Son Dong-woon

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Son.
Son Dong-woon
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Dongwoon in 2016
Background information
Native name 손동운
Birth name Son Dong-woon
Born (1991-06-06) June 6, 1991 (age 25)
Busan, South Korea
Origin South Korea
Occupation(s) Singer
  • Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Around Us Entertainment (2016-present)
Cube Entertainment (2009-2016)
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 손동운
Revised Romanization Son Dong-un
McCune–Reischauer Son Tong'un

Son Dong-woon (Hangul손동운; born June 6, 1991), commonly known as Dongwoon, is a South Korean singer. He is a member of the boy group Highlight.


Son Dong-woon was born in Busan, South Korea, on June 6, 1991.[1] His father, Son Il-rak, is a professor at Cheongju University. Dong Woon stated in an interview and in the KBS show Win Win that he studied in Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines. Dong Woon was a trainee from JYP Entertainment for two years, and was the last member chosen to join Beast. He is the youngest of the group.

Dong Woon attended Hanyoung High School and graduated from Dongguk University on 16 February 2017. [2]



The group has released eight Korean mini-albums and various singles. Dong Woon is a vocalist of Beast.

Solo career[edit]

In December 2010, Dong Woon released a digital single album Udon together with Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung.[3] However, it is said that by the composers of ‘Udon' that the title of the song is in Japanese, hence the main three broadcasting networks confirmed that they will not be showing on television.[4]

In April 2012, Dong Woon released “In the Cloud” for Shinsadong Tiger’s 'Supermarket_another Half'.[5]

On May 22, 2015, Cube Entertainment revealed that Dong Woon will release his first solo album Kimishika on July 1 before officially beginning his Japanese debut promotions.[6]


For Son Dong-woon's works with Beast, see Beast discography.

Japanese EPs[edit]

  • Kimishika (2015)

Soundtrack appearances and solo performances[edit]

Year Duration Title Artist Album
2010 02:07 “우동” (“Udong/Udon”) Kang Minkyung and Son Dongwoon 우동
2011 03:29 “꿈을 꾼다” (“Dreaming”)> Yong Junhyung, Yang Yoseob, and Son Dongwoon 나도, 꽃! (I’m A Flower Too!)
2012 03:54 “In the Cloud” Son Dongwoon SUPER MARKET – another Half (Shinsadong Tiger Project Album)
2013 04:17 "Bye Bye Love" Yang Yoseob , Son Dongwoon and BTOB When a Man Falls in Love OST
2015 03:45 "Without You" Yoon Doojoon , Yang Yoseob and Son Dongwoon Scholar Who Walks the Night OST
2017 03:38 "Dreaming Now" Son Dongwoon Defendant OST
03:44 "Universe" Yoo Jaehwan , Yang Yoseob and Son Dongwoon Universe
03:52 "The Alchemist" Yoo Jaehwan and Son Dongwoon
03:35 "첫 이별" ("First Disturbance") Yoo Jaehwan and Son Dongwoon


Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Note
2010 MTV Beast Almighty
Idol Maid MBC
SHIN PD Variety Show SBS
Star King SBS Guest Ep. 152-153,156,160 with Beast
Countdown MBC Guest with Beast
2011 Exciting Cube TV Mnet Japan
Gag Concert KBS2 Guest with Beast
Oh My School KBS Guest Ep. 23 with Lee Gi-kwang and Yang Yo-seob
1 vs. 100 KBS2 Guest with Beast
2012 Win Win KBS2 Guest
Invincible Youth 2 Contestant
Entertainment Weekly KBS with Beast
Hello Counselor KBS with Beast, Ep. 88
Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2 KBS2 with Beast
Hello KBS with Beast
2013 Hello Counselor KBS with Beast, Ep. 138
Weekly Idol MBC with Beast, Ep. 109-110
You Hee-Yeol's Sketchbook KBS2 with Beast
2014 Burning the Beast MBC Every 1 Season 2 with Beast
I Am a Man KBS with Beast
Entertainment Weekly KBS with Beast
Hello Counselor KBS with Beast
You Hee-Yeol's Sketchbook KBS2 with Beast
2015 Running Man SBS Guest, Ep. 233
King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant, "Prince of the Sea"
World Changing Quiz Contestant
Genius Children SBS
Weekly Idol MBC Every1 Guest with Beast ,Ep. 209
Emergency Escape KBS with Yoon Doo-joon and Yang Yoseob
2016 Weekly Idol MBC Every1 Guest with Beast, Episode 257-258
Yerim All Junk's Truck tvN Guest, Ep. 9
Top Gear Korea 7 tvN Guest
Radio Star MBC Host, Ep. 494
Sing for You JTBC Guest, Ep. 1
Entertainment Weekly KBS with Beast
You Hee-Yeol's Sketchbook KBS2 with Beast
2017 Raid the Convenience Store tvN Guest, Ep. 1 with Lee Gi-kwang
Dreamstargram JTBC
Celebrity Bromance Naver Season 14 with Lee Gi-kwang
Go-다쿠 S3 Naver
Weekend in the Forest/Woods tvN
Weekly Idol MBC Every1 Guest with Highlight
Fantastic Duo 2 SBS Guest with Highlight
My Little Television MBC Guest with Highlight
Entertainment Weekly KBS Guest with Highlight

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012-2013 Catch Me If You Can Frank Abagnale Jr. Lead Role
2016 The Great Gatsby [RE:BOOT] Gatsby Lead Role

Hosting or MC programs[edit]

Date Name Network
2014 Super Idol Chart Show Mnet
2016 Music Bank KBS2


  1. ^ Mark Russell (April 29, 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  2. ^ "[TF사진관] 손동운, '동국대 졸업… 학사모를 써도 훈내 폴폴~'". The Fact. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Will 'Udon' Surpass the Popularity of 'Naengmyun'?". Newsen (in Korean). December 18, 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Kang Minkyung and Son Dongwoon's song 'Udon' won't be heard on the mainstream media networks". Star News (in Korean). December 10, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ "B2ST's Dongwoon releases "In the Cloud" for Shinsadong Tiger's 'Supermarket_another Half'". Star News (in Korean). April 23, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ "BEAST's Dongwoon to Make Solo Debut in Japan This July". Soompi. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 28, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Son Dong-woon at Wikimedia Commons