Monday, January 24, 2011
Yesung Super Junior Lead Vocal Profile
Kim Jong-woon (김종운) or Yesung (예성) is a lead vocal of Korean Boyband Super Junior. Yesung is one of the three lead vocalists of the super boy band Super Junior. He was once a radio host for his own radio program, M.I.R.A.C.L.E for You, which ended its broadcast in September 2007. His stage name Yesung (Hanja: 藝聲) is translated to “art-like voice” and is derived from the phrase “예술가의 성대”, meaning “vocal chords of an artist.”
Yesung was born in Cheonan, South Chungcheong, has a younger brother, Kim Jong-jin. At a young age, he has expressed interest in singing. In 1999, Yesung joined a broadcasted singing competition and won gold at the Chun-an Singing Competition. In 2001, Yesung’s mother signed him up to audition for SM Entertainment’s Starlight Casting System, a casting audition that selects artists to sign under the label. He impressed the judges with his “artistic voice”, and signed under SM Entertainment that same year. In late 2004, Yesung was recruited into the large all-male rotational boy band Super Junior.
On November 6, 2005, Yesung officially debuted on SBS’s music program Popular Songs as a member of Super Junior 05, the first generation of Super Junior. The group performed their first single “TWINS (Knock Out)” with an audience of about 500 fans. A full studio album was released a month later, which debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.
In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed when the company added in a thirteenth member, Kyuhyun, and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group hit big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009.
During his career with Super Junior, Yesung was put into two subgroups, smaller groups that are branched off of the larger Super Junior group. In November 2006, Yesung was placed in Super Junior’s first subgroup, Super Junior-K.R.Y, a group specializing in singing mournful, R&B ballads. Almost two years later, Yesung became a member of Super Junior-Happy. On May 10, 2008, Yesung was sent to the hospital after he collapsed from running 70 kilometers for a charity marathon. On August 8, Yesung was sent to the hospital again after falling from a 1.5m stage while rehearsing a performance for the KBS music program, Music Bank. The injury severed his old injuries from the neck and waist and Yesung was not treated out of the hospital until two days later.
Yesung alone contributed in the drama OST, Tazza, a highly rated drama which started on September 16, 2008. He sang 사랑참아프다 (Love Really Hurts). This ballad song has been consistently used during the drama itself. He has performed the song live several times, including in the 3rd Anniversary Party of Super Junior.
On 2010, Yesung contributed in the drama OST “Cinderella’s Sister”, starring Moon Geun Yeung and Chun Jung Myun and started on March 31, 2010. He sang “너 아니면 안돼”(It Has To Be You). This song is a ballad that tells the story about a man who refuse to look for another girl, except for the one he love. Recently, during the epilogue of Super Junior’s 2nd Asia Tour Concert, Super Show 2 Manila, he sang this song live on stage and asked his fans to support his new song.
In November 06, 2009, he replaced Jonghyun of Shinee in their Ring Ding Dong performance due to Jonghyun coming down with the swine flu.
From September 2006 to September 2007, Yesung was a host for his own radio program, M.I.R.A.C.L.E for You, where members of Super Junior often appear as guests. However, before the radio show’s first anniversary, Yesung had to end the program so he could concentrate on Super Junior’s second album, Don’t Don. The last air date for the radio show was September 8, 2007.
Yesung’s career began in the summer of 2007 with the release of Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, a high school comedy starring the whole of Super Junior. Yesung stars as the school’s rock star who gets attacked by a mysterious force, which shoots him toward national stardom. In 2009, Yesung was casted to play Jung Myung-soo in the musical South Korean Mountain Fortress, which will show from October 9 to November 4, 2009. He is currently performing in the musical Hong Gil Dong, alongside group mate Sungmin.
Yesung sing Cinderella’s Sister OST song on Music Bank
Fans of Super Junior’s Yesung can rejoice now as it was revealed that he would be having a solo stage on the June 4th episode of Music Bank.
Besides performing BONAMANA with Super Junior, Yesung will be singing It Has To Be You by himself, which is the main OST song for popular KBS2TV drama, Cinderella’s Sister.
The song had received really good reviews from everyone and Yesung has also got a lot of praise for his soothing voice. The song in fact was so popular that it ranked highly in Music Bank’s K-Chart at one time despite not promoting it.
With Cinderella’s Sister ending on June 3rd, it would be a satisfying bonus to see Yesung perform the song live on stage tomorrow.
Yesung’s single It Has to be You’ is Successively on No. 1 on Nate Charts
Up to April 24th, according to bestiz and Nate ringtone charts, Yesung with ‘It Has To Be You’ had been on #1 spot for 15 days on Nate Ringtone chart and 21 days on Nate Coloring chart.
Currently he has fallen from no1 but come on, ‘It Has To Be You’ was released on March 31st, and it has been doing extremely well, beyond everyone’s expectations I believe.
Extra information, I hope you guys still remember the Digital Music Award on Cyworld – the competition between Yesung and Bi. There are 5 days left till the D-day. This is Yesung’s percentage so far: 54% versus 46%, Yesung leading!
Yesung Information :
-His favorite season is autumn.
-He had his first kiss when he was in 2nd Year High School.
-He would like to go to Canada.
-His favorite color is red.
-He has small fingers.
-His stage name Yesung means ′Art of Voice′.
Yesung Profile :
Real Name: Kim Jong Woon (김종운)
Religion : Catholic
Born: August 24, 1984, Cheonan, Republic of Korea
Origin: Seoul, Republic of Korea
Genre(s): K-pop, R&B
Occupation(s): Singer, dancer, actor, DJ
Instrument(s): Singing, piano
Voice type(s): Baritone
Years active: 2005–present
Label(s): SM Entertainment
Associated acts: *SMTown
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Blood Type: AB
Casting: Starlight Casting System 2001
First Appearance: November 1999, Chunan Gayoje Gold Statue
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