Huh Gak (born 5 January 1985) is a South Korean singer and the winner of the Mnet talent competition series ‘Superstar K’ 2 under Play M Entertainment. He is known as ‘The man who turned the tables’ and ‘The South Korean Paul Potts’. He has an identical twin named Huh Gong, who didn’t apply to ‘Superstar K’ 2 because he was concerned that the judges were prejudiced. Now he is also a singer.
Huh Gak was born on 5 January 1985. He is from Incheon, South Korea and lives with his father and his twin brother, Huh Gong. He graduated from Hwanbuk Elementary School and Incheon Boys School. As a young child, Huh Gak went through a family divorce and faced financial difficulties. Therefore, after middle school, he decided to drop out of school and make money. Before he appeared on Super Star K 2, he worked as a ventilator fixer and a festival singer.
Huh Gak appeared on Superstar K2 and took the first place spot. After winning Superstar K2, Huh Gak debuted with the single titled “Always”. In November 2010, he released his first mini album which consists of five tracks including the title track, “Always”. Huh Gak and Superstar K2’s John Park also collaborated on a duet track for the movie, “Glove” titled “My Best”.
In February 2011, after a month of searching for an entertainment agency, he decided to join A Cube Entertainment, a sub-label of Cube Entertainment despite of the other few offers that he received. He then joined Immortal Songs 2.
On 16 September, Huh Gak released his first official debut album titled “First Story”, which obtained a triple crown on Gaon charts and also made him win on M! Countdown and KBS Music Bank.
On 3 October 2013, Huh Gak married his first love, whom he dated back in middle school. They two collided back together after 13 years and was said to have been dating since February 2012 prior to their engagement. In October 2014, Huh Gak revealed he had a son, Huh Gun, who was 7 months old.
As well as numerous appearances on Superstar K2, on 18 January 2011, he participated in a Traditional Korean music concert called “Noon concert”.