Kim Jong Kook

김종국,金鐘國

Kim Jong Kook(born April 25, 1976) is a South Korean singer and TV personality. He was initially part of the Korean duo Turbo , later pursuing a successful career as a solo artist. Apart from being a 3 Daesang Award Winner Singer, he also participates actively in many variety shows including Running Man and Family Outing .

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 Kim Jong Kook's Biography

.In addition, his muscular body is often considered one of the best in K-pop , due to constant weight training.

making it one of the year's best-selling albums in Korea. He capped off that year by sweeping the 3 Daesang from all 3 major TV stations. In doing so, he became only the second artist ever to accomplish this feat since Jo Yong Phil in the 1980s. The lead single from the album, "Lovable", topped many charts. It was also included in Pump It Up and Audition Online .

On January 21, 2006, Kim Jong Kook, Jeon Hye Bin , and Im Tae Kyung participated in Thuy Nga 's Paris by Night 81 Vietnamese concert in California . Kim Jong Kook performed "To Her Man".

His fifth studio album was released on October 22, 2008 as "Here I am" with the featuring song as "Today More than Yesterday" and "Thank you." Proving the "tradition" of not being able to rise once again after military service false, Kim Jong Kook made a successful comeback, making one album, one digital single [Happy Virus] and one trot [Ddajo].

Kim also returned to television, becoming a permanent member of variety showFamily Outing, part of SBS 'sGood Sundaylineup and earning popularity, especially with the love scandals between Lee Hyori and Park Ye Jin. Kim Jong Kook's Hoolala CF with Kim Sooro was released on July 2009. He has also posed for many advertisement for clothing. His sixth album was released on January 27, and a preview of the album was released with the song "Don't Be Good to Me." However the title song for the album is titled "This is the Person". The music video for the song included Park Ye Jin who is famous for the "Family Outing Scandal" between Kim Jong Kook, Lee Hyori and Park Ye Jin. His sixth album is titled "The Eleventh Story" because in his music career, he has so far released 11 albums. It included 3 MV. Right now, he is a regular on SBS 'sRunning Man.

On August 27, 2010 Kim Jong Kook received a lumbar microdiscectomy back disk surgery at Seoul’s Kwan Ahk Goo Chung Ryong Dong Kangnam Choice hospital. Kim Jong Kook’s management company, 101 Entertainment, stated, “Kim Jong Kook carried on with his daily activities without knowing that he had a ruptured disk. He did feel pain, but didn’t think much of it, and he endured his condition with painkillers while filming SBS Running Man.

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 Kim Jong Kook's Discography

Solo Albums

YearAlbum InformationTracklisting
2001 Volume 1 - Renaissance
2004 Volume 2 - Evolution
  • Released: June 18, 2004
  • Label:CJ Music
  • Language: Korean
2005 Volume 3 - This Is Me
  • Released: July 1, 2005
  • Label:CJ Music
  • Language: Korean
  • Sales: 350,000+
2006 Volume 4 - Kim Jong Kook's Fourth Letter
  • Released: April 13, 2006
  • Label:CJ Music
  • Language: Korean
  • Sales: 100,000+
2008 Volume 5 - Here I am
  • Released: October 22, 2008
  • Label:Mnet Music
  • Language: Korean
2010 Volume 6 - Eleventh Story
Kim Jong Kook Remake Album 'Song'
2012 Volume 7 - Journey Home

Group Albums (Turbo)

YearAlbum InformationTracklisting
1995 280 km/h Speed
  • Released: September 6, 1995
  • Label:
  • Language:Korean
1996 New Sensation
  • Released: August 14, 1996
  • Label:
  • Language: Korean
  • Sales: 800,000+
X-Mas Dance Party Mix with Turbo
  • Released: November 29, 1996
  • Label:
  • Language: Korean
1997 Turbo Summer Remix
  • Released: June 24, 1997
  • Label:
  • Language: Korean
Born Again
  • Released: October 22, 1997
  • Label:
  • Language: Korean
1998 Perfect Love
  • Released: October 17, 1998
  • Label:
  • Language: Korean
1999 Millennium Turbo Dance Megamix
  • Released: July 15, 1999
  • Label:
  • Language: Korean
2000 E-Mail My Heart
  • Released: January 27, 2000
  • Label:
  • Language: Korean
2001 History
  • Released: June 19, 2001
  • Label:
  • Language: Korean

Digital singles

  • December 1, 2005: Big4 Of Voices In My Dream (Kim Jong Kook, SG Wannabe, Vibe and M to M): 바람과 함께 사라지다 (Gone With The Wind)
  • December 11, 2006: Kim Jong Kook and SG Wannabe: 바람만 바람만 (Only Wind, Only Wind)
  • December 2005: Kim Jong Kook and Mikey: 스키장에서 (White Love)
  • November 23, 2007: Turbo & Kim Jong Kook Digital Mini Album "2007 Hwesang (Recollection)" (part1)
  • January 4, 2008: Turbo & Kim Jong Kook Digital Mini Album "2007 Hwesang (Recollection) " (part2)
  • March 5, 2009: Kim Jong Kook ft.Shorry J(MM): 행복병 (Happy Virus)
  • April 13, 2009: Kim Jong Kook: 따줘 (Give To Me)

Others

  • April 23, 2004: special appearance in "나가 남자이기 때문에" (Because I'm Still A Guy) (MC Mong's first album)
  • June 22, 2004: 김장훈 - 二色英雄新聞
    • Track 3 - 고속도로 로망스
  • December 24, 2004: 통일염원 Special Album 사랑 (Love)
    • Track 1 - 그날이 오면 (When That Day Comes)
  • November 15, 2006: S.101 Digital Single "I'll Follow You (ParamMan ParamMan)" (ft.SG Wannabe)
  • June 8, 2009: Family Outing - 패밀리의 하루
    • Track 1 - 패밀리의 하루
  • November 16, 2010:Soya- 매일매일 사랑해 (I Love You Everyday)
    • Track 1 - 매일매일 사랑해 (I Love You Everyday)
  • June 23, 2011: Mikey - All For You
    • Track 1 - All for You

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 Kim Jong Kook's Filmography

Television

  • 2004:SBS's Banjun Drama, (special appearance)
  • 2004:MBC's Special TV Story
  • 2005: Old Miss Diary (special appearance)
  • 2005 to 2006:KBS's 슟돌이 Shootdori (coach)
  • 2008: Kim Jung Eun's Chocolate [080903]
  • 2008: KBS2TV Immortal Musical Classics [080907]
  • 2008: Happy Together [081106]
  • 2008: KBS2 Star Golden Bell [081202]
  • 2008: MBC Golden Fishery [081203]
  • 2010: KBS2 Yoo Heeyeol’s Sketchbook [100129]
  • 2010: Kim Jung Eun's Chocolate [100206] & [101010]
  • 2010: Happy Together [100211]
  • 2010: KBS2 Star Golden Bell [100312]
  • 2011: KBS 2TV ‘Yoo Heeyeol’s Sketch Book’ [110715] (ft. Mikey)

Variety Shows

Film

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 Kim Jong Kook's Awards

YearAward
1995–1998
  • KBS 가요대상 ( KBS Music Awards )
  • SBS 가요대전 (SBS Music Awards)
  • MBC 가요대전 (MBC Music Awards)
  • Seoul Music Awards
2004
  • KBS 가요대상 (KBS Music Awards) 본상
  • SBS 가요대전 (SBS Music Awards) 본상
  • MBC 10대 가수가요제 (MBC Best 10 Music Awards) 본상
  • 서울가요대상 (Seoul Music Awards) 본상
  • Golden Disk Awards : Popularity Awards
2005
  • MBC 가요대제전 (MBC Music Awards) 최고인기가수상 (Most Popular)
  • KBS 가요대상 (KBS Music Awards) 대상 (Best Artist)
  • SBS 가요대전 (SBS Music Awards) 대상 (Best Artist)
  • KBS 연예대상 (KBS Entertainment Awards) Best Entertainer
  • Golden Disk Awards : Bonsang Award
  • MNET Best Male Solo Artist
  • Korean Entertainer Awards Ballad Award
2008
  • BBF Popular Singer Award
2009
  • Seoul Music Awards : Bonsang Award
2010
  • SBS Entertainment Awards - Best TV Star Award
2011

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 Kim Jong Kook's References

  1. "Kim Jongkook to make a comeback to the music scene"
  2. "Xman 46 - EP 102"
  3. "Kim Jong Kook is Looking Good"
  4. "Kim Jong Kook and Yoon Eun Hye - XMan Story"
  5. April 2006 Album Sales. Music Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved April 2, 2009.
  6. September 2006 Album Sales. Music Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved April 2, 2009.
  7. [MD동영상]소집해제 김종국,"원더걸스와 소녀시대 반가워요~". MyDaily. Retrieved May 23, 2008.
  8. [Winners from the 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards. AllKpop. Retrieved December 30, 2011.
  9. [Kim Jong Kook – Journey Home Album Tracklist KPOPLYRICS. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  10. [Kim Jong Kook releases “Men Are All Like That” MV + ‘Journey Home’ album AllKpop. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  11. Lee, Nancy "Yoo Jae Suk Wins Big, Winners from 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards" CJ E&M enewsWorld. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-14

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