K.Will

김형수,케이윌

Kim Hyung-Soo( Hangul :김형수; born December 30, 1981), better known by his stage nameK.Will( Hangul :케이윌) is a South Korean ballad singer , vocal coach,dancer , songwriter , composer , and actor . K.Will first became known in South Korea through his single “Dream” in “ A Love to Kill ” OST, released in 2006. A year after his single and 5 years after as a trainee and a vocal coach, he released his first album “Left Heart” in 2007. Then, after two years, he came back with a successful single, "Love 119," in December 2008. This was followed by a mini album “Dropping the Tears” in April 2009 and his second album “Miss, Miss and Miss” in November 2009.K.Will has a great deal of collaborations and drama soundtracks to his name, and has proven his ability to rap and dance.

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 K.Will's Beginnings

Childhoodedit

After graduating from high school, he decided that he was going to become a singer and told his parents. However, they were against the idea and tried to compromise with him, saying that he could do music along with another job. Ultimately he found it too difficult to hold down two jobs at once, so he decided to just do music.

Pre-Debutedit

When he was a trainee, he would do anything to sing, such as performing at street concerts, singing backup, or singing the chorus for more famous artists. During that time, his friendships with today well-known artists-- 8Eight , Lim Jeong-Hee , SG Wannabe , Sweet Sorrow, etc.--started.

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 K.Will's Career

2006-2007edit

When K.Will was helping Rain produce his second album, he was noticed by Park Jin-Young , an influential producer in the Korean music industry. Park Jin-Young wrote and composed the title track of K.Will's first album “Left Heart”. K.Will's first album, titled "Left Heart" was released on March 6, 2007. Though "Left Heart" is noted as K.Will’s debut album, he had already performed his debut stage with Lim Jeong-hee (Street Dive also known as J-Lim) in the year 2006.

2008-2009edit

He worked with two members of Girls' Generation , Yuri and Tiffany for this album: Yuri appeared in his "Dropping the Tears" music video while Tiffany sang a duet with him called "Girl, Meets Love". K.Will and Tiffany performed this on Music Core in July 2009.

2010-2011edit

Five years since his debut, K.Will finally won the Mutizen on SBS Inkigayo.

and the reality show "Immortal Song II" nearly the end of the year.

2012edit

The album marked the five-year anniversary of K.Will’s first debut as a singer-songwriter. His self-composed song, "I'll Be With You" is also included and is dedicated to all his fans who believed in him. He was also the co-writer the lyrics of "I'm Will".K.Will earned his first K-Chart award since his debut 6 years ago on KBS Music Bank for his track "I Need You."

The album "Third Album, Part 1" was released on October 11 along with the MV for "Please Don't...", the title track. Promotions for "Please Don't..." were the most successful in K.Will's career to date. The music video starred Seo In-guk , Sistar 's Dasom, and Ahn Jae-Hyun , and was praised for its originality.

2013edit

On February 14, 2013 (Valentine's Day again), Powerhouse Live (U.S.) presented K.Will in a Valentine's Day solo concert in the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. He performed his hits, some including "Please Don't," "I Need You," "My Heart is Beating," and "Love 119".

On April 3, 2013, K.Will released his new single, "Love Blossom".

On October 19, 2013, K.Will released his new album, "Will in Fall". The music video for the album's single, "You Don't Know Love," starring EXO rapper Chanyeol and South Korean model | Lee Ho Jung , came out two days later, on October 21.

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 K.Will's Discography

Studio albums

  • Left Heart(2007)
  • Miss,Miss,Miss(2009)
  • The Third Album Part.1(2012)
  • The Third Album Part.2: Love Blossom(2013)

Extended plays

  • Dropping the Tears(2009)
  • My Heart Beating(2011)
  • I Need You(2012)
  • Will In Fall(2013)

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 K.Will's Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009Soul Special
  • release date : September 28, 2009 - November 5, 2009
Park Ju-hoOnline music drama (12 episodes, 5 minutes each) released on TVon Nate.com (see References below).

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 K.Will's Reception

Rain’s mentor and songwriter Park Jin-Young once mentioned "People say the songs I wrote are really difficult for other singers to sing in their own style, as they have too much of my personality. But "Left Heart", people don’t even know that it’s my song because K.Will perfectly interpreted the song in his style." He also said "This is the perfect singer which I’m looking for."

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 K.Will's Awards

YearAward
2007
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

Music Programsedit

Music Bankedit

YearDate
2012March 2"I Need You"
2013April 19"Love Blossom"
2013November 1"You don't know love"

Inkigayoedit

YearDateSong
2011April 3"My Heart is Beating"
2013November 3"You Don't Know Love"

M! Countdownedit

YearDateSong
2012October 25"Please Don't"
November 1

Show Championedit

YearDateSong
2013April 17"Love Blossom"
April 24

Music Triangleedit

YearDateSong
2012"Please Don't"

Show Music Coreedit

YearDateSong
2013November 2"You don't know love"

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 K.Will's References

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  29. Qer.kamal, Karen. "[Midnight News] K.Will to hold a Showcase to commemorate his 2nd mini-album". koreanupdates (in korean). Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
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 K.Will's News archive

  • (인터뷰) 가수 케이윌, 학창시절 독서실서 쫓겨나 ‘노래 부르다 보니’ ① 한국재경신문  : (Interview) K.Will, kicked out of a study room? ‘For singing’ Part 1
  • (인터뷰) 솔로가수 케이윌, ‘그룹 활동 다시 해보고피’ ③  : (Interview) Singing alone, ‘want to be in a group someday’ Part 3
  • 박진영 "케이윌, 천재성•노력•창법 갖춘 완벽신인  : Park Jin-young & Rain complements K.Will
  • 케이윌, '초고음 2탄' 셀린 디옹 화제  : UCC of K.Will singing a Celine Dion’s song is a hot issue
  • 케이윌 "동방신기, 아이돌 중 최고 보컬  : K.Will says ‘TVXQ is the most talented of the Idol groups’

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