Kim Bum-soo Quick Info
Height5 ft 7 in
Weight62 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 26, 1979
Zodiac SignAquarius
Eye ColorDark Brown

Kim Bum-soo is a South Korean singer, musician, television personality, host, and judge. Widely regarded as one of the country’s best vocalists, his discography consists of a number of tracks and albums which include the likes of A Promise, Remember, I Miss You (보고 싶다)The 4th Episode, So Long…Kim Bum Soo Vol. 6Solista Part 1, Solista Part 2FriendsHimAgainOnce Upon a Day (하루)TearsHello Goodbye HelloI Miss You (보고 싶다)You’re Leaving Me (니가 날 떠나)Sun Sets in My Heart (가슴에 지는 태양), Consolation (위로)Sadness Guide (슬픔활용법)Regrets to Forget (잊은만큼 후회해)Color Of City (Blue), Slow Man (ft. Chanyang), It Will Pass (지나간다), Rockstar, Higher, Last Love (끝사랑), Teardrop of My Heart (눈물나는 내 사랑), Home Meal (집 밥) (ft. Geeks and Mrs. Kim), I Love You (난 널 사랑해), Pain Poem (서툰 시), Shattered (와르르), Different (달라) (with Taeyeon), Taste of Separation (이별의 맛) (with Sim Hyun-Bo), White Winter (하얀 겨울) (with Lena Park), Going to You (너에게 간다) (with Yoon Jong-shin), and Person, Love (사람, 사랑) (with Lena Park). In addition to that, Kim Bum-soo has also been a part of a variety of television projects such as Superstar K 6, I Can See Your Voice, Superstar K 7, Superstar K 2016, Tomorrow’s National Singer, and The Second World.

Born Name

Kim Bum-soo

Nick Name

Bum-soo

Kim Bum-soo as seen during a performance in 2014
Kim Bum-soo as seen during a performance in 2014 (여니수니 / blog.naver.com / CC BY 2.0 KR DEED)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea

Nationality

South Korean

 

Education

Kim Bum-soo studied at Gangseo Technical High School. After that, he got enrolled at Soongsil University and studied music. He also attended the Seoul Institute of the Arts, a prominent educational institution specializing in the Arts located in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province in South Korea.

Occupation

Singer, Musician, Television Personality, Host, Judge

Genre

Pop, R&B, Soul

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Young Entertainment

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

62 kg or 136.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

Kim Bum-soo is of Korean descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Thin frame

Kim Bum-soo Facts

  1. Describing his high school experience, he stated that he felt like an “outsider” in high school. He later joined a church choir and was praised for his singing ability.
  2. In 1999, Kim Bum-soo made his debut as a singer with the release of his album titled A Promise.
  3. His song Hello Goodbye Hello was released in 2001 and it peaked at number #51 on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart.
  4. On December 17, 2002, Kim Bum-soo released his album I Miss You (보고 싶다) and the title track from the album was included in the soundtrack for the Korean television drama Stairway to Heaven.
  5. For the song Sun Sets in My Heart (가슴에 지는 태양), he bagged the KBS Music Award for “Bonsang” in 2004.
  6. To complete his mandatory military service, he served as an “entertainment soldier” under the Ministry of National Defense from April 2006 to October 2008.
  7. In 2011, he won the Melon Music Award in the “Best R&B/Ballad Award” category for Please (제발).
  8. For a long time, Kim Bum-soo struggled with being labeled a “faceless” singer (a term used in South Korea for singers who are not considered visually appealing by the public). It also partly affected his career as the industry avoided putting him in the spotlight even though he had established himself as one of the country’s best vocalists and that was because of South Korea’s standards of looks being treated just as importantly as talent.
  9. In an interview with ATK Magazine in August 2016, he stated, “I was not happy that my song was judged by my appearance, not by my talent, or the song itself. I wanted to show and let them think how I was prepared, and listen to my song first. At first, I felt sad that only my appearance stood out.” However, he added that he believed the comments “made him stronger” and people have started to “take my songs and skills just as they are, and I really appreciate it”.

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