All About G.O.D’s Main Vocal, Kim Tae-woo: Profile, Solo Activity, Marriage, and Many More

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The K-Pop Industry Legendary Main Vocalist of g.o.d

g.o.d, or Groove Over Dose, is one of the groups from the first generation of K-Pop who debuted in 1999 with five members. The group, who is under the auspices of JYP Entertainment, is one of the most popular groups in the early 2000s.

They are regarded as “the legends of K-Pop,” alongside first-generation idol groups Shinhwa, H.O.T, Sechs Kies, Fin.K.L., and S.E.S. That’s why the title “Legendary Main Vocalist” is really appropriate for Kim Tae-woo. Not only he was successful as the main vocalist of the group but also as a solo artist. Let’s get to know him better!

Full Profile and Facts of Kim Tae-woo

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Profile

Name: 김태우/Kim Tae-woo

Occupation: Singer

Date of Birth: May 12th, 1981

Birthplace: Gumi, North Gyungsang, South Korea

Height: 190 cm

Weight: 85 kg

Star sign: Taurus

Blood type: B

Hobbies: Basketball, Starcraft, drinking soju with friends

Motto: “Become an essential person in the world.”

Favorite Musicians: Park Jin-young, Lee Seung-chul, Lim Jae-Bum, Kim Gun Mo, James Ingram, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross

Family: Spouse Kim Ae-ri, Daugther Kim Soo-yool, Daugther Kim Ji-yool, son Kim Hae-yool

Talent agency: Soul Shop Entertainment

Official Site: www.soulshop.co.kr/main/main.php

Vlive: channels.vlive.tv/F96B9/home

Instagram: @soulking191

Education: Post-modern musicology at Kyunghee University

K-Pop Group: g.o.d

Facts about Kim Tae-woo

  • Kim Tae-woo is the youngest of three children.
  • Despite not having a musical background, Kim dreamed of becoming a singer as a teenager, especially after watching H.O.T. or also known as Highfive Of Teenagers.
  • He bought a one-way ticket to Seoul after being called in for an audition and eventually signed with Park’s company JYP Entertainment.
  • Kim Tae-woo married his wife Kim Aeri or Kim Ariel who is a year younger than him, at the Sheraton Hotel in Seoul, in December 2011.
  • They are blessed with two daughters, So-yool (born April 2012) and Ji-yool (born August 2013), and a son Hae-yool (born September 2015).
  • In 2014, Kim Tae-woo, his wife, and his two daughters were regulars on the SBS reality show Oh! My Baby.

Kim Tae-woo’s Military Enlistment

He enlisted in the army on March 20th, 2007, to serve his mandatory military service as an exemplary member of the military’s search and rescue unit and was discharged on February 25th, 2009. Due to his outstanding performance, Kim Tae-woo was awarded several honors from the unit commander and regional governor.

And immediately after getting discharged, Kim Tae-woo held a concert in southern Seoul at five in the afternoon to thank his fans for patiently waiting and always supporting him during his military service.

Kim Tae-woo’s Appearance in KBS’ Invincible Youth

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Kim Tae-woo returned to the entertainment industry after his military service ended and joined the KBS variety show, Invincible Youth as a permanent cast member. Invincible Youth is a variety show that involves Korean entertainers meeting weekly to work and learn about farming in a Yuchi-ri village in Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon Province in South Korea.

This involves both agricultural work, interacting with members of an aging rural community, and competing in challenges involving agrarian or domestic tasks. As the show’s popularity grew, the cast and crew began working to make their filming location a sustainable site for agritourism, enter produce in a food competition, and promote environmentally conscious farming. Some of the products were sold within the local community, to the general public, or distributed as gifts.

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Kim Tae-woo, was the MC of the show, together with Hui-seok (left) and Shin-young (center). This show also featured seven girls from K-Pop idol groups, wherein they experienced how it is to live and survive in the Korean rural outdoors, these girls were also known as G7. The G7 girls initially included Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha, Secret’s Sunhwa, 4Minute’s Hyuna, T-ara’s Hyomin, Girls’ Generation’s Sunny and Yuri, and also Kara’s Hara.

A funny moment between Kim Tae-woo and Girls’ Generation’s Sunny where they compete in a soybean pageant.

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In the August 27th episode, it was announced that Kim Tae-woo will be taking a temporary leave of absence due to throat surgery and he vowed to come back to the show as soon as he makes a full recovery.

Kim Tae-woo’s Personal Agency: Soul Shop Entertainment

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In March 2011, Kim Tae-woo terminated his contract with Polaris Entertainment and established his own one-man agency, Soul Shop Entertainment. So far the artists who have joined the Soul Shop Entertainment include Kim Tae-woo himself, kixs (kiss), and One Nation.

Kim Tae-woo’s Discography

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Debuting in 1999 as a member of the group g.o.d, he began his solo career in 2006, and here is his discography.

Albums

# Title Album details Peak positions1 Sales
KOR
Weekly
KOR
Monthly
1 Solo Special (하고싶은 ) ·       Release Date: October 26th, 2006

·       Label: CJ E&M

·       Format: CD, cassette

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·       KOR: 29,068
2 T-Virus ·       Release Date: September 3rd, 2009

·       Label: LOEN Entertainment

·       Format: CD

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3 T-School ·       Release Date: March 3rd, 2011

·       Label: Soul Shop Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment

·       Format: CD, Digital download

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12 ·       KOR: 13,185
4 T-Love ·       Release Date: February 20th, 2013

·       Label: Soul Shop Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment

·       Format: CD, Digital download

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10 28 ·       KOR: 2,270
5 T-Road ·       Release Date: June 18th, 2015

·       Label: Soul Shop Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment

·       Format: CD, Digital download

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11 23 ·       KOR: 2,767
6 T-WITH ·       Release Date: July 3rd, 2017

·       Label: Soul Shop Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment

·       Format: CD, Digital download

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Chart information is from the Gaon Album Chart only.

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Album
“Memory and Remembrance” (기억과 추억)
(feat. Joon-hyung, Ho-young and Danny)
2009 T-Virus
“Fly High”
(Lee Young-hyun with Kim Tae-woo)
2012 PLUS+
“When I Look At Myself” (내가 나를 봐도 슬퍼) Double Kick Project Vol.1
그런 걸
(with Bobby Kim)
non-album single
호호호빵
(with Wheesung)
2014 non-album single
둘이면 Included in T-Road (2015)
봉구스
(with SOOL J)
2015 non-album single
Sing for U
(with Park Cho-a)
2017 Sing for You (ko)

As featured artist

Title Year Album
경희를 내 품에
(Kim Tae-woo, Noh Yoo-min, Lyn, Park Hyo-shin, Rain, Lee Ki-chan, Lee Hye-sun and Chun Myung-hoon)
2010 non-album single
장난 아니야
(Suho feat. Kim Tae-woo, narr. by Lee Da-hae)
2013
“Us” (우리)
(G.NA feat. Kim Tae-woo)
2015

Contributed songs

As lead artist

Track Year Album Artist
너의 뒤에서 2006 Kim Hyung-suk With Friends Kim Hyung-suk and Park Jin-young
희야
(앙리 with Kim Tae-woo)
2010 25th Anniversary Album Lee Seung-chul
후회 王 行步 2010 Yoon Jong-shin

As featured artist

Track Year Album
“I LOVE U OH THANK YOU”
(MC Mong feat. Kim Tae-woo)
2005 His Story
그대안의 블루
(Lyn feat. Kim Tae-woo)
2006 Misty Memories
“Instant” (인스턴트)
(Psy feat. Kim Tae-woo)
Ssajib
나 나쁘죠
(K.Will feat. Kim Tae-woo)
2007 Left Heart (왼쪽 가슴)
맛있어
(Yasu feat. Kim Tae-woo)
2013 Dream vs Reality

(MC Mong feat. Kim Tae-woo)
2016 U.F.O

Soundtracks

Track Year Drama Notes
“So Fresh”
(MC Mong feat. Kim Tae-woo)
2007 The Great Catsby Digital single
“Dreaming Dream” (꿈을 꾸다) 2009 Iris
“Dropping Rain” (빗물이 내려서) 2010 Personal Taste Also lyricist
그대라는 날개
“Falling in Love” (사랑에 빠지다) 2011 Warrior Baek Dong-soo
“That’s Why I’m Running” (그래서 달린다) 2012 Feast of the Gods
“High High” A Gentleman’s Dignity
“I’m Stupid” (나는 바보다) 2013 Queen of the Office
“My Lady” Marry Him If You Dare
“Con Amore Mio” 2014 Big Man
너라서 The Night Watchman’s Journal
“Only You” (너 하나만) My Lovely Girl
“Glory” 2015 AIMA
“Darling U” (with Ben) Oh My Venus
“Because of You” (너 때문에) 2016 Jealousy Incarnate

Charted songs

Title Year Peak Chart Positions1 Sales (DL)2 Album
Gaon
Weekly
Gaon
Monthly
내가 야! 하면 넌 예! (with Lyn) 2010 83 T-VIRUS
“Dreaming Dream” (꿈을 꾸다) (main ver.) 21 Iris OST
“Dropping Rain” (빗물이 내려서) 13 17 Personal Taste OST
그대라는 날개 5 19
“Brothers & Me” (with JYP & Rain) 2011 11 29 ·       KOR: 641,162+ T-School
“Echo” (메아리) 7 13 ·       KOR: 1,278,707+
그래서 달린다 2012 Feast of the Gods OST
“High High” 15 30 ·       KOR: 1,234,177+ A Gentleman’s Dignity OST
“Cosmic Girl” 2013 19 40 ·       KOR: 313,719+ T-Love
“I’m Stupid” (나는 바보다) 32 Queen of the Office OST
“My Lady” 81 Marry Him If You Dare OST
“Con Amore Mio” 2014 Big Man OST
너라서 The Night Watchman’s Journal OST
“Only You” (너 하나만) 17 ·       KOR: 235,574+ My Lovely Girl OST
“Lonely Funk” (feat. Jay Park) 2015 T-Road
“Darling U” (with Ben) 42 ·       KOR: 33,294+ Oh My Venus OST
“So That There’s No Goodbye” (이별이 오지 못 하게) 2016 56 ·       KOR: 59,181+ Two Yoo Project Sugar Man Part 16
“Time” (시간) (feat. U Sung-eun) 85 T-WITH Vol.1
Re-released with T-WITH (2017)
“Because of You” (시원해) (with Ali) 76 T-WITH Vol.2
Re-released with T-WITH (2017)
“Following” (따라가) 2017 93 T-WITH

 Chart information is from the Gaon Digital Chart only.

 Sales figures are from the Gaon Download Chart.

Music videos

Year Song Album Starring
2009 “Love Rain” (사랑비) T-Virus
“Memory and Remembrance” (기억과 추억) Danny Ahn, Son Ho-young, Suho, Yubi, Park Joon-hyung
2011 “Brothers & Me” T-School Park Jin-young and Rain
“Echo” (메아리)
2012 “When I Look At Myself” (내가 나를 봐도 슬퍼) Double Kick Project Vol.1
2013 “Cosmic Girl” T-Love
2015 “Resemblance” (널 닮으리) T-Road
“Lonely Funk” Kim Jun-hyun, Park Jee-su (KIXS), Danny Ahn
2017 “Following” (따라가) T-WITH

 

Kim Tae-woo’s Filmography

Lonely Punk (Feat. Jay Park) – 2015

Cosmic Girl – 2013

Echo – 2011

Following (2017)

Resemblance – 2015

When I Look At Myself – 2012

Goodbye – 2013

Memories and Remembrance – 2011

Love Rain – 2009

Brothers & Me (with JYP, Rain) -2011