2PM’s Jun.K: Profile, Drunk Driving, Military Service, and More!

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Learn More About 2PM’s Jun.K

Jun.K is a South Korean singer, songwriter, producer, rapper, dancer, and actor. His real name used to be Kim Jun-su, however, on October 17th, 2012, due to family reasons he changed his name to Kim Min-jun. He is better known as the main vocalist of the popular South Korean boy band 2PM.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about 2PM’s Jun.K: Profile, Drunk Driving, Military Service, and More. So, stay tuned!

Jun.K’s Profile

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Stage Name: Jun. K

Birth Name: Kim Min Jun (formerly known as Kim Junsu)

Nickname: Jundyu, Daegu Granpa

Position: Main Vocalist

Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea

Date of Birth: January 15th, 1988

Age: 31 years old

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height: 180 cm 

Weight: 68 kg

Blood Type: A

Religion: Buddhism

Hobbies: illustrator, fashion

Twitter: @Jun2daKAY

Instagram: jun2dakay

Facts About Jun.K

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  • He was born in Daegu, South Korea.
  • Family: Mother, younger brother (his father passed away in 2012).
  • His birth name was Kim Jun-su, but on October 17th, 2012, he legally changed his name to Kim Min Jun (due to family reasons).
  • He was accepted both into YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment, but he chose JYP.
  • Before he debuted, he won several contests in songwriting and poetry.
  • In elementary school and high school, he had received over 70 awards for essays and book reports.
  • His former stage name was Junsu.
  • Jun. K speaks Korean, English, and conversational Japanese.
  • He is a close friend to G–Dragon, and TaeYang of BIGBANG.
  • He feels sexy while jumping rope.
  • His hobbies are composing songs, fashion, collecting accessories and shoes.
  • In 2011, he released his first solo single “Alive.“
  • In 2012, he starred in the musical The Three Musketeers where he played the role of D’Artagnan.
  • In 2013, he starred in the musical Jack the Ripper where he played the role of Daniel.
  • In 2014, he released his Japanese solo album Love & Hate.
  • His Love & Hate concert tour ranked in the top 10 best concerts in Japan in 2014, making him the only K-Pop idol on the list.
  • In 2015 he released his 2nd solo Japanese album Love Letter, which quickly reached number one on the Oricon daily album charts.
  • In July 2016, he released his 1st Korean album, Mr. NO♡.
  • In December 2016, he released his 3rd Japanese solo album, No Shadow, which also reached number one on the Oricon daily album charts.
  • In January 2017, Jun-K released his 2nd solo Korean album, 77-1X3-00.
  • He was the 1st 2PM member who composed a title track for 2PM – “Go Crazy” (2014).
  • He also composed the title track “My House” (2015).
  • He has composed the most songs for JYP Entertainment after J. Y. Park.
  • He enlisted in the military on May 8th, 2018.
  • He has sensitive skin so he often wears a black tank top under his clothes to protect his skin.
  • He was one of the cast members on the first season of The Romantic & Idol, he paired up with FIESTAR’s Jei and AOA’s Hyejeong on the show.
  • Jun.K’s ideal type: he likes women who work and have a successful career.

Debut with 2PM

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Jun.K first debuted as a member of 2PM through Mnet’s Hot Blood Men, a documentary that captured the group’s training days to become members of the boy band known as One Day. Eventually, One Day separated the trainees into two groups, 2AM and 2PM.

Usually, most of the Korean boy bands at the time adopted a pretty boy image. However, 2PM constructed a different image with a tough and macho beast-like image. 2PM emphasized their masculine images and created the jimseung-dol (jimseung means an animal or beast in Korean) phenomenon in 2008.

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The group officially debuted on September 4th, 2008, with their debut song “10 Points Out of 10 Points.” The song showcased their acrobatic dance styles. They achieved their first number 1 single with “Again & Again.” Both songs are featured on 2PM’s album titled The First Album 1:59 PM that was released in 2009.

The band released another Korean album, known as Hands Up, in 2011. The title track “Hands Up” gained massive success both in Korea and worldwide.

After more than a year, the group returned in 2013 with their third studio album Grown. In September 2014, 2PM came back to the Korean Music Industry with their fourth studio album Go Crazy. On June 15th, 2015, 2PM made a comeback with their fifth studio album No.5. After a one year hiatus, the highly anticipated 2PM returned on September 13th, 2016, with their sixth studio album Gentlemen’s Game.

Solo Career

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Jun.K debuted as a solo singer on October 7th, 2011, by releasing his debut single “Alive.” The song quickly became number one on Cyworld. The song shows a deeper look into Jun. K’s unique musical world. It has a smooth beat that reveals a new charm to the singer.

In 2012, he took part in the soundtrack of the Korean drama I Love Lee Tae-ri with the song called “Love… Goodbye.” The same year, he also began his acting career by playing the role of D’Artagnan in the musical theatre The Three Musketeers. Then in 2013, he played as Daniel in the musical Jack the Ripper.

Jun.K’s discography
Korean Extended Plays
  • Mr. NO♡ 

Release Date: August 9th, 2016

Tracklist:
  1. Mr. NO♡
  2. Think About You
  3. Better Man
  4. Young Forever
  5. Ocean Waves
  6. My House (solo ver.)
  7. Don’t Go
  8. No Love Part 2
  • 77-1X3-00

Release Date: January 12th, 2017

Tracklist:
  1. Alive pt2
  2. No Shadow
  3. No Goodbye
  4. Phone Call
  5. mary Poppins
  6. Good Morning
  7. Walking on the Moon
  8. Just One Night
  9. Love Letter Remix
  10. Your Wedding (결혼식)
  • My 20’s

Release Date: November 30th, 2017

Tracklist
  1. 솔직히 말할게
  2. 11월부터 2월까지 (Feat.Somi)
  3. 이사하는 날
  4. 왜 (Feat. Park Jimin)
  5. 나의 20대 (Feat. Double K)
Japanese Extended Plays
  • Love & Hate

Release Date: May 14th, 2014

Tracklist:
  1. Love & Hate
  2. No Music No Life
  3. With You
  4. Mr. Doctor
  5. Real Love
  6. No Love
  7. True Swag Part 2
  8. Writing a Letter
  9. Love & Hate (instrumental)
  • Love Letter

Release Date: November 25th, 2015

Tracklist:
  1. Love Letter
  2. Better Man
  3. Good Morning
  4. Walking on the Moon
  5. Hold Me Tight
  6. Love Letter (instrumental)
  7. Sorry
  8. Love Game
  9. Everest (album ver.)
  • No Shadow

Release Date: December 14th, 2016

Tracklist:
  1. No Shadow
  2. Mary Poppins
  3. Phone Call
  4. Mr. NO♡ (Japanese ver.)
  5. Think About You (Japanese ver.)
  6. No Shadow (instrumental)
  7. Lost Boy (道をなくした少年)
  8. Young Forever (Japanese ver.)
  9. 50 50 (album ver.)
  • No Time

Release Date: April 4th, 2018

Tracklist:
  1. Switch Me
  2. Ms. NO TIME
  3. Comma
  4. Our farewell talk (私たちの別れた話) (Duet with May J.)
  5. Moving (引っ越し)
  6. No Shadow (instrumental)
  7. Why (なぜ)
  8. As it is (心のままに)
  9. Ms. NO TIME (taalthechoi Remix)
Soundtrack appearances and collaborations
Year Album Title Artist
2010 Non-album single “Tok Tok Tok” (뚝뚝뚝; Ttukttukttuk) Jun. K & Jung Woo
Everybody Ready? “B.U.B.U.”
(featuring Jun. K)
San E
Non-album single “Let’s Go” (2010 G-20 Seoul Summit song)
“Music” (2010 MAMA theme song) Jun. K, Narsha, JeA, 8Eight, Supreme Team, Boohwal
2011 Rainy Days “Rainy Days”
(featuring Jun. K)
One Way
Watch “Sunshine”
(with Jun. K)
Kan Mi-youn
Woman “Count 3”
(featuring Jun. K)
Double
Dream High OST “Don’t Go” (가지마; Gajima) with Lim Jeong-hee
2012 23, Male, Single “DJ Got Me Goin’ Crazy”
(featuring Jun. K)
Jang Woo-young
I’m Baek “Always”
(featuring Jun. K)
BAek A-yeon
I Love Lee Tae-ri OST “Love… Goodbye” (사랑… 안녕; Sarang… Annyeong)
2014 Non-album single “Just As It Is” (있는 그대로; Issneun Geudaero)
(featuring Jun. K)
Lel
Red Carpet OST “Come Back”
2015 Once in a Lifetime “Everytime Everyday”
(featuring Jun. K)
Kim Johan
Non-album single “Chameleon”
(featuring Jun. K)
SIMON
2016 DSMN “HYPER”
(featuring Jun. K)
Lee Jun-ho
2017 T-WITH “Just Feeling (느낌적인 느낌)”
(featuring Jun. K and Ok Taec-yeon)
Kim Tae-woo

Love Life and Opening Up About His Ex-Girlfriend Getting Married

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Jun.K wrote the lyrics of the song, “Your Wedding” based on his personal experience. It is a song depicting the sadness of attending one’s ex-girlfriend’s wedding. Jun.K revealed he heard the news of his ex-girlfriend’s wedding. The singer did not attend his ex-girlfriend’s wedding. However, he wrote the song based on his feelings at that very moment.

Injury

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On February 26th, Jun.K suffered an accident when he was performing with his group 2PM at their 6 Nights concert event. He fell off the stage in between moving platforms and was immediately taken away by a stretcher and admitted into a hospital. Jun.K had to undergo surgery because he fractured his elbow and his finger and he was also further examined because of pain in his chest and knee.

On March 17th, 2017, 2PM’s Jun.K posted a video on his personal Instagram with the captions, “I’m starting rehabilitation exercise after being discharged from hospital.”

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퇴원 후 재활운동을 시작해요 🙂

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In the video, Jun.K is wearing a cast on his right arm and appears to be doing stretching and strengthening exercises.