Career with Double S 301
The start of Double S 301 has long started since 2008 as well as the release of “U R Man”, but none of the members had the mind to continue it. Although disbanded, the members of SS501 still keep a close tie between themselves and this led to the reunion of the three members in 2015. On January 17th, the trio performed together at the Musical & Talk Concert, organized by the Seoul Police Promotional Team, which is where Heo Young Saeng had performed his military duties. The trio promised the fans that they would be returning shortly.
In 2015, Heo Young-saeng, Kim Kyu-jong and Kim Hyung-jun signed under CI Entertainment and debuted with Double S 301 in 2016 with their debut album Eternal 5 on February 16, 2016. After the release of their comeback album, they shortly held their concert at BLUE SQUARE Samsung Card Hall on March 19 and 20, 2016 entitled “2016 Double S 301 CONCERT(U R MAN IS BACK) IN SEOUL“.
Although not entirely an active band, Double S 301 released another album on the eleventh anniversary of SS501 titled Estreno (2016). Despite Kim Hyung-jun’s absence due to his millitary service in 2017, the group still released a special single, Unison Volume 1 (2017) for SS501’s twelvth anniversary.
Double S 301’s Discography
|Title||Album Details||Title||Album Details|
|U R Man||
||U R Man||
|Eternal 0 and Eternal 1||
||Unison No. 1||
|Unison No. 1||
Kim Kyu-jong, being a talented vocalist, had started his solo career even when still actively taking part in SS501’s group activities. During his SS501 days he released three solo songs; “Hikari” from the mini album Kokoro, “Never Let You Go” from U R Man and “Wuss Up” from SS501 Solo Collection. He also gave his voice for the OST of the drama Bad Girl with fellow member Kim Hyung-jun.
After leaving DSP Media and effectively signing with B2M Entertainment, Kim Kyu-jong started his solo music career in 2011 when he released his mini album, Turn Me On, in September 2011. The album featured his label and band mate, Heo Young-saeng and featured Yang Jiwon of Spica in the music video of “Yesterday”.
Only a year after his official debut and the release of his first mini album, he revealed that he would be enlisting. As a farewell gift for his fans, ThanKYU, On July 18, 2012 he released a limited edition mini-album Meet Me Again. It features three tracks including “Thank You” composed himself and “One Luv”, a duet with Mighty Mouth’s Shorry J, composed by Tae Wan Kim aka C-Luv.
Kim Kyu-jong’s Discography
|Title||Album Details||Title||Album Details|
|Turn Me On||
||Hikari||Single from album Kokoro|
|Meet Me Again||
|Never Let You Go||Single from album U R Man|
|Wuss Up||Single from album SS501 Solo Collection|
|Yesterday||Single from album Turn Me On|
|My Precious One||Single from album Meet Me Again|
Kim Kyu-jong’s Soundtrack
|2011||“Perhaps Love”||Goong: Musical OST|
|“I Want Freedom, Freedom”|
|“ありがとう” (Thank You)|
|2014||“In Your Days” (with Eric Nam)||SOS Please Help Me OST|
Acting Career; Dramas and Movie List
Kim Kyu-jong started his acting career quite early in life. He started his acting career by starring in Mnet hip-hop music drama Break on May 11th 2006. In 2006 he and the rest of SS501 also donated their voices for the Korean version of the movie Pi’s Story.
He made his musical debut in Goong: Musical (뮤지컬 궁), a spin-off of the television drama, in Korea. He was given the male lead, Lee Shin and performed the musical at Minami-za, Kyoto, Japan from June 11th to July 1st 2011. He was also able to perform the musical in Seoul, South Korea in September 2011. Later in the year, in October, Kim Kyu-jong was cast in the drama Saving Madame Go Bong Shil which was aired on cable channel CSTV.
After taking a two year hiatus due to his military enlistment, Kim Kyu-jong promptly returned to the small screen as part of KBSN’s special project drama ‘S.O.S Please Save Me’ playing the role of Park JungJun. Not long after, he was also cast as a part of the musical Singin’ in The Rain as Donghyun.
|2005||Nonstop 5||논스톱 5||Cameo Ep.207||MBC||Sitcom|
|2007||Hotelier||ホテリアー||Cameo Ep.7 (with SS501)||TV Asahi||Japanese drama|
|2008||Spotlight||스포트라이트||Cameo (with SS501)||MBC||Drama|
|Boys Over Flowers||꽃보다 남자||Cameo Ep.4 (with Heo Young-saeng and Kim Hyung-jun)||KBS2|
|2009||SETI (Searching for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence)||세티||Ho-sik||Daum||Sitcom|
(DVD title: Super Star)
|피아니시모||Jun-su (Ep. “Never Ending Love”)||TrendE||Mini drama|
|Saving Madame Go Bong Shil||고봉실 여사 구하기||Nicky||TV Chosun||Drama|
|2014||SOS Please Save Me||S.O.S 나를 구해줘||Park Jung Joon||KBS N|
|2015||Start Love||Oh Hee-min||Naver TV Starcast||Web Drama|
|2015||28 Faces of The Moon||Kang Woo||Aura Media||Web Drama|
|2006||Pi’s Story||파이 스토리||Voice (Korea Version)|