Jeon Ji-yoon

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Jeon Ji Yoon
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Background information
Birth name 전지윤
Born (1990-10-15) October 15, 1990 (age 24)
Seoul, South Korea
Origin South Korea
Genres Pop, dance, R&B, pop rap
Occupation(s) singer, dancer, rapper, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009 – present
Labels Cube Entertainment
Associated acts 4Minute
2YOON
Website

4Minute - Twitter

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Ji-yoon's Signature
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jeon Ji-yun
McCune–Reischauer Chŏn Chi-yun

Jeon Ji Yoon (born October 15, 1990) is a South Korean idol singer, dancer, rapper, and songwriter. She is a member of the girl group, 4Minute, formed by Cube Entertainment in 2009. She is also a member in the duo sub-unit group, 2Yoon, with Gayoon, also formed by Cube Entertainment in 2013.

Biography[edit]

Ji Yoon was born on October 15, 1990 in Seoul, South Korea. She graduated from Byeongjeom High School and is currently attending Kyung Hee University, majoring in 'Post Modern Music'.

Career[edit]

4Minute[edit]

Main article: 4Minute

Ji Yoon was announced by Cube Entertainment as a member of the girl group 4Minute under Cube Entertainment in May 2009 together with Ga Yoon & So Hyun. Cube Entertainment had released a teaser for their first single "Hot Issue" on 10 June while the single debuted on June 18. The group promoted the song from its release until August.

At the end of August, 4Minute released a mini-album called "For Muzik" which was alongside their second single, "Muzik". 4Minute won a mutizen award and a mnet award for their second single "Muzik". Their third single was "What A Girl Wants" was released shortly after the release of their EP.

After a successful promotion period, the group released a new mini-album entitled HuH (Hit Your Heart) for their comeback on May 19, 2010. And after almost a year of hiatus, the group then released their first full length Korean album titled 4MINUTES LEFT. The album and their two lead promotional singles maintained their positions in the top 10 of many Korean REAL TIME Charts. After the promotions of their first full length album, the group focused on their Japanese activities.

And after more than a year of hiatus, the group finally made a comeback last April 9 with their third mini album, ‘Volume Up’ which topped music charts and made them one three times on music shows; two times on Show Champion and one time on M! Countdown.

Solo Activities[edit]

On October 15, 2009, she was a featured artist in Woo Yi Kyung's album Look At Me with the song "Look At Me".

On April 13, 2010 also she was a featured artist in Lee Hyori's fourth album H-Logic with the song "Bring It Back" together with After School's Bekah.[1]

She sang in the soundtrack of MBC's My Princess, with the song "Oasis". The song was released on February 7, 2011.[2]

She was also featured in Hyuna's album Bubble Pop! in the song ‘Downtown’. The album was released on July 5, 2011.[3]

Ji Yoon joined KBS's Immortal Song 2 last June as a replacement of Song Ji Eun of Secret due to their Japanese promotions. "I felt that her vocals were more charming than [4Minute's] main vocalist Gayoon," the producer of the show said.[4] On the show, professionals sing competitively and are judged by a studio audience of 200.[5] She sang "We Meet Again" in an episode broadcast on July 15.[5] And joining on KBS's Immortal Song 2, she won together with DJ Koo with the song "I (Nan)" originally by Clon against Super Junior's Kyu Hyun and Son Ho Young.

Previously known for her trademark short hair and oversized glasses, the Korean media noted Ji-yoon's "long-hair transformation" in September and praised the new look as "sexy and innocent" (섹시하면서도 청순).[6] In October, Chosun Ilbo ran supposedly unposed pictures of Ji Yoon and fellow 4Minute member Ga Yoon.[7]

On December 22, representatives of Cube Entertainment revealed that following the debut of their first unit group, Trouble Maker the second unit group has been chosen to be her along with 4Minute member Ga Yoon. They revealed that the two will be debuting as a unit after the release of 4minute’s comeback album and promotions on 2012. They eventually chose the name 투윤, romanized as 2Yoon.”

On October 23, 2012 Oh Taeho has announced the casting of his new musical, "My Love by My Side" There will be a double casting of Jeon Jiyoon and musical actress Yoo Joohye, who will act out the role of a girl who dreams of being a ballerina but fortunately they chose her to play the role of this girl. Musical actor Seo Jihoon will play the role of the guitarist who falls in love with her. "My Love By My Side" will open from December 8, 2012 to January 20, 2013.[8]

After Cube Entertainment's sub-unit Trouble Maker, there were plans for another sub-unit, this time composing of 4Minute's Ji-yoon and Ga-yoon.[9] The sub-unit's name was later announced to be 2YOON. 2YOON released their debut EP and lead single, 24/7 on 17 January 2013.[10]

On September 2014 was revealed that Jiyoon will making her actress debut with the online drama Dreaming CEO. Jiooon will be acting as the lead female character Kkoom-Yi, who has a bright personality and is not afraid of adventures. Influenced by her mother who was a traveler, she operates a blog mapping popular restaurants around the world.[11]

Discography[edit]

Main articles: 4Minute discography and 2YOON

Soundtrack appearances and Solo Performances[edit]

Year Title Song Duration Artist
2009 Look At Me "Look At Me" 03:50 Duet with Woo Yi Kyung
2010 H-Logic "Bring It Back" 03:15 Duet with Hyori & Bekah
2011 MBC My Princess "Oasis" 02:46 Solo
Bubble Pop! "Downtown" 03:24 Duet with Hyuna
2012 Ottogi "Ottogi" 03:13 Duet with Sol Bi
Ottogi "Ottogi" (Latin House Ver.) 04:06 Duet with Sol Bi
2012 My Love By My Side "Between Love and Friendship" 04:09 Solo
2013 Love For Ten - Generation of Youth "Only You" 03:03 Duet with Jihyun
2014 Soulmate "Soulmate 03:35 Duet with Dickpunks

Filmography[edit]

Movie[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 A Time To Leave Herself Cameo

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Network
2014 Dreaming CEO Kkoom Yi Lead Role Online Drama

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role
2011 Immortal Song 2 Herself

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012–2013 My Love by My Side Bok Hee

References[edit]

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