Hwang Chan-sung

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Hwang Chan-sung
Hwang Chansung at the press conference for "Red Carpet", 24 October 2014 01.jpg
Hwang Chansung at the press conference for Red Carpet
Born (1990-02-11) February 11, 1990 (age 29)
Seoul, South Korea [1]
Other names [1]
Musical career
Years active2006–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts
Website 2PM Homepage
Korean name
Revised Romanization Hwang Chan-seong
McCune–Reischauer Hwang Ch'ansŏng

Hwang Chan-sung (Korean : 황찬성, born February 11, 1990), [1] also known mononymously as Chansung, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, rapper and actor. He is a member of the Korean boy band 2PM. Chansung made his debut as an actor in the 2006 comedy series Unstoppable High Kick , and since then has gone on to star in the Japanese drama Kaitō Royale (2011) and 7th Grade Civil Servant (2013).

Korean language Language spoken in Korea

The Korean language is an East Asian language spoken by about 77 million people. It is a member of the Koreanic language family and is the official and national language of both Koreas: North Korea and South Korea, with different standardized official forms used in each country. It is also one of the two official languages in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture and Changbai Korean Autonomous County of Jilin province, China. It is also spoken in parts of Sakhalin, Ukraine and Central Asia.

2PM South Korean boy band

2PM (Korean: 투피엠) is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment. The current members are Jun. K, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho and Chansung. Former leader Jaebeom officially left the band in early 2010.

Kaitō Royale (怪盗ロワイヤル) is a Japanese television drama series based on a video game from DeNA. It premiered on TBS on 28 October 2011. The theme song of the series is Lock On by Yui.


Early life

Chansung was born in Seoul, South Korea, where he still resides. Chansung was educated at Korean Arts High School and Howon University.[ citation needed ]

Seoul Special City in Seoul Capital Area, South Korea

Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. With surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, Seoul forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area.

Korean Arts High School is an arts high school in Hongik-dong, Seongdong District, Seoul, South Korea.

Howon University School in Gunsan, South Korea

Howon University is a private four-year comprehensive university located in Gunsan, South Korea. It is renowned for its high employment rate for its graduates.



Chansung was a television actor, having played roles in MBC's 2006 comedy sitcom Unstoppable High Kick and then in KBS2's 2008 teen drama Jungle Fish .[ citation needed ] It was also during this time, in 2006, that he auditioned for, and was named, one of the dozen finalists (including his future bandmates Lee Junho and Taecyeon) to compete in the show "Superstar Survival".[ citation needed ]

<i>Jungle Fish</i> South Korean television drama

Jungle Fish is a South Korean youth drama based on a true story that depicts the pressures placed on students to achieve and gain admission to prestigious colleges and universities. Its sequel Jungle Fish 2 aired two years later with a different cast.

Music career

In 2008, he took part in Mnet's Hot Blood Men which follows the extreme training of 13 trainees in order to become a member of the boy band One Day. One Day spawned two boy bands, 2AM and 2PM, of which the latter one Chansung became a member of. Six months after Hot Blood was aired on TV, 2PM debuted with their first single "10점 만점에 10점" ("10 Points out of 10 Points") from their first EP Hottest Time of the Day , but it wasn't until their second EP 2:00PM Time For Change which skyrocketed their success in the Korean music industry.[ citation needed ]

Mnet (TV channel) Television channel

Mnet is a South Korean pay television music channel owned by CJ E&M, a division of CJ Group.

2AM (band) South Korean boyband

2AM is a South Korean boy group, that consisted of Jo Kwon, Lee Changmin, Lim Seulong and Jeong Jinwoon. It was one of the two subgroups split from the eleven-member boy band One Day, the other being 2PM. They officially debuted on July 11, 2008, on KBS' Music Bank, performing the song "This Song". They won their first Mutizen at Inkigayo on February 7, 2010, with "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die".

Extended play musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs generally contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

Personal life

Chansung speaks fluent Korean, intermediate Japanese, and basic English. He is also trained martial artist, having achieved high levels in Taekwondo and Kumdo. Chansung revealed on Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education that he holds a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo.[ citation needed ]

Taekwondo Martial art from Korea

Taekwondo or Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.

Kumdo is a modern Korean martial art derived from Japanese Kendo. Though romanized in a number ways when written Kǒmdo or Geomdo the meaning remains "the way of the sword" and is cognate with the Japanese term. As a martial art, Kumdo has become accepted in Korean culture and society since its introduction from Japan to the degree that the term "Kumdo" has, in recent history, become a generic label for other Korean martial arts based upon swordsmanship. As a result, caution should be exercised to avoid confusion among practices espousing martial rather than sporting and competitive goals. Although related to Japanese Kendo, minor differences exist in Korean Kumdo due to appropriation and acculturation. Such differences include, but are not limited to, the use of native terminology, the use of blue flags rather than red flags for the referees and minor modifications to the uniform.

Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education, also known as Cool Kiz on The Block, was a South Korean television sports variety show which premiered on 9 April 2013 on KBS2. It was the replacement show of Moonlight Prince. The program's last episode aired on 4 October 2016 and it was succeeded by Trick & True.

Fitness Center

On June 1, 2012 JYP Entertainment announced through their official Twitter that Chansung will be opening a fitness center with his weight trainer, Hwang Mo.[ citation needed ] The fitness center is located in Nonhyun-dong (논현동), Seoul.[ citation needed ]

Military Enlistment

Chansung enlisted in the Army for his mandatory military service on June 11, 2019. [2]


Television series

2006 Unstoppable High Kick MBC Hwang Chansung
2008 Jungle Fish KBS2 Park Young-sam [3]
2011 Dream High Oh-sun's imaginary boyCameo (Ep. 12)
Kaito Royale TBS Jack
2013 7th Grade Civil Servant MBCGong Do-ha [4]
Votre NoirKBS2Kim Hyung-joo [5]
2015Dream KnightNaver TVCastHimselfCameo (Ep. 3) [6]
2016 My Horrible Boss JTBC Nam Bong-gi [7]
Dr. Romantic SBS Young GyunSpecial appearance (Ep. 8, 11-12)
2017 Suspicious Partner Jang Hee-joonSpecial appearance [8]
Queen for Seven Days KBS2Seo-no [9]
2018 What's Wrong with Secretary Kim tvN Go Gwi-nam [10]
Secret Queen Makers Naver TV Cast and YouTube Chansung
2019 Touch Your Heart tvNChansungCameo [11]
So I Married an Anti-fan JJ [12]


2012Beyond the ONEDAY ~Story of 2PM & 2AM~Himself
2014 Red Carpet Kim Dae-yoon [13]
A Dynamite FamilySoo-geun [14]
2015I Wanna Hold Your HandJi-ohCameo [15]
Wasure YukiYoon Tae-oh [16]
2017 Midnight Runners Himself Cameo

Theater & Musical

2017My Love My BrideYoungmin [17]
Altar Boyz (Korean version)Matthew

Variety show

YearTitleTV NetworkNotes
2014 If You Love SMG Episodes 1—13
2016 Law of the Jungle SBSEpisodes 203—211



Japanese EPs

TitleAlbum detailsTrack listingSales
  • Released: May 23, 2018
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Track listing
  1. Treasure
  2. Fireworks
  3. 何度でも
  4. Fading Away
  5. 夜に
  6. Treasure (Instrumental)
  7. Baby (Limited Edition B only)
  8. Mayday -CHANSUNG ver.- (Limited Edition B only)
  9. MAKE LOVE -CHANSUNG ver.- (Limited Edition B only)
  10. Shining Star -CHANSUNG ver.-(Limited Edition only)


YearArtistSong titleAlbum
2010 JOO ft.Chansung"Not Even In The Movies"(영화도 안보니)Heart Made
2011 2AM ft. Chansung"To Her" (그녀에게) Can't Let You Go Even If I Die


Release DateTitleArtistAlbum
May 6, 2013Coming Down 2PM Grown
May 6, 2013Perfume Chansung Grown (Grand Edition only)
September 15, 2014Mine 2PM Go Crazy!
September 15, 2014Boyfriend 2PM
September 15, 2014The Word, Love (사랑한단 말) Chansung & Taecyeon Go Crazy!(Grand Edition only)

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
2010Korea Jewerly AwardsDiamond Awards Nichkhun and ChansungWon[ citation needed ]
Men's HealthBest Cover ModelN/AWon[ citation needed ]
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (TV)Nominated
2018 11th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor What's Wrong with Secretary Kim Won [19]
Hallyu StarWon

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