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Kim Jong-woon (Hangul: 김종운; Hanja: 金鐘雲) was born on 24 August 1984,[1] mononymouly credited by his stage name Yesung (Hangul: 예성; Hanja: 藝聲). He is a South Korean singer, musical actor and radio DJ. He is best known as a member of the K-pop boy band Super Junior and its subgroups Super Junior-K.R.Y and Super Junior-Happy. He is one of the three main vocalists of Super Junior. His stage name 'Yesung' is translated to "art-like voice" and is derived from the phrase "예술가의 성대", meaning "vocal cords of an artist"
Kim Jong-woon





Biography

Yesung was born on August 24, 1984[1] in Seoul and later moved to Cheonan, South Chungcheong at age 10. He is the older son of two; his younger brother's name is Kim Jongjin. From a young age, Yesung expressed an interest in singing. In 1999, he joined a broadcast singing competition and won gold at the Cheonan Singing Competition. In 2001, Yesung's mother signed him up to audition for SM Entertainment's Starlight Casting System, in which he impressed the judges with his "artistic voice", and signed as trainee under SM Entertainment that same year.

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