Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Yoon Kye Sang And g.o.d

For you who just recently falls in love hard with Yoon Kye Sang, we introduce you to him  with his g.o.d members. Although Kye Sang carrier as an actor step by step make a name for himself, but he won't be Yoon Kye Sang 's today without g.o.d.

We take an article from allkpop The article  was published on December 22, 2011, enjoy !

 Way Back Wednesday – g.o.d.

 by : leesa86

To remain unaltered by fame or fortune is almost unheard of, and yet g.o.d (or Groove Over Dose) managed to do just that. Their down-to-earth charm combined with their deep well of talents allowed the group to propel to the top and become one of Korea’s most beloved, if not high-respected pop groups (much to the members’ disbelief). Check out their full story after the cut.

> All that glitters…
Comprised of five members – Park Jun Hyung, Son Ho YoungDanny AhnYoon Kyesang, and Kim Taewoo – g.o.d debuted on January 13th, 1999.
From the get-go, this group intrigued the masses. They had a controversial group name that ruffled a few feathers in the religious community, and the members hardly seemed to possess those requisite qualities to be a successful male pop group. For starters, g.o.d didn’t own pretty-boy looks or the latest hairstyles. In fact, the five members looked awkward together at times, and too ordinary to be celebrities.
They also an unusual member dynamic — the youngest member was still attending high school, while the eldest was 30 at the time of their debut.
But all those things got brushed aside in one smooth sweep with g.o.d.’s debut song, “To My Mother“.

> From ordinary Joes to Korea’s “national nephews”:
At the time of their debut, many male groups were performing feel-good love songs or hard rock tracks. To add some perspective, Shinhwa was still riding high on “Eusha Eusha” (itself a reflection of H.O.T.’s “Candy“), while H.O.T. dabbled with darker material, such “Line Up!“.
g.o.d defied the trend by going with a heart-wrenching R&B ballad called “To My Mother“, a song with lyrics expressing the love and regret felt by a son who didn’t appreciate his mother when he was younger. This poverty-stricken mother, who barely had enough to feed her son a bowl of Chinese noodles, would work without rest and forsake her own pride in order to provide for her child.
The message of the song was a bit heavy for a K-Pop track, but since it was released during a difficult economic period in Korea, it touched the hearts of many working Korean citizens who could relate.
The song demonstrated that the boys were talented, and luckily, their awkwardness came across as humble. “To My Mother” became the most requested track on the radio by fans of all ages, and with it, g.o.d captured the heart of Korea, who labeled them as the ‘nation’s nephews’.

> Taking the first steps towards superstardom:
While “To My Mother” appealed to a wide range of fans, the title song from their next album would charm the ladies. “Love and Remember” was sung from the perspective of a man, desperate for his lover’s return. It unveiled a more romantic side to the members, effectively tugging at the heartstrings of fangirls everywhere.
These fans began showing their support with sky-blue balloons at g.o.d events, and that color became the signature of g.o.d’s fanbase. With “Love and Remember”, g.o.d took home their first K-chart win on SBS‘s ’Inkigayo‘, followed by another #1 win on KBS‘s ’Music Bank‘.
“To My Mother” secured a favorable first impression and “Love and Remember” garnered the fangirls — while these are two very important factors to ensuring success, the boys knew that it was a mere scratch on the surface. Being surrounded by so many talented groups, it took more than just strong musicianship to stand out.
Now, the members were ready to show their individual personalities through a TV variety program called ‘Infant Care Diary‘, where they would look after Jaemin, an 11-month-old boy.

> To thine own self be true:
‘Infant Care Diary’ gave the members the simple luxury of getting to know a child. The nation was entranced, as they got to see g.o.d. extend their image beyond that of a pop star. Sure, they were a little awkward around the child at first, but the more the boys fell in love with Jaemin, the more the viewers fell in love with them.
g.o.d and their staff had very little expectations for the show, but much to their surprise, the program became an overnight sensation. Their ratings surpassed those of the ever-popular ‘Gag Concert‘, to the point where Gag Concert was forced to move to a different time slot. Needless to say, ‘Infant Care Diary’ gave g.o.d’s career just the boost they needed, and their follow-up dance tracks, “Sorrow” and “Friday Night“, did extremely well. Both songs earned them multiple #1′s on both Inkigayo and Music Bank.

With several #1 songs secured under their belt, the boys continued to cruise their way to superstardom. By the time g.o.d released “Lie” from their third album ‘Chapter Three‘, they had built a phenomenal fanbase. Their external appearance showed that they were now comfortable in their own skin, and their strong performances expressed their confidence on stage.
g.o.d had never looked or sounded better, and “Lie” quickly climbed the charts, earning the boys multiple #1 wins on Music Bank, Music Camp, and Inkigayo for several consecutive weeks.

> Humble superstars:
While the public loved Ho Young’s bashful smile and Taewoo’s teddy bear-like appearance, g.o.d’s most charming points were their modest and approachable personalities. g.o.d didn’t even seem to realize just how popular they were, since they were consistently down-to-earth.
Fame and success became very real to them, however, when they became multi-million selling artists, selling 2 million copies of their 3rd album alone. What’s more, at the 2001 year-end award ceremonies, g.o.d became the first pop group to ever receive top ‘Daesang‘ awards from all three major broadcasting networks, KBSSBS, and MBC.
At this point, g.o.d had reached the very summit of their career, being awarded the highest honor possible in the entertainment industry. Knowing that their amazing success was made possible by the unceasing support of their fans, g.o.d. decided to do something big to return their love. The members put all their promotions on hold in order to embark on a 100-day concert tour for their fans.
It was a risky move, and seemed almost foolish to do at this point in their career. They would have no TV air time for three months, and there were some concerns on whether g.o.d. would be able to sell all 100 performances. But g.o.d. shrugged off the doubts. The only thing they were interested in, explained the boys, was that they spend more time with their fans.
Thus, from July to September of 2002, g.o.d traveled the nation with their ‘100-Day Human Concert‘. It was no surprise that tickets for each of the 100 shows completely sold out, and every night, the stands were filled with sky blue balloons.

> The beginning of the end:
g.o.d’s fame seemed to know no bounds; songs from their next albums like “Road” and “Where You Need To Be”  went on to become immediate K-Pop classics, and the boys didn’t have to worry about the well of interest drying up anytime soon.
But like all good things, g.o.d. came to an end.
Rumors of g.o.d’s disbandment began to spread in 2004, and the group eventually established a press conference. Only four out of the five members were present, and these four spoke cautiously on Yoon Kye Sang’s behalf, who decided to move on from g.o.d.
Yoon Kye Sang had admitted that he never felt passionate about becoming an pop singer, and the past 5 years had been extremely hard on him. He was pulling out of g.o.d and starting a career as an actor.

Naturally, his fellow members were distraught and they questioned their future as a team. g.o.d took some time off to consider their options. Two years later, they returned as a four-member group with their 7th album, ‘Into the Sky‘.
g.o.d. felt relief in being welcomed back with open arms, but the remaining members couldn’t ignore that a huge part of them was missing. Sadly, this would be their last album together before the members moved on as individuals. After one final concert in 2005, fans were forced to say their last goodbyes to g.o.d. as a group.

> Where are they now?
Yoon Kye Sang did move on to become an actor. He has played several roles in hit K-dramas such as ‘Road Number One‘ as well as ‘The Greatest Love‘. Currently, he is playing the role of an acupuncturist in ‘High Kick 3 – Counterattack of the Short Legs‘.
Danny released a few digital singles such as “If I Had A Dream“, and took on a few movies roles such as ‘Shanghai Brothers‘ and ‘Slave Hunter‘. He also became a radio DJ of his own radio program, ‘Danny Ahn’s Kiss The Radio‘, and was recently cast as the main lead in the new drama, ‘When A Woman Wears Makeup Twice‘.
Leader Park Jun Hyung went back to the States after g.o.d’s disbandment, and is currently working as a Hollywood actor. He’s been seen in American blockbusters such as ‘Speed Racer‘.
Son Ho Young released his first solo album ‘Yes‘ in 2006, followed by lead vocalist Kim Taewoo who did the same with ‘Solo Special‘ in November of the same year. Son Ho Young recently made a comeback with ‘Pretty But Hateful‘, while Kim Tae Woo recently announced his engagement (the news shocked even his fellow g.o.d members). The wedding is scheduled to take place on December 26th, 2011 and all the members have RSVPed their attendance.

g.o.d was unique in the sense that they seemed so pure and uncomplicated. They demonstrated that hard work and humility could help you succeed, and remained level-headed once they reached the top. To them, being sincere and pursuing what they loved most was paramount, even though it led to their eventual end.
Yet, it’s because of those qualities that g.o.d. remains to this day one of the most respected and highly-loved musical acts in K-Pop history.

    g.o.d Members Reunite at Kim Tae Woo’s Wedding

 While fans of Kim Tae Woo may be sad to learn that the singer is now officially a married man, fans of g.o.d were in for a treat when the former boy band member revealed a rare photo of all five of the members together at his wedding. On December 26, the singer tweeted the photo with the message, “Everyone, I’m revealing a really moving photo. Has it been eight years now? All of us are together. I’m so thankful to my g.o.d hyungs. I love you…all the hyungs.”In the photo, Kim stands alongside members Son Ho Young, Park Joon Hyung, Yoon Kye Sang and Danny Ahn, who look their Sunday best in dapper suits.

G.o.d made its debut in 1999 with song To Mother and enjoyed incredible popularity with numerous hits, including Lie, Road and Love and Remember. The members have since gone on to pursue solo careers; however, they remain close as indicated by the photo.
 source : global.mnet.

Nb: We love Kye Sang a lot but it doesn't mean we just bring you the good side of him, which is impossible. He is human like us , he makes mistake and has regrets. We bring this perhaps, unpleasant news, but let's see Kye Sang as an actor and human. We actually love Kye Sang because he is just normal and not perfect.

Here's an article from allkpop publish on  June 29, 2009

 Yoon Kye Sang clarifies his statement about G.O.D

  By coolsmurf

 Yoon Kye Sang had recently caused an uproar among G.O.D fans after he was quoted in a magazine interview saying, “I had to go about doing G.O.D activities even though I wasn’t very willing”. He has now released a new statement clarifying his stand about G.O.D to his fans to quell the situation. Yoon Kye Sang wrote on his fan cafe, “Misunderstandings and truths develop accordingly as to how that particular person interprets the situation. I, Yoon Kye Sang, was once a member of G.O.D. Those valuable memories of doing activities while being a member of G.O.D will stay with me till the day I die.”
Yoon Kye Sang had expressed previously in a magazine interview, “When I was with G.O.D, I wasn’t particularly keen on doing all those performances as a singer. But I had to do it in the end, even if I was unwilling, because my family wasn’t that well-off and I had to earn money for a living.” Fans got pretty upset after they saw that interview and Yoon Kye Sang had to quickly step in and claim that he was just trying to express that his perspective was different from the other members, there was no other meaning to it, and hopes that fans will not read it in a negative way.
Not sure if Yoon Kye Sang did the right thing because it seems like he is trying to distance himself from the other G.O.D members even more. I am not particularly familiar with G.O.D (Groove Over Dose) but I do know that when Kim Tae Woo released his comeback digital single, Memory & Remembrance recently, Danny Ahn, Son Ho Young and Park Joon Hyung all contributed in some way or another except for Yoon Kye Sang who was probably busy with his acting career to squeeze out any time.

Another article from in2kpop  publish in November 2011

Yoon Kye Sang from 11 Years Ago

 By : Angie
Yoon Kye Sang’s picture from 11 years ago has become an issue.
On an online community on the 8th, a photo of Yoon Kye Sang was uploaded. It was taken from the show, MBC ‘GOD’s Childcare Diary’, which GOD had starred in. In the photo, Yoon Kye Sang can be seen with his hair pinned to the side and dark red blush on his cheeks. The comical look and expression on his face aroused laughter from the viewers.

The netizens that have come across this photo commented, “I really get a different feel from him”, “Truthfully, even with this comical make up, he’s still stylish”, and “I really liked watching ‘GOD’s Childcare Diary’”.

Source: Nate

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