Ji-In Cho

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Ji-In Cho
Ji-in Cho, Amphi Festival 2007 (2).jpg
Ji-In Cho at the 2007 Amphi Festival
Background information
Birth nameJi-In Cho
Born (1976-12-30) 30 December 1976 (age 42)
OriginLeverkusen, Germany
GenresPower metal, Symphonic metal, Gothic metal
Occupation(s)Singer, musician
InstrumentsVocals, piano, violin
Years active2003 – present
LabelsSynergy Records
Associated actsKrypteria, Become One, And Then She Came
Ji-In Cho
Revised RomanizationJo Ji-in
McCune–ReischauerCho Chi-in

Ji-In Cho (born 30 December 1976)[1][2][3] is a German heavy metal singer of Korean descent. She has been the lead vocalist and pianist of the symphonic metal band Krypteria since December 2004 until their hiatus after her pregnancy. Following this, she became the lead vocalist of And Then She Came, a band consisting of most of the former members of Krypteria.[4][5]


Ji-In Cho began an extensive musical education, including piano lessons, when she was six years old.[6] Later she studied Music (Cologne music academy) and Theology (University of Cologne).

In 2003, Cho was unwittingly registered by a friend to the German edition of the Fame Academy television show for musical talents. For the show she recorded a cover version of Alanis Morissette's song "Ironic" which brought her into the German singles charts.[7] In the end she became a member of the band Become One that was formed by successful contestants of the show.[2]

Since December 2004, Cho has been the lead singer of the band Krypteria, whose single "Liberatio" was used for a charity campaign in aid of the tsunami victims in Southeast Asia. The outcome was proceeds of Euro 11 Million by selling 150,000 singles. "Liberatio" reached the status of a golden record and had the chart position No.3 for many weeks.

In 2012, Cho and Krypteria celebrated the birth of her first child, and took a break from live shows.[8]

In 2016, Cho and most of the former Krypteria members formed a new band called And Then She Came.[4]



With Become One[edit]

Studio Album[edit]

Year Album Peak positions
2004 1 24


Year Single Peak positions Album
2003-2004 "Don't Need Your Alibis" 16 33 52 1
2004 "Come Clean" 61  –  –

With Krypteria[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label Peak positions






2005 Liberatio SMM 24 41 25
2005 In Medias Res Synergy 66 86
2007 Bloodangel's Cry Synergy 55 44
2009 My Fatal Kiss Roadrunner 63
2011 All Beauty Must Die Liberatio 24

     denotes an unofficial release


  • Evolution Principle (2006), Synergy Records


Year Title Peak positions Album






2005 "Liberatio" 3 5 20 Liberatio
2005 "Victoriam Speramus" 89 In Medias Res
2007 "Somebody Save Me" Bloodangel's Cry
2009 "Ignition" My Fatal Kiss
2009 "For You I'll Bring the Devil Down" My Fatal Kiss
2011 "You Killed Me" All Beauty Must Die
2011 "Live To Fight Another Day" All Beauty Must Die
2011 "BVB Meisterhymne 2011" 6 none, Borussia Dortmund merchandising

     denotes an unofficial release


  1. ^ "Krypteria Band Ji-In". Krypteria official website. Archived from the original on December 20, 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2009.
  2. ^ a b Weiffen, Frank (18 August 2008). "'Das war immer mein Ding'". Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger (in German). Archived from the original on 9 September 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  3. ^ 炭鉱員の娘、ロックでドイツを揺らす. Chosun Online (in Japanese). The Chosun Ilbo. 22 December 2005. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 11 January 2009.
  4. ^ a b http://www.andthenshecame.com/en/band-en.html
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2016-08-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Krypteria© | official website Archived 2008-09-16 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b "Fame Academy featuring Ji-in Cho: Ironic". Musicline.de (in German). Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  8. ^ https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.krypteria.de/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dkrypteria%26biw%3D1920%26bih%3D888
  9. ^ "Become One Longplay-Chartverfolgung". Musicline.de (in German). Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Become One Single-Chartverfolgung". Musicline.de (in German). Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Become One discography". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 9 December 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Become One discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Krypteria Longplay-Chartverfolgung" (in German). PHONONET GmbH. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  14. ^ a b "Krypteria in der österreichischen Hitparade". austriancharts.at (in German). Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 23 January 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  15. ^ a b "Krypteria in Swiss Charts". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  16. ^ "Krypteria Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). PHONONET GmbH. Retrieved 24 April 2012.

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