(Episode 64)

Happy Together Guest with Shinhwa (Season 1, Episode 151)
Come To Play MBC Guest with Shinhwa All Stars Christmas Special
Kim Yong-Man & Shin Dong-Yeop's Favorites SBS Guest with Shinhwa
Brain Survivor Guest with Shinhwa
Ya Shim Man Man Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 82-83)
2004-2005 Love Letter SBS Contestant with Shinhwa (Season 1, Episode 1-14)
2006 Heroine 6 KBS2 Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 87-88)
Infinite Challenge MBC Guest with Shinhwa Quiz Challenge with Shinhwa

(Season 4, Episode 11-12)

2007 Ya Shim Man Man SBS Guest (Episode 224)
2008 Family Outing SBS Guest (Season 1, Episode 15-16)
2009 Star Golden Bell KBS2 Guest with Andy Lee (Episode 226)
2012 Hello Counselor KBS2 Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 73)
Qualifications of Men Guest with Shinhwa
Invincible Youth Guest with Shinhwa (Season 2, Episode 20)
God of Victory MBC Guest with Shinhwa and 2pm (Episode 2)
Radio Star Guest with Shinhwa
Beatles Code Mnet Guest with Shinhwa
2012-2014 Shinhwa Broadcast JTBC Main Cast with Shinhwa (Episode 1-70)
2013 Happy Together KBS2 Guest with Shinhwa (Season 3, Episode 299)
Hello Counselor Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 123)
Cool Kiz on the Block Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 11)
Running Man SBS Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 160-161)
Barefooted Friends Guest with Lee Min-woo (Episode 27)
Live Talk Show Taxi TVN Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 292)
Saturday Night Live Korea Guest with Shinhwa (Season 4, Episode 11)
Radio Star MBC Guest with Shinhwa Shin Hye-sung as Special Host

(Episode 327)

2014 Exo 90:2014 Mnet Guest with Lee Min-woo (Episode 3)
Witch Hunt JTBC Guest
2015 Running Man SBS Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 236)
Healing Camp Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 172)
You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook KBS2 Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 264)
Invisible Man Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 8)
Hello Counselor Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 214)
Super Idol MBC Every1 Guest Judge with Lee Min-woo
2016 Hello Counselor KBS2 Guest (Episode 261)
I Can See Your Voice Mnet Guest (Season 2, Episode 12)
Weekly Idol MBC Every1 Guest with Andy Lee (Special MC) (Episode 237)
2017 Happy Together KBS2 Guest with Shinhwa "Shinhwa is Back" Special

(Season 3, Episode 481)

Weekly Idol MBC Every1 Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 286-287)
Yoo Hee-Yeol's Sketchbook KBS2 Guest with Shinhwa (Episode 349)

Music shows[edit]


Year Awards
  • Sohu Entertainment Sohu Han Yu's 2007 Awards: Annual Best Album
  • Sohu Entertainment Sohu Han Yu's 2007 Awards: Best MV
  • 2007 Model Ceremony Award: Popularity Award
  • China Top Hits Awards: "Popular Asian Singer"[14]

Music shows[edit]

Mnet M! Countdown[edit]

Year Date Song
2005 May 26 "같은 생각 (Same Thoughts)"
June 2

MBC Music Core[edit]

Year Date Song
2005 May 28 "같은 생각 (Same Thoughts)"
June 4

SBS Inkigayo[edit]

Year Date Song
2005 June 5 "같은 생각 (Same Thoughts)"
June 12
2007 September 30 "첫사람 (First person)"


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  2. ^ Choe, MinJi "Shin Hye Sung Nails Number One Spot on Taiwanese Music Chart" Mnet News. July 29, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-30
  3. ^ "Shinhwa Form Their Own Agency" Chosun Ilbo. August 3, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-05
  4. ^ 신화, 섬뜩한 뱀파이어 변신…23일 10집 발매. Nate News (in Korean). March 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  5. ^ "Shinhwa to release upcoming 10th album on March 23". 10 Asia. March 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  6. ^ Hong, Lucia (February 1, 2012). "Shinhwa releases teaser video for upcoming concert". 10 Asia. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ Suk, Monica (March 26, 2012). "CONCERT REVIEW: Shinhwa: Reborn with The Return". 10 Asia. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ Park, HyunMin (March 4, 2012). "Shinhwa to have Shinhwa Broadcast". Mnet News. CJ E&M. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ Park, HyunMin "Shin Hye Sung to Put Off Surgery to Continue with Shinhwa Promotions" CJ E&M enewsWorld. March 26, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-29
  10. ^ Park, HyunMin "Shin Hye Sung to Perform for Shinhwa’s Comeback in a Chair" CJ E&M enewsWorld. March 28, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-29
  11. ^ Park, HyunMin (September 27, 2012). "Shinhwa′s Shin Hye Sung and Lee Min Woo to Sing in Chinese Rock Festival Alongside Michael Bolton". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  12. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (September 28, 2012). "Shinhwa boys get Shanghai invite". Joongang Daily. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  13. ^ "2005 Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  14. ^,retrieved may 19 2014

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