|Jeon Ji Yoon|
October 15, 1990 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Genres||Pop, dance, R&B, pop rap|
|Occupation(s)||singer, dancer, rapper, songwriter|
|Years active||2009 – present|
|Revised Romanization||Jeon Ji-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.
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.
On October 15, 2009, she was a featured artist in Woo Yi Kyung's album Look At Me with the song "Look At Me".
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. On the show, professionals sing competitively and are judged by a studio audience of 200. She sang "We Meet Again" in an episode broadcast on July 15. 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). In October, Chosun Ilbo ran supposedly unposed pictures of Ji Yoon and fellow 4Minute member Ga Yoon.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Soundtrack appearances and Solo Performances
|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|
|2014||A Time To Leave||Herself||Cameo|
|2014||Dreaming CEO||Kkoom Yi||Lead Role||Online Drama|
|2011||Immortal Song 2||Herself|
|2012–2013||My Love by My Side||Bok Hee|
- Lee Hyori teams up with 4minute’s Jiyoon & After School’s Bekah
- B2ST Yoseob & 4minute's Jiyoon For "My Princess" OST
- GhostWriter, "HyunA releases “Bubble Pop!” mini album! feat Jiyoon", allkpop, Jul 4, 2011.
- Vitalsign, "4minute’s Jiyoon talks about joining 'Immortal Song 2'", allkpop, Jun 20, 2011.
- Casper, Idol music show “Immortal Song 2″ airs episode #7!, allkpop, Jul 16, 2011.
- 더스타, "전지윤 긴머리 변신, 미쓰에이 수지가 보여 '극강 청순', "The Star", Chosun Ilbo, Sept. 17, 2011.
- "포미닛 전지윤-허가윤, 귀여운 커플 코트 '친 자매 느낌'", Chosun Ilbo, Oct. 18, 2011.
- Jiyoon cast in new musical
- Lee, Eun-jung (26 December 2012). 포미닛 가윤·지윤, '쌍윤' 결성..1월 신보. Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved 25 February 2013., translated to English at "Ssangyoon Sub-Unit to Debut in January". 4-minutes Forum. 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
- 4minuteofficial (2013-01-16). "2YOON - '24/7' (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
- 4Minute’s Jeon Ji Yoon to Take on First Acting Challenge through Web Drama
- 4Minute's Official YouTube Channel
- 4minute International Forum (Korean)
- Jiyoon's Twitter
- 4Minute Official Website (Korean)
- 4Minute Official Japanese website