Miryo

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Miryo
37.2 MIRYO.jpg
Miryo at Brown Eyed Girls' Tonight 37.2℃ concert on December 24, 2012
Native name 조미혜
Born Jo Mi-hye
(1981-11-02) November 2, 1981 (age 35)
Seoul, South Korea
Other names JoHoney
Occupation
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–present
Labels APOP Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 조미혜
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jo Mi-hye
McCune–Reischauer Cho Mi-hye

Jo Mi-hye (born November 2, 1981), better known by her stage name Miryo, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter and record producer. She is currently the rapper of girl group Brown Eyed Girls, and is a former member of rap group Honey Family. Miryo debuted as a soloist in 2012, after appearing as a producer in the first season of Show Me the Money.

Career[edit]

Miryo began her music career in 1999, when she featured on a song by underground hip-hop group Honey Family. She joined the group as the main female rapper the following year, and participated in their second album. After the team disbanded, she featured in other hip-hop artists' songs, such as former groupmate Gil Seong-joon from Leessang,[1] and MC Mong. Soon after, Miryo received and accepted an offer from singer JeA to join Brown Eyed Girls. She became the rapper of the group, which debuted with an album entitled "Your Story" in March 2006. Brown Eyed Girls eventually achieved mainstream success in 2009 with their hit song Abracadabra, which was followed up by their equally acclaimed song "Sixth Sense" in 2011.

In 2012, Miryo appeared as a producer on the rap competition TV show Show Me the Money, and was the only female judge. During the show she mentored Cheetah, who went on to win the first season of Unpretty Rapstar three years later. After her appearance on Show Me the Money, she made her solo debut with the self-produced album "MIRYO aka JOHONEY". The album featured a variety of artists who ranged from idols to hip hop heavyweights.[2] Brown Eyed Girls returned with their fifth studio album Black Box in July 2013, and promoted the title song Kill Bill. In November of that year, Miryo and fellow Brown Eyed Girls member Narsha formed a subunit called M&N.[3] The subunit released their first single, entitled "Tonight", on November 11.

Miryo released her single album "Queen" in July 2015, with the title song featuring her groupmate Ga-In. In September of that year, she and the other members of Brown Eyed Girls left their agency Nega Network.[4] The group signed with Mystic Entertainment in October, and released their album Basic the next month.[5]

Songwriting[edit]

In addition to being a rapper, Miryo is also a songwriter. Among female idols, Miryo has copyright to the most songs, having a total of 56 songs by March 2013.[6] She has been a composer and lyricist for Honey Family and also her current group Brown Eyed Girls.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album Information Track Listing[8]
MIRYO aka JOHONEY
Queen

Rock, Paper, Scissor (with Giant Pink)[edit]

  • Release Date: 2016.10.26
  • Genre: K-rap
  • Label: Mystic Entertainment (LOEN Ent.)
  • 01. Rock Paper Scissors (가위 바위 보)
  • 02. Hey I'm a n-e-r-d (잉여의 하루) (Miryo Solo)
  • 03. Money Making feat. Dongbae

Released singles[edit]

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions[9]
Album
KOR
Gaon
KOR
Billboard
2012 "Party Rock" (feat. Gary of Leessang, THE KOXX) 34 34 MIRYO aka JOHONEY
"I Love You, I Love You" (feat. Sunny of Girls' Generation) 56 51
"Leggo" (feat. Narsha of Brown Eyed Girls) 78 79
"Revenger" (feat. Rude Paper) 126

Filmography[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2012 Show Me the Money Mnet Judge
2015 Hello Counselor KBS with Brown Eyed Girls
2016 Unpretty Rapstar 3 Mnet Contestant

References[edit]

External links[edit]