G.Soul Profile: G.Soul Facts and Ideal Type
G.Soul (지소울) previously known as Golden (골든) is a South Korean singer-songwriter. He made his debut on January 19, 2015, with EP Coming Home as G.Soul under JYP Entertainment.
Stage Name: G.Soul (지소울)
Former Stage Name: Golden (골든)
Birth Name: Kim Ji Hyun (김지현)
Chinese Birth Name: Jin Zhi Xian (金志賢)
Birthday: June 16, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
YouTube: GSoulTV (Inactive)
Agency Profile: GOLDEN
G.Soul (Golden) Facts:
— He speaks English and Korean fluently.
— He went to Windsor High School Year 2007. (Facebook)
— He studied psychology and graphic design at CUNY Brooklyn and CUNY Manhattan. (Facebook)
— He changed his stage name from G.Soul to Golden on October 06, 2019.
— He trained for 15 years under JYP Ent. before debuting, making him the longest trainee.
— J.Y Park discovered his talent through an audition show on SBS called “Prodigy Growth 99%”.
— He left JYP Ent. when his contract ended because he felt like he needed a change and joined H1GHR MUSIC in 2017.
— On February 22, 2017, it was reported that he had signed up to enlist as a conscripted policeman. However, it was later revealed that he changed his mind and decided to enlist as an active-duty soldier.
— He enlisted on December 26th, 2017, and finished his military service in 2019.
— He won first place in “Voice Korea 2020” and made his name widely known amongst the public.
— His first release under the new name ‘Golden’ was EP “Hate Everything”.
— On his Instagram Stories, he openly talks about mental health and not to be ashamed to seek help. He admitted he dealt with depression and got professional treatment.
— He is scared of heights.
— He is close to Jay Park since their trainee days.
— His motto is “Work Hard, Stay Humble”.
— Musicians he likes are Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Sade, Kanye West, D.Angelo.
— In 2016 JYP Ent. confirmed that he is dating fellow company artist MIN (now former Miss A member). They’ve been close friends since trainee days and relied on each other while they were preparing to debut in the USA. They’ve broken up after dating for 6 months.
— He sang a duet with J.Y Park at the ‘JYP Nation’ concert in 2016. He says that it was even better because he got to sing ‘I Have A Girl’, which is one of his favorite songs.
— When he got asked about marriage on a radio show in May 2016 he answered “I think I’ll get married. Much, much later. I haven’t thought about it. If I meet a destined someone, these plans might change.”
— He looks up to American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat because he likes his artwork, attitude, and everything about him. He wants to live freely like him. (Grazia 2015)
— He was offered a leading role in the 2011 drama “Dream High”. He declined the offer because he thought that he wasn’t ready and he doesn’t regret this decision.
— While living in America for 9 years he sang as background vocal at open bars, making a lot of connections. He also sang in a chorus.
— He enjoys being alone.
— He doesn’t regret changing his stage name. He says it’s probably one of the best things he has done in his life. (Sound K 2019)
— In his free time he enjoys walking around while listening to music. (Sound K 2019)
— He thinks that he is a “dope” dancer. (Sound K 2019)
— He relieves stress by dancing, drinking, and having fun with friends. (Sound K 2019)
— His role model is his mom because she’s the most positive person. (Sound K 2019)
— When asked what artist he’d like to collaborate with, he said there are too many. (Sound K 2019)
— He does music to inspire others. (IG Live 11/20)
— He performed “Hero” with JUSTHIS and contestant Khundi Panda in the semi-final of Show Me The Money 9 in 2020. (Mnet)
— On January 9, 2021, it was announced by H1GHR MUSIC that his contract with them ended after 3 years and he decided not to renew it.
— On January 11, 2021, he announced via Instagram Stories that he is changing his stage name back to G.Soul.
— G.Soul‘s Ideal Type: N/A
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