Kim Nam-joo (singer)

Kim Nam-joo (born April 15, 1995), better known by the mononym Namjoo, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group Apink.

Kim Nam-joo
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Kim in January 2019
Born
Kim Nam-joo

(1995-04-15) April 15, 1995 (age 27)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationSungkyunkwan University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
Musical career
GenresK-pop
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active
  • 2003-2008
  • 2011–present
LabelsIST
Member ofApink
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Nam-ju
McCune–ReischauerKim Namchu

CareerEdit

Pre-debutEdit

Before debuting with Apink, she starred in a 2003 LG Electronics commercial at 6,[1] and in 2007 TV commercial at age 13.[2]

2011-present: ApinkEdit

 
Kim performing in October 2013

Kim joined Cube Entertainment through the 2010 Cube Party auditions and was one of the last Apink members to be introduced before the group's debut. Kim debuted with Apink on Mnet's M! Countdown performing their songs "I Don't Know" (몰라요; Mollayo) and "Wishlist" which were included on their debut EP Seven Springs of Apink on April 21, 2011.[3][unreliable source?] She is also one of the two members of Apink's sub-unit PINK BnN along with Yoon Bo-mi.[4][unreliable source?]

2015–present: Solo activitiesEdit

In September 2015, she was cast in Naver TV's 8-episode web series Investigator Alice, where she portrayed detective Chun Yeon-joo.[5] She reprised her role in its second season, in 2016.[citation needed]

In March 2015, Kim joined MBC's Tutoring Across Generations in place of Lee Tae-im,[6] but the show got cancelled on April 2 after episode 21 due to falling ratings.[7] Kim with fellow member Yoon Bo-mi appeared on Sugar Man as PINK BnN on October 20, 2015. In 2016, Kim and Apink co-member Yoon Bo-mi became the new MCs of Shikshin Road 2.[8] In the December 27 broadcast of King of Mask Singer, it was revealed that Kim was behind the mask "Good Daughter Shim Cheong".[9][10]

Between 2017 and 2018, Kim played the role of detective Oh Jin-Kyung in Naver TV's Bad Boy Detectives, once again collaborating with the team behind Investigator Alice.[citation needed]

In October 2017, Kim was cast in the lead role of Juliet Capulet in Sungkyunkwan University's production of Romeo and Juliet.[11]

On September 7, 2020, Kim made her solo debut with her first single album Bird.[12][13]

On May 24, 2022, musical producer Shinswave announced that Kim would be making her musical debut with popular stage show, Midnight Sun, as the female lead.[14] To promote the musical, she collaborated with stage member, Onew, to release "A Melody Called You (너라는 멜로디)," as well as the solo song, "Will Such A Day Come? (그런 날이 오게 될까?)."[15]

Other worksEdit

Kim alongside groupmate Jung Eun-ji and Jang Hyun-seung, former member of Beast, released the single "A Year Ago" from the project A Cube For Season #White on January 3, 2013, to commemorate the success of their respective groups.[16]

In 2014, she performed "Seoul Lonely" with the hip-hop trio Phantom on several music programs.[17]

On June 2, 2015, she released a duet with BtoB's Yook Sung-jae entitled "Photograph", as part of Cube Entertainment's project single album A Cube For Season #Blue Season 2.[18]

On February 14, 2019, Kim launched her own fashion line, Sugar Please.[19]

Personal lifeEdit

Kim attended Seoul Performing Arts High School along with fellow Apink members Son Na-eun, Oh Ha-young, and former member Hong Yoo-kyung. She graduated in February 2014.[20] In 2015, Kim was accepted to Sungkyunkwan University's Department of Performance Arts.[21]

DiscographyEdit

Single albumsEdit

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[22]
Bird 8
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that region.

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[24]
As lead artist
"Bird" 2020 [A] Bird
Collaborations
"A Year Ago"
(with Eunji and Jang Hyun-seung)
2013 13 Acube For Season #White
"Photograph"
(with Yook Sung-jae)
2015 29 Acube For Season #Blue
As featured artist
"Sweet Now"
(Damiano feat. Namjoo)
2015 Dalda
Soundtrack appearances
"The Magic" 2015 Tom Little and The Magic Mirror OST
"Our Night is More Beautiful Than Your Day"
(우리의 밤은 당신의 낮보다 아름답다)
(with Bomi, LE, Chaeyeon, Seo In-young, Lee Seok-hoon, ₩uNo, Yang Da-il, Brother Su, Chancellor, Kang Min-hee)
2017 89 Merry Summer
"I Pray 4 You"
(with Bomi)
2017 School 2017 OST
"Shake"
(with Defconn)
Deep OST
"Stay With Me"
(feat. PULLIK)
2019 I Wanna Hear Your Song OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

VideographyEdit

Music videosEdit

Year Title Director Ref.
2020 "Bird" Minjun Lee, Hayoung Lee
(MOSWANTD)
[29]
"Bird" (Special Video) KOINRUSH [30]

FilmographyEdit

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015–2016 Investigator Alice Chun Yeon-joo Lead role; 2 seasons [5]
2017–2018 Bad Boys Detective Oh Jin-kyung Lead role; 2 seasons [citation needed]

Television showsEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2016 Shikshin Road 2 Co-host [8]
2017 The Show Fan PD [citation needed]
2022 Because It's My First New House Host [31]

Musical theatreEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2017 Romeo and Juliet Juliet Capulet [11]
2022 Midnight Sun Hannah [32]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Bird" did not enter Gaon Digital Chart, but debuted and peaked at number 73 on Gaon Download Chart.[25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 우리 은지 욕 찰지네~ 광견돌 에이핑크가 아이돌등판에 왔다! | Apink | Dilemma | 딜레마 | IDDP | 정은지 윤보미 박초롱 김남주 오하영, retrieved February 17, 2022
  2. ^ Kim JiYeon (June 2, 2012). "A Pink's Kim Nam Joo was a Commercial Star as a Young Child". enewsWorld. Mwave. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "A Pink releases debut EP, "Seven Springs of Apink"". Allkpop. April 18, 2011. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  4. ^ starsung (June 26, 2014). "A Pink unveil the members of their new sub-unit 'PINK BnN' set for launch tomorrow". Newsen. allkpop. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  5. ^ a b [단독] 에이핑크 남주, 웹드라마 ‘수사관 엘리스’ 출연…첫 촬영 시작 (in Korean). September 26, 2015. Archived from the original on April 5, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  6. ^ "A Pink′s Nam Joo Joins ′Tutoring Across Generations′ in Place of Lee Tae Im". Mwave. March 9, 2013. Archived from the original on March 27, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  7. ^ MBC 측 "'띠과외' 폐지…예원·이태임 때문 아냐" (in Korean). Nate. April 2, 2015. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "[Photo] Apink′s Yoon Bo Mi and Kim Nam Joo are Pumped for ′Shik Shin Road′". Mwave. March 9, 2016. Archived from the original on April 2, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  9. ^ Song, Michael (December 27, 2015). "Good Daughter Singer Simcheong Identity Revealed on King of Masked Singer". koogle.tv. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  10. ^ Kim, Dong-Joo. "Shim Chung on 'King of Mask Singer' found out to be Apink's Nam Joo". StarN News. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  11. ^ a b 에이핑크 김남주, 연극 무대 도전···‘로미오와 줄리엣’ 캐스팅 (in Korean). Naver. October 30, 2017. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  12. ^ 에이핑크 김남주, 9월 7일 솔로 데뷔 확정…아이들 소연과 손잡았다(공식) (in Korean). Naver. August 17, 2020. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  13. ^ '솔로출격' 에이핑크 김남주, 파격 뒷모습 예고..9월 7일 싱글 'Bird' 발표 확정[공식] (in Korean). Naver. August 24, 2020. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  14. ^ "Apink's Kim Nam-joo to make musical debut with 'Midnight Sun'". koreatimes. March 24, 2022. Retrieved June 3, 2022.
  15. ^ "태양이 지면 널 만나러 갈게. 2022 뮤지컬 '태양의 노래'". 멜론 (in Korean). Retrieved June 3, 2022.
  16. ^ "A Cube For season # White". Mwave. Mnet Media. Archived from the original on October 31, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  17. ^ Kim Chan Mi (June 2, 2014). "Phantom Makes A Pink's Kim Nam Joo Cry with Hidden Camera". Newsen. Mwave. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  18. ^ "[Video] A Pink's Nam Joo and BTOB's Yook Sung Jae Get Together for a 'Photograph' in New Song". Mwave. June 2, 2015. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  19. ^ "커뮤니티 화제인 에이핑크 김남주 쇼핑몰 사진". wikitree. February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  20. ^ "A-Pink's Kim Nam Joo, 'I Just Graduated!". BNTNewsUK. February 13, 2014. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  21. ^ Jeon Ah Ram (February 2, 2015). "A Pink′s Kim Nam Joo Accepted into Sungkyunkwan University". Newsen. Mwave. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  22. ^ "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on January 15, 2020. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
    • "Bird". September 6–12, 2020. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  23. ^ Cumulative sales of Bird:
  24. ^ Charted songs:
  25. ^ "Bird". September 6–12, 2020. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  26. ^ Cumulative Sales of A Year Ago:
  27. ^ Cumulative sales of "Photograph":
  28. ^ Cumulative sales of "Our Night is More Beautiful Than Your Day":
  29. ^ "KIM NAM JOO - BIRD". Vimeo. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  30. ^ "Kim NamJoo 'BIRD'PERFORMANCE VIDEO". Vimeo. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  31. ^ Oh Myung-eon (August 8, 2022). "채널 A 부동산 예능 '새집은 처음이라'…13일 첫 방송" [Channel A real estate entertainment 'Because it's my first new house'... First broadcast on the 13th] (in Korean). Yonhap News. Retrieved August 8, 2022 – via Naver.
  32. ^ Jeong Hee-yeon (March 24, 2022). "뮤지컬 '태양의 노래' 온유-하성운→김남주-권은비 등 캐스팅 [공식]" [Musical ‘Song of the Sun’ Onew-Ha Sung-Woon → Kim Nam-Joo, Kwon Eun-Bi, etc. Casting [Official]] (in Korean). Sports Donga. Retrieved March 24, 2022 – via Naver.

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