L (Kim Myung Soo)

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Kim Myung-soo(born March 13, 1992), better known by his stage nameL, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of the boy group Infiniteand its sub-group Infinite F .

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 L (Kim Myung Soo)'s Biography

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 L (Kim Myung Soo)'s Career

2010–2013: Career beginningsedit

In 2012, he was cast in tvN 's romance comedy seriesShut Up Flower Boy Band, as a guitarist of a rock group.He was also cast in MBC 's sitcomWhat's The Deal, Mom?.

, showing photos taken by him on a 93-day journey. The book was a best-seller, and reached #1 in pre-orders on online bookstores such as YES24 and Kyobo .In August 2013, he had a cameo in SBS 'sMaster's Sun, playing the younger version of So Ji-sub 's character.

2014–2016: Infinite F and acting rolesedit

and SBS 'sMy Lovely Girl.

With bandmates Sungyeol and Sungjong he comprised the subgroup Infinite F , which released a single album,Koi No Sign, in Japan on November 19, 2014, and a Korean album,

, about a boy who befriends a shark.

He also starred in the drama specialThe Day After We Broke Up, which was his first lead role.

2017-present: Rising Popularityedit

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 L (Kim Myung Soo)'s Discography

Singles

TitleYearPeak chart positionSalesAlbum
As lead artist
"It's All For You" 2013N/ANon-album single
"Reminisce" 2018N/A Top Seed
Soundtrack appearances
"Love U Like U"(withKim Yerim) 2012 27
Shut Up Flower Boy Band OST
"It's Okay Even If It's Not Me" 2017N/A The Emperor: Owner of the Mask OST
Compilation
"Go Get Her

(그녀를 잡아요)"(with Park Jae-jung)

2016N/AKing of Mask Singer Ep. 63
"In the Rain

(빗속에서)"

N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Songwriting and producing credits

YearAlbumArtistSongLyricsMusic
CreditedWithCreditedWith
2013Non-album single L "It's All For You"YesYes
2018 Top Seed L "Reminisce"Yes Jeong Min-jiNo

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 L (Kim Myung Soo)'s Filmography

Television series

YearTitleRoleNetworkNotesRef.
2011 Jiu Jiu TV Asahi
Welcome to the Wara Store Himself Tooniverse voice
2012 Shut Up Flower Boy Band Lee Hyun-soo tvN
Salamander Guru and The Shadows Himself SBS cameo episode 3
What is Mom? Kim Myung-soo MBC
2013 Master's Sun Joo Joong-won (young) SBS
2014 Cunning Single Lady Gil Yo-han MBC
My Lovely Girl Shi-wooSBS
2015 The Time We Were Not in Love Ki Sung-jae cameo, episodes 2–4
2016 The Day After We Broke Up Yoo Tan KBS2,KBS Japan&Netflix Drama special
My Catman Jung Ho-yeon Tencent&MBC Web drama; unreleased
2017 The Emperor: Owner of the Mask Lee Sun MBC
2018 Ms. Hammurabi Im Ba-reun JTBC

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 L (Kim Myung Soo)'s Publication

  • L's Bravo Viewtiful Part. 2

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 L (Kim Myung Soo)'s Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
2013 Korea Drama Awards Best Young Actor Master's SunNominated
2017Seoul Webfest Awards Best Rising StarMy CatmanNominated
Special AwardWon
Korea Drama Awards Best New ActorThe Emperor: Owner of the MaskNominated
The Seoul Awards Popularity Award, ActorNominated
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesNominated
Best New ActorNominated
Popularity Award, ActorWon
Best Character Award, Fighting Spirit ActingWon
Korea First Brand Awards Male Acting IdolN/ANominated

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 L (Kim Myung Soo)'s References

  1. "Infinite profile". Woollim Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  2. Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  3. "5 Infinite Members to Graduate from University Together". enewsWorld. 15 February 2013. 
  4. "인피니트 엘, 일드 시청률 1위 日 시끌". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 9 August 2011. 
  5. Lee, Nancy (6 January 2012). "Infinite's L Rocks Out in Flower Boy Band Still Cuts". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on 7 October 2018. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  6. "INFINITE's L may land a role in MBC sitcom". TenAsia. 3 September 2012. 
  7. "인피니트 엘 포토에세이, 하루만에 베스트셀러 등극". Star Daily (in Korean). 16 May 2013. 
  8. Lee, Eun-ah (17 July 2013). "INFINITE's L to Make Cameo Appearance in So Ji-sub Drama". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. 
  9. Jeong, Jee-won (20 January 2014). "Infinite's L Cast in Cunning Single Lady with Lee Min Jung and Joo Sang Wook". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 22 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  10. "'My Lovely Girl' blends K-pop eye-candy and romance". Kpop Herald. 15 September 2014. 
  11. "Infinite F unveils first Korean EP 'Love's Sign'". Kpop Herald. 15 December 2014. 
  12. "Infinite L to make silver screen debut". Kpop Herald. 18 August 2015. 
  13. "'마이캣맨' 임시완X엘, 채수빈 놓고 아슬아슬 삼각로맨스 '포착'". Xports News (in Korean). 24 September 2016. 
  14. "인피니트 측 "엘, 단막극으로 연기돌 도전…연기연습 중"". Osen (in Korean). 10 October 2016. 
  15. "Infinite's L to star in drama as Yoo Seung-ho's double". Kpop Herald. 24 November 2016. 
  16. "'Miss Hammurabi' to search for warmhearted justice". Kpop Herald. 21 May 2018. 
  17. "JTBC '미스 함무라비' 고아라X김명수X성동일 캐스팅 확정". JTBC (in Korean). 15 January 2018. 
  18. Charted songs:
  19. "Gaon Download Chart – March, 2012". Retrieved 2017-04-14. 
  20. "인피니트 엘, '와라! 편의점' 애니 캐릭터로 더빙도전". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). 14 January 2012. 
  21. "용준형 도롱뇽도사 카메오, 인피니트 엘+민호와 '꽃도둑 3인방'". The Star (in Korean). 8 February 2012. 
  22. "Infinite's L talks about his role in weekend drama". Kpop Herald. 6 July 2015. 
  23. "'서울웹페스트 2017' 수상 후보 발표.. 30개국 124개 작품 경합". TenAsia (in Korean). 7 July 2017. 
  24. "Winners of the 2017 MBC Drama Awards". Hancinema. 30 December 2017. 

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