J-Min

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J-Min
Native name
오지민
Birth nameOh Ji-min
Born (1988-05-27) May 27, 1988 (age 30)
Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active2007–present
Labels
Associated actsSMTown
Websitej-min.smtown.com
J-Min
Hangul
제이민
Revised RomanizationJeimin
McCune–ReischauerCheimin
Birth name
Hangul
오지민
Hanja
吳志旼
Revised RomanizationOh Ji-min
McCune–ReischauerOh Chi-min

Oh Ji-Min (born May 27, 1988), known professionally as J-Min, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and musical actress. She began her career in Japan before eventually debuting in South Korea.

Career[edit]

2007–2009: Debut[edit]

J-Min made her debut in Japan with her first extended play, Korogaru Ringo, on September 12, 2007.

On January 16, 2008, J-Min's second Japanese extended play, Dream On.. was released. Following the release of her second extended play, her cover album title "The Singer" was released on November 19. The album included cover songs from several Japanese songs previously released.

J-Min released a digital single titled Change/One on May 27, 2009. The single was her last released under Avex Trax before her contract expired in 2012.

2012–2013: Original soundtracks, If You Want, musical roles and Heart Theatre[edit]

J-Min released several original soundtracks for dramas in 2012. She released the first soundtrack, titled "Hello, Love", for KBS2's drama Wild Romance on January 30. The second soundtrack, titled "시공천 애", was released for MBC's drama God of War on April 13. The third soundtrack, titled "Can't Say It", was released for MBC's drama The King 2 Hearts on April 27. The fourth soundtrack, titled "Story", was released for KBS2's drama Sent from Heaven on July 2. The fifth soundtrack, titled "Stand Up", was released for SBS's drama To the Beautiful You on August 15. Apart from composing the song, Groovie. K also provided the lyrics for the song. The music video for "Stand Up" was released on September 19, 2012. Aside from featuring early scenes from the drama series, it also included a guest appearance by TRAX's Jungmo.[1] The band version of the music video was unveiled on October 4, 2012.[2] J-Min and Jungmo performed a special stage on Inkigayo on August 26, 2012.[3] Her last soundtrack in 2012, titled "Beautiful Days", was released for KBS2's drama School 2013 on December 11.

In June 2012, J-Min started her musical career with the role of Gloria in the musical 'Jack the Ripper'. The musical ran from June 1 to August 18, 2012, at Chungmu Art Hall in Seoul.

J-Min signed a contract with Nayutawave Records (now also known EMI Records) in 2012. She later released the digital single If You Want on November 21, 2012. A few months later, her new digital single title Heart Theater was released on March 13, 2013.

In February 2013, J-Min starred in the musical 'The Three Musketeers' as Constance. It ran from February 20 to April 21, 2013, at Chungmu Art Hall in Seoul.[4]

2014–present: Cross The Border, domestic debut, musical[edit]

J-Min released her first Japanese album, Cross The Border on January 21, 2014. She also recorded the soundtrack Hero for MBC's drama Miss Korea. On June 19, J-Min made her official debut stage, performing Hoo on the music program M Countdown and various weekly music programs. Her pre-released single Hoo was digitally released on June 24.[5]Hoo is an acoustic ballad and a re-arrangement of Hero, the soundtrack for the drama Miss Korea. Following pre-released single, her extended play title Shine was digitally released on July 18 and physically on July 21.[6] The music video featured Titan and starred by SM Rookies' Ji Han Sol.

In 2015, J-Min played Vanessa in the musical In The Heights. She alternated the role with actress Oh Soyeon. The musical was produced by SM C&C, a subsidiary of S.M. Entertainment, and ran from September 4 to November 22 at 'Blue Square'.[7] In December 2015, J-Min confirmed that she would be playing Yitzhak in the musical Hedwig: New Makeup. The musical ran from March 1, 2016, to May 29, 2016, at Hongik University Art Center.[8]

J-Min released the digital single Way Back Home on July 8, 2016, as part of SM Entertainment's project SM Station. The song was composed by Shim Eunji and the music video starred Red Velvet's Yeri.[9] She performed this song for the first time on SM Town Live World Tour V in Osaka.

On August 5, 2016, it was announced that she would release her digital single Ready For Your Love on August 9.[10] The music video for Ready For Your Love, starring J-Min and NCT's Johnny, was released on August 9, along with the digital single.[11] On October 15, J-Min was confirmed to become radio host on Arirang Radio's SoundK for "musictomusic" corner.

In February 2017, J-Min was confirmed to cast in the musical drama entitled Boys Over Flowers: The Musical. A musical version has previously been performed in Japan. She will be playing role as Tsukushi (or Geum Jan Di). The musical will run from February 24, 2017, to May 7, 2017, in Seoul.[12] On March 17, she announced the release of a digital single, Alive on March 20.[13]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[14]
JPN
Cross The Border
  • Released: January 22, 2014 (JPN)
  • Label: Nayutawave
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[14]
JPN
Korogaru Ringo (ころがる林檎)
  • Released: September 12, 2007 (JPN)
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Dream on..
  • Released: January 16, 2008 (JPN)
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Formats: CD, digital download
The Singer1
  • Released: November 19, 2008 (JPN)
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Shine 18
  • KOR: 723+
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[15]
JPN
Japanese
"Korogaru Ringo" 2007 Korogaru Ringo
"Dream on..." 2008 Dream on...
"CHANGE" 2009 CHANGE/One (single)
"One"
"If You Want" 2012 Cross The Border
"Heart Theater" 2013
"Sorry" 2014
Korean
"Hoo" 2014 Shine
"Shine"
"Way Back Home" 2016 Non album-single
"Ready For Your Love"
"Alive" 2017
"—" denotes songs that did not chart

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Album
KOR
[15]
"Hello, Love" 2012 Wild Romance Soundtrack[16]
"시공천애" God of War Soundtrack[17]
"Can't Say It" The King 2 Hearts Soundtrack[18]
"Story" Sent from Heaven Soundtrack[19]
"Stand Up" 123 To the Beautiful You Soundtrack[20]
"Beautiful Days"[21] School 2013 Soundtrack[22]
"Hero"[23] 2014 Miss Korea Soundtrack[24]
"—" denotes songs that did not chart

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)" [25]2 2011 SM Town 2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Gift

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Title Year
Japanese
"Dream On.." 2008
"Change/One" 2009
"If You Want" 2012
"Heart Theater" 2013
"Cross The Border" 2014
"Sorry"
Korean
"Hoo" 2014
"Shine"
"Way Back Home" 2016
"Ready For Your Love"
"Alive" 2017

Concerts[edit]

Headlining[edit]

  • 2008~2009 JAPAN Live Concert [J-Min Acoustic Live: The Singer]

Concert participation[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2017 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant March 19, as "I Am Forsythia"

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
Jack the Ripper 2012-2013 Gloria
The Three Musketeers 2013-2014 Constance [26]
In the Heights 2015 Vanessa [27]
Hedwig: New Makeup 2016 Yitzhak
All Shook Up Natalie
In the Heights 2016-2017 Vannesa Tokyo, Yokohama, Seoul
Boys Over Flowers: The Musical 2017 Tsukushi
Hedwig 2017-2018 Yitzhak
All Shook Up Natalie [28]
The Three Musketeers 2018 Constance [29]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "J-Min releases band version of "Stand Up" MV". Allkpop. October 4, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "J-Min debuts with "Stand Up" from 'To the Beautiful You' OST on 'Inkigayo'!". Allkpop. August 26, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "'The Three Musketeers' Casts Kyuhyun-Chang Min-Jun.K-Yenny and More". Kpop Starz. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "SM Solo Artist J-Min To Debut In Korea On June 23". Kpop Starz. June 20, 2014. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
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  7. ^ "Chen, Sunggyu, Dongwoo, Key, Luna, and other celebrities were cast in musical 'In The Heights'!"". Allkpop. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  8. ^ "SM soloist J-Min joins musical 'Hedwig' with veterans like Jo Jung Suk, Jo Seung Woo, and more - allkpop.com".
  9. ^ "Watch: J-Min Drops "Way Back Home" MV For SM STATION, Starring Red Velvet's Yeri - Soompi". www.soompi.com.
  10. ^ "Solo artist J-Min poses with beautiful plants for her upcoming digital single - allkpop.com".
  11. ^ SMTOWN (8 August 2016). "J-Min 제이민 'Ready For Your Love' MV" – via YouTube.
  12. ^ "'꽃보다 남자' 성민·켄·민·이창섭, 포스터 공개...24일 국내 초연". Xportsnews. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
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  19. ^ "Sent from Heaven OST Part 6 album on Naver Music" (in Korean). Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  20. ^ "To The Beautiful You OST Part 1 album on Naver Music" (in Korean). Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  21. ^ J-Min, 드라마 ‘학교 2013’ OST 참여 (in Korean). Gaon Chart. December 11, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  22. ^ "School 2013 OST Part 2 album on Naver Music" (in Korean). Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  23. ^ 제이민, '미스코리아' OST 참여..감성 발라드 'Hero' 공개 (in Korean). The Star. January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  24. ^ "Miss Korea OST 'Hero' album on Naver Music". Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  25. ^ "2011 SM Town – Winter The Warmest Gift + Poster in Tube" (in English and Korean). YesAsia. December 15, 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2011.
  26. ^ "Yenny, Kyuhyun, Jun.K, Kim Min Jong, and more cast in 'The Three Musketeers' musical". Allkpop. 4 January 2013.
  27. ^ Lee, So-dam. "첸 동우 성규 루나 키 등…뮤지컬 '인 더 하이츠' 캐스팅 [스포츠투데이]". SportsToday. stoo.com. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  28. ^ "[S포토] 대현-박정아-휘성-허영생-제이민-손호영, '올슉업 화이팅' (올슉업 프레스콜) ::".
  29. ^ 헤럴드경제 (20 March 2018). "[현장;뷰] 뮤지컬 '삼총사' 제이민 "기특한 나, 성장한 콘스탄스 보여줄 것"".

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