Sung Si-kyung

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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 39)
OriginSouth Korea
Genres Pop ballad
Occupation(s) Singer, Television host
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active2000–present
Labels Jellyfish Entertainment, JVC Kenwood Victor Entertainment
Korean name
Revised Romanization Seong Si-gyeong
McCune–Reischauer Sŏng Sikyŏng

Sung Si-kyung (Hangul : 성시경; 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]

Hangul Native alphabet of the Korean language

The Korean alphabet, known as Hangul, has been used to write the Korean language since its creation in the 15th century by King Sejong the Great. It may also be written as Hangeul following the standard Romanization.

Variety shows, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is entertainment made up of a variety of acts including musical performances, sketch comedy, magic, acrobatics, juggling, and ventriloquism. It is normally introduced by a compère or host. The variety format made its way from Victorian era stage to radio and then television. Variety shows were a staple of anglophone television from the late 1940s into the 1980s.

<i>2 Days & 1 Night</i> South Korean reality-variety show

2 Days & 1 Night is a South Korean reality-variety show that airs on KBS2 beginning August 5, 2007. 1 Night 2 Days is one of the two segments on Happy Sunday, airing at 6:25pm KST once a week. The episodes are also uploaded with English subtitles weekly on YouTube through KBS's official channel. The show's current cast members are Kim Jong-min, Cha Tae-hyun, Kim Joon-ho, Defconn, Yoon Shi-yoon, Jung Joon-young and intern Lee Yong-jin. The show's motto is "Real Wild Road Variety." Its main concept is to recommend various places of interest that viewers can visit in South Korea. Filming for every new trip is usually done 2 weeks prior to broadcast on KBS2.



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 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.

Korea University university in Busan .South Korea

Korea University is a private research university in Seoul, South Korea.

A Bachelor of Arts is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both. Bachelor of Arts programs generally take three to four years depending on the country, institution, and specific specializations, majors, or minors. The word baccalaureus should not be confused with baccalaureatus, which refers to the one- to two-year postgraduate Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in some countries.

A Master of Arts is a person who was admitted to a type of master's degree awarded by universities in many countries, and the degree is also named Master of Arts in colloquial speech. The degree is usually contrasted with the Master of Science. Those admitted to the degree typically study linguistics, history, communication studies, diplomacy, public administration, political science, or other subjects within the scope of the humanities and social sciences; however, different universities have different conventions and may also offer the degree for fields typically considered within the natural sciences and mathematics. The degree can be conferred in respect of completing courses and passing examinations, research, or a combination of the two.

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 guest singer 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.

You Hee-yeol South Korean singer-songwriter

You Hee-yeol is a South Korean singer-songwriter, radio DJ, and the host of You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook. He is the founder of the record label Antenna Music and the sole member of the project band Toy.

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.

Japan Constitutional monarchy in East Asia

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

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".

Lena Park South Korean/American singer

Park Jung-hyun, also known as Lena Park, is an American-born South Korean singer who debuted in 1998 with the album, Piece. She is known in South Korea as "the nation's fairy" due to her small stature and strong singing voice.

IU (singer) South Korean singer and actress

Lee Ji-eun, professionally known as IU (Hangul: 아이유), is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. While still in middle school, IU auditioned for various talent agencies with ambitions of becoming a singer. She signed with Kakao M in 2007 as a trainee and began her music career at the age of 15 with her debut album, Lost and Found. Her follow-up albums, Growing Up and IU...IM, brought her mainstream success, but it was through "Good Day", the lead single from her 2010 album Real, that she achieved national stardom. "Good Day" spent five consecutive weeks at the top position of South Korea's Gaon Digital Chart, a joint record along with Psy's "Gangnam Style".

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

Japanese albums


Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
2001 Golden Disc Awards Rookie of the YearLike the First TimeWon [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 AwardN/AWon [6]
Seoul Music Awards New Artist AwardN/AWon [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 BonsangN/AWon [11]
Seoul Music Awards BonsangN/AWon [8]
2003 SBS Gayo Daejeon BonsangN/AWon [12]
2005KBS Music AwardsSinger of the YearN/AWon [13]
2006 SBS Gayo Daejeon BonsangN/AWon [14]
Cyworld Digital Music Awards Song Of The Month (November)"On The Street"Won [15]
2007 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award in RadioBlue Nights with Sung Si-kyungWon [16]
2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Male Artist "I Like"Nominated [17]
2012 KBS Entertainment Awards Best New EntertainerNominated
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]


YearCompany NameBrand NameItemCo-star
2008RED PEN빨간펜Education
2008LG CompanyThe Rhapsody in MusicMobile Phone
2012Korea UniversityKorea UniversityEducation
2013InnisfreeSoybean essenceCosmetic
2013YondangiEnglish ApplicationEducation Heo Ji-woong [20]
2014BvlgariMan in BlackCologne
2015CJ Foods다시다 요리수Food
2015CJ Foods비비고 왕교자Food Soyou
2016BvlgariMan Black CologneCologne

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