Jeong Jinwoon

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Jeong.
Jeong Jin-woon
2AM in Manila from Apr 2.jpg
Born (1991-05-02) May 2, 1991 (age 25)
Seoul, South Korea
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.

Main article: 2AM (band)

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, who’s previously worked with the likes of U2 and Coldplay. Jinwoon held his debut stage last month at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival, where he performed “You Walking Towards Me”. His limited single (1,000 copies). It went on sale on August 4.[7] Also included in the single album 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 both wrote too.[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. & 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 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 Wonder Girls's Yeeun are in a relationship and had been dating for the past 3 years.

Discography[edit]

Main article: 2AM discography
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: —
Japanese
"Will" 2016 31 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region

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 KBS2
2013 Family Kang Dong-won (cameo) KBS2
2014 Marriage, Not Dating Han Yeo-reum tvN
2016 Madame Antoine Choi Seung Chan JTBC

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2009 Family Needed MBC Every 1 Himself
2009-2011 We Got Married MBC Himself Commentator
2009-2010 Idol Maknae Rebellion E! TV Himself
M! Countdown Mnet MC
2011 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 KBS2 Himself
Oh! My School (100 Points Out of 100) KBS2 Guest Episode 15
Infinite Challenge MBC Himself
2012 Law of the Jungle SBS Himself Madagascar
2013 We Got Married MBC Himself Paired with actress Go Joon-hee
Music Bank KBS2 MC Host with Park Se-young
Running Man SBS Himself Episode 145
Mamma Mia KBS2 Himself Guest with his mother - Episodes 2 & 10
2014 SBS SNS Expedition: UP For Now SBS Himself
Vitamin (비타민) KBS2 Guest Episode 560
Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 KBS2 Himself
2015 The Choice of 100 People - The Best Ramen MBC Every1 VIP Guest Episode 8
Hannstar Celebrity Basketball Match - MBC SPORTS+ Himself
Law of the Jungle SBS Himself Yap Island, Hidden Kingdom (Brunei)
Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 SBS Himself China-Korea, Thailand-Korea
The Racer SBS Himself
Wild Chef MBN Himself
2016 Muscle Queen KBS2 MC Lunar New Year Special
Hitmaker JTBC Himself
천하장사/Cheonhajangsa JTBC Himself
King of Mask Singer MBC Himself Contestant as "One Wins Plus Singer King Minus", episode 73

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2009 "Goodbye, My Lover" 8Eight
2011 "Black & White" G.NA
"You, Walking Towards Me" Jeong Jinwoon (debut single)
"Now or Never" Jeong Jinwoon (2nd single)
2012 "I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me" 2AM
"電話に出ない君に" 2AM
2014 "Oppa, You're Mine" TAHITI

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) Telling You That I Love You Nominated
2015 2015 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Challenger Award Law of the Jungle Won

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