World Ch. Schedule : THU 13:00 KST
* Date : 2021-07-01
Joining us on this week's I'm LIVE is the Korean father of city pop - Kim Hyun-chul!
Kim Hyun-chul made his debut in 1989 with the album, "Kim Hyun-chul Vol. 1." With all songs composed, written, and arranged by the artist himself, he pleasantly surprised the ears and souls of listeners with his jazz-infused music and eventually brought a new wave to the Korean music scene. Throughout his 32-year career, Kim Hyun-chul gained much critical acclaim and commercial success, earning the nickname the "father of Korean city pop." Also, his debut album was chosen as one of the All-Time 100 Greatest Albums of Korean Popular Music, thanks to the influence it had had on the Korean music scene.
Then in 2019, Kim Hyun-chul resumed his career after a break of 13 years and in celebration of the 30th anniversary of his debut. The album garnered much attention not only because of the anticipation of fans and critics but also because he brought an array of Korea’s leading artists along with him. His return coincided with the resurgence of city pop in Korea, and he's back once again 2 years later in 2021 to continue with the momentum.
Part I of Kim Hyun-chul's performance on "I'm LIVE" features "What's the Matter?" "City Breeze & Love Song," and "Tears of Joy."
Tune in to the show and meet the legend!