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Suho
South Korean singer

Suho

Suho
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro South Korean singer
A.K.A. Kim Joon-myeon
Is Singer Actor Model Songwriter Film actor Dancer Television actor
From South Korea
Field Dancing Fashion Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 22 May 1991, Seoul, South Korea
Age 31 years
Star sign Gemini
Stats
Height: 1.73 m
Education
Korea National University of Arts
Kyung Hee Cyber University
Genre:
K-pop
Instruments:
Voice
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Kim Jun-myeon (born (1991-05-22)May 22, 1991), better known by his stage name Suho (meaning "guardian" in Korean), is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actor. He is the leader and lead vocalist of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo and its sub-unit Exo-K. Apart from his group's activities, Suho has also starred in various television dramas and movies such as One Way Trip (2016), The Universe's Star (2017), Rich Man (2018), Middle School Girl A (2018), and How Are U Bread (2020). He debuted as a soloist on March 30, 2020 with the release of his debut EP, Self-Portrait.

Early life

Suho is a native of Seoul and lives in the Seoul area of Apgujeong with his family. During his youth, Suho was the class president in elementary school and the vice-chairman of his school's student body. He graduated from the prestigious Whimoon High School, where he excelled academically.

Suho became a trainee through SM Entertainment's Casting System in 2006 when he was 16 years old, after being discovered on the streets by an SM casting manager. In 2007, he was cast with a cameo role in the Super Junior film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys.

Career

2012–2014: Career beginnings

Suho was introduced as the tenth member of Exo on February 15, 2012. The group debuted in April 2012 with the extended play Mama with him as their leader.

In 2013, Suho voiced the main character Bernard for the Korean dub of the animated movie, Saving Santa. He also recorded the movie's original soundtrack of the same name with Apink's Jung Eun-ji.

In February 2014, Suho became a regular host for SBS' weekly music show Inkigayo alongside fellow Exo member Baekhyun, ZE:A member Kwanghee and actress Lee Yu-bi. Suho and Baekhyun left the position in November 2014 in order to focus on the release of Exo's second studio album.

2015–present: Acting roles, musicals and solo debut

In January 2015, he starred in SM Entertainment's hologram musical, School OZ, playing the character of Hans alongside labelmates Changmin, Key, Luna, Xiumin and Seulgi. In April 2015, he was a regular cast member in the KBS variety show Fluttering India, where they explored few places in Mumbai,India.

In March 2016, Suho made his big screen debut the indie film One Way Trip, which premiered at the 20th Busan International Film Festival. In April 2016, he was confirmed to be starring in the upcoming web drama How Are U Bread. The series is scheduled to be released in Korea and China. In July 2016, Suho and fellow Exo member Chen released a duet titled "Beautiful Accident" as an original soundtrack for the Chinese movie of the same name.

In January 2017, Suho starred as the male lead in the MBC drama special The Universe's Star, part of the drama trilogy Three Color Fantasy. He also recorded an original soundtrack titled "Starlight" for the drama. In February 2017, Suho collaborated with jazz pianist Song Young-joo on "Curtain", the last single from the Station project's first season. In September 2017, it was confirmed that Suho will be the male lead of the film Female Middle Schooler A.

In March 2018, Suho collaborated with Jang Jae-in and released two duets titled "Dinner" and "Do you have a moment". In May 2018, Suho returned to the small screen with the South Korean adaption of the 2012 Japanese drama Rich Man, Poor Woman. He played the role of an IT company founder which was portrayed by Shun Oguri in the original. Suho also starred in "Student A", is a film adaptation of webtoon which is released in the month of June, 2018. In July till August 2018, Suho starred in the musical The Man Who Laughs, playing the role of Gwynplaine, a pure character who has a monster like face. He received standing ovation and a positive feedback for his role from the audience on the musical's first day.

On October 28, 2019, a VR Film titled "The Present" is released in which Suho played the role of a young entrepreneur Ha-Neul, along with actors like Shin Ha-Kyun and Kim Seul-gi.

On March 30, 2020, Suho released his debut EP, Self-Portrait. He is the fourth member of Exo to debut as a solo artist.

Suho enlisted for his mandatory military service on May 14 as a public service officer.

Personal life

In 2009, Suho began attending Korea National University of Arts, however, he withdrew from it in 2011 and continued his education at Kyung Hee Cyber University along with fellow Exo members Chanyeol and Baekhyun. There he took classes for the Culture and Arts Department of Business Administration.

Discography

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
KOR
JPN
USWorld
Self-Portrait
  • Released: March 30, 2020 (KOR)
  • Label: SM Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
1 26 13
  • KOR: 289,738
  • CHN: 105,589
  • JPN: 2,227 (Phy.)
  • US: 1,000
  • KMCA: Platinum

Songs

Title Year Peak charts
position
Sales
Album
KOR
KORHot
USWorld
As lead artist
"Let's Love" (사랑, 하자) 2020 7 19 N/A Self-Portrait
Collaborations
"My Hero" (나의 영웅)
(with Leeteuk, Kassy & Jo Young-soo)
2016 177 N/A S.M. Station Season 1
"Curtain" (커튼)
(with Song Young-joo)
2017 74 16
  • KOR: 70,125+
"Do You Have A Moment" (실례해도 될까요)
(with Jang Jae-in)
2018 91 N/A Non-album singles
"Dinner"
(with Jang Jae-in)
11
Soundtrack appearances
"Saving Santa"
(with Jung Eun-ji)
2013 N/A Saving Santa OST
"Starlight" (낮에 뜨는 별)
(feat. Remi)
2017 The Universe's Star OST
"Beautiful Accident"
(with Chen)
Beautiful Accident OST
"Sedansogu" (세단소그) 2020 How Are You Bread OST
Other charted songs
"Beautiful" 2014 75
  • KOR: 18,675
Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
"Playboy" 2019 N/A Exo Planet #4 - The EℓyXiOn [dot]
"O2" 2020 91 39 Self-Portrait
"Made in You" 75 35
"Starry Night" (암막 커튼) 100 43
"Self-Portrait" (자화상) 88 38
"For You Now" (너의 차례)
(feat. Younha)
87 42
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Songwriting

All credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association, unless stated otherwise.

Year Song Album Artist(s) Lyrics
Credited With
2018 "Do You Have A Moment" Non-album single Suho, Jang Jae-in Yes Jang Jae-in, Kouame Jean Baptiste, Gerongco Robert Tigley, Gerongco Samuel Tigley, Aless Ria Iorio
"Dinner" Non-album single Yes Jang Jae-in
2020 "O2" Self-Portrait Suho Yes DJ HotBoyzZz (Cliff Lin, Ryan Colt Levy, Bryan Cho)
"Let's Love" Yes Noday, Aisle, Park Moon-chi
"Made In You" Yes minGtion, JUNNY
"Starry Night" Yes Jo Yoon-kyung
"Self-Portrait" Yes B-Rock (CLEF), J-Lin (CLEF), ALBN (CLEF), CLEF CREW
"For You Now (feat. Younha)" Yes Bang Hye-hyun (Jam Factory), JUNNY

Theater

Title Year Role Notes
School OZ 2015 Hans Holographic musical; main role
The Last Kiss 2017 Crown Prince Rudolf Lead role
The Man Who Laughs 2018,2020 Gwynplaine Lead role

Ambassadorship

Year Title Ref.
2019 Bvlgari Brand Ambassador
13th Daegu International Musical Festival Ambassador
7th Suncheon Bay World Animal Film Festival Ambassador
4th International Film Festival and Awards • Macao (IFFAM) Ambassador

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 Click!StarWars TheFactNews Year-End Awards Popular K-pop Star Award N/A Won
2018 7th Yegreen Musical Awards Best New Male Actor Award The Man Who Laughs Nominated
Popularity Award Male Actor Won
2018 Melon Music Awards Hot Trend Award Do You Have a Moment Nominated
Stagetalk Audience Choice Awards Best Male Rookie Musical Actor Award The Man Who Laughs Won
2019 Asia Culture Awards Male Rookie Actor Won
3rd Korea Musical Awards Best Male Rookie Actor Nominated
13th DIMF Awards DIMF PR Ambassador N/A Won
15th JIMFF Awards Discovery of the Year - Male Actor Middle School Girl A Won
2019 4th International Film Festival & Awards Macao Token Of Appreciation N/A Won
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 21 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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