Jiyul (singer)

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Yang in July 2011
Yang Jung-yoon

(1991-07-30) July 30, 1991 (age 29)
Seoul, South Korea
Alma materDongduk Women's University
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active2012–present
Musical career
Years active2011–2015
LabelsHappy Face Entertainment
Associated actsDal Shabet
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYang Jeong-yun
McCune–ReischauerYang Chŏngyun
Stage name
Revised RomanizationMin Ji-yul
McCune–ReischauerMin Chiyul

Yang Jung-yoon (born July 30, 1991), better known by her stage name Jiyul or Min Ji-yul, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a member of the South Korean girl group Dal Shabet.

Early life[edit]

Jiyul was born on July 30, 1991, in Seoul, South Korea. She attended Dongduk Women's University.


2011–2013: Debut with Dal Shabet and Solo activities[edit]

Jiyul made her official debut with her fellow members of Dal Shabet on January 3, 2011.[1] On November 3, 2011, Jiyul became a host for SBS MTV's K-Pop 20.[2]

Jiyul made her acting debut as a cameo appearance in Papa in 2012. She played the role of Mila, a top star Park Yong-woo's character manages, who ran away to America, forcing Park's character to go after her.[3][4]

Her first major acting role was in the short film Her Story, in which she was cast as the female lead.[5]

She participated in MasterChef Korea Celebrity which premiered on February 22, 2013.[6]

2015: Solo activities and departure from Dal Shabet[edit]

In July 2015, it was announced that Jiyul would be acting in a web drama series called 'Yotaek', along with fellow Dal Shabet member Ahyoung and Chinese group Hit5's Gao Yu.

In December 2015, Happy Face Entertainment announced that Jiyul and Gaeun had withdrawn from Dal Shabet after their contract with the agency had officially expired, allowing Jiyul to focus on an acting career.[7]

2016: Acting career[edit]

On October 19, 2016 Jellyfish Entertainment announced that Jiyul had been signed contract with the agency.[8] Jiyul participated in Jellyfish Entertainment's winter project, Jelly Christmas 2016, with her label mates Seo In-guk, VIXX, Gugudan, Park Yoon-ha, Park Jung-ah, Kim Gyu-sun, and Kim Ye-won. The title track, "Falling" (Korean니가 내려와) was released digitally on December 13, 2016.[9][10][11][12][13]

Personal life[edit]

In 2013, Jiyul suffered from an ankle injury, which resulted in her not being able to join her Dal Shabet co-members in performing at the WAPOP K-Dream Concert (Wow Asia Pop, Korea Dream Concert), held on October 26.[14][15]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Papa Mila cameo
Her Story Hanna short film
Wonderful Radio Cobi Girl cameo
2015 Three Summer Night Herself
2019 Homme Fatale Ae Ok

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2011 Dream High Kirin student KBS2 cameo
2013 Fantasy Tower[16] Yeon-soo tvN
2015 Yotaek Lead Role (Gu-ah) Web Drama
2017 Wednesday 3:30 PM Jiyul SBS Plus
2017 Bravo My Life (TV series) Kim Seohyun SBS Supporting role

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2011 K-Pop 20 SBS MTV Host
Happy Together KBS2 Guest with Subin (January 13)[17]
2013 MasterChef Korea Celebrity O'live Contestant


As collaborating artist[edit]

Year Title Peak
Other artist(s) Album

2016 "Falling" (니가 내려와) 34 Seo In-guk, VIXX, Gugudan, Park Yoon-ha, Park Jung-ah, Kim Gyu-sun, Kim Ye-won Jelly Christmas 2016


  1. ^ Dal Shabet releases "Supa Dupa Diva" music video! Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. TV Report (January 3, 2011). Retrieved on September 9, 2013
  2. ^ "Dal Shabet's Jiyul becomes the MC for 'K-POP 20'". Allkpop. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  3. ^ Choi Eun-hwa (2012-01-30). "Dal Shabet's Jiyul Plays Pregnant Woman in ′PaPa′". MWave. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  4. ^ "Dal Shabet's Jiyul changes into a pregnant woman: "I love director Han Ji Seung's work!"". Korea.com. 2 February 2012. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  5. ^ "Dal Shabet's Jiyul cast for short film "Her Story"". Hancinema. 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  6. ^ "Henry, Jiyul, Fei, Tony An, Son Ho Young, and others to star on celebrity edition of 'Master Chef Korea'". Allkpop. 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  7. ^ "Gaeun and Jiyool announces official leave from girl group Dal Shabet". Koreaboo. December 8, 2015.
  8. ^ "Former Dal Shabet member signs on with Jellyfish Entertainment!".
  9. ^ "서인국부터 구구단까지..'젤리 크리스마스' 막강 라인업". Naver. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  10. ^ "서인국·빅스·구구단..젤리 캐롤 '니가 내려와' 발매". Naver. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  11. ^ "Update:Jellyfish Entertainment Announces Lineup For Upcoming "Jelly Christmas" Single". Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  12. ^ "Update:Jellyfish Entertainment releases teaser image and lineup for its Christmas album!". Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  13. ^ "서인국X빅스, '니가 내려와'로 뭉친 여심 스틸러". Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  14. ^ "Dal Shabet's Jiyul Injured, Broken Ankle". KpopStarz. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  15. ^ "Dal Shabet's Jiyul belatedly revealed to have suffered an ankle injury". Allkpop. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  16. ^ "Fantasy Tower (Drama – 2013)". Hancinema. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  17. ^ "[News] Dalshabet Jiyul shares her lice story". Daily K-Pop News. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  18. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.

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