Yim Jae-beom (Korean임재범; Hanja任宰範; also spelled Yim Jae-bum; born October 14, 1962)[1][2] is a South Korean rock ballad singer who is widely regarded as one of South Korea's best vocalists.[3][4] He debuted in 1986 as the vocalist for the heavy metal band Sinawe. After recording with other bands, including Asiana and Rock in Korea, Yim released his first solo album in 1991.[5]

Yim Jae-beom
Born (1962-10-14) October 14, 1962 (age 57)
Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1986–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
임재범
Hanja
任宰範
Revised RomanizationIm Jae-beom
McCune–ReischauerIm Chaepŏm

CareerEdit

In 2011, Yim joined the cast of "I Am a Singer" or "Naneun Gasuda" (Hangul: 나는 가수다) where he placed first two times. On May 23, 2011, "I Am a Singer" announced that Yim would be taking a temporary leave from the show.[6]

He released a new solo album, "Day by Day" (Hangul: 날이 갈수록) which reached No.2 in Hanteo Daily Charts at 19 September.

He also took part in the OST of the successful Korean drama City Hunter with the song "Love" (Hangul: 사랑, Romanization: Sarang).[7]

In 2013, Yim released a duet with South Korean singer, Ali, titled I Love You.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Yim was married to musical actress Song Nam-yeong from 2001 until her death from cancer in 2017.[9] The couple has one daughter named Ji-soo.[10]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[11][12]
On The Turning Away
  • Released: October 1, 1991
  • Label: Shinsegye Sound
  • Formats: CD, cassette
No data
  • KOR: 600,000+[5]
Desire to Fly
  • Released: July 1, 1997
  • Label: DMR
  • Formats: CD, cassette
No data
Return to the Rock
  • Released: September 1, 1998
  • Label: DMR
  • Formats: CD, cassette
29
Story of Two Years
  • Released: May 16, 2000
  • Label: Warner Music Korea
  • Formats: CD, cassette
9
Coexistence (공존)
  • Released: October 12, 2004
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, cassette
7
To...
  • Released: July 11, 2012
  • Label: Yedang Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9
After the Sunset: White Night
  • Released: November 27, 2015
  • Label: Windmill Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download
14

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best OST "Love" (City Hunter) Nominated [18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jin, Ju-hui (2014-10-13). "10월 14일 스타 임재범". Sports Today (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  2. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (2015-09-10). "Yim Jae Bum and SNSD Taeyeon′s ′Scars Deeper Than Love′ Rising Quickly on Music Charts". Mwave. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  3. ^ Im, Jin-mo (2013-04-03). "[레전드 100] 대한민국 최고의 보컬 20인". Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  4. ^ Lee, Sang-hun (2013-12-04). "디씨인사이드가 뽑은 한국 최고의 보컬에서 윤도현 누른 1위 누구". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  5. ^ a b Choe, Seong-cheol (2016-12-22). "[대중음악가 열전] 38. 초인 보컬리스트 임재범". Busan Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  6. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2011/05/im-jae-bum-to-take-temporary-leave-from-i-am-a-singer
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZNuAx3JeSc
  8. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/12/ali-releases-duet-i-love-you-with-lim-jae-bum#axzz2oIuc9XNZ
  9. ^ Lee, So-ra (2017-06-13). ""아! 여보"... 애틋했던 임재범의 6년". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  10. ^ Choe, Na-yeong (2011-05-16). "임재범, 딸이 보낸 편지 공개 '뭉클'..'딸바보'". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  11. ^ "K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  12. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  13. ^ "September 1998 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 1999-08-22. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  14. ^ "2000 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  15. ^ "October 2004 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  16. ^ "July 2012 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  17. ^ "December 2015 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  18. ^ "2011Mnet Asian Music Awards part 1" Archived 2017-06-29 at the Wayback Machine. MAMA. Retrieved 2015-01-20.

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