SS501 Members Biography

Kim Hyun Joong (born June 6, 1986) is a South Korean actor and singer. He is a leader of popular boyband SS501 and a prominent style icon in Korea, winning multiple icon awards. Kim gained widespread popularity beyond Asia for his role as Yoon Ji Hoo in the 2009 smash hit drama series Boys Over Flowers.

Kim Hyun Joong debuted as the leader of SS501 in 2005. They also appeared in MNet's "Idol World" in 2007, which showed SS501 doing various missions in Japan.
He joined the cast of MBC variety reality show We Got Married on May 11, 2008, with Hwang Bo, who is 6 years his senior. They achieved high popularity acting as a newlywed couple. Due to his appearance on We Got Married, he was cast in the Korean version of Hana Yori Dango as one of the members of the famous F4. Known as the "Lettuce Couple", Kim Hyun Joong and Hwang Bo went on to win MBC's Best Couple Award. The couple made their official exit from We Got Married on December 14, 2008 due to scheduling conflicts presented by Boys Over Flowers.

In the hit drama series, Boys Over Flowers, he plays Yoon Ji Hoo. The series was a huge media and ratings sensation in Korea during its run from January to March 2009, garnering a huge amount of popularity for the entertainer. The series was not only a hit in Korea, but all around Asia as well. This includes Taiwan and the Southeast Asian countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines amongst others as well as in Japan and in North America were it was released on DVD with English subtitles.

Not long after him and SS501 members released their album "SS501 Collection," where they each sang a solo song, along with being featured in their mini drama music video.

Their Asia Concert Tour began in mid-August 2009 in Seoul at the Olympic Park. They continued their tour in Shanghai, Taipei, Bangkok before returning to returning to Seoul for a closing encore concert. They staged two concerts for the encore closure on the 27th Feb and 28th Feb 2010 respectively.

On September 2009, during promotions in Japan for Boys Over Flowers, Kim Hyun Joong was diagnosed with H1N1.While recovering from H1N1, Kim Hyun Joong could not attend Seoul's International Drama Awards. To accept the award on his behalf, his members of SS501 were present for the award show. He recovered from H1N1 and was discharged on September 15, 2009.

On October 23, 2009 Kim Hyun Joong and SS501 released their album "Rebirth," and performed "Love Like This."

He has also been the spokesperson for cosmetics brand, Tony Moly, an established company with numerous branches across Korea and Asia, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. He had since ended his contract with Tony Moly in End September 2010, and he had been chosen to be the Spokesperson for The Face Shop.

In April 2010, Kim Hyun Joong appeared opposite Jung Ryeo Won in the music video for Korean Singer Gummy's new song As A Man (남자라서).

In June 2010, him and his band mates of SS501 released an album titled 'Destination' (Produced by Steven Lee). Their title song 'Love Ya' was received well, rating high in record sales and online music stores. 'Love Ya' went on to top Music Bank (TV series)'s K-Chart for two weeks. Doing great for two weeks was all they could have though, they soon ended promotions, because of SS501's contract was ending.

On June 19 2010, Kim Hyun Joong appeared at a concert in the Philippines along side BEAST

On June 28 2010, It was officially announced that Kim Hyun Joong already signed a contract with Bae Yong Joon's KeyEast Entertainment company.

Kim Hyun Joong played the lead role in the drama 'Playful Kiss' AKA 'It Started With a Kiss' (Taiwanese version) / 'Itazura na Kiss'(Japanese version) as Baek Seung Jo, who has a stand-offish personality.

He had said at the Playful Kiss press conference, that SS501 will never disband unless you stop buying their album, and that they will make new albums in the future.

Kim Hyun Joong was then invited to the 16th Guangzhou Asian Games as the representative of South Korea and he'll sing "Sunshine Again" with other 3 singers. On the 7th of November, Kim Hyun Joong was interviewed by CNN's Anna Coren due to his success in Playful Kiss. Playful Kiss Special Edition is a big hit on Youtube as it is the first Korean drama to air on YouTube. Its first episode garners 1 million views just in 5 days. This has once again showed that Kim Hyun Joong is a global star.

In the early of December 2010, Kim Hyun Joong went to Singapore and Malaysia to promote The Face Shop which he endorses. He received massive success in both countries, over 5000 people went to his fanmeetings.

Kim Hyun Joong released his very first solo debut mini album on the 8th of June, titled 'Break Down', which is the name of his title track, featuring Double K.  The music video teaser for 'Please' has been released on Hyun Joong's official Youtube account on the 26th of May and was released through music sites on the 31st of May, while the music video on the 2nd of June. "Break Down" Album is produced by famous music producer Steven Lee (music producer), which is the composer for SS501 previous hits like Love Like This and Love Ya.

Kim Hyun Joong's album has achieved more than 100,000 copies sold on Hanteo Chart in 2 weeks. His album also topped the Gaon Chart for the 2nd week of June and the Oricon chart in Japan in the International imported Album category for the first week of July. The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Japan’s Oricon and America’s Billboard charts. On 16 June 2011, he became the winner for two weeks on Mnet's M! Countdown, making him the first SS501 member to win an award on any music shows; he also won two consecutive weeks on KBS2's Music Bank with his title song "Break Down".

Break Down is certified platinum in Taiwan. Warner Music Tawian CEO Chen Ze Shan personally awarded him with a Platinum Record in a press conference held in Taiwan. Kim Hyun Joong also became the first Korean celebrity to appear in the Taiwanese TV show The Person.

In October 2011, Kim released his second mini album Lucky. It debut at number 5 on Billboard's World Chart.On October 25th 2011, Hyun Joong released a digital single together with Seohyun entitled "The Magic of Yellow Ribbon", which is a theme song of a commercial The Face Shop. On 28 October, he, along with Ha Ji Won, acted as MC at the 2011 K-Pop Super Concert held at Gwangalli Beach in Busan, which was broadcast on SBS on 6 November.

In November 2011, Kim Hyun Joong won the 2011 KIA Soul People’s Choice "Style Icon Award" for the third consecutive year. On 9 November, Kim Hyun Joong announced at a press conference for his Japan Tour that he had signed a deal with Universal Music Japan for his Japan-based music activities.Kim Hyun Joong successfully completed his Japan Tour that started on 9th of November, attracting over 30,000 fans. Kim Hyun Joong won the Best Male Solo Artist at the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards that was held in Singapore.

On 15 December 2011, Kim Hyun Joong released his digital album : Marry You/Marry Me. The digital album consists of 4 songs, namely Marry Me, Marry You, Marry Me (instrumental) and Marry You (instrumental). The music videos for Marry Me and Marry You were both released on his official Youtube account on 15th December 2011 12 AM KST.

On January 26 2012, Kim Hyun Joong released his first Japanese single (Kiss Kiss & Lucky Guy) (Japanese version). The singer who has focused mostly on his album promotions after his drama ‘Playful Kiss‘ which came to an end in 2010 has recently been confirmed for a role in ‘City Conquest‘. Kim Hyun Joong is going to be the main lead for the upcoming drama, "Conquest for City" which is also known as "City Conquest". Kim Hyun Joong will be playing the role as a wild man (Baek Mir), a strong individual who experienced and went through many kinds of hardships and difficulties and lived through a harsh life, growing up without parents, but a man who becomes infinitely weak when it comes to love. ‘City Conquest’ is a drama that’s been adapted from the original comic by author Shin Hyung Bin. This new project brings together humanism and action, and it tells the story of main character Baek Mir who grew up resentful towards his father who left his mother and himself. He takes revenge against the evils of society which drove his family into destruction.

In related news, Kim Hyun Joong held his ‘Kim Hyun Joong Fan Meeting Tour 2012‘ in May, making stops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and more.

Only a few days before filming for City Conquest began in Japan, Kim released his second Japanese single Heat on July 4. Along with its lead track "Heat", the single album also includes "Let's Party".

On August 4, 2012, Kim Hyun Joong won the "Best Asian Artist Award" at the 2012 Asia Song Festival held at the Pop Festival Stage of The Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea.

On October 4, 2012, Kim announced at an event to promote City Conquest and to celebrate his Japanese fanclub Henecia Japan's first anniversary, that he would release his first full length studio album in Japan in December. One day later, Universal Music Japan released further information via Kim Hyun-joong's Japanese website including the album's title Unlimited and a still incomplete track listing.

In November 2012, Kim Hyun Joong participated in being a model for Madame Tussauds' display. They created an accurate life-size wax model of him to be displayed at Madame Tussauds' studio in Busan on December 21. The figure was said to have costed 200 million KRW (approximately $186,000 USD) and was built after 500 measurements were taken. He finally released his first full length Japanese album entitled Unlimited on December 12, which consists of 14 tracks including the Japanese versions of Break Down and Lucky Guy. It topped the Oricon Daily Album Charts, and both the Tower Records Charts' Weekly Album Charts for Shibuya branch and overall Weekly Album Chart upon its release.

At the end of the year 2012, Kim Hyun Joong won several awards in different places including Tower Records' K-Pop Lovers! Awards: Single Daesang (Grand Prize) for Heat, "Most Popular Overseas Artist" Award at 2012 Miguhui Awards, and four awards ( ’Most Popular Artist of the Decade’, ‘Asia Top Buzz Solo Artist’, ‘Hong Kong Top Buzz Solo Artist’, and ‘Taiwan Top Buzz Solo Artist’) at the ‘Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2012′. 'The Most Popular Artist of the Decade' was his fourth consecutive win since 2009.

In January 2013, it has been revealed that Kim Hyun Joong will be having his first Japanese tour of this year entitled ‘JAPAN TOUR 2013 “UNLIMITED”‘ tour. He performed his hit songs with a live band, and he was planning to get closer to his Japanese fans using the keywords “communication” and “consensus” for his tour. The tour began on the 6th at Kobe World Memorial Hall and tour various cities across Japan including Saitama, Nagoya, and Fukuoka. It was also revealed that he will be performing in South America on February 24 for the first time. He, along with Ailee, Baechigi, and Ongals will be performing in Brazil for the ‘2K13 FEEL KOREA‘ event. On the next day, February 25, they will visit on a children center in São Paulo to get closer to the people and spend time with them. Finally, he will be making his 3rd mini album in Korea for the first time after two-and-a-half years. He is planning to make a comeback on summer and is now currently in the production process. On the other news, his Unlimited album has been certified "Gold" by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (‘RIAJ’) after selling more than 100,000 units to retailers.

In February, it was rumored that City Conquest has been rejected by KBS for the reason that it ‘lacked in quality’. The producers of the drama, however, argued that KBS decided not to air it even after following KBS's requirements and requests, without any words of apology or explanation to the producers and fans. Instead, the team accused KBS of having political reasons for pulling out the drama. Then, again, KBS asserted that those claims were all false and will take strict actions against the producers. After some time, it was announced that Kim Hyun Joong will be withdrawing from the drama and is planning to start in another drama later this year instead. On the other hand, Kim Hyun Joong made his comeback in a Korean variety show, "Barefoot Friends", which first aired on April 21. On June 5, he released his third Japanese single, Tonight. On June 6, the same day as his birthday, Kim Hyun Joong released his new digital single in Korea entitled "What It Means To Be Alive" as a present for his fans. Two days later, on June 8, he held his "2013 KHJ Show - Party People" fanmeeting in Seoul, Korea to meet with his fans after a long while. According to "Star Today" interview to Kim, he is planning to enlist in the army next year (2015).

 Heo Young Saeng is the main vocalist of Korea Boy Band SS501. 

 Heo Youngsaeng’s vocal is the backbone of SS501’s songs, impressive in its strength and sweet clarity. Youngsaeng started out as a trainee with SM Entertainment where he was friends with members of many of the label’s popular groups. For an unspecified reason he decided to take his chances elsewhere and on the advice of a friend auditioned for DSP and gained admittance to the group. Specifically it is known that he is still good friends with Siwon and Yehsung of Super Junior and Jaejoong and Yunho of DBSK. Youngsaeng has also stated that he admires Lee Minwoo of Shinhwa and hopes to follow in his footsteps. Not long after SS501 had debuted it was announced that Youngsaeng had developed a problem with his vocal chords that required surgery and a period of rest, at the time he had been co-hosting the radio show Youngstreet with fellow member Jungmin so Kyujong took his place.

Youngsaeng is mostly quiet, preferring to let everyone else do the talking. In interviews it is obvious that he suffers from a lack of self confidence stating once that he didn’t like his voice and wished it were manlier. Yet he loves to take pictures of himself, perhaps a habit picked up from his SM days. His nickname in the group is “Otter” which was something he didn’t like because he didn’t know what it was. However once he looked it up he thought otters were cute so he didn’t mind being called that anymore. He has been called Dr. Love by the other members because of his impressive knowledge of girls and also Prince by his fans. When Youngsaeng thinks the camera isn’t on him he will slack off with his dancing. He can be really cute when he relaxes during performances, giving fans bright smiles and v signs.

Heo Young Saeng was a trainee under SM Entertainment, making him close with members of TVXQ and Super Junior. He later joined DSP Entertainment and debut as a member of SS501 on 8 June 2005.

Young Saeng hosted SS501’s Youngstreet (SBS, 2006) with fellow member Park JungMin from 1 May 2006. He had to part with the program in Aug’06 due to some problems on his vocal cords which requires surgery and time to recover.

In 2008, due to 2 members’ busy schedules, Jung Min performing in a Korean production of the musical “Grease” and Hyun Joong filming drama “Boys Over Flowers“, SS501’s album which was originally due for release in late 2008, was to be pushed back to July 2009.
Instead, a sub unit of SS501 was formed, with Heo Young Saeng as the leader of this sub unit. Other two members in this unit are Kim Kyu Jong and Kim Hyung Joon. This unit group was initially named “Triple S” but they changed it back to “SS501″, reason being that they are 5 members always as 1. The unit group released a special project album “U R Man” (released on November 25, 2008).

Young Saeng composed and wrote his solo song, ‘사랑인거죠 (Is it Love?)’ which is also included in the special project album. This song is written while SS501 were having activities in Japan in 2007. He is the first member to have both composed and wrote lyrics for a song.

Finishing their promotional activities for “U R Man”, they continued their activities to promote “내 머리가 나빠서 (Because I am stupid)”, a song they sang for the OST of “Boys Before Flowers”. This song is very well-received due to the success of the drama. They won the “Song of the month (Feb)” award with this song at the 32nd Cyworld Digital Music Awards (28 Mar 09) with about 110,000 downloads for BGM at www.cyworld.com.)

In June 2010, SS501 contract with DSP ended.

In October 2010, Heo Young Saeng and Kim Kyu Jong finally decides to sign a contract with B2M Entertainment.

In December 2010, Young Saeng and Kyu Jong held their first fanmeeting 'AND Story' under the new management. Next was Thailand, then passing through the new year, HongKong and Japan in January 2011, they made memories with their fans. With their last stop in Philippines fan meeting on February 5, 2011, they met up with about 15,000 fans in 5 countries.

Heo Young Saeng also became active in sports, baseball in particular. His debut solo mini album, Let It Go was released on 12 May 2011, which features Kim Kyu Jong and Hyuna of girl group 4minute. Originally, he planned to make a solo debut on April 29. His solo debut date was postponed due to an injury that he faced during rehearsal, which caused him to have ruptured ligament (desmorrhexis) and a fracture that took five weeks to heal. He was also schedule to guest star on SBS's Good Sunday variety show Running Man, on 8 May 2011, due to his injury, he instead appeared briefly to hand out a mission. He also planned to release his First Solo Story - Special DVD Collection on September 28, the day after Kim Kyu Jong planned to make his solo debut. The official fanclub for Heo Young Saeng is Y.E.S. , which stands for Young-Saeng's Eternal Supporters. 12 midnight of May 12, 2011 when Heo Young Saeng officially released his mini album 'Let it Go'. 
On 9 November 2011, Heo along with other Korean and Japanese artists, preformed at the Seoul Tokyo Music Festival 2011 at Saitama Super Arena, Japan. From 3 November to 18 December 2011 Heo made his musical debut in The Three Musketeers, playing the role of D'Artagnan. Before the year ends, Heo Young Saeng released an OST on December 28 entitled The Words On My Lips for a Korean Drama called Fermented Family.

February 2012, KBS confirmed that Heo Young Saeng was part of KBS 2TV weekday sitcom entitled "Sent From Heaven" or "I need A Fairy" March 2012, Heo Young Saeng released a soundtrack entitled "Love Song" for "Sent From Heaven" drama.

May 9 2012, B2M Entertainment officially announced via twitter that Heo Young Saeng will release his 2nd Mini album entitled SOLO on May 22, 2012. ‘SOLO’ has been revealed to be the complete production of Heo Young Saeng himself, having participated in the overall planning process and even its production. He wants to go as an artist from the title of idol to co-producer since he also participated in making this album. A teaser was released on May 18 2012 for his album.

Heo Young-saeng released his first Japanese album entitled Overjoyed in Japan on September 19, 2012 under Pony Canyon Japan. It consists of eleven songs, including three Japanese versions of songs from his previous Korean mini albums. Overjoyed entered the Japanese Oricon weekly album charts at #29.

Heo Young Saeng was invited to do a collaboration with Lee Jung Bong named "Goodbye My Love", which was released on January 31. Heo Young Saeng then released his third mini album Life on March 13, 2013 which happened to be 'White Day' in Korea. After his album promotions, he left to Japan and started his Summer Snow musical as Tachibana Seiji, a young doctor who has a one-sided love to his patient, Katase Yuki. On May 29, news were spreading that Young Saeng is planning to enlist for his mandatory military service in November. According to one of B2M Entertainment's representatives, he already decided to enlist by the end of 2013 right after he receives a draft notice. In fact, he already had a health checkup, and he was found to be fit for active duty by the Office of Military Manpower Administration. Further information about his enlistment has not been decided yet. During early June, Heo Young Saeng's Japan official website released tracks and information for his second Japanese album entitled Memories To You, which was released last July 3, 2013. The title is said to be Heo Young Saeng's memories shared with his fans. On October 3, 2013, B2M officially announced Heo's enlistment details through his official website. They confirmed that he will be enlisted on October 31 at 2pm at Nonsan Korean Army Training Center. Four days later, B2M once again announced Heo's last album release on October 16 before his enlistment. At the same time, Yesasia released a pre-order version of She special album. The album contains five tracks about a man's regrets and painful memories for a past lover, and his single, "Weak Child", features Japanese actress Fujii Mina. There was a fansigning event held on October 20, 7pm at KT Ole Square.

Kim Kyu Jong debuted as a member of SS501 on 06 June 2005.

Kim Kyu Jong took over the role of DJ from Heo Young Saeng for SBS radio program ‘SS501’s Youngstreet’ on 21 Aug 2006 as Young Saeng had to undergo a throat surgery and require time to recover. He hosted this program with his fellow member Park Jung Min.

Kim Kyu Jong started his acting career with a role in Mnet hip-hop music drama “Break” (11 May 06) showcasing his acting skills and dance skills at the same time while playing the role of a b-boy.
In 2008, due to 2 members’ busy schedules, Jung Min performing in a Korean production of the musical “Grease” and Hyun Joong filming drama “Boys Over Flowers”, SS501’s album which was originally due for release in late 2008, was to be pushed back to July 2009.
Instead, a sub unit of SS501 was formed with Heo Young Saeng, Kim Kyu Jong and Kim Hyung Joon. This unit group was initially named “Triple S” but they changed it back to “SS501″, reason being that they are 5 members always as 1. The unit group released a special project album “U R Man” (released on November 25, 2008).

Finishing their promotional activities for “U R Man”, they continued their activities to promote “내 머리가 나빠서 (Because I am stupid)”, a song they sang for the OST of “Boys Before Flowers”. This song is very well-received due to the success of the drama. They won the “Song of the month (Feb)” award with this song at the 32nd Cyworld Digital Music Awards (28 Mar 09) with about 110,000 downloads for BGM at www.cyworld.com.)

In June 2010, SS501 contract with DSP ended.

In October 2010, Kim Kyu Jong together with Heo Young Saeng finally decides to sign a contract with B2M Entertainment.

In December 2010, Young Saeng and Kyu Jong held their first fanmeeting 'AND Story' under the new management. Next was Thailand, then passing through the new year, HongKong and Japan in January 2011, they made memories with their fans. With their last stop in Philippines fan meeting on February 5, 2011, they met up with about 15,000 fans in 5 countries.

In April 2011, Kim Kyu Jong was appointed as the 'Goodwill Ambasssador' by HEart-Heart Foundation.

Kyu Jong released his debut solo mini album, Turn Me On on 27 September 2011.

Kyu Jong made his theatrical musical debut in Goong: Musical (Hangul: 뮤지컬 궁), a spin-off of the television drama, in Korea. He played the role of male lead Lee Shin, where he also performed in Kyoto, Japan on June 11.

In October, 2011, Kyu Jong was casted in a 36-part weekend drama titled Go! Mrs. Go! to be shown on cable channel CSTV at the end of 2011. Where he will play an aspiring musical actor named Nicky to mark his acting debut. On 9 November 2011, Kim Kyu Jong performed along with other Korean and Japanese artists, at the Seoul Tokyo Music Festival 2011 at Saitama Super Arena, Japan.

Kim Kyu Jong acted in Saving Madame Go Bong Shil. He acted as Nikki alongside with f(x) member Luna. His first appearance on the drama was aired in January 7, 2012. He has shown a very good acting skill. He has been praised by media and fans for his improvised acting skills.

In June 2012, it was announced that Kyu Jong is to fulfill his mandatory military service in July. On 3 June, he held a farewell fan meeting, Thank U ThanKYU with Triple S at Yonsei University in Sinchon-dong, Seoul. This marks his last official activity before his enlistment in July and the first time in over two years that the five members of SS501 have gathered together. On 23 July, Kyu Jong reported to the recruit training center of the 35th division in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province for four weeks of basic training. They further explained that he was originally exempted because he's a hepatitis B carrier. However, since a changed in conscription law, he is eligible to serve non-active duty as a public service worker.

On 18 July, Kyu Jong released a limited edition mini-album Meet Me Again dedicated to his fans. It features three tracks including "Thank You" composed by Kyu Jong, himself and "One Luv", a duet with Mighty Mouth's Shorry J, composed by Tae-wan.

Kyu Jong was still serving in the military service during this year 2013. Since he was doing his military duty, updates about him can only be known through his friends' twitter updates and him writing personal handwritten letters to his fans to show his love and appreciation. To further show his acknowledgement towards his fans, it was revealed that he joined ThanKYU's (name of his fanclub) various donation activities. On February 1st, Kyu Jong sent 14 woven hats that he and his mother had personally weaved during his spare time. On March 9, Kim Kyu Jong spent his free time attending Kim Hyung Jun's 1st solo concert, "The First" at Woori Art Hall, Olympic Park, Seoul. He even went up to the stage with Kim Hyung Jun and bowed together, marking the end of the concert. 22 July 2014, Kim was officially discharged from Military Service.

Park Jung Min is the low vocalist of Korea Boy Band SS501. He was chosen as the lead actor in a musical.

Jung Min is nicknamed “Mal-말” (horse) because of the way he eats carrots.
With his charismatic style, he is known as “SS501 Charisma” (더블에스오공일 카리스마) and often introduces himself as SS501 Charisma, Park Jung Min. Jung-min is also known as the friendliest member in SS501, and also the one that talks the most. Since his face is rather long, comparing to the other members, he is often joked by other members with the name “Horse Power”, or “Park thats my word”. 

Park Jung Min debuted with SS501 in 2005, and is the second to audition in the group. He has guested in variety shows in 2006, hosted radio program "Youngstreet" with Kim Kyu Jong & Heo Young Saeng. He is the low vocal of the group. He was the main character in a program TV called Human Theater 2010 as Park Jung Min. And also had a TV show entitled "What Women Want". He shared high school with fellow member Kim Hyung Jun at Dankook University.

Known for his confident and playful personality, Park Jung Min has captured the hearts of girls around Asia with his good looks, dancing, and powerful voice. Before joining SS501, he was seen VJing and appeared in various commercials.

In June 2010, upon the expiration of Park Jung Min's contract with DSP Media, he signed with CNR Media on 10 August 2010, a company jointly set up by Taiwanese producer Comic-Ritz and Korean Roy Media, to embark on his solo career. CNR Media stated that SS501's activities are top priority in his contract and that they have not disbanded.

Park Jung Min released his debut solo mini album, Not Alone, on 20 January 2011, and visited Taiwan and Singapore to promote it. His albums are distributed in Taiwan by Sony Music Taiwan.

In April 2011, Park Jung Min performed with Japanese duo Mihimaru GT at a UN Charity Concert in Yokohama, Japan to aid victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

On Feb 24th, the Taiwanese drama Fondant Garden, in which Park Jung Min played the lead role Park Hee Hwan alongside with Kingone Wang, Jian Man Shu and Lia Lee, was first broadcasted on free-to-air China Television (CTV). The series consists of 16 episodes and was on air once a week every Friday night at 10pm (local time).

During the 2012 Seoul Fashion Week, Park Jung Min participated in the Dominic's Way fashion show as the vedette and donned the creation of designer Song Hye Myung, who designed SS501's clothes for their Destination mini album jacket . He attracted audiences' attention in the event as he walked down the runway wearing dark angel attire with spreading wings with a fierce facial expression.

According to the legal circle, on April 12th, Park Jung Min has filed an injunction to the Seoul Central District Court against his agency CNr Media to suspend the exclusive contract. A source close to Park said, “The exclusive contract with CNr Media stated that the profits would be divided 8-to-2 for those coming from Korea and 5-to-5 for those coming from overseas, but the profits were never distributed except for the 150 million won given since last year.” According to other media sources, Park has actually departed from CNr Media since March 2012, which answers to his fans' raising inquiries about the fact that Park hadn't been seen with his former manager for months and why he had been driving by himself lately. Park has showed his professional quality by departing to Japan on April 13th afternoon and following his schedules in Japan on the 14th despite of the on-going lawsuit with his former agency.

After the lawsuit, Park Jung Min debuts in Japan using the name of 'Romeo' under Victor Music. He releases two albums named Give Me Your Heart and Tonight's The Night in September and October respectively. Afterwards, he returned to Korea to continue his music career as 'Park Jung Min' and release his self-produced single album entitled Beautiful. At the end of the year 2012, he released the full length Japanese album Midnight Theatre as Romeo. In his 'Face Off Concert' at the Tokyo Dome City Hall, he performs as both, 'Park Jung Min' and 'Romeo'.

On February 9, 2013, Park Jung Min attended and performed at the 2013 ‘StarHub TVB Golden Viva Spectacular’ together with Sistar, U-Kiss and more, that was initially filmed during the 31st of January at the Seoul Student Jamsil Gymnasium. The performances was broadcast simultaneously in Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong to celebrate the Lunar New Year with their Hong Kong fans. On February 14, he held a press conference at the Sony Music Square in Tokyo about his upcoming concert tour. He announced that he will be having 8 performances in total, starting on March 19 in Fukoka, March 21 in Osaka, March 22 in Tokyo, and March 23rd in Nagoya. His shows will have a different concept, though: light/dark; good/bad concept. In particular, he will perform by the name "Park Jung Min" during the day, then changing his persona to "Romeo" when the night comes.

Kim Hyung Joon is the youngest member of Korea Boy Band SS501.

His brother Kim Ki Bum is a member of boyband U-Kiss.He is nicknamed with The Cute Boy as he has a cute face and nice smile, or maybe he is the youngest of the group. He shared high school with Park Jung Min in Dankook University. He is a member of SS501 sub unit. He has nickname magnae (youngest member) because he is the youngest member in the group. Kim Hyung Jun’s brother Kim Ki Bum was in the new group Xing he then left in 2007,then joined the boyband named U-Kiss. Kim HyungJoon is currently a DJ for SBS Music High (daily at 2am).

In June 2010, SS501 contract with DSP ended.

In August 27, 2010, Kim Hyung Joon decides to sign a contract with S-Plus Entertainment to embark on his solo career. He then opened a shopping mall business with his younger brother Kim Ki Bum, which they named "Piro-Piro".

In November 2010, Kim Hyung Jun started his solo activities under new management by participating in the Musical 'Cafe-in'. He also became a host in 'Midnight Idol'.

He then signed with Avex Entertainment for his solo album release in Japan. He released his debut solo mini album Girl on 7 March 2011, This was followed by the music video for second lead track, "oH! aH!" on 9 March 2011. In June, Kim Hyung Jun performed with other Korean artists in the Fantastic K-POP Concert in Jakarta, followed by concert in Singapore and in Hong Kong to promote his mini album.

Kim Hyung Jun acted as the main lead in his first drama, "Glowing She"/"Sunshine Girl". Kim Hyung Jun acted as a cool top singer named "Kang Min". Glowing She/Sunshine Girl aired from January 7th to March 17th. He was once again offered a lead role in the drama "I Love You/Late Blossom" which started airing on April 16th to 5 June 2012.

In July, he released his second mini album entitled Escape with the single Sorry, I'm Sorry. The album includes five songs, and a 25-minute drama MV starring Kang Ji Hwan, Lee Ki Woo, and himself. He, then holds his first solo live tour ‘2012 1st Story in Japan' in April and '2012 2nd Story in Japan' in August.

In November, he was cast in Rough Play (An Actor is an Actor) with MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon, a film written and produced by Kim Ki-duk. In December, he becomes active in attending several award shows and music festivals, including the ‘2012 Thailand Korea Friendship Festival’ and ‘2012 Malaysia Model Festival Awards’ where he meets the world famous designer Jimmy Choo. He also receives his first award in the 2012 ‘K-Drama Star Awards‘ where he is given the Rising Star Award for Late Blossom.

During this year 2013, Kim Hyung Jun is still attending several festivals and events actively. One of them is the ‘2013 Asian Model Awards’ where he received the Fashionista Award on the evening of January 15 at the Olympic Hall in Seoul Olympic Park.

In February, it was announced that Hyung Jun will have his very first solo concert in Korea to commemorate his 2nd anniversary since his solo debut in 2011. Kim Hyung Jun "The First" was held on March 9 at the Woori Art Hall at the Olympic Park, organized by SPLUS Entertainment and managed by SH Creative Works. He then came back on television screens, as he has been cast in MBC drama Pots of Gold (also known as Gold, Appear! and I Summon You, Gold!), playing the role of Han Ji-hye's younger brother Mong Gyu. On May 1, it was reported that he is planning to be enlisted in the military next year, 2014. During this time, he had his "Who Am I" Japanese live concert, which was held on March 29 to April 7 (six concerts in total) that went through cities such as Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo.

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