Hong Jin-young

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Hong Jin-young
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Hong Jin-young in 2017
Native name 홍진영
Born Hong Jin-young
(1985-08-09) August 9, 1985 (age 31)
Gwangju, South Korea
Education Chosun University
Occupation Singer
Musical career
Genres Trot
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Labels Music K Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 홍진영
Revised Romanization Hong Jin-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Hong Chinyŏng

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.[1] She also holds the Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Trade program from the same university.[2][3]


In 2006, she played a role in Yeon Gaesomun, a historical Korean drama that takes place in the 7th century.[4]

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).[citation needed] 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.[5] 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".[6] 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.


Studio albums[edit]

  • BOOMING SWAN (2007)[5]


  • Life Note (2014)
  • The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (2016)


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
V Chart
"Love Battery" 2009
  • KOR:
Non album-singles
"My Love" 2010
  • KOR:
Non album-singles
"Boogie Man" 2013
  • KOR:
Life Note
"Itaewon Battery" 2014
  • KOR:
Non album-singles
"Cheer Up" 2015
  • KOR:
Life Note
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life
"Love Wifi"
  • KOR:
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life
"Thumb Up" 2016
  • KOR:
"The Moon Represents My Heart"
  • KOR:
Non album-singles
"Loves Me, Loves Me Not" 2017 86[7]
  • KOR: 18,114[8]
Non album-singles
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
China's chart positions are derived from Baidu Weekly Singles Charts.



Year Title Role Note
2006 Who Slept with Her?

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Note
2006 Yeon Gaesomun Herself SBS Cameo
2011 Lights and Shadows Yoon Ji-hye MBC
2014 My Secret Hotel Cameo[9][10] tvN Episode 7–8

TV show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
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[11] (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)[12]
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)[13]
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)[14]
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)


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


  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. 
  3. ^ "Hong Jin-young interview". Nate.com. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Korean Actors/Actresses". Daum.net. 24 May 2007. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "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. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  8. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  9. ^ "Hong Jin Young to Make Cameo Appearance on ‘My Secret Hotel’". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Nam Goong Min Shares Story Behind Hong Jin Young’s Appearance on ‘My Secret Hotel’". Newsen. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Nam Goong Min and Hong Jin Young to Wed on ‘We Got Married’". Newsen. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "Hong Jin Young Reveals that She Got Plastic Surgery on Eyes and Nose". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "Super Junior′s Eunhyuk, Hong Jin Young and Lim Ju Hwan to Appear on ′Running Man′". Newsen. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  14. ^ http://msportalkorea.mt.co.kr/news/n_news_view.php?gisa_uniq=2017040913074276981