Kim Sang-woo (born July 3, 1993), better known professionally as Roy Kim, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and radio presenter. He began his singing career after winning Mnet’s talent competition series Superstar K4. Kim, who is an undergraduate student at Georgetown University, initially planned to major in business administration; he later announced plans to switch his major to sociology.
Kim officially debuted with his first studio album, Love Love Love (2013). The album spawned two hit singles, one of which (“Bom Bom Bom”) became the fourth most successful song of that year in South Korea. Following the album’s success, Kim won trophies for best newcomer at the 15th Mnet Asian Music Awards and the 2014 Golden Disk Awards.
Since his debut, Kim has released three studio albums, scoring two number-one singles on the Gaon Music Chart. In addition to his own music career, the artist has also participated in soundtracks for television seriesincluding Reply 1994, Pinocchio, Twenty Again and Another Oh Hae-young. As of December 2018, Kim has sold over 12 million digital downloads in his native country.