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Golden (G.Soul)

Weight: 60 kg
Height: 181 cm
Real name: 김지현 / Kim Ji Hyun
Date of Birth: June 16, 1988

Golden (G.Soul)

About Golden (G.Soul)

Golden (G.Soul) Facts

  • Education: Brooklyn College (United States) (Graduate)
  • Debut: January 19, 2015.
  • Mascots: Three cats.
  • Religion: Protestant
  • G.Soul began his training at the age of 12 when he caught the eye of Park Jin Young in “Talent Development Project 99% ” of SBS in 2001.
  • Several years ago he was preparing for his American debut with the support of Park Jin Young but due to the Lehman Brothers crisis, the debut plans were cancelled.
  • He was a trainee at JYP Entertainment for 15 years, 9 of which were spent in the Americas, beating the record of Min and Jo Kwon both with 8 years of training in the company.
  • Park Jin Young explained details of the upcoming album and also why G.Soul’s debut debut was delayed through Twitter G.Soul was a shy sixth grader when he met Park Jin Young for the first time in 2001. According to his message on Twitter, G.Soul had a powerful voice and Park Jin Young was amazed by his talent. Although they were preparing to debut in America with Park Jin Young’s support, due to the Lehman Brothers crisis, many JYP rookie singers’ debut plans were cancelled. Almost all of them left their projects in America and returned to Korea. Park Jin Young added, “However, G.Soul insisted on staying in New York just to learn and develop his craft further. I tried to convince him to come back with me to Asia where I knew he would be successful but he wouldn’t listen. So he stayed for 5 more years and worked his way through the New York underground scene developing his music. After being in America for 9 years he returned to Korea with 20 songs written and produced by himself. I couldn’t believe my ears. The shy kid who owns twitter post)
  • After the first teaser of its debut was released, it was trending at #1 on all Korean search charts (naver, daum, etc.).
  • On January 18, 2015, Park Jin Young announced on his Twitter the launch of JYP Entertainment’s new label called “Studio J.” Through this new subsidiary, free and deep artists with unique music genre will be introduced. The first artist of this record label is G.Soul.
  • Shortly after the release of his mini album, he has achieved high positions in real time in the charts, he is in the #1 position of “Bugs”, “Daum”, “Naver”, “Genie”, “Cyworld”, etc. And in the top 5 of “Melon”.
  • G.Soul’s debut mini album “Coming Home” ranked #6 on Billboard’s World Albums chart.
  • He was asked about the friendships he had with the members of Wonder Girls since they trained at the same time, to which he replied: ” Wonder Girls and I are very close since we lived together before they debuted here in Korea and when they lived in the U.S., we saw each other from time to time.”
  • “I still have contact with So Hee she’s a little sister I’m close to.”
  • Sun Ye he always cheers me up. he came to the photo shoot for the album with his little girl and his husband. It was great to see his come all the way here and with the baby too. I haven’t seen his in a long time Wonder Girls he was popular when they were promoting in the U.S., so he was very busy. Now he seems happy, so I feel the same way about her”.
  • GSoul was a dancer for Mariah Carey during his concert at the Apollo Theater.
  • min, Yerin and GSoul studied in the U.S. and the company paid all their expenses.
  • G.Soul would have Kim Soo Hyun’s role in Dream High, but he turned it down.
  • During the special episode of JYP Entertainment on Radio Star, Jo Kwon mentioned: ‘In the past G.Soul liked Hyo Rin’. To these statements Hyo Rin revealed messages that he sent with G.Soul. G.Soul denied this, but in the end he accepted it by saying: ‘I like pretty girls’ making everyone laugh.
  • on February 24, 2017, his agency reported that he chose to serve in the Army as an active soldier.
  • On November 7, it was confirmed that the rapper is dating the member of the group Miss A, Min being part of the same company, the two became good friends before developing feelings for each other.
  • On March 08, 2017, its rupture was confirmed with Min
  • On April 27, 2017, it was published that the singer’s father passed away on April 26. G.Soul is currently in the sanatorium until the funeral, which will take place on April 28.
  • On June 06, 2017, the singer decided to make H1GHR MUSIC his new home.H1GHR MUSIC is a hip hop label founded by Jay Park the artist met Jay Park through JYP Entertainment and the two have been friends for a long time.
  • On June 27, 2017, the official video of what would be his first song on H1GHR MUSIC was released. The song is “Tequila”, a track in which he collaborates with Hoody and produced by Thurxday.
  • On August 28, 2017, G.Soul’s agency H1GHR MUSIC revealed on Facebook that his mini album titled “Circles” will be released on September 07 at 6PM KST.
  • In an interview for the promotion of Circles, he stated that the lyrics made for that album were made under the effect of alcohol and also added that only in that state is when he is most sincere about his deepest feelings.
  • He has admitted that after joining H1GHR, it has been easier for him to work, as he made it known that his new label is better managed and thus he was able to come back quickly with a new album.
  • On November 20, 2017, G.Soul appeared in the second round of “King of Masked Singer” on episode number 128.
  • On December 16, 2017, a source from his agency announced that G.Soul will enlist in the army training center on December 26. After completing training for five weeks, he will receive his official position where he will carry out his military service for 21 months.

Golden (G.Soul) Collaborations

  • Young Key – Alone (Feat. G.Soul) (2021)
  • THAMA – Blessed (Feat. G.Soul) (2021)
  • SOMDEF – Sometimes (Feat. G.Soul) (2021)
  • SOMDEF – It was (Feat. G.Soul) (2021)
  • Whee In – Butterfly (Feat. G.Soul) (2021)
  • ØZI – LUFU (Feat. Arin Ray, GSoul) (2021)
  • BIG Naughty – 부라보 (Feat. Coogie, G.Soul) (Prod. by Gray ) (2021)
  • Epic High – End of the World (Feat. G.Soul) (2021)
  • GroovyRoom – FYL (Feat. Golden) (2020)
  • CLUB 33 – Dreams Come True (Feat. Golden, Jay Park ) (2020)
  • Woogie – Better (Feat. Golden) (2020)
  • Lee Hi – No Way (Feat. G.Soul) (2019)
  • pH-1 – Never Give Up (Feat. G.Soul) (Prod. by Mokyo ) (2019)
  • Woogie – Call My Name (Feat. G.Soul) (2018)
  • Joo Young – Wine (Feat. G.Soul) (2018)
  • pH-1 -’15 (Ft. G.Soul) (2017)
  • Los – 나쁜놈 (Feat. Jay Park, Golden) (2017)
  • Deepshower – Found U (Feat. G.soul) (2017)
  • 레게 강 같은 평화 – Nora (Feat. G.Soul) (2017).
  • Zico – ANTI (Feat. G.Soul) (2017)
  • Jinbo – 아주 오래된 연인들 (Feat. G.Soul) (2017).
  • Dumbfoundead – Water (Feat. G.Soul) (2017)
  • Reddy – The New Birth (Feat. G.Soul) (2017)
  • Code art – FIRE WATER (Feat. G.Soul, Tablo ) (2017)

Golden (G.Soul) Radio Programs

  • (DIVE Studios) NONSENSITIVE (Ep. 41) (03.03.2021) (Podcast)
  • (DIVE Studios) NONSENSITIVE (Ep. 40) (24.02.2021) (Podcast)
  • (SBS) Power Time FM (SBS,10.06.2016)
  • (SBS) Cultwo Show (27.05.2016)
  • (SBS) Lee Guk Joo’s Youngstreet (16.05.2016)
  • (SBS) Power Time FM (13.05.2016)
  • (SBS) Cultwo Show (12.05.2016)

Golden (G.Soul) TV Programs

  • The Voice of Korea (Mnet, 2020) winner
  • Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook AOA, G.Soul (20.05.2016)
  • Radio Star J.Y. Park, Min Hyo Rin, Jo Kwon and G.Soul (11.05.2016)
  • Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook : Crying Nut, Jang Yoonju, G.Soul, Yu Seung Woo (05.08.2015)

Golden (G.Soul) TV Drama’s

  • Stay (tempus) theme for Sisyphus: The Myth (2021)
  • Too Late theme for Full House (2004)

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