Tei in 2017.
|Birth name||Kim Ho-kyung|
|Born||April 4, 1983|
Ulsan, South Korea
|Associated acts||Handsome People|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Ho-gyeong|
"Tei": the name consists of "Te" and "i"; "Te" is a French character meaning "you". Tei, is meant as a wish for people to get closer through music. Born in South Korea, Tei's performance on stage in his high school was recorded and uploaded to a popular Korean website where he won a prize. He was invited to audition at JYP Entertainment Starlight Casting System and joined JYP Entertainment after he graduated from high school.
His hobbies include composing, movies, and writing. Before fame intervened, Tei wanted to be an architect, and studied towards that goal at Gyeongnam University. Tei sings and plays the guitar for his underground band.
In 2013, Tei finished his military service.
While in high school, he led weekly performances with his underground band. Due to his singing abilities, he became known as the Mr. Big in school. When he was about to enter university, his composing talent and vocal abilities attracted the attention of JYP Entertainment. Tei joined JYP as a trainee and debuted after a three-year training period.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|The First Journey||4||
|Crazy In Love (세번째 설레임)||
||No data*||No data*|
|*2008 data not available from the Recording Industry Association of Korea.|
- 2007: Love Is Hurt (Chinese: 坏爱情, Korean: 못된사랑) KBS drama
- 2008: Aristocrat (Chinese: 食客, Korean:식객) SBS drama
- 2009: Can Anyone Love? (Chinese: 不是谁都能爱)
Mnet Asian Music Awards
Tei has been nominated for three Mnet Asian Music Awards.
|2004||Best New Male Video||"Love Leaves Its Scent" (사랑은 향기를 남기고)||Nominated|
|2005||Best Ballad Performance||"Love... Is The Only One" (사랑은...하나다)||Nominated|
|2008||Best OST||"Time Of Dreams"||Nominated|
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