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SG Wannabe
Also known as SG Wannabe+
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-Pop, R&B
Occupations Musicians
Years active 2004-present
Labels IS Entertainment (Current)

Mnet Media (2004-2009)
Pony Canyon (Japan)

Website (Official Japanese website)
Kim Yong Jun
Kim Jin Ho
Lee Seok Hun
Former members
Chae Dong Ha
SG Wannabe
Hangul SG 워너비
McCune–Reischauer SG Wŏnŏbi

SG Wannabe or SG워너비 (the SG representing Simon and Garfunkel) is a popular South Korean Ballad trio that debuted in 2004 with their song, "Timeless". The group quickly became popular and the song, along with the music video, was played on cellular phones all over Korea[1], and their album topped the charts. Unlike other groups, SG Wannabe decided to abstain from promoting their music initially, declining to appear on music shows or in their own videos; the group has stated that they wish their audience will care more about the music, rather than the appearance[2].




Kim Yong Jun (Whyme, 김용준, 金勇俊)

  • Birthdate: September 12, 1984
  • Collaborations: SG Wannabe Yong Jun & Brown Eyed Girls Ga-in Single (November 26, 2006)
  • Position: Leader, vocals

Kim Jin Ho (김진호, 金鎮浩)

  • Birthdate: May 21, 1986
  • Position: Main vocals

Lee Seok Hun (이석훈, 李石薰)

  • Birthdate: February 21, 1984
  • Position: Vocals

Former member

Chae Dong Ha (채동하, 蔡東河)

  • Birthdate: June 23, 1981
  • Debut Album: Nature
  • Position: Leader and main vocal

Musical career

1st album: SG Wannabe+ (2004)

SG Wannabe debuted in 2004 with their first album, SG Wanna Be+. It was produced by Lee Kyung Sub and Park Keun Tae and famous music producers in Korea. The title track's music video for the album attracted media attention, as it featured top actors such as Seol Kyung-goo and Kim Nam-jin, and actresses Kim Yoon-jin, Kang Hye-jeong, and Seo Sung-min. The production costs were reportedly about 2 billion won. The group gained a reputation for being quite mysterious because they did not show their faces and did not star in any of their music videos. Nevertheless, their vocal abilities attracted many fans, and the album was an instant hit with pre-sales of 90,000 copies. Later in 2004, the group was recognized for their vocal ability with numerous awards, including nominations for Best Newcomer at the Golden Disc Awards and the Seoul Popular Music Awards.[3]

2nd album: Saldaga (살다가) (While You Live) (2005)

On March 29, 2005, SG Wannabe released their second album. It included the two #1 hits "Sin & Punishment (죄와벌)", which received numerous awards both for the music video and for the song itself, and "살다가 (While You Live)". Like its predecessor, "Saldaga" was able to attract media attention for the group's vocal ability, thus SG Wannabe became the only artist in 2005 to sell more than 400,000 copies of their album. On September 14, 2005, the group released the "Classic Odyssey", their 2.5 album. 1 billion Won (₩1,000,000,000) budget went into SG Wannabe's new remake album. It included hits such as "My Heart's Treasure Box" (내 마음의 보석상자). To top off the success of their 2nd album, SG Wannabe was awarded the prestigious Daesang (the "Artist Of The Year") from the Golden Disc award. When 2005 was over, SG Wannabe were ranked at #1, with over 400,000 copies sold of their 2nd album, and 12th, with 147,047 copies sold of their remake album on the year-end chart.[4]

Third album: The 3rd Masterpiece (2006)

On April 11, 2006, the trio released the long anticipated third album, called The 3rd Masterpiece. Just like what they did in the second album (the music video had two parts; the first part was with the song "Crime and Punishment" (죄와벌), while the second part was with the song "As We Live" (살다가)), their third album also contained two-part music videos. The first part was with their new title song, "Partner for Life" (내 사람) starring Shinhwa's Kim Dong Wan and also featuring Jeong So-Young, and the second part was released with "Slowpoke" (느림보). Once again, the album manage to chart high, reaching #1 on numerous charts.

On November 18, 2006, they released a greatest hits compilation entitled SG Wannabe Best Album - The Precious History. It was a collection of their favorite songs from the past three albums and also included three new songs. They also released a music video for those songs which was called "Song of Love(사랑가) featuring Vibe", "Even If I Could See You (그저 바라볼 수만 있어도)", and "Ordinary People" featuring Hoo Ni-Hoon, Min Kyung-Hoon, Jang Hye-Jin. The music video starred singers Lee Bum Soo and Nam Gyu-Ri from female trio See Ya. However, despite having high sales and topping the charts, they did not win another, though the group was nominated daesang. Another male group with more success and higher album sales, Dong Bang Shin Ki, swept four daesangs.

4th album: The Sentimental Chord (2007)

Their highly anticipated 4th album, "The Sentimental Chord", was released on April 6, 2007, almost a year after their 3rd album. Again, they amazed the audience with their new title song "Arirang" (아리랑), which had the classic instruments of Korea playing as the background music. With the release of their 4th album and their title song, they went as the #1 in the Bugs Chart as well as the Korea monthly chart. The album was also number one on the "Top 20 Album Sales (May 2007)" with 44,618 copies sold in May and 125,450 sold altogether.[5] They also released two special albums, "SG Wanna Be+" and "Story In New York." Both the special album manage to be successful as well, continuing SG Wannabe's popularity and success. Towards the end of the year, SG Wannabe was awarded their second daesang from the Golden Disk Awards, reigning as the top artist of the year. Selling almost 200,000 copies, The Sentimental Chord was the best-selling album of 2007 in Korea[6]. In addition, several changes also occurred within the band, with member Chae Dong Hae leaving the group in order to focus on a solo career.[7][8] Chae Dong Ha made his acting debut in Kim Jong Wook’s music video for “Only You,” which is the new singer’s follow-up single after “Bad Guy."

5th album: My Friend (2008)

As of April 23, 2008, SG Wannabe's fifth album had 85,000 pre-orders and counting. The album is slated to be released on April 24 with fourteen new tracks, including a Japanese version of "I Miss You" (보고싶어). Both version of "I miss You" (보고싶어) were recorded with their former member Chae Dong-Ha. The Korean one was recorded with 4 people and the Japanese version was recorded by the original members.[9] SG Wannabe's new member, Lee Suk Hoon, also made his debut performance on April 24th on "M!CountDown", singing the first track, "Lalala", on the new album.

6th Album: Gift From SG Wannabe (2009)

In 2009, SG Wannabe released Gift From SG Wannabe. They also released another song that has become a famous OST in many dramas titled "Fate Reverse"


Years Awards
  • Golden Disc Awards "Best Newcomer" (Nominated)
  • Seoul Popular Music Awards "Best Newcomer" (Nominated)
  • 25 Winners Team
  • Best Music Video (Sin & Punishment)
  • Best Group Music Video
  • 2005 Golden Disc Award : Daesang
  • 2005 Golden Disc Award : Bonsang
  • Digital Popularity Award
  • Best Composition Award ('Partner For Life')
  • Best Song of the Year
  • SBS Producer Award
  • 2007 M.NET/KM Music Festival: Best R&B/Soul Group (Arirang)
  • 2007 Golden Disc Award : Bonsang
  • 2007 Golden Disc Award : Daesang
  • 17th Seoul Music Awards: Bonsang (Arirang
  • Mnet KM Music Festival KFC OST Award
  • 23rd Golden Disc Award : Bonsang



# Information Tracks
  • Title: Wanna Be+
  • Released: January 20, 2004
  • Sales: 208,918 copies
  • Language: Korean
  1. Timeless
  2. 죽을 만큼 사랑했어요 (I Loved You To Death)
  3. 사랑하고 싶어 (I Want to Love)
  4. 금기 (Taboo)
  5. 어린 사랑 (Young Love)
  6. 사랑하길 정말 잘했어요 (It was Good That We Loved)
  7. Don't Know Why
  8. 믿을께요 (I'll Believe)
  9. 하지만 (But)
  10. 그때까지만 (Until Then)
  11. 요즘 넌 (Lately You)
  12. 우습지 (It's Funny)
  • Title: Saldaga (살다가) (As We Live)
  • Released: March 3, 2005
  • Sales: 485,926 copies
  • Language: Korean
  1. 죄와 벌 (Sin and Punishment)
  2. 이별의 계절 (Season of Separation)
  3. 광(狂) (Craze)
  4. 가 (Go)
  5. 그래도 (Even Though)
  6. 살다가 (As We Live)
  7. 24 Hour
  8. Thank You
  9. 입술만 깨물고 있죠 (I'm Biting my Lips)
  10. Tenderness
  11. 내 하루를 (My One Day)
  12. 보관함 (Locker)
  13. 하루 (A Day)
  • Title: The 3rd Masterpiece
  • Released: April 4, 2006
  • Sales: 333,545 copies
  • Language: Korean
  1. 내사람 : Partner For Life
  2. 느림보 : Slowpoke
  3. 폭풍 (Storm)
  4. 사랑했어요 (Feat. 데니안)(I Loved You)(Feat. Danny Ahn)
  5. Love Song
  6. 비익조 (Bird)
  7. Run
  8. 내가 너를 (How Could I To You)
  9. 욕심 (Greed)
  10. Wedding
  11. 선인장 (Cactus)
  12. I'm Sorry
  13. 웃다가 울다가 (Laughing and Crying)
  14. Untouchable
  15. 바람과 함께 사라지다 (Gone With The Wind)
  • Title: The Sentimental Chord
  • Released: April 6, 2007
  • Sales: 198,319 copies (still charting)
  • Language: Korean
  1. 아리랑 (Arirang)
  2. 은(恩) (Grace)
  3. 한여름날의 꿈(Duet With Ock Ju-hyun) (One Summer Day's Dream)
  4. 잊어요 (Forget It)
  5. 지상에서 영원으로 (From now until Forever)
  6. 가시나무새 (Thorn Tree Bird)
  7. I Love You
  8. 아버지 구두 (Father's Shoes)
  9. 꽃잎 (Petal)
  10. 한여름날의 꿈 Part.2 (One Summer Day's Dream Part.2)
  11. Stay
  12. 이별하길 정말 잘했어요 (It Was Good We Separated)
  13. 행복한 사람 (Happy Person)
  14. 사랑아 잘가 (Good Bye Love)
  • Title: My Friend
  • Released: April 24, 2008
  • Sales: 123,200
  • Language: Korean
  1. 라라라 (LaLaLa)
  2. 멋지게 이별 (Smooth break up)
  3. 사랑하니깐 (Because of Love)
  4. 보고싶어 (I Miss You)
  5. 그녀의 소식 (About Her)
  6. 멜로디 (Melody)
  7. KISS
  8. 여보세요 (Hello)
  9. HOW TO LOVE (Feat. Mario)
  10. 연락해요 (Keep in Touch)
  11. Happy!
  12. 죄와벌 part II. (Crime and Punishment part II.)
  13. 이토록 아룸다운 (As wonderful as this)
  14. 보고싶어 (I Miss You Japanese Ver.)
Japanese Album
  • Title: Rainbow
  • Released: March 11, 2009
  • Sales: 54,000
  • Language: Japanese
  1. Prelude To The Seventh Color
  2. In The Rain
  3. 虹色 무지개색
  4. フロントグラスの星空 프론트글래스의 별빛하늘
  5. あなた 당신
  6. 僕は今も君のものだから 나는 당신 것이기에
  7. おやすみ 잘 자
  8. I Miss You
  9. With You Tonight
  10. Lost
  11. More Than Diamonds
  12. Get Along Together
  • Title: Gift From SG WANNABE
  • Released: April 27, 2009
  • Sales: N/A
  • Language: Korean
  1. 사랑해 (Feat. 유리상자 박승화)
  2. 주르륵
  3. 내사랑 울보
  4. 용의눈물
  5. 그 사람이 부러워 (feat. MJ)
  6. 내사랑내곁에
  7. …좋겠다
  8. 사랑의 유효기간은 없어
  9. 거꾸로 가는 사랑
  10. 겁쟁이
  11. 거짓말마

Special Albums

Information Tracks
  • Title: Classic Odyssey
  • Released: September 16, 2005
  • Sales: 177,752
  • Language: Korean
  1. 내 마음의 보석상자 (My Heart's Treasure Chest)
  2. 비 오는 거리 (The Rainy Street)
  3. 꿈의 대화 (A Dreamy Conversation) (R&B Soul Version)
  4. 사랑의 썰물 (Tide of Love)
  5. 유리창엔 비 (The Rain On The Window)(Duet with Ok Ju Hyun)
  6. 소녀 (Young Girl)
  7. 이별 아닌 이별 (A Separation which wasn't one)
  8. 사랑과 우정사이 (Between Love and Friendship)
  9. 비 오는 날의 수채화 (Art On A Rainy Day)
  10. 눈물나는 날에는 (On The Days I Cry)
  11. 혜화동 (Anger East)
  12. 종이학 (Paper Crane)
  13. 가을사랑 (Autumn Love)
  14. 단발머리 (Short Hair)
  15. 내 마음의 보석상자 (My Heart's Treasure Chest) (Music Video Edit Version)
  16. 꿈의 대화 (Dreamy Conversation) (Acoutic Version)
  • Title: The Precious History Best Album
  • Released:November 18, 2006
  • Sales: 149,257
  • Language: Korean

CD 1

  1. Timeless (1st Album)
  2. 죽을 만큼 사랑했어요 (1st Album)
  3. 사랑하길 정말 잘했어요 (1st Album)
  4. 우습지 (1st Album)
  5. 금기 (1st Album)
  6. 어린 사랑(1st Album)
  7. 그때까지만 (1st Album)
  8. 죄와벌 (2nd Album)
  9. 광 (2nd Album)
  10. 살다가 (2nd Album)
  11. Thank you (2nd Album)
  12. 입술만 깨물고 있죠 (2nd Album)

CD 2

  1. 내 마음의 보석상자 (2.5 Album)
  2. 꿈의 대화 (2.5 Album)
  3. 이별아닌 이별 (2.5 Album)
  4. 사랑과 우정사이 (2.5 Album)
  5. 사랑의 썰물(2.5 Album)
  6. 내사람 : Partner For Life (3rd Album)
  7. 느림보 (3rd Album)
  8. 선인장 (3rd Album)
  9. 폭풍 (3rd Album)
  10. Untouchable (Big 4 Album)
  11. 바람과 함께 사라지다

CD 3

  1. 사랑가 (Song of Love) (3.5 Album)
  2. 그저 바라볼수만 있어도 (Even If I could See You) (3.5 Album)
  3. Ordinary People (3.5 Album)
  • Title: SG Wanna Be+ (Music 2.0 Special Edition)
  • Volume 1
  • Released: August 23, 2007
  • Sales: N/A
  • Language: Korean

CD 2

  1. Timeless (뮤직2.0 Real Session)
  2. 죽을만큼 사랑했어요 (뮤직2.0 Real Session)
  3. 사랑하길 정말 잘했어요 (뮤직2.0 Real Session)
  4. 어린사랑 (뮤직2.0 Real Session)
  5. Timeless Unplugged
  6. 죽을만큼 사랑했어요 Unplugged
  7. Timeless (Guitar Instrumental)
  8. 죽을만큼 사랑했어요 (Guitar Instrumental)
  • Title: Story In New York
  • Released: November 26, 2007
  • Sales: N/A
  • Language: Korean
  1. 첫눈 (First Snow)
  2. 들어주세요 (Listen To Me)
  3. 크리스마스 이야기 (A Christmas Story)
  4. 한여름날의 꿈 (One Summer Day's Dream)
  5. 세글자 (Three Letters)
  6. 하지만 (But)
  7. 그래도 (Even Though)
  8. Holiday (원곡: 사랑아 잘가)(Holiday: (From the song: Good Bye Love))
  9. 사랑한다 말해줘 (Tell Me You Love Me)
  10. 은 (Grace)
  11. 가시리 (Will leave)
  12. 지상에서 영원으로 (From now until Forever)
  • Title: SG Wanna Be+ (Music 2.0 Special Edition)
  • Volume 2
  • Released: September 1, 2008
  • Sales: N/A
  • Language: Korean

CD 1

  1. 죄와 벌
  2. 이별의 계절
  3. 광(狂)
  4. 그래도
  5. 살다가
  6. 24 Hour
  7. Thank You
  8. 입술만 깨물고 있죠
  9. Tenderness
  10. 내 하루를
  11. 보관함
  12. 하루

CD 2

  1. 죄와 벌
  2. 이별의 계절
  3. 광(狂)
  4. 그래도
  5. 살다가
  6. Tendernes
  7. 죄와 벌 (Electronica Ver.)
  8. 살다가 (R&B Ver.)
  9. 광(狂) (Electronica Ver.)


  • Kim Jong Kook & SG Wannabe - Only Wind, Only Wind 바람만바람만(November 11, 2006)
  • BIG4 (Kim Jong Kook, SG Wannabe, M to M and Vibe) - Untouchable


  • OST: Magic OST (August 27, 2004)
  • Compilation: The Voices (July 27, 2005)
  • Compilation: KCM's Special - Lovers (October 13, 2005)
  • SeeYa's debut album - track 3 (Because I Love You). (February 2, 2006)
  • [Single] Music Is My Life Part 2 - Track 1 (비틀즈의 음악보다) (May 7, 2007)


External links

Preceded by
Lee Soo Young
2005 Golden Disk Award for Daesang
Succeeded by
Dong Bang Shin Ki
Preceded by
Dong Bang Shin Ki
2007 Golden Disk Award for Daesang
Succeeded by
Dong Bang Shin Ki


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