Jinusean in 2016
|Associated acts||YG Family|
Jinusean (Hangul: 지누션; stylized as JINUSEAN) is a South Korean hip hop duo signed to YG Entertainment. The duo, which is made up of Kim Jin-woo (also known as Jinu) and Noh Seung-hwan (also known as Sean), debuted in 1997 and rose to fame with the single, "Tell Me." They are considered pioneers of Korean hip hop.
Prior to forming Jinusean, Sean worked as a back-up dancer for legendary K-pop group Seo Taiji and Boys in the early 1990s, and Jinu debuted as a solo artist with the song, "I Was The Captain" in 1994. The two debuted as Jinusean with the single, "Gasoline," in 1997 under the guidance of YG Entertainment CEO and former Seo Taiji and Boys member Yang Hyun-suk and former Deux member Lee Hyun Do. Their second single, "Tell Me" (featuring singer Uhm Jung-hwa), was the duo's first hit and propelled them to stardom.
Between 2004 and 2014, the duo went on an extended hiatus but remained at YG Entertainment working in various behind-the-scenes roles. They also individually made guest appearances at several YG Family concerts. In 2014 they made an appearance in the Infinite Challenge special "Saturday, Saturday is for Singers" (ToToGa), which features popular singers and groups from the 1990s, and performed as a duo on television for the first time in a decade. In 2015 they released their comeback single "One More Time", their first release since 2004. They also appeared in the fourth season of the rap competition Show Me the Money as judges.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
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|Let's Play (노.라.보.세.)||
|Tell Me One More Time (한번 더 말해줘)
(feat. Jang Hanna)
|1998||The Real||What U Wanna Do|
|1999||Taekwon V||Taekwon V|
|How Deep is Your Love|
|2004||Let's Play||Phone Number (전화번호)|
|2015||Non-album single||Tell Me One More Time (한번 더 말해줘)|
|Show Me the Money 4||Oppa's Car (오빠차) ft. Incredivle, Tablo|
|2015||MNET||Show Me The Money 4||Judges (Team YG with Tablo)||Both|
Awards and nominations
|1997||Golden Disc Awards||Rookie Artist Award||N/A||Won|||
|Seoul Music Awards||Main Prize (Bonsang)||N/A||Won|||
|2001||Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Hip-hop Performance||"A-yo"||Nominated|||
|Best Male Group||Nominated|
|2005||Best Hip-hop Performance||"Phone Number"||Nominated|||
|December 13, 2015||JINUSEAN Bomb||Seoul||South Korea||Olympic Hall||± 3.500|
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