Artist of the week – Cho Shin Sung / 超新星 / Supernova


★ 정윤학 [Jung Yoonhak] – Leader
DOB: December 2, 1984
Height: 180cm
Weight: 64kg
Shoe Size: 280mm
Blood Type: O
Family: Mother, father
Hobbies: Health, watching movies, snowboarding, collecting DVDs, collecting shoes, driving
Specialties: Basketball, singing, dancing, Japanese
School: Japan Aichi College (Graduated), Kyunghee University (Graduate school)
-2007 FT Island – 행복합니다 [I’m Happy] MV
-2007 Seeya – 결혼할까요 [Let’s Get Married] MV
Fancafe: [All About]

★ 김성제 [Kim Sungje]
DOB: November 17, 1986
Height: 184cm
Weight: 67kg
Blood Type: AB
Family: Parents, older brother
Religion: Christian
Favorite Color: Black, white
Hobbies: Listening to music, watching movies, riding his classic scooter, surfing the internet, sports, playing games (Starcraft), shopping
Specialties: Dancing (popping), singing
School: Seoul Art College [Currently on a break]
-SBS Truth Game ‘Find the Real Girl’ as Barbie Doll
-2006 Seeya & Brown Eyed Girls – The Day MV
-2006 Seeya & Brown Eyed Girls – 정 (情) [Sentiment] MV
-2007 FT Island – 사랑앓이 [Lovesick] MV
Fancafe: [Icarus]

★ 김광수 [Kim Gwangsu]
DOB: April 22, 1987
Height: 181cm
Weight: 68kg
Blood Type: B
Family: Mother, father, younger sister
Religion: Christian
Favorite Color: All of them
Hobbies: Rap, exercising, collecting DVDs, collecting shoes, nunchucks
Specialties: Sports (running, skiing), Pump It Up, b-boy, fencing, acting
School: Joongang University, Theatre major
-2001 Sugar – Sweet Love MV
-2004 White Angel CF
-2006 Seeya & Brown Eyed Girls – The Day MV
-2006 Seeya & Brown Eyed Girls – 정 (情) [Sentiment] MV
-2007 FT Island – 사랑앓이 [Lovesick] MV
Fancafe: [Statice]

★ 윤성모 [Yoon Sungmo]
DOB: June 6, 1987
Height: 180cm
Weight: 65kg
Hobbies: Sports (kickboxing, fencing), writing lyrics, studying Japanese, listening to music, riding his motorcycle
Specialties: Playing chess, writing, sports, singing, riding his motorcycle
School: Kyungsung University [Currently on a break]

★ 송지혁 [Song Jihyuk]
Real Name: 송헌용 [Song Heonyong]
DOB: July 13, 1987
Height: 185cm
Weight: 71kg
Blood Type: B
Family: Mother, father
Hobbies: Mountain climbing, reading, watching movies, wakeboard
Specialties: Sports, dance (tango), ski
School: Seong Gyungwan University, Performing Arts major
-2006 SG Wannabe – 그저 바라볼 수만 있어도 MV
-2007 FT Island – 사랑앓이 [Lovesick] MV
-2007 FT Island – 행복합니다 [I’m Happy] MV
-2007 Seeya – 결혼할까요 [Let’s Get Married] MV
Fancafe: [Remarkable]

★ 박건일 [Park Geonil]
DOB: November 5, 1987
Height: 187cm
Weight: 70kg
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Writing lyrics, playing sports, watching movies, listening to music, cleaning
Specialty: Rap, drawing, basketball, soccer, swimming, Taekwondo, English
School: DongGuk University [Currently on a break]
Joongbu University CF
-SBS Drama+ 똑바로살아라
-2003 KBS2 상두야 학교 가자 [Sangdoo, Let’s Go To School]
-2004 MBC 사랑을 할꺼야 [I’m Going To Love]
2005 미스터 주부퀴즈왕 [Mister Quiz King]
-2006 선데이서울 [Sunday Seoul]
-2006 Seeya – 미친 사랑의 노래 [Crazy Love Song] MV
-2007 FT Island – 사랑앓이 [Lovesick] MV
Fancafe: [Red Sun]


Our featured artiste this week is Cho Shin Sung, a new 6-member boy band from MNet Media. The same company launched F.T Island earlier this year. While F.T Island’s music is more rock-oriented, Cho Shin Sung is a pop dance group who also ventured into R&B recently.

Korea’s top songwriter and producer Cho Young Soo is in charge of this group. Their debut song was a single "Hit" in September 2007. The powerful dance track is at once moving and intense with powerful vocal performances and rapping by the members. The music video stars the guys of Cho Shin Sung and Eugene and shows off the artistes’ various talents.

In October 2007, Cho Shin Sung released their first full album "The Beautiful Stardust". The album reached top 10 in the sales chart. Besides "Hit", songs of different variety is recorded in this album. To show that they are a mutli-talented group, Cho Shin Sung chose "Goodbye" as their title song. This song is completely different from "Hit". "Goodbye" is an SG Wannabe type of R&B acoustic feel mid-tempo ballad that requires more vocal skills. The members pull it off nicely. This song also becomes the group’s first ever top-20 hit and is still rising on the chart.


Cho Shin Sung 1st single (September 2007) : Hit, Where Are You

The Beautiful Stardust (1st album, October 2007) : Goodbye, Hit, Where Are You, Romance, Once Again, Glass, Because I Couldn’t Say It, Love Hunter

Profile credits to: Alexiel
Biography and Discography credits to: edward1849