Lee Jun Ho from “King the Land” Bio, Music Career, Filmography, and Awards
Lee Jun Ho is a South Korean singer, actor, and dancer who gained popularity as a member of the boy band 2PM. He is also known for his acting roles in various dramas and films, including “King the Land.” In this article, we will delve into Lee Jun Ho’s biography, music career, filmography, and awards.
1. Who is Lee Jun Ho?
Lee Jun Ho was born on January 25, 1990, in Ilsan-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. He attended Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts, where he majored in broadcasting entertainment. He made his debut as a member of the boy band 2PM in 2008, under JYP Entertainment.
Junho came into the spotlight after emerging as the winner of “Superstar Survival” in 2006. The competition began with twelve young participants, and as time passed, they were gradually eliminated until only three remained. The format of the show resembled that of the reality series “Survivor”. Following his victory, Junho signed a contract with JYP Entertainment, beating out 6,500 other contestants. Notably, his future 2PM bandmates, Taecyeon and Chansung, also took part in the competition.
3. Music career
2PM is a South Korean boy band that was formed in 2008 by JYP Entertainment. The group consists of six members: Jun. K, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho, and Chansung.
The name “2PM” stands for “2nd Generation PM,” with “PM” referring to the time between noon and midnight. The group’s name reflects their desire to become a new generation of idols who can shine both during the day and at night.
2PM debuted on September 4, 2008, with their single album “Hottest Time of the Day.” The album spawned two hit singles, “10 Out of 10” and “Only You,” which helped establish the group as rising stars in the K-pop industry.
Over the years, 2PM has released numerous hit songs and albums, including “Hands Up,” “Go Crazy!,” and “Gentlemen’s Game.” Their music style is known for its strong beats and catchy hooks, often blending elements of hip hop, RB, and electronic dance music.
Besides their music, 2PM is also known for their impressive dance skills and charismatic stage presence. They have won numerous awards for their performances, including Best Dance Performance at the Mnet Asian Music Awards and Best Male Group at the Seoul Music Awards.
In addition to their music career, the members of 2PM have also pursued individual ventures. Taecyeon has acted in various dramas and movies, while Nichkhun has branched out into hosting and modeling. Junho and Chansung have also pursued acting careers, while Jun. K and Wooyoung have focused on solo music projects.
Despite their success, 2PM has faced some challenges over the years. In 2012, member Jaebeom (also known as Jay Park) left the group due to controversy over his past remarks on social media. However, 2PM continued as a six-member group and has since solidified their position as one of the most popular K-pop acts in the world.
Overall, 2PM’s music and performances have captivated audiences worldwide, solidifying their status as one of the leading boy bands in South Korea and beyond.
In 2008, Lee Jun Ho debuted as a member of 2PM. The group gained immense popularity both in South Korea and internationally, releasing hit songs such as “Again Again,” “Heartbeat,” and “Hands Up.” They also performed in concerts across Asia and North America.
3.2 Solo activities
In addition to his solo music career, Lee Jun Ho has also appeared in several variety shows and reality programs such as “Law of the Jungle” and “Three Meals a Day.” He also made his theater debut in 2015, playing the lead role in the musical “Grease.”
Junho debuted as a solo singer in Japan in 2013 with his first solo mini album, Kimi no Koe, for which he produced, composed and wrote all the tracks.The album landed on no. 1 in Tower Records′ charts and no. 3 on Oricon’s daily chart. On July 9, Junho began his first solo tour, Junho 1st Solo Tour Kimi no Koe which ended on August 29 in Tokyo.
On July 9, 2014, Junho released his second self-composed Japanese mini-album, FEEL. FEEL topped Oricon’s daily album chart the day of its release. From July 3 to August 13, Junho embarked on his second solo tour in Japan titled Junho Solo Tour 2014 – Feel which traveled to five different Japanese cities.
On July 15, 2015, Junho released his third Japanese mini-album, SO GOOD. The album ranked third in Oricon’s weekly music chart, and sold more than 40,000 albums in its first week. He embarked on his 2015 Japan tour Last Night in seven cities, which started July 7.
In September, he released his first album in Korea, a special compilation album titled One. The album contained Korean version of 11 self-composed Japanese songs that were released in the past.He concluded his solo concert “Last Night” at Seoul which was held at the Olympic Hall in Olympic Park, Seoul, from September 19–20.
In 2016, Junho released his fourth Japanese mini-album, DSMN. The album topped Oricon Daily Chart and also the daily sales rankings at Tower Records.Moreover, the pre-released single “DSMN” was also popular in Japan’s ringtone website. He embarked on his fourth Japanese tour Hyper which concluded to a 20,000 audience in Tokyo on August 25.On the 3rd and 4 December Junho held a special Encore Concert “LAST HYPER NIGHT” in Nippon Budokan. For the 4th of December concert, there was a live viewing event throughout Japan.
In 2017, Junho released his fifth Japanese mini-album 2017 in Japan. The album achieved the best records for Junho thus far, peaking at number two on Oricon’s weekly music chart. From July to August, Junho embarked on his fifth Japanese tour 2017 .
In the same year, his first Korean mini-album Canvas was released, marking his official debut in the Korean music industry as a solo artist.
In January 2018, Junho released the single, “Winter Sleep” in both Korean and Japanese. Starting from January 20 to February 24, Junho embarked on his first solo winter tour in Japan, the Winter Special Tour which included nine stops in five cities.
On July 11 of 2018, Junho released his seventh Japanese mini album Imagination (Souzou). On the daily album chart of Japan’s largest music statistics-tracking company Oricon for July 10, the mini album took No. 1 with estimated sales of 27,270 units. His summer solo tour “Flashlight”‘ started in late June and continued until early September, with thirteen stops in five cities in Japan.
On December 5 of the same year, Junho released a Japanese compilation album ‘Junho the Best‘, containing sixteen tracks. From December 6 to 8, Junho held his Last Concert “JUNHO THE BEST” in Nippon Budokan.
In January 2019, Junho released his second Korean compilation album titled Two. Lee will hold a solo concert series titled “Junho the Best in Seoul” in March.
Lee held a fan meeting/concert titled Lee Jun-ho 2022 Fan-Con ‘Before Midnight’ on August 12–14 in Korea and on August 20–21 in Japan
4. Awards and nominations- Break down the stereotypes against acting idols.
Lee Jun Ho from the K-pop group 2PM achieved a historic milestone by becoming the inaugural idol to receive the prestigious “Best Actor” accolade at the 34th Korea PD Awards.
Lee Jun Ho from 2PM becomes the first idol to win the Best Actor award at the 34th Korean PD Awards for his role in MBC’s “The Red Sleeve Cuff”. Prior to this, the award had been exclusively given to professional actors. Lee Jun Ho’s acting ability has been recognized despite the common prejudice against idols in the film industry. He has received positive reviews for his performances in various film projects and was able to showcase his range as an actor through his portrayal of two different characters in ” The Red Sleeve”
Lee Jun Ho’s portrayal of Emperor Yi San in the drama has been praised as the best emperor role to date, surpassing other actors such as Park Bo Gum and Ji Chang Wook. The drama, which is a romantic historical series on MBC, initially had low ratings but eventually broke records with a final episode rating of 17.4%, making it the most successful historical drama of 2021 and the highest-rated drama on MBC in the past three years.
Lee Jun Ho and his co-star Lee Se Young’s chemistry and acting abilities earned them numerous awards at the MBC Drama Awards, including Best Drama, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor and Actress. Recently, director Jung Ji In won the Daesang (Grand Prize) for Director of the Year at the PD Awards for his work on the drama.
2PM’s Lee Junho becomes the first idol-actor to win Best Actor at the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards
2PM’s Lee Junho won the best actor award for the TV category at the ‘58th Baeksang Arts Awards’ on May 6.
The 58th Baeksang Arts Awards took place at KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition Center) in Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. The award ceremony broadcasted live on JTBC, JTBC2, and JTBC4.
Upon receiving the ‘Best Actor’ award, Lee Junho became emotional and teary-eyed during his acceptance speech “I’m a dreamer.”
“I honestly really wanted to win this award, but I thought a lot about whether I should prepare for the acceptance speech. That’s because my imagination and reality can be different. Yesterday, before I went to bed, I strongly felt that I wanted to win this award,” he added with a smile.
“I’m a person who dreams for the things I want to achieve. I dream of becoming a better person, one that all of you or myself are satisfied with. I will do much better in the future,” he promised.
In addition, Lee Junho also won the Tiktok popularity award at the ‘58th Baeksang Arts Awards.’ He thanked his fans, who voted for him to win the award.
Lee Jun Ho is a multi-talented artist who has made significant contributions to the Korean entertainment industry. From his early days as a trainee to his success as a member of 2PM and his growing acting career, Lee Jun Ho continues to captivate audiences with his skills and charisma.
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