Ken (singer)

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Lee Jae-hwan( Hangul : 이재환born April 6, 1992),better known by his stage nameKen( Hangul : ), is a South Korean singer and actor, signed under Jellyfish Entertainment . He is one of the members in the South Korean boy group VIXX and has been widely praised for his unique, soulful, and husky vocal tone.Ken began his acting career in 2014 in MBC Every 1 's comedy dramaBoarding House No. 24as Lee Jaehwan.

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 Ken (singer)'s Early life

prior to debuting with VIXX .

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 Ken (singer)'s Career

2012–2013: Debut with VIXX and OSTsedit

on May 24, 2012on M! Countdown .

).He was also featured with J'Kyun on the song "Ponytail".

The Heirsalongside his group members.

2014–2015: Acting debut,Gapand musical theatre debutedit

with the song "My Girl".

Boarding House No. 24as Lee Jaehwan.

He also appeared in Chinese singer Lu Yu's music video "The Fourth Dimension Love" as a former boyfriend. A big fan of VIXX, the singer had personally offered the role to Ken who accepted.

2016–Present:Moorim School OST,Over Sleep, Duet Song Festival, Musicalsedit

On December 22, 2016, Ken contributed toThe Legend of the Blue Seasoundtrack with the song "Fool" ( Hangul : 바보야).

From April to May 2016, he was invited to Duet Song Festival to showcase his vocal abilities with his partner Choi Sang Yeob. They were wanted by the audience so many times for almost winning episodes which allowed him to appear in more than one episode. They finally won on episode 6 with That's Only My World (그것만이 내 세상). Finally, returned on August 2016 for the "King of Kings" special for episode 16 and 17.

In 2017, Ken was cast in 3 musicals in this year as Tsukasa Domyouji in Boys Over Flowers the Musical, Hamlet as Hamlet, and Frederick Barrett in the Titanic the Musical.

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 Ken (singer)'s Discography

Songs

TitleYearPeak chart positionSalesAlbum
Collaborations
"Ponytail"(withJ'Kyun) 2013 93
  • KOR(DL): 21,644+
Non-album singles
"Gap"(withHaniofEXID) 2015 25
  • KOR(DL): 92,982+
2016 N/A
"Rose"(withRaviofVIXX) 2017 R.EAL1ZE
Original soundtracks
"In The Name of Love"(사랑이라는 이름으로) 2013 72
  • KOR(DL): 29,986+
The Heirs OST Part 3
"My Girl" 2014 73
  • KOR(DL): 23,205+
Fated to Love You OST Part 5
"When I See You"(그댈 보면)2016N/A Moorim School OST Part. 4
"Fool"(바보야) 78
  • : 44,708+
The Legend of The Blue Sea OST Part.7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Notes

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 Ken (singer)'s Filmography

Television dramas

YearTitleRoleNetworkNotes
2014 Boarding House No. 24 Lee Jaehwan MBC Every 1 Main cast
2016 Entertainer The Show Special MC SBS Cameo

TV Appearance & Variety Shows

YearTitleNetworkNotes
2015 100 People, 100 Songs JTBC
King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant as "Cracked Egg and Noodles" (Episode 11-12)
2016 Duet Song Festival MBC Contestant with Choi Sang Yeob (Episode 3-7 & 16-17)

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 Ken (singer)'s Musicals

YearTitleRoleNotes
2015 Chess Anatoly Sergievsky Main role, Korean Version
2015-16 Cinderella Prince Christopher Main role, Korean Version
2017 Boys Over Flowers The Musical Tsukasa Domyouji
Hamlet Hamlet Main role, Korean Version
Titanic Frederick Barrett Lead role, Korean Version

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 Ken (singer)'s References

  1. Ken Official Profile
  2. "My Dear VIXX" (in Korean). CECI Magazine. Jan 2014. 
  3. "VIXX's Ken and Leo receive praise from Sung Shi Kyung and Park Hyo Shin". Allkpop. 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  4. "Another contestant reveals his idol identity on "King of Masked Singer"". Koreaboo. 2015-06-21. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  5. "VIXX's Ken Blows the Audience Away with His Singing on "The Last Song"". Soompi. 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  6. "VIXX's Ken Attempts His First Acting Role for ′Boarding House No.24′". Mwave. 2014-08-13. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  7. "[My Name is]빅스(3) 켄텐아시아 | 텐아시아". 10Asia (in Korean). 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  8. "VIXX to watch the last episode of 'Mydol' with their fans at a movie theater". allkpop. 31 May 2012. 
  9. "Upcoming group VIXX releases 3rd video teaser for "Super Hero"". allkpop. 20 May 2012. 
  10. "VIXX to share download links for their music and teasers on Twitter". allkpop. 20 May 2012. 
  11. "Finalists from 'Mydol' reveal official group name, Vixx". allkpop. 10 May 2012. 
  12. "'Heirs' releases 3 OST songs from 2AM's Changmin, VIXX's Ken, & Park Jang Hyun". Allkpop. 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  13. "Hip hop artist J'Kyun releases 'Ponytail' ft. VIXX's Ken". Allkpop. 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  14. "VIXX to Cameo on "The Heirs"". Soompi. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  15. "VIXX's Ken declares she's 'My Girl' for 'Fated To Love You' OST MV". Allkpop. 2014-08-06. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  16. "VIXX's Ken and EXID's Hani join hands for a sweet collab track 'One By One'". allkpop. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  17. "SHINee's Key, 2AM's Jokwon, B1A4's CNU, and VIXX's Ken Cast in Musical "Chess"". soompi. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  18. "공연의 모든 것 - 플레이DB". PlayDB (in Korean). 2015-06-08. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  19. "VIXX's Ken Simply Sounds Amazing in Musical "Chess" MV". Soompi. 2015-06-05. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  20. Dong-Joo, Kim (2015-06-05). "VIXX's Ken participates in filming MV of Chinese singer Lu Yu's new song". StarN. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  21. "VIXX Ken cast as prince in musical 'Cinderella'". dkpopnews.net. 2015-07-31. Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  22. "VIXX's Ken, B1A4′s Sandeul, Baek Ah Yeon, and Others Cast in Musical "Cinderella"". Soompi.com. 2015-07-31. Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  23. "[Mnet] 무림학교 OST Part 4 - Various Artists". mnet.com. 
  24. "VIXX's Ken The Next Feature Artist In Yoon Jong Shin's Monthly Project!". dkpopnews.net. 
  25. "VIXX's Ken is next to work with Yoon Jong Shin's monthly project!". allkpop.com. 
  26. "VXX's Ken yawns like a puppy for his upcoming collab with Yoon Jong Shin!". allkpop.com. 
  27. "VIXX's Ken drops 'Fool' MV teaser for 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' OST Part 7". 
  28. "VIXX's Ken Joins "The Legend Of The Blue Sea" OST's A-List Lineup". 
  29. "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  30. "[Mnet] 2016 월간 윤종신 5월호 - 윤종신,켄(KEN)". mnet.com. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  31. "South Korean Gaon Chart: 2016년 23주차 Social Chart". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  32. Cumulative sales for "Fool":
  33. "VIXX's Ken kills it with high note on "The Last Song"". koreaboo.com. 2015-05-14. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  34. "K-Pop Idol Stars Join the Musical Adaptation of Boys Over Flowers". 
  35. "VIXX's Ken Confirmed for Musical "Boys Over Flowers"". 

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