Kim Yoon-ji

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Kim Yoon-ji
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Background information
Birth name Christine Kim
Kim Yoonji (김윤지)
Also known as NS Yoon-G, NS Yoonji
Born (1988-09-06) September 6, 1988 (age 29)
Genres R&B, Pop, Dance, K-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, dancer, songwriter
Years active 2009–present
Labels VAST Ent&Media
Associated acts Jay Park, Kang Ji-young, Eli Kim, Yoon Seung-ah, Kim Jae-kyung
Website jtmhub.com/nsyoong/
Korean name
Hangul 김윤지
Revised Romanization Kim Yun-Ji
McCune–Reischauer Kim Yun-Ji

Kim Yoon-ji (English name: Christine Kim; Hangul: 김윤지; born September 6, 1988), is an American actress and former singer based in South Korea. She performed under the stage name NS Yoon-G (sometimes stylized as NS Yoonji) and debuted in 2009 with the digital single "Head Hurts" under JTM Entertainment.[1][2] The NS in her name stands for "New Spirit". Yoon-G uses her Korean name as her stage name as she found "Christine" was difficult for Korean people to pronounce.[3]

Biography[edit]

Yoon-G moved to San Fernando Valley, California in 4th grade, and studied at UCLA, graduating with a Bachelor's in Communication. Yoon-G is cousins with former Kara member, Kang Ji-young, and has a younger brother.[4] She moved back to South Korea to pursue her dream of becoming a singer, joining DSP Media as a trainee,[citation needed] before debuting with JTM Entertainment with single "Head Hurts".

She recorded the English version of "You Make Me Happy" for Fresh Pretty Cure! in about 2009.

On November 1, 2012, Yoon-G released a digital single, "If You Love Me", featuring Jay Park, and released an official music video as well as a behind-the-scenes version, showing Yoon-G and Jay Park in the studio together. Yoon-G performed her single on Korean music shows such as KBS' Music Bank, Mnet's M! Countdown, MBC's Music Core and SBS' Inkigayo, alongside Jay Park, who is occasionally replaced by Dalmatian's Simon.

Also in November 2012, Yoon-G became the host of the new show, K-pop Tasty Road with U-KISS's Eli Kim, combining the Korean Wave and food into one show.[5][6]

In January 2013, Yoon-G performed in Ho Chi Minh City alongside Adam Lambert and Aurea.[7]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[8]
Neo Spirit 15
  • KOR: 3,700+[9]
Skinship
  • Released: July 18, 2012
  • Label: JTM Entertainment, Sony Music Korea
  • Format: CD, digital download
6
The Way 2..
  • Released: April 1, 2014
  • Label: JTM Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
7

Single albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
KOR
[8]
Ambitious
  • Released: May 14, 2010
  • Label: JTM Entertainment, Sony Music Korea
  • Format: CD, digital download
31
Time To Fly High
  • Released: October 21, 2010
  • Label: JTM Entertainment, Sony Music Korea
  • Format: CD, digital download
85
Sincerely,
  • Released: March 20, 2015
  • Label: JTM Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
7

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon

[12]
KOR
Billboard

[13]
"My Head Hurts" (머리 아파) 2009 Ambitious
"Don't Go Back" 2010 173
"Just Dance" 99 Time To Fly High
"Talk Talk Talk" 2011 31 Neo Spirit
"Miss You Again" (또 보고 싶어)
(feat. Sangchu)
36
"What Do You Know" (니가 뭘 알아)
(feat. Verbal Jint)
34 36
"The Reason I Became A Witch" (마녀가 된 이유) 2012 36 46
"I Got You" 43 49 Skinship
"If You Love Me"
(feat. Jay Park)
16 18 The Way 2..
"Yasisi" 2014 17 20
"Fluttered Feelings" (설렘주의)
(with Giriboy)
6 My Romance (single)
"A Snowy Day" (눈이 오는 날엔)
(feat. DinDin)
70 Non-album single
"Wifey"
(feat. MC Mong)
2015 60 Sincerely
"Honey Summer"
26 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[8]
"Blast"
(Scarnite featuring NS Yoon-G)
2014 Non-album single
"Insomnia"
(Humming Urban Stereo featuring NS Yoon-G)
2014 Reform
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"My Head Hurts" 2009 Unknown
"Don't Go Back" 2010
"Just Dance"
"Talk Talk Talk" 2011
"Miss You Again"
"The Reason I Became A Witch" 2012 Mun Seung-jae [14]
"I Got You"
"If You Love Me"
"Yasisi" 2014 Unknown
"Wifey" 2015
"Honey Summer" 2015

Music Video Appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2010 Calling You Norazo
2011 You Look Good Verbal Jint
2013 Tears Leessang ft. Eugene
2013 Cheap Ring Youme
2013 Would You? Swings ft. Seo In-guk
2015 Vanilla Shake NC.A

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NS Yoon-G". JTM Entertainment. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "NS Yoon Ji reveals '88-line photos from '3rd Idol Star Athletics Championships'". Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "[Interview] NS Yoon-G talks about "Reason To Become A Witch" and advise Soompiers!". Soompi. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "NS Yoon-G Reveals Picture with Good-Looking Brother on a Date". kpopstarz. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "K-pop Tasty Road". kpop tasty road. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "NS Yoon-Ji and U-Kiss Eli eat bread pudding and chicken". Yahoo News PH. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "American Idol star to perform in HCMC". tuoitrenews. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ 2012년 01월 Album Chart [January 2012 Album Chart]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on October 16, 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ 2012년 07월 Album Chart [July 2012 Album Chart]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on March 20, 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  11. ^ 2014년 상반기결산 Album Chart [First half of 2014 Album Chart]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Production - 문승재" (in Korean). BrandNew Music. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  15. ^ "[Video] NS Yoon-G and U-Kiss Eli Go On a Theme Park Date at Lotte World". mnet. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 

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