Artist of the Week – Haha
Real Name: Ha Dong-Hoon
Date of Birth: August 20, 1979
Physique: 175 cm, 60 kg
Education: Department of Theater and Films, Daejin University
Films: Love in Magic (2005), My Boss My Teacher (2006), Holy Daddy/ Wontak’s Angel (2006), Who Slept with her? aka Sexy Teacher (2006)
Ha Dong-Hoon, better known as Haha, made his debut in the entertainment world as a member of the hip-hop band "Jikiri" in 2001. The band proved to be unsuccessful and Haha went on the acting road. He began starring in Nonstop, a series on MBC. Later on, Haha became a multi-tasking entertainer, taking on the jobs of acting and hosting and appearing on shows such as MBC’s "Happines Co. Ltd" and "Unlimited Challange", and KBS’ weekly gayo show "Music Bank". He also starred in movies such as "Wontak’s Angel" and "My Boss, My Teacher".
Even though he found fame elsewhere, Haha did not give up on his singing dream. After two years of preparation, Haha finally made a solo debut in 2005 with the album, The Beautiful Rhyme Diary. In late 2007, Haha came back with the digital single, You are My Destiny, which has been loved by many and awarded the Mutizen Award on SBS Inky Gayo. The song, written by Korea’s top songwriting team of Cho Young-Soo and Ahn Young-Min, was No 1 for two weeks in the new "K-Chart" from KBS Music Bank. In the MV, Haha portrays a prince who falls in love with his real-life girlfriend, former weatherwoman Ahn Hye-Kyung.
The Beautiful Rhyme Diary (released Feb 19, 2002)
The Love Song, Rock the Show, Singing in the Rain, There’s No Eternity
Digital single – 너눈 내 운면 (You Are My Destiny)
Music: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Credits: Wikipedia, KBS World, Soompi’s Haha thread