Kim Gun-mo
Kim Gun-mo

Kim Gun-mo (Korean: 김건모; born January 13, 1968)[1] is a South Korean singer-songwriter, who is taken into account the nation’s most profitable musical artist of the Nineteen Nineties.[2] His 1995 album, Wrongful Encounter, beforehand held the Guinness World File for the best-selling album of all time in South Korea.[3][4] Since his debut in 1992, Kim has launched 13 full-length albums[5] and has received quite a few awards, together with Album of the 12 months on the Golden Disc Awards for 3 consecutive years from 1994 to 1996.[6] In 2011, he acquired a presidential commendation from the South Korean authorities for his contributions to common tradition.[7]

Formative years

Kim was born on January 13, 1968, in Busan, South Korea.[1] He was keen on music from a younger age and began enjoying the piano when he was 4 years outdated.[8] He attended elementary faculty, center faculty, and highschool in Seoul[1] and graduated from Seoul Institute of the Arts.[9] He served within the South Korean Navy within the late Eighties.[10]

Private life

Kim is engaged to pianist Jang Ji-yeon, whom he met by a mutual buddy.[11][12]

On December 6, 2019, lawyer Kang Yong-suk introduced that he’s representing a girl who alleges that Kim sexually assaulted her. On December 8, Kang additionally stated that he was representing one other shopper who had related allegations in opposition to Kim. Kim has said that he’ll take authorized motion in opposition to Kang.[13][14]

Profession

Kim debuted with Kim Gun Mo 1 in 1992, which was adopted by his second album Excuse in 1993. His third album Mis-Encounter got here out in 1995. Within the following 12 months, he launched Trade. As some of the common Korean entertainers, Kim holds the document for greatest promoting album in Korea along with his third studio album, which offered over 3.3 million copies. Kim’s albums rank constantly excessive on Korean music charts; his eighth album, ‘He-story,’ was the best-selling album of 2003. His most well-known songs embody “Excuse”, “Mis-Encounter”, and “Jjangga”. In 2004, he launched his ninth album Kim Gun Mo 9 which is harking back to his first album. This album was his second restarting level in his music profession. Within the following 12 months, he got here up with BE Like…which was additionally an enormous success in Korea. His most up-to-date work was launched in 2008, entitled, Soul Groove.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album particulars Peak chart positions Gross sales
KOR
[15][16]
Sleepless Wet Evening
(잠못드는 밤 비는 내리고)
  • Launched: October 29, 1992
  • Label: Line Manufacturing
  • Codecs: CD, cassette
Observe itemizing
  1. After A Break Up
  2. Sleepless Wet Evening
  3. As A lot As I Really feel For You
  4. Your Cause
  5. Afternoon Surroundings
  6. The Unhappiness I Really feel
  7. Love For You
  8. First Sight
  9. Memory
  10. Sleepless Wet Evening (Membership Remix Model)
  11. Your Cause (Remix Model)
  12. First Sight (Remix Model)
  13. Sleepless Wet Evening (Dance Remix Model)
No information*
  • KOR: 1,000,000+[17]
Excuses
(핑계)
  • Launched: October 1, 1993
  • Label: Line Manufacturing
  • Codecs: CD, cassette
  • KOR: 1,830,000+[18]
Wrongful Encounter
(잘못된 만남)
  • Launched: January 1, 1995
  • Label: Line Manufacturing
  • Codecs: CD, cassette
  • KOR: 3,300,000+[17]
Trade
  • Launched: Could 17, 1996
  • Label: Geoneum
  • Codecs: CD, cassette
  • KOR: 1,810,000[18]
Myself
  • Launched: December 1, 1997
  • Label: Geoneum
  • Codecs: CD, cassette
  • KOR: 1,000,000+[17]
Rising
  • Launched: November 19, 1999
  • Label: Geoneum
  • Codecs: CD, cassette
1
  • KOR: 480,736+[19]
One other Days
  • Launched: Could 5, 2001
  • Label: Geoneum
  • Codecs: CD, cassette
1
  • KOR: 1,376,581+[20]
Hestory
  • Launched: February 27, 2003
  • Label: Geoneum
  • Codecs: CD, cassette
1
  • KOR: 529,416+[21]
Kimgunmo
  • Launched: September 3, 2004
  • Label: Geoneum
  • Codecs: CD, cassette
N/A
Be Like…
  • Launched: June 16, 2005
  • Label: Geoneum
  • Codecs: CD, cassette
N/A
Type Album 11: Scarecrow
(Type Album 11: 허수아비)
  • Launched: March 15, 2007
  • Label: Geoneum
  • Codecs: CD, cassette
N/A
Soul Groove
  • Launched: August 7, 2008
  • Label: Media Line
  • Codecs: CD
7
  • KOR: 19,876+[22]
Autobiography & Greatest
(자서전 & Greatest)
  • Launched: September 27, 2011
  • Label: Media Line
  • Codecs: CD, digital obtain
10
  • KOR: 5,887+[23]
* Chart positions not out there previous to 1999.
“—”denotes launch didn’t chart.

Prolonged performs

Title Album particulars Peak chart positions Gross sales
KOR
[16]
50
  • Launched: November 19, 2016
  • Label: Music&NEW
  • Codecs: CD, digital obtain
12
  • KOR: 14,168+[24]

Filmography

Selection exhibits

12 months Title Function
2016–2019 My Ugly Duckling Himself[25]

Awards and nominations

Golden Disc Awards

12 months Class Work Consequence
1994 Album of the 12 months[6] Excuses Gained
1995 Wrongful Encounter Gained
1996 Trade Gained

Mnet Asian Music Awards

12 months Class Work Consequence
2001 Greatest Ballad Efficiency “Sorry” (미안해요)[26] Gained
2003 Greatest Male Artist “Marriage ceremony Invitation” (청첩장)[27] Nominated
2011 Greatest Vocal Solo Efficiency “At this time is Extra Unhappy Than Yesterday”[28] Nominated

Seoul Music Awards

12 months Class Work Consequence
1994 Grand Prize[29] N/A Gained
2001 N/A Gained

State honors

Identify of nation, 12 months given, and identify of honor
Nation 12 months Honor Ref.
South Korea[note 1] 2011 Presidential Commendation [33]

See additionally

  • Listing of best-selling albums in South Korea

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