May 2, 1991 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Other names||Jung Jin-woon|
|Revised Romanization||Jeong Jin-un|
Jeong Jin-woon (Hangul: 정진운), most often credited as Jinwoon, is a South Korean idol singer and actor. Debuting as a member of the group 2AM in July 2008, he began his acting career in 2012 with the KBS series Dream High 2, playing Jin Yoo-jin.
Jinwoon was born on May 2, 1991 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, Son Dong-woon of Beast, 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.
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.
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. Jinwoon held his debut stage last month[when?] at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival, where he performed "You Walking Towards Me". His limited single (1,000 copies) went on sale on August 4. Also included on the single was another song he composed, "Lalala".
This was followed by another two-single mini-album, which includes the songs "Now or Never" and "Psycho", which he wrote. On November 8, Jinwoon pleased the fans by allowing his song "Psycho" to be downloaded for free. The album and music video were released November 17.
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." 
He was then featured in his friend Nicole Jung's solo track "Lost" in Kara Collection, both in Korean and Japanese.
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.
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 Choi Seung-chan, a former rookie rising baseball star, in the South Korean television series called Madame Antoine: The Love Therapist, which was released in January 2016.
|Title||Year||Peak chart position||Sales
|"If Not Now" (featuring YB)||62||–||
|"Will" (featuring Tiger JK)||2016||–||–||
|"Set Me Free" (with Hanbin Chyung)||2017||TBA||–||TBA|
|"–" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region|
|Title||Album details||Track listing|
|You Walking Towards Me (걸어온다)||
|Now or Never (지금이 아니면)||
|Jung Jin Woon Maxi Single Album Vol. 1 - WILL||
|Set Me Free (with Jeong Hanbin (정한빈))||
|Love Is True||
|2010||"Like a Fool" (with 2AM)||N/A||N/A||Personal Taste OST|
|"No. 1" (with 2AM)||N/A||N/A||Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album|
|2011||"Can't I Love You (사랑하면 안될까)" (with Lee Chang-min)||N/A||N/A||Dream High OST|
|2012||"B급 인생 (We are the B)" (with Kang So-ra, Park Jin-young and Kim Ji-soo)||
||Dream High 2 OST|
|2014||"Saying I Love You (사랑한단 말)" (with Lee Chang-min)||N/A||N/A||Hotel King OST|
|2011||Dream High||flash mob dancer (cameo, ep 16)||KBS2|
|2012||Dream High 2||Jin Yu-jin|
|2013||Family||Kang Dong-won (cameo)|
|2014||Marriage, Not Dating||Han Yeo-reum||tvN|
|2016||Madame Antoine: The Love Therapist||Choi Seung-chan||JTBC|
|2018||About Her||Lee Hee-yeong||SBS|
|2012||Law of the Jungle||SBS||Himself||Madagascar|
|2015||Yap Island, Hidden Kingdom (Brunei)|
|2017||Fiji, Pacific Ocean|
|2016||King of Mask Singer||MBC||Contestant||As "One Wins Plus Singer King Minus", episode 73|
Music video appearances
|2011||"You, Walking Towards Me"||Himself|
|"Now or Never"||Himself|
Awards and nominations
|2014||16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival||Best Young Actor||Marriage, Not Dating||Nominated|
|Best OST by a Male Artist (with Lee Changmin)||Saying I Love You||Nominated|
|2015||SBS Entertainment Awards||Best Challenger Award||Law of the Jungle||Won|
|2018||13th Asia Model Awards||Fashionsta Award||N/A||Won|||
- "2AM Info" (in Korean). STAR NEWS. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
- Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
- (in Korean) "How Close are Nicole and Jinwoon" Archived 2012-03-12 at the Wayback Machine.
- (in Korean) "Nicole with Jinwoon and Dongwoon"
- (in Korean) "2AM 정진운·타히티 미소, 알고보니 이종사촌지간"
- "2AM's Jinwoon shows support for his cousin TAHITI's Miso - allkpop.com".
- (in Korean) "Jinwoon Unveils MV for You Walking Towards Me
- (in Korean) "Jinwoon releases Psycho" Archived 2012-01-20 at the Wayback Machine.
- (in Korean) "Jinwoon releases follow up single"
- (in Korean) "Psycho Free Download" Archived 2013-01-27 at Archive.is
- (in Korean) "Jinwoon releases Now or Never MV" Archived 2013-01-27 at Archive.is
- (in Korean) "Jinwoon's solo concert"
- (in Korean) OST Dream High 2 Part 6 "We Are The B" Archived 2012-09-06 at the Wayback Machine.
- (in Korean) "Jinwoon is a Perfect Fit for his Dream High 2 Role"
- Download sales
- "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2017-03-09. Retrieved 2015-02-24.
- "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Music Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-02-24.
- "2016年10月03日～2016年10月09日 オリコン週間 シングルランキング 31～40位".
- "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart.
- "Gaon Chart: 2012-03-04~2012-03-10".
- Cumulative sales for "We are the B":
- "정진운 '그녀로 말할 것 같으면' 합류 확정 "2년만 배우 복귀 설레"". Sports Chosun (in Korean). June 1, 2018.
- "[2018 아시아모델어워즈] 한혜진·비투비, 아시아 스타상 수상…뉴이스트W, 2관왕(종합)". MBN Star (in Korean). May 6, 2018.
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