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Sung Si-kyung on May 30, 2014
|Born||(1979-04-17) April 17, 1979|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Television host|
|Labels||Jellyfish Entertainment, JVC Kenwood Victor Entertainment|
|Revised Romanization||Seong Si-gyeong|
Sung Si-kyung (Hangul: 성시경; born April 17, 1979) is a South Korean singer and television host. He debuted in 2001 and has released seven studio albums in Korean and two studio albums in Japanese. He has also hosted and appeared on numerous South Korean variety television shows including 2 Days & 1 Night, Witch Hunt, and Non-Summit.
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.
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".
- 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)
- Drama (2017)
- You Are Here (2018)
Awards and nominations
|2001||Golden Disc Awards||Rookie of the Year||Like the First Time||Won|||
|MBC Gayo Daejejeon||Best New Artist||"Like the First Time"||Won|
|Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best New Male Artist||Won|||
|SBS Gayo Daejeon||Rookie Award||N/A||Won|||
|Seoul Music Awards||New Artist Award||N/A||Won|||
|2002||Golden Disc Awards||Bonsang||"We Make a Good Pair"||Won|||
|Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Male Artist||Won|||
|SBS Gayo Daejeon||Bonsang||N/A||Won|||
|Seoul Music Awards||Bonsang||N/A||Won|||
|2003||SBS Gayo Daejeon||Bonsang||N/A||Won|||
|2005||KBS Music Awards||Singer of the Year||N/A||Won|||
|2006||SBS Gayo Daejeon||Bonsang||N/A||Won|||
|Cyworld Digital Music Awards||Song Of The Month (November)||"On The Street"||Won|||
|2007||MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award in Radio||Blue Nights with Sung Si-kyung||Won|||
|2011||Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Male Artist||"I Like"||Nominated|||
|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|||
|2018||KBS Entertainment Awards||Excellence Award in Variety||Battle Trip||Won|||
|Year||Company Name||Brand Name||Item||Co-star|
|2008||LG Company||The Rhapsody in Music||Mobile Phone|
|2012||Korea University||Korea University||Education|
|2013||Yondangi||English Application||Education||Heo Ji-woong|
|2014||Bvlgari||Man in Black||Cologne|
|2015||CJ Foods||다시다 요리수||Food|
|2015||CJ Foods||비비고 왕교자||Food||Soyou|
|2016||Bvlgari||Man Black Cologne||Cologne|
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