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Voice Type(s) Lyric Tenor

Signature

Korean name

Hangul 김려욱

Hanja 金厲旭

Revised Romanization Gim Ryeo-uk

McCune–Reischauer Kim Ryŏ-uk

Kim Ryeo-wook (born June 21, 1987[1]), better known by the mononym Ryeowook, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of the South Korean boy band Super Junior
Super Junior
and its subgroups, Super Junior-K.R.Y. and Super Junior-M. Along with four other Super Junior members, he is one of the first Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps.[2] He made his solo debut and released first solo album The Little Prince
The Little Prince
in 2016.[3] He released his duet Cosmic with Bada in 23 September 2016 before he went for enlistment in 11 October 2016 .

Contents

1 Career

1.1 Pre-debut 1.2 2006–09: Debut with Super Junior, K.R.Y and Super Junior-M 1.3 2009-2015: Solo activities 1.4 2016–present: Solo Debut and Military Service

2 Personal life 3 Discography 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Variety shows 4.3 Musical Theatre 4.4 Radio

5 Concert and tours 6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links

Career[edit] Pre-debut[edit] Ryeowook was discovered through the CMB Youth ChinChin Festival in 2004 and signed a contract with SM Entertainment
SM Entertainment
soon afterwards impressing the judges with his singing talent. Trained in areas of singing, dancing, and acting, Ryeowook placed particular efforts into his vocal training and music composition. He plays piano, and plays accompaniment for fellow members during their solo stages at their concerts. Before Kyuhyun
Kyuhyun
was added in 2006, Ryeowook was the last to join Super Junior several weeks before their official debut in 2005. Having undergone only two months of training, Ryeowook's late addition was rumored to be a replacement of a previous SM trainee that was supposed to debut as a member of Super Junior
Super Junior
05 as the first generation of Super Junior. 2006–09: Debut with Super Junior, K.R.Y and Super Junior-M[edit] See also: Super Junior, Super Junior-K.R.Y., and Super Junior-M Ryeowook officially debut as part of 12-member project group Super Junior 05 on 6 November 2005 on SBS's music programme Popular Songs, performing their first single, "Twins (Knock Out)".[4][5] Their debut album SuperJunior05 (Twins)
SuperJunior05 (Twins)
was released a month later on 5 December 2005 and debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop
K-pop
album charts.[6] In March 2006, SM Entertainment
SM Entertainment
began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior
Super Junior
generation. However, plans changed and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior
Super Junior
generations. Following the addition of thirteenth member Kyuhyun, the group dropped the suffix "05" and became officially credited as Super Junior.[7] The re-polished group's first CD single "U" was released on 7 June 2006, which was their most successful single until the release of "Sorry, Sorry" in March 2009.[8] In the fall of 2007, the group released their second official album, Don't Don, which became Super Junior's best-selling album and Korea's second best-selling album of the year.[9] In late 2006, Ryeowook, along with fellow Super Junior
Super Junior
members Kyuhyun and Yesung, formed a subgroup called Super Junior
Super Junior
K.R.Y., a group specializing in R&B ballads. The trio debuted on November 5, 2006 on KBS's Music Bank with performing Hyena soundtrack called "The One I Love".[10] Ryeowook made his acting debut in 2007, in the film, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, a high-school comedy/mystery film, in which he plays the eccentric vice president of the student council. .[11] He was nominated Best Supporting Actor
Actor
and Best Comedic Performance at the Korean Movie Awards. In April 2008, he was put into seven-member sub-group Super Junior-M, a Mandopop
Mandopop
subgroup of Super Junior
Super Junior
for the Chinese music industry. They debuted in China at the 8th Annual Music Chart Awards, simultaneously with the release of their first music video, "U" on 8 April 2008. This was followed by the release of the debut Chinese-language studio album, Me in selected provinces in China on 23 April and 2 May in Taiwan.[12] In November 2012, Super Junior
Super Junior
K.R.Y. held a concert tour in Japan, Super Junior
Super Junior
K.R.Y. Special
Special
Winter
Winter
Concert. They announced that they would be releasing their first single 6 years after debut. The teaser for Promise You was released on November 21, 2012, followed by the single on 23 January 2013.[13] It debuted at number two on the Oricon’s daily singles chart.[14] 2009-2015: Solo activities[edit] Ryeowook's first composition to be officially released was "Love U More", in the repackaged Sorry, Sorry
Sorry, Sorry
Version C. He co-wrote the lyrics with fellow Super Junior
Super Junior
member Sungmin. Ryeowook is also credited for musical arrangement in the liner notes of the album. Ryeowook is featured in K.Will's 2009 song "Dropping the Tears". He is also the first member of Super Junior
Super Junior
to sing a solo track included in their album, "One Fine Spring Day" was released in Bonamana. Ryeowook made his musical theatre debut in Temptation of Wolves alongside Park Hyung Sik of ZE:A and Lim Jeong Hee. It ran from 14 July to 30 October 2011 at the COEX Artium.[15] On 16 and 23 June, following the footsteps of bandmates Yesung
Yesung
and Kyuhyun, Ryeowook joined KBS's Immortal Songs 2 with Sunggyu of Infinite, where singers render their own versions of songs from music legends and winners are selected by voting.[16] He took first place in the 11 August episode where singers Lee Sang-woo and Lee Sang-eun were guests.[17] He recorded his last episode on 16 August, which was broadcast on 25 August.[18] On September 28, 2014, Ryeowook made a leave to Japan to perform in "The Goddess is Watching (여신님보고계셔)" in Setagaya Public Theatre in Tokyo. He performed from September 30 to October 2 with total five performances. He acted as Ryu Sun Ho, a teenage North Korean soldier which suffered from PTSD
PTSD
and was abandoned in an uninhabited island after an unexpected storm with three other North Korean soldiers and two South Korean soldiers. On January 8, it was revealed that Ryeowook had been cast in the musical Agatha as the lead role of Raymond.[19] In 2015 Ryeowook starred in the theatrical play "The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time" playing the lead role of Christopher. 2016–present: Solo Debut and Military Service[edit] It was reported that Ryeowook would be making his solo debut in 2016.[20] Ryeowook debut solo album's title was The Little Prince. The release of The Little Prince
The Little Prince
was not only anticipated as Ryeowook's first official solo album since his debut 11 years ago but also because it was the first release under Super Junior's own label, Label SJ, established by SM Entertainment
SM Entertainment
in 2015 during the group's 10th anniversary.[21][22] The title track bearing the same name as the album was a ballad inspired by French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's novel "The Little Prince".[23] The title track "The Little Prince" was a ballad song and a conversation between a man in pain from love and The Little Prince.[24] In addition to Ryeowook's solo promotions and album release, he held his first solo concert through SMTOWN's The Agit series called "Ever Lasting Star - RyeoWook" from February 19 until the 21st for three days at the SMTOWN's Coex Artium in Samseong-dong, Seoul.[23] Personal life[edit] On 24 February 2012, Ryeowook graduated from Inha University
Inha University
with a major in theater and film studies.[25] Ryeowook enlisted for his military service on 11 October 2016.[26] Discography[edit] Main article: Kim Ryeowook
Kim Ryeowook
discography

Extended plays

The Little Prince
The Little Prince
(2016)

Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role

2007 Attack on the Pin-Up Boys Student body vice president

2010 Super Show 3
Super Show 3
3D Himself

2012 I AM.
I AM.
- SM Town
SM Town
Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden

2013 Super Show 4
Super Show 4
3D

2015 SMTown The Stage

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network

2014-2015 Super Idol Chart Show Host Mnet

2015-2016 Enter K YTN

2015 The Friends in Switzerland (with Leeteuk cast member K-Star

2016 King of Mask Singer
Singer
(Ep.41-42) Golden Time MBC

Celebrity Bromance (Season 3 with Park Hyung-sik) Regular MBig TV

Musical Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role

2011 Temptation of Wolves Jung Tae Sung

2013 High School Musical Troy Bolton

2014 Goddess is Watching Ryu Sun Ho

2015 Agatha Raymond

Goddess is Watching Ryu Sun Ho

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Christopher

Radio[edit]

Year Name Network

2009 KBS News 10 KBS 2R

2011–2016 Super Junior
Super Junior
Kiss the Radio KBS 2FM

Concert and tours[edit]

The Agit: Ryeowook Everlasting Star (2016)

19-21 February 2016 and 11–13 March 2016 Awards and nominations[edit] Further information: List of awards and nominations received by Super Junior

Year Award Category Nominated work Result

2007 Korean Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor Attack on the Pin-Up Boys Nominated

Best Comedic Performance Nominated

2012 2011 Golden Ticket Awards[27] Musical Up and Comer Award Temptation of the Wolves Nominated

2015 KBS Entertainment Awards Radio DJ Award Kiss The Radio Won

References[edit]

^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 39. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.  ^ " Super Junior-M
Super Junior-M
to appear on postage stamps". Newsen (in Korean). 2008-12-08. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-12-08.  ^ "Super Junior's Ryeowook Confirms Solo Debut in 2016". Soompi. 2015-12-17. Retrieved 2015-12-17.  ^ "2005 Super Junior's official debut" Ent.hunantv.com. Retrieved 2011-12-25 (in Chinese) ^ "SM Unveils 12-Membered Boy Group Named Super Junior" Arirang.co.kr. 27 October 2005. Retrieved 2011-12-25 ^ "Album Sales of December 2005". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). p. 1. Archived from the original on February 25, 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-16.  ^ " Super Junior
Super Junior
adds new member, transformed into 13-person super group" Sina.com. 24 May 2006. Retrieved 2011-05-08 (in Chinese) ^ "SuperJunior releases third studio album" Archived 2009-03-18 at the Wayback Machine. Epaper.jinghua.cn. 14 March 2009. Retrieved 2011-12-25 (in Chinese) ^ "Super Junior, SG Wananbe first and second place in 2007 album sales". Moneytoday (in Korean). 12 December 2007. p. 1. Retrieved 2007-12-12.  ^ " Super Junior
Super Junior
- K.R.Y. Formed" KBS. 5 November 2006. Retrieved 2007-05-05 ^ Cathy Rose A. Garcia " Super Junior
Super Junior
Hits Big Screen" Archived 2012-05-12 at the Wayback Machine. Korea Times. 8 July 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-03 ^ " Super Junior-M
Super Junior-M
debuts in China new album sweeps music scene (Super Junior-M出道中国 新碟引爆内地歌坛)" Ent.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 2011-12-25 (in Chinese) ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (22 November 2012). " Super Junior-K.R.Y.
Super Junior-K.R.Y.
to Release First Japanese Single Promise You". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 4 April 2013.  ^ http://sup3rjunior.com/2013/01/24/130124-super-junior-k-r-y-first-japanese-single-debuts-at-no-2-on-oricon/ ^ "Theater: Temptation of Wolves" Korea Herald. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-29 ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (28 May 2012). "Which Member of Super Junior
Super Junior
and Infinite Will Join 'Immortal Song'?". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 29 May 2012.  ^ "Super Junior's Ryeowook takes first place on Immortal Classics 2". Star News. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012.  ^ Lee, Gyeong-Ho (13 August 2012). "Super Junior's Ryeowook will leave Immortal Songs". Star News. Retrieved 3 November 2012.  ^ "김수로의 새로운 도전, 뮤지컬 '아가사' 최정원·려욱 등 화려한 캐스팅 공개" Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine., "Korea Economic Daily", Korea, 8 January 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2015. ^ "Super Junior's Ryeowook Confirms Solo Debut in 2016". Soompi. 20 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.  ^ "Super Junior's Ryeowook is "The Little Prince" in debut solo image teasers". Koreaboo. January 19, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016.  ^ "Ryeo Wook to Be the First Solo Runner of SM Entertainment". BNTNews. January 19, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016.  ^ a b "Super Junior's Ryeowook to release first solo album 'The Little Prince'". Inquirer. January 26, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016.  ^ "Ryeowook seeks an answer to his pain in "The Little Prince" MV teaser". Koreaboo. January 24, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016.  ^ Lee, Nancy "Super Junior’s Ryeowook Graduates from College" CJ E&M enewsWorld. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-10 ^ "Super Junior′s Ryeowook to Enlist in Military in October". CJ E&M enewsWorld. September 22, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 

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