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SG Wannabe

Meet The Icon of Korean Ballad and R&B SG Wannabe

SG Wannabe is a Korean trio that gained popularity for their superb voices and everlasting ballad and R&B hit songs. Their debut album gained a 90.000 pre-sales album record and sold more than 400.000 copies. The trio was well known for the heartbreaking R&B single Saldaga and numerous drama and movie OSTs.

In this article, Byeol Korea will talk about the legendary R&B group, SG Wannabe. So stay tuned!

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SG Wannabe

Kim Yong-jun

Name                   : Kim Yong-jun

Date of Birth         : September 12, 1984

Height                  : 174 cm

Weight                 : 67 kg

Management         : Stone Music Entertainment

Instagram            : @yongjunkim84

Twitter                 :@sgkimyongjun

Kim Jin-ho

Name                   : Kim Jin-ho

Date of Birth         : May 21, 1986

Height                  : 175 cm

Weight                 : 67 kg

Management        : Stone Music Entertainment

Instagram            : @moksolee

Lee Seok-hoon

Name                   : Lee Seok-hoon

Date of Birth         : February 21, 1984

Height                  : 178 cm

Management        : C9 Entertainment

Instagram            : @lee.seokhoon

Chae Dong-ha

Name                   : Chae Dong-ha

Birth Name           : Chae Do-sik

Birth – Death         : June 23, 1981 – May 2011

Height                  : 182 cm

Weight                 : 73 kg

Education             : Seoul Arts University

Facts :

  • SG Wannabe stands for Simon & Garfunkel Wannabe.
  • SG Wannabe is famous in Japan
  • The trio released a special album in Japanese version
  • Due to the popularity of K-Pop music in 2009, SG Wannabe changed and adapted their music style to the K-Pop genre.
  • Kim Yong-jun was sentenced to a jail term of eight months suspended on 1 year of probation and 80 hours of social service due to causing a car accident.
  • MBC and KBS blocked SG Wannabe from appearing in their programs after Kim Yong-jun’s car accident scandal. The ban was relieved in 2015.
  • SG Wannabe’s group logo has changed multiple times.


SG Wannabe made their debut by releasing their first album, SG Wannabe+, on January 20, 2004. The album instantly became a hit and gathered 90,000 pre-sales copies. SG Wannabe’s first album was produced by Lee Kyung-sub and Park Keun-tae, two of the most famous music producers at the time. The title single for the album was Timeless. By the end of 2004, SG Wannabe gained numerous music awards, an indication of their huge music potential.

During their debut years, they promoted their albums as no-face singers with each member using western names: Whyme for Kim Yong-jun, David for Chae Dong-ha, and Charles for Kim Jin-ho. After serious consideration, they started using Korean names instead of western names. Initially, SG Wannabe refused to do live performances and appear on music stages. As a result, their first music videos showed famous actors and actresses rather than the members of the group. They asked fans to listen to their music rather than paying attention to their visual appearance.

The trio released the second album, While You Live (Saldaga), which consisted of 13 songs. The second album was released on March 29th, 2005, and was known for its title hit singles, While You Live (Saldaga) and Sin & Punishment. SG Wannabe ranked as the highest-selling artist in 2005, with more than 400,000 copies. At the end of the year, the group received the highly esteemed music award, Artist of the Year Award.

Aside from releasing highly popular singles and albums, SG Wannabe is also involved in various drama and movie soundtracks. The trio collaborated with many artists to produce new singles, and are featured in other artists singles.

The leader, Chae Dong-ha, decided to leave the group in 2008 to pursue a solo career. Later, he was replaced by Lee Seok-hun. Sadly, Chae Dong-ha was found dead in his house on the morning of May 27th, 2011. According to investigation, he was pronounced dead because of suicide.

Kim Yong-jun was the first SG Wannabe member to join military service in 2012. A year later, Lee Seok-hun enlisted to the military service, while the third member, Kim Jin-ho, decided to pursue a solo career. After completing military sevice and going through a hiatus, the trio announced their comeback in August 2015.


Studio Albums

Title Album details
SG Wanna Be+ Produced: January 20, 2004

Label: Mnet Media

Saldaga Produced: March 3, 2005

Label: Mnet Media

The 3rd Masterpiece Produced: April 4, 2006

Label: Mnet Media

The Sentimental Chord Produced: April 6, 2007

Label: Mnet Media

My Friend Produced: April 24, 2008

Label: Mnet Media

Rainbow Produced: March 11, 2009

Label: Pony Canyon Korea

Gift From SG Wannabe Produced: April 23, 2009

Label: Mnet Media

SG Wannabe by SG Wannabe 7 Part.I Produced: October 19, 2010

Label: IS Entermedia Group, Mnet Media

SG Wannabe by SG Wannabe 7 Part.II Produced: March 14, 2011 (KOR)

Label: IS Entermedia Group, CJ E&M


Compilation Albums

Title Album details
Classic Odyssey Produced: September 16, 2005

Label: Mnet Media

The Precious History Produced: November 18, 2006

Label: Mnet Media

Story In New York Produced: November 26, 2007

Label: Mnet Media


Live Performance Albums

Title Album details
SG Wannabe Official Box 1st+ Produced: March 3, 2007

Label: Geneon Universal Entertainment

SG Wannabe Tokyo Tour 2007 Live DVD Produced: October 26, 2007
SG Wannabe 2006 Live Concert DVD Produced: October 3, 2008

Label: Mnet Media

SG Wannabe – The Gift From SG Wannabe 2009 Live Concert DVD Produced: July 5, 2010

Label: Mnet Media



Title Album details
The Voices Remix Produced: July 26, 2005

Label: Mnet Media

The Voice Produced: August 19, 2015

Label: CJ E&M



Title Year Album
“Big4 Of Voices In My Dream”
(with Vibe, M to M, Kim Jong Kook)
2005 Non-album single
(with Kim Jong Kook)
2006 Non-album single
“Compared to Beatles” 2007 Music Is My Life Part. 2
” Like The First Time” 2008 Cho Young Soo All Star Vol. 2 Part 3
“SG Wannabe & Sook Hee”
(with Sook Hee)
2009 SG Wannabe & Sook Hee
“Winter Tree” 2010 Non-album single
” (Running)”
(with Uhm Ji-won)
Road For Hope
“Get Along Together” 2008 Non-album singles



Title Year Album
“The Story” 2004 Magic OST
“The Story” (Ballad version)
“Even though I Met Another Lover” 2005 Sad Love Story OST
“Against Fate” (With Kim Jong-wook) 2008 East of Eden OST
“I Love Her” 2011 Flames of Desire OST Vol 4
“People Like You” Thorn Birds OST Part 1
“By My Side” 2016 Descendants of the Sun OST Part 8
“Confess” Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo OST Part 8
“Our Conversation” 2017 Chicago Typewriter OST Part 3


Other Projects

Year Album Artist Information Track Title Notes
2004 M to M Tell Me That You Love Me Features Kim Jin Ho
2005 Jang Yun-jeong “Letter” Features Chae Dong Ha
M to M Antique Voice

Produced: September 3, 2005

“Three Letters” Features Kim Jin Ho & Chae Dong Hae
“Name” Features Kim Jin Ho
“I’ll Pull” Features Kim Yong Jun
“I Thought To Love” Features Kim Jin Ho & Chae Dong Ha
2006 SeeYa The First Mind

Produced:February 17, 2006

“Because of Love” Duet with SeeYa
Various Artists 2006 World Cup Cheering Album “2006 Arirang”
Girl Friends Another Myself “All For You” Features Chae Dong Ha and Kim Yong Jun
2007 M to M The Colorful Voices “Hand in Hand” Features Kim Jin Ho
2008 Various Artists Yeon Ga 2008

Produced: April 3, 2008

“I Miss You” Also in My Friend album
TGUS “Rainbow” Features Kim Jin Ho
SeeYa Brilliant Change

Produced: September 26, 2008

“Go” Features Kim Yong Jun
“Way Back Home” Features Kim Jin Ho
So Ji-sub G So Ji-sub’ “Foolish Love” Chae Dong Hae
Various Artists Aid North Korean Children “Cry with Us”
Various Artists “Good Smile” Lee Seok Hun
2009 Various Artists Love. Separation. Nostalgia…

Produced: February 10, 2009

“Never Ending Story”
MC Mong Humanimal

Produced: July 23, 2009

“Butterfly Effect”
Various Artists July Project “Secret” Features Lee Seok Hun
“Sharing the Beauty”
2010 Kim Jin Pyo Romantic Winter “Romantic Winter” Features Kim Jin Ho
Im Hyun Gi “Loving” Features Kim Jin Ho
Various Artists Road For Hope

Produced: November 5, 2010



Music Videos

Title Year

“I Loved You To Death”

“Don’t Know Why”


“Sin and Punishment”


“My Heart’s Treasure Chest”

“Dreamy Conversation” (Acoustic Version)”

“Nae saram: Partner For Life”



“Gone with the Wind”

“Even If I Could See You”

“Ordinary People”

“Song of Love”


“One Summer Day’s Dream”


“First Snow”

“A Christmas Story”

” Lalala”

“Smooth Break-Up”

“I Miss You”

“I Love You”

“Cry Baby”

“Sunflower” 2010
“Just” 2011
“Love You”

“Good Memory”




Year Album Title Track
2004 Magic OST
Various Artists
“The Story”
2005 Big4 Of Voices In My Dream
Various Artists
“Gone with the Wind”
2006 The First Mind
SeeYa’s 1st album
“Because of Love”
Digital single
“Only Wind, Only Wind”
Must Have Love’
Collaboration single by SG Wannabe’s Kim Yong Jun and Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga-In
“Must Have Love”
“Must Have Friends”
2007 Insooni is Pretty OST
Various Artists
All Star Vol. 1
Various Artists
Samsung’s Music is My Life Part2
Various Artists
” Compared to Beatles “
2008 East of Eden OST
Various Artists
“Against Fate”
City Hall OST
Various Artists
“Lighten Up”
All Star Vol. 2 Part.3
Various Artists
“Like The First Time”
“A Flower”
Yeon Ga 2008
Various Artists
“I Miss You”
Brilliant Change
SeeYa’s 3rd album
Aid North Korean Children
Various Artists
“Cry With Us”
2009 We Got Married
Kim Yong-jun
“Swamp of Love and Hate”
Birth of the Rich OST
Various Artists
“Sun Shine”
2010 All Star Vol. 2.5
Various Artists
“I Love You”
Coffee House OST Part.2
Various Artists
“Page One Part.I”
Romantic Winter
Kim Jin-pyo’s mini album
“Romantic Winter”
Road For Hope
Various Artists


Latest News

SG Wannabe’s Kim Jin-ho expressed his gratitude to medical worker that are dealing with coronavirus patients. The workers expressed their difficulties in dealing with people suffering from the virus. Even though they tried very hard to cure some patients, some of the patients didn’t recover. The condition made them depressed. The medical workers expressed their hardships and wrote it on Kim Jin-ho’s latest music project website. The worker wrote “In this hard time, this music become our hope for miracle. Thank you Kim Jin-ho.” Kim Jin-ho replied and thanked the worker for sending letters to him. He wrote “Anytime, please visit us and I will gladly prepare to sing for you.

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