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Kim Jong Kook 김종국 - Forever Our One Man

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edited June 2011 in k-pop
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Kim Jong Kook's Profile:

Name: Kim Jong Kook (김종국)

Birth Date: April 25, 1977
Family: Parents, 1 Older Brother, Jong Kook
Education: Myeong Hak Elementary School, Shin Seong Middle and High School, Han Se University, Dan Kook University Postgraduate
Hobby/Interest: Sports (Weights, Soccer, Boxing), Soccer Game
Blood Type: A
Religion: Buddhism
Nickname: Bear
Management Company:101 Entertainment
Soccer Team:Entertainer Soccer Team FC Super Reds System
Official Website:Kim Jong Kook's Official Website
Fan Clubs : Official Korean Fan Club,Kim Jong Kook GlobalKJK Chinese Fan Club
Debut: Sep 1, 1995 Turbo group & Dec 6, 2001 Solo

Turbo Albums:

09/06/1995 -- Turbo 1st album 280 Km/H Speed
08/14/1996 -- Turbo 2nd album New Sensation
11/29/1996 -- Carol Album X-Mas Dance Party Mix with Turbo
06/24/1997 -- Turbo Summer Remix
10/22/1997 -- Turbo 3rd album Born Again
10/17/1998 -- Turbo 4th album Perfect Love
07/15/1999 -- Millenium Turbo Dance Megamix
01/27/2000 -- Turbo 5th album E-Mail My Heart
06/19/2001 -- Turbo History Best


Solo Albums :

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09/29/2010 -- Kim Jong Kook Remake Album 'Song'
MV 다시 내게로 돌아와 (feat.개리) (Come Back To Me Again (feat. Gary))Streaming

Lyrics from Remake album:
1. 기억이란 사랑보다 (Memories More Than Love) Korean Lyrics | Romanization | Translation
2. 슬픈바다 (Sad Ocean) Korean Lyrics | Romanization | Translation
3. 개여울 (The Neck Of The Rapid Waters) Korean Lyrics | Romanization | Translation
4. 다시 내게로 돌아와 (feat.개리) (Come Back To Me Again (feat. Gary)) Korean Lyrics | Romanization | Translation
5. 편지 (Letter) Korean Lyrics | Romanization | Translation
6. 사랑하기에 (Because I Love You) Korean Lyrics | Romanization | Translation
7. 당신도 울고 있네요 (You Are Crying Too) Korean Lyrics | Romanization | Translation
8. 가을편지 (Autumn Letter) Korean Lyrics | Romanization | Translation
9. 먼지가 되어 (Becoming Dust) Korean Lyrics | Romanization | Translation
10. 토요일은 밤이 좋아 (Saturday Night Fever) Korean Lyrics | Romanization | Translation



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01/27/2010 -- 6th album Eleventh Story
MV 잘해 주지 마요 (Jalhae Jooji Mayo / Don't Be Good To Me)Streaming
MV 이 사람이다 (I Saramida / This Is The Person) Streaming
MV 못 잊어 (Mot Ijeo / Can't Forget) Streaming

Lyrics from his 6th album:
Track Listing
잘해 주지 마요 (Jalhae Jooji Mayo / Don't Be Good To Me) Korean Lyrics | Romanization| Translation
이 사람이다 (I Saramida / This Is The Person) Korean Lyrics | Romanization| Translation 1 | Translation 2 | Translation 3
못 잊어 (Mot Ijeo / Can't Forget) Korean Lyrics | Romanization | Translation 1 | Translation 2 | Translation 3
GOOD BYE Korean Lyrics | Translation
다 알면서 feat.Soya (Da Almyeonseo / Know Everything) Korean Lyrics | Translation 1 | Translation 2
기다립니다 (Kidarimnida / I wait for you) Korean Lyrics | Translation
내 마음이 사랑입니다 (Nae Maeumi Sarangimnida / My heart is love) Korean Lyrics | Translation
잊을게 지울게 (Ijeulke Jioolke / I'll forget you, I'll erase you) Korean Lyrics | Translation
구인광고 (Gooin Gwanggo) Classifieds Korean Lyrics | Translation

Romanization of 6th album songs | Korean Lyrics


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10/22/2008 -- 5th album Here I Am
MV 어제보다 오늘 더 (Oje Boda Oneul Deo / Today More Than Yesterday) Streaming
MV 고맙다 (Gomapda / Thank You) Streaming

Lyrics from his 5th album:
Track Listing
어제보다 오늘 더 (Oje Boda Oneul Deo / Today More Than Yesterday) Korean Lyrics || Romanization || Translation 1 || Translation 2
고맙다 (Gomapda / Thank You) Korean Lyrics || Romanization || Translation
이보다 더 좋을 순 없다 (Featuring 시진) (I Boda Deo Joheun Soon Optda/ Can't Get Better Than This) Korean Lyrics || Translation
그리운 날들 (Keurioon Naldeul / Missing Those Days) Korean Lyrics || Romanization || Translation
이별의 정석 (Ibyuleui Jeongseok / Break-up Formula) Korean Lyrics || Romanization || Translation
우리 둘이서 (Oori Dooriseo / Us Together) Korean Lyrics || Romanization || Translation


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04/13/2006 -- 4th album Kim Jong Kook's Fourth Letter
Korean Lyrics || Romanization || Translation part 1
MV 편지 (Phyonji / Letter) Streaming
MV 사랑한다는 말 (Saranghandaneun Mal / Saying I Love You) Streaming
MV 꿈을 향해 (Kkumeul Hyanghae / Towards A Dream) Streaming
MV 사랑이에요 (Sarangieyo / It's Love) Streaming


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07/01/2005 -- 3rd album This Is Me
Korean Lyrics || Romanization || Translation part 1 part 2 part 3
MV 제자리걸음 (Jejarigoreum / Walking In One Spot) Streaming
MV 사랑스러워 (Sarangseurowo / Loveable) Streaming
MV 별, 바람, 햇살 그리고 사랑 (Byul,Param,Haessal Keurigo Sarang / Star,Wind,Sunlight and Love) <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QjoScgc9BE" target="_blank">Streaming</a>


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06/18/2004 -- 2nd album Evolution
Korean Lyrics || Romanization || Translation part 1
MV 한 남자 (Han Namja / One Man) Streaming
MV 중독 (Joongdok / Intoxication) <a href="http://<a%20href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzLiCIWBixc"%20target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzLiCIWBixc</a>" target="_blank">Streaming</a>


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12/13/2001 -- 1st album Renaissance
Korean Lyrics || Romanization || Translation
MV행복하길 (Haengbok Hagil / Wishing You Happiness) Streaming

Listen to KJK's songs Here (cr: mythnoona)


Digital Singles :

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04/13/2009 -- Kim Jong Kook Trot Digital Single
MV 따줘 (Dda Jwo / Give To Me) Streaming
Listen To The Song || Korean Lyrics || Romanization || Translation

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03/05/2009 -- Kim Jong Kook Digital Single
MV 행복병 (Haengbok Pyeong / Happy Virus) <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JGQ3atjifc" target="_blank">Teaser Trailer</a>
Listen To The Song
Korean Lyrics || Romanization ||Translation 1 || Translation 2

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11/23/2007 -- Turbo & Kim Jong Kook Digital Mini Album "2007 Hwesang (Recollection)"
Listen To The Songs

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01/04/2008 -- Turbo & Kim Jong Kook Digital Mini Album "2007 Hwesang (Recollection) part 2"
Track Listing || Listen To The Songs

December 2005 -- Kim Jong Kook Digital Single
MV 스키장에서  (White Love (ft. Mikey)) Streaming || <a href="http://www.imeem.com/people/1FELQVu/music/XqR2C2pv/kim-jong-kook-ft-mikey-turbo-white-lovemp3/" target="_blank">Listen To The Song</a>
회상 (Hwesang / December (ft. Epik High)) <a href="http://www.imeem.com/emptysoul/music/MSsM6msu/epik-high-ft-kim-jong-kook-epik-high-ft-kim-jong-kook-hw/" target="_blank">Listen To The Song</a>

Others:

6/22/2004 -- featured in Kim Jang Hoon's digital single "Highway Romance" Listen To The Song

12/24/2004 -- participated in a various artist recording of "When That Day Comes" Streaming


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12/01/2005 -- Big 4 Voices of My Dream Digital Single "Untouchable" with SG Wannabe and M To M
MV Untouchable Streaming


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11/15/2006 -- S.101 Digital Single "I'll Follow You (ParamMan ParamMan)" with SG Wannabe
Korean Lyrics || Romanization || Translation
MV 바람만바람만 (Paramman Paramman / I'll Follow You) Streaming


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11/16/2010 -- Soya Digital Single "I Love You Everyday (feat. Kim Jong Kook)"
매일매일 사랑해 (With 김종국) Listen || Translation || Romanization


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06/24/2011 -- Mikey Digital Single "All For You (feat. Kim Jong Kook)"
All For You ((With 김종국) Listen || Translation


Awards:

1995-1998
Il Gan Sports TV Korea Music Daesang Singer Award
Sports Seoul - Seoul Gayo Daesang Singer Award
KBS Gayo Daesang Singer Award
MBC Gayo Daesang Singer Award
SBS Gayo Daesang Singer Award

2004
Il Gan Sports - 2004 Golden Disk PAVV Popularity Award
Sports Seoul - Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Award
SBS Music Awards Bonsang Award
KBS Music Awards Bonsang Award
MBC Best 10 Singer Music Awards Bonsang Award

2005
M-net Music Festival Best Male Solo Award
Golden Disk Bonsang Award
KBS Entertainer Awards Best Entertainer
SBS Music Awards Daesang Award
KBS Music Awards Daesang Award
MBC Music Awards Most Popular Singer
Hankook Pangsong (Korean Programming) Producer's Prize Singer Award
Korean TV Awards Photogenic Solo Singer Award
Korean Entertainer Awards Ballad Award

2006
Golden Disk Bonsang Award

2008
BBF Popular Singer Award

2009
Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Award

2010
SBS Entertainment Award Best TV Star Award


Kim Jong Kook first debuted in September 1995 as part of the dance duo TURBO. TURBO was well received and were quite popular in the 1990s with hit songs such as 'Black Cat', 'Hwesang (December)', and many other dance songs. TURBO disbanded in 2001 and soon after that Kim Jong Kook turned solo.

He officially debuted as a solo singer with his first solo album released in December 2001. However, it wasn't until his second solo album with the song 'Han Namja / One Man' in 2004 that Kim Jong Kook became a household name in K-pop. He followed up his hit 2nd album with an even bigger hit. His 3rd album with title songs 'Walking In One Spot' and 'Loveable' earned huge success resulting in Kim Jong Kook sweeping the 3 Daesang (top year end music awards) from all 3 major TV stations. This achievement is a special one as this is only the second time since Jo Yong Phil did so in the 1980s that an artist swept all 3 awards of the major TV stations. In March 2006 Kim Jong Kook received his military service enlistment letter at the height of his popularity and career. He quickly finished up all recording for his 4th album and managed to release it in April 2006. Despite him not being able to do any promotion at all, the album sold well. After more than 2 years of absence Kim Jong Kook came back to the music world with his 5th album in October 2008 and regained his spot as one of the top male singers in K-pop.

Earlier this year in January 2010 Kim Jong Kook released his 6th solo album called 'Eleventh Story'. 'Eleventh Story' symbolizes the 11 albums that he has released so far (5 TURBO albums and 6 solo albums). Kim Jong Kook has recently released a remake album in September; this album remakes popular songs of the 1970s-1990s.

Besides being just a singer, Kim Jong Kook was also active in variety shows. He was a regular guest/permanent members of SBS X-Man (2004-2006), KBS Shootdori (2006), and SBS Family Outing Season 1 (2008-2010). Currently he is one of the MCs for SBS's weekend variety show Running Man.


Variety Shows:
2010-         SBS Running Man - Permanent Member
2008-2010 SBS Family Outing - Family Member
2004-2006 SBS X-Man - Regular Guest
2005-2006 KBS Nalara Shoot Dori - Coach


Miscellaneous :

What other celebs have to say about Kim Jong Kook

Talking about the man "Kim Jong Kook" on Televison Zone

U-Know Yun Ho
"The very first time I was supposed to go on X-man, the camera light didn�t come out. I was sitting in the corner not knowing what to do. (Kim Jong Kook) showed concern to me and patted me on my back. He earnestly spoke to me; not knowing that his words that time gave me so much strength.. Jong Kook sunbaenim cares for all of his juniors just like a hyung (older brother); I see him as a great Korean man.. It is well known that he shows concern for the newbies; Jong Kook sunbaenim is different than the other sunbaenims."

Lee Min Woo
"At the time I was about to debut under Shinhwa�.I was at the waiting room when surprisingly a singer from Turbo greeted me; Jong Kook hyung approached me first. It was very surprising for me as a newbie to have a sunbaenim showing favor by greeting me first like that. A few years have passed since then but even now when we are (recording) a program together he still hasn�t changed and he is still the same hyung."

SS501 Kim Hyun Joong
"Sunbaenim showed a lot of concern and spoke words of encouragement to me as a newbie. During broadcasting in the waiting room he tries to make people laugh. He gathers all the juniors and gives newbies like me many kind advice and encouragement.
I'm always thankful (to him); this time it is only right for Jong Kook hyungnim to receive the Daesang (year end awards)."

Chae Yeon
"I think about the first time I became a singer; I was in the recording studio recording with my idol. I remember when I was young I knew Turbo's schedule and went to the Dream Concert.
I don't know how he could remember me; (but) he doesn't know how thankful I am that he remembers me. During Turbo time I like Turbo songs and Jong Kook oppa; (now as) the singer Chae Yeon, my heart hasn't changed at all."

Park Kyung Lim"When I was in high school I really liked Turbo. At the time of school I was in public relations I didn�t like to study and I was crazy about PR. Eventually/Finally I was able to interview Turbo; at that time Jong Kook oppa said to me, "This kid! You look like a boy~"*lol*. After a few years I saw him during a recording and I shouted "Oppa!". Jong Kook oppa then said, "Oh? This kid, why are you here?" he looked happy seeing me�. When I was young I was a fan of Turbo, now I am a fan of the person Kim Jong Kook and a big fan of the singer Kim Jong Kook; I have a lot of good memories about my school days and I'm always thankful for what Jong Kook has done for me. Even though we are pretty close now, he is still the oppa that I like."

Yoo Seung Jun during a performance in China
"I still keep in touch with Jong Kook and Tae Hyun up to this day and we always (ask each other) how we're doing. I've been too busy and haven't been able to see them (lately); I really miss them. Jong Kook's album did really well; I'm happy for it, thankful for it, and I want to congratulate him on it. As for Tae Hyun I hope this time his movie will be the best. Jong Kook and Tae Hyun are certainly the friends that I love the most; I can see that they have both become fine musicians and fine actors. I miss you Tae Hyun and Jong Kook."

Hong Kyung Min
"Jong Kook is a serious guy just like in the Han Namja (One Man) lyrics. He will make it difficult for the woman that he loves as he only thinks about his love one in a relationship; he is one thick-headed man when it comes to this-- He compares getting a woman to catching a fish�where can you find such a man? *lol* . This is a thick-headed man who will be 'all-in' to one woman.. He walks together with friends on Lunar New Year not knowing how strong he is."


MC Mong
"I have always liked Jong Kook hyung's songs from his Turbo days but now I am honored to have him as a really close hyung.. I see his warm heart , also when I eat with him in private when there's no woman around he isn't quiet anymore.  Jong Kook hyung is a really just/righteous person ; he is also well-spoken.. During broadcasting I was really bothered with the camera not coming out (Jong Kook hyung) immediately came running up and said "Sorry" like this..
Now I feel like he isn't just a close hyung anymore but a real hyung.. I really want to be like Jong Kook hyung.."

One Two
Korea's number one entertainer with the best character is Jong Kook hyung~

Kim Je Dong
" I most often see Jong Kook at the company. Regardless of happy time or sad time he always stood by me. When Seung Jun was getting married he alone went to America; as a dongsaeng (younger brother) he is really wonderful. At that time I know Han Namja was number one but he still went. Yoo Jae Suk hyungnim also speak well of Jong Kook."

Hwang Bo
"Jong Kook oppa is quiet and doesn't say much to me. He just smiles. He also does that to other female entertainers. Kyung Lim unni and Eun Hye are the only ones he talked to. Even to me he spoke in honorific words ~ I would like to be closer to him~~~"

Yoon Eun Hye" In the beginning we only exchanged greetings but after the scandal we became really close; we occasionally eat out together and we also call each other on the phone. He has really good manners and that's what makes oppa charming.. My mother likes him especially.
He has a good character, and is also fair/just. Is there anyone in the entertainment world that doesn�t like him?"

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