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SAMUEL is an American singer. He started his career as a member of 1PUNCH and released his debut solo album in 2017.

NameSAMUEL | 사무엘
Full NameSamuel Kim Arredondo | 사무엘 김 아레돈도
BornJanuary 17, 2002
HometownLos Angeles, California, USA
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Height178cm | 5′-10″
Shoe Size275mm
Blood TypeA
FamilyMother, Younger Sister
EducationHanlim Arts School
Eonbuk Middle School
Almaden Country Day School → The Elementary School attached to Seoul National University of Education
Solo Debut AlbumSIXTEEN
(EP • 2017)
Latest ReleaseTEENAGER
(Repackage • 2018)
FandomGARNET | 가넷
Years Active2015 – present
Group1PUNCH (2015)
LabelBRAVE Entertainment
Official Pageig

SAMUEL Discography

YearTypeAlbum Title
Digital SingleWinter Night
20171st AlbumEYE CANDY


  • He changed his stage name from PUNCH to SAMUEL on June 19, 2017.
  • His mother is Korean and his father is Mexican-American.
  • He started dancing at 7.
  • He started his K-pop training at 11.
  • Samuel is a former Pledis Entertainment trainee. He trained with SEVENTEEN, but he did not make the final lineup.
  • He is a Christian.
  • Hobbies: plastic modeling, bowling, watching movies
  • Specialties: drums, acrobatics, basketball
  • Role Model: Chris Brown
  • He does not like mushrooms.
  • If he had not made it as a singer, he would have become a fashion designer.
  • He won 1theK’s idol dance survival show DANCE WAR.
  • He finished in 18th place in Produce 101 Season 2.
  • Nicknames: Muel, Mel, Sammy


  • Color: white
  • Food: budae jjigae (spicy sausage stew)
  • Singer: Chris Brown


  • Mother
    Name: Kim Kyungju | 김경주
  • Father
    He passed away in 2019.
  • Younger Sister
    Born: 2009

References: CELUV TV VLIVE, Fact iN Star, NewsAde, YSSCOM, 170626 Yonhap News

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