Kim Hyun Joong

Biography

Kim Hyun Joong is a South Korean singer and actor. Born on June 6, 1986, he is the leader and main rapper for the boy band SS501. After making his acting debut in 2005, it was his role as Yoon Ji Hoo in the 2009 hit television drama “Boys Over Flowers” that catapulted him to fame. He also has starred in the very popular “Playful Kiss” (2010), for which he won the Popularity Award at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards, and “Inspiring Generation” (2014). In 2014, Kim Hyun Joong was embroiled in controversy after his ex-girlfriend accused him of assault. After additional news that the ex-girlfriend was expecting his child and the couple had reconciled, Kim Hyun Joong confirmed on March 12 that he plans to enlist to serve his mandatory two-year military service on March 31, 2015.

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Awards

  • 2014 World Music Awards - World's Best Male Artist - Nominee
  • 2014 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards - Buzz Top Asian Artist - Winner
  • 2014 Golden Disk Awards - Disk Album Award - Nominee
  • 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards - Most Popular Actor (TV) - Nominee
  • 2014 World Music Awards - World's Best Entertainer of the Year - Nominee
  • 2014 World Music Awards - World's Best Live Act - Nominee
  • 2013 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards - Most Searched Korean Artist - Winner
  • 2012 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards - Most Popular Artist of the Decade - Winner
  • 2012 Asia Song Festival Awards - Best Asian Artist Award - Winner
  • 2012 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards - Asia's Top Buzz Solo Artist - Winner
  • 2012 Asia Song Festival Awards - Best Artist Award - South Korea - Winner
  • 2011 Style Icon Awards - People's Choice Award - Winner
  • 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards - Best Male Solo Artist - Winner
  • 2011 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards - Asia's Top Buzz Artist - Winner
  • 2010 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards - The Best Search Asia Buzz Award - Winner
  • 2010 MBC Drama Awards - Male Popularity Award - Winner
  • 2010 Mnet's 20's Choice Awards - Most Influential Star - Winner
  • 2009 Seoul International Drama Awards - Popular Actor - Winner
  • 2009 Baeksang Art Awards - Most Popular Actor (TV) - Winner
  • 2009 Korea Junior Star Awards - TV Drama Newcomer Award - Winner