Hong Jin-young in 2017
August 9, 1985
Gwangju, South Korea
|Labels||Music K Entertainment|
|Revised Romanization||Hong Jin-yeong|
Hong Jin-young (born August 9, 1985), better known as the Queen of Trot and by the mononym Jinyoung, is a South Korean trot singer. She was a member of Mnet Media's girl group SWAN. In 2009, she debuted as a soloist.
In 2012, Jin-young completed her doctoral course at the Chosun University in Business Administration. She also holds the Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Trade program from the same university.
Jin-young began her music career in 2007, with SWAN, a Korean girl group which the name stands for "Strong Women Achiever, No Spouse" primarily consisting Han Ji-na, Hong Jin-young, Heo Yoonmi and Kim Yeon-ji with their song "Call Me When You Hear This Song" (featuring Coolapika). In 2009 her agency suggested her to switch to become a solo trot singer, a suggestion she initially resisted given her young age. Nonetheless she released her first digital single, Love Battery. On 6 August 2010, she returned with a new digital single entitled, My Love. On June 30, 2011, Jin-young 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". About 3 years later, she returned with released digital single, Boogie Man on 22 March 2013.
In 2014, she has been in a virtual marriage with Namkoong Min in a variety show called We Got Married. She also appeared in episode 205 of famous Korean variety show Running Man alongside Baek Ji-young, Miss A's Fei, Kang Seung-hyun and Lee Guk-joo. She later appeared on Strong Heart and also appeared on "Eat & Eat", a special episode of Happy Together.
In 2017, Jin-young was cast as a regular member of Sister's Slam Dunk. She was assigned as a rapper by Minzy as it has been Jin-young's dream to become a rapper for a group, and she will receive help from Minzy and Jeon So-mi to compose the lyrics.
- BOOMING SWAN (2007)
- Life Note (2014)
- The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (2016)
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Sales
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life
||The Most Beautiful Moment in Life|
|"The Moon Represents My Heart"||—||—||
|"Loves Me, Loves Me Not"||2017||86||—||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
China's chart positions are derived from Baidu Weekly Singles Charts.
|2006||Who Slept with Her?|
|2011||Lights and Shadows||Yoon Ji-hye||MBC|
|2014||My Secret Hotel||Cameo||tvN||Episode 7–8|
|2010||Happy Together||KBS2||Guest (Episode 158)|
|2013||Happy Together||KBS2||Guest (Episode 318)|
|Hello Counselor||KBS||Guest (Episode 121)|
|Radio Star||MBC||Guest (Episode 332)|
|Radio Star||MBC||Guest (Episode 359)|
|Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend||KBS||Performer (Episode 107) with Joosuc|
|Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend||KBS||Performer (Episode 114) with Outsider|
|Barefooted Friends||SBS||Guest (Episode 29)|
|2014||We Got Married Season 4||MBC||Regular host; cast member with Namkoong Min (Episodes 214-262)|
|Radio Star||MBC||Guest (Episode 370)|
|Kim Jiyeon's Sweet 19||tvN||Cast member|
|Need More Romance||tvN||Guest (Episode 1)|
|Infinite Challenge||MBC||Guest (Episode 390)|
|Crisis Escape No. 1||KBS||Guest (Episode 437)|
|Running Man||SBS||Guest (Episode 205, 221)|
|I Am a Man||KBS||Guest (Episode 10)|
|Roommate||SBS||Guest (Episode 28)|
|Hello Counselor||KBS||Guest (Episode 202)|
|1 vs. 100||KBS2||Contestant (Episode 335)|
|Happy Together||KBS2||Guest (Episode 375)|
|2015||Weekly Idol||MBC||Guest (Episode 180)|
|Knowing Bros||JTBC||Guest (Episode 17)|
|Running Man||SBS||Guest (Episode 266)|
|King of Mask Singer||MBC||Contestant (Pilot and Episode 31-32)|
|Please Take Care of My Refrigerator||JTBC||Guest (Episode 30-31) with Park Hyun-bin|
|Yoo Hee-yeol's Sketchbook||KBS2||Performer (Episode 282) with Park Hyun-bin|
|How To Eat and Live Well||SBS||Guest (Episode 70)|
|Find! Delicious TV||MBC||Host (From 10/31/2015 to 4/2/2016)|
|Happy Together||KBS2||Guest (Episode 417)|
|2016||Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy||SBS||Guest (Episode 216)|
|Yoo Hee-yeol's Sketchbook||KBS2||Performer (Episode 301) with Kim Soo-mi, Park Myung-soo and Yoo Jae-Hwan|
|King of Mask Singer||MBC||Panelist (Episode 53-54)|
|Running Man||SBS||Guest (Episode 299)|
|Hello Counselor||KBS||Guest (Episode 287)|
|Cool Kiz on the Block||KBS||Guest (Episode 158)|
|Yoo Hee-yeol's Sketchbook||KBS2||Performer (Episode 328)|
|Do As Talk (Chuseok Special Show)||MBC||Jeollado Team with Park Myung-soo and Jeong Jinwoon|
|Knowing Bros||JTBC||Guest (Episode 41-42)|
|Happy Together||KBS2||Guest (Episode 468)|
|2017||Sister's Slam Dunk Season 2||KBS2||Cast member|
|Living Together in Empty Room||MBC||Cast member with Kim Shin-young and Block B's P. O (Pilot, Episodes 1-5)|
|1 vs. 100||KBS2||Contestant (Episode 480) with Han Chae-young|
|Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend||KBS||Performer (Episode 298) with Sister's Slam Dunk cast|
|Knowing Bros||JTBC||Guest (Episode 60)|
|Golden Tambourine||Mnet||Guest (Episode 9)|
|Secretly Greatly||MBC||Guest (Episode 17)|
|Video Star||MBC Every 1||Guest (Episode 32)|
|Radio Star||MBC||Guest (Episode 521)|
|Yoo Hee-yeol's Sketchbook||KBS2||Performer (Episode 366) with Kim Young-chul|
|Hello Counselor||KBS||Guest (Episode 312)|
|Running Man||SBS||Guest (Episode 356)|
|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|
|Seoul Music Awards||Thumbs Up||Won|
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- "2NE1, 2PM, T-ara, IU, & more perform at Changwon’s 1st Anniversary Hope Concert". All Kpop. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
- "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-04-30.
- "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-04-30.
- "Hong Jin Young to Make Cameo Appearance on ‘My Secret Hotel’". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
- "Nam Goong Min Shares Story Behind Hong Jin Young’s Appearance on ‘My Secret Hotel’". Newsen. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
- "Nam Goong Min and Hong Jin Young to Wed on ‘We Got Married’". Newsen. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
- "Hong Jin Young Reveals that She Got Plastic Surgery on Eyes and Nose". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
- "Super Junior′s Eunhyuk, Hong Jin Young and Lim Ju Hwan to Appear on ′Running Man′". Newsen. Retrieved 7 November 2015.