Kim Kyujong 김규종 is the main rapper of SS501.
Kyujong was born on Tuesday, February 24, 1987, in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do.
He was born in the Chinese Year of the Hare and his zodiac star sign is Pisces. His blood type is A. At a height of 181 cm or 5'11½", he’s one of SS501’s tallest members, along with Jungmin and Hyungjun. They’re taller than the shortest member, Youngsaeng, by 3 cm.
He studied at Baekje Arts College. He graduated from All Beijing Normal University affiliated High School and majored in music at the Baiji University of the Arts. He has a younger sister.
Kyujong moved to Seoul to pursue his dream of becoming a singer. When he auditioned for SS501, he thought that it was his last shot to fulfill his dream. He debuted as a member of SS501 on June 6, 2005.
Kyujong became a DJ for the SBS radio program “SS501’s Youngstreet” on August 21, 2006. He took over when Youngsaeng had to leave the role for throat surgery and recovery time. He co-hosted with Jungmin.
He began his acting career with a role in the Mnet hip-hop music drama “Break” on May 11, 2006. He used the role of a b-boy to showcase his acting and dancing skills.
In 2008, while Jungmin performed in Grease and Hyunjoong filmed “Boys over Flowers,” SS501’s upcoming album was pushed back to July of 2009. With those two members busy, the remaining three members formed a sub-unit. The unit group was initially named “Triple S” but they changed it back to “SS501″ out of respect for the group always being one. They released a special project album, U R Man, on November 25, 2008.
After promoting “U R Man,” the sub-unit promoted “내 머리가 나빠서 (Because I’m Stupid)” from the “Boys over Flowers” soundtrack. They won the Song of the Month award for February at the 32nd Cyworld Digital Music Awards on March 28, 2009, with about 110,000 downloads.
On November 21, 2008, Kyujong became a host for MBC’s “God Of Cookery Expedition.” He tried his hand at musical theater with the role of Lee Shin, the male lead in Goong: Musical, based on the popular TV drama.
After his military service in 2014, he had a role in the drama “S.O.S Please Save Me” and returned to musical theater with Singin’ in the Rain.
His hobbies are magic, basketball, swimming, weight training, and reading books. He prefers shopping on-line to going to the mall. His favorite color is yellow. He doesn’t like carbonated drinks; he prefers sports drinks. He’s friends with JYJ’s Jaejoong and Yoochun.
He’s a spontaneous person.
He’s a light sleeper and always the first of the members to wake up in the morning. He wasn’t a fan of dogs before the group took care of an abandoned one.
He was the first of the members to complete his military service.