Gummy (singer)

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Gummy
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Gummy in 2016
Background information
Born (1981-04-08) April 8, 1981 (age 37)
Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2003–present
Labels

YG Entertainment

2003 - 2013

C-JeS Entertainment

2013 - present
Website Official website
Korean name
Hangul 박지연
Hanja
Revised Romanization Bak Ji-yeon
McCune–Reischauer Pak Chiyŏn
Stage name
Hangul 거미
Revised Romanization Geo-mi
McCune–Reischauer Kŏmi

Park Ji-yeon (Hangul: 박지연; born April 8, 1981),[1] better known by her stage name Gummy (Hangul: 거미), is a South Korean singer. She debuted in 2003 with the album, Like Them, and since become known for her soundtrack appearances.[2]

Career[edit]

2003–2009: Debut and breakthrough success[edit]

Gummy debuted in 2003 with the album Like Them. Her title track Memory Loss (기억상실) brought her success and recognition and led Gummy to win the Bonsang at the 19th Golden Disk Awards. The same year, Gummy earned the Mobile Popularity Award for Memory Loss at the 2004 Mnet Km Music Festival.

She released her fourth album titled Comfort on March 12, 2008, which marked her first released in three years.[3] The lead single I'm Sorry (미안해요) features T.O.P from Big Bang. A week after its release, the song peaked within the top five spots on various digital charts.[4]

2010–2011: Loveless[edit]

Gummy released a mini album titled Loveless. A music video plus the full song of one of her tracks in the mini album was released on April 21. Loveless was released on April 29, and promotion for the album began in May.

On October 15, 2011, the MV for her remake of "I'm Sorry" feat. TOP was released.

2013: 10th anniversary and label change[edit]

2013 marked the tenth anniversary for Gummy and she celebrated with a fan meeting. She then released her OST for the drama, That Winter, the Wind Blows entitled "Snow Flower".

Gummy also released her second Japanese album, Fate(s). She also had a duet with Daesung from BIGBANG. Two music videos were released for the lead single of the album, "Shinjiteru (Believe)".

Gummy signed with C-JeS Entertainment in October 2013, leaving YG Entertainment.[5]

2014–present: Original soundtrack releases[edit]

In 2014, Gummy provided the song "You're Calling Me" for the action-thriller television series Three Days. Gummy then returned with the mini album "I Loved...Have No Regrets". One of the singles from the 6-track EP was a duet with labelmate and JYJ's Park Yuchun.

In 2016, Gummy released her OST for the drama Descendants of the Sun entitled "You are My Everything". It topped iTunes K-pop charts in Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, and Taiwan as well as coming in the top 10 in the U.S and Vietnam.[6] The same year, she once again collaborated with Descendant's music director Gaemi to release the OST for the popular drama Love in the Moonlight entitled "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds". The success of her soundtrack releases drew the media to call her "OST Queen".

Personal life[edit]

Gummy has been in a relationship with actor Jo Jung-suk since 2013.[7][8] In 2018, they announced their marriage this coming fall.[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[10][11]
Like Them
Track listing


  1. 하고 싶은 말 (Words I Want To Say)
  2. 그대 돌아오면 (If You Come Back To Me)
  3. 친구라도 될 걸 그랬어 (We Should've Been Friends)
  4. Wanna Be
  5. 나는 (I Am)
  6. Do It
  7. 부탁 (Request)
  8. Phone Call
  9. 거기 그대로 (Stay There)
  10. 언제라도 (Anytime)
  11. 오늘도 온종일 (All Day Long)
  12. 가버려 (Go Away)
28
It's Different
  • Released: September 9, 2004
  • Label: YG Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Track listing


  1. Gummy Skills (Intro)
  2. 하고 싶었어 (Wanted To)
  3. 내 곁에 잠이 든 이 밤에 (Sleeping Beside Me Tonight)
  4. 날 그만 잊어요 (Please Forget Me)
  5. 기억상실 (Memory Loss)
  6. Love Again (feat. Ha Dong Kyun)
  7. Tonight (feat. Wheesung)
  8. Dance Dance (feat. Song Baek Kyoung of 1TYM)
  9. 그녀보다 내가 뭐가 (What Makes Her Better Than Me)
  10. So Much (feat. Masta Wu)
  11. Witches (Doo-Loo-Wap) (Feat. Lee Eun Joo and Im Taebin of 1TYM)
  12. Round 1 (Feat. Jinu and Lexy)
  13. 인연 (Meant to Be)
  14. It (Don't Matter No More)
  15. Singing My Blues (Outro)
  16. 날 그만 잊어요 (Acoustic version)
4
For The Bloom
  • Released: September 1, 2005
  • Label: YG Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Track listing


  1. Gummitro
  2. Holic
  3. 손틈새로 (Hands)
  4. 아니 (No)
  5. 어른아이 (Childish Adult)
  6. 오늘은 헤어지는 날 (Today We Part Ways)
  7. Trap
  8. 평균 (Average)
  9. 혼자만 하는 사랑 (Unrequited Love)
  10. 실수 (Mistake)
  11. Secret
  12. (Clothes)
  13. 저기 가는 사람 (The Person Walking Away)
  14. Escape
6
Comfort
  • Released: March 12, 2008
  • Label: YG Entertainment
Track listing
  1. Intro: Work It Now (feat. G-Dragon)
  2. Clap Your Hands (feat. Perry)
  3. 미안해요 (feat. T.O.P)
  4. 사랑하지 말아요
  5. 거울을 보다가 (feat. Red Roc)
  6. Let's Get It Party (feat. 45RPM)
  7. 마지막 파티
  8. 따끔
  9. 이별이 아니길
  10. I'm Gonna Miss U (feat. Ji-eun)
  11. 여기까지만 (feat. Skull)
  12. 환각
  13. 음악이 끝나기 전에
  14. 미안해요 (Hare trance remix)
N/A* N/A*
Stroke
Track listing
  1. Intro
  2. 남자의 정석 (feat. Boi B)
  3. I I YO (Intro)
  4. I I YO
  5. 키스 이건 팁
  6. 그만 말해 (feat. Cheetah)
  7. 나갈까
  8. Room service
  9. Luving u
  10. 너와 걸은 거리 (Intro)
  11. 너와 걸은 거리
  12. Outro
23
* Charting and sales data for 2008 is incomplete, but Comfort did not chart in the March or April 2008 monthly charts.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[10][11]
Gummy Unplugged
  • Released: April 28, 2006
  • Label: YG Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
7
Fall in Memory
  • Released: April 17, 2015
  • Label: C-Jes Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
16

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[11]
JPN
[18]
Korean
Loveless
  • Released: April 30, 2010
  • Label: YG Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. 그만 헤어져 (Let's Break Up)
  2. Because Of You
  3. 사랑은 없다 (There is No Love)
  4. 남자라서 (Because You're a Man)
  5. 어떡해 (What Can I Do)
  6. 누구세요 (Who Are You?) (Feat. Bigtone)
3 N/A
I Loved..Have No Regrets
(사랑했으니..됐어)
  • Released: June 10, 2014
  • Label: C-Jes Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Let's Play (feat. Park Yuchun of JYJ)
  2. Are You Happy Now>
  3. I Loved..Have No Regrets
  4. Because I'm Alone
  5. Loving You Back
  6. Lying (Feat. Loco)
8
Japanese
Loveless
  • Released: November 9, 2011
  • Label: YG Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. 愛してね
  2. Love Recipe
  3. ゴメンネ (feat T.O.P)
  4. LOVE IS A LIE
  5. 忘れてほしい
  6. きれいなあなた
59 N/A
Fate(s)
  • Released: April 3, 2013
  • Label: YG Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. ALL FOR LOVE
  2. Answer
  3. 信じてる・・・
  4. あの日にいさせて
  5. 親愛なる君へ (feat. Daesung)
58 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Digital singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Album
KOR
[20]
"Around the Alley" (골목을 돌면) with Jin Bora 2010 63 Non-album singles
"Love Recipe" (러브 레시피) with Bobby Kim 8
"Love Recipe II - People These Days" with Bobby Kim 2012 22
"Only One" with Big Brother 2013 64
"Special Love" with Wheesung 3
"You Will Think of Me" (내 생각 날거야) 2014 7
"Get Lost" (갈 곳이 없어) 30
"No Reply" (지워지지 않는) with Jubi of Sunny Hill 2015 62
"Without You" with Jung Key, Sisqo 85
"A Knowing" (남자의 정석) feat. Boi B 2017 82
"Jealousy" (질투나) with Ailee 2018 70
"Fade Away" (지워져) 99

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Album
KOR
[20]
"What Can I Say" 2004 N/A* New Human Market OST
"Still"
"Please Forget Me" (날그만잊어요) A Moment to Remember OST
"Fairy Tale" (동화)
"Pain" (통증) 2007 H.I.T OST
"My Dear is Faraway" (님은 먼 곳에) 2008 Sunny OST
"Compassion" (애심) The Scale of Providence OST
"Farewell Follows Love" (이별은 사랑 뒤를 따라와 ) 2009 Triangle OST
"Because It's You" 그대라서 3 Will It Snow for Christmas? OST
"I Love You Even If I Die" (죽어도 사랑해) 2010 5 Big Thing OST Part 1
"I Want to Wait" (기다리고 싶어) 2011 12 Midas OST Part 2
"Snowflake" (눈꽃) 2013 3 That Winter, the Wind Blows OST Part 3
"Day and Night" (낮과 밤) 2013 8 Master's Sun OST Part 1
"You're Calling Me" (날 부르네요) 2014 20 Three Days OST Part 4
"Get Lost (For Spy)" (갈 곳이 없어) 2015 Spy OST Part 2
"Can't Have You" (가질 수 없는 너) 27 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man
"You Are My Everything" 2016 1 Descendants of the Sun OST Part 4
"Moonlight Drawn by Clouds" (구르미 그린 달빛) 2 Love in the Moonlight OST Part 3
"Because I Love You" 2017 My Sassy Girl OST Part 3
"Angel" 80 The Most Beautiful Goodbye OST
"I Love You" 2018 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
* The Gaon Digital Chart was created in late 2009.

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2010

Golden Disc Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref
2004 Main Prize (Bonsang) "Amnesia" Won [21]
2017 Soundtrack Award "You Are My Everything" Won

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref
2004 Mobile Popularity Award "Amnesia" Won [22]
Best Female Artist Nominated
Best R&B Performance Nominated
2005 "No" Nominated
2008 Best Female Artist "I'm Sorry" (feat. T.O.P) Nominated
2010 Best Vocal Performance "Because You’re A Man" Won
Best Female Artist Nominated

Other awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2005 Korean Music Awards Best R&B & Soul Album It's Different Won [23]
2010 Melon Music Awards Best R&B Song "Because You’re A Man" Won [24]
2011 Billboard Japan Music Awards Best New K-Pop Artist N/A Won [25]
2016 Asia Artist Awards Soundtrack Award "You Are My Everything" Won [26]
Seoul Music Awards Won [27]
Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Drama OST Won [28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "거미 소개" [Gummy Profile]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  2. ^ Kim, Jung-kyoon (May 17, 2017). "Gummy preparing her fifth album". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  3. ^ Gummy Makes a Comeback after 3 Years. KBS World. March 3, 2008. Retrieved March 18, 2008.
  4. ^ KBS World. Gummy Sweeps Online Music Charts. March 17, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  5. ^ 247 Asian Media. Gummy Officially Joined C-JES. October 24, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  6. ^ "Gummy's 'You are My Everything' snatches #1 in 8 countries!". Allkpop. Retrieved March 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ Sung, So-young (February 3, 2015). "Jo Jung-suk, Gummy in relationship". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ http://isplus.live.joins.com/news/article/article.asp?total_id=22737774&cloc=
  9. ^ "Jo Jung Suk and Gummy's mariage announcement". Asia One. 
  10. ^ a b "K-Pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 19, 2009. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  11. ^ a b c "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  12. ^ "2004.02월 - 가요 음반 판매량" [February 2004 K-Pop Album Sales Volume]. Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on September 7, 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  13. ^ "2005.2월 - 가요 음반 판매량" [February 2005 K-Pop Album Sales Volume]. Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 20, 2005. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  14. ^ "2005.12월 - 가요 음반 판매량" [December 2005 K-Pop Album Sales Volume]. Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 25, 2006. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  15. ^ "2017년 06월 Album Chart" [June 2017 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  16. ^ "2006년 가요음반판매량" [2006 Album Sales Volume]. Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  17. ^ "2015년 04월 Album Chart" [April 2015 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  18. ^ "Gummyの作品" [Gummy's Works]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  19. ^ "2014년 06월 Album Chart" [June 2014 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  20. ^ a b "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Association. Retrieved April 13, 2018. 
  21. ^ "역대수상자" [Previous Winners]. Golden Disc Awards (in Korean). Retrieved April 14, 2018. 
  22. ^ "MAMA History". Mnet Asian Music Awards. Retrieved April 14, 2018. 
  23. ^ "2nd Award Winners". Korean Music Awards (in Korean). Retrieved April 14, 2018. 
  24. ^ "Yearly Award". Melon Music Awards (in Korean). Retrieved April 14, 2018. 
  25. ^ "Gummy wins K-pop new artist award at Japan billboard awards". Korea.net. Korean Culture and Information Service. March 5, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2018. 
  26. ^ "[2016 아시아 아티스트 어워즈(AAA)] '시그널' 조진웅-엑소 대상…"스태프들과 나눠야 할 상"(종합)". News Inside (in Korean). November 17, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2018. 
  27. ^ "'서울가요대상' 거미, OST부문 4관왕 달성 '그랜드슬램'". Sports Chosun (in Korean). January 19, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2018. 
  28. ^ "British-American TV series wins top prize in Seoul Drama Awards". Yonhap News Agency. September 8, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2018. 

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