Tei (singer)

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Tei
Tei (singer) at Operastar 2011, in Feb 2011 from acrofan.jpg
Tei in 2011.
Background information
Birth nameKim Ho-kyung
Born (1983-04-04) April 4, 1983 (age 35)
Ulsan, South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2004–present
LabelsHIS Entertainment
Associated actsHandsome People
WebsiteOfficial website
Stage name
Hangul
테이
Revised RomanizationTei
McCune–ReischauerT'ei
Birth name
Hangul
김호경
Hanja
金鎬京
Revised RomanizationGim Ho-gyeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Ho-gyŏng

Kim Ho-kyung (Hangul: 김호경; born April 4, 1983),[1] better known by his stage name Tei (Hangul: 테이), is a South Korean singer. He debuted in 2004 with the album, The First Journey.[2]

Biography[edit]

"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.[3] 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.[4] He was invited to audition at JYP Entertainment Starlight Casting System and joined JYP Entertainment after he graduated from high school.[5]

His hobbies include composing, movies, and writing.[6] Before fame intervened, Tei wanted to be an architect, and studied towards that goal at Gyeongnam University. Tei sings and plays the guitar for his underground band.[7]

In 2013, Tei finished his military service.

Career[edit]

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.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[9][10]
The First Journey
  • Released: January 6, 2004
  • Labels: Kiss Creative Group
  • Formats: CD, cassette
4
Ucupracacia
  • Released: February 1, 2005
  • Labels: Kiss Creative Group
  • Formats: CD, cassette
1
Crazy In Love (세번째 설레임)
  • Released: November 21, 2005
  • Labels: Kiss Creative Group
  • Formats: CD, cassette
7
Lover (애인)
  • Released: February 9, 2007
  • Label: Doori Star
  • Formats: CD
7
The Note
  • Released: November 13, 2008
  • Label: Doori Star
  • Formats: CD
No data* No data*
Tei (太利)
  • Released: August 16, 2010
  • Label: Doori Star
  • Formats: CD
9 N/A
*2008 data not available from the Recording Industry Association of Korea.

Radio programs[edit]

2007-2008: KBS Tei Music Island[15]

Beginning in 2015: MBC Tei's Dreaming Radio[16][needs update]

Korean drama[edit]

  • 2007: Love Is Hurt (Chinese: 坏爱情, Korean: 못된사랑) KBS drama[17]
  • 2008: Aristocrat (Chinese: 食客, Korean:식객) SBS drama[18]
  • 2009: Can Anyone Love? (Chinese: 不是谁都能爱)[19]

Awards[edit]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Tei has been nominated for three Mnet Asian Music Awards.

Year Category Work Result
2004 Best New Male Video[20] "Love Leaves Its Scent" (사랑은 향기를 남기고) Nominated
2005 Best Ballad Performance "Love... Is The Only One" (사랑은...하나다)[21] Nominated
2008 Best OST "Time Of Dreams"[22] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "테이 소개" [Tei Profile]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  2. ^ Chung, Jin-hong (2016-10-26). "Singer Tei announces new album". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  3. ^ http://baike.baidu.com/view/48400.htm,Baidu Baike
  4. ^ "Tei (테이, Korean actor, singer)". HanCinema.
  5. ^ "Singer Tei & The Handsome People To Make Comeback In July".
  6. ^ "Singer discovered on e-karaoke- Korea.net News".
  7. ^ "【Tei (金稿京)】MV_图片_新闻_资料_论坛 - 音悦Tai - 让娱乐更美好". www.yinyuetai.com.
  8. ^ "Ku Hye-sun puts on the red lipstick".
  9. ^ "K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  10. ^ "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  11. ^ "June 2004 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2006-02-17. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  12. ^ "June 2005 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2006-01-15. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  13. ^ "February 2006 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2009-05-18. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  14. ^ "March 2007 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  15. ^ "KBS GLOBAL". english.kbs.co.kr.
  16. ^ "양요섭의 꿈꾸는 라디오 by MBC on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts.
  17. ^ "함께 만드는 기쁨 SBS". SBS.
  18. ^ http://netv.sbs.co.kr/skin/skin_sbs.jsp?uccid=10001324619
  19. ^ "TV보다 더 큰 세상 iMBC". www.imbc.com.
  20. ^ "2004 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  21. ^ "2005 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
  22. ^ "2008 Mnet KM Music Festival Part1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-17.

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