JeA performing at Brown Eyed Girls' concert "Tonight 37.2°C" in December 2012.
September 18, 1981 
Seoul, South Korea
|Height||158.9 cm (5 ft 3 in)|
|Associated acts||Brown Eyed Girls|
Kim Hyo-jin (born September 18, 1981), better known by her stage name JeA is a South Korean singer and songwriter. She is best known as the leader of South Korean girl group Brown Eyed Girls. As a solo artist, she has contributed numerous songs to various soundtracks.
- 1 Career
- 2 Song writing
- 3 Discography
- 4 Filmography
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Before her debut in Brown Eyed Girls, JeA, then known simply by her name Kim Hyo-jin was a member of the original soundtrack group 3point and had previously been singing original soundtracks.
Brown Eyed Girls
JeA is the one responsible for the creation of Brown Eyed Girls and was actively involved in the selection of the other members besides herself. The four members - JeA, Narsha, Ga In and Miryo - performed several small shows under the name "Crescendo" before officially debuting as Brown Eyed Girls in 2006. JeA is the leader and main vocalist of the group.
JeA released her first solo album, "Just JeA", in 2013. She is the last of the members of Brown Eyed Girls to release a solo album. Aside from being a singer she's also a composer and producer. She started composing for her group with their second album and later on wrote songs for other artists also. She expanded her resume by trying her hand on producing with the Brown Eyed Girls' The Original and her solo album.
A representative of Brown Eyed Girls’ agency, Nega Network, confirmed that JeA has been dating YG Entertainment producer Choi Pil Kang (also known as PK) for 3 years. The next day, JeA confirmed and released a letter to her fans on Twitter.
JeA is an avid songwriter, and has written many song for herself, Brown Eyed Girls and other artists.
List of songs written by JeA
|2006||Brown Eyed Girls||"Far Away (feat. MC Mong)"||Yes||No|
|2009||"잘할게요" (JeA's Wedding Song)||Yes||Yes|
|Gain, Jo Kwon||"우리 사랑하게 됐어요" (We Fell In Love)||No||Yes|
|2010||Miryo, JeA||"Love Is..."||No||Yes|
|2011||Brown Eyed Girls||"불편한 진실" (An Inconvenient Truth)||Yes||Yes|
|2012||"한 여름 밤의 꿈" (A Midsummer Night's Dream)||No||Yes|
|B1A4||"Be My Girl (Jinyoung solo)"||Yes||Yes|
|2013||JeA||"안아보자 (feat. Jeong Yeop)" (Let's Hug)||No||Yes|
|Brown Eyed Girls||"After Club"||No||Yes|
|"날아갈래" (I'm Going to Fly)||No||Yes|
|Title||Album details||Peak positions||Sales|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2010||"Because You Sting" (니가 따끔거려서)
(with G.O of MBLAQ)
|2012||"Let's Hug" (안아보자)
(with Jeong Yeop of Browneyed Soul)
|2013||"While You're Sleeping" (그대가 잠든 사이)||28||36|
|2016||"Bad Girl" (나쁜 여자)
(with Jeong Yeop of Browneyed Soul)
|"Winter, It's You" (겨울 너야)||—||—||non-album Release|
|2006||JeA & Yeonji (SeeYa)||"The Day"||To My Lover|
|2009||Someday||"Did You Know (Duet Ver.)" (알고 있나요)
(Someday ft. JeA)
|2010||Cho PD||"La La Land" (랄라랜드)
(Cho PD feat. Narsha and JeA of Brown Eyed Girls)
|Brown Eyed Girls||"Love Is..."
(JeA & Miryo)
|SIGN (Japanese single)|
|Film (Film Rattapoom)||"Face 2 Face"
(Film ft. JeA)
|2012||B1A4||"Be My Girl"
(Jinyoung solo - feat. JeA of Brown Eyed Girls)
|In the Wind|
as Kim Hyo-jin
|2003||"Please Stay By My Side" (내 곁에 남아달라고)
(with Guk Tae Ha)
|Escape from Unemployment|
|"I Told You I Love You" (사랑한다고 말했잖아요)||Bodyguard|
|"Invisible Love" (보이지 않는 사랑)||Garden of Eve|
|2004||"Feeling of Love" (사랑느낌)||Lovers in Paris|
|2006||"Prayer" (기도)||Tree of Heaven|
as JeA of Brown Eyed Girls
|2007||"Have Sorrow" (애상가)||The King and I|
|2008||"Hateful Love" (미운 사랑)
(with Black Pearl)
|East of Eden|
|"Much Love" (다애/多愛)||The Kingdom of The Winds|
(with Lee Young Hyun of Big Mama)
|"Stray Child" (미아)||The Slave Hunters|
|"Poison"||The Fugitive: Plan B|
|2011||"Fool For You" (그대 바보)||Padam Padam|
|2012||"Because of You" (너 때문에)||History of a Salaryman|
|2013||"Secret Note" (비밀노트)||When a Man Falls in Love|
|2016||"Want it" (원해)(with ZoPD)||Sweet Stranger and Me|
|2015||Hello Counselor||KBS2||Episode 249 (with Brown Eyed Girls)|
|2016||Happy Together||KBS2||Episode 453|
|King of Mask Singer||MBC||Contestant as "Bangkok Friends Fan" (episodes 69 and 70)|
- Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
- (Korean) 아걸 가인-제아 동시 생일파티 사진 대방출 “민낯가리기 개성넘쳐” (Brown Eyed Girls Members Gain and Jea Joint Birthday Party Pictures Released, "Covered Faces Overflow with Personality"). The Chosun Ilbo. September 21, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- (Korean) 8월 25일 앨범 발매, 소녀시대, 카라와 정면 승부! (Album Release Date August 25, Duking it Out with Girls' Generation and Kara!). Mydaily. August 8, 2010. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- Brown Eyed Girls' Ga-In signs solo album deal. Channel NewsAsia. December 23, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- (Korean) 브아걸 제아, 추노OST `미아`로 뜨거운 인기몰이 (BEG's Jea Earns Hot Popularity with "Mia" from Chuno Soundtrack). Korea Economic Daily. February 18, 2010. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- (Korean) Lee, Jun-bae. '트러블메이커' 아이유 꺾고 정상 ("Troublemaker" Beats IU to the Top). Kyeongin Ilbo. December 28, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- (Korean) Jo, Eun-yeong. `도망자 PlanB` OST 13일 발매 (The Fugitive: Plan B OST Released on the 13th). Maeil Business Newspaper. October 5, 2010. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- "'Brown Eyed Girls' JeA and YGE producer Choi Pil Kang revealed to be in a relationship". Allkpop. November 27, 2013.
- Brown Eyed Girls’ Jea Has Been Dating YG Music Producer for 3 Years.
- "'Brown Eyed Girls' JeA writes a message for fans following relationship news.". Allkpop. November 27, 2013.
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