August 28, 1989
Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
|Residence||Seoul, South Korea|
|Revised Romanization||Jo Gwon|
Jo Kwon, formerly known as Sacre Bleu, trained at JYP Entertainment 7 years after joining the company. He was chosen as the last member of Park Jin Young's "99% Challenge Project" along with Sun-ye of Wonder Girls.
In 2008, he appeared on Mnet's Hot Blood. The program showed the intense physical training that thirteen male trainees go through to acquire the opportunity to debut in either a 4-member ballad group or a 7-member dance group. After several elimination steps, Kwon was chosen for a position in the 4-member ballad group 2AM. He became the group's leader.
2AM's first single "This Song" released on July 21, 2008. It debuted on July 11, 2008, performing "이 노래" ("This Song"). In March 2015, Jo Kwon had decided to renew his contract with JYP Entertainment, while 3 other members of 2AM have signed with other agencies. JYP Entertainment assured that the departures do not mean 2AM is breaking up nor disband the group. But along with this 2AM currently on temporarily break from any group activities
2008: The birth of Variety Idol
Kwon appeared as a regular panel member on variety shows such as "Star King". He was part of "Dirty Eyed Girls" on an episode of 2PM's variety show "Wild Bunny", performing a parody of popular Brown Eyed Girls song Abracadabra. The music video became popular. In September 2009, he was one of the main MCs for SBS's environmental variety show "Find it! Green Gold" with Super Junior member Shindong, SS501 member Kim Hyung-jun, and Fly To The Sky member Brian Joo. He also replaced Jaebeom on historical culture variety show Nodaji after Jaebeom withdrew from 2PM and went back to the United States where his parents lived.
He joined the cast of We Got Married on October 3, 2009, coupled with Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-In. Although they were initially only supposed to be featured in the Chuseok special, their appearance brought in the highest ratings yet for Season 2, so they were announced as a permanent couple. Kwon was diagnosed with H1N1 on October 28, 2009 causing him to postpone filming We Got Married. He recovered quickly after treatment.
In 2010, he became a permanent cast member of Family Outing 2. He made his fifth appearance on the TV show "Happy Together" in June 2012. Also, he made several appearances on Star King, Invincible Youth S2, Come To Play, Radio Star, Star Dance Battle, and many other shows. He is known for his "kkab" dance and often danced on variety shows. "Kkab" can be translated as hyperactive.
In 2014, he is back to variety program as guest on JTBC Off to School after has been missing from variety program for at least 2 years.
2009: Popularity as Adam Couple
As he joined the cast of We Got Married with Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-In. The popular pairing was given the nickname Adam Couple by fans. The popularity not only stopped on their appearance on the show but also in music industry.
He and Ga-In released a digital single "우리 사랑하게 됐어요" ("We Fell in Love") on December 16, 2009 which topped variety online music charts and won two awards on Music Bank's K-Charts and the "Most Popular Background Phone Music" on the Gaon Charts. 50 million won from the profits of the song were donated for rebuilding Haiti's earthquake. For these efforts, Kwon was given an award at the 3rd Korea Sharing Awards ceremony.
The couple ended on 15 January 2011.
2010: First solo and screen debut
On June 30, 2010, Kwon released his first solo digital single titled, "고백하던 날" ("The Day I Confessed"), a song he partially composed during the We Got Married broadcast for Ga-in. The song came first on Cyworld real-time charts the day after its release.
In same year,He was cast in the sitcom All My Love with co-stars Park Min Sun, Kim Gab Soo and fellow idol and 'wife' Ga-In from Brown Eyed Girls. Jo Kwon stayed on the sitcom until the last episode in 2011 while Ga-In participation in the sitcom ended earlier in May, 2011 due of schedule conflict.
2012: First solo album
For his album Pop star Beyonce’s choreographer Jonte Moaning praised Jo Kwon’s performance for his song "Animal." Jo Kwon wore 19.5 cm kill heels and a feather outfit for his "Animal" performance with rapper and lead dancer of Bulletproof Boys Scouts, better known as BTS or Bangtan Boys, J-Hope (Jung Hoseok) featured. Jonte praised for it.
2013: Musical debut and drama debut
In 2013 Kwon joined the cast of a Korean Jesus Christ Superstar musical production, where he played the role of King Herod.
In same year on February 27, 2013, Jo Kwon was confirmed as one of the cast for KBS2 drama Queen of the Office. The drama is about a talented contract worker, played by Kim Hye Soo and the work and relationships that surround her. Kwon appeared as worker Kye Kyung Woo, shedding his ′kkap′ character.
2016: Second solo album and 4th Musical Casting
On February 5 (KST), Jo Kwon uploaded a picture with handwritten lyrics to his new song "Crosswalk" on his Instagram. Jo Kwon's single music video was released on February 15 (KST), featuring EXO's Suho as the male lead in the music video. Jo Kwon's new album "Crosswalk" includes three tracks, two of which he wrote ― the title song "Crosswalk" and the third track "Flutter", the second track "It's Okay" was written by Ryan S. Jhun and Denzil "DR" Remedios, the music producers of S.M. Entertainment's SHINee and f(x). Popular songwriters Esna and Aev produced the title song "Crosswalk"
On March 17, 2016, It was announced by JYP Entertainment that Jo Kwon will be participating in the musical "On The Starry Night" as the role "Choi Sung Keun". He will be portraying a guy who seems to be completely thoughtless, lacking in common sense, but actually a vocalist who was born to be in a spotlight. The musical will be running from May 7 to May 15, 2016.
As of 2013 Jo Kwon was attending Kyung Hee University. He entered Kyung Hee University without taking the entrance examination, with rumors alleging favouritism, because Kwon was an entertainer. The rumors were refuted by his performance at the top of his class in his major. In 2015, Jo Kwon enrolled in the Performing Arts Department of Kyunghee University’s Graduate Program.
|Title||Album details||Track listing||Peak chart positions||Sales|
| Gaon |
|"I'm Da One"||1||-|
|Title||Album details||Track listing||Peak chart positions||Sales|
| Gaon |
|2009||"졸업 (Graduation)" (with Changmin)||"졸업 (Graduation)" (Digital Single)|
|"덩크슛 (Dunk Shoot)" (Whale - W & Whale)||"환타스틱 프로젝트 Vol. 2
(Hwantastic Project Vol. 2)" (Digital Single)
|"우리 사랑하게 됐어요(We Fell In Love)"
(with Gain - Brown Eyed Girls)
|"우리 사랑하게 됐어요 (We Fell In Love)"
|2010||"고백하던 날 (The Day I Confessed)"||"고백하던 날 (The Day I Confessed)"
|2015||"이렇게 좋은 날에 (On The Good Day Like This)"
with Joo Yeong (Seorindong Children)
|"이렇게 좋은 날에 (On The Good Day Like This)"
|2016||"횡단보도 (Crosswalk)"||"횡단보도 (Crosswalk)"|
|2008||Baek Ji-young - "밤새도록 (All Night)"||Sensibility|
|2009||May Doni - "몰라-ing (Molla-ing)" (with Jinwoon)||7 Teen|
|2010||Wax - "이별 이야기 (Farewell Story)"||Wax Unplugged Side A|
|Lim Jeonghee - "헤어지러 가는 길 (On the Way to Breakup)"||진짜일 리 없어 (It Can't Be Real)|
|2013||"Perfect Christmas" (with Lim Jeonghee, Joo Hee of 8eight, Rap Monster & Jungkook of Bangtan Boys)||-|
|2014||"One Summer Night" (Korean & English Ver.) (with Fei (Miss A))||Temptation OST Part 3|
|"Q&A"(with Gain (Brown Eyed Girls))||Truth or Dare|
|"Suddenly" (with Yerin (15&)) and Jun. K (2PM))||JYP Nation Korea 2014 ‘One Mic’|
|2016||"Born to be Wild" (with Hyoyeon, Min and JYP)||-|
|2009||Dunk Shot||Whale (from W&Whale)|
|2010||On the way to break up||Lim Jeong-hee|
|2012||I'm Da One||J-Hope, V, Jin, Suga, Jungkook of Bangtan Boys|
|2010||All My Love||Hwang Ok-yub||MBC|
|2013||The Dramatic "Flower Boys Coorporation"||Jo Kwon||MBC|
|Queen of the Office||Kye Kyung-woo||KBS2|
|2015||The Producers||Himself (ep.3)||KBS2|
|2009||Sang Sang Plus||Himself||KBS2|
|The Teacher is Coming||Episode 29||Guest (with Im Seulong)||MBC|
|Strong Heart||Episode 3||Guest||SBS|
|World Changing Quiz Show||Episodes 22-3, 30, 34, 38||Guest||MBC|
|We Got Married||Season 2 (60 episodes)||Himself (starring role) [appeared with Gain (singer)]||MBC|
|2010||Family Outing 2||(Season 2)||Member||SBS|
|Star Golden Bell||Guest||KBS2|
|MBC Fantasy Couple||Guest||MBC|
|Shin PD||Guest with 2AM||SBS|
|Star King||Episode 147-149, 152-158, 162, 177, 179, 184||Himself||SBS|
|Running Man||Episode 7||Guest||SBS|
|Challenge 1000 Songs||Guest||SBS|
|Come To Play||Guest||MBC|
|Star Dance Battle|
|Radio Star||Episode 171||Guest (with Lee Changmin)||MBC|
|Sweet Night||Episode 8||Guest||KBS|
|Win Win||Episode 10||MC||KBS|
|2011||Star King||Episode 185||Guest||SBS|
|Strong Heart||Episodes 61-62||Guest||SBS|
|Radio Star||Episode 257||Guest||MBC|
|2012||Strong Heart||Episodes 137-138||Himself||SBS|
|Crisis Escape no.1||Himself||KBS2|
|World Changing Quiz Show||Episode 146, 165||Guest (Ep. 146), MC (Ep. 165)||MBC|
|Invincible Youth||Episodes 17, 31||Guest||KBS2|
|You and I||Episode 10||Himself||SBS|
|Win Win||Episode 103 (Guest: Beast)||MC||KBS|
|Go Show||Episode 11||Guest||SBS|
|We Got Married||MC||MBC|
|Birth Of A Family||Guest||SBS|
|2013||Magic Concert||Episodes 10, 14||Guest (with Jeong Jinwoon)||MBC|
|Story Show Hwasubun||Episode 1||Appeared with Jeong Jinwoon||MBC|
|World Changing Quiz Show||Episodes 184||MC||MBC|
|Barefooted Friends||Episode 12 & 13 - Idols Diving Competition||Guest - Appeared with 2PM's Nichkhun, Taecyeon, and Junho||SBS|
|A Song For You||Season 2 - 16 Episodes (23.08.2013-10.01.2014)||MC||KBS World|
|2014||I★GOT7||Episode 09 & 10||Guest||SBS|
|I'm Going To School||Episode 06 - 09||Himself||JTBC|
|MBC Human Documentary 'Good People'||140913||Himself||MBC|
|Abnormal Summit||Episode 12||Guest||JTBC|
|2015||A Song For You season 3||Episode 16||Guest with 2AM||KBS|
|Masked Singer||Episode 01||Himself||MBC|
|Kstyle Season 3||Episode 08||Himself||Channel M|
|How To Eat And Live Well||150301 and 150308||Guest with Jeong Jinwoon||SBS|
|4 Naked Show||Episode 10, 13||Guest for Son Gain, Min||Mnet|
|Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2||Guest||KBS|
|World Changing Quiz Show||Episodes 290||Guest||MBC|
|Celebrity Tutors||Episodes 21||Guest||MBC|
|I Can See Your Voice||Guest with Lee Changmin||Mnet|
|Happy Together||Guest with Son Gain||KBS|
|Sixteen||Episode 1, 9||Mnet|
|Same Bed Different Dream||Episode 15||Guest||MBC|
|Global Super Idol||Episode 5||Guest Judge||MBC|
|Two Yoo Project Sugar Man||Episode 9||Guest||JTBC|
|2016||Healing Camp||Episode 218||Guest||SBS|
|Duet Song Festival||Episode 2||Guest||MBC|
|Unnies' Slamdunk||Episode 9||Guest||KBS2|
|2013||Jesus Christ Superstar||King Herod|
|2014||Priscilla, Queen of the Desert||Adam|
|2016||On A Starry Night||Choi Sung Keun|
|2014||MBC C-Radio Idol True Colours||MBC C-Radio||Ep 25 - Guest|
|SBS K.Will's Youngstreet Radio||SBS Power FM||Christmas Special DJ with Min (Miss A)|
|2015||SBS Power Radio||SBS Power FM||Lunar New Year Special|
Awards and nominations
2AM's awards and nominations
Jo Kwon's Awards and nominations
|2009||Cyworld Digital Music Awards||Song of the Month (December)||We Fell in Love (with Ga-in)||Won|
|2010||Song of the Month (January)||Won|
|Gaon Chart Grand Opening Awards||January Week 1 Digital Chart Overall #1||Won|
|January Week 2 Digital Chart Overall #1||Won|
|January Week 3 Digital Chart Overall #1||Won|
|January Week 4 Ringback tone #1||Won|
|4th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Most Influential Top 20 Stars||Jo Kwon||Won|
|3rd Korea Sharing Awards||The National Assembly standing Committee's Chairman Award||Won|
|Melon Music Awards||Song of the Year||We Fell In Love (with Ga-in)||Nominated|
|Netizen Popularity Song||Nominated|
|12th Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Collaboration||Won|
|Bugs Music Awards||Song of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Duet (Gold)||Won|
|Best Variety Star (Bronze)||We Got Married||Won|
|MBC Entertainment Awards||Show, Variety Male Rookie Award||We Got Married||Won|
|Best Couple Award with Ga-in||Won|
|SBS Entertainment Awards||Variety New Star Award||Inkigayo||Won|
|2011||MBC Entertainment Awards||Comedy / Sitcom Popularity Award||All My Love||Won|
|2010||January 15||"We Fell in Love" (with Gain)|
|2012||July 6||"I'm Da One" (feat. Zion.T)|
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- 열혈남아 JYP 13조, 쌓아온 실력 첫 공개!. Newent. March 25, 2008.
- 2AM ‘이노래’, 질러차트 2주째 1위. Paran. September 25, 2008.
- "2AM Members Seulong, Jinwoon Leave JYP Entertainment, Group Reportedly Has No Plan To Officially Disband". kpopstarz. March 29, 2015.
- (Korean) ‘드러운아이드걸스'의 '다불어때 다불었다'? 패러디 화제. Mydaily. August 26, 2009.
- 브아걸 가인-2AM 조권, 신혼 첫 날은 어떨까? ‘기대만발’. Newsen. October 1, 2009.
- '패떴2' 일곱 번째 멤버…'깝권' 조권 확정 ETODAY. January 19, 2010.
- 듀엣 결성 ‘우리 사랑하게 됐어요’ 발표 "수익금은 기부"". Nate.com. December 16, 2009.
- "사이좋은 2AM-가인 ‘모두 합쳐 상 5개’". Newsen. February 23, 2010.
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