Kim Hyung Jong

김형종

Kim Hyun-joong( Hangul : 김현중; Hanja : 金賢重; born June 6, 1986) is a South Korean actor, singer and songwriter.He is known for being a member of the boy band SS501 and for his lead roles in the Korean dramasBoys Over Flowers, andPlayful Kiss .After debuting with SS501 in 2005,Kim released his first Korean solo album,Break Down, in 2011,and his first Japanese solo album,Unlimited ,in 2012.Due to his commercial success, Kim is considered one of South Korea's biggest Hallyu stars of the early 2010s.

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 Kim Hyung Jong's Early life and education

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 Kim Hyung Jong's Career

2005–2008: Debut with SS501 andWe Got Marriededit

was released in late 2005, five months after their debut.The group quickly gained popularity, winning multiple new artist awards in 2005 and 2006. The following year, in 2007, SS501 debuted in Japan with the single "Kokoro ," which reached number five on the Oricon charts .In January 2008, the group received a Newcomer Award at the Japan Gold Disc Award ceremony, making them one of only a few South Korean artists to win this award.

where he was paired with singer Hwangbo . Dubbed the "Lettuce Couple," the pair was popular among viewers and won the Best Couple Award at the 2008 MBC Entertainment Awards . They left the show at the end of 2008 to focus on other projects.

2008–2010:Boys Over Flowers, cosmetic spokesman andPlayful Kissedit

and the Most Popular Actor for Television Award at the 2009Baeksang Arts Awards.

and he became the spokesmodel for another cosmetics brand, The Face Shop , later that year.

.The show flopped on South Korean television, but was an international hit on foreign television and on online streaming platforms, helping solidify Kim's popularity as a Hallyu star.

2011: Solo debut, chart success and first Japanese touredit

The EP debuted at number five onBillboard 'sWorld Chartand was the 10th best-selling album of the year in South Korea, according to the Gaon Album Chart.

2012: Japanese debut and overseas promotionsedit

concert DVD sold 16,000 copies in its first week of release, taking the number one spot on the Oricon DVD Chart. This was the first time a South Korean artist had taken the number one spot, and a second time a foreign artist had taken the number one spot on the chart.Kim later held hisKim Hyun-joong Fan Meeting Tour 2012for his album promotions, making stops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Thailand.

The following month, in August, Kim won Best Asian Artist at the 2012 Asia Song Festival .

and reached number 3 on the Weekly Chart.

2013–2014:Barefooted Friends, Japanese concerts andInspiring Generationedit

Kim performing in Hong Kong with SS501 in 2009

Later that month, he performed alongside other K-pop artists in Brazil for the2013 FEEL KOREAevent, marking his first performance in South America.[better source needed]

That same month, Kim received the Creator's Factory Best Actor Award for the music video, " Lucky Guy ," at the 5th Okinawa Music Festival.

The album received gold certification for selling more than one million copies.He released his third Korean EP,Round 3, on July 22.

Barefooted Friendsto film a new drama. After playing pretty boys in his first two dramas, Kim played a tougher role in the dramaInspiring Generation ,which began airing in January 2014.

The following month, in July, Kim released his fourth Korean EP,Timing.

2015–2016: Japanese activities and military enlistmentedit

, on February 11, 2015. The album entered the Oricon daily charts at number two and remained at that spot for 10 days.[better source needed]

While he was in the military,The Best of Kim Hyun Joong, a Japanese greatest hits album celebrating his 10 years in music industry, was released. It entered the Oricon daily charts at number one.Kim was discharged from military service in February 2017 after serving for 21 months.

2017–present: Comeback and toursedit

In November, he released the EPHaze, his first Korean album in three years.

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 Kim Hyung Jong's Legal issues

Assault chargesedit

However, Kim was later fined 5 million KRW for injuring Choi, with prosecutors in the case saying, "While Kim claimed that he had no intention of hurting her, the damage from the attack was clear."

Paternity case and lawsuitsedit

Her lawsuit was dismissed, but she appealed the decision.

Drunk drivingedit

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 Kim Hyung Jong's Philanthropy

In 2012, he donated proceeds from his debut solo concert to an orphanage in Fukushima prefecture .

to the Kim Hyun-joong Scholarship, which was established by a 15 million KRW donation from his fan club in 2010.

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 Kim Hyung Jong's Discography

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 Kim Hyung Jong's Concert tours

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 Kim Hyung Jong's Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleRef
2006 Pi's Story(Korean version) Bap; Max

Television series

YearTitleRoleRef
2005 Can We Refill the Love? William
2009 Boys Over Flowers Yoon Ji-hoo
2010 Playful Kiss Baek Seung-jo
2013 City Conquest Baek Miru
2014 Inspiring Generation Shin Jung-tae

Variety shows

YearTitleNotesRef
2008 We Got Married(season 1) Episodes 9-38 (withHwangbo)
2012 K-Pop Star Captivating the World Documentary series
2013 Barefooted Friends Episodes 1-29

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 Kim Hyung Jong's Awards and nominations

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 Kim Hyung Jong's References

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