Chinese Name : 趙奎賢(Zhao Gui Xian)
English Name : Marcus Cho
Japanese Name :チョ・ギュヒョン
Birth : February 3rd 1988
Height : 183 cm
Weight : 68 kg
Blood Type : A
Shinchung Junior High School
Yumkwang High School
University of Kyunghee
Audition : Chin Chin Singing Competition, 3rd place
First Perform : “New Single Jacket Photoshoot” – news on television
First Debut : 08/2005
Group and Sub Group : Super Junior, Super Junior K.R.Y., Super Junior M
Cyworld : sneezes
Nickname : Gaemgyu, gamekyu, Prince Kyu, Kimkyu, and MANY MORE!
Hebest known mononymously as Kyuhyun, is a Korean pop singer. He is the youngest member (maknae) of a very popular boy band Super Junior. In Super Junior, he is a main vocalist. He is also one of the first four Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps.In China, Taiwan, and other Chinese speaking communities he is referred to as “Cáo Guīxián” (Chinese: 曺圭賢) which is based on the Chinese pronunciation of the Hanja spelling.
Kyuhyun has only one sister, Cho Ara. Kyuhyun’s father is in the education business and owns an academy. Kyuhyun’s mother also runs an art academy. Largely due to his parents’ involvement with the education business, he spent a lot of time studying and preparing for examinations.
Kyuhyun was initially urged to study law and had stated that if he did not become a singer, he would have chosen to become a lawyer. His original plans were abandoned once Kyuhyun joined a band in high school, where he became more interested in music and singing. His father was against his dream of singing but soon made a deal with Kyuhyun; if Kyuhyun did well on his college entrance exams and was accepted into a university, he would be allowed to pursue music.
Kyuhyun was accepted into Kyunghee University and his father allowed him to continue with his musical career. He graduated from Kyunghee University with a major in Post Modern Music.
April 2007 car accident
In the early morning of April 19, 2007, Kyuhyun with Super Junior members Leeteuk, Shindong, Eunhyuk, and two managers were all hospitalized due to a serious car accident when returning from the Super Junior Kiss the Radio show that night. Kyuhyun, who was sitting behind the driver’s seat when the accident occurred, was the most injured and had a fractured hip, pneumothorax from broken ribs, and facial scratches and bruises. He was slipping in and out of consciousness and was mute due to shock. Kyuhyun spent 6 days in the ICU before he was moved to a regular hospital room. Kyuhyun also did not need the respiratory machine anymore to support his breathing, though it was said that he was only able to walk on his own one month after the accident. Kyuhyun was discharged on July 5, 2007 after 78 days.
The accident was caused by the driver over speeding. The driver was trying to switch lanes but lost control and collided with the guard rail.
Cho Kyuhyun won third place at the Chin Chin Singing Competition in 2003.
Prior to Kyuhyun’s addition to Super Junior, it was intended for the original twelve members to be separating and “graduating”, as the band was still presented as a project group at the time. The company then decided to drop the ’05 suffix following the growing popularity of the group.
Kyuhyun made his first appearance as a part of Super Junior in a news broadcast on May 23, 2006 when the group was introducing their new single, U. Kyuhyun made his debut performance on May 27, 2006 at SBS’s I-Concert performing the new single “U”, where it was also the group’s first return performance as a permanent group. Towards the end of 2006, Kyuhyun, along with Yesung and Ryeowook, was placed in Super Junior’s first subgroup, Super Junior-K.R.Y. The trio debuted on November 5, 2006 on KBS’s Music Bank.
In early 2008, Kyuhyun was placed in a second Super Junior subgroup, Super Junior-M. The subgroup specializes in singing Mandarin songs, including versions of Super Junior’s Korean songs, bringing the K-pop influence over to the Chinese music industry. Super Junior-M is the first international music group in the Chinese music industry to have members of both Chinese and Korean descent.The 7-member group debuted in China on April 8, 2008 at the 8th Annual Music Chart Awards along with the release of their first single music video, “U”.
Not long after Super Junior-M’s debut, they became one of the most celebrated boy-bands in China. The band’s popularity skyrocketed further after their highly anticipated Mini-album, “Super Girl” was released on September 2009.
SM The Ballad
It was revealed that Kyuhyun along with TRAX’s Jay, SHINee’s Jonghyun, and rookie singer Jino have formed a project group under their label.
SM The Ballad released their debut album, Miss You on November 29, 2010. They debuted on Inkigayo on November 28, 2010. In their debut album, Kyuhyun had his solo song, “Love Again”.
From the 15th of December 2010 to mid-January 2011, he rotated as D’Artagnan with TRAX’s Jay “Typhoon” Kim in the The Three Musketeers, with Yoo Jun Sang, Im Ki Jun, Kim Mu Yul and Dana Hong at Chungmu Art Hall, SeoulHe was placed first in an on-line poll for the Musical Rising Star Award at the 2010 Golden Ticket Awards, for his performance in the role of D’Artagnan.
In 2009, for the promotions of Super Junior’s third studio album Sorry Sorry, Kyuhyun performed as one of the lead vocalists and traveled with the other members to overseas events, including Jackie Chan’s Bird Nest Concert on April 8, 2009 with Zhang Liyin. The album brought immense popularity to the group after their long hiatus, allowing Super Junior to appear regularly in several variety shows and endorsements. They also held their second official Asia Tour, Super Show II.
Kyuhyun featured on Yoo Youngsuk’s 20th anniversary tribute album, singing his first solo: a remake of Yoo’s hit song “7년간의 사랑” (“7 Years of Love”). He first performed the song on July 10, 2009 on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketch Book, the episode airing 2 days later. The song was released as a digital single, and Yoo Youngsuk’s album was available online on June 30, 2009, with all proceeds going to UNICEF.
He and bandmate Donghae performed a special song “Happy Bubble” for a facial wash product commercial “Happy Bath” with actress Han Ji Min. A full music video was released on August 19, 2009.
Kyuhyun, along with the rest of Super Junior-M, returned in September 2009 to China to promote their first mini-album: Super Girl.
On January 6, 2010, Kyuhyun released his solo song “Listen To You”, it is the main theme song for Korean drama “Pasta”. When the song was first released on the music site monkey3 (www.monkey3.co.kr), it garnered a lot of attention and reached #1 on the real time chart.On August 5, 2010, Kyuhyun released his third solo song “희망은 잠들지 않는 꿈 (Hope, a dream that never sleeps)” as OST for popular TV drama 제빵왕 김탁구 (Baker King, Kim Tak Goo).In 2011, Kyuhyun released OST. for group mate, Choi Siwon’s drama Poseidon “The Way to Break Up” and digital song made by Yoon Jong Shin and included in his monthly project. For November, he chose Kyuhyun to sing his song “Late Autumn’
Aside from the official solo releases, Kyuhyun has also performed a variety of other songs such as “Believe”, Qi Qin’s “Won’t Let My Tears Accompany Me Through The Night (不讓我的眼淚陪我過夜)”, Nicholas Teo’s “Tears of Polaris”, Jam Hsiao’s “Forgive Me” and “A Goose’s Dream” with Jonghyun of SHINee. Kyuhyun also collaborated with The Grace in early 2008 to perform “하루만 (Just For One Day)” for The Grace’s first album 한번 더, OK?, and along with fellow Super Junior member Ryeowook and labelmate TVXQ’s Xiah and Changmin for the song 소원 (Wish), which appeared on TVXQ’s repackaged version of Mirotic. During the SMTown Live ’10 World Tours he sang the song “Call With My Heart” and “Way Back Into Love” with Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun.
Kyuhyun is now seen on KBS Immortal Classics 2 replacing fellow Super Junior member Yesung. Kyuhyun already won 2 awards and is getting lots of love and support from the viewers but recently he has to be pulled out again like what happened to Yesung because of the groups tight schedule
|2006||SBS||Super Junior Full House|
|2006||M.net||Super Junior Mini-Drama|
|2007 & 2008||SBS||Explorers of the Human Body|
|2009||CCTV||Stage of Youth (青春舞台)|
|2010||MBC||Super Junior’s Foresight|
|2011||KBS||Immortal Song 2|
|2011||MBC||The Radio Star|
Music video appearances
|2005||Chin Chin’s Members||“Hi Ya Ya”|
|2006||Super Junior||“Dancing Out”|
|2006||Super Junior-K.R.Y||“The one I love”|
|2006||Various SMTown artists||“Red sun”|
|2006||Various SMTown artists||“Snow dream”|
|2007||Super Junior||“Don’t Don”|
|2007||Super Junior||“Marry U”|
|2007||Various SMTown artists||“Only love”|
|2009||Super Junior||“Sorry Sorry”|
|2009||Super Junior||“It’s You”|
|2009||Super Junior & Girls’ Generation||“S.E.O.U.L.”|
|2009||Super Junior-M||“Super Girl”|
|2009||Super Junior-M||“Blue tomorrow”|
|2009||Himself, Donghae & Han Ji Min||“Happy Bubble”|
|2010||Super Junior||“No Other”|
|2010||SM The Ballad||“Miss you”|
|2010||SM The Ballad||“Hot times”|
|2011||Super Junior||“Mr. Simple”|
|2011||Yoon Jong Shin & himself||“Late autumn”|
|2010||Golden Ticket Awards: Musical Rising Star Award||Himself for The Three Musketeers||Won|
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