Kang Sung-hoon (singer)

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Kang Sung-hoon
강성훈
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Background information
Also known as Hoony, Ricky Kang[citation needed]
Born (1980-02-22) February 22, 1980 (age 38)
Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1997–present
Labels
Associated acts Sechs Kies
Website http://www.19800222.com/
Korean name
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170122 Kang Sung-hoon at Yellow Note Concert
Korean name
Hangul 강성훈
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gang Seong-hun
McCune–Reischauer Kang Sŏnghun

Kang Sung-hoon (hangul:강성훈, born February 22, 1980) is a South Korean singer from the 90's South Korean boy group Sechs Kies.[1][2][3] Sung-hoon is the main vocalist of SechsKies and is referred to having the best singing voice of the group. After Sechskies had disbanded in 2000, Sung-hoon pursued a solo singing career, signed under Laful Entertainment at the time. His nickname Hoony is the title for his third album and his official fan club is called Hoony World.

Career

SechsKies

Kang Sung-hoon, who was studying abroad in Hawaii, was scouted by DSP Entertainment, along with friend Eun Ji-won in a nightclub. They were supposed to debut as a duo. However, as H.O.T. became such a big hit, DSP decided to make a six-member male idol group. But Kang Sung-hoon refused to join the six-member group. Lee Ho-yeon, the DSP CEO, persuaded Kang Sung-hoon by giving him right of veto. Accordingly, the other 4 members was selected with Kang Sung-hoon’s consent.

SechsKies debuted on April 15, 1997 on KBS Music Bank with their first single, "School Byeolgok (학원별곡)”.[4][5]

Kang Sung-hoon is the main vocalist of SechsKies. Since he was outgoing, he spoke most in the TV programs. Sechs Kies achieved great success and became an icon of the 1990s Korean idol groups. However, Sechs Kies suddenly disbanded in 2000 after finishing their fourth album promotion.[6]

Solo

After SechsKies disbanded, Sung-hoon was the second member from Sechs Kies to begin a solo career mainly on R&B and ballad. In 2001, he released first album"비상(Bee Sang)" with title song "고백(Confessions)" and most of the Sechs Kies members chorus "1년 되는 날 (1st Anniversary)".

In 2002, Sung-hoon released second album "Kang Sung Hoon Vol.2" with hit song "My Girl"and received great response. He won 2002 SBS Gayo Daejeon Popularity Award with J-Walk.

On January 22, 2007 Sung-hoon participated in a fashion show called, "Han Bok", which was to raise money to build homes for others. Sung-hoon invested in entertainment industry but has been involved in some messy legal battles for a few years. Finally, he put behind legal troubles and released a re-recording of the hit single "couple" in 2014.[7]

On June 12, 2015, Sung-hoon released 'Someone Make Me Laugh' for SBS weekend drama ‘Divorce Lawyer In Love’ OST[8]

On February 20, 2016, Sung-hoon held small Concert The Fifth Season in Seogang University, Mary Hall Grand Theatre; tickets were reportedly sold out within one minute.[9]

2016: Reunite As SechsKies

In 2016, SechsKies finally reunited after their disbandment 16 years ago in a famous Korean variety TV show called "Infinite Challenge". They held a pop-up reunion concert on 14 April, the day before the anniversary of SechsKies' debut. Although it was extremely short notice, almost 6000 fans gathered within a few hours to the stadium to see the reunion concert.[10]

On May 11, YG Entertainment officially announced that they signed a contract with SechsKies except for Ko Ji-yong.[11] Sung-hoon also signed a solo contract with YG Entertainment.[12]

On May 21 & June 25, Sung-hoon held small fan meeting with 4,000 fans to celebrated his solo debut 15th anniversary at Seoul and Busan Citizens Hall.[13]

SechsKies held a comeback concert on September 10 and 11 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena and all 22,000 tickets for the concert sold out in only 5 minutes.[14] He was revealed to have been rushed to the emergency room after the group’s concert due to an injury.[15]

On October 7, SechsKies released their new digital single "Three Words (세 단어)" after 16 years which was co-written and produced by Tablo of Epik High and Future Bounce. The single topped all 8 major music charts shortly after release, achieving all-kill status. It also ranked high in Asian music charts and global iTunes in Taiwan and is among top tracks on iTunes charts in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and others.[16]

On November 23, YG announced that SechsKies' new album will be released on December 1, 2016. The new album "2016 Re-ALBUM" contains 10 past hit songs of SechsKies that were rearranged and remastered by YG producers, and is prepared a special gift for fans.[17]

SechsKies continued the Yellow Note concert tour on December 10 in Daegu and on December 24–25 in Busan. On October 31, all SechsKies tour concert seats for December were sold out within a few minutes.

On December 16, YG announced SechsKies is to hold a "Yellow Note Final in Seoul" concert on January 21 and 22 at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium.[18] On December 22, all 13,000 tickets were sold out within three minutes.

At the end of the year, SechsKies won several awards including Click! Star Wars Awards Hall of Fame, the 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards The Kpop Contribution of The Year, the 8th Melon Music Awards Hall of Fame, the 31st Golden Disc Awards Best Male Group Performance and the 26th Seoul Music Awards Bonsang.

2017: The 20th Anniversary

On February 25, 2017 Sung-hoon celebrated his birthday party with 3,000 fans at KBS Arena Hall.

On April 19, YG announced that SechsKies' new album "The 20th Anniversary" will be released on April 28, 2017. Along with the release of the album, two title tracks will be promoted are "Sad Song" and "Be Well". The album topped the charts in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia and United States. SECHSKIES’s album also topped Mnet, Bugs, Genie and Naver Chart. All the songs in the album made it to the top 100 on the Melon chart, which is remarkable and shows that SECHSKIES has a wide fan base. SechsKies album topped Gaon Chart and Hanteo real time chart, daily chart and weekly chart. "Be Well" also topped Gaon Digital Chart, Download Chart, BGM Chart and Mobile Chart for the 1st week of May. SechsKies held consecutive wins for the title track "Be Well" on MBC Music Core in May. They also won for the #1 spot on KBS Music Bank.[19][20][21]

On May 4, SechsKies held their first fansign event after 18 years at Time Square located in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul. The venue was filled with more than 3,000 fans gathered to see them.[22]

On May 12, YG announced that SechsKies' will debuting in Japan after 20 years debut in Korea. SechsKies' album "The 20th Anniversary" Japan Edition will be released on July 19. YG announced SechsKies' will held their first Japan Fan Meeting at the Yokohama Bay Hall in Kanagawa on July 23 and at the Namba Hatch in Osaka on September 3.[23]

On May 28, Sung-hoon held small fan meeting "Back to the songs, Back to you" with 1,300 fans to celebrated his solo debut 16th anniversary at Bluesquare, Samsung Card Hall.[24]

On June 9, YG announced SechsKies' will held their first Korea Fan Meeting since their reunion at the SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium in Seoul on July 15. On June 26, all tickets were sold out within one minutes.

On August 5 & 6, Sung-hoon held fan meeting "Hoony World" with 10,500 fans at Yes24 Live Hall, Seoul.

On August 7, YG announced SechsKies is to hold "20th Anniversary Concert" on September 23 at the Gocheok Sky Dome. On August 22, all tickets were sold out within a few minutes. [25]

Discography

161020 Kang Sung-hoon at Seoul Fashion Week

Albums

Album # Album information List
1st First Album《Fly (비상(飛翔))
List
  1. 축복
  2. So Da
  3. 영원히
  4. 오직 너
  5. 1년 되는 날 (1st Anniversary)
  6. Dreamer
  7. 지난 1년 동안은...
  8. 그대만은
  9. 고백
  10. 추억
  11. 별을 수놓는 남자
  12. True Heart
  13. 변심
  14. My Love
  15. Love Is Over
  16. Greatest Gift
2nd Second Album《Kang Sung Hoon Vol.2
List
  1. Intro
  2. My Girl
  3. Miracle
  4. My Love
  5. Endless
  6. 사랑은 없다
  7. 혼자쓰는 사랑
  8. 네가 없는날 위해
  9. Lady
  10. If
  11. 회상
  12. 이미 시작된 사랑
  13. 우리의 아픔 그리고 추억
3rd Third Album《Hoony 003
List
  1. 엉덩이가 예뻐요
  2. 아껴둔 이야기(Radio Edit Ver.)
  3. 연습
  4. One More Chance
  5. 소녀의 주인
  6. 베르테르
  7. 매듭
  8. Set You Free
  9. 사랑합니다
  10. I'm Sorry
  11. 사랑증후군
  12. Be Happy
  13. 아껴둔 이야기(Full Ver.)
  14. 엉덩이가 예뻐요 (Inst.)
4th Four Album《Everlasting
List
  1. 나의 축복
  2. 아무 일도 아닌 듯
  3. 그것밖에 (Feat. 방윤희)
  4. 보이지 않는 인사 (해금 ver.)
  5. With You
  6. 끝인가요
  7. Just
  8. Blue Way
  9. 사랑할 때 겪어야 할 일들
  10. 사랑 이별 그리고..
  11. 은하수 (큰 사랑을 얻다)
  12. 보이지 않는 인사 (Accordion ver.)
  13. 보이지 않는 인사 (inst.)
  14. 그것밖에 (inst.)

Single

  • 2014: Couple (Remake)

Others

Music credits

Artist(s) Song Information
SECHSKIES
  • "The Gift She Left Behind (그녀가 남기고 간 선물)" - Com` Back
  • "Promise (약속)" - Blue Note
  • "My Love" - Live Concert
Kang Sung-hoon
  • "Our Pain And Memories (우리의 아픔 그리고 추억)" - Kang Sung Hoon Vol. 2
  • "Why (왜)" - Hoony 03
  • "I`m Sorry" - Hoony 03
Kang Sung-hoon1
  • "Secret Love (비밀)" - I Found The Way (길을 찾았네)
  • "Oh My Lord (오 나의 주)" - I Found The Way (길을 찾았네)
  • "Light Of Love (사랑의 빛)" - I Found The Way (길을 찾았네)
  • "For You" - I Found The Way (길을 찾았네)
  • "Armor (전신갑주)" - I Found The Way (길을 찾았네)
  • "Strengthen Your Feet (너의 발을 굳게하라)" - I Found The Way (길을 찾았네)
  • "The Lord's Hand (주님의 손)" - I Found The Way (길을 찾았네)

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Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
1998 Seventeen: The Movie Sanglog(상록)

Dramas

Year Network Title Character Notes
2003 MBC Nonstop Kang Sung Hoon Special Guest

Variety shows

Year Network Title
2015 EBS Real Theater (리얼극장)

Awards

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2002 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Dance Performance[26] "My Girl" Nominated
2002 SBS Gayo Daejeon Popularity Award "My Girl" Won
2003 KMTV Korean Music Awards Popularity Award[27] "아껴둔 이야기"(Precious stories) Nominated

M Countdown

Year Date Song
2002 July 3 "My Girl"

KM Music Tank

Year Date Song
2003 July 25 "Saved Story"

See also

References

  1. ^ "About the artist". Official SECHSKIES Facebook. YG. Kang Sunghun is the official English name. 
  2. ^ "SECHSKIES - '2017 NEW KIES ON THE BUSAN' MAKING TEASER (KANG SUNGHUN ver.)". YG Official SECHSKIES Youtube Channel. 
  3. ^ 젝스키스, 재결합 추진! 내년초 앨범발표. Daum (in Korean). 3 November 2006. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  4. ^ autobiography from Sechs Kies forth albums Come'Back,DSP Entertainment
  5. ^ ‘라디오스타’ 강성훈, 젝스키스 결성 비화 공개 “내가 원하는 멤버로 뽑았다” ["Radio Star" Kang Sung-hoon Reveals the Secret behind SECHSKIES formation "I picked the members I wanted"] (in Korean). SE Daily. June 2, 2016. Retrieved December 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ (in Korean)[연예가소식]인기댄스그룹 '젝스키스' 해체 발표 Sechskies announced disbandment]
  7. ^ Sechskies’ Kang Sunghun Puts Behind Legal Troubles and Announces April Comeback
  8. ^ Kang Sung Hoon Is The Last Singer For ‘Divorce Lawyer In Love’
  9. ^ Kang Sunghun Concert: The Fifth Season
  10. ^ (in English)Excited fans swarm at the surprise reunion of Sechskies on 'Infinity Challenge'!
  11. ^ (in English)Sechskies officially sign on with YG Entertainment!
  12. ^ (in English)Sechskies' Kang Sung Hun signs solo contract with YG Entertainment
  13. ^ '입덕요정' 강성훈, 솔로 데뷔 15주년 기념 앙코르 팬미팅 성료 출처
  14. ^ (in English)Sechs Kies to hold first solo concert in 16 years
  15. ^ (in English)Kang Sunghun Goes To Emergency Room For Injury After SECHSKIES Concert
  16. ^ (in English)Sechs Kies releases new single, tops charts
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-24. Retrieved 2016-11-23.  YG announced, "Rebirth of hit songs… SECHSKIES releases new album ‘Re-ALBUM’" (official announcement)
  18. ^ Hit 90's band Sechs Kies to hold concert in Seoul
  19. ^ [공식] '20주년' 젝스키스, 28일 컴백 확정..17년만에 신보 발표
  20. ^ ‘음악중심’ 젝키, 2주 연속 1위…트와이스·빅스 컴백
  21. ^ ‘뮤뱅’ 젝스키스, 방송 출연 없이도 1위…이것이 ‘젝키 파워’다
  22. ^ 젝스키스, 18년만의 팬사인회 3천명 운집..즉석 하이터치회까지
  23. ^ 젝스키스, 데뷔 20년만에 日정식데뷔…7월 19일 앨범 발표
  24. ^ 젝스키스 강성훈, 솔로 데뷔 16주년 팬미팅 성료
  25. ^ [공식젝스키스, 9월 23일 고척돔서 20주년 콘서트 개최]
  26. ^ "2002 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  27. ^ (in Korean)KMA 세븐·거미·F-iv·은지원·문희준 현재 1위[permanent dead link]
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