Artist Of The Week – Kim Jong Kook

2010-03-01 20:02:57 2010-11-24 12:01:31

PROFILE:

Name:
Kim
Jong Kook (김종국)

Birth Date:
April
25, 1977

Family: Parents, 1 Older
Brother, Jong Kook

Education: Han Se University, Dan
Kook University Postgraduate

Hobby/Interest:
Sports
(Weights, Soccer, Boxing), Soccer Game

Blood
Type: A
Religion:
Buddhism
Management
Company: 101 Entertainment
Official
Website: Kim Jong Kook’s
Official Website

BIOGRAPHY:

Kim
Jong Kook first debuted in September 1995 as part of the dance duo
TURBO. TURBO was well received and were quite popular in the 1990s with
hit songs such as “Black Cat”, “Hwesang (December)”, and many other
dance songs. TURBO disbanded in 2001 and soon after that Kim Jong Kook
turned solo.

He officially debuted as a solo singer with his
first solo album released in December 2001. However, it wasn’t until his
second solo album with the song “Han Namja / One Man” in 2004 that Kim
Jong Kook became a household name in K-pop. He followed up his hit 2nd
album with an even bigger hit. His 3rd album with title songs “Walking
In One Spot” and “Loveable” earned huge success resulting in Kim Jong
Kook sweeping the 3 Daesang (top year end music awards) from all 3 major
TV stations. This achievement is a special one as this is only the
second time since Jo Yong Phil did so in the 1980s that an artist swept
all 3 awards of the major TV stations. In March 2006 Kim Jong Kook
received his military service enlistment letter at the height of his
popularity and career. He quickly finished up all recording for his 4th
album and managed to release it in April 2006. Despite him not being
able to do any promotion at all, the album sold well. After more than 2
years of absence Kim Jong Kook came back to the music world with his 5th
album in October 2008 and regained his spot as one of the top male
singers in K-pop.

Earlier this year in January 2010 Kim Jong Kook
released his 6th solo album called “Eleventh Story”. “Eleventh Story”
symbolizes the 11 albums that he has released so far (5 TURBO albums and
6 solo albums). He is currently actively doing promotion for the title
song “This Is The Person.”

Besides being just a singer, Kim Jong
Kook was also active in variety shows. He was a regular guest/permanent
members of SBS X-Man (2004-2006), KBS Shootdori (2006), and SBS Family
Outing Season 1 (2008-2010).

Discography:

Solo
Albums
:

01/27/2010 — 6th album Eleventh
Story

MV
잘해 주지 마요 (Jalhae Jooji Mayo / Don’t Be Good To Me)

MV 이
사람이다 (I Saramida / This Is The Person)

MV 못
잊어 (Mot Ijeo / Can’t Forget)

10/22/2008 — 5th album Here I Am

MV
어제보다 오늘 더 (Oje Boda Oneul Deo / Today More Than Yesterday)

MV
고맙다 (Gomapda / Thank You)

04/13/2006 — 4th album Kim Jong
Kook’s Fourth Letter

MV
편지 (Phyonji / Letter)

MV
사랑한다는 말 (Saranghandaneun Mal / Saying I Love You)

MV
꿈을 향해 (Kkumeul Hyanghae / Towards A Dream)

MV
사랑이에요 (Sarangieyo / It’s Love)

07/01/2005 — 3rd album This Is Me

MV
제자리걸음 (Jejarigoreum / Walking In One Spot)

MV
사랑스러워 (Sarangseurowo / Loveable)

MV
별, 바람, 햇살 그리고 사랑 (Byul,Param,Haessal Keurigo Sarang / Star,Wind,Sunlight
and Love)

06/18/2004 — 2nd album Evolution

MV
한 남자 (Han Namja / One Man)

MV
중독 (Joongdok / Intoxication)

12/13/2001 — 1st album Renaissance

MV행복하길 (Haengbok Hagil / Wishing You Happiness)

Digital Singles:

04/13/2009 — Kim Jong Kook
Trot Digital Single

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0uD7vinYD0

03/05/2009 — Kim Jong Kook
Digital Single

행복병
(Haengbok Pyeong / Happy Virus)

11/23/2007 — Turbo & Kim
Jong Kook Digital Mini Album “2007 Hwesang (Recollection)”

01/04/2008 — Turbo & Kim
Jong Kook Digital Mini Album “2007 Hwesang (Recollection) part 2”

01/04/2008 — Turbo & Kim
Jong Kook Digital Mini Album “2007 Hwesang (Recollection) part 2”

Others:

6/22/2004
— featured in Kim Jang Hoon’s digital single “Highway Romance” Listen
12/24/2004
— participated in a various artist recording of “When That Day Comes” Streaming

12/01/2005 — Big 4 Voices of
My Dream Digital Single “Untouchable” with SG Wannabe and M To M

MV
Untouchable

11/15/2006 — S.101 Digital
Single “I’ll Follow You (ParamMan ParamMan)” with SG Wannabe

MV
바람만바람만 (Paramman Paramman / I’ll Follow You)

SOOMPI
official thread: https://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=359

Watch more of his performances

*special thanks to o-cha, the topic creator of Kim Jong Kook’s soompi topic, for writing this week’s Artist Of The Week.