All About Solo Artist Hwang Chi-yeol (Profile, Facts, Debut, Controversy, and Latest News)

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Meet The Solo Artist Hwang Chi-yeol

There are many solo artists in South Korea who have a beautiful voice, and one of them is Hwang Chi-yeol. Hwang Chi-yeol is a singer who debuted in 2007, but had to undergo many hardships until he reached where he is now. Are you curious about his journey as a solo artist and what kind of singer he is? Today, Byeol Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about solo artist Hwang Chi-yeol. So, stay tuned!

Full Profile of Hwang Chi-yeol

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  • Name: Hwang Chi-yeol
  • Date of Birth: December 3rd, 1982
  • Birthplace: Gumi, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius
  • Height: 180 cm
  • Weight: 70 kg
  • Blood Type: B

Facts About Hwang Chi-yeol

Hwang Chi-yeol is a solo artist who was born on December 3rd, 1982. His father was an engineer, while his mother was a teacher. He is the youngest out of three children in the family. Hwang Chi-yeol made his debut in 2007, however, due to circumstances, he had to disappear from the entertainment world. He started to gain popularity again after he was invited to appear in Hunan television satellite’s I Am A Singer. 

After he got famous again, he started to appear in various television shows in Korea and China, as well as releasing albums. He was also appointed as Tourism Ambassador for Peace of Gangwon Province, Korea Tourism Honorary Ambassador, Honorary Ambassador for the North Gyeongsang Province, and Honorary Ambassador of Korea Airport Railroad (AREX).

Hwang Chi-yeol Hardships During the Debut Era

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Hwang Chi-yeol made his official debut in 2007 with the release of his first full-length album Five Senses. He had the chance to appear on various television programs and radio shows for around one year, but he had to disappear from the stage after his previous management company closed because of financial difficulties. After that, Hwang Chi-yeol had to spend his days working part-time jobs and teaching at music schools as a vocal coach for a living.

However, a twist of fortune came to him where China’s Hunan satellite television invited him to participate in the fourth season of a program titled I Am a Singer, a Chinese adaptation of a popular South Korean television singing competition. As a result of his appearance in the program, he became popular across the country and got the nickname “man of the continent.” He won the No. 1 spot for two seasons of the Chinese show and grabbed many chances to appear in many popular Chinese entertainment shows. After getting back into the spotlight, now Hwang Chi-yeol is active again as a solo artist with his beautiful voice.

Hwang Chi-yeol Appearance on KBS’ Immortal Songs

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In 2017, Hwang Chi-yeol made his appearance on Immortal Songs 2 as a host together with Shin Dong-yup, Jung Jae-hyung, and Moon Hee-joon. He made an appearance on the 196th episode of Immortal Songs 2 and joined as a host in the 285th episode until the 354th episode. Not only he appeared as a host, but he also showcased his skills in singing as a competitor on the show. He made a total of 3 wins during his appearances. You can watch his performances on Immortal Songs 2 in the videos below!

So, what do you think about Hwang Chi-yeol’s performances on Immortal Songs 2? Do you like them? You can find more of his Immortal Songs 2 performance videos on the KBS channel on YouTube!

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