By: LazerKim Kim Hyun Joong had been in the entertainment industry for six years, and within that span of time, he had achieved a lot from his hard work. From the teenage flower boy, Hyun Joong was a playful lad, shy boy, awkward but very handsome. As we see him now as one of the most popular Korean pop artist, a star, one would believe from where he came from.
I have been wanting to make an achievement awards portfolio of Kim Hyun Joong, a documented list of significant events in his career and what he had accomplished from 2005 as debuted as leader of the boy group SS501, until 2011 as he performed as solo artist. From the very start of Hyun Joong career, before he can step on that stage, he was already a winner.
Remember when he auditioned under DSP he was bringing his guitar all set to play and sing, but before he can do anything, he was already accepted to join a group of five singers to perform as one. But look at him now and the multiple awards recognition he had received so far, and see for yourself how he grew up so fast beyond imagination.
Significant Events from year 2005 to 2011:
- 2006 – SS501 appeared on a TV show “Thank You for Waking Me Up”
- 2007 – SS501 appeared on Mnet Show Idol World
- 2008 – Kim Hyun Joong cast in TV reality show “We Got Married” with Hwang Bo
- 2009 – Kim Hyun Joong cast in the big hit drama “Boys Over Flower” lead actor
- 2009 – SS501 released 1st album SS501 Collection, performed Asian Concert Tour
- 2010 – SS501 released 2nd album Destination, DSP contract termination June 8th
- 2010 – Kim Hyun Joong signed contract under Key East in June 28
- 2010 – Kim Hyun Joong cast in Playful Kiss as lead actor
- 2011 – Kim Hyun Joong debuted first album Breakdown in June
- 2011 – Kim Hyun Joong released 2nd album Lucky Guy in October
- 2012 – Kim Hyun Joong debuted 1st Japanese album Kiss Kiss
- 2008 – MBC Entertainment Award – Best Couple Award (We Got Married)
- 2008 – MBC Entertainment Award – Best Brand of year Special Awar
- 2009 – 45th PaekSang Art Award – Male Popularity Award for TV
- 2009 – Seoul International Drama – Best Actor Award (Boys Over Flower)
- 2009 – Style Icon Award – Most Popular Icon
- 2009 – Yahoo Asia Buzz Korea – Top Buzz Male Artist
- 2009 – Yahoo Asia Buzz Taiwan – Top Buzz Male Artist
- 2009 – Yahoo Asia Buzz Asia – Top Buzz Male Artist
- 2010 – Mnet 20’s Choice Award – Most Influential Star
- 2010 – Sky Perfect TV Award – Best Dresser Award
- 2010 – Style Icon Award – Popularity Award
- 2010 – MBC Drama Award – Male Popularity Award
- 2010 – Yahoo Asia Buzz – HongKong Top Buzz Male Artist
- 2010 – Yahoo Asia Buzz – Taiwan Top Buzz Male Artist
- 2010 – Yahoo Asia Buzz – Asia Top Buzz Male Artist
- 2011 – MNT Bloomberg TV – Best CF Model
- 2011 – Style Icon Awards – People’s Choice
- 2011 – 13th Mnet Sian Music Award – Best Male Solo Artist
- 2011 – Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards – Korea Top buzz Solo Artist
- 2011 – Yahoo Asia Buzz Award – HongKong Top Buzz Solo Artist
- 2011 – Yahoo Asia Buzz Award – Taiwan Top Buzz Solo Artist
- 2011 – Yahoo Asia Buzz Award – Asia Top Buzz Solo Artist
- 2012 – All Kpop Awards – Best Solo Artist for 2011
From the year 2008, there’s no single year that Kim Hyun Joong missed receiving an award. Hyun Joong takes home at least minimum of two trophies, that was in 2008. But the following years from 2009 to 2011, Hyun Joong had been receiving six to seven trophies each year for major awards. Not to mention the weekly trophies he received for the first two albums he released.
And the platinum record award he received from Taiwan for Breakdown. Of course he was proud of his achievements as he received these awards and recognition, but he never brag about it. He’s always thankful to his fans, that he never fails to do so every time. And so I’m here to brag about his achievements!! I’m very proud to be a fan of Kim Hyun Joong.
Kim Hyun Joong debuted his album Breakdown in June 2011 as a solo singer. A few days after the album was released, here comes his critics, I read a blog something like a review of the album Breakdown, well the title of the article was Breakdown Review, so I would think there should be a criteria to show basis of the review. As I read the blog, it turned out everything said about Breakdown were all negative.
And so to convince myself about the said “review” I asked the author for a criteria to justify the review. In return she replied in another set of negative comments!! And so I dropped it, I do not want to insult anyone but obviously the review was just coming from a fan. Then Hyun Joong started performing on TV and the album Breakdown kept ranking on top no. one in any music chart for consecutive weeks.
And so I went back to that blog and stated my comment and thank her that every time she throws harsh negative comments on Hyun Joong, the more trophies he receives. In October 2012, Hyun Joong released his 2nd mini album Lucky Guy, and the same thing, the album was always on top.
Hyun Joong has many critics, as they would say he was better when he was with the group, that he can’t sing, he’s not good enough ect. And I could see the effort of his fans to defend him, in every blog I visit with harsh comments KHJ fans does not let go, they do have answers to every harsh comments on Hyun Joong. And so here comes MAMA in November 2011 one of my most unforgettable event to every fan of Hyun Joong!!
Oh that’s the most exciting period I ever experienced when voting polls opened, everyone was on their toes voting for Hyun Joong!!. As one fan commented they were like slaves of Hyun Joong getting their guts to get busy voting!!! And so Hyun Joong made it and was awarded the Best Male Solo Artist for 2011 both at MAMA and Yahoo Asia Buzz.
Many of his critics would say Kim Hyun Joong has the looks and nothing more. If I do not know the guy I would probably agree, because even back then he was so handsome. As I mentioned earlier Hyun Joong auditioned for DSP bringing his guitar and before he could sing and play his guitar, he was informed that he was accepted, and to join the group of five singers. But I don’t think Hyun Joong would not even be nominated if he doesn’t have the talent, what more about winning multiple trophies of recognition being a solo performer and considering MAMA is a prestigious Award having been judged by experts from the music industry.
Since he was a kid, Hyun Joong has already his talent that he can’t do anything but to nurture his talent by himself by joining a band to perform in school. That was his only chance to pursue his music to develop. Until such time he started training under DSP, that was his only opportunity to acquired a formal training in music. Hyun Joong’s talent in singing was re-discovered when he started doing solo.
In his dancing ability, Hyun Joong never had any formal training in dancing when he was a kid, at least none that I know. I researched anything that would at least lead me to the word “dance”, but there was nothing, except in one of his interviews he mentioned that he was quite surprised when he was informed by DSP that he has to undergo training in dance together with his members. I would believe so because all his life he’s been holding his guitar. But if I let Hyun Joong dance together with a dancer who had formal training since childhood, I would say Hyun Joong is equally as good as a formally trained dancer. Hyun Joong is a natural dancer.
In acting, admittedly he accepted the offer of BOF for him to portray Yoon Ji Hoo, but Hyun Joong doesn’t have that much experience in acting. But he took the offer having the thoughts he wouldn’t learn if he will try to do it. As the character Yoon Ji Hoo had minimal lines to deliver, which I think is just right for Hyun Joong being his first experience to portray a lead role. And what happened? Hyun Joong brought an excellent impact to the audience and started gaining popularity boost. And Hyun Joong was awarded by Seoul International Drama Award in 2009 for BOF as Best Actor. That was the only time he discovered to himself that he can actually act!!! He loves it and would want to pursue being an actor.
Following the life story of Hyun Joong, I would say he has these talents since the start, that little by little he started to discover what he has. I will not argue that Kim Hyun Joong has the perfect looks which is vital to be a super star. But for those who doesn’t know him may just think it that way, and Hyun Joong had proven them wrong and still proving himself he’s deserving.
And I don’t think he’ll ever get tired of working hard to develop further. All his awards are proof to his God gifted talents. Kim Hyun Joong may not be the best singer, dancer, actor but Hyun Joong has it all to be the best performer. These are documented facts, Hyun Joong was judged by professionals and experts in the field of entertainment industry, and he deserves all the awards he had received.
Hyun Joong never desired anything in excess to what he deserves. He’s working hard not because he wants to gain awards unlike others. For him, receiving awards is an honor to be recognized but his intention is to be developed further without being a try hard. Hyun Joong was awarded at Mnet 20’s Choice in 2010, in his acceptance speech, he said “I’m hoping to be back on this stage to perform instead of receiving an award.” His wish was granted, as in 2011 Mnet 20’s Choice, Hyun Joong performed a unique version of Breakdown on the same stage where he received his award in 2010.
Hyun Joong desires for many stages he can perform anywhere, it had been his desire ever since he was in high school to perform on stage and share his music to everyone. If an artist is given many stages to perform, that would give him more opportunity to improve and develop himself. For Hyun Joong it’s a golden opportunity for him to share his music everywhere and in all parts of the world. Hyun Joong is ambitious, I agree, that’s a fact, but his ambition is not to benefit himself but for his audience to enjoy the music he is sharing.
Hyun Joong made a good start this year 2012 as he received his first trophy from All Kpop as Best Male Solo Artist and successfully debuted his Japanese album Kiss Kiss. There will be many more challenges Hyun Joong has to face this year, and he will welcome all those challenge with open arms, as he learns from those challenges. Knowing the guy doesn’t stop, Hyun Joong would just keep going, keep working hard, maintain his strongest points and strengthen his weak points.
As Hyun Joong’s network of fans keeps on growing, there will be pressure on his shoulders, as many will be expecting from him. There may be obstacles along the way as he walks on his path towards another successful years to come, and we fans would be the once to clear those obstacles. Hyun Joong had barely started to be a solo performing artist and his portfolio started to file up with achievement awards. There are a lot more that he wants to do for his fans. It feels good to see Kim Hyun Joong receiving those trophies, out of his hard worked love for music. And we his fans join together as we lift him up to the top. I’m very proud to be Kim Hyun Joong fan..
Kim Hyun Joong is still working hard to bring out the best in him for his fans……. ……….as he fill in his bags of awards for 2012…………….
LazerKim here writing.
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