Ahn Chil-hyun( Hangul :안칠현; Hanja :安七炫) was born on 10 October 1979, mononymouly credited by his stage nameKangta( Hangul :강타). He is a South Korean pop , R&B singer , first known as the lead singer the boy band H.O.T. and as a solo singer since their disbandment in 2001.
H.O.T membersLee Jae Won and Kangtahad a reunion on Kangta's radio show 'Starry Night',after 17 years!
KangtaandTony An of H.O.Tmade guest appearances onMnet's 'I Can See Your Voice 4' on April 13!
Broadcast on April 3,tvN's 'Empty the Convenience Store' welcomedSF9 memberRowoon onto the show where he revealed he was the youngest member and was born in 1996.Hearing this,H.O.TmembersTony AnandKangtacommented,"That's around the time we made our debut."When asked if he remembe…
Kangta was discovered at Lotte World , a theme park, when he was only 13 years old. He debuted as a back-up dancer together with future band member Moon Hee Jun for singer Yoo Young-jin. Kangta eventually decided to become a singer with Moon Hee Jun and three others, Jang Woo Hyuk , Tony An , and Lee Jae Won to form H.O.T. in 1996.
for H.O.T.'s albums as well as for other groups and singers like NRG and Fly to the Sky . When H.O.T. disbanded in March 2001, Kangta was the first member to debut solo. He released his first solo album "Polaris", which became a huge hit; it was followed by his second album "Pinetree" in 2002. His first solo concert took place in the summer of 2003.
In 2006, Kangta was chosen as a runner up for Best Korean Singer overseas, according to Arirang International Broadcasting. A poll was issued over the internet, allowing only people outside of Korea to vote. Shinhwa's song "Once In A Lifetime" won by 60% of the vote, beating Kangta, who came in second with 20.3 percent.
Kangta received several offers and has accepted a drama offer in China . In 2004, he starred in a drama calledMagic Touch of Fatetogether with Taiwanese actors and actresses, Ruby Lin and Alec Su . Kangta portrayed the role of the evil magician Jin-Xiu
Soon afterwards, Kangta returned to Korea and released his much-awaited third album. In 2005, Kangta released "Persona", which included tracks that were very different from his previous two albums. The main single of the album, "Persona" had a similar melody to Babyface 's "The Loneliness". Kangta surprised his fans when he said he wanted to become an actor. A month later, he starred in a KBS drama,Loveholic.
. InLove In The City 2Kangta portrayed the life of a successful CEO with a dull life. In March Kangta was announced to be starring in JTBC 's 2012 dramaHappy Endingas Kim So Eun 's love interest.
which also featured Jun Jin and Lee Min-woo of Shinhwa , SG Wannabe and actor Song Seung-heon at the Osaka Dome .
Minewith rapper Yang Dong-geun . It is about the true life story of Lieutenant Lee Jong-myung, who lost his legs in a land mine explosion near the demilitarized zone, in June 2000, when he saved fellow soldier, Sul Dong-seob from the minefield.
The mini album and the music video was released September 13, 2010.
After planning for years, Kangta worked with his celebrity friends Shin Hye Sung from Shinhwa and Lee Ji Hoon to form the project group "S", standing for "Supreme". They released their first solo project album called "Fr. In. Cl." or Friends in Classic. They have won several awards since then. Their title track, "I Swear" was written, composed, and arranged by Kangta while Shin Hye Sung wrote the English lyrics.
Early 2006, Kangta collaborated with Vanness Wu of F4 from Taiwan , and formedKangta & Vanness. Their debut was in Thailand ending the ceremony for the 2006 MTV Asia Awards . They released their single "Scandal" and have been busy promoting their single all over Asia. "Scandal" was a success over Asia and a repackaged version was released in mid-July. On September 12, they held a showcase in Malaysia, Berjaya Times Square.
On Arirang TV 's talk-show "Heart to Heart", Kangta announced that he would be entering the Army in early 2008, so activities have been put on hold.
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