Lim Jeong-hee

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Lim Jeong-hee
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Lim Jeong-hee performing at the Cyworld Dream Music Festival, July 23, 2011
Background information
Birth name Lim Jeong-hee
Born (1981-05-17) May 17, 1981 (age 36)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2005–present
Labels JYP Entertainment (2005-2012)
Big Hit Entertainment (2012-2015)
Oscar ENT (2015-present)
Associated acts JYP Nation g.o.d Rain Jun.K Lee Hyun Wang Leehom
Website J-Lim Official Website
Korean name
Hangul 임정희
Revised Romanization Im Jeong-hui
McCune–Reischauer Im Chŏnghŭi

Lim Jeong-hee (Hangul: 임정희; born May 17, 1981 in Seoul, South Korea), also known as J-Lim, is a South Korean singer that debuted in 2005 under JYP Entertainment. One of her notable performances in 2005 was the 5th Pattaya Music Festival in Thailand, which helped promote and expose her to the foreign music industry. She was signed under Big Hit Entertainment in 2012 and left the company in 2015,[1] going on to join her current agency, Oscar ENT.[2]


Lim Jeong-hee grew up in a musical environment; her father was an ardent fan of pop music and a collector of music LPs. She was educated in classical music in her childhood, and learnt to play the piano. Despite this, as she grew up, she gained more interest in pop music rather than the classical music she had studied.

When she was in high school Lim participated in a song contest for teens held by Seoul City and won the grand prize. The experience of competing in the song contest and winning the top prize led Lim to enter college to study popular music.


She signed with JYP Entertainment (as are some of the biggest Korea pop stars, Rain and g.o.d). However, Lim is more famous on the street music scene than on television or the radio. Even before she had her official debut, Lim held countless street performances on her own which led to the creation of her multiple fan clubs.

Lim has released her first mini-album entitled “Music is My Life.” Through her street performances, Lim said that she has learned so much about music and found an increased love and passion towards music. Lim says that she will continue to hold street performances not only in Seoul but also all around the country.

Her third album, "Before I Go, J-Lim", made headlines for featuring Big Boi from Outkast who also appeared in the music video. On May 8, 2011, she released a Music Video featuring G.NA, Hyuna and comedian Park Hwi Soon called "Golden Lady"[3] And then, on May 12 2011 she made her comeback performance on M! Countdown with her single 'Golden Lady'[4] On July 2, 2011 she announced that she has been cast as the female lead for the musical “Temptation of Wolves“, and will be tackling the challenge of her first musical. Starting from July 12th to October 3rd, Lim Jeong Hee will be performing as ‘Jung Hankyung‘, a charming girl who’s caught between two different guys for her love[5] On November 20, 2011 she announced that she will be Brian McKnight's duet partner for his latest full-album 'JUST ME'. She stated, “It’s a huge honor to be standing on the same stage as world-renowned R&B legend, Brian McKnight“[6] [7]



Year Title
2005 Music is My Life
  • Released: June 12, 2005
  • Label: JYP Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Sales: —
2006 Thanks
  • Released: March 23, 2006
  • Label: JYP Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Sales: —
2007 Before I Go J-Lim
  • Released: October 8, 2007
  • Label: JYP Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Sales: —

Mini Albums[edit]

Year Title
2010 It Can't Be Real
  • Released: September 30, 2010
  • Label: JYP Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Sales: —
2011 Golden Lady
  • Released: May 9, 2011
  • Label: JYP Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Sales: —


Year Title Peak positions Notes
2005 "Belief" The Rain OST
2007 "People Like You" English
"Madly In Love" English
2010 "On The Way To Breakup" Feat. Jokwon
2011 "Golden Lady" 4 Feat. Hyuna
"If You Turn Back Time" (시간을 되돌린다면) Royal Family OST Part. 3
2012 "Filament" (필라멘트) Wild Romance OST Part. 1
"Don't Love Me (날 사랑하지마) Five fingers OST Part.1
2013 "Poison Love" Shark OST
Long Time (오랜만이다) Duet with Herz Analog
"Luv Is" Feat. Baechigi
"Feel So Good" Feat. Hong Dae Kwang
Like a Movie(영화처럼) Duet with 40(포티)
Perfect Christmas Jo Kwon (2AM), Joohee (8eight), Rap Monster & Jungkook (BTS)
2014 "Scent Of a Flower" Emergency Couple OST
2015 "It Hurts, It Hurts" (아파아파) Super Daddy Yul OST Part 4
2016 "Crazy" Single
"Sadness" Mirror of the Witch OST Part 5


Year Album Song Artists
2004 The Genesis
  • Released: July 12, 2004
Track 13. "Pray #2" ("기도 # 2") Vasco
It's Raining
  • Released: October 11, 2004
Track 7. "My Groove" Rain
g.o.d's 6th album
  • Released: December 11, 2004
Track 10. "When Love Is Hard" g.o.d
2005 Seoul City's Finest : Superior Vol.2
  • Released: August 3, 2005
Track 4. "힙합 뮤직" Joo Suc
Love Record
  • Released: June 3, 2005
Track 7. "Love is understanding" Windy City (band)
Heroes of Earth
  • Released: December 30, 2005
Track 5. "完美的互動/Wan Mei De Hu Dong (The Perfect Interaction)" Leehom Wang
2006 Rain's World
  • Released: October 14, 2006
Track 6. "Cassopeia" Rain
2009 30 Minutes Ago
  • Released: September 8, 2009
Track 1. "30 Minutes Ago" ("30분전") Lee Hyun
2011 Dream High OST Part.6
  • Released: February 7, 2011
Track 2. "Don't Go" ("가지마") Jun. K


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2005 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Artist[8] "Music Is My Life" Won
2006 Best R&B Performance[9] "Traces" Nominated