Sam Kim

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Sam Kim
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Kim during an autograph event at the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center, December 2018
Background information
Native name
김건지
Birth nameKim Gun-ji
Born (1998-02-19) February 19, 1998 (age 21)
Federal Way, Washington, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
Years active2013–present
LabelsAntenna Music
Associated actsAntenna Angels
WebsiteAntenna Artist - Sam Kim Profile

Sam Kim (Korean샘김; born February 19, 1998) is a Korean-American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is signed under Antenna Music, having finished as the runner-up of the talent show K-pop Star 3. He made his official debut on April 10, 2016, on K-pop Star 5.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Sam Kim was born in the United States, where he attended Todd Beamer High School in Federal Way, Washington. He has a younger brother Jooyoung and sister, Sujin. Moving to South Korea, he participated in the third season of the talent show K-pop Star[2] and was signed by Antenna Music's CEO You Hee-yeol, a judge on the show.[3]

Kim released the first part of his debut EP, My Name is Sam, on March 28, 2016. It contained three tracks including the pre-release single "Mama Don't Worry".[4] His full-length EP, I Am Sam, was released on April 10. Its lead single was "No 눈치 (No Sense)", featuring Crush. His debut performance was at the finale stage of K-pop Star 5 on the same day.[5]

Kim's recent MV Make up (feat. Crush) was released on October 23, 2018.[6] His MV It's You (feat. ZICO) was released on November 22, 2018.[7]

Discography[edit]

Kim performing in 2016

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR[8]
I Am Sam 11
Sun and Moon Part.1
  • Released: October 23, 2018
  • Label: Antenna
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Sun and Moon
  • Released: November 22, 2018
  • Label: Antenna
  • Formats: CD, digital download
23
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales[11] Album
KOR
[12]
"Mama Don't Worry" 2016 I Am Sam
"No Sense" (feat. Crush) 37
  • KOR: 59,348+
"Think About' Chu" (with Loco) 2017 16 Non-album single
"Make Up" (featuring Crush) 2018 56 Sun and Moon Part.1
"It's You" (featuring Zico) 88 Sun and Moon
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales[11] Album
KOR
[12]
"Who Are You" 2016 3 Guardian: The Lonely and Great God OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Kpop Star 3 singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2014 Ra.D "I'm In Love" K-pop Star Season 3 Battle Audition Part.1
G.Dragon "그XX" (That XX) K-pop Star Season 3 Top10 Part.1
Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" K-pop Star Season 3 Top8
Park Jin Young "너 뿐이야" (Only You) K-pop Star Season 3 Top6
Ben E. King "Stand by Me" K-pop Star Season 3 Top4
Park Jin Young "Honey" K-pop Star Season 3 Top3
Big Bang "거짓말" (Lies) K-pop Star Season 3 Top2
Sting "Englishman in New York" K-pop Star Season 3 Top2

Features[edit]

Title Year Album
"~42"
(by Primary featuring Sam Kim and Esna)
2017 Shininryu
"Alright, Summer Time"
(by Loco featuring Sam Kim)
Summer Go Loco

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Date Title Network Notes
2013-2014 K-pop Star 3 SBS Runner-up

Awards[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Award Nominated Work
2017 Grand Mint Festival Awards 2017 Best Rookie (As Sam Kim)
2016 Beautiful Mint Life Awards 2016 Best Rookie[15] (As Sam Kim)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'K팝스타3' 기타소년 샘김, 3년 만에 데뷔..싱어송라이터로 성장텐아시아". 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  2. ^ "버나드박 JYP 선택, K팝스타3 샘김 아쉬운 준우승...선택 이유는?". Sports Chosun. 13 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  3. ^ 권진아 샘김 안테나뮤직 行…유희열 품으로, Sam kim signed to Antenna Music 스포츠동아 2014-05-13
  4. ^ http://www.soompi.com/2016/03/16/sam-kim-from-k-pop-star-to-finally-debut/
  5. ^ an0ya (2016-04-10). "Watch: Sam Kim Drops Groovy "No Noonchi" Featuring Crush". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  6. ^ 1theK (원더케이) (2018-10-23), [MV] SAM KIM(샘김) _ Make Up (Feat. Crush), retrieved 2018-10-23
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uyl_ifBiLE&frags=pl%2Cwn
  8. ^ "Gaon Chart - Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  9. ^ *2016년 07월 Album Chart. Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on August 16, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  10. ^ 2018년 11월 Album Chart (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Gaon Chart – Weekly download chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Gaon Chart - Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  13. ^ "2017년 04주차 Download Chart (see #4)" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  14. ^ Cumulative sales for "Who Are You":
  15. ^ "mintpaper » BML2016 Awards 결과 발표". www.mintpaper.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-11-13.

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