Performance at a U.S. Concert
|Born||April 17, 1980|
|Revised Romanization||Jeong, Dong-ha|
Jung Dong-ha (Hangul: 정동하; Revised Romanization: Jeong Dong-ha; born April 17, 1980) is a South Korean singer, a former vocalist of the rock band Boohwal (부활), and a vocal major professor at Kyungpook National University. He also plays the role of Joseph in the musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat".
Following after Boohwal's promotions for their 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th official albums, he currently is a contestant of the television show "Immortal Songs: Singing The Legend" (불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다), and is also participating as Joseph in the musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", which is the second musical working together with Kim Jae Hee (김재희), a former vocalist of Boohwal, who plays the role of Joseph's father Jacob.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Before debut (1980–2005)
- 1.2 After debut (2005–present)
- 1.3 Rock band Boohwal
- 1.4 Hyun Jin-young Go Project
- 1.5 Like Book, Like Music-DJ cum RJ-Jung Dong Ha
- 2 Discography
- 3 Musical
- 4 Radio Program
- 5 Motorsports
- 6 Awards
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Before debut (1980–2005)
 In high school, he was the lead vocalist of a group called Navigator. At the university, he played vocal-guitar role in a space MHZ, and performed under the group alias Block Driver at clubs Hongik University Rollingstones, Koda, Freebird, and so on. While he was serving in the Korean Army, he formed his own rock band. After he was discharged from his military service, he worked on his music career on his own until he joined Boohwal, which is considered by many to be the living legend rock group in South Korea. He started his professional music career since then.
Motivation in musicianship
In an interview, Jung explains that a performance of "Don't Stop Me Now", by Queen, gave such an awe-inspiring impression that it motivated him to become a musician. He explains how amazed he was to experience guitar, bass, drums, and vocal cooperate to create such an amazing sound.
Completing military service on 2004, Jung entered into a recording studio of a composer he personally had friendship with and prepared his career further. From there he was recommended to bassist Seo, Jae-hyuk and was led to Bohwal's audition. At the time the band was in search of finding the new vocalist. In a radio show Boohwal's leader Kim Tae-won talked about how, in the audition, he heard Jung Dong-ha singing "고해/Gohae/Confession", which is one of well known classic Korean pop song, and was so amazed that he picked him as the new vocal at the spot.
After debut (2005–present)
Debut as the ninth vocalist of rock band Boowhal (2005)
In 2005, Jung was initiated as the ninth successor of the legacy of Boohwal vocalists. Jung's name now lists with Boohwal vocalists Kim Jong-seo, Lee Seung-chul, Kim Jae-ki, Kim Jae-hee, Park Wan-kyu, Kim Ki-yeon, Lee Sung-wook, and Jung, Dan. With his debut album Seojeong his career as a musician started.
Freshman of Boohwal (2006–08)
In 2006, Jung's second album aka Boohwal 11th Album Saarang was released. He participated in various drama OST's during years 2007, 2008
Starting year 2009, on February, Boohwal 25th Song Book was released. On May, Jung featured on a song titled "Aaeburrlae", and on July, he participation in an O.S.T of Korean broadcasting station MBC's Drama Chinku, Urideuluijeonseul. On August, Boohwal's new official album 25th Anniversary: Retrospect I was released. In the new album he coauthored lyrics of songs named "Thodashi Saarangii", "OZ". In the O.S.T of Drama Chiku he participated in composing the song titled "The Day". Jung joined Korean broadcasting arts performance academy as a vocal trainer in a project called "Hyun Jin-young Go Project". The academy is instituted by the Korean broadcasting station SBS. He took his first step into performing in national tours and make appearance in various media broadcasts. Following that Jung Dong-ha along with Boohwal received 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards as the nominee of Best Rock Award, as well as the nominee of Korean Cultural Entertainment Award's Top 10 Singers awards criteria.
Marching on (2010–present)
In 2010, Jung's vocalist contract within Boohwal was renewed. In February, he was cast as the show host of a music program "Live H", and started his constant appearance in the broadcasts. The show is co-produced by Kyung-in TV and Arirang TV. In the program Jung leads the corner named "Hidden Ace", which is a special corner for the program that is scheduled once a month. In March, 25th Anniversary: Retrospect II was released and Jung participated in cheer supporting album of 2010 FIFA World Cup called The Shouts of Reds. United Korea. In April, he participated in OST of a movie called Daehanminguk 1% with a song titled "You and I". In July, he participated in OST of a game named ARGO with a song titled "Saessangwiiroe". Currently he is enrolled in Korea Art College. After the release of the album Purple Wave, single albums Geuttaegajigeumiramyeon and collaboration album Nuguhnasaaranguhlhaanda were released. The albums were compiled on the road on a nationwide South Korean tour and the collaboration album includes several former Boohwal vocalists Jung Dan, Park Wan-kyu, and Lee Sung Wook. Also single album song Ghasseumaae Keurin Suhng (Vision in Mind) and Moosa Baekdohngsuu O.S.T. called The Only Road, first musical "New Roly Poly" was released. In 2010, his vocalist contract within Boohwal was renewed. Currently he is enrolling in Korea Art College.
Following the official 10, 11, 12, 13th albums of Boohwal, Seojeong, Saarang, 25th Anniversary: Retrospect, "Purple Wave" respectively, the single albums Geuttaegajigeumiramyeon and collaboration album Nuguhnasaaranguhlhaanda was released. The albums were compiled on the road to nationwide South Korean tour and the collaboration album includes several former Boohwal vocals Jung Dan, Park Wan-kyu, and Lee Sung Wook. Also single album song Ghasseumaae Keurin Suhng (Vision In Mind) and Moosa Baekdohngsuu O.S.T. called The Only Road, first musical "New Roly Poly" was released. He is competing in a music program "Immortal Songs 2 – Singing the Legends" (bulhuui myeong-gog – jeonseol-eul nolaehada)
Rock band Boohwal
Boohwal is the name of a South Korean rock band formed in 1986. Current members of Boohwal include Kim Tae-won, Seo Jae-hyuk, Chae Jae-min and Jung Dong-ha. Jung currently plays role as the youngest member in Boohwal, presenting as much as fifteen years of age difference. The latest official album of the band 25th Anniversary: Retrospect has two parts, released on August 2009 and March 2010, respectively.
Boohwal Entertainment stated, on January 3, 2014, that Jung Dong-Ha will be parting ways with Boohwal as his contract has expired after their eight-year journey. When inquired about why Jung Dong-Ha decided to leave Boohwal even after becoming the longest running vocalist of Boohwal by You Hee-yeol in the KBS musical program You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook, Dong-Ha humbly answered that, he wanted to discover new side of himself and his singing (which he realized after becoming a contestant of KBS's other musical program "Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend"). He further added that even Boohwal needed some fresh changes to take the band to the next level. So his parting from the band came very naturally as his contract expired.
Hyun Jin-young Go Project
Jung joined the "Hyun Jin-young Go Project" as vocals trainer. An academia established by a famous Korean hip hop singer-dancer-producer in year 2009, the project has proclaimed to become full-time music production session assets benefactor to those who are nominated through the project. The project's intent was to help students of music make breakthroughs in the tough to penetrate realm of career in musicianship.
Like Book, Like Music-DJ cum RJ-Jung Dong Ha
On August 25, 2014, Jung made his debut as a radio jockey and DJ in his own radio program called "Like Book, Like Music: This is Jung Dong-Ha" (Hangul:책처럼 음악처럼, 정동하입니다 ! ; Revised Romanization: Chaekcheoreom Eumagcheoreom Jeong Dong-ha Imnida!) in Educational Broadcasting System EBS FM.
This is a radio program where Jung captivates his listeners with the power of both music and his beautiful voice. The radio program airs Monday through Saturday, 9 pm to 11 pm via online radio EBS FM 104.5 MHz and EBS Bandi. In the program, Jung listens to the concerns and views of the listeners and even invites various celebrity guests sometimes to discuss different aspects of life with them. He chooses his own selection of songs and plays for the listeners. The program has been immensely popular and successful, with search hits ranking number one within just few days of broadcast and with thousands of daily online chats and conversations about the program.
|Album name||Title song||Release date|
|BEGIN||"If I"||October 8, 2014|
Official album with Boohwal
|Album name||Title song||Release date|
|서정||"서정"||July 6, 2005|
|사랑||"사랑"||December 1, 2006|
|25th Anniversary: Retrospect I||"생각이나"||August 14, 2009|
|25th Anniversary: Retrospect II||"사랑이란건"||March 22, 2010|
|Purple Wave||"차갑다"||June 8, 2012|
Non-official album with Boohwal
|Album name||Title song||Release date|
|Red Devil – Reds Go Together||"붉은 물결"||May 25, 2006|
|Live&Unplugged||"노을 Unplugged"||June 16, 2006|
|사랑. 이별. 그리움...||"비(悲)"||February 10, 2009|
|Return Zero||"애벌레 (With. 원준희 희아)"||May 21, 2009|
|The Shouts of Reds. United Korea||"태양은 있다"||March 4, 2010|
|부활 사랑해서 사랑해서||"사랑해서 사랑해서"||September 7, 2010|
|그때가 지금이라면||"그때가 지금이라면"||March 29, 2011|
|부활 Collaboration Project 2||"누구나 사랑을 한다 (With. 정단 박완규 이성욱)"||April 7, 2011|
|가슴에 그린 성 (Vision in Mind)||"가슴에 그린 성 (Vision in Mind)"||July 4, 2011|
|무사 백동수 OST Part.4 (SBS 월화드라마)||"The Only Road"||July 20, 2011|
|사랑엔 조건이 없습니다||"사랑엔 조건이 없습니다 (법무부 'Good-Bye 학교폭력' 캠페인송)"||June 14, 2012|
OST and special albums
|Album name||Song by Dongha/Title song||Release date|
|늑대 O.S.T||"파라다이스"||January 26, 2006|
|위대한 유산 O.S.T||"내 사랑은"||May 18, 2006|
|썸데이 O.S.T||"The Fog"||December 6, 2006|
|멜로 드라마 2||"파라다이스"||February 6, 2007|
|디워 O.S.T||"천년의 연인 (With. 박기영)"||July 25, 2007|
|Drama O.S.T Collection||"내 사랑은"||December 17, 2007|
|싱글파파는 열애중 O.S.T||"좋을 거야"||February 25, 2008|
|행복합니다 O.S.T||"행복합니다"||March 26, 2008|
|친구, 우리들의 전설 O.S.T||"The Day"||July 9, 2009|
|대한민국 1% O.S.T||"You and I (With. 한보라)"||April 20, 2010|
|아르고 O.S.T||"세상위로"||July 22, 2010|
|사랑이라는 이름을 더하여 (정동하, 손진영, 백청강, 이태권)||"사랑이라는 이름을 더하여"||October 24, 2011|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (윤형주 & 김세환 1편)||"그럴 수가 있나요"||September 22, 2012|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (송대관편)||"정 때문에"||October 13, 2012|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (전국노래자랑 특집편)||"무정 부르스"||November 3, 2012|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (하춘화편)||"날 버린 남자"||November 10, 2012|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (이용편)||"바람이려오"||November 17, 2012|
|철가방 우수씨 OST||"애벌레"||November 21, 2012|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (배호 1편)||"안개 속으로 가버린 사랑"||November 24, 2012|
|보고싶다 OST||"바라보나봐"||November 29, 2012|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (김범룡편)||"바람 바람 바람"||December 8, 2012|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (겨울특집편)||"광화문 연가 (With. 알리)"||December 15, 2012|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (트로트 빅4 특집 2편)||"동반자"||December 29, 2012|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (엄정화 2편)||"포이즌"||January 29, 2013|
|보고싶다 OST||"바라보나봐"||January 16, 2013|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (젊음의행진 편)||"이별여행"||January 19, 2013|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (김정호 편)||"보고 싶은 마음"||January 26, 2013|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (인순이 편)||"거위의 꿈"||February 2, 2013|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (팔도강산 우리노래 편)||"서울의 모정"||February 12, 2013|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (김민종 편)||"세상 끝에서의 시작"||February 16, 2013|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (임재범 편)||"비상"||February 23, 2013|
|내 마음이 그래||"Better (정단 Feat. 정동하)"||April 12, 2013|
|남자가 사랑할 때 OST Part.2||"첫 번째 단추"||April 17, 2013|
|이사만루2013 KBO||"Full Swing"||April 17, 2013|
|Shark OST||"Sad Story" (슬픈 동화)||June 4, 2013|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (들국화 편)||"제발"||May 11, 2013|
|상어 OST||"슬픈동화"||June 4, 2013|
|남자가 사랑할 때 OST||"첫 번째 단추"||June 5, 2013|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (얼씨구나 우리가락 편)||"쾌지나 칭칭 나네"||June 8, 2013|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (사랑과 평화 편)||"얘기할 수 없어요"||August 10, 2013|
|상어 OST||"슬픈동화"||August 14, 2013|
|불후의 명곡 – 전설을 노래하다 (The Legend 7편)||"비처럼 음악처럼"||August 24, 2013|
|주군의 태양 OST||"Mystery"||October 2, 2013|
|운명처럼 널 사랑해 OST Part 4||"운명 같은 너" (Destiny Sonata)||July 30, 2014|
|Goodbye: Those Words 안녕 그 말 The King's Face OST Part 1]]||" 왕의 얼굴"||December 10, 2014|
|욜로 맨 Yolo Man Super Daddy Yeol OST Part 1]]||" 욜로 맨"||March 20, 2015|
|롤리폴리 – 우리들의 청춘||영민||May–Jun 2012|
|요셉 어메이징 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat||요셉||Feb–Apr 2013|
|잭 더 리퍼||다니엘||May–Jun 2013|
|노트르담 드 파리||그랭구와르||Sep–Nov 2013|
|2015||Hello Counselor||KBS2||Guest, episode 225|
|2016||King of Mask Singer||MBC||Contestant as "Get Excited Eheradio", episodes 71-80|
|책처럼음악처럼 ,정동하입니다/ Like Book, Like Music: This is Jung Dong-Ha||EBS FM 104.5 MHz and EBS Bandi||Monday through Saturday, 9:00 to 11:00 pm||August 25, 2014||Ongoing|
|Competition||Class||정동하 Competing Round||Team||Schedule|
|2013 CJ 헬로모바일 슈퍼레이스 챔피언십||NEXEN N9000||1||인제오토피아 레이싱팀||May 4, 2013|
|NEXEN N9000||4||인제스피디움레이싱팀||August 3, 2013|
With Boohwal (2009)
- 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Rock Award (Boohwal November, 21)
- 2009 Korean Cultural Entertainment Award Top 10 Singers Awards (Boohwal November, 30)
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