Kenzie (songwriter)

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Kenzie
Birth name Kim Yeon Jung (김연정)
Also known as Kenzie
Born 1978
Origin South Korea
Genres K-pop, dance-pop
Occupations Songwriter
Years active 2002-present
Labels S.M. Entertainment
Associated acts BoA, Exo, f(x), Girls' Generation, Shinee, Super Junior, The Grace, TVXQ

Kenzie (Korean 켄지 Kenji, born Kim Yeon Jung, 1976 in South Korea) is a composer signed under S.M. Entertainment. She has composed several songs for S.M. artists like BoA, Isak N Jiyeon, Super Junior, The Grace, TVXQ, Girls' Generation, Shinee, f(x) and EXO.[1]

Biography[edit]

Kim Yeon Jung was born in South Korea in 1976. She is married to lyricist Kim Jung Bae whom she collaborates to create most of the songs released by S.M. Entertainment artists.[2]

She was a '99 Alumna of the world famous Berklee College of Music, majoring in music production and engineering (MP&E). She moved to the USA to further her studies though her goal was still to be a music producer and composer in her native country, South Korea.[3] Although she had been trained in classical music and knowing how to play piano and the trumpet, she had acquainted herself with the pop scene and through the knowledge of the success of S.M. Entertainment groups like S.E.S. and H.O.T., she set herself a goal to work with S.M., having that accomplished after graduating and meeting the CEO Lee Soo-man himself.[3]

Her favorite songs of her own are the top selling number 1 hits, BoA's "My Name" and Girls' Generation's "Oh!", alongside f(x)'s debut song "La Cha Ta".[3] For future goals, she wants to expand her horizons in the music field and work with U.S. and European artists to further explore and showcase the multi-cultural sound of her musical, which includes Western and Eastern influences.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Korean) Yang Ji-won. 소녀시대, 스키니진→마린룩 이어 이번엔 ‘스포티’ (Girls' Generation, from Skinny Jeans to Marine Look, Now "Sporty"). JoongAng Ilbo. January 26, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  2. ^ (Korean) "Kim Jung Bae". Daum Music. 2012-04-19. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Alumni Profile: Kenzie '99". Berklee College of Music. 2011-07-20. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 

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