Lim Jeong-Hee (born May 17, 1981 in Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean R&B and Pop artist that debuted in 2005 under JYP Entertainment. One of her notable performances in 2005 was the 5th Pattaya Music Festival in Thailand, which helped promote and expose her to the foreign music industry. She left BigHit Entertainment in 2015 after ten years.
Lim Jeong-Hee grew up in a musical environment, in which her father was an ardent fan of pop music and a collector of countless music LPs. She was educated with classical music in her childhood, beginning with learning to play the piano. Despite this, as she grew up, she gained more interest in pop music rather than the classical music she had studied.
In high school, Lim participated in a song contest for teens held by Seoul City and won the grand prize. The experience of competing in the song contest and winning the top prize led Lim to enter college to study popular music.
She is signed with JYP Entertainment as some of the biggest Korea pop stars, Rain and g.o.d. However, Lim is more famous on the street music scene than on television or the radio. Even before she had her official debut, Lim held countless street performances on her own which led to the creation of her multiple fan clubs.
Lim has released her first mini-album entitled “Music is My Life.” Through her street performances, Lim said that she has learned so much about music and found an increased love and passion towards music. Lim says that she will continue to hold street performances not only in Seoul but also all around the country. Her third album, Before I Go J-Lim made headlines for featuring Big Boi from Outkast who also appeared in the music video. On May 8, 2011 she released a Music Video featuring G.NA, Hyuna and comedian Park Hwi Soon called "Golden Lady" And then, on May 12 2011 she made her comeback performance on M! Countdown with her single 'Golden Lady' On July 2, 2011 she announced that she has been cast as the female lead for the musical “Temptation of Wolves“, and will be tackling the challenge of her first musical. Starting from July 12th to October 3rd, Lim Jeong Hee will be performing as ‘Jung Hankyung‘, a charming girl who’s caught between two different guys for her love On November 20, 2011 she announced that she will be Brian McKnight's duet partner for his latest full-album 'JUST ME'. She stated, “It’s a huge honor to be standing on the same stage as world-renowned R&B legend, Brian McKnight“