Paul Kim (musician, born 1988)

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Paul Kim
김태형
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Kim in 2022
Born
Kim Tae-hyeong

(1988-02-11) February 11, 1988 (age 34)
South Korea
OccupationSinger-songwriter
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
LabelsNeuron Music
Korean name
Hangul
김태형
Revised Romanization Gim Tae-hyeong
McCune–Reischauer Kim T'aehyŏng

Kim Tae-hyeong (Korean : 김태형; born February 11, 1988), [1] [2] better known as Paul Kim (Korean : 폴킴) is a South Korean singer-songwriter. He debuted in 2014 and has released two extended plays [3] [4] and two full-length albums, one in two parts: The Road (2017) and Tunnel (2018), [5] and one also in two parts: Heart, One (2019) and Heart, Two (2020).

Contents

Early life

Born in South Korea, Kim lived in New Zealand for five years where he attended high school. He then went to an international school for his university education in Japan. Afterwards, he returned to South Korea to start his music career. [6]

Discography

Kim performing in 2018 (jigkaem)(4K 60P) polkim - keopi han jan halraeyo (180415 2018 H.A.N.D peseutibeol) by.JAS 23s.jpg
Kim performing in 2018

Studio albums

TitleDetailsPeak
chart
positions
KOR
[7]
The First Album Part 1: The Road
  • Released: September 27, 2017
  • Label: Neuron Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
The First Album Part 2: Tunnel
  • Released: January 31, 2018
  • Label: Neuron Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
46
The Second Album Part 1: Heart, One
  • Released: October 7, 2019
  • Label: Neuron Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
36
The Second Album Part 2: Heart, Two
  • Released: April 22, 2020
  • Label: Neuron Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Extended plays

TitleDetailsPeak
chart
positions
Sales
KOR
[7]
Song Diary
  • Released: March 25, 2016
  • Label: Neuron Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
22
  • KOR: 1,669 [8]
Her
  • Released: December 28, 2016
  • Label: Neuron Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
Star
  • Released: June 14, 2022
  • Label: Neuron Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
49TBA
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Singles

TitleYearPeak
chart
positions
SalesCertificationsAlbum
KOR
[9]
"Would You Like Some Coffee?" (커피 한 잔 할래요)2014Non-album singles
"Ex"
"Doowap" (너란 주의보)2016Song Diary
"Rain" (비)27
  • KOR: 2,500,000 [10]
Non-album singles
"Dear My Love" (내 사랑)
"Her"Her
"Meaning of Love" (사랑의 의미)
"Wanna Love You"2017 [upper-alpha 1] Non-album single
"The Road" (길)47The Road
"Premonition" (느낌)201885Tunnel
"Additional"62Non-album singles
"Huega" (휴가)60
"Me After You" (너를 만나)1
  • KOR: 2,500,000 [12]
"Traffic Light" (초록빛)20194
"Try" (헤어질 걸 알아)19
"Empty" (허전해)3Heart, One
"Big Heart" (마음)59Non-album single
"But I'll Miss You" (우리 만남이)20207Heart, Two
"Quarantine" (집돌이)163Non-album singles
"Hangover" (너도 아는)31
"Love Letter" (사랑하는 당신께)202118
"Wave" (파도)150Summer: re
"After Summer" (찬란한 계절)48Non-album singles
"Like Yesterday" (어제처럼)202214
"One More Time"97Star
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Collaborations

TitleYearPeak
chart
positions
Album
KOR
[9]
"Clumsy Expectations" (서툰 기대)
(with D.Story)
2015Non-album single
"Just Listening to You" (널 듣고만 있어)
(with 1sagain)
"Not So Hot" (뜨겁지가 않아)
(with Bill Stax)
"Can't Let Go" (미뤄)
(with Sleeq)
"Thinking of You" (널 떠올리는게)
(with Sool J and Ultimadrap)
2016 [upper-alpha 4]
"Now I Know" (사람이)
(with Jung Dong-ha)
2017Life
"For Less Than a Month" (한 달을 못 가서)
(with ALi)
[upper-alpha 5] Expand
"Tic Tac Toe" (눈치)
(with Heize and Peakboy)
201977 Hangout with Yoo "Yoo-plash"
"Loveship"
(with Chungha)
202012Non-album single
"If Only"
(with Joy)
202169 Hello
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Soundtrack appearances

TitleYearPeak
chart
positions
SalesCertificationsAlbum
KOR
[9]
"Hey" (있잖아)201741 Love Playlist 2 OST
"Goodbye Kiss" (꽃비) Black Knight OST
"Every Day, Every Moment" (모든 날, 모든 순간)20184
  • KOR: 5,000,000 [16]
Should We Kiss First? OST
"Inexplicable" (사랑 알 수 없나봐)21WHY OST
"So Long" (안녕)20191 Hotel Del Luna OST
"Dream"2020 The King: Eternal Monarch OST
"Always with You" (늘 곁에서 지금처럼)2021 Jirisan OST
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Filmography

Television shows

YearTitleRoleNotesRef.
2016Duet Song FestivalContestant (Episode 5)Younha's Partner; Sang "Around Thirty (서른 즈음에)"
2019 Begin Again Castseason 3 [19] [20]
2022Secret Man and WomanHost [21]

Web series

YearTitleRoleNotesRef.
EnglishKorean
2018Not Alright, But It's Alright하찮아도 괜찮아 시즌HimselfCameo [22]

Radio Shows

YearTitleRoleNotesRef.
2022Dream RadioSpecial DJfrom 7 February to 20 February [23]

Theater

YearTitleRoleRef.
2021–2022 Jack the Ripper Jack [24]

Awards and nominations

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, edition, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremonyYearCategoryNominee(s) / Work(s)ResultRef.
Gaon Chart Music Awards 2019Music Steady Seller of the Year"Me After You"Won
2020Artist of the Year – Digital Music (January)"Loveship" (with Chungha)Nominated
Genie Music Awards 2018Best Original Soundtrack"Every Day, Every Moment"Won [25]
2019Best Male Solo ArtistPaul KimWon [26]
The Top Music - Daesang (Grand Prize)"Me After You"Won
Golden Disc Awards 2018Best OST Award"Every Day, Every Moment"Won
2019Digital Bonsang"Me After You"Won
Korea Popular Music Award2018Best Original Soundtrack"Every Day, Every Moment"Nominated
KOMCA Awards2020Best Streaming Song"Every Day, Every Moment"Won
Korea First Brand Awards [upper-alpha 9] 2021Best Male VocalistPaul KimWon
Melon Music Awards 2018Best OST Award"Every Day, Every Moment"Won
2019Top 10 ArtistPaul KimNominated
Song of the Year"Traffic Light"Nominated
Best Ballad AwardNominated
Mnet Asian Music Awards 2018Best Original Soundtrack"Every Day, Every Moment"Nominated
2019Best Male ArtistPaul KimNominated
Artist of the YearNominated
Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10Nominated
Song of the Year"So Long"Nominated
Best Original SoundtrackNominated
Seoul Music Awards 2019Bonsang AwardPaul KimWon
2020Bonsang Award"Maum, Pt. 2"Nominated [27]
Best Ballad Award“Hangover”Nominated
Best R&B/Hip Hop Award“Maum, Pt. 2”Nominated

Notes

  1. "Wanna Love You" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at number 91 on the Gaon Download Chart. [11]
  2. "Me After You" was certified platinum for 2.5 million downloads October 10, 2019. [12]
  3. "Me After You" was certified platinum for 200 million streaming in June 6, 2020 [13]
  4. "Thinking of You" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at number 87 on the Gaon Download Chart. [14]
  5. "For Less Than a Month" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at number 87 on the Gaon Download Chart. [15]
  6. "Every Day, Every Moment" was certified 2× platinum for 5 million downloads October 8, 2020. [16]
  7. "Every Day, Every Moment" was certified platinum for 300 million streaming in June 11, 2020. [17]
  8. "So Long" was certified platinum for 100 million streaming in February 6, 2020 [18]
  9. Hosted by the Korea Consumer Brand Committee and the Korea Consumer Forum, the Korea First Brand Awards bases its winners on a nationwide South Korean survey

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