Simon Dominic

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Simon Dominic
AOMG, Simon Dominic 2014.jpg
2014 AOMG United States Tour
Background information
Birth nameJung Ki-suck
Also known asSimon D, K-OUTA, Ssam D
Born (1984-03-09) 9 March 1984 (age 35)
Busan, South Korea
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2007–present
Labels
Associated actsSupreme Team
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJeong Gi-seok
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Kisŏk

Jung Ki-suck[1][2] (Korean정기석; born 9 March 1984), better known by his stage name Simon Dominic (Korean사이먼 도미닉), is a South Korean hip hop recording artist. He debuted in 2009 as a member of the hip-hop duo Supreme Team, which disbanded in 2013.[3] As a solo artist, he has released two studio albums: Simon Dominic Presents: SNL League Begins (2011)[4] and Darkroom (2018),[5] and one extended play: Won & Only (2015).[6]

In addition to rapping, Simon Dominic was the co-CEO of hip hop record label AOMG from 2014 to 2018.[7] He was also a cast member on South Korean variety shows, including Show Me the Money 5 (2016)[8] and I Live Alone (2018).[9]

Career[edit]

Simon Dominic began rapping in the underground Korean hip hop scene in the early 2000s, using the stage name K-OUTA.[10] He later changed his stage name, which is a combination of "Simon," Wesley Snipes' character in the movie Demolition Man, and "Dominic," his baptismal name.[11]

He and rapper E Sens formed the hip hop duo Supreme Team in 2009.[3] The group broke into the South Korean mainstream and won several major awards during their career, including Best New Male Group at the 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards, and the Hip Hop Award at the 2010 Golden Disc Awards.[12][13]

In 2011, Simon Dominic released his first solo album, Simon Dominic Presents: SNL League Begins.[4] The album peaked at #2 on the Gaon Album Chart.[14]

In 2013, Supreme Team disbanded,[3] and Simon Dominic left his label, Amoeba Culture.[15] The following year, he became co-CEO of hip hop artist Jay Park's new record label AOMG.[16]

Simon Dominic released his first extended play, Won & Only, in 2015.[6] The album's first single, "Simon Dominic," achieved an "all-kill," meaning that it reached #1 on all of South Korea's major real-time music charts.[17] The single peaked at #2 on the weekly Gaon Digital Chart.[18]

In 2016, he appeared on the rap competition TV show Show Me the Money 5 as a judge and producer alongside fellow AOMG artist Gray.[8] Their team member, rapper Bewhy, was the show's winner.[19]

In 2018, Simon Dominic released his second full-length album, Darkroom.[5] Soon after, he resigned as co-CEO of AOMG, but remained signed to the label as a rapper.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[20]
Simon Dominic Presents
'SNL League Begins'
  • Released: 7 October 2011
  • Label: Amoeba Culture
  • Format: CD, digital download
2
Darkroom
  • Released: 15 June 2018
  • Label: AOMG
  • Format: CD, digital download
30
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[20]
Won & Only (₩ & Only)
  • Released: 21 August 2015
  • Label: AOMG
  • Format: CD, digital download
N/A
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[23]
As lead artist
"Lonely Night" 2007 No data No data Non-album single
"Hero" 2011 28 SNL League Begins
"Stay Cool"
feat. Zion.T
22
"Cheerz" (짠해) 10
"Simon Dominic" 2015 2 Won & Only
"Won & Only" (₩ & Only)
feat. Jay Park
32
"Me No Jay Park" 2018 65 No data Darkroom
"Simon Says" (왈)
feat. Pharoahe Monch
97 Non-album single
Collaborations
"6:30" (여섯시 반)
with Lady Jane
2012 24 Non-album singles
"난리good (AIR)"
with Gaeko, Choiza, Primary
35
"I'm Not the Person You Used to Know"
with One, G2, Bewhy
2016 2 Show Me the Money 5
"Comfortable" (맘 편히)
with Gray, One
1
"XamBaqJa" (쌈박자)
with Bewhy
29
"Upside Down" (뒤집어버려)
with Jay Park, Loco, Gray
2018 89 No data Non-album single
As a featured artist
"The Triumph"
Loptimist feat. Simon Dominic
2007 No data No data 22 Channels
"Thank U"
Tony An feat. Simon Dominic
2011 69 Top Star
"Metronome"
Jay Park feat. Simon Dominic, Gray
2014 28 Evolution
"Day N Night"
Huh Gak feat. Simon Dominic
9 Non-album single
"Heartbreak Hotel"
Tiffany feat. Simon Dominic
2016 84 Non-album single
"Hyung" (형)
Dumbfoundead feat. Simon Dominic, Dok2, Tiger JK
2017 N/A Foreigner
"Soju Remix"
Jay Park feat. Simon Dominic, Changmo, Woodie Gochild
2018 No data Non-album single
"NoNo"
Loopy feat. Simon Dominic
18 Show Me the Money 777
"6 'O Clock"
Well feat. Simon Dominic
Non-album single
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Filmography[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Notes Ref.
2010–2011 Hot Brothers (뜨거운 형제들) Cast member [37]
2016 Show Me the Money 5 Judge and producer [8]
2018 I Live Alone Cast member [9]

Sitcoms[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2012 Stand By Ssam D [38]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2011 13th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Rap Performance "Cheerz" Nominated [39]
2018 Korean Popular Music Awards Hip Hop Award N/A Won [40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'뜨형' 쌈디, 여권사진 '소가 핥은 머리' 폭소" [Simon Dominic's Passport Photo]. Naver Entertain (in Korean). 11 October 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  2. ^ "'뜨형' 여권사진, 다소곳 쌈디·반올림 기광·뽀샵 명수 '폭소'" [Passport Photos of Simon Dominic (Jung Ki-seok), Lee Kikwang, Park Myung Soo, and Park Hwisoon]. Naver Entertain (in Korean). 10 October 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "[포토]사이먼디, '어두운 표정'". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 13 October 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b "쌈디 "절대 안 진다, 어떤 넘버원 래퍼가 와도 이길 자신 있다"". The Asia Business Daily (in Korean). 31 October 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b "사이먼 도미닉, 새 앨범 'DARKROOM: roommates only' 오늘(15일) 공개". Ten Asia (in Korean). 15 June 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b "사이먼 도미닉, '원앤온리'로 음원 차트 접수 '2연타 홈런'". Ten Asia (in Korean). 21 August 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  7. ^ a b "박재범 "쌈디 AOMG 대표 사임에 대한 내 생각은…"". Ten Asia (in Korean). 20 August 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "AOMG Confirms Simon D and Gray Have Signed on for ′Show Me the Money 5′". MWave. 8 March 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  9. ^ a b "쌈디 "동시간대 '나 혼자 산다' 하고 있어서 '쇼미더머니 777'은 재방으로 챙겨볼 것"". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 7 September 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  10. ^ "'I Just Wanna Rhyme' [Simon Dominic] 과의 인터뷰". Hiphopplaya (in Korean). 30 June 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  11. ^ "사이먼 도미닉으로 돌아온 쌈디, 사이먼 도미닉 무슨 뜻?…영화 캐릭터+세례명" [Meaning of Simon Dominic]. Newspim (in Korean). 12 August 2015.
  12. ^ "'2009 핫 신인' 슈프림팀, 정규 앨범 발표". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 9 March 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  13. ^ "[골든] 슈프림팀, 힙합상 수상". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 9 December 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  14. ^ "2011년 42주차 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  15. ^ "쌈디, 아메바컬쳐와 결별… "새로운 시작"". The Asia Business Daily (in Korean). 29 January 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  16. ^ "사이먼디, 박재범과 함께 AOMG 공동대표". The Asia Business Daily (in Korean). 9 March 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  17. ^ "쌈디, '사이먼 도미닉' 차트 올킬…'AOMG 파워'". Maeil Business Newspaper (in Korean). 12 August 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  18. ^ "2015년 34주차 Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  19. ^ "이예지 기자 - 쌈디, 그레이·비와이와 함께 과거 '쇼미더머니' 인증샷…'새삼화제'". Top Star News (in Korean). 6 August 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  20. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  21. ^ "2011년 10월 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  22. ^ "2018년 08월 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 25 December 2018.
    As lead artist: Collaborations: As featured artist:
  24. ^ "2011년 09월 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  25. ^ Cumulative sales of "Stay Cool":
  26. ^ Cumulative sales of "Cheerz":
  27. ^ "2015년 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  28. ^ Cumulative sales of "Won & Only":
  29. ^ Cumulative sales of "6:30":
  30. ^ "2012년 12월 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  31. ^ a b "2016년 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  32. ^ "2016년 07월 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  33. ^ Cumulative sales of "Thank U":
  34. ^ "2014년 04월 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  35. ^ "2014년 10월 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  36. ^ "2016년 24주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  37. ^ "'뜨형' 사이먼디 "인맥 늘리고 싶어"". Seoul Shinmun (in Korean). 18 July 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  38. ^ "Simon D Praises Himself for His Acting in 'Standby'". MWave. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  39. ^ "Mnet Releases MAMA Awards Nominees' List". Soompi. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  40. ^ "Red Velvet, BTS, EXO and More Win Big at 2018 Korea Popular Music Awards: Full List". Billboard. 20 December 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2018.

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