Get to Know Korean Singer Sung Si-kyung: Profile, Album, Dating, TV Shows, and Speaking English

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The Prince of Ballads, Sung Si-Kyung

Those who are a big fan of Korean Ballad must have been familiar with his name. Titled as The Prince of Ballad, Sung Si-kyung has sang numerous songs that stays in people heart throughout the time, like The Road That Leads to Me (내게 오는 길)(2001), It Would Be Nice (좋을텐데)(2002), On The Street (거리에서)(2006), Two People (두사람)(2006), etc. Aside from being a talented singer, Sung Si-Kyung is also known for being a good entertainer, which is why a lot of variety show producers often cast him to be on their show, whether as a guest, a host, or as an official member. However, before he became active in television programs, he was known for being a Radio DJ with a soothing voice that can make the listener sleep well with his popular closing remark, “Jaljayo (잘자요)”.

If you are one of those people who melted when you heard his voice, or if you simply just want to know more about him, you’re on the right track! This article will cover everything about Sung Si-Kyung, including his profile, career, and also love life, So don’t go anywhere and keep scrolling!

Sung Si-kyung’s Profile

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Name: 성시경 / Sung Si Kyung

Nickname: Prince of Ballads

Profession: Actor, Singer, Entertainer, Radio DJ, Host

Birthdate: 1979-Apr-17 (age 39)

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Height: 186cm

Weight: 80kg

Star sign: Aries

Blood type: A

  • Sung Si-Kyung was a student at Korea University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and then a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • He enlisted for mandatory military service in 2008 and was honorably discharged in 2010.
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Sung Si-kyung’s Career

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During his years at Korea University, Sung Si-Kyung participated in an online singing competition and granted 1st place. The winners from that competition released a compilation album, from which his song The Road that Leads to Me became a major success and it was sold for nearly 100,000 copies even though it was just a promotional album. This occurrence helped Sung Si-Kyung rise to stardom in November 2000.

Sung Si-Kyung officially debuted in 2001 with his first album,  Like the First Time (처음처럼), which consists mainly of ballads. In addition, among the songs in this album, three of his songs became a hit and made him the best newcomer singer of the year. He also participated as a guest singer on Yoo Hee-yeol’s album which adds fuel to his rising popularity. His second album released in 2002 and was also a big success, selling more than 650,000 copies. After that, he continued to release album after album that made up of mostly ballads which is why he was crowned as The Prince of Ballads.

In September 2011, he made his comeback to the music industry with his seventh album The First after coming back from the military. His title track Even Now (난 좋아) managed t sat at number 5 on Billboard’s Korea K-Pop Hot 100 for the week of 22 September 2011.

Here’s a full list of his discography:

Albums

Album # Album Information Track listing
1 처음처럼Like the First Time

  • Released: April 4, 2001
  • Label: Dream Music, Universal Music
  • Sales: 356,817
  1. 처음처럼 Like The Beginning
  2. 포용 Embrace
  3. 내안의 그녀 The Girl In My Heart
  4. 미소천사 Smiling Angel
  5. 동화 Fairytale
  6. 축복 Blessing
  7. For U
  8. 헤어지던 날 The Day Of Breaking Up
  9. 커져버린 사랑 Love That Grew Bigger
  10. Show Me Your Love
  11. 그리움 Yearning
  12. 내가 너의 곁에 잠시 살았다는 걸 I’ve Stayed By Your Side Shortly
  13. 내게 오는 길 The Road To Me [Bonus Track]
2 Melodie D’Amour

  • Released: July 19, 2002
  • Label: Doremi Media
  • Sales: 425,683
  1. 넌 감동이었어 You Touched My Heart
  2. 선인장 Cactus
  3. 사랑해서 슬픈 날 Because I Love (You), Sad Day
  4. Love Letter
  5. 우린 제법 잘 어울려요 We Make A Good Pair
  6. 이렇게라도 Even If It Goes Like This
  7. 바램 Wish
  8. Happy Birthday To You
  9. 좋을텐데 (Though)It Would Be Nice/Good
  10. 첫 눈에 반하다 Love At First Sight
  11. 사랑이 변하나요 Does Love Change?
  12. 슬픔이 슬픔을 Sadness, Oh Sadness
  13. 어느 멋진 날 A Beautiful Day
  14. Sweet Dream
  15. 사랑이겠죠 Perhaps Love
2.5 Try to Remember

  • Released: May 27, 2003
  • Label: CJ E&M Music and Live
  • Sales: 73,988
  1. Try To Remember
  2. 아직 난 (I Haven’t)
  3. 아무것도 아닌 이야기 (Story With No Meaning)
  4. 그대 창가로 눈부신 아침이(with 박학기) (Rosy Clouds Of Dawn In Front Of Your Window)
  5. 머지 않아 나에게(with 카밀라) (Soon You’ll Face Me)
  6. 저녁놀 (Sunset Clouds)
  7. 못할거야 (Can’t Do It)
  8. Lately
  9. 소박했던 행복했던 (We Were Happy)
  10. 희재 (Hui Jae)
  11. 잘못(with 박지윤) (Mistake)
  12. Back At One
  13. 아날로그 (Analogue)
  14. 고백의 날 (The Day Of Confessing Love)
  15. 마리이야기 (Mari’s Story)
3 Double Life; The Other Side

  • Released: October 16, 2003
  • Label: Mutu Entertainment, Yejeon Media
  • Sales: 181,834
  1. The Memory
  2. 외워 두세요 (Please Remember)
  3. 팝콘 (Popcorn)
  4. First Date
  5. 차마… (Endure/Persevere…)
  6. Kiss할까요 (Shall We Kiss)
  7. 10월에 눈이 내리면 (If It Snows In Month 10/October)
  8. Everyday Birthday
  9. 내가 뭐 그렇죠 (Me, Well, I’m Like That)
  10. 그날이후 (Since/After That Day)
  11. 그래도… 좋아 (Still… I like [You])
  12. Doing Alright
  13. Forever With You
  14. 저 하늘 걸고 (Vowing To “That”/The Sky)
4 다시 꿈꾸고 싶다I Want to Dream Again

  • Released: April 7, 2005
  • Label: Mutu Entertainment, Yejeon Media
  • Sales: 81,424
  1. 다시 시작해도 될까요 (Can We Start Again)
  2. 잘 지내나요 (Live Well / Take Care)
  3. 안녕 (Goodbye)
  4. 잊혀지는 것들에 대하여 (About The Things We Forget)
  5. 일학년 일반 (Feat. 김진표) (First Grade, First Class)
  6. 눈물편지 (Letter Of Tears)
  7. 바보라죠 (Like A Fool)
  8. 후회하지 말아요 (Don’t Regret)
  9. 콩깍지 (Bean Pod)
  10. 고마워 (Thank You)
  11. 어느 흐린 날의 행복 (Those Happy Moments)
  12. 당신에겐 특별한 뭔가가 있어요 (There’s Something Special About You)
  13. 쉬어요 (Rest)
  14. 두사람 (Two People)
5 The Ballads

  • Released: October 10, 2006
  • Label: Jelowon Interactive, YBM Seoul Records
  • Sales: 94,328
  1. 거리에서 (On The Street)
  2. 그리운 날엔 (On a Lonely Day)
  3. 사랑할 땐 몰랐던 것들 (The Things You Don’t Know When You’re in Love)
  4. 그 길을 걷다가 (Walking That Road)
  5. 바람, 그대 (Wind, You)
  6. 나 그리고 너야 (It’s You And Me)
  7. Who Do You Love
  8. 그 이름 모른다고 (I Don’t Know That Name)
  9. 비개인 날 (Clear Sky Day)
  10. 새로운 버릇 (New Habit)
  11. 굿모닝 (Good Morning)
  12. 기억을 나눔 (Sharing Memories)
  13. 살콤한 상상 (Narration with Jung Sun Hee) (Sweet Imagination)
  14. 지금의 사랑 (Feat. Ann) (Present Love)
  15. 그 자리에, 그 시간에 (That Time, That Place)
  16. 오, 사랑 (Oh, My Love)
5.5 Best Of Album – The Best Of Sung Si Kyung

  • Released: November 22, 2006
  1. 季節が戻ってくるように (Japanese Version)
  2. 외워두세요 (Vol. 3)
  3. 그대 내맘에 들어오면 (Remake)
  4. First Date (Vol. 3)
  5. 차마 (Vol. 3)
  6. 안녕 (Vol. 4)
  7. 다시 시작해도 될까요 (Vol. 4)
  8. 두사람 (Vol. 4)
  9. 눈물편지 (Vol. 4)
  10. 그대 창가로 눈부신 아침이 (Remake)
  11. 팝콘 (Vol. 3)
  12. 잘지내나요 (Vol. 4)
  13. Forever With You (Vol. 3)
  14. I Believe (with Friends)
  15. 계절이 돌아오듯이 (Korean Version) (Bonus Track) (Like A Season Returns)
6 Here In My Heart (*Special Edition)

  • Released: November 24, 2008
  • Label:Jellyfish Entertainment, YBM Seoul Records
  1. 여기 내 맘속에 (Here In My Heart)
  2. 어디에도 (Anywhere)
  3. 더 아름다워져 (Comes To Be Beautiful)
  4. 안녕 나의 사랑 (Goodbye My Love)
  5. 잃어버린 것들 (Lost Things)
  6. 그대와 춤을 (A Dance With You)
  7. Baby You Are Beautiful
  8. 눈부신 고백 (Dazzling Proposal)
  9. 사랑하는 일 (To Love)
  10. 소풍 (Picnic)
  11. 당신은 참… (You Are So…)
  12. 계절이 돌아오듯이 (The Season Returns)*
  13. 한번 더 이별 (Parting Once Again)*
  14. 아는 여자 (A Familiar Woman)*
  15. 좋을텐데 (Though It Would Be Nice) (Live)*
  16. 내게 오는 길 (The Road to Me) (Live)*
  17. 서른 즈음에 (Around 30) (Live)*
7 처음The First

  • Released: September 15, 2011
  • Label:Jellyfish Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Sales: 40,742+
  1. 처음 (The First)
  2. 노래가 되어 (Become A Song)
  3. 네가 불던 날 (The Day You Blow)
  4. 난 좋아 (I Like It)
  5. 우리 참 좋았는데 (Duet with 박정현) (We Were Good Together Duet with Lena Park)
  6. 아니면서 (Even Though I Am Not)
  7. 태양계 (Solar System)
  8. 오 나의 여신님 (Oh My Goddess)
  9. Thank You
  10. 끝에 (At The End)
  11. 그대네요 (Duet with 아이유)(Bonus Track) (It’s You Duet with IU)
  12. 너는 나의 봄이다 (Bonus Track) (You’re My Spring)

 

Remake Albums

Album # Album Information Track listing
1 The blue night of Jeju Island

  • Released: May 20, 2004
  • Label: YBM Seoul Records
  1. 제주도의 푸른밤 (The Blue Night Of Jeju Island)
  2. 별이진다네 (Falling Star)
  3. 여우야 (Hey Fox)
  4. 혜화동 (HyeHwa District)
  5. 날 위한 이별 (For The Sake Of Separation)
  6. 향기로운 추억 (Fragrant Memories)
  7. 소녀 (Maiden)
  8. 그 아픔까지 사랑한거야 (The Pain Of Love)
  9. 그대 내맘에 들어오면 (If I Know Your Feelings)
  10. 너의 뒤에서 (Behind you)
  11. 나의 외로움이 너를 부를때 (When I’m Lonely And Thinking Of You)
  12. 수요일엔 빨간 장미를 (Bright Red Roses Of Wednesday)
  13. 어떤 그리움 (Some Sort Of Affection)
2 Sung Si-kyung Remake Album – Winter Wonderland

  • Released: December 8, 2014
  • Publisher: CJ E&M
  1. Winter Wonderland
  2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  3. Baby It’s Cold Outside (With Ailee)
  4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  5. Jingle Bells
  6. Sleigh Ride
  7. Let It Snow (Feat. Sweet Sorrow)
  8. The Christmas Song
  9. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
  10. White Christmas
  11. 잊지 말기로 해 (With Kwon Jin-ah) (Bonus Track)

Japanese Albums

Album # Album Information Track listing
1 Drama

  • Released: December 20, 2017
  • Label: Avex Trax
  1. Life is …
  2. 粉雪
  3. さよならは 言わない
  4. HOME
  5. 君のすべての瞬間
  6. ずっと一緒さ
  7. プライマル
  8. やさしくさよなら
  9. Everything
  10. 田園
  11. どこかで、いつか
  12. 夢月夜

Single Albums

Album # Album Information Track listing
1 한번 더 이별Parting once again

  • Released: October 19, 2007
  • Label: Jellyfish Entertainment, YBM Seoul Records
  1. 한번 더 이별 (Parting Once Again)
  2. 아는 여자 (A Familiar Woman)
  3. 한번 더 이별 (Instrumental)
  4. 아는 여자 (Instrumental)

Japanese Single Albums

Album # Album Information Track listing
1 幸せならそばにあるIf you are happy, I’ll by your side

  • Released: July 4, 2018
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  1. 幸せならそばにある (If you are happy, I’ll by your side)
  2. 鼓動は届く (The heartbeat)
  3. 幸せならそばにある (Instrumental)
  4. 鼓動は届く (Instrumental)

Collaboration Albums

Album # Album Information Song
1 Kim Hyung-Suk WITH FRIENDS

  • Released: April 14, 2006
  • Singer : Sung Si Kyung
I Believe
2 Toy 6th ‘Thank You

  • Released: December 3, 2007
  • Singer : Sung Si Kyung
딸에게 보내는 노래(The song for my daughter)
3 Jelly Christmas 2011

  • Released: December 2, 2011
  • Singer : Jelly Fish Singers (Sung Si Kyung, Brian Joo, Seo In-guk, Park Hak Ki, Park Jang Hyun, Hwang Project)
Everyone Christmas
4 Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1

  • Released: July 15, 2012
  • Singer : Psy ft Sung Si Kyung
뜨거운 안녕 (Passionate Goodbye)
5 Jelly Christmas 2012 Heart Project

  • Released: December 6, 2012
  • Singer : Jelly Fish Singers (Sung Si Kyung, Park Hyo-shin, Seo In-guk, Lee Seok Hoon, VIXX)
Because It’s Christmas
6 2013 월간 윤종신 Repair 2월호2013 Yoon Jong-shin Monthly Project Repair February

  • Released: 5 February 2013
  • Singer : Yoon Jong-shin ft Sung Si Kyung
내일 할 일(Things To Do Tomorrow)
7 Jelly Christmas 2013

  • Released: 10 December 2013
  • Singer :Jelly Fish Singers (Sung Si Kyung, Park Hyo-shin, Seo In-guk, VIXX, Mysterious Sister)
Winter Propose
7 Toy 7th ‘Da Capo’

  • Released: 18 November 2014
  • Singer :Sung Si Kyung
세 사람 (Three People)

OST

Year Network Film/TV Title Music Title
2003 Movie Scent of Love 희재 (Hui Jae), 아날로그 (Analogue)
2004 MBC First Love of a Royal Prince 그 날 이후로 (Since that day)
2006 KBS Spring Waltz 계절이 돌아오듯이 (The Season Returns)
2008 KBS You Are My Destiny 안녕 나의 사랑 (Goodbye My Love)
2008 KBS Worlds Within 연연 (Love Love)
2010 MBC Queen of Reversals 눈부신 고백 (Dazzling Proposal)
2010 SBS Secret Garden 너는 나의 봄이다 (You’re My Spring)
2011 SBS Lie to Me 제주도의 푸른밤 (The Blue Night Of Jeju Island)
2011 SBS A Thousand Days’ Promise 한번의 사랑 (One Love)
2012 KBS Ohlala Couple 내가 살아갈 곳 (The Place Where I Live)
2013 tvN Reply 1994 너에게 (To You)
2014 SBS My Love from the Star 너의 모든 순간 (Every Moment Of You)
2016 KBS2 Love in the Moonlight 다정하게, 안녕히 (Fondly, Goodbye)
2016 SBS The Legend of the Blue Sea 어디선가 언젠가 (Somewhere Someday)

 

As a well-rounded entertainer, Sung Si-kyung has a corner on MBC FM late night radio show called Blue Night with Sung Si-Kyung, which he hosted as a DJ from 2003 to 2008. He quit because of his military enlistment, but in 2011 he came back as a radio DJ for MBC FM Music City is Sung Si Kyung. The listeners can’t ever get bored with a beautiful and velvety voice, which is why he’s on high demand in radio programs. Here’s the infamous catchphrase by Sung Si-Kyung:

 

His Radio DJ experience turned him into a good speaker, thus, he was often chosen to be a host or a guest on talk shows, award shows, music shows, etc. Here’s a full list of it:

Host

Year Network Music Award Co-Host
2003 MBC Music Camp Shin Ae
2012 KBS KBS Song Festival Im Yoona, Jung Yong-hwa
2013 SBS SBS Gayo Daejeon Sandara Park, Kim Heechul
2014 KBS Harmony Lee Ji Ae
2014 MBC Infinite Dream Bae Suzy
2014 KBS KBS Entertainment Awards Shin Dong Yup, You Hee-yeol
2015 KBS KBS Entertainment Awards Shin Dong Yup, Seolhyun
2017 JTBC 31st Golden Disk Awards – Day 2 Kang Sora
2018 JTBC 32nd Golden Disk Awards – Day 2 Kang Sora

Talk Shows

Year Network Title Remarks
2005 Mnet Romance Comics Host
2005 MBC Mnet WIDE NEWS- Hug & Romance Host
2007 MBC Golden FisheryThe Knee-Drop Guru Guest
2007 MBC Jipijigi Guest
2011 KBS Happy Together Season 3 Guest Ep : 103 & 224
2011 Mnet Beatles Code Season 2 Guest
2011 MBC Golden FisheryThe Knee-Drop Guru Guest
2011 MBC Golden FisheryRadio Star Guest
2012 KBS Happy Together Season 3 Guest
2013 SBS Hwasin – Controller of the Heart Guest “Charming Guy Special”
2013 KBS Hello Counselor Guest Ep : 103 & 149
2013 KBS Happy Together Season 3 Guest Honest Guy Special
2013–2015 JTBC Witch Hunt Host
2014 KBS Spokesman Host
2014–Present JTBC Non-Summit Host
2016 KBS Happy Together Guest Single Dweller Special

 

Sung Si-Kyung is also very active in the entertainment industry. With his witty personality, he’s able to snatch the heart of the audience from various age. Here’s the full list of his tv programs appearance, spot the show that you like?

Variety Shows

Year Network Title Remarks
2001-2002 MBC Love Mansae Member
2002 MBC Match made in heaven Guest
2003 SBS Good SundayX-Man Fixed Guest
2003 KBS Happy Together (2001 TV series) Guest
2005 SBS Love Letter Guest (Season 2 and 3)
2006 KBS Happy SundayHeroine 6 Guest
2007 SBS Star King (TV series) Guest
2008 Story on Help Me! Cooking Box Host
2008 SBS Change Guest
2008 MBC Introduce the Star’s Friend Guest
2011 KBS Happy Sunday1 Night 2 Days Guest (The viewer’s special)
2011 SBS Strong Heart Guest (Singer Special)
2011 Mnet KM Superstar K3 Special Judge
2011 MBC Great Birth Judge
2012 KBS Gag Concert Guest at “Discovery in Life with Shin Bo Ra”
2012 Mnet Mydol Special Judge
2013 JTBC Hidden Singer Guest
2012-2013 KBS Happy Sunday1 Night 2 Days Fixed Member Season 2
2014 tvN Island Village Teachers Guest
2014 KBS The King of Food Guest Ep. 13 The Feast for Growth
2014 SBS Rules of Society Rules of Society in New York (narrated)
2014-2015 MBC My Young Tutor English Tutor (ep. 1-16)
2014–Present Olive TV What shall we eat today Host
2015 SBS Running Man Guest Episode 239
2015 KBS The Return of Superman Guest Episode 81-82 (Uhm Jion)
2015 JTBC Dating Alone Host
2014-2015 KBS Cool Kiz on The Block Tennis Member (Episode 67-87)Judo Guest (Episode 126)
2015 Mnet tvN Superstar K7 Judge
2015 KBS Do It Your Way Host
2016 MBC Infinite Challenge Guest Episode 473
2016–2017 MBC Duet Song Festival Host
2016 SBS Vocal War: God’s Voice Host
2016 KBS Sister’s Slam Dunk- season 1 Guest Episode 31, 33
2016–Present KBS Battle Trip Host
2017 TVN (South Korea) My Last 48 Hours Host
2017 TVN (South Korea) 10 Years Gap Host
2018 Olive TV Snail Hotel Host