Song Joong-ki

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Song Joong-ki
Song Joong-ki at Style Icon Asia 2016.jpg
Song in 2016
Born (1985-09-19) September 19, 1985 (age 36)
NationalitySouth Korean
EducationSungkyunkwan University (BBA)
OccupationActor
Years active2008–present
Agent
Spouse(s)
(m. 2017; div. 2019)
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationSong Jung-ki
McCune–ReischauerSong Chungki
Signature
Signature of Song Joong-ki.svg

Song Joong-ki (Korean송중기; born September 19, 1985) is a South Korean actor. He rose to fame in the historical coming-of-age drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) and the variety show Running Man (2010–2011) as one of the original cast members. Since then, he has played a diverse spectrum of roles in the television series The Innocent Man (2012), Descendants of the Sun (2016), Arthdal Chronicles (2019) and Vincenzo (2021), as well as the hit films A Werewolf Boy (2012), The Battleship Island (2017) and Space Sweepers (2021).

Song was Gallup Korea's Television Actor of the Year in 2012[1] and in 2017.[2] He was first included in the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2013 placing seventh,[3] and subsequently ranking second in 2017, and seventh in 2018.[4] The success of his works internationally established him as a top Hallyu star.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

The second child (or middle child) of the three siblings, Song was raised in the rural outskirts of Daejeon.[6] He competed in short track speed skating[7] and represented his home city of Daejeon at national level (he would go on to portray a national speed skater in the TV series Triple).[8][9] An injury forced him to give up the sport during his first year of high school. He excelled in his studies all through high school and scored 380 points out of 400 on his national college entrance test,[10] gaining admission to Sungkyunkwan University.[11] While in Seoul preparing for the entrance test, he was scouted on the subway by an agent but did not immediately enter the entertainment industry as he was still ambivalent about his career path,[12] and because his father had initially been against him becoming an actor.[13] He continued to study part-time after deciding to enter the entertainment industry full-time during his third year of university,[14] eventually graduating with a degree in Business Administration (minor in broadcasting) in 2012.[15][16]

Song first appeared in a TV show as a contestant on KBS's Quiz Korea, substituting for a senior who was sick.[14] Song eventually won second place. This brought him significant attention, and he became a cover model for the university magazine College.[8][9][17]

Career[edit]

2008–2011: Beginnings and breakthrough[edit]

Song made his acting debut in the 2008 period film A Frozen Flower.[18] The following year, he appeared in the couple-swapping segment "Believe in the Moment" of omnibus Five Senses of Eros and continued to take on small but notable roles in Triple and Will It Snow for Christmas?.[19]

Song as the host of Melon Music Awards in 2010

Song also became a regular host of KBS Friday music program Music Bank from 2009 to 2010.[20] He then appeared in the 2010 medical drama OB & GY,[21] and animal movie sequel Hearty Paws 2.[22]

Song's breakout role came in the fusion historical drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal where he played the role of an 18th-century Joseon-era rich, indolent playboy.[23][24] Despite stable but unspectacular ratings, the drama became a cult hit and his on-screen "bromance" with actor Yoo Ah-in was popular with viewers.[25][26] Song also joined the cast of variety program Running Man from 2010 to 2011.[27]

Song later released the book Beautiful Skin Project, a bestselling health and beauty guide for men (which was re-released in Japan in 2013).[28][29] In late 2010, he went on a bicycling tour around Sydney, which aired two episodes on TV via ELLE, an offshoot of the eponymous fashion magazine. Moreover, a TV special of the actor's trip to Japan entitled I'm Real: Song Joong-ki aired two parts in early 2011.[30] Song later became an MC for jTBC audition program Made in U.[31]

In 2011, Song starred as a jobless deadbeat in the romantic comedy Penny Pinchers.[32] His acting performance was praised by critics, declaring him a "charismatic, swoon-worthy leading man with a viable presence."[33]

Song took on the role of the young king Sejong in Deep Rooted Tree (2011).[34] Critics praised Song's performance, calling it a portrayal of a genius who "realizes the futility of power early in life" and hides in his books to cope with growing up under the rule of his tyrannical father Taejong.[35] Song received the PD Award at the 2011 SBS Drama Awards for the role.

He later narrated the six-part documentary Tears of the Antarctic for MBC program Tears of the Earth (2012), which focuses on pressing environmental issues on the planet and donated his entire salary to charity.[36][37] He reprised his role as the narrator when the series was re-edited and released in theaters as Pengi and Sommi (2012).[38][39] The Korea Times highlighted his talking baritone when addressing his narration role.[40] He later went on a fan-meeting tour called Song Joong-ki Asia Fan Meeting Tour – THRILL & LOVE, holding fan meetings in Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea.[41][42][43]

2012–2015: Leading roles and military enlistment[edit]

Song at The Innocent Man press conference in September 2012

Song described 2012 as a "phenomenal year" for his career.[44][45][46] He played the titular character in fantasy romance film A Werewolf Boy, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.[47] In preparation for his role, Song watched nature documentaries and observed stray dogs on the streets to learn how to mime and imitate the body movements of an animal.[48][49] He also repeatedly watched Tim Burton's 1990 romantic fantasy Edward Scissorhands, Matt Reeves' 2010 vampire flick Let Me In, and Gollum in The Lord of the Rings.[47] The film was screened at the Busan International Film Festival,[50] and became the most successful Korean melodrama of all time, with more than 7 million tickets sold.[44][51]

The same year, he took on his first leading drama role in television, The Innocent Man.[52][53][54] His assured and nuanced portrayal of an antihero received praise from critics and audience.[55] The drama attracted high ratings, which along with the impressive box office run of A Werewolf Boy, cemented Song's image in the press as the "savior" of the melodrama genre both on the big and small screen.[44][56] Song won Top Excellence Award (Actor) at the 20th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards,[57] 1st K-Drama Star Awards[58] and the 2012 KBS Drama Awards.[59]

In February 2013, after his contract with entertainment agency Sidus HQ expired, Song announced that he will be joining Blossom Entertainment.[60]

Prior to his enlistment for his mandatory military service, Song held a fan meeting on August 17, 2013.[61][62] He then enlisted on August 27 at the 102nd draft camp in Chuncheon.[63][64][65] He served in an infantry unit assigned to patrol and conduct reconnaissance missions along the DMZ[66][14] and was discharged on May 26, 2015.[67][68][69]

2016–present: International popularity[edit]

Song made his small screen comeback in Descendants of the Sun alongside actress Song Hye-kyo, playing a military officer.[70][71] The drama was incredibly popular in Korea with a peak viewership rating of 41.6% and in Asia, where it was viewed 2.5 billion times on iQiyi.[72][73] The drama reestablished Song as a leader of the Hallyu, and he topped popularity polls in Asia.[74][75][76]

Song with Park Geun-hye, former President of South Korea in 2016

Song was made the Korean Tourism Honorary Ambassador by the Korea Tourism Organization to actively promote Korean tourism worldwide.[77][78] He was the first actor to be invited to the nationwide live prime-time news show KBS News 9.[79] He was also listed as one of the Top 100 Future Generation of Leaders, at #34.[80] He became the face of over 30 brands in 2016 alone and was one of the recipients of Korea's "Brand of the Year" award.[81][75][82] Song won the Daesang (or "Grand Prize"), the highest award for television, at the 30th KBS Drama Awards[83] and the 5th APAN Star Awards[84] as well as the Best Actor (TV) award at the 11th Seoul International Drama Awards[85] and the 29th Korean Producer Awards for his acting performance.[86] He then embarked on a series of sold-out Asian tour spanning 10 different cities, where he met more than 60,000 fans.[87][88]

Song was then cast in the period action film The Battleship Island (2017). He stars alongside actors So Ji-sub and Hwang Jung-min and portrays a member of the Korean independence movement, who sneaks onto Hashima Island to rescue a fellow member.[89][90]

Song made his small screen comeback in the historical fantasy drama Arthdal Chronicles, which premiered on tvN in 2019. The drama was a reunion project with his Descendants of the Sun co-star Kim Ji won.[91][92][93]

In January 2020, Song left Blossom Entertainment and signed with History D&C, a newly launched talent management and content production company founded by former SidusHQ executive Hwang Ki-yong.[94][95]

In 2021, Song starred in the science fiction film Space Sweepers alongside Kim Tae-ri, directed by Jo Sung-hee, which was released exclusively on Netflix on February 5, 2021.[96] The movie debuted at No. 1 on Netflix, dominated daily top 10 rankings in 80 countries and gathered more than 26 millions household viewers during the first 28 days of its release.[97] He also starred as the titular character in the series Vincenzo, which was released on February 20, 2021 on Netflix and tvN. It became the 6th highest-rated drama in tvN history after its finale, and is currently the 9th highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history.[98]

Upcoming roles[edit]

He is set to appear in the criminal thriller film Bogota alongside Lee Hee-joon and Kwon Hae-hyo, which will be directed by Kim Seong-je.[99]

Public Image[edit]

Song has primarily been known for his "flower boy" or "pretty boy" image and elite education background, having majored business administration at one of the top universities in Korea, Sungkyunkwan University and worked as an active anchor of the campus broadcaster.[100] He was called the school's "ulzzang" (best face) and "umchina" or "mom's friend's son" (perfect son).[101] Dr. Jun Sung, author of Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption, cited Song as the embodiment of "soft masculinity."[102]

Song at The Battleship Island Presscon in 2017

Being cast in Running Man in 2010, he earned other nicknames such as "detective Joong-ki," "brainy Joong-ki" and "active/enthusiastic Joong-ki" for his eagerness and optimism in strategizing during the race missions; but often result in failure. His theme song is "Pretty Boy" by M2M.[103] In 2011, after effectively playing the younger version of King Sejong in Deep Rooted Tree that made him trend in web portals, he earned the title "good actor Song Joong-ki."[104]

Song has been hailed as "the savior of melodrama" in his home country and called "Korea's DiCaprio" after the hit drama The Innocent Man and most watched melodrama movie A Werewolf Boy in 2012.[105][106] In 2016, two years after his mandatory military service, the "Song Joong-ki Syndrome" was coined upon his portrayal of the dashing Army Captain Yoo Shi-jin in Descendants of the Sun.[107] He was made the Korea Tourism Organization's Honorary Ambassador, topped popularity polls in Asia, and became the CF King.[108][109] In China, the public safety Weibo page and the Chinese government has had to issue statements cautioning against overindulgence of the actor and the drama, citing cases of plastic surgery, domestic violence and divorce as a direct result.[110][111][112] However, Song insisted that he never wanted a meteoric rise in popularity. He said: "It's inevitable that popularity fades. That's why I must always be prepared."[113]

Former journalist Kim Young-ho said that he is more than just a Hallyu star and called him "a man of character." He stated: "He is humble, well-mannered and very polite. Even after he rose to stardom, there was no change in his demeanor and he's still humble."[114] Actor So Ji-sub described him as "a manly man without any pretense."[115] Other personalities in Korea that have been vocal of his good manners include Gummy,[116] DinDin,[117] Park Hoon,[118] Kim Jong-kook,[119] Onew,[120] Moon Chae-won,[121] Park Bo-young,[122] Jo In-sung,[123] and Lee Kwang-soo.[124] He is also known for his regular donations to several causes and participation in philanthropic acts.[125][126][127]

Song considers it his "responsibility" to be aware of his influence on fans that expanded overseas. He said: "I could have never made it to such a position without the help of many others. I think the effort and hard work of my predecessors, staff members, and fans have contributed to such a result. Thus, I do have a sense of responsibility. I want to live up to my reputation as a Korean citizen, actor, and person. I will try my best to be modest but confident at all times."[128][129] In 2017, when asked about starring in the movie The Battleship Island that shows sensitive subject of Korean-Japanese history, he expressed that it was a small expression of his beliefs.[130]

When it comes to social media accounts, before 2021 Song did not have any for he is not "tech-savvy."[128] His fancafe, established in early 2006, becomes his way to communicate with his official fandom named "Ki Aile," which means "Ki's wings." Song said the fans are like his wings for they lift him up, emotionally and financially, by voting for him and buying the products he endorses as well as watch all his movies and TV shows.[131][132]

Other ventures[edit]

Ambassadorship[edit]

In 2010, Song and Park Shin-hye were chosen as PR ambassadors for the 17th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF).[133] In 2011, Song was chosen as the PR ambassador for the Good Library Project, a talent donation campaign by the Standard Chartered that allows the public to participate in the production of audiobooks for the visually impaired.[134][135][136] In 2013, Song and Ha Ji-won were appointed as honorary ambassadors of medical tourism by South Korea's Ministry of Health and Welfare. They appeared in regional cities on behalf of Medical Korea as they promote greater international co-operation for medical technology and positive medical tourism.[137][138] In 2016, Song was chosen as the honorary ambassador and promotional model for Korean tourism under South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.[139] From 2017 to 2021, Song is titled the honorary ambassador for Incheon International Airport.[140][141]

Philanthropy[edit]

Song has been a celebrity advocate for cancer-stricken children since 2011. This was later known in early March 2016 through the announcement made by the Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation (KCLF) on their official blog. For the past 5 years, more than 10 children have received treatment secretly donated by him.[142] According to KCLF, he has participated in the "Yellow Ribbon Campaign" to raise awareness about childhood cancers. Furthermore, he has given rice wreaths from press conferences and his pay generated from narrating the documentary Tears of the Antarctic.[143] This has inspired his official fan club Ki Aile to celebrate his birthdays by donating transplant fees to help patients with leukemia and cancer.[144] Song has since made donations to KCLF every year.[145][146][147][148][149]

Song also extends support for humanitarian relief. In 2015, during his military service, he donated 100 million won to the UNICEF Korea Committee to help the children and victims of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.[150] In 2016, Song donated all of his proceeds from being featured on the May 13 episode of Hurry Up, Brother, a Chinese version of Running Man, to a Chinese charity organization.[151][152] Song has also donated a portion of his profits from the 2016 Asian Fan Meeting Tour to a foundation that helps those affected by 2008 Sichuan earthquake.[153] In addition, his revenues from Seoul and Thailand fan meetings were all donated to an unnamed charity.[154][155] Subsequently, Song donated 20 million won to the House of Sharing in Gwangju, Gyeonggi, a shelter for elderly women who were forced into being comfort women by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The actor was likely influenced while filming his movie The Battleship Island, a period action film about Korean workers under Japanese rule.[125] Later in July 2017, his fans donated to the same center.[156] In 2019, Song has donated 30 million won for the victims of wildfire in Gangwon Province.[157] In February 2020, Song has donated 100 million won for coronavirus prevention. He was contacted directly from Bogotá without notifying his agency.[158] On 26 October 2021, Song received the Presidential Commendation Award for consistently donating to Korea Leukemia Foundation for children cancer treatment since 2011, Nepalese victims of earthquake, comfort women and his other generous contributions over the years. [159]

Endorsements[edit]

Song as the endorser of Forencos in 2016

Song has had endorsement deals in nearly every industry such as healthcare, cosmetic, clothing, food, travel and tourism, telecom, electronics and retail.[160] He first appeared in a television commercial of Dunkin' Donuts in May 2008.[161] After starring in drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal in 2010, Song became the face of fashion brands EZIO[162] and TBJ,[163] casual clothing brand AD HOC with Min Hyo-rin, sports brand Le Coq Sportif with IU,[164] as well as foods Pizza Etang, a popular pizza in South Korea[165] and Ottogi Snack Ramen.[166] In the digital and technology sector, Song was chosen for the brand Xbox 360 Kinect because of his "childlike, innocent, and healthy" image that matches the new hands-free game controller and LG XNote with Shin Min-a in 2011.[167][168] Song was also appointed as the official ambassador of the skincare Tony Moly[169] and FUJIFILM polaroid for two consecutive years.[170] Subsequently, he appeared in restaurant brand Sonsoo's advertisement as a prodigy cook alongside Song Seung-heon and Yoon Sang-hyun.[171] Song was also chosen as the new model of the dairy brand Seoul Milk.[172]

Soon after starring in drama The Innocent Man and film A Werewolf Boy in 2012, Blossom Entertainment reported that Song was on his way to become the next CF King with 10 endorsement deals under his belt.[173] For two years in a row, he was the main model for the global soda brand Sprite.[174] From 2013 to 2016, he was the endorser of the water purifier brand Ruhens.[175] In February 2019, Ruhens selected Song as their endorser again.[176]

Following the release of the pan-Asian hit drama Descendants of the Sun in 2016, Song became the face of more than 30 international and local products.[177] The Korea Broadcast Advertising Promotion Corporation (KOBACO) "2016 Consumer Behavior Survey" picked Song as the best model to represent South Korean brands.[178] Some of his ad include Baskin Robbins,[179] LG Household & Health Care,[180] KT,[181] Forencos,[182] Jeju Air,[183] Hite Jinro,[184] Cuchen,[185] as well as lucrative Chinese products like Proya with Zhang Ziyi,[186] Tencent,[187] and VIVO.[188] Song also worked with Park Bo-gum as brand models for Domino's Pizza and LINE Pay Card.[189][190] In February 2017, Song was announced as the brand ambassador of the online market place "11Street" of SK Planet in Thailand. He was paired with Thai actress Mew Nittha on TV, digital, and outdoor ads on the busiest Bangkok Mass Transit System stations in Chit Lom, Siam and Phrom Pong. Cheil Tailand reported that it was a successful campaign as its Facebook page exceeded 1 million views upon its launching.[191][192] In April 2018, Song was revealed as the new endorser of Hyundai LIVART, a Korea-based lifestyle culture company. They chose Song as its advertising model only 14 years after actress Kim Nam-joo in 2004.[193]

Personal life[edit]

On July 5, 2017, Song and Descendants of the Sun co-star Song Hye-kyo announced through their respective agencies that they were engaged.[194][195][196] They married in a private ceremony on October 31, 2017 at Youngbingwan, Hotel Shilla in Seoul, amid intense media interest across Asia with his closest family and friends.[197][198][199][200] On June 26, 2019, Song Joong-ki filed for a divorce,[201][202] which was finalized in July 2019.[203]

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Song Title Hangul Notes Ref.
2011 "Enjoy A Rummy" 맛있게도 냠냠 tracks from Penny Pinchers OST [204]
"The Water is Wide"
(with Gyepi)
바다가 넓어 건널
2012 "Really" 정말 track from The Innocent Man OST [205][206]

Bibliography[edit]

Year Title Hangul Author Publisher Ref.
2010 Beautiful Skin Project 피부미남 프로젝트 Song Joong-ki, Hwang Min-young Antenna Books [28]

Fan meeting[edit]

Date City Country/Region Title Venue Ref.
September 20, 2009 Seoul South Korea First Fan Meeting Birthday Party Seoul Asian Art Hall [207]
November 25, 2011 Kobe Japan 1st Japan Fan Meeting Kobe Portopia [208]
November 27, 2011 Tokyo Sanrio Puroland
April 28, 2012 Bangkok Thailand Thrill & Love: First Asia Fan Meeting Tour Paragon Hall [209][210][211]
May 27, 2012 Singapore Singapore Singapore Shine Auditorium
June 2012 Hong Kong Hong Kong
July 22, 2012 Seoul South Korea Kyunghee University Crown Hall
August 17, 2013 Fan Meeting in Seoul Sangmyung Art Center [212][213]
April 17, 2016 5th Fan Meeting in Seoul: The Day We Meet Again Kyunghee University Pavilion [214][215]
May 7, 2016 Bangkok Thailand 2016 Asia Fan Meeting Tour Thunder Dome, Muangthong Thani [216]
May 14, 2016 Beijing China Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium [217][218]
May 21, 2016 Wuhan Wuhan Lobby, China Culture Expo Center [219]
May 27, 2016 Guangzhou Guangzhou International Sports Arena [218]
May 28, 2016 Shenzhen Shenzhen Bay Sports Center [218]
June 11, 2016 Hong Kong Hong Kong AsiaWorld–Arena [220]
June 17, 2016 Chengdu China Chengdu Sports Centre [221]
June 25, 2016 Taipei Taiwan National Taiwan University Sports Center [222]
July 16, 2016 Shanghai China Shanghai Indoor Stadium [223]
September 1, 2018 Seoul South Korea Our Day Together: 10th Anniversary Fan Meeting Kyung Hee University Peace Hall [224]
May 7, 2021 Worldwide Song Joong Ki, Live History D&C YouTube Channel [225][226]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
APAN Star Awards 2012 Top Excellence Award, Actor The Innocent Man Won [58]
2016 Grand Prize (Daesang) Descendants of the Sun Won [84]
Best Actor in a Miniseries Nominated
Best APAN Star Award Won
Best Couple Award Song Joong-ki with Song Hye-kyo
Descendants of the Sun
Won
Asia Artist Awards 2016 Grand Prize (Daesang) Descendants of the Sun Nominated
Asia Contents Awards 2021 Best Actor (TV) Vincenzo Nominated [227][228]
Asia Model Festival Awards 2011 BBF Fashionista Award Song Joong-ki Won [229]
Baeksang Arts Awards 2013 Best Actor – Film A Werewolf Boy Nominated [230]
2016 Best Actor – Television Descendants of the Sun Nominated [231][232]
Most Popular Actor (TV) Won
iQiyi Global Star Award Won
2021 Best Actor – Television Vincenzo Nominated [233]
Most Popular Actor Song Joong-ki Nominated [234]
Blue Dragon Film Awards 2010 Best New Actor Hearty Paws 2 Nominated
2021 Best Actor Space Sweepers Nominated [235]
Popular Star Award Won [236]
Brand Customer Loyalty Award 2021 Best Actor - Film Song Joong-ki Won [237]
Brand of the Year Awards 2016 Actor of the Year Song Joong-ki Won [238]
2021 Won [239]
Chunsa Film Art Awards 2021 Best Actor Space Sweepers Won [240][241]
KBS Drama Awards 2010 Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal Nominated [242]
Popularity Award Won
Best Couple Award Song Joong-ki with Yoo Ah-in
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Won
2012 Top Excellence Award, Actor The Innocent Man Won [59][243]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Nominated
Netizens' Award Won
Best Couple Award Song Joong-ki with Moon Chae-won
The Innocent Man
Won
2016 Grand Prize (Daesang) Descendants of the Sun Won [244][83]
Top Excellence Award, Actor Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a miniseries Nominated
Best Couple Song Joong-ki with Song Hye-kyo
Descendants of the Sun
Won
Asia Best Couple Won
Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards 2012 Top Excellence Award, Actor The Innocent Man Won [57]
Korea Drama Awards 2011 Best New Actor Sungkyunkwan Scandal Nominated [245]
2016 Grand Prize (Daesang) Descendants of the Sun Nominated
Korean Producer Awards 2017 Best Performer Award Descendants of the Sun Won [86]
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2013 Favorite Actor A Werewolf Boy Won [246]
SBS Drama Awards 2011 Producer's Award Deep Rooted Tree Won [247]
SBS Entertainment Awards 2010 Best Newcomer in a Variety Show Running Man Won [248]
Seoul International Drama Awards 2016 Outstanding Korean Actor Descendants of the Sun Won [85]
2021 Vincenzo Won [249][250][251]
Style Icon Asia 2010 New Style Icon (TV Actor) Song Joong-ki Won [252]
2012 Style Icon Won [253]
2016 Style Icon Won [254]

State honors[edit]

Name of the organization, year presented, and the award given
Organization Year Award Ref.
South Korea[a] 2016 Presidential Commendation [256]
Financial Services Commission[b] 2021 Presidential Commendation [258]

Listicles[edit]

Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement
Publisher Year Listicle Placement Ref.
Forbes 2012 Korea Power Celebrity 27th [259]
2013 7th [260]
2014 27th [261]
2017 2nd [262]
2018 7th [263]
Sisa Journal[c] 2016 Who Moves Korea – Most Influential People in Broadcasting and Entertainment 2nd [268]
100 Next Generation Leaders 34th [269]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Honors are given at the Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, arranged by the Korea Creative Content Agency and hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. They are awarded to those who have contributed to the arts and South Korea's pop culture.[255]
  2. ^ Honors are given at the Financial Day ceremony.[257]
  3. ^ The Sisa Journal is one of the major weekly news magazines in Korea.[264] Established in 1989,[265] its annually conducted 'Who Moves Korea' survey determines the most influential figures in the country and highlights next-generation leaders of Korea.[266] The survey is conducted on a total of 1000 experts across 10 fields, including professors, journalists, politicians, businessmen, and cultural artists.[267]

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