Eun Ji-won

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Eun Ji-won
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Background information
Also known as G1, G, G-One, Eun Cho-ding (은초딩), Matthew Eun[citation needed]
Born (1978-06-08) June 8, 1978 (age 40)
Origin South Korea
Genres K-pop, hip-hop, R&B, rap
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts Sechs Kies, Movement, Clover, HOTSechgodRG
Korean name
161210 Yellow Note EJW.jpg
161210 Eun Ji-won at Yellow Note Concert
Korean name
Hangul 은지원
Revised Romanization Eun Ji-won
McCune–Reischauer Ŭn Chiwŏn

Eun Ji-won (born June 8, 1978)[1] is a South Korean rapper, singer, host, dancer, composer and leader of the first generation idol group SechsKies (젝스키스).[2] After the group's disbandment in 2000, Eun pursued a solo career in 2001 with his first single ("A-Ha") and has mainly focused on hip-hop ever since. In addition to his music career, he has appeared on hit shows like 2 Days & 1 Night, Reply 1997, New Journey to the West and Kang's Kitchen.

On April 14, 2016, SechsKies held a reunion concert for fans 16 years after their disbandment through the popular program Infinite Challenge. They have since returned to promote as a group and have signed a contract with renowned label YG Entertainment.

Early life[edit]

Eun attended Hawaiian Mission Academy, from Grade 9 to 12. He was schoolmates with fellow SechsKies member, Kang Sung-hun.[3]

Eun's great-uncle and his aunt on his father's side, Park Chung-hee and Park Geun-hye, served the country as President of South Korea. His aunt, however, was impeached not long after shes served.[4] His mother used to be part of a girl group called "Lily Sisters".[citation needed]

Eun's nickname in Sechs Kies was "Soy Sauce" (깜시) because of his dark skin. "Eun Choding" ("Kid Eun") was a later nickname on the reality-variety show Happy Sunday: 1 Night 2 Days because of his childish on-screen persona.[citation needed]


1997–2000: SechsKies[edit]

Eun Ji-won and Kang Sung-hoon were discovered by a Daesung Entertainment's president, Lee Ho Yeon, who was vacationing in Hawaii. Lee formed a six-member group in which Eun became the leader, main rapper and sub-vocalist.

The group debuted in 1997, and disbanded in 2000. Eun described his time with Sechs Kies as hectic, recalling that members would retreat to their parents' homes to avoid the demanding schedule. They disappeared about two weeks, so they blew off a lot of schedule. Kim Jae-duck said "We were arrogant at that time".[5][6] Eun Ji-won said the group's record label planned many of their media appearances without consulting the members. On the other hand, he said that it was the way to catch up with the H.O.T.. At the Korean variety show "Happy together" on March 10 2011, Eun Ji-won said that Sechs Kies had to maintain a very tight schedule to close the gap on its rival H.O.T.. During this time, the group's popularity rivaled that of H.O.T..

On May 18, 2000 SechsKies announced their departure from the K-pop scene at a press conference, where a few members were tearful. Lee Jai-jin later said that the group originally intended to leave their record label without disbanding. Eun Ji-won, on the other hand, said that the members had decided it would be best to disband at the peak of their career.[7] They had an opportunity to talk about the disbandment all together during an interview on October 17, 2016. Eun Ji-won stated that the disbandment was decided upon agreement by a majority of the members, though Lee Jai-jin was one of the members that stood against the disbandment.[8]

After the press conference a last music video, "Thanks", was released after their final concert. He said he had not seen bandmate Ko Ji-yong for seven years; Ko moved to the United States to study, and has not returned.[9]

Although SechsKies disbanded in 2000, in 2002 Eun performed with former member Kang Sung-hun and J-Walk Kim Jae-duck and Jang Su-won. In 2007, he performed with J-Walk on a number of music shows, including KBS' Yoon Do Hyun's Love Letter (where they performed the SechsKies song, "Couple") and Music Bank (performing Eun's "Adios" and J-Walk's "Light Storm"). Eun and J-Walk performed "Couple" at Lee Soo-geun's wedding on March 2, 2008. Eun was featured on the third J-Walk album's title track, "My Love" and in its music video.

Solo career[edit]

2000-2004: Solo Debut & Breakthrough[edit]

After SechsKies disbanded Eun began his solo career in 2000 with an EP including "A-Ha" on October 27, 2000. He wrote all the songs on his first solo album, G Pop, which was released on March 29, 2001. After his successful first album, Eun refined his style and experimented with his music on his second album, Heavy G.

Hip Hopper Eun Ji-won changed his management to Waltz Music Entertainment in 2003.[10] Eun's third album, Drunk on Hip Hop (with the single "Drunk on Melody"), was released on September 6, 2003.[11] He later reissued his third album, including a "winter version" of "To Mi Casa" and "Never Ever" from his first solo album. "Drunk on Melody" won Eun the Hip Hop Award at the 2003 SBS Gayo Awards and the KMTV Korean Music Awards. He has performed the song twice on stage with Tiger JK of Drunken Tiger on KBS' Yoon Do Hyun's Love Letter.

2004-2006: Screen debut & Hip-Hop Crew[edit]

Eun starred in the romantic comedy Marrying a High-School Girl (여고생 시집가기) with Lim Eun-kyung by first-time director Oh Deok-hwan, which was released on December 23, 2004. He played Park Ondal, a transfer student to the school attended by Pyung-gang (Lim). The film was about a high school girl who must marry a boy named "Ondal" before her sixteenth birthday, and have a baby within a year; otherwise, she would die.

Eun went on hiatus from the industry in mid-2006, but appeared once again when The Movement (무브먼트) (a group of rappers and hip-hop artists throughout Korea) staged a concert on May 13, 2006. Many Movement artists have been featured on Eun's albums including Drunken Tiger, Tasha (Yoon Mi Rae), Dynamic Duo and Bobby Kim.

2007-2010: Return after two-year hiatus & GYM Entertainment[edit]

Eun returned with a single, "Adios", after a hiatus from the music industry; his album Love, Death, Introspection (사랑 死랑 思랑) was released on October 30, 2007 with four new tracks and an instrumental version of "Adios". Mr. Tyfoon, Baek Ji-young and Sat Byul (샛별) were featured on the album. "Adios", a Latin hip-hop song, was composed by Keeproots with lyrics by Mr. Tyfoon. Tiger JK from Drunken Tiger, Mr. Tyfoon and Eun produced the album.[12][13] Eun is part of 13 Creative Unit, a subsidiary of Eyagi Entertainment (which also produces singer Hwang Bo and actress Park Si Yeon).

In mid-2007, Eun appeared on the KBS reality-variety show Happy Sunday: 1 Night 2 Days. He replaced Kim Jong Min (who left for military service) on MBC's Come To Play (놀러와). Eun was a cast member of SBS' Jihwaza (작렬! 정신통일) before the show's cancellation in September 2007.

For his fifth album, Eun selected 20 of over 100 songs. In 2007, he performed at the DKNY Party. Eun appeared on Starship Entertainment label-mate Moon Ji-eun's debut EP (released on April 10, 2008), rapping on "Fox" and appearing in its music video after Moon appeared in Eun's 2003 music video for "Suddenly" (문득).[14] In June 2008, Eun collaborated with J-Walk (Kim Jaeduck and Jang Suwon, formerly of Sechskies) on a song for J-Walk's album, "My Love". Later that year Eun released G Code; its single was "Dangerous", a sample of Kardinal Offishall featuring Akon's version of "Dangerous".

In early 2009 Eun left CH Entertainment and started his own company, GYM Entertainment. The first artist to be released in his company was singer-rapper Gilme; Eun appeared on Gilme's debut song, "Love Cuts", and has performed the song on stage with her.[15]

After a year's hiatus from the music scene Eun released his fifth full-length studio album, Platonic. The lead track, "Siren", is an electronic dance song with hip-hop rhythms. Eun collaborated with Mr. Tyfoon, Gilme and 2 Days & 1 Night member Lee Su-geun on the album. The album was jointly released by GYM Entertainment and Starship Entertainment.

2011- : Clover project[edit]

On March 31, 2011, Eun, Gilme and Mr. Tyfoon formed Clover, which received much attention as Eun Ji-won's new group after 10 years since Sechs Kies' disbandment.[16] They performed "La Vida Loca", from their mini-album Classic Over, on a number of musical shows.[17] "La Vida Loca" was well-received, topping the Cyworld Music Chart even two weeks after the release.[18]

On September 29, 2011, Clover released another digital single, "A Guy Who I Know (아는 오빠)".[19] In January 2012, Clover received Hip-Hop/Rap Award at the 21st Seoul Music Awards.[20]

On August 14, 2012, Clover released its second digital single, "Pork Soup (돼지국밥)".[21] On November 18, 2013, Clover's third digital single, "Trickling (주르륵)" was released.[22]

2013- : HotSechgodRG project[edit]

In 2013, Eun, Chun Myung-hoon, Tony An, Moon Hee-joon and Danny Ahn appeared on a new show on QTV called Handsome Boys of the 20th Century.[23]

Handsome Boys of the 20th Century was created by Moon Hee-joon who invited five celebrities, all of whom were born in the same year (1978), from three other first generation idol groups to start a reality show version of the TV series "Reply 1997".[24] He presented the idea that they would meet up casually to chat and reflect on topics from their past which they were not allowed to touch on back then.[25] The show starred H.O.T.'s Moon Hee-joon and Tony An, NRG's Chun Myung-hoon, Sechs Kies's Eun Ji-won, and g.o.d's Danny Ahn. The five members named themselves HotSechgodRG — a portmanteau of each member's previous idol group names.

The first season was aired from April 16, 2013 to July 9, 2013.[26] The show received much attention and HotSechgodRG appeared on many entertainment programs both mainstream and cable, such as Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend, Happy Together and Hwasin – Controller of the Heart (화신). The second season of the “Handsome Boys of the 20th Century” was aired from August 27, 2013 to November 19, 2013.[27] HotSechgodRG announced that they were preparing for a Christmas concert (Legend Back). Unfortunately, Tony encountered some legal trouble and had to withdraw from the group as he was temporarily banned from broadcast appearances. The concert was canceled as they felt they could not go on without Tony. The third season was aired from November 26, 2013 to December 26, 2013 under the name "Handsome Boys Communication (미소년 통신)". The program consisted of "EunHee Clinic (은희상담소)" starring Moon Hee-joon and Eun Ji-won and "DJ GodRG (DJ 갓알지)" starring Danny Ahn and Chun Myung Hoon.

In May 2014, it was announced that HOTSechgodRG would return for a new show in July. Moon Hee-joon, Eun Ji-won, Danny Ahn, and Chun Myung Hoon starred in a new show called W.I.S.H. (Where is My Super Hero?), which was aired on OnStyle from July 19, 2014 to August 9, 2014.[28][29]

Danny Ahn, Tony An and Chun Myung-hoon made an appearance on Eun's travel reality show Plan Man and the foursome travel to Jeju Island. Their trip was broadcast over three episodes, beginning on July 31, 2016.[30] Tony An had previously appeared on another episode with Brian Joo of Fly to the Sky.[31]

With the reforming of Danny Ahn's group g.o.d in 2014 and Eun's group SechsKies in 2016, their appearances with the five-man group have been limited due to busy schedules.

2016: SechsKies reunion[edit]

161119 Eun Ji-won at 2016 Melon Music Awards
170119 Eun Ji-won at Seoul Music Awards

On May 11, SechsKies signed a contract with YG Entertainment after their reunion on Infinite Challenge, except for Ko Ji-yong.[32] SechsKies held a comeback concert on September 10 and 11 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena. After Infinite Challenge aired, SechsKies earned many more fans, and their comeback concert tickets were sold out in only 5 minutes.[33]

On October 7, SechsKies released a new digital single "Three Words (세 단어)" which topped all 8 major music charts shortly after release, achieving all-kill status. It also ranked high in Asian music charts and global iTunes in Taiwan and is among top tracks on iTunes charts in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and others.[34]

On August 19, Eun joined SBS's variety show 'Flower Crew' with fellow Sechs Kies member, Lee Jai-jin.[35] However, they left Flower Crew to focus on group promotions.[36]

On November 23, YG announced that SechsKies' new album will be released on December 1, 2016. The new album "2016 Re-ALBUM" contains 10 past hit songs of SechsKies that were rearranged and remastered by YG producers, and is prepared a special gift for fans.[37]

SechsKies continued the Yellow Note concert tour on December 10 in Daegu and on December 24–25 in Busan. On October 31, all SechsKies tour concert seats for December were sold out within a few minutes.

On December 16, YG announced SechsKies is to hold a "Yellow Note Final in Seoul" concert on January 21 and 22 at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium.[38] On December 22, all 13,000 tickets were sold out within three minutes.

At the end of the year, SechsKies won several awards including Click! Star Wars Awards Hall of Fame, the 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards The Kpop Contribution of The Year, the 8th Melon Music Awards Hall of Fame, the 31st Golden Disc Awards Best Male Group Performance and the 26th Seoul Music Awards Bonsang.

2017: The 20th Anniversary[edit]

On February 16, TvN announced Eun Ji-won will be joined their new variety show 'The Dynamic Duo'.[39]

On March 18, Eun announced the re-open of his official fan club '1KYNE'. On March 28, Eun Ji-Won launched his official fanclub, at 12 KST it's opened for registration. Over 30,000 fans logged onto the website at once caused the site to crashed and remained down for approximately an hour before fans were able to register.[40]

On April 19, YG announced that SechsKies' new album "The 20th Anniversary" will be released on April 28, 2017. Along with the release of the album, two title tracks will be promoted are "Sad Song" and "Be Well". The album topped the charts in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia and United States. SECHSKIES’s album also topped Mnet, Bugs, Genie and Naver Chart. All the songs in the album made it to the top 100 on the Melon chart, which is remarkable and shows that SECHSKIES has a wide fan base. SechsKies album topped Gaon Chart and Hanteo real time chart, daily chart and weekly chart. "Be Well" also topped Gaon Digital Chart, Download Chart, BGM Chart and Mobile Chart for the 1st week of May. SechsKies held consecutive wins for the title track "Be Well" on MBC Music Core in May. They also won for the #1 spot on KBS Music Bank.[41][42][43]

On April 25, Eun released 'Love Song' for OCN drama ‘My Secret Romance’ OST.[44]

On May 4, SechsKies held their first fansign event after 18 years at Time Square located in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul. The venue was filled with more than 3,000 fans gathered to see them.[45]

On May 12, YG announced that SechsKies' will debuting in Japan after 20 years debut in Korea. SechsKies' album "The 20th Anniversary" Japan Edition will be released on July 19. YG announced SechsKies' will held their first Japan Fan Meeting at the Yokohama Bay Hall in Kanagawa on July 23 and at the Namba Hatch in Osaka on September 3.[46]

On August 7, YG announced SechsKies is to hold "20th Anniversary Concert" on September 23 at the Gocheok Sky Dome. On August 22, all tickets were sold out within a few minutes.[47]

On August 16, YG announced Eun Ji Won has officially signed individual contract with YG Entertainment.[48]

Personal life[edit]

2010: Marriage[edit]

In February 2010 Eun announced that he would marry his first love, a woman three years his senior. They knew each other since 1994 in Hawaii, but broke up later when Eun returned to South Korea to start Sechs Kies.[49] Eun and Lee Sooyeon were reunited 13 years later, and engaged in a steady relationship. Eun's fiancée was sister-in-law by marriage to soccer player Lee Dong-Gook.[50][51] On April 7 Eun left for Hawaii to prepare for the wedding ceremony,[52] scheduled for April 20.[53] Although filming for 1 Night 2 Days was postponed due to the ROKS Cheonan sinking, Eun and his parents returned to South Korea on April 22[54] and he was interviewed on SBS's One Night’s TV Entertainment; he said it was like filming a commercial with his wife.[55] On April 29 the first photo of the wedding ceremony was leaked to the public, in which the couple is walking down the aisle with family and friends congratulating them.[56]

2013: Divorce announcement[edit]

On February 28, 2013, Eun announced that he and his wife divorced in August 2012. A statement from his management said, "Eun Ji-won wed his wife Ms. Lee Sooyeon in April 2010, but the two decided to part ways in August 2012. They decided to go their separate ways so that they could lead new lives following difficulties in getting along due to differences in personality".[57]


Eun is the only member of Sechs Kies to face criticism since the disbandment for changing his musical genre from pop music to hip hop and rap. Former boy band member Moon Hee-joon of H.O.T also changed genres, becoming a rock instead of a pop singer after going solo (Sechs Kies was a musical rival of H.O.T.).[58][59]


Sechs Kies discography[edit]

Solo discography[edit]


  • 2001: G Pop
  • 2002: Money
  • 2003: Eun Ji-won Best
  • 2003: Drunken in Hip Hop
  • 2003: G1-03 (Repackage)
  • 2005: The 2nd Round
  • 2009: Platonic
  • 2015: Trauma (EP)

CD singles[edit]

  • 2000: G
  • 2007: 사랑 死랑 思랑 (Love, Death, Introspection)
  • 2008: G Code


Music credits[edit]

Artist(s) Song Information
  • "Fake-G (절대자)" - Road Fighter
  • "Run Away" - Road Fighter
  • "비(悲)" - Com` Back
  • "Bye..." - Blue Note
  • "Back Hug (백허그)" - Another Light
Eun Ji-won
  • "One, Two, Three" - G Pop
  • "Beautiful Times (아름다운 시절)" - G Pop
  • "U & Me" - G Pop
  • "Beautiful Days (은지원 고고)" - G Pop
  • "Memory" - G
  • "A.D 2050" - G
  • "A-Ha" - G
  • "Eun Ji Won Go! Go!" - Eun Ji Won 2
  • "DT.G.Zine" - Eun Ji Won 2
  • "Get Down" - Eun Ji Won 2
  • "Monologue" - Eun Ji Won 2
  • "Reload (Feat. Tyfoon, Gan-D, Juvie Train)" - The 2nd Round
  • "Gotta Go (Feat. Gary, Double K)" - The 2nd Round
  • "So Gone (Feat. T)" - The 2nd Round
  • "8t. Truck" - The 2nd Round
  • "Deep Blue (Feat. 샛별)" - 사랑사랑사랑
  • "Kill Me (Dangerous PartⅡ) (Feat. Gilme)" - G Code
  • "Only You (너 하나) (Feat. Baby-G)" - G Code
  • "Dangerous" - G Code
  • "Soulmate (Feat. Gilme)" - TRAUMA
  • "Excuse (Feat. Jeremy)" - TRAUMA
  • "What U Are (Feat. Gilme)" - TRAUMA
  • "La Vida Loca" - Classic Over
  • "Better Day" - Classic Over
  • "ICE TRIM (ICE트림)" - Classic Over
  • "A Guy Who I Know (아는 오빠)" - A Guy Who I Know (아는 오빠)
  • "Trickling (주르륵)" - Trickling (주르륵)
  • "Shut ur MOUTH" - 2 Face
  • "Me First (내가 먼저) (Feat. Eun Ji-won)" - Me First (내가 먼저)
Epik High
  • "Open M.I.C. (Feat. Eun Ji-won, Dynamic Duo, TBNY, Tweak)" - High Society
Drunken Tiger
  • "Stubborn Person (고집쟁이)" - One Is Not a Lonely Word (하나하면 너와 나)
  • "Present (선물) (Feat. Eun Ji-won)" - Present (선물)
  • "Your Memory (너의 기억)" - Special
Lee Soo-geun
  • "Let's Go As Far As We Can (갈때까지 가보자) (Feat. Eun Ji-won)" - Let's Go As Far As We Can (갈때까지 가보자)
  • "Beautiful Lady (Feat. Eun Ji-won)" - Icontact
  • "You Don't Seem to Know Love (사랑을 모르나봐) (Feat. Eun Ji-won)" - It`s R.ef
Moon Ji Eun
  • "Yeouga (Feat. Eun Ji-won)" - Vivid
  • "Your Scent, Lips And Eyes (너의 향기와 입술과...눈빛) (Feat. Eun Ji-won)" - Thank You


Music Videos[edit]

Sechskies career[edit]

Year Title
1997 School Byeolgok (학원별곡)
The Way This Guy Lives - Pomsaengpomsa (사나이 가는 길 - 폼생폼사)
For you
1998 Road Fighter
Reckless Love (무모한 사랑)
Letting You Go (너를 보내며)
Couple (커플)
Prayer (기도)
1999 Hunch (예감)
Summer in love
2000 Thanks
2016 THREE WORDS (세 단어)
Couple (커플) (NEW)
2017 SAD SONG (슬픈 노래)
BE WELL (아프지 마요)
SMILE (웃어줘)

Solo career[edit]

Year Title Starring
2001 MurMur (내게 오는 길)
2003 Drunken in Melody (만취 In Melody)
2005 All Famy/Owl (올빼미)
Love Theory
2007 Adios Mr.Tyfoon
2008 Dangerous
2009 Siren Mr.Tyfoon
2010 While Buzzed (술김에)
2015 What U Are Gilme
Trauma (트라우마) Kim Hee-jung

Clover career[edit]

Year Title
2011 La Vida Loca
A Guy Who I know (아는 오빠)

HotSechgodRG career[edit]

Year Title
2013 May I love you / I can do it (할 수 있어)

Featurings MV[edit]

Year Title Singer
2008 Fox Moon Ji Eun
My Love J-Walk
Blazing Sun (불타는 태양) Mr. Typhoon
Let's Go As Far As We Can ( 갈 때까지 가보자) Lee Soo-geun
2009 Love Cuts (러브 컷츠) Gilme
Beautiful Lady ICON
2010 Present (선물) K.Will


Year Title Role
1998 Seventeen Kim Joon-tae
2004 Marrying a High-School Girl Park Ondal
2009 The Missing Lynx Lynx (dubbing)


Year Network Title Character Notes
2001 MBC Nonstop Eun Ji-won Special Guest
2007 New Heart New Resident Cameo
2012 tvN Reply 1997 Do Hak-chan
2013 Reply 1994 Cameo
2016 JTBC Listen to Love


Year Network Show Partner Host
2008-2009 SBS SBS Inkigayo Huh E-jae
2009 MBC Lord of the Rings (반지의 제왕) Lee Soo-geun, Marco
2010 KBS Idol League Moon Hee-joon
2012 tvN Three Idiots (세 얼간이) Lee Soo-geun, Kim Jong-min
Mnet Show Me the Money, Season 1
2013 Show Me the Money, Season 2
QTV Handsome Boys Communication - EunHee Clinic (미소년통신-은희상담소) Moon Hee-joon
KBS Immortal Songs 2
Vitamin Lee Hwi-jae, Park Eun Young
2014 JTBC Same Age (동갑내기) Kim Gu-ra, Moon Hee-joon, Brian Joo
2018 Channel A Coming Soon
SBS funE School Attack 2018 Son Dong-woon, JooE
MBN Cart Show 2 (카트쇼 2) Lee Soo-geun, Lee So Ra, Boom

Variety Shows[edit]

Year Network Title
2003 MBC Parody Theater Rooftop Room Snake (패러디극장 옥탑방 구렁이)
Match Made in Heaven (강호동의 천생연분)
2005 Imagination Summer Expedition (상상원정대 여름특집)
2006 SBS Truth & False (있다! 없다?)
2007 KBS 1 Night 2 Days (2007-2012)
MBC Come to Play (놀러와)
SBS Jiwhaza (작렬! 정신통일)
KBS Are You Ready? (해피선데이: 준비됐어요)
SBS Quiz Showdown! (퀴즈!육감대결)
2009 Intimate Note Season 2 (절친노트 2)
MBC School Mobile World Card (스쿨 문자지존)
MBC Every1 Monarch of the Ring (반지의 제왕)
2010 KBS Star Golden Bell season 2
MBC Every1 Midnight Idol (오밤중의아이들)
SBS Sweet Potato (고구마)
2011 KBS Escape Crisis No.1 (위기탈출 넘버원)
MBC Star King
2012 MBC Jewelry House
2013 SBS Hwasin: Controller of the Heart
MBC Star Gazing (별바라기)
SBS Thank You (땡큐)
tvN The Genius 2
QTV Handsome Boys of the 20th Century (20세기 미소년)
KBS Beauty and the Beast (미녀와 야수)
2014 KBS Million Seller
MBC World Changing Quiz Show
OnStyle W.I.S.H. (Where is My Super Hero?)
SBS Magic Eye (TV series)
tvN First Day of Work
2015 SBS Law of the Jungle - Episode 166 - 170
tvN go New Journey to the West
KBS The Human Condition 2
MBC The Capable Ones (능력자들)
JTBC Mari And I
2016 tvN New Journey to the West, Season 2
JTBC Strong Man (천하장사)
SBS Flower Crew
MBC My Money Partners - Next-door CEOs
KBS Please Look After Me (청년! 대한민국 잘 부탁합니다)
Gura Cha Cha Time Slip
2017 tvN New Journey to the West, Season 3
NaverTV Plan Man: New Beginning
tvN The Dynamic Duo (공조7)
New Journey to the West, Season 4
Kang's Kitchen
2018 Channel A Coming Soon
MBC Unexpected Q
tvN New Journey to the West Season 5 (Airs 30 September 2018)
SBS funE School Attack 2018
MBN Cart Show 2 (카트쇼 2)
JTBC Carefree Travellers Season 2


Year Company Name Brand Name Item Co-star
1997 Mr Hammer Snack Food Sechs Kies
1998 Elite Clothing Uniform
2008 Nepa Nepa Clothing MC Mong
BHC BHC Chicken Food
Noonnoppi Noonnoppi Education
New Era Snap Back Hat Hat
2009 Home Plus Mall Mall Kang Ho-dong, Lee Soo-geun,
MC Mong, Lee Seung-gi, Kim C
Villain Clothing Pants
2011–present KRT Travel Agency Travel Agency
2012 WOW Game NPC
LG Computer Ultrabook
2016 GS25 Retail Retail
2017-2018 Guinness Guinness Beer Ahn Jaehyun

Radio career[edit]

Eun was the first DJ on MBC FM4U (친한 친구), from 2002 to 2003.


Sechs Kies[edit]

Year Awards


Year Awards


Year Award-Giving Body Category Result
2001 SBS Gayo Daejeon Netizen Popularity Award Won
2003 SBS Gayo Daejeon Hip Hop Award Won
2003 KMTV Korean Music Awards Hip Hop Award Won
2010 KBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Won
2011 KBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Nominated
2011 KBS Entertainment Awards Daesang
(awarded to all the 1 Night 2 Days Members)


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  2. ^ "About the artist". Official SECHSKIES Facebook. YG. Eun Jiwon is the official English name.
  3. ^ (in Korean)멤버중 은지원과 강성훈이 이곳 하와이 미션 아카데미를 다녀 고향을 찾은 셈이 되었다
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  9. ^ 은지원 “젝키 해체, 최고이자 최악의 순간”
  10. ^ (in English) The Latest on Hip Hopper Eun Jiwon KBS World. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  11. ^ (in English) Eun Jiwon Shows off Hip-hop Style KBS World. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  12. ^ (in English) Rapper Eun Returns with Latin Hiphop Archived 2008-12-05 at the Wayback Machine. KBS Global. Retrieved October 30, 2007.
  13. ^ (in Korean) 은지원, 2년 6개월 만에 컴백… 라틴 힙합 'ADIOS' 발표 조이 뉴스 24. Retrieved October 30, 2007.
  14. ^ (in Korean) 은지원, 문지은 데뷔곡 '여우가' 피처링 참여...6년 우정 과시[permanent dead link] Chosun. April 8, 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2008.
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  16. ^ (in Korean)"은지원, 젝키 해체 후 10년 만에 그룹 결성", 김은구 기자, 이데일리 SPN, 2011년 3월 22일
  17. ^ (in English) Eun Jiwon To "Debut" His Group Clover KBS World. March 8, 2011. November 6, 2016.
  18. ^ (in Korean)"은지원 클로버, 차트 1위 역주행! '1박2일' 효과?", 백지은 기자, 스포츠조선, 2011년 4월 15일
  19. ^ (in Korean)클로버, '아는오빠'로 어장관리녀 풍자...'라비다로카'인기 잇나, 황미현 기자, OSEN, 2011년 9월 29일
  20. ^ (in Korean)<포토뉴스> 클로버, ‘서울가요대상’ 힙합상 수상!, 송재원 기자, 헤럴드 경제 2012년 1월 19일
  21. ^ (in Korean)<새음반> 클로버 '돼지국밥', 연합뉴스 2012년 8월 14일
  22. ^ (in Korean)은지원, 클로버로 가수 복귀…신곡 ‘주르륵’ 공개, 오세훈 기자, 스포츠동아, 2013년 11월 18일
  23. ^ (in English)New variety show, Handsome Boys of the 20th Century is about to air
  24. ^ (in Korean)‘해피투게더’ 핫젝갓알지 특집 “예능판 응답하라 1997”
  25. ^ (in Korean)[취중토크 ①] '20세기 미소년' 핫젝갓알지 "너희들, 우리 알지?"
  26. ^ (in English)Korean legend idols from 90s gather together
  27. ^ (in English)20th Century Flower Boys Project is back, in Season 2
  28. ^ (in Korean)핫젝갓알지 예능 ‘위시’ 대박 조짐? 첫 녹화 은지원 ”화장실 앞에서 귀신 봤다”
  29. ^ (in Korean)핫젝갓알지 '위시', 오늘(9일) 종영…"다시 오겠다"
  30. ^ "'플랜맨' 토니안-데니안-천명훈-은지원의 제주도 첫 여행기". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). July 29, 2016.
  31. ^ (in Korean)‘플랜맨’ 측 “핫젝갓알지 제주도 여행기 10회 제작, 31일 첫방송”
  32. ^ (in English)SECHS KIES Joins YG with a Contract that Ensures Special Treatment Similar to that of BIGBANG
  33. ^ (in English)Sechs Kies to hold first solo concert in 16 years
  34. ^ (in English)Sechs Kies releases new single, tops charts
  35. ^ (in English)"Sechskies' Eun Jiwon and Lee Jaijin to join 'Flower Crew'". allkpop. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  36. ^ (in English)WINNER's Kang Seung Yoon to join 'Flower Crew' after Sechskies' Lee Jaijin and Eun Jiwon leave
  37. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-24. Retrieved 2016-11-23. YG announced, "Rebirth of hit songs… SECHSKIES releases new album ‘Re-ALBUM’" (official announcement)
  38. ^ Hit 90's band Sechs Kies to hold concert in Seoul
  39. ^ Lee Gi Kwang, Eun Ji-won, And Kwon Hyuk Soo Join New tvN Variety Show
  40. ^ Eun Ji Won’s Official Fanclub Launches and Crashes Immediately
  41. ^ [공식 '20주년' 젝스키스, 28일 컴백 확정..17년만에 신보 발표]
  42. ^ ‘음악중심’ 젝키, 2주 연속 1위…트와이스·빅스 컴백
  43. ^ ‘뮤뱅’ 젝스키스, 방송 출연 없이도 1위…이것이 ‘젝키 파워’다
  44. ^ [단독 젝키 은지원, 드라마 OST 도전…'프듀' 이수현과 호흡]
  45. ^ 젝스키스, 18년만의 팬사인회 3천명 운집..즉석 하이터치회까지
  46. ^ 젝스키스, 데뷔 20년만에 日정식데뷔…7월 19일 앨범 발표
  47. ^ [공식젝스키스, 9월 23일 고척돔서 20주년 콘서트 개최]
  48. ^ YG 측 "은지원 전속계약, 젝스키스 지원하며 자연스럽게"
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  51. ^ (in Korean) Eun Jiwon: 'I will marry my first love' KBS Global. February 18, 2010. Retrieved February 21, 2010.
  52. ^ (in English) Singer and "1 Night 2 Days" Star Eun Jiwon Leaves For His Wedding In Hawaii April 7, 2010. Retrieved April 23, 2010.
  53. ^ (in Korean) 은지원, 오늘(20일) 하와이서 결혼 Star News. April 20, 2010. Retrieved April 23, 2010.
  54. ^ (in Korean) 은지원 몰래 귀국현장 포착..편안한 옷차림 ‘새신랑 맞네’ Newsen. April 23, 2010. Retrieved April 23, 2010.
  55. ^ (in Korean) 은지원 결혼소감 "CF 찍는 기분" Star Today. April 23, 2010. April 23, 2010.
  56. ^ (in Korean) Kim, Myung Shin. `품절남` 은지원, 결혼 사진 전격 공개! Han Kyung. April 29, 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
  57. ^ Eun Jiwon Officially Announces He Divorced His Ex-Wife in August 2012 CJ E&M enewsWorld. February 28, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  58. ^ (in Korean) 하드보일드 매치, 맞짱 문희준 VS 은지원 1부 Archived 2008-12-26 at the Wayback Machine. YTN Star. Retrieved January 4, 2008.
  59. ^ (in Korean) 하드보일드 매치, 맞짱 문희준 VS 은지원 2부 Archived 2008-12-26 at the Wayback Machine. YTN Star. Retrieved January 4, 2008.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kim Sung Min
Kim Tae Won
Lee Ha Neul
KBS Entertainment Awards for Best Entertainer
Succeeded by