Kyuhyun

조규현,曺圭賢

Cho Kyu-hyun(born February 3, 1988),referred to asKyuhyun, is a South Korean singer, musical theatre actor and television host. He debuted as a new member of boy group Super Junior (and later its sub-groups Super Junior-K.R.Y. and Super Junior-M as well as former member of SM Entertainment project group S.M. the Ballad ) in May 2006. Apart from his group's activities, he has established himself as an actors, notably through his participation in the original and Korean versions of stage musicals includingThe Three Musketeers,Catch Me If You Can,Moon Embracing the Sun,Singin' in the Rain,The Days,Robin Hood,WertherandMozart!. He also cast in television show includingRadio Star,We Got Married,Mamma Mia,Fluttering Indiaand in the third and fourth seasons ofNew Journey to the West. He debuted as a solo artist with his debut mini album,At Gwanghwamun, on October 13, 2014, making his the first Super Junior member to debut as a solo artist.He is one of the first four Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps.

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 Kyuhyun's Early life

Kyuhyun was born in Nowon-gu, Seoul, a northeastern part of the city. His father, Cho Young-hwan, worked for the Korean Housing Corporation before opening various educational institutes in Korea. Kyuhyun's mother, Kim Hanna, pursued business ventures such as establishing an art academy, as well as a guesthouse located in Myeongdong. Kyuhyun also has an older sister, Ara, a violinist who studied abroad in Vienna, Austria, before returning to Korea to teach the violin.

Kyuhyun was initially urged to study law by his parents and later said that it would have been his choice in career had he not become a singer. His original plans to go into law were abandoned once he joined a band in high school, where he realized his talents in singing. He went on to place third in the Chin Chin Singing Competition in 2005 and entered SM Entertainment the following year. He faced strong opposition from his father, but the latter agreed to grant his blessings if Kyuhyun was accepted into a prestigious university. Kyuhyun subsequently enrolled in Kyunghee University with a major in Post-Modern Music and received his bachelor's degree in 2013. He is currently enrolled in the university's master's program.

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 Kyuhyun's Career

2006–2009: Career begginingsedit

. He debuted a few days later on May 27 at SBS 'sI-Concertwith "U", which was also the group's first comeback performance as a permanent group. The CD single " U " was released on June 7 and remained the group's most successful single until the release of " Sorry, Sorry " in 2009.

Music Bank.Kyuhyun subsequently released a solo track titled "Smile" for The tvN dramaHyena.

Mein selected provinces throughout China and Taiwan.Kyuhyun also collaborated with The Grace in early 2008 to perform "Just For One Day" (하루만) for The Grace's first albumHanbeon Deo, OK?. Later that year, Kyuhyun, alongside member Ryeowook, featured in the song "Wish" (소원) in labelmate TVXQ 's repackaged edition ofMirotic.

In 2009, Kyuhyun sang the remake of Yoo Young-suk's "7 Years of Love" (7년간의 사랑) for Yoo's 20th anniversary tribute album. Kyuhyun first performed the song on the television programYoo Hee Yeol's Sketch Book. On June 30, the song was released as a digital single as well as on Yoo's tribute album, with all proceeds donated to UNICEF . Following the success of his solo track, Kyuhyun alongside bandmate Donghae and actress Han Ji-min appeared in the music video "Happy Bubble," a commercial theme song for facial wash product Happy Bath on August 20.

2010–2013: Original Soundtrack, S.M. The Ballad, Musical roles and Television rolesedit

On January 6, 2010, Kyuhyun released his solo track "Listen To You" for the Korean dramaPasta. The song peaked at number one on real time music portal charts. On August 5, Kyuhyun released his third solo song "Hope, a dream that never sleeps" (희망은 잠들지 않는 꿈) for the television dramaBaker King, Kim Tak Goo.

Cho Kyuhyun at the MBC Entertainment Awards , 29 December 2012

The group released their debut album,Miss Youon November 29 and debuted on the music programInkigayothe day before. The group remained inactive until 2014, when Kyuhyun along with TRAX's Jay and Jino left S.M.The Ballad, leaving Jonghyun as the only original member in the group.

at Chungmu Art Hall in Seoul, where the singers co-starred with Yoo Jun-sang, Im Ki-jun, Kim Mu-yul and Dana Hong .His performances as D'Artagnan placed him first in an online poll for the Musical Rising Star Award at the 2010 Golden Ticket Awards.

In 2011, Kyuhyun contributed to group mate Siwon 's dramaPoseidonwith the track "The Way to Break Up." The single was composed by Yoon Jong-shin and was also included in Yoon's monthly project album. Kyuhyun sang "Late Autumn" for Yoon's November monthly project later that year. He also appeared on KBS's music competition programImmortal Songs 2, replacing group mate Yesung on the show. Kyuhyun went on to win two rounds.

, and in September he replaced fellow member Heechul as an MC on MBC 'sRadio Star.He later appeared onWe Got Marriedas part ofFighting Junior, supporting fellow member Leeteuk and his on-screen wife actress Kang So-ra .

Catch Me If You Can. The musical ran from March 28 to June 10 at the Blue Square Samsung Card Hall in Hannam-dong , Seoul.

Kyuhyun in "The Three Musketeers", 7 April 2013

From December 2012 to February 2013, Kyuhyun was again cast as Frank Abagnale Jr. for the re-run ofCatch Me If You Can. From March 2013 to April 2013, he was cast as D'Artagnan for the re-run ofThe Three Musketeers.

.Later in June, Kyuhyun featured in labelmate Henry 's debut solo song " Trap " alongside SHINee's Taemin .

2014–2015: Solo debut and other activitiesedit

at the Seoul Arts Center, alongside Girls' Generation 's Seohyun .

Kyuhyun in June 2014

. He played the second lead character, Moo-yeong, a witty and free-spirited security guard at the Blue House. Kyuhyun rotated the character alongside actors Kim Seung-dae, Oh Jeong-hyuk, and Ji Chang-wook . The musical ran from October 21, 2014 to January 2015.

Just 12 hours after the album's online release, the title track, "At Gwanghwamun", achieved an 'all-kill' by topping all nine digital Korean charts. All of the songs on his album eventually climbed to the top 10 on most music sites.

Kyuhyun performing at KCON 2015 .

Filming took place in Mumbai throughout February and the first episode was released on April 10, 2015.

New Direction. The duo's duet track, "She is Coming" was released on April 7.

, as part of SM Entertainment's concert seriesThe Agitat the SMTOWN Theatre in SMTOWN’s Coex Artium. Kyuhyun held six concerts, and tickets sold out in 46 seconds.In later that months, he released his next single, "The Day We Felt The Distance".

Kyuhyun also participated in the OST album of the musical.

2016–2017: Japan promotions,Waiting, Stilland hiatusedit

Following his tour, Kyuhyun also would released his debut Japanese single titled "Celebration ~Bridge to You~", on May 25.

Radio Star.

on October 29 to 30 at Ehwa Womans University and Busan from November 5 to 6 at Bexco Auditorium.His third EP,Waiting, Still, was released on November 10. The album has including double title track, "Blah Blah" was produced by popular singer-songwriter Yoon Jong-shin and "Still" was produced by popular ballad singer Sung Si-kyung .

After its first Japanese album released, the album reached number 1 on Oricon′s daily chartand it ranked number 1 on Oricon weekly album chart in less than a week. With this album, Kyuhyun became the first solo foreign male artist from a group to top the chart.

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 Kyuhyun's Personal life

Car accidentedit

Kyuhyun, who was sitting behind the driver's seat, suffered the most serious injuries including a fractured hip, broken ribs, and facial scratches and bruises. He subsequently developed pneumothorax from a broken rib piercing his lungs and remained in a coma for four days.

In spite of this, doctors insisted that even with the surgery Kyuhyun "had about a 20 percent chance to live."After fierce debate between his parents and doctors, another surgeon named Dr. Wang Youngpil suggested an alternative operation that would instead make an incision in the ribs.

He was discharged on July 5, 2007 after 78 days.

Vocal Cord surgeryedit

Military Enlistmentedit

[unreliable source?]Kyuhyun is set to be discharged on May 24, 2019.

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 Kyuhyun's Commercial endorsements

Together with Super Junior and Super Junior-M, Kyuhyun has endorsed for various brands such as Pepsi , Yamaha, 12Plus, SPAO, Kyochon Chicken, LG phone, Tony Moly, Lotte Duty Free, and Bonrich. He was also the main spokesperson for Masita Seaweed from 2011 to 2016.

In 2013, Kyuhyun and label mates Yoona , Minho , Sulli , Seohyun , and Siwon were appointed as the main models for SK Telecom .

In 2016, Kyuhyun was chosen to be the representative of Samdasoo mineral water along with Girls' Generation 's Taeyeon .

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 Kyuhyun's Discography

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 Kyuhyun's Filmography

Film

DateTitleRole
2012 I AM. - SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden
2015 SM Town The Stage Himself

Web Drama

DateTitleRoleNetworkNotes
2016 Bongsun, the Woman Who Dies if She Loves Kim Joo-sung Naver TV Cast Lead role

Variety shows

YearTitleNetworkRoleNote
2011–2017 Radio Star MBC Host
2012 We Got Married Shanghai Media Group Cast Chinese version
2013 Mamma MiaKBS Host
2015 Fluttering IndiaCast Episodes 1-5
2017 New Journey to the West(Season 3-4) tvN

Musical theatre

YearTitleRoleNotes
2010–2011, 2013 The Three Musketeers D'ArtagnanMale lead
2012, 2013 Catch Me If You Can Frank Abagnale Jr.
2014 Moon Embracing the Sun King Leehwon
Singin' in the Rain Don Lockwood
The Days Moo-yeongSecond male lead
2015 Robin Hood Prince Phillip
Werther WertherMale lead
2016 Mozart! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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 Kyuhyun's Concert and Tours

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 Kyuhyun's Awards and nominations

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 Kyuhyun's References

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