Eru (singer)

조성현

Jo Seong-hyeon( Hangul: 조성현; born July 5, 1983)better known as by his stage nameEru(Hangul: 이루), is a Korean-American singer and actor based in South Korea .He is known as " Indonesia 's Prince," given his popularity in that country.

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 Eru (singer)'s Biography

Eru entered the K-Pop scene himself during a break from Berklee.

He completed his duty within two years, and returned home on May 27, 2010.

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 Eru (singer)'s Career

Pre-debutedit

A 100-member string orchestra also participated in his debut album.

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on September 16, 2006. The first single from his 2nd album, "까만안경" ("Black Glasses") which features singer Daylight , gained significant popularity among young people and topped on- and offline charts.The song would later be showered with numerous awards, including Jukeon's song of the month (October 2006) and SBS 's Bonsang Award.The music video for "까만안경" was also popular among his fans, as it featured Kim Hyun Joong of SS501 , Lee Young Ah and Ahn Sung Ki .

The music video for "흰눈" was shot in Sapporo , Japanand featured Eru and entertainer Lee Hyun-ji . Aside from his own music videos, Eru appeared in female singer Magolpi 's debut music video "Flight Girl", where his role was as a composer, along with six other Korean artists, including Yoochun of TVXQ , Kangin , Heechul and Shindong of Super Junior , Park Joon-hyung of g.o.d , and Kim Jang-hoon .

. Eru's agency stated that the offer was quite tempting, as the movie was being directed by Sukimori Hitomi and would likely be exported overseas. However, Eru's agency also stated that Eru would reject the offer as he has yet to establish himself in Korea as an artist.

), enjoyed enormous popularity, winning SBS 's Bonsang Award.The music video for this song featured celebrities Ahn Sung-ki , Bong Tae-gyu and Park Joong-hoon . Eru also released "겨울나기" ("Wintering") and "마네킹" ("Mannequin")" as singles fromEru Returns. The star-studded music video cast for "겨울나기" included Eru, actresses Lee So-yeon and Kim Ja-ok , actor Park Sang-myun , trot singers Tae Jin-ah and Song Dae-kwan , comedians Lee Kyung-kyu and Ji Sang-ryeol , singer Kim Heung-gook, and others.

Eru has released a music video titled "White Tears," his single for his fourth album. His fourth album was released on August 23, 2010.

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 Eru (singer)'s Discography

Studio albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
Begin to Breathe
  • Released: September 5, 2005
  • Label: Jinah Production
  • Format: CD, cassette
Track list
  1. Rebirth (다시 태어나도)
  2. Sorry (미안해)
  3. Finding Lost Memories (숨은추억찾기)
  4. What Do I Do? (어떡해)
  5. Speak (말해요)
  6. The Similar Person (내가 닮은 사람)
  7. If I Could Go Back (돌아갈 수 만 있다면)
  8. Life
  9. You Don't Know (모르잖아요)
  10. Until Forever After (영원 그 다음까지)
  11. Always (내내)
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Level II
  • Released: September 28, 2006
  • Label: Eru Entertainment
  • Format: CD, cassette
Track list
  1. Black Glasses (까만안경)
  2. Come Back to Me (돌아와 내게)
  3. Not to be Late (늦지 않기를..)
  4. I'll Promise
  5. Leave (떠나가)
  6. With You
  7. Heartbreak (가슴앓이)
  8. White Snow (흰눈)
  9. Because I Love You (사랑하니까)
  10. Okkyungi (옥경이)
10
Eru Returns
  • Released: September 20, 2007
  • Label: Jinah Production
  • Format: CD, cassette
Track list
  1. Because We Are Two (둘이라서)
  2. Did you love me (사랑했나요)
  3. Wintering (겨울나기 )
  4. Love is sad talk (사랑이라는 슬픈얘기)
  5. Mannequin (마네킹)
  6. I Love You (사랑해)
  7. Disguise (가면)
  8. I'm Happy (행복합니다)
  9. She's Crying 그녀가 울어요
  10. One Word (한마디)
  11. Greetings (인사말)
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Got To Be
  • Released: August 19, 2010
  • Label: Eru Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. Time (feat. Shorry J ofMighty Mouth)
  2. 'White Tears (하얀 눈물)
  3. Confession (고백)
  4. After Being Late (늦은 후회)
  5. Love Melody (사랑 멜로디) (KBS 2TV 솔약국집 아들들 OST)
  6. Even If I Say I Love You Again (다시 사랑한다 말해도)
  7. If Only..
  8. Think About It (feat. Joohee of8Eight) (생각해봐요)
  9. I Hate You (내가 밉다)
  10. Love Me Even If We Separate (이별마저 사랑해줄게)
  11. I Believe In Love (사랑을 믿어요)
  12. White Tears (하얀 눈물) (Inst.)
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Extended plays

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
Feel Brand New
  • Released: April 24, 2011
  • Label: Eru Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. Countrified And Immature (촌스럽고 유치하게)
  2. Beautiful (feat. Sangchu ofMighty Mouth) (예뻐요)
  3. Try To Forget (잊으려고)
  4. Strong Woman (독한 여자)
  5. Countrified And Immature (촌스럽고 유치하게) (Inst.)
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Feel Brand New Part 2
  • Released: August 8, 2012
  • Label: Eru Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. I Hate You (feat.Junhyung) (미워요)
  2. Drive (feat. Shorry J of Mighty Mouth) (드라이브)
  3. Don't Say It (하지마요)
  4. Highlight (feat.Ailee) (하이라이트)
  5. So Bad
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Singles

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 Eru (singer)'s Filmography

Television series

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2017 You Are Too Much Park Hyun-sung MBC
2018 Moon Ho-seong TBA

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 Eru (singer)'s Awards

YearAward
2005
  • Mnet 20th Golden Disk Awards - Popularity Award (December 7)
  • Best Asian Artist
2006
  • Jukeon Digital Music Awards - Digital Music Award "Black Glasses" (December 22)
  • MTV 16th Seoul Music Awards - Digital Music Award (December 1)
  • MTV 16th Seoul Music Awards - Bonsang Award (December 1)
2008

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 Eru (singer)'s References

  1. "이루 소개" [Eru Profile]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved May 27, 2018. 
  2. "Eru to Join Military Next Year". KBS Global. December 26, 2007. Archived from the original on March 5, 2008. Retrieved March 14, 2008. 
  3. Sunwoo, Carla (November 29, 2012). "Eru first K-pop star on Indonesian TV". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved May 27, 2018. 
  4. Park, Si-soo (February 25, 2014). "Eru, Tae Jin-ah to represent Indonesian Embassy". The Korea Times. Retrieved May 27, 2018. 
  5. (in Korean) Sports Seoul. 이루, 미국에서의 어린 시절 (Eru, Childhood in the United States) Archived 2008-12-08 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  6. (in English) The Korea Times Soaring Higher than an Eagle, Eru. Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  7. (in Korean)Sports Hankooki.이루 음악위해 "45kg 체중 뺐다". Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  8. (in English) KBS World. Eru. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  9. (in Korean) Epg.이루 (ERU) Archived 2007-05-18 at the Wayback Machine.; retrieved March 15, 2008.
  10. (in English) KBS World.Eru Starts Military Duty Retrieved May 4, 2008
  11. (in English) Allkpop; retrieved May 29, 2010.
  12. (in Korean) Daum.이루 (ERU). Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  13. (in English) KBS World. Ballads Likely to Enjoy Popularity Archived 2007-02-20 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  14. (in Korean) MediaDaum News.이루, ‘2006 SBS 가요대전' 본상 수상 (Eru, 2006 Bonsang Award)[permanent dead link]. Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  15. (in English) Arirang TV.Eru-White Snow Archived 2008-02-19 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  16. (in Korean) Empas News.이루 ‘흰눈’ 싸이월드 가장 인기있는 ‘Song Of The Month’ 수상 (Eru 'White Snow' Cyworld Most Popular 'Song Of The Month' Award). Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  17. (in Korean) My Daily.이루 "제 노래 알아봐준 네티즌에 감사" . Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  18. (in English) KBS World. Eru Offered Big-screen Role in Japan Archived 2007-04-03 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  19. (in Korean) Miak. Music Industry Association of Korea: Album Sales For The Month Of October 2007 Archived 2009-05-18 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  20. (in English) KBS Global.The 17th Seoul Music Awards Winners Archived 2008-02-07 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  21. (in English) Arirang TV. Another dream team stars in Eru's music video! Archived 2008-03-14 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  22. (in Korean) GoNews.이루, 첫 번째 단독콘서트 (ERU 1st Concert). Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  23. FalconMusicIndonesia (16 March 2013). "Eru 이루 Ft Sule - Saranghaeyo" – via YouTube. 
  24. Cyworld
  25. "이루는 女스캔들로 태진아는 도박설로 '곤혹'". 
  26. "Choi Hee Jin claims she was forced to abort Eru's baby - allkpop.com". 
  27. "Choi Hee Jin has a warning for Eru and his father as well as their lawyer - allkpop.com". 
  28. "Songwriter Choi Hee-jin Held in Blackmail Scandal". 
  29. "K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved May 27, 2018. 
  30. "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved May 27, 2018. 
  31. "2005 K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved May 27, 2018. 
  32. "April 2007 K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. Retrieved May 27, 2018. 
  33. "December 2007 K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on January 30, 2009. Retrieved May 27, 2018. 
  34. "May 2011 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved May 27, 2018. 
  35. "August 2012 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved May 27, 2018. 
  36. "[공식입장] 이루→조성현, '사자' 캐스팅…이기우 비서로 합류". News1 (in Korean). March 30, 2018. 
  37. (in English) Arirang TV. The 20th Golden Disk Awards Archived 2009-02-03 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  38. KOFICE 2nd Asia Song Festival Archived 2011-08-16 at the Wayback Machine. 11 November 2005. Retrieved 2011-10-12
  39. (in Korean) 일간스포츠.이루 디지털 음원 인기상 (Eru Digital Popularity Award) Archived 2009-01-29 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  40. (in Korean) KBS News.제21회 골든디스크상 대상 수상 (21st Golden Disk Award)[permanent dead link]. Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  41. (in Korean) My Daily.이루, 골든디스크 디지털 최고인기 (Eru, Golden Disk Digital Popularity). Retrieved March 15, 2008.

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