Jung Chae-yeon

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Jung Chae-yeon
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Jung in February 2018
Native name
Jung Chae-yeon

(1997-12-01) December 1, 1997 (age 21)
EducationSchool of Performing Arts Seoul
  • Singer
  • actress
Musical career
Years active2015–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJeong Chae-yeon
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Chaeyŏn
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Jung Chae-yeon (born December 1, 1997), better known by the mononym Chaeyeon, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known for being a member of the South Korean girl group DIA, and for finishing 7th in the survival show Produce 101, making her a member of I.O.I.

Early life and education[edit]

Jung Chae-yeon was born on December 1, 1997 in Suncheon, South Jeolla Province, South Korea. She attended School of Performing Arts Seoul from 2013 to 2016 with her fellow DIA member, Ahn Eun-jin. On February 4, 2016, she graduated from SOPA.[1]


2015: Debut[edit]

In January 2015, MBK Entertainment announced its plans to debut a new girl group, originally with a strategy to have possible candidates compete on a reality survival program. Once the idea was scrapped, however, the company decided to select its members internally and the final line-up was revealed with seven members, including Seung-hee, Cathy, Eunice, Jenny, Ye-bin, Eun-jin and Chae-yeon herself.[2]

DIA released their debut album, Do It Amazing on September 14, 2015 with the lead single "Somehow" (왠지; Waenji).

2016: Produce 101 and acting debut[edit]

In December 2015, MBK Entertainment announced that Jung temporarily withdrew from the group to join the trainee survival program Produce 101, which she had auditioned for and signed contracts with before DIA officially debuted.[3][4][5] She finished 7th overall with 215,338 votes, debuting with the I.O.I project group in May 2016.[6][7] A week after their debut extended play Chrysalis was released, MBK Entertainment confirmed that Jung will return to DIA for their upcoming comeback in June 2016.[8] YMC Entertainment revealed that she would be absent from I.O.I's sub-unit promotions as well.[9] Her casting in tvN's Drinking Solo was confirmed on June 30, 2016, marking her acting debut.[10]

DIA's second extended play, Spell was released on September 13, 2016 with the lead single "Mr. Potter". September 18–24, 2016 was noted for exceptionally busy television work for Jung, starting with bi-weekly broadcasts of Drinking Solo (September 19–20). Her appearance on Hit the Stage with fellow DIA member Eun-jin aired on September 21, 2016, and the premiere of the variety series Go Go with Mr. Paik aired on September 23, 2016, with her starring alongside Shinee's Onew.[11] Combined with idol groups' tendency to perform on each of South Korea's daily music programs, a writer for Daily Sports noted that a viewer could see Jung's face virtually every day.[12] She was revealed as the new face of jewelry brand Lamucha that same week, signing a one-year 200 million won contract.[13]

Jung re-joined I.O.I for their second promotional cycle as a full group, releasing Miss Me? on October 17, 2016 with the lead single "Very Very Very".[14] The October 21, 2016 broadcast of Music Bank marked an incident where due to scheduling conflicts, she performed on the show twice; once with DIA on their final run of televised performances for "Mr. Potter", and again with I.O.I. as they began promotions for "Very Very Very".[15]

In December 2016, Jung was cast in the science fiction web drama 109 Strange Things, co-starring with Choi Tae-joon. She plays the role of senior philosophy student Shin Ki-won whose family takes in KDI-109, a robot from the future. The drama is set to air on Naver TV Cast in early 2017, with six episodes.[16] She began modelling for Jill Stuart New York in January 2017.[17]


In 2017, Jung featured in SBS's romantic fantasy drama Reunited Worlds, playing the younger version of Lee Yeon-hee's character.[18] She then starred in another science fiction web drama I Am, playing an android robot.[19] In December, it was announced that Jung has joined the cast of SBS' reality survival show Law of the Jungle for their Chile special.[20][21]

In 2018, Jung stars in KBS' weekend drama Marry Me Now, playing the younger version of Jang Mi-hee's character.[22] She was also cast in her first film, Live Again, Love Again,[23] which premiered in February 2018.[24] The same month, Jung was announced as the new MC of SBS' music program Inkigayo.[25][26] Jung was cast in the KBS music drama To. Jenny, her first leading role on television.[27][28]

Jung is set to star in Netflix's youth romance drama Because It's My First Love.[29][30]




Year Title Role Notes
2018 Live Again, Love Again Yoon-hee Lead role

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2016 Drinking Solo tvN Jung Chae-yeon
2017 Reunited Worlds SBS young Jung Jung-won Episode 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 16, 40
2018 Marry Me Now KBS2 young Lee Mi-yeon Episode 1, 4–10, 44
To. Jenny Kwon Na-ra
2019 Because It's My First Love Netflix

Web series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2015 Sweet Temptation Naver TV Cast Ah-mi Cameo[citation needed]
2017 109 Strange Things Shin Ki-won
I AM Annie

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2016 Produce 101 Mnet Survival show that determined I.O.I members
Go Go Mr.Paik! tvN Cast member
2017 Battle Trip KBS2 Special MC (Episode 65–67)[31][32]
2018 Law of the Jungle SBS Cast member
Inkigayo Host

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 3rd Fashionista Awards Rising Star Award N/A Nominated [33]
2nd Asia Artist Awards Best Rookie Award — Television Reunited Worlds Won [34]
Korea First Brand Awards Female Acting Idol N/A Won [35]
25th SBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Reunited Worlds Nominated
2018 31st Grimae Awards Rookie Actor Award To. Jenny Won [36]


  1. ^ "[S영상] 유주 은하 도겸 등 '고등학교 졸업 현장' (서울공연예술고등학교 졸업식)". Star Daily (in Korean). 4 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Final lineup revealed for MBK's newest girl group". Kpop Herald. 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ Kim, JiYeon (15 June 2016). "DIA′s Hee Hyeon Opens Up About ′Produce 101′ Elimination". enewsWorld. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  4. ^ Jeong, Yoo-jin. "다이아 측 "채연•캐시 잠정 탈퇴..'프로듀스' 합류" [공식입장]". Naver (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  5. ^ Jeong, Yoo-jin. "다이아 채연•캐시, '프로듀스 101' 합류 하면서 잠정탈퇴…"새로운 도전"". MBN News (in Korean). Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  6. ^ "101 girls down to 'I.O.I'". The Korea Times. 4 April 2016.
  7. ^ "I.O.I makes official debut with 'Chrysalis' (Music video)". Kpop Herald. 4 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Jung Chae-yeon's dual activities with Dia and I.O.I 'not problematic'". Kpop Herald. 11 May 2016.
  9. ^ "YMC Entertainment reveals members of IOI's First Unit group". International Business Times. 10 June 2016.
  10. ^ "I.O.I's Jung Chae-yeon to star in 'Drinking Solo'". Kpop Herald. 1 July 2016.
  11. ^ "tvN's [Go Go with Mr. Paik] is premiering". CJ. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  12. ^ Park, Jung-sun (2018-10-20). "[피플is] TV는 지금 매일매일 정채연". Joins (in Korean). JTBC PLUS, JTBC Content Hub Co., Ltd. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  13. ^ Hwang, Hye-jin. "정채연 대세 맞네, 1년 광고 모델료 2억원 '파격 대우'". Daum (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  14. ^ "I.O.I releases final group EP 'Miss Me?'". Yonhap News. October 17, 2016.
  15. ^ "[POP이슈]"1음방 2무대" 정채연, I.O.I 위한 이유있는 '두탕'". Herald Pop (in Korean). Herald Corporation. 19 October 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  16. ^ "DIA's Jung Chae-yeon & Choi Tae-joon Cast In New Web Drama". KBS World Radio. KBS World Radio. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  17. ^ Lee, Min-ji. "다이아 정채연, 소녀와 숙녀의 경계[포토엔]". Nate (in Korean). SK Communications. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  18. ^ "정채연, '다시 만난 세계' 출연확정…"세부 조율 중" [공식입장 전문]". Sports Donga (in Korean). 2 June 2017.
  19. ^ "Jung Chae-yeon stars as robot in 'I Am'". Kpop Herald. 24 July 2017.
  20. ^ "김성령·정채연부터 김동준·JR까지, '정글' 칠레 11人 확정 [종합]". Osen (in Korean). 21 December 2017.
  21. ^ "SBS announces latest 'Law of the Jungle' cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. 22 December 2017.
  22. ^ "유인혁X정채연, KBS 새 주말극 '같이 살래요' 출연 확정(공식)". Herald Corporation (in Korean). 27 December 2017.
  23. ^ "DIA's Jung Chae-yeon to play lead role in movie with rapper SanE". Kpop Herald. 12 January 2018.
  24. ^ "Korean-Vietnamese Co-production LIVE AGAIN, LOVE AGAIN Starring JUNG Chae-yeon Released in Vietnam". Korean Film Biz Zone. 12 February 2018.
  25. ^ "Three New MCs Selected for SBS 'Inkigayo'!". SBS News. 13 February 2018.
  26. ^ "세븐틴 민규·다이아 정채연·송강, '인기가요' 새 MC 확정(공식)". YTN (in Korean). 13 February 2018.
  27. ^ "Jung Chae-yeon gets first lead role". Korea JoongAng Daily. 13 June 2018.
  28. ^ "DIA's Jung Chae-yeon talks about difficulties of starring in 'To Jenny'". Kpop Herald. 10 July 2018.
  29. ^ "지수X정채연X진영, '첫사랑은 처음이라서' 출연확정(공식)". Herald Corporation (in Korean). 14 September 2018.
  30. ^ "Netflix announces cast for new mini-series". Korea JoongAng Daily. 15 September 2018.
  31. ^ "Jung Chae-yeon to join "Battle Trip" as a special MC". Chosun News (in Korean). 25 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  32. ^ "'Battle' DIA's Jung Chaeyeon is the special MC! [Battle Trip]". KBS World. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  33. ^ ""올해는 누구?" 2017 패셔니스타 어워즈, 더욱 뜨겁게 돌아온다". Naver (in Korean). 13 October 2017.
  34. ^ "Kim Hee Sun & EXO win Grand Prize Awards at the 2017 Asia Artist Awards". KBS World. 16 November 2017.
  35. ^ "[공식] 소미·청하·육성재·정채연, 2018년 이끌 브랜드 선정". Naver (in Korean). 6 November 2017.
  36. ^ "장혁·김선아, 그리메상 수상…정채연 신인상" (in Korean). 4 December 2018.

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