Young-hu Kim

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Young-hu Kim
Born (1981-11-07) 7 November 1981 (age 37)
Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsPiano
LabelsSM Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
김영후
Revised RomanizationGim Yeong-hu
McCune–ReischauerKim Yŏng-hu

Young-hu Kim is a South Korean music producer, songwriter and software engineer. He works mainly with SM Entertainment artists,[1] and has written songs for Girls Generation,[2] Exo, TVXQ, BoA, Shinee, f(x), Super Junior, Shinhwa, and Fly to the Sky.[3]

Career[edit]

Born on November 7, 1981, in Seoul, South Korea, he started his career when he was signed to SM Entertainment as the youngest producer, signed at the age of 15.[4] His first number 1 single was Shinhwa's "I Pray For You", with work on subsequent hits including TVXQ's "Whatever They Say," Shinee's "Replay," and Girls Generation's "Oh." He is also co-founder of XP Music Publishing based in Los Angeles, with offices in Seoul and Tokyo.[5]

Discography[edit]

South Korea[edit]

  • BoA: My Prayer - 250,000 copies sold (2 platinum)
  • BoA: If You Were Here - 120,000 copies sold (platinum)
  • BoA: Girls on Top(English Version)
  • Exo: My Turn to Cry - 500,000 copies sold
  • Exo: Can't Bring Me Down - 1 Million copies sold
  • Fly to the Sky: How Many Nights, How Many Days - 200,000 copies sold (2 platinum)
  • Fly to the Sky: Magic Song - 170,000 copies sold (platinum) - Number 3 on biggest online chart
  • Fly to the Sky: My Never ending Story - 100,000 copies sold (platinum)
  • F(x): Me + U - 100,000 copies sold (platinum)
  • F(x): Goodbye Summer - 80,000 copies sold
  • F(x): Summer Lover
  • F(x): Diamond
  • Girl's Generation: Let's Talk About Love - 100,000 copies sold(platinum)
  • Girl's Girls Generation: Oh! - 300,000 copies sold (3 platinum) - number 1 on several countries. Number 1 on numerous music channels. Winner of Golden Disc Award
  • Girl's Generation: Say Yes - 400,000 copies sold (4 platinum) - won Golden Disk Awards and Seoul Music Awards
  • Isak N Jiyeon: I Dream Of You
  • S.E.S.: You Told Me
  • Shinee: Replay
  • Shinee: Love like Oxygen
  • Shinee: In my room - 150,000 copies sold(platinum)
  • Shinee: 차라리 때려 - 150,000 copies sold (platinum)
  • Shinee: Y.O.U. (Year Of Us)
  • Shinee: Runaway - 250,000 copies sold (2 platinum)
  • Shinhwa: Just 2 be with U - 400,000 copies sold (4 platinum)
  • Shinhwa: I pray 4 U - 400,000 copies sold (4 platinum) - Number 1 song on MBC Music Show, SBS Music Show and several online charts. Japanese Anime “Inuyasha” Korea Territory title song
  • Shinhwa: Soulmate - 300,000 copies sold (3 platinum)
  • Shinhwa: Hurricane - 100,000 copies sold (platinum)
  • Super Junior: Over - 100,000 copies sold (platinum)
  • Super Junior: You're my endless love - 200,000 copies sold (2 platinum)
  • Super Junior: She wants it - 300,000 copies sold (3 platinum)
  • Super Junior: Shake It Up! - 300,000 copies sold (3 platinum)
  • Super Junior: Over - 100,000 copies sold (platinum)
  • The Grace: Dancer In The Rain
  • The Grace: Catch The Shooting Star
  • Tim: Sarang Han Mankeum
  • Tim: My Destiny
  • Tim: Nae Ahn Eh Jun Jeng
  • Tim: Manual For My Heart
  • TVXQ: Whatever They Say - 300,000 copies sold (3 platinum) - Number 4 on SBS music show.
  • TVXQ: Free your mind
  • TVXQ: Beautiful Life - 300,000 copies sold (3 platinum)
  • TVXQ: 세상의단하나뿐인마음
  • TVXQ: On & On - 535,000 copies sold (5 platinum) - Number 1 album of 2006 + Winner of Golden Disc Award.
  • TVXQ: Crazy Love
  • TVXQ: 넌 나의 노래 - 600,000 copies sold (6 platinum) - Number 1 album of 2008, Winner of Golden Disc Award.
  • TVXQ: Here I stand - 300,000 copies sold (3 platinum)[6]
  • Whee Sung: Angel - 400,000 copies sold (4 platinum)

Japan[edit]

  • Girls Generation Oh! single: Oh! - 100,000 copies sold (gold) - Number One on Oricon Chart
  • Girls Generation 2nd album: Oh! - 200,000 copies sold (gold)
  • Shinee 1st single album: Replay - 110,000 copies sold (gold)
  • Shinee 1st album: Replay - 120,000 copies sold (gold)
  • Tenjochiki Piranha album: Just for one day - 100,000 copies sold (gold)
  • TVXQ 3rd album: Beautiful Life -150,000 copies sold (gold)
  • TVXQ 3rd Album: You're my miracle - 150,000 copies sold (gold)
  • TVXQ Bolero album: Wasurenaide - 150,000 copies sold (gold)
  • TVXQ 4th album: Wasurenaide - 300,000 copies sold (platinum)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Music Videos, Reality TV Shows, Celebrity News, Pop Culture - MTV".
  2. ^ "Young-Hu Kim - Credits - AllMusic".
  3. ^ "영재 작곡가? 웰컴 투 김영후 월드! - MBC 연예 스포츠".
  4. ^ "Behind the Scenes in K-pop: Interview with SM producer, Young-hu Kim". 21 February 2013.
  5. ^ http://www.koreatowndaily.com/read.php?id=20090512190359&section=local&type=fdb&ss=6
  6. ^ http://www.melon.com/cds/song/web/songdetailmain_list.htm?songId=3971085