Monday, January 24, 2011
Kim Ryeowook Super Junior singer and composer
Kim Ryeowook is one of the four lead vocalist of Korean Boyband Super Junior. Ryeowook is also a member of Super Junior-K.R.Y and Super Junior-M, two subgroups that are branched out from the main group. Along with four other members of Super Junior, he is one of the first Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps.
Kim Ryeowook may be the shortest member of the group with height 173 cm, he shorter than Donghae and Lee Sungmin (175 cm).
Ryeowook made his first casting on CMB Youth ChinChin Festival Popular Reward 2004. His first Appearance: June 2004, MBC “Starry Night” Contest 1st Place.
Kim Ryeowook (born June 21, 1987), more commonly credited as Ryeowook, is a Korean singer, dancer, occasional actor, and the third youngest member of Super Junior. He is recognized by his fellow members as the “eternal magnae” (eternal youngest) of the group, as well as one of the three most vocally powerful in the group (Super Junior – K.R.Y). Even before Kyuhyun’s addition to the group in May 2006, Ryeowook commonly called himself the youngest despite being a few months older than Kibum. Ryeowook is currently studying at Inha University. He is also one of the first Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps.
Ryeowook Debut Years :
Kim Ryeowook was discovered through the CMB Youth ChinChin Festival in 2004 and signed a contract with SM Entertainment soon afterwards after impressing judges with his singing talent. Trained in areas of singing,dancing ,and acting Ryeowook placed particular efforts into his vocal training and music composition as he was most concerned in those areas.
Ryeowook Acting :
Ryeowook made his acting debut in the film, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, a high-school comedy/mystery film, in which he plays the eccentric vice president of the student council. Ryeowook’s acting gained positive feedback from critics and he was nominated Best Supporting Actor and [i]Best Comedic Performance at the Korean Movie Awards.
Ryeowook in Super Junior :
Ryeowook was the last to join Super Junior before Kyuhyun, only joining the group several weeks before their official debut in 2005. Having undergone only two months of training under SM Entertainment, Ryeowook’s late addition was rumored to be a replacement of a previous SM trainee that was supposed to debut as a member of Super Junior 05, the first generation of Super Junior.
On November 6, 2005, Ryeowook along with eleven other members of Super Junior 05, officially debuted on SBS’s Popular Songs performing the first single “TWINS (Knock Out).” The group released their full studio album a month later, and the album debuted as #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts. As the group’s second single, “Miracle”, came to an end, his talent agency was about to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation, Super Junior 06, with Ryeowook staying as an undergraduate member. However, plans changed when the company added in a thirteenth member, Kyuhyun, and the company declared that future Super Junior generations were rumors. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially Super Junior. The new group hit big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer in 2006, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts, leading Super Junior to set #1 records in their music career since then. A year later in the fall of 2007, the group released their second official album, Don’t Don, which became Super Junior’s best-selling album and Korea’s second best-selling album of the year.
In late 2006, Ryeowook became a member of Super Junior’s first subgroup, Super Junior-K.R.Y. The trio debuted on November 5, 2006 on KBS’s Music Bank. In early 2008, Ryeowook was placed in another Super Junior subgroup, Super Junior-M. The subgroup specializes in singing Mandarin songs, including Mandarin versions of Super Junior’s Korean songs, bringing the K-pop influence into the Chinese music industry. Super Junior-M is the first international music group in the Chinese music industry to have members of both Chinese and Korean descent. The seven-member group debuted in China on April 8, 2008 at the 8th Annual Music Chart Awards with the release of their first single music video, “U”. The subgroup released their first Chinese-language studio album, Me on May 2, 2008. The album debuted on Taiwan’s G-music combo charts as #2 and #1 on many of China’s and Thailand’s music charts.
Ryeowook is also featured in one of K.Will’s song “Teardrops”. Ryeowook is the first member of Super Junior to have a solo in a Super Junior album in their fourth album entitled Bonamana in the song One Fine Spring Day.
Ryeowook compose song ‘Memories in Breeze”
Ryeowook successfully composed a song by himself titled “Memories in Breeze”
Ryeowook’s first composition to be officially released was “Love U More”, found on the repackaged Sorry, Sorry Version C. He co-wrote the lyrics with fellow Super Junior member Sungmin. Ryeowook is also credited for musical arrangement in the liner notes of the album.
Super Junior and f(x) get together to celebrate Ryeowook’s b-day
After Super Junior and f(x) took part in the One Heart Big Concert recently, they showed some SM family love and opened a surprise birthday party for Ryeowook who turns 23 on June 21st while on their way back to Seoul!
The location of the surprise party was not at a typical or fancy location; instead, it was held at a freeway resting spot. Nonetheless, everyone’s mood was in high spirits, making the location brim with love and celebration.
Shindong uploaded a picture of this heart-felt birthday celebration onto his Twitter along with the caption, “Celebration of Ryeowook’s birthday at a freeway resting spot on our way back from the concert. Thank you so much f(x).”
As a plus, Shindong also uploaded before and after clips of Ryeowook being caked.
Ryeowook Information :
-He likes to get free makeup samples.
-He had his first kiss when he was 7.
-He never carries an umbrella.
-He cries easily.
-He plays the piano very well.
-He lost his shoe during a Miracle performance.
-He can sleep up to 18hours a day.
-He never irons newly bought jeans.
-He has a mole on his right cheek.
-He wrote KangIn and Yesung′s radio logo songs.
-He is the 4th heaviest drinker among the 13 members.. xD
-He′s the 2nd most outgoing member after KangIn.
Ryeowook Profile :
Birth name: Kim Ryeo-wook 김려욱
Also known as: Lixu (厲旭/厉旭)
Born: June 21, 1987 (1987-06-21)
Origin: Seoul, Republic of Korea
Genre(s): K-pop, Mandopop, R&B
Occupation(s): Singer, dancer, actor
Instrument(s): Singing, piano
Voice type(s): Tenor
Years active: 2005–present
Label(s): SM Entertainment
Blood Type: O
Nickname:Ryeonggoo, Eternal Maknae(youngest), Rank #1, Ryeowook On Top, Ex-Maknae
Ideal Girl: Someone who’s petite and can sing well
Associated acts: *SMTown
Sub-group: Super Junior M and K.R.Y.
He is currently studying at Inha University
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