J-Min

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J-min
제이민
Birth name Oh Ji-min
Born (1988-05-27) May 27, 1988 (age 27)
Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, J-pop, Rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Piano, Guitar, Vocals
Years active 2007-present
Labels S.M. Entertainment (South Korea)
Avex Group (Japan, 2007–2012)
Nayutawave (Japan, 2012–2014)
EMI Records (Japan, 2014–present)
United Asia Management
J-Min
Hangul 제이민
Revised Romanization Jeimin
McCune–Reischauer Cheimin
Birth name
Hangul 오지민
Hanja 吳志旼
Revised Romanization Oh Ji-min
McCune–Reischauer Oh Chi-min

Oh Ji-Min (Hangul: 오지민; born on (1988-05-27) May 27, 1988 (age 27) in Seoul, South Korea), better known by her stage name J-Min (Hangul: 제이민; Japanese: ジェイミン), is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress mostly active in Japan since 2007 and South Korea since 2014 under the labels of SM Entertainment and EMI Records (and formerly with Avex Group[1]). She can speak three languages: her native Korean, Japanese, and English.

Career[edit]

Early life[edit]

In 1998, J-min began training at SM Entertainment

2007: Debut in Japan, Korogaru Ringo (ころがる林檎)[edit]

On September 12, 2007, J-Min released her first Japanese mini-album titled "Korogaru Ringo (ころがる林檎)".

2008: Dream On.., and The Singer[edit]

On January 16, 2008, J-Min made her comeback with her second Japanese mini-album titled "Dream On..", naming after a single of the same name released in the previous year.

J-Min made her second comeback with the cover album "The Singer" which consists entirely based on singing the songs which were already recorded and released previously by other artistes' on November 19, 2008.

2009-2013 : Comeback Japan, Participation Soundtrack[edit]

On May 27, 2009, J-Min released a digital Japanese single titled "Change/One".

In 2012 J-Min was participation soundtrack song for another drama in Korea. On January 30, 2012, J-Min released "Hello,Love " for the KBS2's drama Wild Romance. On April 13, 2012, J-Min released "시공천 애 " for the MBC 's drama God of War. On April 27, 2012, J-Min released "Can't Say It" for the MBC's drama The King 2 Hearts. On July 2, 2012, J-Min released "Story" for the KBS2's drama Sent from Heaven. On August 15, 2012, J-Min released "Stand Up" for the SBS's drama To The Beautiful You. On December 11, 2012, J-Min released "Beautiful Days" for the KBS2's drama School 2013.

On November 21, 2012, J-Min released another digital Japanese single titled "If You Want".

On March 13, 2013, J-Min released her fourth (overall) digital Japanese single titled "Heart Theater".

2012-2013: Musical theater debut[edit]

In June 2012, it was officially announced that J-Min was to star in the musical Jack the Ripper as Gloria, With 2AM's Changmin, Shin Sung-woo, Jung Dong-ha, Lee Hee Jung, Kang Sung jin, and more.The musical ran from 1 June to 17 August 2013 at Chungmu Art Hall in Seoul. In February 2013, it was officially announced that J-Min was to star in the musical The Three Musketeer as Constance, with Super Junior's Kyuhyun, 2AM's Changmin, 2PM's Jun.K, Wonder Girls Yenny and more. The musical ran from 20 February to 21 April 2013 at Chungmu Art Hall in Seoul[2]

2014-present: Cross The Border, Debut in Korea with Hoo and Shine[edit]

On January 21, 2014, J-Min released her second Japanese album "Cross The Border" with the title track being "Sorry".

On February 14, 2014, J-Min released "Hero" for the MBC's drama Miss Korea.

J-Min performed "Hoo" on June 19's broadcast of Mnet's M! Countdown, June 20's broadcast of KBS's Music Bank, June 21's broadcast of MBC's Music Core, and June 22's broadcast of SBS's Inkigayo with the pre-released digital Korean single "Hoo". On June 24, 2014, J-Min released the Music Video and digital Korean single titled "Hoo".[3]

"Hoo" is an acoustic ballad and a re-arrangement of "Hero", the soundtrack for the drama Miss Korea.

On July 15, 2014, J-Min released the Music Video for Shine featuring Titan and Hansol of SMRookies through her official Korean website (j-min.smtown.com) and SMTOWN's official YouTube channel ([1]). S.M. Entertainment then released the mini-album digitally on July 18, and physically on July 21.

Discography[edit]

Main article: J-Min discography

Tours and Concert[edit]

Japan Concert[edit]

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

SMTown[edit]

Musical Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012
Jack the Ripper (Musical)
Gloria
2013
The Three Musketeers
Constance
[4]

References[edit]

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