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Samuel (사무엘; also known Kim Samuel & previously as Punch) is a Korean-American singer. He was known for becoming a potential member for SEVENTEEN, one half of the former duo 1PUNCH, and for participating in Produce 101 Season 2, which he placed 18th in the finale.

He made his solo debut on August 2, 2017 with the mini album Sixteen.

Early life

Samuel was born in Los Angeles, California to a half-Hispanic father and Korean mother.

Career

2019–present: legal dispute with Brave

On June 8, 2019, Samuel announced that he would be promoting as an independent artist, but Brave Entertainment stated that they would take legal action against his decision, stating that they have not parted ways.[1] This resulted in Samuel and his family requesting to terminate his contract.[2]

On November 17, 2021, the Seoul Central District Court announced that Samuel has won his lawsuit to terminate his contract with Brave Entertainment.[3]

Discography

Korean

Studio albums

Mini albums

Digital singles

Collaborations

  • "Spotlight" (with Silentó) (2016)

OSTs

  • "Pink Pink OST" (with Kriesha Chu) (2017)
  • "Cross OST Part.2" (2018)
  • "Sweet Revenge 2 OST Part.2" (with Samuel) (2018)

Japanese

Singles

Filmography

Reality shows

Variety shows

  • Pops in Seoul (2018-2019, Arirang TV) - Host

Awards and nominations

Year Event Category Result
2018 Soribada Best K-Music Awards Performance Award Won[4]

Trivia

  • He carries his dragon ring wherever he goes.
  • He was once given the honor to bat the ceremonial first pitch with Daehwi at pitch during a match between the LG Twins and the Nexen Heroes on March 31.

Gallery

Promotional

Miscellaneous

References

Official links

Japanese
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