|Birth name||Kim Ho-kyung|
April 4, 1983 |
Ulsan, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Gim Ho-gyeong|
Kim Ho-kyung (Chinese: 金稿京, Korean: 테이; born April 4, 1983), better known by his stage name Tei, is a South Korean singer. Originally discovered by a record company's karaoke website, he gained popularity and fame in South Korea as a TV presenter, promotional model, and actor. Tei is best known for his debut song, "Love Is a Fragrance".
"Tei": the name consists of "Te" and "i"; "Te" is a French character meaning "you". Tei, is meant as a wish for people to get closer through music. Born in South Korea, Tei's performance on stage in his high school was recorded and uploaded to a popular Korean website where he won a prize. He was invited to audition at JYP Entertainment Starlight Casting System and joined JYP Entertainment after he graduated from high school. Hobbies include composing, movies, and writing. Before fame intervened, Tei wanted to be an architect, and studied towards that goal at Gyeongnam University. Tei is a multi-talented person. He is the singer for his underground band and the guitarist as well. In 2013, Tei finished his military service.
While in high school, he led weekly performances with his underground band. Due to his singing abilities he became known as the Mr. Big in school. When he was ready to go to university, his composing talent and attractive vocal became known to a famous record company, JYP Entertainment, a company with strong market share and mature operations. With the opportunity allowed him by his association with the record company, Tei was turned into a trainee and debuted after a three trainee career.
§ 2015- current MBC "Tei's Dreaming Radio" 
•January 5, 2004. The First Journey.The first album.
•February 1, 2005.UcuPraCacia.The second album.
•November 21, 2005.A Third Opinion.The third album.
•February 9, 2007.Lover.The fourth album.
•September 9, 2009.The Shine.The fifth album.
•August 3, 2010. Tei.The sixth album.
|2004||Best New Male Video||"Love Leaves Its Scent" (사랑은 향기를 남기고)||Nominated|
|2005||Best Ballad Performance||"Love... Is The Only One" (사랑은...하나다)||Nominated|
|2008||Best OST||"Time Of Dreams"||Nominated|
- http://baike.baidu.com/view/48400.htm,Baidu Baike
- Singer discovered on e-karaoke| Korea.net News
- "2004 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
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- "2008 Mnet KM Music Festival Part1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-17.