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Alex Chu (born Korean: 추헌곤 Chu Hun-gon September 2, 1979), known simply as Alex (Korean: 알렉스), is a Korean-Canadian singer and actor. He is the male vocalist of the South Korean electropop band Clazziquai.
Chu in 2016
|Birth name||Chu Hun-gon|
|Born||September 2, 1979|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Revised Romanization||Chu Heon-gon|
Having immigrated to Canada with his family, Alex rose to fame upon returning to South Korea years later as part of the group Clazziquai. The group's popularity skyrocketed after featuring on the soundtrack of hit drama series My Lovely Samsoon.
In 2008, the group announced a temporary hiatus, and its members debuted as solo artists, including Alex. In 2009, Clazziquai returned with the release of Mucho Punk.
Alex Chu became part of the MBC reality show We Got Married Korean: (우리 결혼했어요) and was matched with Korean trot singer Jang Yoon-jeong in the Lunar Special episode, and actress/model Shin Ae for the rest of the series. The show also stars Crown J, Andy of Shinhwa, Seo In-young of Jewelry, Solbi of Typhoon, Saori and Jung Hyung-don. Alex and Shin Ae left the show after Episode 8 for Alex to record his first solo album Vintage Romance. They were replaced by Kim Hyun-joong of SS501 and Hwangbo of Chakra. However, due to popular demand, the couple reunited in Episode 13. Alex and Shin Ae made their exit from the show on November 16, 2008.
On June 2, 2011, Alex released his second solo album, Just Like Me.
On June 1, 2012, Alex opened a new Italian restaurant, D'asti Plate, in January 2018 known as D'Asti NY. He partnered with three of his close friends to open the restaurant, which is located in the Shinsadong area of Seoul.[better source needed]
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|My Vintage Romance||—||N/A|
|Just Like Me||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Sales||Album|
|"I Love You" (사랑하오)||2008||—||N/A||My Vintage Romance|
|"If It's You" (그대라면)||—|
|"Bad Behavior" (나쁜 짓)||—||Non-album singles|
|"Sweet Dream (Andante)"||2010||67|
|"Same Dream" (같은 꿈)||2011||76||
||Just Like Me|
|"Can't Be Crazy" (미쳐보려 해도)||58||
|"Goodbye Smile" (웃으며 안녕)||89||
|"You're So Gorgeous" (화려한 그대)||85||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
|2006||"Very Heartbreaking Words" (너무 아픈 이 말)||Jisun of Loveholics|
|2013||"Blue Road" (블루로드)||Park Se-young|
|2008||"Flowerpot" (화분)||We Got Married OST|
|2010||"Love Year" (사랑살이)||Three Brothers OST|
|2011||"If I Could Turn It Back" (되돌릴 수 있다면) feat. Jane||Late Autumn OST|
|"Good Smile" (웃으며 안녕)||Romance Town OST|
|"Flowers Bloom" (꽃이 피네요) with Horan||Only You OST|
|"A Day You Left" (니가 떠난 하루)||Me Too, Flower! OST|
|2012||"Maybe Maybe" (어쩌면 어쩌면) with Horan||Music and Lyrics OST|
|"If It Were Me" (나였으면)||I Do, I Do OST|
|2013||"One Step To Your Side" (한걸음 그대 곁으로)||Jjak OST|
|2014||"I Want To Love You" (사랑해줄래)||My Lovely Girl OST|
|2015||"D.N.A Luv" (연애세포) with Song Ji-eun||Flirty Boy And Girl OST|
|"My Time Towards You" (널 향한 나의 시간)||Bubble Gum OST|
|2016||"Small Comma" (작은 쉼표)||Woman with a Suitcase OST|
|2007||Finding Love||Park Ji-won||MBC Every 1|
|2010||Smile, Dong-hae||Lee Tae-hoon||KBS1|
|2011||A Thousand Days' Promise||Son Suk-ho||SBS|
|2012||Salamander Guru and The Shadows||Ji-hoon||SBS|
|2013||Medical Top Team||Bae Sang-kyu||MBC|
|2014||I Need Romance 3||Lee Jung-ho||tvN|
|Hotel King||Yoo Joon-seong||MBC|
|My Lovely Girl||Bae Sung-jin||SBS|
|2018||I Am the Mother Too||Shin Sang-hyuk||SBS|
|2020||Once Again||Lee Jung-Rok||KBS2|
|2009||We Got Married (Season 1)||Himself||MBC|
|2011||Idol Star 7080 Best Singer||Contestant||MBC|
|2013||Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education||Himself||KBS2|
|2015||A Style For You||Himself||KBS|
- "알렉스 프로필" (in Korean). Naver.
- Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (July 3, 2007). "Clazziquai Redefines Korean Electronica Music", The Korea Times. Retrieved July 29, 2010.
- ""Pasta's" Alex Opens Italian Restaurant in Shinsadong". soompi.com. June 12, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
- 알렉스, 음주운전 혐의로 불구속 입건. Seoul Broadcasting System (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-07-23.
- "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 2015-08-27.
- "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 2017-03-09.
- Cumulative sales of "Same Dream":
- Cumulative sales of "Can't Be Crazy":
- "2011년 34주차 Download Chart".
- Cumulative sales of "You're So Gorgeous":
- Park, Soo-in (April 14, 2018). "SBS 측 "알렉스 '나도 엄마야' 출연 확정" 결혼 후 복귀작(공식)". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved April 23, 2018.