Jeong Jinwoon

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Jeong Jin-woon
Jung Jin-woon at Super race grid work, 16 April 2017 03.jpg
April 2017
Born (1991-05-02) May 2, 1991 (age 26)
Seoul, South Korea
Other names Jung Jin-woon
Occupation
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Years active 2008–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
(2008–2015)
Mystic Entertainment
(2015–present)
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 정진운
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jeong Jin-un
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Chin'un

Jeong Jin-woon (Hangul: 정진운), most often credited as Jinwoon, is a South Korean idol singer and actor. Debuted as a member of the group 2AM in July 2008.[1] Began his acting career in 2012 in the KBS's series Dream High 2, playing Jin Yoo-jin.

Biography[edit]

Jinwoon was born on May 2, 1991[2] in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated high school from BaekAhm High School. He, along with Shinee's Onew and Girls' Generation's Seohyun, had the highest national score for their high school SATs exam. He studied at Daejin University, Dept. of Theatre and Visual Arts, the same class as fellow group member, Seulong. Jinwoon is known to be close to 91-liners, such as Nicole Jung former member of Kara,[3] Son Dong-woon of Beast,[4] Mir of MBLAQ, Key of Shinee, and Seohyun of Girls' Generation. On October 7, 2013 he suffered a car accident and went into surgery. The surgery went well and currently he is going through a recovery process.

His cousin, Park Mi So,[5][6] is currently a member of a South Korean Kpop girl group "TAHITI".

Career[edit]

2AM[edit]

He was originally eliminated from 2AM in the Hot Blood documentary, but Jinwoon eventually returned after one of the chosen members Daehun had to return to the States for personal reasons. Prior to debut, he was in a band called "No Comment". He plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, bongo and piano.

Solo Promotions[edit]

On August 7, 2011, the music video of his first solo single, "You Walking Towards Me" was released by Big Hit Entertainment. Jinwoon wrote and composed the song. It also features mixing by engineer Michael Brauer. Jinwoon held his debut stage last month[when?] at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival, where he performed "You Walking Towards Me". His limited single (1,000 copies) went on sale on August 4.[7] Also included on the single was another song he composed, "Lalala".

This was followed by another two-single mini-album, which includes the songs "Now or Never" and "Psycho",[8] which he wrote.[9] On November 8, Jinwoon pleased the fans by allowing his song "Psycho" to be downloaded for free.[10] The album and music video were released November 17.[11]

On November 25, he held his first solo concert at Hongdae V Hall in Seoul. To help establish his 'rocker roots', he received mentorship from veteran rock band YB, vocalist Yoon Do Hyun, and bassist Park Tae Hee. Big Hit Entertainment revealed on November 15, "Jinwoon successfully completed a joint production with Yoon Do Hyun's Band, who he's admired for a long time. Through his concert, Jinwoon will deviating from his 2AM image to show a new "rocker" side to his personality." [12]

On February 29, 2012 he released his OST song "We Are The B" for KBS's Dream High 2 together with Kang So-ra, Jr. and Kim Ji Soo.[13]

He was then featured in his friend Nicole Jung's solo track "Lost" in Kara Collection, both in Korean and Japanese.

Acting[edit]

In 2009, he made an appearance on the television series Family Needed.

He was hosting M.net's M! Countdown along with bandmate Jo Kwon in 2010.

He was cast for KBS's Drama Dream High Season 2 in 2012 as one of the main character Jin Yoojin, who dreams of becoming a rock star that attends Kirin Art School.[14]

Jinwoon paired with Go Jun Hee in We Got Married in 2013.

Jinwoon being MC Music Bank with Park Se Young since April 12, 2013 until he got car accident and promote Park Seo Joon to replace him.

He was cast as Han Yeo Reum in TVN's drama Marriage Over Dating in 2014.

He played in a South Korean television series called Madame Antoine, which was released in January 2016.

Personal life[edit]

On September 21, 2016, JYP Entertainment released an official report stating that Jinwoon and Yeeun from Wonder Girls are in a relationship and had been dating for the past 3 years. On April 23, 2017, it was announced that the pair had parted ways.

Discography[edit]

Title Year Peak chart position Sales
(Digital download)[15]
Album
KOR
[16]
KOR
Hot 100

[17]
JPN
Oricon
Korean
"Walk On" 2011 37 N/A
  • KOR: 134,191+ (DL)
Non-album single
"If Not Now" (featuring YB) 62
  • KOR: 225,464+ (DL)
"Will" (featuring Tiger JK) 2016
  • KOR: –
"Set Me Free" (with Hanbin Chyung) 2017 TBA TBA
Japanese
"Will" 2016 31 Non-album single
"–" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region

Single albums[edit]

Title Album details Track listing
You Walking Towards Me (걸어온다)
Now or Never (지금이 아니면)
Jung Jin Woon Maxi Single Album Vol. 1 - WILL
Set Me Free (with Jeong Hanbin (정한빈))
Love Is True

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
Sales
(DL)
Album
KOR
Gaon

[19]
2010 "Like a Fool" (with 2AM) N/A N/A Personal Taste OST
"No. 1" (with 2AM) N/A N/A Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album
2011 "Can't I Love You (사랑하면 안될까)" (with Lee Chang-min) N/A N/A Dream High OST
2012 "B급 인생 (We are the B)" (with Kang So-ra, Park Jin-young and Kim Ji-soo)
13[20]
Dream High 2 OST
2014 "Saying I Love You (사랑한단 말)" (with Lee Chang-min) N/A N/A Hotel King OST

Filmography[edit]

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2011 Dream High flash mob dancer (cameo, ep 16) KBS2
2012 Dream High 2 Jin Yu-jin
2013 Family Kang Dong-won (cameo)
2014 Marriage, Not Dating Han Yeo-reum tvN
2016 Madame Antoine Choi Seung-chan JTBC

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2012 Law of the Jungle SBS Himself Madagascar
2015 Yap Island, Hidden Kingdom (Brunei)
2016 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant As "One Wins Plus Singer King Minus", episode 73

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2011 "You, Walking Towards Me" Jeong Jinwoon (debut single)
"Now or Never" Jeong Jinwoon (2nd single)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2014 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best Young Actor Marriage, Not Dating Nominated
Best OST by a Male Artist (with Lee Changmin) Saying I Love You Nominated
2015 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Challenger Award Law of the Jungle Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2AM Info" (in Korean). STAR NEWS. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  3. ^ (in Korean) "How Close are Nicole and Jinwoon"
  4. ^ (in Korean) "Nicole with Jinwoon and Dongwoon"
  5. ^ (in Korean) "2AM 정진운·타히티 미소, 알고보니 이종사촌지간"
  6. ^ 2AM's Jinwoon shows support for his cousin TAHITI's Miso
  7. ^ (in Korean) "Jinwoon Unveils MV for You Walking Towards Me
  8. ^ (in Korean) "Jinwoon releases Psycho"
  9. ^ (in Korean) "Jinwoon releases follow up single"
  10. ^ (in Korean) "Psycho Free Download"
  11. ^ (in Korean) "Jinwoon releases Now or Never MV"
  12. ^ (in Korean) "Jinwoon's solo concert"
  13. ^ (in Korean) OST Dream High 2 Part 6 "We Are The B"
  14. ^ (in Korean) "Jinwoon is a Perfect Fit for his Dream High 2 Role"
  15. ^ Download sales
  16. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2017-03-09. Retrieved 2015-02-24. 
  17. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Music Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-02-24. 
  18. ^ オリコン週間 CDシングルランキング 2016年10月03日~2016年10月09日 31~40位
  19. ^ "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. 
  20. ^ "Gaon Chart: 2012-03-04~2012-03-10". 
  21. ^ Cumulative sales for "We are the B":

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