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DEAN Profile, Bio, and Facts:


DEAN (딘) is a South Korean R&B singer, record producer, and songwriter Universal Music Korea. He debuted solo on March 24, 2016, with the EP “130 Mood: TRBL”.

DEAN Profile

Stage Name DEAN (딘)
Birth Name Hyuk Kwon (권혁)
Occupation Singer, Producer
Birthday November 10, 1992
Active Years 2013–present
Age 30 years old (in 2023)
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Height 177cm
Weight N/A
Nationality Korean
Blood Type O

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DEAN Facts

– DEAN is known as the R&B prince of Asia and is associated with Joombas Co Ltd. and Universal.
– He was born and raised in Hongeun-dong, Seoul.
– When his parents discovered his musical interest, they supported his decision to become a singer.
– DEAN has a good fashion sense although he admits to being shy about speaking it due to a lack of confidence.
– He is a Christian.
– He was already writing tracks for K-pop stars under the name “Deanfluenza” when he was 18 years old.
– DEAN made his debut in the United States in July 2015 with the single “I’m Not Sorry,” featuring Grammy winner Eric Bellinger.
– He started singing during his high school years and viewed music as an escape from studying rather than a potential career.
– DEAN collaborated with other popular Korean hip-hop artists such as Zion.T, Crush, Junggigo (on the single “247”), LOCO (on “Too Much”), Suran (on “1+1=0”), Dok2 (on “I Love It”), and Dynamic Duo (on “How You Doin’?”).
– He has received credits for various popular songs, including EXO‘s “Black Pearl” and VIXX’s “Voodoo Doll.”
– At the start, he wrote songs in his room and kept them a secret from his parents.
– DEAN was the first Asian artist to perform at Spotify House during SXSW and shared the stage with popular international artists like Miguel and Chvrches.
– At the age of 16, DEAN started his career as part of a crew, performing alongside Keith Ape, whose single “It G Ma” received over 7.5 million views on YouTube.
– His stage name “Dean” was inspired by actor James Dean, whose rebellious image resonated with him.
– He is also one of the founders of the Club Eskimo crew, which includes popular rap and hip-hop artists like Crush, 2xxx, Millic, Jusen, Punchnello, Chek Parren, Camper, and OFFONOFF: Colde & 0channel.
– In November 2016, he collaborated with Zico and Crush on the single and music video for “Bermuda Triangle.”
– At 20 years old, he received mentorship from Joombas Music Group CEO and producer Hyuk Shin, and joined the songwriting team of the Los Angeles-based company known for their work on songs like EXO’s “Growl” and Justin Bieber’s “One Less Lonely Girl.”
– DEAN enjoys chocolate and jelly.
– He can speak English.
– His debut EP “130 Mood: TRBL” peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard World Albums chart.
– DEAN is often referred to as the “R&B prince of Asia.”
– He collaborated with Mila J on “Here & Now” and Anderson.Paak on “Put My Hands on You” in 2015.
– He also made his Korean debut in 2015, and his second single “Pour Up,” featuring Block B’s rapper Zico, won the Best R&B and Soul Song award at the Korean Music Awards on February 29, 2016.
– DEAN describes his music in three words: raw, rebel, and root.
– In 2016, he collaborated with Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon for her album “Why” and was featured in the music video for her song “Starlight.”
– Green is his favorite color.
– His ideal type is someone who understands him and appreciates his quirky nature.
– He takes his fashion inspiration from New York runways and street fashion.
– He also appeared as a producer on Two Yoo Project Sugar Man in January and March 2016, arranging songs for iKon and Winner.
– He said that his lips are his most attractive feature.
– In June 2016, he held his debut concert in New York City at the Copacabana, which sold out.
– On November 1, he was featured in a Time report that highlighted K-pop artists aiming to break into the mainstream American market, alongside CL and Eric Nam.
– “Bermuda Triangle” debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart on December 6, marking his highest position on that chart at the time.
– DEAN likes to eat sushi and pizza.
– Since 2016, he has been a member of the music crew FANXY CHILD, alongside Zico, Crush, Penomeco, and Millic.
– In 2017, he and Zico appeared as one of the producers on the show “Show Me The Money 6”.
– The artists DEAN admires include Kanye West, Miguel, and Donald Glover.
– He has close friendships with Zico and Crush because they all are the same age.
– He released “What 2 Do,” featuring Crush and Filipino-American singer Jeff Bernat in 2016.
– DEAN has been on You Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook, Two You Project – Sugar Man, and Unpretty Rapstar 3.
– He has also been on radio shows like Lee Guk-joo ‘s Young Street Radio, This is Blue Night Jonghyun, Tay’s Dreaming Radio, on a starry night, Lee Hongki’s Kiss the Radio, and Kim Chang-ryeol’s Old School.
– He has advertised for Saucony, KOLON SPORT, WOOBIN, Kakao Pay, Puma, Apple’s iPhone XS, Converse, and Burberry.
– Many people confuse him with fellow rapper DinDin.
– He dislikes bean curd and braised lotus root.
– He notices women’s eyes first since he likes dull sexy brown eyes.
– He resembles Lee Bumsoo’s son, Da-eul.
– The artists that he wants to work with are IU, Hyukoh, and Woo Wonjae.

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