Zion.T (SUMIN+Zion.T) Facts
- K-Duo: SUMIN+Zion.T
- Position: Vocalist and Rapper
- Specialties Singing, playing the piano, composing songs, painting and drawing.
- Languages Korean.
- Education Seoul Ajou University.
- Religion: Christian.
- Family Father, mother and two older sisters. He mentions them in the song “양화대교” (Yanghwa BRDG).
- Mascots: A Pomeranian breed dog named “호두” (Hodu) who has his own Twitter page (currently inactive), a cat of unknown breed and name, and a parrot. The latter is at his home-studio in Jeju and is named “호떡” (Hotteok). he had an appearance in Infinity Challenge.
- His inspiration and role model is Michael Jackson. His singing style is very similar. In the song “Hey Baby” from Crush the company makes a brief mention of him.
- He is a former JYP artist.
- He has two piercings in his left ear and one in his right ear. he later pierced his left eyebrow and wore the piercings for a year and a half. Currently, (since the “No Make Up” concept) he does not wear any.
- Before making his debut as a soloist, he was backing vocalist for the composer and singer Jinbo.
- He is the leader of the crew hip hop “VV:D” (pronounced as “VIVID”), which consists of five members: Zion.T, Crush (both from Amoeba Culture ), Gray, Loco and ELO (from the agency AOMG each member of VV:D writes and produces their own songs and also collaborates with each other for different projects.
- He received a lot of attention for his collaboration on the song “Question Mark” by Primary.
- Zion.T released his first solo album “Red Light” on April 9, 2013. He was Hip Hop Playa’s artist of the month.
- His single “Babay” was ranked #4 on the Mnet charts.
- In 2014 he won “Best Album (Red Light) R&B/Soul Award ” of Korean Music Awards.
- On February 26, 2015 Zion.T and Crush won the award for “Best (Just) R&B/Soul Song”. from Korean Music Awards .
- He demonstrated his talent as a producer in the mini-album “Fly High” by INFINITE H.
- Wrote and composed the song “Smoky Girl” by MBLAQ.
- He is close to the group Dynamic Duo and INFINITE H.
- He is close to the composer and conductor Yoo Hee Yeol.
- He is close to G-Dragon from BIGBANG in the show ” Infinity Challenge “they were seen together with Tae Yang having fun. He is one of the few people who has access to his personal Instagram.
- Gaeko and Choiza (both of Dynamic Duo ) have great respect for him because of his uniqueness as an artist. They love to imitate him even if he doesn’t like it. According to them, he has a different way of speaking, like out of weather.
- He assured that before he met Crush had no friends, and that he became the closest person to him in recent times. The circumstances under which they met are the result of fate, according to Zion.T in an interview for Kcon LA 2015 since when he debuted and was barely known (in 2012), Crush recognized him on the street waiting for a cab and before he stopped it, he approached him and said “I make music, would you be interested in listening to it? “T did so, he liked it and since then they have been collaborating together in the VV:D crew and the musical project. Young (which in English means young man and the Korean pronunciation “영” (Yeong) soul or zero, which represents the infinity of the soul and that they will continue to make good music even as time goes by and they age). Like Zion.T has a very low profile, Crush is encouraging him to be more outgoing. he lives with him in the same house and helps him by taking care of his dog “두유” (Doyou). Crush said in a radio interview that he has to buy a lot of fruits for himself and that he has to clean up all the garbage he leaves behind.Zion.T replied that he has to do it in compensation, because he is the one who drives when they go drinking.In 4 Things Show zion.T jokingly said that the relationship between them is “married” or “vuvuzela” (“부부” vuvu o bubu means relationship or partner in Korean slang).
- Your agency, Amoeba Culture confirmed in 2013: “We are aware that [Zion.T] is currently dating his girlfriend, who is not famous, and whom he met through mutual friends late last year. They are just starting to date and now that their relationship has become public, they are being careful. “It has been revealed that his girlfriend is two years younger and that the two became close through their common interest in music. They are still getting to know each other.
- In 2015, he was linked with model and actress Esom since they were rumored to be seen riding together in Zion.T’s Audi to his apartment and went to Jeju Island at the same time by the photos posted on their respective Instagram. But the relationship was quickly denied by them and their agencies, as they both traveled to Jeju Island each on their own and with other friends.
- He is currently single.
- He is one of the few singers who has a personal Facebook for his fans.
- In the interview for Kcon LA 2015 when asked what he would do if he were not a singer, he answered that he would be a painter.
- Some of his artwork and drawings can be found on his official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
- He is called a genius on a daily basis, but he does not feel alluded to, he is very humble.
- The luxurious and outlandish sunglasses are a trademark of this artist. According to him, he wears them so as not to look weak, basic. They are part of the character he creates on stage, in addition to the movements and mischievous expressions.
- In his television appearances and interviews, very often the hosts question his strange way of speaking/pronouncing words and ask him to take off his glasses to show his eyes and make him uncomfortable.
- Participated in the program ” Infinity Challenge ” (2015). For the introductory performance, he had to sing masked and chose to cover “이 밤의 끝을 잡고” by the 90s group’ Solidwhen his identity was revealed and he was asked why he wanted to participate in the program, he replied “…”I was bored at home “He did a rap battle with G-Dragon danced at different bpm and sang an acoustic version of “I Need A Girl” together with Tae Yang for the final concert, together with the comedian HaHa formed the duo “으뜨거따시” (Eutteeugeottasi) and performed the song titled “$ponsor” (which has a brief cameo from his father with the lines “나 해솔이 아빠인데, 010~”).
- On March 16, 2016, it was reported that Zion.T terminated its contract with Amoeba Culture and sign a contract with the agency The Black Label sub Agency of YG Entertainment.
He made his debut in 2011 and received attention after being featured in the song “Stay Cool” by Korean rapper Simon D he has also participated in several songs of other Korean groups. His first single “Click Me” was released on April 29, 2011.
Following his only single “Click Me” in 2011, he has been working with Dynamic Duo Primary, Simon D zion.T also showcased his talent as a producer through INFINITE H from Primary with “See Through”, together with Gaeko both artists reunited once again with “Babay” which is a sequel.
Zion.T (SUMIN+Zion.T) Collaborations
- Show Me The Money 10 – 고생이 많아 (Feat. Zion.T) (Prod. by Fisherman) (2021).
- Sokodomo – 회전목마 (Feat. Zion.T, Wonstein ) (Prod. per Slom) (2021)
- Gray – Make Love (Feat. Zion.T) (2021)
- AKMU – BENCH (besides Zion.T) (2021)
- Giriboy – 내자리 (Next to Zion.T) (2020)
- Yumdda – 하나두 (Feat. Zion.T) (2020)
- Mino – Wa (Feat. Zion.T) (2020)
- MOON – Walk In The Night (Feat. Zion.T) (2020)
- J’kyun – 투 잡 허슬 (Feat Deepflow, Zion.T) (Remastered) (2020)
- Crush – 잘자 (Feat. Zion.T) (2019).
- Loco – It’s been a while (Feat. Zion.T) (2019)
- Peejay – NA B YA (나비야) X ZION.T (2017)
- Khalil Fong – Taste (Feat. Zion.T &. Crush ) (2016)
- Jong Hyun (SHINee ) – Deja-Boo (Feat. Zion.T) (2015)
- Yankie – SOULD OUT (Feat. Tablo Zion.T & Loco ) (2015)
- Dok2 – Still On My Way (2015)
- Pippi Band – Over & Over (2015)
- Crush – Oasis (Zico & Zion.T) (2015)
- Dok2 – StIll On My Way (2015)
- IU – Red Queen (Feat. Zion.T) (2015)
- Junggigo – 247 (Feat. Zion.T, Crush, DEAN ) (2015)
- PSY – Remember You (Feat. Zion.T) (2015)
- Zico – Eureka (Feat. Zion.T) (2015)
- Crush – Hey Baby (2014)
- ILLIONAIRE RECORDS – Go Hard (The Quiett, Beenzino, Dok2 ) (2014)
- Gaeko – No Make Up (Feat. Zion.T &. HA:TFELT ) (2014)
- Yoo Hee Yeol – Life Is Beautiful – (feat. Zion.T, Crush & Dynamic Duo ) (2014)
- Seo In Young – Thinking of You (feat. Zion.T) (2014)
- INFINITE H – Without You (2013)
- MC Crow – Who Am I (Feat. Big Small) (2013)
- Vasco – 젊은날의 초상화 (Feat. Sean2Slow) (2013).
- Simon D – Stay Cool (2013)
- Dynamic Duo – Three Dopeboyz (쌔끈해) (2013).
- G-Dragon – I Love It (2013)
- Rhythm Power – Bond Girl (2013)
- Swings – A Real Lady (Feat Beenzino, Gray, Zion.T) (2013)
- DOK2 – Secret 2 (비밀 2) (2012)
- Noise Mob – Mo’Better (2012)
- Gray – 깜빡 (Feat. Crucial Star ) (2012)
- Geeks – Out of Breath (숨이차) (Remix) (Feat. Ugly Duck Fana, Crucial Star, Zico, DJ Dopsh) (2012)
- Jo Kwon (2AM ) – I’m Da One (2012)
- KittiB – I’m his (2012)
- Jerry.K – You’re Not a Lady (2012)
- Primary – Meet (만나) (2012).
- Primary – See Through (Feat Gaeko ) (2012)
- Primary – ? question Mark (Feat Choiza) (2012)
- Crucial Star – Own Way (Feat TAKEONE, The Quiett ) (2012)
- Okasian – Fly Girl (Feat. Kid Ash) (2012)
- Simon D – 사랑의 이름표 (Immortal Song 2) (2012).
- LMNOP (엘레메노피) – Lipstick (립스틱) (Feat. J’kyun, Outsider ) (2012)
- J-TONG – Brothers in Confusion (혼란속의 형제들) (Feat. Beenzino, Simon D) (2012)
- Verbal Jint – Thank You (고맙고맙) (2011).
- DOK2 – Young King Young Boss (2011)
- Simon D – Stay Cool (2011)
- R-est – Like a Star (2011)
- Loquence – Holy One (2011)
- Swings – 그럼 가 (2011)
- The Quiett – Still Shinin’ (2011)
- Vida Loca – She’s There (Feat. Beenzino ) (2011)
- Crucial Star – It’s My Turn (2011)
- Schedule 1 – Lights On (Feat. RP Testtype) (2010)
- J’kyun – 2 Job Hustle (투 잡 허슬) (Feat Deepflow) (2010)
- Answer (앤써) – I’m Me (feat. San E Deepflow, New Champ ) (2010)
- G-Slow – Yes I Am (Feat. Juvie Train, Deepflow, J’kyun ) (2009)
Zion.T (SUMIN+Zion.T) Music
- Show Me The Money 10 – BE! (Feat. Fire wave, LIlBOI ) (Prod Peejay & Slom) (2021)
- Show Me The Money 10 – 카멜레온 (Feat. SUMIN, Dbo) (Prod. by SUMIN ) (2021)
- Show Me The Money 10 – TROUBLE (Prod. by Slom) (2021)
- Zion.T / Crush Concert 2015
- 06, 07 and 08 March – Seoul, South Korea – Blue Square Samsung Card Hall
- Zion.T “Television” Concert 2015
- 06, 07 and 08 November – Seoul, South Korea – Lotte Card Art Center
- Zion.T Concert “Cinema” 2017
- 14 October – Seoul, South Korea – Olympic Park Hall
Zion.T (SUMIN+Zion.T) Awards
Zion.T (SUMIN+Zion.T) TV Programs
- Show Me The Money 10 (Mnet, 2021)
- Show Me The Money 9 (Mnet, 2020)
- Show Me The Money 5 (Mnet, 2016)
- Infinity Challenge (MBC, 2015)
- MIXNINE (jTBC, 2017)
Zion.T (SUMIN+Zion.T) TV Drama’s
- I Just Want To Stay With You theme for The King: Eternal Monarch (2020)
- Those Days (Without You) theme for Prison Playbook (2018)
- Kiss Me theme for Pinocchio (2014)