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Lee Junho (Korean: 이준호; born January 25, 1990 in Goyang, South Korea), known mononymously as Junho (also stylized JUNHO), is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, composer and actor. Gaining public attention in 2006 after joining Superstar Survival, Junho signed a contract with JYP Entertainment after winning the contest, placing first out of 6,500 competitors. He then debuted as a member of the South Korean boy band 2PM as one of the group's main vocalists in 2008.

Junho debuted as a solo singer in Japan 2013 with his first solo mini album, Kimi no Koe (Japanese: キミの声, Your Voice), for which he produced, composed and wrote all the tracks. The album landed on #1 in Tower Records′ charts and no. 3 on Oricon′s daily chart. Since then, Junho has been releasing Japanese mini albums every year, all of which consistently topping the Oricon charts and breaking records set by himself. Each mini album released also equals a Japan tour. In 2017, Junho's first Korean mini album Canvas was released, marking his official debut in the Korean music industry as a solo artist after almost nine years of being active in the Korean music industry.


In 2013, Junho debuted as an actor in the Korean movie Cold Eyes. Junho is most known for his roles in Twenty, Chief Kim, and Just Between Lovers, with his role in Chief Kim particularly contributing to his popularity in Korean dramas.

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    Japanese discography 
Compilation Albums
  • 2018 - JUNHO THE BEST
Mini Albums
  • 2013 - キミの声 (Your Voice)
  • 2014 - FEEL
  • 2015 - SO GOOD
  • 2016 - DSMN
  • 2017 - 2017 S/S
  • 2018 - Winter Sleep
  • 2018 - 想像 (Imagination) (2018 Japanese mini album)
    Korean discography 
Compilation Albums
  • 2015 - ONE
  • 2019 - TWO
Mini Albums
  • 2017 - CANVAS
  • 2014 - FEEL -Korean ver-
  • 2018 - 겨울잠 (Winter Sleep)

  • Detective Daramjwi in Cold Eyes (2013)
  • Dongwoo in Twenty (2015)
  • Yul in Memories of the Sword (2015)
  • Jeong Jin in Memory (2016)
  • Seo Yul in Chief Kim (2017)
  • Lee Kangdoo Just Between Lovers (2017)
  • Seo Poong in Greasy Melo (2018)
  • Choi Dohyun in Confession (2019)
  • Nero & De Won in Rose and Tulip (2019)
  • Heo Saek in Gibang Bachelor (2019)

Junho provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Affectionate Nickname: Junho is called It Nuneo or Juneo. There's also Lee Natsu (since he always performs in Japan during the summer) and Lee Fuyu (his first non-summer concert was in the winter).
  • Animal Motifs: Penguin, specifically an emperor penguin, due to his personality.
  • Animated Music Video: The Lyric Video for Fine.
  • Big Little Brother: He is taller than his older sister.
  • Bromance: Junho’s relationship with Namgoong Min is described as this when Chief Kim came out. Junho even gives a special video message to Min’s fanmeeting in Japan.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Junho states that he has low alcohol tolerance, with fellow member Nichkhun telling him not to drink with strangers.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Junho and Rain, to the point that people thought he had plastic surgery just to look like Rain.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Yellow.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: His massive fanbase doesn't include just the ladies, but the gentlemen as well.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Two of Junho’s Japanese solo albums are named DSMN (Don’t Stop Me Now) and 2017 S/S (2017 Summer/Stream).
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Junho has a total of five cats, one of which who passed away in 2017, and another that was given to him by Chansung. His Instagram is full of his cats’ pictures. He dedicated his song "Fine" to his cat who passed away.
  • Lovable Jock: Junho learned Chinese martial arts since it was needed in Memories of the Sword.
  • Lyrical Tic:
    • "Baby give it to me" appears in 2PM's song Give It To Me and in Junho's solo track SO GOOD. Both songs were composed by him.
    • "I don't wanna waste my time" appears in two of Junho's solo tracks, So Many Girls and Candy.
  • Meaningful Name: Junho’s parents wanted him to grow up as “a great and excellent man that can even reach the sky”, so they combined “Jun” which means “to excel” and “Ho” which means “sky” to form Junho.
  • The Perfectionist
  • Red Baron: The Hwangje (Emperor).
  • Sequel Song: Say Yes (2013), Hey You (2014), and Crush (2015).
  • Shaking the Rump: Junho is very proud of his butt and considers it as one of his greatest assets. His butt-shaking is one of the highlights of the dance in 2PM's A.D.T.O.Y..
  • Singer Name Drop: Much like how JYP likes whispering "JYP" in his songs, Junho does the same with "JH".
  • Singer-Songwriter: All of the songs in his solo albums are written and composed by him. All of them.
    • Junho co-composed and wrote the lyrics to the 2PM songs Give It To Me, Zero Point, Go Back, Love Song, Nobody Else, This Is Love, If You Were Here, Forever, I Want You, I'm In Love, Just a Feeling, Love is True, Set Me Free, and The Time We Have Spent Together.
    • He also wrote "사랑이서럽다"note  for the "Feast of the Gods" OST.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Joonho.
  • Surprisingly Good Foreign Language: He sang for two Chinese drama soundtracks, one of which he recorded with Vanness Wu, who was surprised at Junho's Chinese language skill.
  • Teen Idol: He was 18 at the time of 2PM's debut.
  • Title-Only Chorus: Don't Stop Me Now.
  • Title Track: All his releases feature the title track as the single title.
  • Translated Cover Version: Some of his songs (notably the title tracks) have a Korean and Japanese version.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: For his Japanese solo albums, he had his hair in bright yellow (FEEL), orange (SO GOOD), bright red (LAST NIGHT), black with purple, blue, and pink highlights (DSMN), and light yellow (HYPER). His hair is always in a different color, which is why fans are surprised that he goes for black hair during his Winter Sleep and Souzou promotions.