Jang Jae-in

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Jang Jae-in
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Jaein Jang at the Cyworld Dream Music Festival, July 23, 2011
Background information
Also known as Jang Jane/Jane Jang
Born (1991-06-06) June 6, 1991 (age 23)
Origin Gwangju, South Korea
Genres Pop rock, folk, soul, neo soul,
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Piano, guitar, vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels Mystic89
Website Mystic89.net/artists/Jang-Jane

Jang Jae-in (Hangul: 장재인, born June 6, 1991) is a South Korean singer-songwriter who finished third in the second season of the South Korean reality television series Superstar K2.[1] She is currently signed to Mystic89.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Jaein was born in Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea. She began writing songs at 15. She was an outstanding student but chose to drop out of high school to pursue a music career. Her original first name was So-min, but she changed her name to Jaein(which means "talented person" in Korean). At 16, she moved to Seoul and spent time busking on the streets of HongDae. After entering Howon University(music major), Jaein performed regularly in several live clubs in HongDae.

Career Beginnings: Superstar K2[edit]

In 2010, Jaein appeared on Superstar K2,[2] placing third. She led the online poll for four consecutive weeks before entering the Top3 Week(in which she was eliminated) with second most online votes behind John Park.[3]

Round Song choice Original artist Theme Result
Audition "Head Over Feet"

"The Place"

Alanis Morissette

Jaein Jang

N/A Advanced
Super Week "Old Love"

"2 Different Tears"
"Cinderella"

Lee Moon Sae

Wonder Girls
Seo In-Young

N/A Advanced
Top 11 "With You" Nam Jin N/A 1st Place(Super Save)
Top 8 "When I stand under the shade of roadside tree" Lee Moon Sae Lee Moon Sae week Safe
Top 6 "The Way You Make Me Feel" Michael Jackson Michael Jackson week Safe
Top 4 "Invitation" Um Jung Hwa Judge's Week Safe
Top 3 "Lemon Tree" Fool's Garden N/A Eliminated

Discography[edit]

Korean Albums

  • [2011.5.26] 1st Album: Day Breaker

Korean Singles

  • [2010.12.21] Please (Athena: Goddess of Warfare OST)
  • [2011.04.01] "Early Days"
  • [2011.04.29] "You Are So Childish" (feat. Ji-Soo Kim)
  • [2011.12.08] "Winter Night"
  • [2012.02.08] "No One Other Than You"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "‘Don’t give up,’ Paul Potts tells Superstar K2 semifinalist" (in Korean). Koreaherald.com. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  2. ^ allkpop (2010-09-20). "Singer Yoon Gun compliments Jang Jae In of ‘Superstar K’ « Korea.com". En.korea.com. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  3. ^ allkpop (2010-10-15). "Superstar K2’s John Park beats Jang Jae In in heated online battle « Korea.com". En.korea.com. Retrieved 2011-03-13.