Koyote

코요태

Koyote (코요태)is a popular South Korean dance and hip hop group consisting of members Kim Jong Min , Shin Ji , and Bbaek Ga. The group first debuted in 1999 with Shin Ji, Cha Seung Min, and Kim Goo. As a group, they are known for their catchy dance/pop songs, which have been their trademark. In 2005, Koyote won the KBS daesang (대상) (the Korean equivalent of the Grammy Award ) for "Artist of the Year".Group Name Meaning/History source: http://forums.soompi.com/discussion/674/ultimate-koyotae/p1 한자어 "고요태(高耀太)" 높을고(高), 빛날요(耀), 클태(太), meaning "높고 크게 빛나라". "rise and shine brightly" During 1st and 2nd Albums they used 'Koyotae//고요태' But because in english 고요태 is spelled with a 'K' and doesnt the end w/ a KoyoTAE They officially changed it to 'Koyote//코요태' to make sense during 3rdAlbum

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  • by asian  -  March 19, 2017 09:33 PM

    Koyote's Shinji disses fellow member Kim Jong Min on 'I Can See Your Voice 4'

    Broadcast on March 16,tvN's'I Can See Your Voice 4'featuredKoyotemembersShinji,Kim Jong Min, andBaekgaon the show.The group was trying to figure out who the mystery singer would be. The mysterious contestant number 3 was a music school graduate who was a bit tone deaf.Seeing Shinji hesitating, …

  • by askkpop  -  March 9, 2017 06:43 PM

    Koyote members reunite in a new snapshot

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 Koyote's Awards

YearAward
1999
  • 서울가요대상 (Seoul Music Awards) 신인상 (New Artist)
  • SBS 가요대전 (SBS Music Awards) 신인상 (New Artist)
2000
  • KMTV 가요대전 (KMTV Music Awards) 본상
2001
  • M.net 뮤직비디오 페스티벌 혼성그룹부문 수상 (M.net Music Video Festival, Best Mixed Group Award)
  • 골든디스크 (Golden Disk Awards) 본상
  • KMTV 가요대전 (KMTV Music Awards) 본상
  • SBS 가요대전 (SBS Music Awards) 팝댄스부문 그룹상 (Best Pop-Dance Group)
  • KBS 가요대상 (KBS Music Awards) 본상
2002
  • KMTV 코리안 뮤직 어워드 – 올해의 가수상 (KMTV Korean Music Awards – Artist of The Year)
  • 서울가요대상 (Seoul Music Awards) 본상
  • 골든디스크 (Golden Disk Awards) 본상
  • SBS 가요대전 (SBS Music Awards) 본상
  • KBS 가요대상 (KBS Music Awards) 본상
2003
  • M.net 뮤직비디오 페스티벌 혼성그룹부문 수상 (M.net Music Video Festival, Best Mixed Group Award)
  • KMTV 코리안 뮤직 어워드 -올해의 가수상 (KMTV Korean Music Awards – Artist of The Year)
  • 서울가요대상 (Seoul Music Awards) 본상
  • 골든디스크 (Golden Disk Awards) 본상
  • SBS 가요대전 (SBS Music Awards) 본상
  • KBS 가요대상 (KBS Music Awards) 본상
  • KBS 가요대상 (KBS Music Awards) 프로듀서가 뽑은 인기가수상 (Producer's Most Popular Artist)
  • MBC 10대 가수상 (MBC Best 10 Music Awards) 본상
2004
  • M.net KMTV 뮤직비디오 페스티벌 혼성그룹부분 수상 (M.net KMTV Music Video Festival, Best Mixed Group Award)
  • 서울가요대상 (Seoul Music Awards) 본상
  • 골든디스크 (Golden Disk Awards) 본상
  • SBS 가요대전 (SBS Music Awards) 본상
  • KBS 가요대상 (KBS Music Awards) 본상
  • MBC 10대 가수상 (MBC Best 10 Music Awards) 본상
2005
  • M.net KMTV 뮤직비디오 페스티벌 혼성그룹부분 수상 (M.net KMTV Music Video Festival, Best Mixed Group Award)
  • 골든디스크 (Golden Disk Awards) 본상
  • KBS 가요대상 (KBS Music Awards) 본상
  • KBS 가요대상 (KBS Music Awards) 올해의 가수상 (Artist of the Year)

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 Koyote's Discography

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 Koyote's Former Members

Cha Seung Minedit

Kim Young Wanedit

Kim Young Wan (김영완) (born May 17, 1970)

Jung Myung Hoonedit

Jung Myung Hoon (정명훈) (born February 21, 1982) replaced Kim Young Wan for the fifth album. He was previously a member of the groupOPPAandPLT. He left to serve his compulsory duties for the military. Bbaek Ga replaced him starting from their sixth album.

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 Koyote's Current members

Kim Jong Minedit

Kim Jong Min (김종민) (born September 24, 1979) has been with the group since the third album. He was background dancer for Uhm Jung-Hwa before joining with Koyote. He has been the male vocal of the group, as well as its most prominent member in terms of public appearances. Kim Jong Min has been notable for being a popular mainstay of many Korean variety shows (such as KBS 'sHeroine 6and SBS 'Love Letter), as he has become a goofy, naïve "character" known for silly comments and actions. In 2006, he won the Best Entertainer Award from the KBS' drama awards. He had also been dating Yoo Hyun Young (유현영) but broke up recently due to her busy schedule and his military service. As of December 18, 2009, he had finished his 2-years military service and is now a member of the show 1 Night 2 Days (1박2일) (of which he was originally a regular cast member, but left earlier due to military service).

His return to the showbiz after military service was met with harsh criticism as many felt that he was not performing well. But his determination pulled him through the low tides.

For the song "Return", he came up with the dance choreography from observing then-current dance patterns in many places.

Apart from the weekly show 1 Night 2 Days, he is also one of the co-host for a cooking show. In April 2011, after years of performing as a group, Kim Jong Min released his very first EP "Oppa Find Strength".

Shin Jiedit

Shin Ji (신지) (born November 18, 1981) is the only original member remaining in the group since Koyote debuted. Notable as the main lead singer in the group, her unique vocal and her ability to reach high pitch notes won over many fans and impressed many listeners.

She has also been noted for her weight loss in the early 2000s, and has been jokingly called the man of the group (when compared to the relative weakness of Kim Jong Min).

she plays the role of divorcee whose ambition is to become a music composer. Her lovable character won a MBC award in 2007.

In one of the Korean variety show, she teared when asked about Kim Jong Min's absence (due to military service) showing her weak side. She shocked many fans and viewers during a solo performance of a ballad as she was seemingly nervous and shaking throughout the performance. She admitted in talk shows that despite so many years performing on stage, she was not accustomed to performing alone on stage, another weakness which she is still trying to overcome.

Fortunately, she returned to showbiz in pink health.

She has released the digital single "Always" which was used as soundtrack for anime game Yogurting and has debut her own solo album in 2009 to prevent the replacement of Kim Jong Min's position in Koyote.

Bbaek Gaedit

Bbaek Ga (빽가) (born May 14, 1981),real name Baek Sung Hyun (백성현), has been in the group since 2004, making his debut for the sixth album, taking on the role as the rapper of the group.

His operation was a success and he took time off to recover with the support of his family and friends.

He has been working behind the scene as a photographer. For Koyote's mini album "Return", although he was not able to perform, but he took on the role of the photographer for the mini album photos.

In 2011, Baekga made a comeback with Koyote and released a new mini album "Good Good Han Koyote" on 18 August 2011.

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 Koyote's Cover versions

  • In 2000, Richie Ren firstly covered "Soonjeong (순정)" in Mandarin-Chinese version as "A Dragon" (一條龍), premiered at Taiwan Golden Dragon Baseball Championship (金龍旗棒球賽).
  • In July 2006, Japanese artist, DJ OZMA , released a cover version of Koyote's debut single "Soonjeong (순정)". The title was transliterated as "Sunjon" (純情-スンジョン).

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