Kangta (강타) (born October 10, 1979) is a South Korean singer, first known as the lead singer of legendary boy band H.O.T. (High-five of Teenagers). Kangta, his stage name, is the symbol for great hit in Hangul as An Chilhyun is his real name.
He has been a vigorous songwriter and composer, having written over 100 songs for H.O.T.’s albums as well as for other groups and singers like NRG and Fly to the Sky. When H.O.T. disbanded in March 2001, a legion of loyal fans were in rage. However a couple of months after the group disbanded, Kangta surprised many people by becoming the first member to debut solo. He released his first solo album “Polaris”, which became a huge hit; it was followed by his second album “Pinetree” in 2002. His first solo concert took place on August 24, 2003.
In 2006, Kangta was chosen as a runner up for Best Korean Singer overseas, according to Arirang International Broadcasting. A poll was issued over the internet, allowing only foreigners to vote. Shinhwa’s song “Once In A Lifetime” won by 60% of the vote, beating Kangta, who came in second with 20.3 percent
In 2007, hes currently fliming 2 dramas. he currently done fliming 2 dramas and Love in the city 2 will be aired on october,1,2007. Recently, Kangta have announce that he will be joinig the army in early 2008. He will be joing the army for 2 years. He have recently been chosen to be some MC for some show. He announce that him and Vanness schelue is full and wont be having any activities together anytime soon.