Gary Kang

강희건 / Kang Hee Gun

Kang Hee-gun( Hangul : 강희건; born February 24, 1978),better known by his stage nameGary( Korean :개리, often spelled asGarie), is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and television personality. Besides a solo artist, he is also the rapper and lyricist of the former hip hop duo Leessang . Since their formation in 2002, the group has produced a total of eight albums and had several hits under their belt. In 2014, Gary made his debut as a solo artist with the mini-albumMr.Gae. Despite the album being banned by all major TV broadcast stations for its 19+ content, his songs still managed to top several charts.He and long time collaborator Jung-in later went on to form the duo, Jung In & Gary. The two released the singles "Your Scent" and "Bicycle."Aside from his own work, Gary has been featured in works by famous artists such as Psy , Baek Ji-young , Lee Hyori , Dynamic Duo , and MC Mong . He is also a former cast member of the variety showRunning Man.

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 Gary Kang's Early life

He was an amateur boxer for 10 years.

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 Gary Kang's Personal life

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 Gary Kang's Filmography

Television series

2014 Emergency Couple Cameo tvN
2015 The Girl Who Sees Smells Cameo withRunning Manmembers SBS


2008 Dachimawa Lee Cameo
2014 Wonderful Radio Cameo

Variety shows

2010–2017 Running Man SBS Cast member (ep. 1-324)
Guest (ep. 325, 336)

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 Gary Kang's Discography




  • "Your Scent" (사람냄새) withJung-in(May 27, 2014)
  • "Bicycle" (자전거) withJung-in(September 1, 2014)
  • "Lonely Night" (또 하루) withGaeko(December 31, 2015)
  • "Mei Guan Xi (It's Okay)" ( 沒關係) (May 14, 2016)
  • "Worry" (고민) (October 11, 2017)


2002 Brown Eyes I Wanna Fall in Love With You
2004 Kim Bum-soo About Eternity
2005 BMK Rainbow
Dynamic Duo It's Alright
Eun Jiwon Gotta Go
2006 Jang Hye-jin Firework
2009 Fly to the Sky Hide and Seek
2010 Lee Hyori Swing
Kim Jong-kook Come Back to Me
Dynamic Duo Keep The Change
2011 Primary Happy Ending
2012 Miryo Party Rock
Baek Ji-young Voice
C-Luv,Crush Where Do You Wanna Go?
Kim Jong-kook Words I Want to Say to You
Haha, Taw Love
2013 Jung-in Let's Walk a Little
2014 MC Mong Broken Fan
2015 Youngjun Thinking of You
2016 Park Myung-ho Bed Room
San E Like An Airplane

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 Gary Kang's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2002Mnet Music Video Festival Hip-Hop Artist of the YearLeessangWon
2003 Hip-Hop Artist of the YearNominated
2005 Korean Music Awards Hip-Hop Song of the YearNominated
2007Mnet/KM Music Awards Hip-Hop Song of the YearNominated
Music Video of the YearNominated
Song of the YearNominated
2007Cyworld Digital Music Awards Song of the MonthWon
2009 Best Collaboration of the YearWon
MIAK Golden Disc Awards Hip-Hop Artist of the YearNominated
Album of the YearNominated
Mnet Asian Music Awards Music Video of the YearNominated
Hip-Hop Artist of the YearWon
2010 4th SBS Entertainment Award Variety New Star Award Running ManWon
Cyworld Digital Music Awards BonsangLeessangWon
Cyworld Digital Music Awards Best Collaboration of the YearWon
2011 MelOn Music Awards Top 10 ArtistsWon
Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Rap PerformanceWon
2012 5th SBS Entertainment Award Excellence Award in VarietyRunning ManWon
2013 NATE Awards Best Couple with Song Ji-hyoWon
7th SBS Entertainment Awards Best Couple Award with Song Ji-hyoNominated
7th SBS Entertainment Awards Viewer's Most Popular Award (with Running Man members )Won
Melon Music Awards Rap/Hip-Hop AwardLeessang– "Tears"
( Korean :눈물)
MelOn Music Awards Song of the YearNominated
2014Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Rap Performance "Shower Later"Nominated
Best Collaboration with Jung-in "Your Scent"Nominated
Singapore Entertainment Awards Nominated
2nd Annual DramaFever Awards Best Kiss with Song Ji-hyoRunning ManWon
Best Couple Not Meant To Be with Song Ji-hyoNominated
2015 2014 Youku Night Awards Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards "Get Some Air"
( Korean :바람이나 좀 쐐)
9th SBS Entertainment Awards Running ManWon
2016Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Rap Performance"Lonely Night"Nominated
UnionPay Song of the YearNominated

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 Gary Kang's Music Programs

Show! Music Coreedit

2014 June 7 Your Scent


2016 January 10 Lonely Night

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 Gary Kang's References

  1. "Kang Gary / 개리". DramaFever. Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  2. 리쌍 개리 "뒤풀이! 독수리 오남매"(in Korean). 이투데이. November 8, 2011. 
  3. "Gary's "Shower Later" Ranks 1st on Music Charts Even Without TV Promotion". KpopStarz. January 21, 2014. 
  4. "Gary and Jung In achieve an all-kill with the release of collaborative digital single 'Your Scent'". AllKpop. May 27, 2014. 
  5. "Leessang's Gary and Jung In collaborate again with 'Bicycle'". AllKpop. August 31, 2014. 
  6. "Running Man Official SBS website" (in Korean). July 11, 2010. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  7. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. "LeeSsang's Gary Was Supposed to Be a H.O.T. member?". mwave. May 23, 2012. 
  9. Ji Sung-hee (August 5, 2011). "개리 과거사진,아마추어 복싱선수?…'날렵한데'". OSEN (in Korean). JoongAng Ilbo. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 
  10. "개리 권투 실력, 경호학과 나온 '10년차 복서'... "연예인 누구누구 이겼지?"". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). October 14, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 
  11. '리쌍' 개리 예능감 뽐내...'입담마다 웃음 터져' : 네이버 뉴스(in Korean). September 29, 2009. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  12. 힙합 듀오 리쌍 6집 음반 ‘헥새거늘’ 발표... 신곡 가요프로 1위 돌풍-국민일보 쿠키뉴스(in Korean). October 21, 2009. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  13. "[INTERVIEW] LeeSSang member Gary". editorial). September 9, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  14. [스타백과사전2.0] 리쌍, 사람 마음을 쥐락펴락 ‘진정한 광대(in Korean). May 25, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  15. "Leessang's 7th album, 'AsuRA BalBalTa', achieves a perfect all-kill". August 24, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  16. "Latest K-pop news, Korean drama & movie – enewsworld". May 25, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  17. "Gary Reveals Jacket Photo and Album Name for His First Solo Project". January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  18. '19금 티저' 내건 개리 '조금이따샤워해', 8개 차트 1위 '대박'(in Korean). January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  19. "Gary and Jung In achieve an all-kill with the release of collaborative digital single 'Your Scent'". May 27, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  20. "Gaon Chart releases Yearly Album, Digital Ranking, Download, and Streaming Charts for 2014". AllKpop. January 13, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  21. "Leessang's Gary and Jung In to return with new duet 'Bicycle'". AllKpop. August 27, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  22. "Gary To Leave "Running Man" After 6 Years". soompi. soompi. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  24. "[Breaking] Gary of Leessang announces marriage!". 
  25. "Gary and wife welcome their first baby!". 
  26. "KBS WORLD Radio". Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  27. Singapore E-Awards 2014 / 《新加坡e乐大赏》. (April 9, 2014). Retrieved on 2015-10-14.
  28. Singapore Entertainment Awards 2014 Winners.
  29. EXO, GOT7, and Kang Gary win awards at "2014 Youku Night" – Koreaboo. Retrieved on October 14, 2015.
  30. "Nominees for Best Rap Performance Category". CJ E&M Mwave. Archived from the original on October 31, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  31. "Voting page for all categories (see category #17 in page 5 for relevant information)". CJ E&M Mwave. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  32. 정유진 (December 31, 2015). [포토엔]런닝맨 팀 등장에 코엑스가 들썩~(SBS연예대상2015). Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved January 3, 2016. 

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