Get to Know South Korean Singer-Songwriter Hoody

Who is Hoody?

Hoody, or Kim Hyun-jung, is a South Korean singer-songwriter. She debuted in 2013 as a member of the all-underground hip hop crew Amourette. However, she felt that it was too difficult to adapt as a member of a hip-hop group, and in 2015 she became the first female artist to sign to the AOMG hip hop record label.

AOMG is an acronym that stands for Above Ordinary Music Group or Always On My Grind, and is a record label founded by Jay Park. Hoody is also often referred to as AOMG Queen, because she is the only woman who joined the AOMG label. Besides having a good voice, Hoody also has her own genre of music that suits her. Given all these reasons, you can easily imagine why she received great attention as the first female artist in AOMG.

Well, let’s get closer to the full profile of Hoody Kim!

Full Profile of Hoody Kim

Real Name : Kim Hyun-jung

Stage Name : Hoody

Date of Birth : February 11, 1990

Age : 28 years old

Profession : Singer and Songwriter

Height : 173 cm

Weight : 48 kg

Blood Type : N/A

Zodiac : Aquarius

Education : N/A

Agency : AOMG

Instagram : @hoodykim

Fun Facts about Hoody Kim :

  1. She writes her own songs, and also participates in their production and arrangements.
  2. She debuted in 2013 with the song My Ride.
  3. She is the one and only one female artist in AOMG.
  4. She was a part of the AOMG Follow the Movement Tour 2016, performing in Seoul, Daegu, and Busan.
  5. She has collaborated with Jay Park, Gray, Loco, Crush, and more.

Hoody Talked about Joining AOMG

As we know, Hoody is the only woman who joined AOMG when it was founded by Jay Park. She joined AOMG specifically because of a suggestion from Jay Park himself. “The agency’s environment is very small and free. It kind of feels like a family,” she said.

She also revealed why everyone called her Hoody. “I’m in a hoody lot, so Hoody was naturally became my name. I was in a hip hop group in college. Ja Mezz of ‘Show Me the Money’ was a member, andhe said, ‘You should make a rap name too.’ I was wearing a hoody, of course, so I went with Hoody.” That makes perfect sense!

Hoody’s Discograpghy

Hoody’s Albums

Hoody Kim: 1st Mini Album – On and On

Hoody released her first mini album, On and On, on December 16, 2016. It was available in both CD and digital download format. In making this mini album, Hoody wrote her own songs. On and On managed to get 54th on the Korean charts. Not bad for a debut!

In addition, the songs on the On and On mini album are also supported by Jay Park, Jinbo, Elo, and Dok2. Here’s the tracklist from album On and On, check it out:

– By Your Side (feat. Jinbo)
– Your Eyes (feat. Jay Park)
– The Light
– Lust (feat. Elo)
– Forest
– Need U (feat. Dok2)
– Like You
– On and On
– Your Eyes (Instrument)

Well, what do you think about this album? So enjoyable, right?

Hoody’s Songs

1. My Ride – 2013

My Ride is Hoody’s first song, and it was released in 2013.

2. Baby oh Baby – 2014

Baby oh Baby is Hoody’s second song, released in 2014. This song received a lot of support from listeners including all of Hoody’s fans. This song has very touching lyrics.

3. Like You – 2016

Like You is a song produced by Gray. This song is very soft, and has a very deep meaning like Baby oh Baby. This song was successfully ranked in the top 100 when it was first released.

4. Hangang – 2017

Hangang is a Hoody song that was released in August 2017 and has accumulated over 154,424 views. This is the perfect song to listen to when you have a heartache.

5. Golden (feat. Jay Park) – 2018

Golden is a new song released in 2018 featuring Jay Park and produced by Slom. The music video from this song is similar to other very simple but elegant music videos released in the past by Hoody and Jay Park.

Hoody’s Latest News

AOMG’s Hoody joins Local Breakout in Mariana Bay Sands

On September 1, 2018, there was an open stage in Mariana Bay Sands. Music fans were invited to enjoy the free concert featuring Hoody Kim and local breakout acts Astronauts and Sobs. The event was very lively!