Sung Si-kyung

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Sung Si-kyung
Sung Si-kyung on May 30, 2014.jpg
Sung Si-kyung on May 30, 2014
Background information
Also known as 성시경 (成始璄/成詩京)
Born (1979-04-17) 17 April 1979 (age 38)
Origin South Korea
Genres Ballad
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Radio DJ, TV Host, Actor
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2000–present
Labels Jellyfish Entertainment
LOEN Entertainment
Website jelly-fish.co.kr
sungsikyung.jp
Korean name
Hangul 성시경
Hanja 成始璄/成詩京
Revised Romanization Seong Si-gyeong
McCune–Reischauer Sŏng Si(-)kyŏng

Sung Si-kyung (born April 17, 1979) is a South Korean singer, songwriter, radio DJ, host and actor.

Biography[edit]

Sung's undergraduate education (Bachelor of Arts in Sociology) took place at the Korea University, after which he received Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the same university. He has also appeared in a number of TV shows including Korean dramas (soap operas) and entertainment shows, gaining favorable response from the public. Sung enlisted for mandatory military service in 2008 and was honorably discharged in 2010. Sung's first comeback concert after the discharge attracted more than 6,000 fans from all over the country.

Music career[edit]

While at Korea University, Sung participated in an online singing competition and was awarded 1st place in the country. The winners of the song festival released a compilation album, from which his song “The Road that Leads to Me” became a major hit. Due to the popularity of the song, the compilation album sold nearly 100,000 copies, even though it was a promotional album. This helped Sung to attain stardom in November 2000.

Sung’s official debut was in 2001 when he released his first album, 처음처럼 (Like the First Time). Mainly consisting of ballads, his debut album contained three hits and made him the best newcomer singer of the year. Participating as a guest singer on You Hee-yeol’s album also contributed to his rising popularity. His second album released in 2002 was also a success, selling more than 650,000 copies. He continued to release album after album, averaging about one a year.

Sung currently has released 7 full albums - 5 are traditional ballad/pop albums, a "remake" album and a "special" album called "Try to Remember." He also released a "Best of" album in Japan which included his first Japanese title. His sixth and final pre-army was released in 2008.

in September 2011, he made his comeback to the music industry with his seventh album. The album's title song "The First Time" is a sweet and delicate ballad that was also released earlier in the year as a digital single. He decided to produce and release a regular album instead of a mini or a single to express his appreciation for his fans that had waited so long.

The album consists of 12 songs composed by singer-songwriters Yoon Sang, Kim Hyun-hhul and Kang Seung-won. It also features a duet with Lena Park and IU. Also included is the Secret Garden OST theme song, "You're My Spring".

Sung's comeback track "난 좋아" (Even Now) released on his 7th album debuted at number 5 on Billboard's Korea K-Pop Hot 100 for the week of 22 September.[1]

List of works[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards
2001
2002
2003
2005
2006
2007
2011
2012
2014
2015

Endorsements[edit]

Year Company Name Brand Name Item Co-star
2008 RED PEN 빨간펜 Education
2008 LG Company The Rhapsody in Music Mobile Phone
2012 Korea University Korea University Education
2013 Innisfree Soybean essence Cosmetic
2013 Yondangi English Application Education Ho ji Woong
2014 Bvlgari Man in Black Cologne
2015 CJ Foods 다시다 요리수 Food
2015 Kwangdong Redormin Medicine
2015 CJ Foods 비비고 왕교자 Food Soyou
2015 Jaguar XE Car
2016 Bvlgari Man Black Cologne Cologne

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2014-07-22. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  4. ^ a b "The 26th Golden Disk Awards Announces Its Nominees". Soompi. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  6. ^ "[문화대상4분기수상작 선정] 콘서트 '성시경' 뮤지컬 '위키드'". Edaily.co.kr. 2014-01-13. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 

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