Ye Sung
Ye Sung

First Name: Jong Woon
Family Name: Kim
Native name: 예성
Also Known as: Yesung;김종운
Nationality: South Korean
Gender: Male
Born: August 24, 1984

Kim Jong Woon, better known by his stage name Ye Sung, is a South Korean singer and actor. From a young age, Ye Sung expressed an interest in singing. In 1999, he joined a broadcast singing competition and won gold at the Cheonan Singing Competition. In 2001, Ye Sung's mother signed him up to audition for SM Entertainment's Starlight Casting System, in which he impressed the judges with his "artistic voice", and signed as a trainee under SM Entertainment that same year. In 2005, he debuted with Super Junior with the album "Super Junior 05". His stage name is derived from the Korean phrase "예술가의 성대" (lit. meaning: vocal cords of an artist) and can be translated as an "art-like voice".
He served his mandatory military service from May 2013 to May 2015. In 2015, he made his acting debut in the drama "Awl".