Hong Jin-young

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Hong Jin-young
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Hong Jin-young in 2017
Native name 홍진영
Born (1985-08-09) August 9, 1985 (age 33)
Gwangju, South Korea
Education Chosun University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • entertainer
Musical career
Genres Trot
Years active 2006–present
Labels
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Hong Jin-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Hong Chinyŏng

Hong Jin-young (born August 9, 1985) is a South Korean trot singer and entertainer. She was a member of the short-lived South Korean girl group SWAN, who debuted in 2007. In 2009, she returned to the music scene debuting as a trot singer. She is known for her vocal ability, signature aegyo, appearances on many variety programs and prevalence at events throughout South Korea all year round.

Education[edit]

In 2012, Hong Jin-young completed her doctoral degree at the Chosun University in Business Administration.[1] She also holds the Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Trade program from the same university.[2][3]

Career[edit]

2006–2008: Career beginnings[edit]

Hong made her debut in small film and television roles. In 2006, she had a small part in the movie Who Slept With Her? (누가 그녀와 잤을까) and she also played a role in Yeon Gaesomun, a historical Korean drama that takes place in the seventh century.[4]

Hong began her music career in 2007, with SWAN (스완), a Korean girl group consisting of members, Han Ji-na, Hong Jin-young, Heo Yoon-mi and Kim Yeon-ji, with their debut song "Call Me When You Hear This Song" (이 노래 들으면 전화해), featuring Coolapika.

2009–present: Solo career[edit]

In 2009, her agency (CCM) CEO suggested her to switch to become a solo trot singer, a suggestion she initially resisted given her young age, as trot is regarded as an "older" genre of music in Korea. Nonetheless, she released her first digital single, "Love Battery" (사랑의 배터리).[5] On August 6, 2010, she returned with a new digital single entitled, "My Love". On June 30, 2011, Hong along with many of South Korea's rising stars sang at the Changwon Sports Complex in a concert called "Changwon's First Anniversary Hope Concert, We Are".[6] On March 22, 2013, she returned with the release of the digital single, "Boogie Man" (부기맨). During the year of 2014 she had parted ways from Core Contents Media alongside Davichi.[7]

Hong is well known for her multiple appearances on popular music variety shows like Immortal Songs 2 and King of Mask Singer. In 2014, she was a panelist and also in a virtual marriage with Namkoong Min on a popular variety show, We Got Married. In November of that year, Hong released her first EP, Life Note (인생노트) with the title song “Cheer Up” (산다는 건). Her virtual husband, Namkoong Min, appeared as her love interest in the music video in a cameo role.[8]

In 2016, she released her second EP, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (화양연화), with title song “Thumb Up” (엄지 척) and “Love Wifi” (사랑의 와이파이). She also released a cover of a well-known Chinese song called “The Moon Represents My Heart” (月亮代表我的心/월량대표아적심). For the Korean remake, Hong wrote the lyrics herself.

In February 2017, Hong released a digital single called “Loves Me, Loves Me Not” (사랑한다 안한다) from “A Fabricated City” (조작된 도시) OST.

In 2017, Hong was cast as a regular member of Sister's Slam Dunk. She was assigned as a rapper by the producers as it has been Hong's dream to become a rapper for a group, and she received direction from group leader Minzy and Jeon So-mi wrote the rap lyrics for their single, "Right?" (맞지?).

Hong collaborated with comedian Kim Young-chul to release the electrot (EDM and trot) single "Ring Ring" (따르릉) on April 20, 2017,[9] for which they won Best Trot at the 2017 MelOn Music Awards.

In 2018, Hong released a retro trot style digital single, "Good Bye" (잘가라), composed by her long-time collaborator Jo Young-soo (who also composed “Love Battery” and “Cheer Up”) and well-known K-pop lyricist Kim Eana. She wrote and composed a second electrot single "I Kicked My Luck Off" (복을 발로 차버렸어) for Kang Ho-dong, which was released through SM Station.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[10]
Life Note
  • Released: November 6, 2014
  • Labels: Music K Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Cheer Up (산다는 건)
  2. Love Battery (사랑의 배터리) (2014 Ver.)
  3. My Love (내 사랑 줄까 말까) (2014 Ver.)
  4. Boogie Man (부기맨)
  5. What's Wrong With My Age? (내 나이가 어때서)
  6. Cheer Up (Inst.)
18
花樣年華: The Most Beautiful Moment in Life
  • Released: March 24, 2016
  • Labels: Music K Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Thumb Up (엄지 척)
  2. Love Battery (사랑의 배터리) (2014 Ver.)
  3. Like Love (사랑이 좋아)
  4. Love Wifi (사랑의 와이파이)
  5. Cheer Up (산다는 건)
  6. Thumb Up (Inst.)
27

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(DL)
Album
KOR
[13]
"Love Battery" (사랑의 배터리) 2009 Non album-singles
"My Love" (내 사랑) 2010 48
"Boogie Man" (부기맨) 2013 88 Life Note
"Cheer Up" (산다는 건) 2014 19 Life Note
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life
"Love Wifi" (사랑의 와이파이) 2015 39 The Most Beautiful Moment in Life
"Thumb Up" (엄지 척) 2016 131
"The Moon Represents My Heart" (기다리는 마음) 94 Non album-singles
"Loves Me, Loves Me Not" (사랑한다 안한다) 2017 86
"Good Bye" (잘가라) 2018 94 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Collaborations[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(DL)
Album
KOR
"Itaewon Battery" (이태원 배터리)
(with Yoo Se-yoon)
2014 81 Trot X-TD Collabo
"You Are My Flower" (꽃, 달, 술)
(with DIA and Kim Yeon-ja)
2017 N/A YOLO
"Ring Ring" (따르릉)
(with Kim Young-chul)
N/A Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Album
"What's Wrong With My Age" (내 나이가 어때서) 2014 Glorious Day OST
"Give Me Back My Youth" (청춘을 돌려다오)
(featuring Outsider)
Mr. Back OST
"Like Love" (사랑이 좋아) 2015 All About My Mom OST

Writer and Composer[edit]

  • "Ring Ring" (따르릉) sung by Kim Youngchul (2017)
  • "I Kicked My Luck Off" (복을 발로 차버렸어) sung by Kang Hodong (2018)

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Note
2006 Who Slept with Her? Baek Yang (General Affairs Division)

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Note
2006 Yeon Gaesomun Cameo SBS
2011 Lights and Shadows Yoon Ji-hye MBC
2014 My Secret Hotel Cameo (Episode 7–8) tvN [21][22]

TV show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2008 Cider KBS Starred as Anna in segment, "Anna's Mistake"
2010 Flowers MBC Recurring panelist
2011 Ranking Women QTV
2013-2014 World Changing Quiz Show MBC
2014 Kim Jiyeon's Sweet 19 tvN Cast member (Episodes 10-16)
Trot X Mnet Troducer / Trot Producer (March 21, 2014 - June 06, 2014)
We Got Married Season 4 MBC Regular host; Cast member with Namkoong Min[23] (Episodes 214–262)
2015 – 2016 Rumor Has It Channel A Host (October 19, 2015 – July 4, 2016)
Find! Delicious TV MBC Host (October 31, 2015 – April 2, 2016)
2017
Living Together in Empty Room MBC Cast member (pilot, episodes 1–4, 12–15)
Sister's Slam Dunk Season 2 KBS2 Cast member

Awards[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Trot Love Battery Won
2014 14th MBC Entertainment Awards Excellence Award We Got Married Won
2015 Seoul Music Awards Best Trot 1st Mini Album Life Note Won
Golden Disk Awards Love Wifi Won
MelOn Music Awards Won
2016 Thumbs Up Won
Seoul Music Awards Thumbs Up Won
2017 MelOn Music Awards Ring Ring (Composer Version) with Kim Young-chul Won
2018 Soribada Best K-Music Awards New Hallyu Trot Award Hong Jin-Young Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singer Hong Jinyoung's amazing academic ability". kofan.com. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Hong Jin Young (홍진영) Official Thread". Kpopsingers.com. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Hong Jin-young interview". Nate.com. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Korean Actors/Actresses". Daum.net. 24 May 2007. Archived from the original on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Hong Jin Young (홍진영) Official Thread". Soompi.com. 19 June 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  6. ^ "2NE1, 2PM, T-ara, IU, & more perform at Changwon's 1st Anniversary Hope Concert". All Kpop. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Davichi and Core Contents Media Call It Quits". seoulbeats. 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  8. ^ 1theK (원더케이) (5 November 2014). "[MV] HONG JIN YOUNG(홍진영) _ Cheer Up(산다는 건)" – via YouTube.
  9. ^ "Ring Ring". m.app.melon.com.
  10. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "2014년 12월 Album Chart (국내)" [December 2014 Album Chart (Domestic)]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  12. ^ "2016년 03월 Album Chart" [March 2016 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  13. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  14. ^ "2013년 03월 Download Chart" [March 2013 Download Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). p. 2. Archived from the original on August 15, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  15. ^ Cumulative sales for "Cheer Up":
  16. ^ "2015년 02월 Download Chart" [February 2015 Download Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  17. ^ "2016년 03월 Download Chart" [March 2016 Download Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). p. 3. Archived from the original on August 16, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  18. ^ "2016년 27주차 Download Chart" [Week 27 of 2016 Download Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  19. ^ "2016년 06주차 Download Chart" [Week 06 of 2017 Download Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  20. ^ "2014년 15주차 Download Chart" [Week 15 of 2014 Download Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  21. ^ "Hong Jin Young to Make Cameo Appearance on 'My Secret Hotel'". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  22. ^ "Nam Goong Min Shares Story Behind Hong Jin Young's Appearance on 'My Secret Hotel'". Newsen. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  23. ^ "Nam Goong Min and Hong Jin Young to Wed on 'We Got Married'". Newsen. Retrieved 7 November 2015.

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