Kim Kyung-ho

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Kim Kyung-Ho
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Background information
Birth name 김경호
Born (1971-06-07) June 7, 1971 (age 47)
Origin Mokpo, South Korea
Genres Hard rock, metal, K-pop,
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Producer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Organ
Years active 1989 – Present
Labels Mnet media
Website www.kimkyungho.com

Kim Kyung Ho (김경호, born June 7, 1971) is a Korean rock singer known for his efforts in bringing rock music to South Korea and his 4 octave vocal range.

Kim was born in Mokpo, South Korea, he is known as the National Rock Star with charismatic presence on stage and later on called as Rock Unnie or National Sister because of his long hair and feminine look.

He made his first appearance on Korea's music scene in 1989 on an annual competition for talented youths hosted by KBS; in 1991, he also joined on MBC's University Music Festival where he got bronze award for his self-composed song Long Goodbye which was also included on his first album.

His debut album released in 1995 entitled "Kim Kyung Ho", and while not commercially successful earned him some recognition among Korean rock music fans. His more novel second album, "kim:kyungho 1997" was much better received and the song People Who Make Me Sorrow top on music charts which made him popular, since then he rise to mainstream success and release numerous hit songs such as Forbidden Love,Heartless,Until the day we love beautifully,My Love, even in the heaven,Though I Love You,Wine,Father etc., as well as a special album.

He also collaborated to the soundtrack of the 2002 Korean drama series Empress Myeongseong and 2004 (of which he covered Within Temptation song; "Mother Earth").

After Several years of popularity things took a downturn for him in 2003 when he was diagnosed with cord nodules; in 2007 Kim was diagnosed with Avascular necrosis.[1]

Kim Kyung Ho renewed his popularity through his participation in variety shows, and numerous appearances in televised singing competitions as part of an entourage of industry-veteran vocalists; in September 2011 he joined the hit Show I Am a Singer 1and with his long hair and charming dance move, he gained the title as Rock Unnie. He was the fifth artist to graduate from the show, doing so in the final round, his popularity continues as he appears on other variety shows such as Hidden Singer,Happy Together,Running Man etc. In 2014, He started to joined the Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend where he won the trophy for several times and gained the title Grim Reaper for making his opponents lights-off. In May 15 and May 22, 2016, he appeared on King of Mask Singer (episodes 59–60) and had a powerful performance.[2]

Kim Kyung Ho was married on November 8, 2014 to a Japanese woman working in finances whom he met through mutual friends in 2011.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Year Title Release Date Track List
1995 Kim Kyung Ho December 1, 1995
  1. Last Prayer (마지막 기도)
  2. Long Separation (긴 이별)
  3. Freeman (자유인)
  4. First Separation (첫 이별)
  5. Being A Man (남자라는 건)
  6. Life (목숨)
  7. For the First Time (나 이제서야)
  8. The Worst Day (최악의 날)
  9. A Boy Under the False Accusation (누명쓴 아이)
  10. Fall Asleep on the Raining Road (비가 오는 거리에서 잠든다)
1997 Kim:kyungho 1997 June 30, 1997
  1. Dracula
  2. Fate
  3. Aria of the Sad Soul (for Elise)
  4. The Lord of All Creation
  5. AID & AIDS
  6. People Who Make Me Sorrow
  7. Our Son
  8. Late Regret
  9. Forbidden Love
  10. Last Prayer
  11. To Pinocchio
  12. Waiting for You
1998 Kim Kyung Ho III - 00:00:1998 August 31, 1998
  1. Shout
  2. Fly High to Follow Your Dreams
  3. Grief of Farewell
  4. The Name That I'd Call Out with My Last Breath
  5. The Voice of Conscience
  6. Unfullfilled Love
  7. The Castle of Eternity
  8. Exodus
  9. Vesuvius
  10. My Love, Even in the Heavens
  11. Higher to the Top
1999 Kim Kyung Ho IV - For 2000 AD April 30, 1999
  1. For 2000 AD
  2. Through It Away! (버려!)
  3. Inerasable Trace (화인)
  4. Love Sadder than the Separation (이별보다 슬픈 사랑)
  5. 1052
  6. Non-Stop
  7. When My Love Calls You (내 그리움 널 부를 때)
  8. Love That We Can Never Achieve (이룰 수 없는 사랑)
  9. Come To Me (내게로 와)
  10. Heartlessness (비정)
  11. Rock 'N Roll
  12. Till I Beautifully Love You (To You ; Forbidden Love
2000 Kim Kyung Ho V - 와인 July 1, 2000
  1. escape
  2. Wine (迗 人)
  3. Blood
  4. Delete
  5. Dear Freddie
  6. Asparagus
  7. Masquerade
  8. Always Waiting For You
  9. Shadow of My Passionate Affections
  10. Good-bye to my love
  11. Tragedy
2001 Kim Kyung Ho VI - The Life August 13, 2001
  1. Survival Game
  2. Shout
  3. To you precious
  4. The Life
  5. Rock The Night
  6. sacrifice
  7. Yesterday
  8. My All
  9. I loved it but
  10. Sacrifice (Instrumental)
  11. Sacrifice (music video)
2003 Kim Kyung Ho 7 - Open Your Eyes August 11, 2003
  1. OASIS
  2. Father
  3. Now
  4. Wisdom for you
  5. Time Is Up
  6. Open Your Eyes
  7. Break Free
  8. I would rather
  9. To the last one (To You)
  10. Hi
  11. Now (Club Remix Ver 1.0)
2004 Kim Kyung Ho 7.5 - 시작 : How July 12, 2004
  1. Man On The Silver Mountain (Remake)
  2. How?
  3. Please Forgive Me
  4. Leave it
  5. I'll give you my love (Remake)
  6. Everybody
  7. I can not talk. (Remake)
  8. Night at night (Remake)
  9. Judgment Day
  10. Come to me (Live)
  11. Oasis (Live)
  12. I love you (Live)
  13. Now (Live) With Park Sang Min
  14. Father (Remix)
  15. Wisdom for you (Remastering)
  16. Remastering
  17. My All (Remastering)
2006 Kim Kyung Ho 8 - Unlimited February 23, 2006
  1. Rock And Light
  2. Warrior
  3. Love, in pain
  4. I believe you loved it.
  5. Guardian Angel
  6. Summer Candles
  7. Party
  8. My farewell
  9. A breathing love
  10. Working For The Weekend
  11. Season of Loss
  12. Road Movie
  13. Summer Candles (Radio Version)
2007 Kim Kyung Ho Vol. 9 - Infinity November 30, 2007
  1. Poison
  2. As if it were you
  3. Habit
  4. Portrait of a young day
  5. Sad Song
  6. I, Who Cannot Forget You
  7. Insomnia
  8. Rain is Who You Are and Flow
  9. Nanana
  10. Make It Go Away
  11. Tunnel

Mini Albums[edit]

Year Title Release Date Track List
2008 Kim Kyung Ho - Another Story February 29, 2008
  1. 마치 너인 것처럼
  2. 널 잊지 못하는 내가 (Live)
  3. 독 (毒) (Live)
  4. 마치 너인 것처럼 (Live)
  5. 마치 너인 것처럼
2009 Kim Kyung Ho - Chapter Zero April 10, 2009
  1. Still Wanting You
  2. People Who Make Me Sorrow
  3. Reach for the Sky
  4. Too Hard Too Furious
  5. Come to Me
2009 Kim Kyung Ho 9.5 - Alive June 22, 2009
  1. Face to Face
  2. I want to bring her back (데려오고 싶다)
  3. Promise U
  4. Misty Rain (는개비)
  5. The Story of Rain And You (Featuring Park Wan-kyu) (비와 당신의 이야기)
  6. Rush (질주)
2013 Kim Kyung Ho 10 - 공존 February 22, 2013
  1. If you can hear love
  2. I wait for you
  3. Promise
  4. Sunset
  5. Tears of the Moon
  6. Get On Your Feet
  7. If you hear love (Inst.)

Single Albums[edit]

Year Title Release Date Track List
2008 Kim Kyung Ho -너를 지켜줄 거야 September 19, 2008
  1. 너를 지켜줄 거야 (법무부 캠페인 광고 삽입곡)
2008 Kim Kyung Ho -질주 October 09, 2008
  1. 질주
2009 Kim Kyung Ho -Fly Away March 23, 2009
  1. Fly Away (메리 제트 오프닝 타이틀)
2017 Kim Kyung Ho 10 - Part 2 공존 May 15, 2017
  1. 시간의 숲
  2. Don't Be Quiet
2018 FOURever :

Kim Kyung Ho,Kim Jong Seo,Kim Tae Won and Park Wan Kyu

March 22, 2018
  1. Promise

Live Albums[edit]

Year Title Release Date
1997 Kim Kyung Ho: Live Late 1997
2002 Kim Kyung Ho - Best & Live January 2002
2014 KIMKYUNGHO 20th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM October 2014

Awards[edit]

Golden Disk Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
1997 Bonsang Album People Who Make Me Sorrow Won
1998 Bonsang Album My Love Even in the Heavens Won
1999 Popularity Award Until the day we love beautifully Won

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2000 Best Rock Performance "Wine" (와인)[3][4] Nominated
2001 "Sacrifice" (희생)[5] Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
1997 Bonsang Album People Who Make Me Sorrow Won
1998 Bonsang Album My Love Even in the Heavens Won

Activities and Shows[edit]

Variety Shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role
2003 X-Man SBS Guest, episodes 1–6
2011 I Am a Singer 1 MBC Contestant, episodes 26–40
2012 Hello Counselor KBS2 Guest, episode 79 (Jun.11)
2012 Hidden Singer Pilot JTBC Contestant, episode 2
2012 I Am a Singer 1 MBC Contestant, episodes 41-47
2012 Top Band 2 KBS2 Judges
2012 You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook KBS2 Guest, episode 134 (March 02)
2013 Happy Together KBS2 Guest, episode 291
2013 Hidden Singer 1 JTBC Guest, episodes 6,16 and 17
2013 Hidden Singer 2 JTBC Guest, episodes 2,6 and 12
2013 Dancing with the Stars 3 MBC Contestant, episodes 1-12
2014 Hidden Singer 3 JTBC Guest, episodes 10(Lee Sun-hee) and 11
2014 Immortal Songs KBS2 Contestant, episodes:
  1. 162 (Aug.23) -The First Train,
  2. 163-164 (Aug.30 and Sep.06) -Back to You
  3. 167 (Oct.04) -Autumn Love (Won)
2014 Radio Star MBC Guest, episode 360 (Jan.01-New Year Special)
2014 Running Man SBS Guest, episodes 179–180 and 221
2015 Immortal Songs KBS2 Contestant, episodes:
  1. 181 (Jan.10) -As Days Goes By (Won)
  2. 182 (Jan.17) -We
  3. 185 (Feb.07) -The Winter Rose (Won)
2015 King of Mask Singer JSTV Contestant as "The Last Samurai", episodes 8,10 and 11
2015 Hidden Singer 4 JTBC Guest, episodes 6 and 8
2015 I Am a Singer 3 MBC Contestant
2016 Duet Song Festival 1 MBC Contestant w/ Han Byung Ho, Episodes:
  1. 15 (Jul.15) -Don't Touch Me
  2. 18 (Aug.05) -It's Fortunate
  3. 19 (Aug.19) -Childish Adult
  4. 30 w/ Kwon Hyuk Soo (Nov.25) -Though I Love You (Opening Song)
2016 Fantastic Duo Season 1 SBS Contestant Episodes 29 and 30
2016 Immortal Songs KBS2 Contestant, episodes:
  1. 242-243 (Mar.19 and 26) -Early Rain (Won)
  2. 247 (Apr.16) -Sling (Won)
  3. 258 (Jul.02) -Be Mine Forever
  4. 268 (Sep.10) -Home Town Station
  5. 273 (Oct.15) -Arirang Mokdong (Won)
  6. 283 (Dec.24) -Tomorrow
2016 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant as "The Lamp Genie", episodes 59–60
2016 Duet Song Festival MBC Contestant with Han Byung-ho, episodes 15 and 18-19
2016 Vocal War:Voice of God SBS Contestant, episodes 15 -16
2016 Running Man SBS Guest, episodes 312
2016 Happy Together KBS2 Guest, episodes 471
2017 Happy Together KBS2 Guest, episodes 514-515
2017 I Can See Your Voice 4 Mnet Guest, episode 14
2017 Immortal Songs KBS2 Contestant, episodes:
  1. 292 (Feb.25) -Run
  2. 293 (Mar.04) -Water Color Painting
  3. 306 (Jun.03) -Mokpo is a Harbor
  4. 319 (Sep.02) -You do not Answer
  5. 325 (Oct.14) -Toward Tomorrow
2017 Infinite Challenge MBC Guest episode 522
2018 Happy Together KBS2 Guest, episodes 523-524 and 532
2018 Hello Counselor KBS2 Guest, episode 363 (Apr.30)
2018 Hidden Singer 5 JTBC Guest, Comeback Special (Jun.10)
2018 I Can See Your Voice 5 Mnet Guest, episode 12 (April 20) with FOURever
2018 Immortal Songs KBS2 Contestant, episodes:
  1. 340 (Feb.03) -Amor Fati (Won)
  2. 345 (Mar.10) -Gwanghwamun Love Song
  3. 350 (Apr.21) -Firecracker of Asia (Won-PART1),351 (Apr.28-PART2) and 352 (May05-PART3)
  4. 360 (Jun.30) -Nayana
2018 Weekly Idol MBC Guest episode 355 (May 16)

FOURever w/ Kim Tae Won, Kim Jong Seo and Park Wan Kyu

2018 You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook KBS2 Guest, episode 392 (April 08)

Pre-Tour Concerts 2018[edit]

Date Title Place Country
Mar.03, 2018 Sudden Concert Shinhan Card Fan Square Live Hall Seoul, South Korea
Apr.21, 2018 The Vocalists (Joint Concert) Suseong Artpia Daegu, South Korea
May 19, 2018 Combat in Busan Busan Sohyang Theater Busan, South Korea
Jun. 02, 2018 Combat in Seoul Yonsei University Grand Hall Seoul, South Korea
Jul. 07, 2018 Harmony Concert Kenton Node Hotel Complex Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Aug.15, 2018 Rock Forever Blue Square IMarket Mall Seoul, South Korea
Aug.25, 2018 Combat in Goyang Goyang Oulim Nuri Arts Center Goyang, South Korea

Events 2018[edit]

Date Events Place
Mar.14, 2018 Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics (Sports Presentation) Jeongson Alpine Centre
Apr.14, 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival Rivera Country Club Hwaseung
Apr.29, 2018 Wonju MBC Danjong Festival Closing Concert Yeongwol Kangwando
May 11, 2018 Korea, China and Japan Cultural Exchange Event Busan, East Asian Cultural City
May 12, 2018 Busan Lotus Lantern Festival Busan Citizens Park
Jun.08, 2018 Korean Traditional Music Symphony Orchestra Anseong
Jun.15, 2018 'One The Full' Donghae Music Festa Donghae
July 20, 2018 A Midsummer Night's Rock Concert with Kim Kyung Ho Hadong
July 21, 2018 MR Live at Sumjin River Festival Songlim Park, Hadong
Aug.03, 2018 Night Pool Party Haeundae Beach, Busan
Sep.01, 2018 K-Rock Festival Soyosan Dongducheon

TV Broadcast 2018[edit]

Date Network
Mar.18, 2018 KBS1 Open Concert Kim Kyung Ho Band with Kwak Dong Hyun
May 26, 2018 UBC Dran Concert Kim Kyung Ho Band
Jun.05, 2018 KBS1 Open Concert Kim Kyung Ho with FOURever: Kim Tae Won, Kim Jong Seo and Park Wan Kyu
Jun.24, 2018 KBS1 Open Concert Kim Kyung Ho with Kwak Dong Hyun

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singer Kim Suffers From Rare Disease". Korea Times. 9 December 2007. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Jo Yoon-seon (May 22, 2016). "'복면가왕' 음악대장 9연승 신화…램프의 요정은 김경호 (종합)". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2000 MMF part 1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  4. ^ "2000 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived 2014-06-13 at Archive.is. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  5. ^ "2001 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived 2014-06-13 at Archive.is. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-07-22.

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