Learn More About 2PM’s Jun.K
Jun.K is a South Korean singer, songwriter, producer, rapper, dancer, and actor. His real name used to be Kim Jun-su, however, on October 17th, 2012, due to family reasons he changed his name to Kim Min-jun. He is better known as the main vocalist of the popular South Korean boy band 2PM.
In this article, Byeol Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about 2PM’s Jun.K: Profile, Drunk Driving, Military Service, and More. So, stay tuned!
- Stage Name: Jun. K
- Birth Name: Kim Min Jun (formerly known as Kim Junsu)
- Nickname: Jundyu, Daegu Granpa
- Position: Main Vocalist
- Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
- Date of Birth: January 15th, 1988
- Age: 31 years old
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Height: 180 cm
- Weight: 68 kg
- Blood Type: A
- Religion: Buddhism
- Hobbies: illustrator, fashion
- Twitter: @Jun2daKAY
- Instagram: jun2dakay
Facts About Jun.K
- He was born in Daegu, South Korea.
- Family: Mother, younger brother (his father passed away in 2012).
- His birth name was Kim Jun-su, but on October 17th, 2012, he legally changed his name to Kim Min Jun (due to family reasons).
- He was accepted both into YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment, but he chose JYP.
- Before he debuted, he won several contests in songwriting and poetry.
- In elementary school and high school, he had received over 70 awards for essays and book reports.
- His former stage name was Junsu.
- Jun. K speaks Korean, English, and conversational Japanese.
- He is a close friend to G–Dragon, and TaeYang of BIGBANG.
- He feels sexy while jumping rope.
- His hobbies are composing songs, fashion, collecting accessories and shoes.
- In 2011, he released his first solo single “Alive.“
- In 2012, he starred in the musical The Three Musketeers where he played the role of D’Artagnan.
- In 2013, he starred in the musical Jack the Ripper where he played the role of Daniel.
- In 2014, he released his Japanese solo album Love & Hate.
- His Love & Hate concert tour ranked in the top 10 best concerts in Japan in 2014, making him the only K-Pop idol on the list.
- In 2015 he released his 2nd solo Japanese album Love Letter, which quickly reached number one on the Oricon daily album charts.
- In July 2016, he released his 1st Korean album, Mr. NO♡.
- In December 2016, he released his 3rd Japanese solo album, No Shadow, which also reached number one on the Oricon daily album charts.
- In January 2017, Jun-K released his 2nd solo Korean album, 77-1X3-00.
- He was the 1st 2PM member who composed a title track for 2PM – “Go Crazy” (2014).
- He also composed the title track “My House” (2015).
- He has composed the most songs for JYP Entertainment after J. Y. Park.
- He enlisted in the military on May 8th, 2018.
- He has sensitive skin so he often wears a black tank top under his clothes to protect his skin.
- He was one of the cast members on the first season of The Romantic & Idol, he paired up with FIESTAR’s Jei and AOA’s Hyejeong on the show.
- Jun.K’s ideal type: he likes women who work and have a successful career.
Jun.K’s Debut with 2PM
Jun.K first debuted as a member of 2PM through Mnet’s Hot Blood Men, a documentary that captured the group’s training days to become members of the boy band known as One Day. Eventually, One Day separated the trainees into two groups, 2AM and 2PM.
Usually, most of the Korean boy bands at the time adopted a pretty boy image. However, 2PM constructed a different image with a tough and macho beast-like image. 2PM emphasized their masculine images and created the jimseung-dol (jimseung means an animal or beast in Korean) phenomenon in 2008.
The group officially debuted on September 4th, 2008, with their debut song “10 Points Out of 10 Points.” The song showcased their acrobatic dance styles. They achieved their first number 1 single with “Again & Again.” Both songs are featured on 2PM’s album titled The First Album 1:59 PM that was released in 2009.
The band released another Korean album, known as Hands Up, in 2011. The title track “Hands Up” gained massive success both in Korea and worldwide.
After more than a year, the group returned in 2013 with their third studio album Grown. In September 2014, 2PM came back to the Korean Music Industry with their fourth studio album Go Crazy. On June 15th, 2015, 2PM made a comeback with their fifth studio album No.5. After a one year hiatus, the highly anticipated 2PM returned on September 13th, 2016, with their sixth studio album Gentlemen’s Game.