Sung Si-kyung

Sung Si-kyung
Sung Si-kyung on May 30, 2014.jpg
Sung Si-kyung on May 30, 2014
Background information
Born (1979-04-17) April 17, 1979 (age 40)
Origin South Korea
Genres Pop ballad
Occupation(s) Singer, Television host
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2000–present
Labels Jellyfish Entertainment, JVC Kenwood Victor Entertainment
Korean name
Revised Romanization Seong Si-gyeong
McCune–Reischauer Sŏng Sikyŏng

Sung Si-kyung (Hangul성시경; born April 17, 1979)[1] is a South Korean singer and television host. He debuted in 2001 and has released seven studio albums in Korean[2] and two studio albums in Japanese.[3] He has also hosted and appeared on numerous South Korean variety television shows including 2 Days & 1 Night, Witch Hunt, and Non-Summit.[4]


Sung was a student at Korea University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and then a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has also appeared in a number of TV shows including Korean dramas and entertainment shows, gaining favorable response from the public. Sung enlisted for his mandatory military service in 2008 and was honorably discharged in 2010. Sung's first comeback concert after the discharge attracted more than 6,000 fans from all over the country.

Music career

While at Korea University, Sung participated in an online singing competition and was awarded 1st place in the country. The winners of the song festival released a compilation album, from which his song “The Road that Leads to Me” became a major hit. Due to the popularity of the song, the compilation album sold nearly 100,000 copies even though it was a promotional album. This helped Sung to attain stardom in November 2000.

Sung's official debut was in 2001 when he released his first album, 처음처럼 (Like the First Time). Mainly consisting of ballads, his debut album contained three hits and made him the best newcomer singer of the year. Participating as a featured artist on You Hee-yeol’s album also contributed to his rising popularity. His second album released in 2002 was also a success, selling more than 650,000 copies. He continued to release album after album, averaging about one a year.

Sung currently has released 7 full albums - 5 are traditional ballad/pop albums, a "remake" album and a "special" album called "Try to Remember." He also released a "Best of" album in Japan which included his first Japanese title. His sixth and final pre-army was released in 2008.

in September 2011, he made his comeback to the music industry with his seventh album. The album's title song "The First Time" is a sweet and delicate ballad that was also released earlier in the year as a digital single. He decided to produce and release a regular album instead of a mini or a single to express his appreciation for his fans that had waited so long.

The album consists of 12 songs composed by singer-songwriters Yoon Sang, Kim Hyun-hhul and Kang Seung-won. It also features duets with Lena Park and IU. Also included is the Secret Garden OST theme song, "You're My Spring".

Sung's comeback track "난 좋아" (Even Now) released on his 7th album debuted at number 5 on Billboard's Korea K-Pop Hot 100 for the week of 22 September.[5]


Korean albums

  • Like the First Time (2001)
  • Melodie D'Amour (2002)
  • Double Life; The Other Side (2003)
  • I Want to Dream Again (2005)
  • The Ballads (2006)
  • Here In My Heart (2008)
  • The First (2011)

Japanese albums

  • Drama (2017)
  • You Are Here (2018)


Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2001 Golden Disc Awards Rookie of the Year Like the First Time Won [6]
MBC Gayo Daejejeon Best New Artist "Like the First Time" Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Male Artist Won [7]
SBS Gayo Daejeon Rookie Award N/A Won [6]
Seoul Music Awards New Artist Award N/A Won [8]
2002 Golden Disc Awards Bonsang "We Make a Good Pair" Won [9]
Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Male Artist Won [10]
SBS Gayo Daejeon Bonsang N/A Won [11]
Seoul Music Awards Bonsang N/A Won [8]
2003 SBS Gayo Daejeon Bonsang N/A Won [12]
2005 KBS Music Awards Singer of the Year N/A Won [13]
2006 SBS Gayo Daejeon Bonsang N/A Won [14]
Cyworld Digital Music Awards Song Of The Month (November) "On The Street" Won [15]
2007 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award in Radio Blue Nights with Sung Si-kyung Won [16]
2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Male Artist "I Like" Nominated [17]
2012 KBS Entertainment Awards Best New Entertainer Nominated
2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best OST "Every Moment of You" Nominated
2015 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Male Variety Performer Witch Hunt, Non-Summit Nominated
2016 MBC Entertainment Awards MC Award Duet Song Festival Won [18]
2018 KBS Entertainment Awards Excellence Award in Variety Battle Trip Won [19]


Year Company Name Brand Name Item Co-star
2008 RED PEN 빨간펜 Education
2008 LG Company The Rhapsody in Music Mobile Phone
2012 Korea University Korea University Education
2013 Innisfree Soybean essence Cosmetic
2013 Yondangi English Application Education Heo Ji-woong[20]
2014 Bvlgari Man in Black Cologne
2015 CJ Foods 다시다 요리수 Food
2015 Kwangdong Redormin Medicine
2015 CJ Foods 비비고 왕교자 Food Soyou
2015 Jaguar XE Car
2016 Bvlgari Man Black Cologne Cologne


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