One (rapper)

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Native name
Jung Jae-won

(1994-03-29) March 29, 1994 (age 25)
Seoul, South Korea
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Musical career
Years active2015–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJeong Je-won
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Chewŏn
Stage name
Revised RomanizationWon

Jung Jae-won (Hangul: 정제원; born March 29, 1994),[3] better known by stage name One (stylized as ONE), is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor. He debuted in 2015 as a member of the former hip-hop duo 1Punch with Kim Samuel. The following year he moved to YG Entertainment from D-Business Entertainment.[4][5] He is well known for appearing on the fourth and fifth seasons of Show Me the Money, as well as appearances on dramas such as A Korean Odyssey (2017), Room No. 9 (2018), and Her Private Life (2019).[5]


Early life[edit]

Jung Jae-won was born on March 29, 1994 in Seoul, South Korea. During his adolescent years, Jae-won dreamed of becoming a film director. He's namely mentioned liking Quentin Tarantino films as an inspiration.

2015–2016: 1Punch, Show Me the Money and move to YGE[edit]

One began his career as part of the hip hop duo 1Punch with Samuel under a collaboration between the labels D-Business Entertainment and Brave Entertainment on January 23, 2015.[6] They debuted with the album The Anthem with lead single "Turn Me Back".[4] On September 21, YGE had scouted and signed an exclusive contract with One, following his appearance in the fourth series of Show Me the Money.[1][2][6] He was a member of "Team Zipal" under producers Zico and Paloalto until his elimination in the sixth episode. In the following year, he returned and participated in the fifth series of the show.[7] This time, as a member of Team AOMG under producers Simon D and Gray, overall placing tenth in the season. Through the show, the single "Comfortable", a collaborative track with Simon D, Gray and himself achieved a perfect all kill, topping all South Korean charts at the time.

In March 2016, One made an appearance on labelmate Lee Hi's "My Star" music video as her counterpart. He also made a short appearance in the music video of labelmate MOBB's "Hit Me" in September of the same year.[8]

2017–present: One Day and acting debut[edit]

One made his debut as a solo artist under YGE following single album One Day on July 11, 2017 with self-written and produced lead singles "Gettin' By" and "Heyahe.[5][9] It was also reported that he became the first male solo artist to debut from the label in 14 years since Seven's debut in 2003, excluding Kang Seung-yoon who debuted as a solo artist in 2013 but later debuted in Winner.[9][10] From July 15–21, a pop-up store for One titled "One Day One Week" Magazine Shop was unveiled, displaying his album, debut films and exclusive materials. On July 21, One held his first fansign for single album "One Day" at Luft Cafe.[11]

In October, YG Entertainment announced that One would start his acting career with a supporting role in tvN's drama A Korean Odyssey that was aired in December.[12] In November, One was cast in a romantic one-act drama Anthology together with Shin Eun-soo. He played a smart and good looking country boy with a hidden secret.[13]

In February, it was confirmed that One and Soyou were to join Channel A's Heart Signal season 2 as new panelists.[14] In July 2018, One was confirmed to make his big screen debut with the romance film Goodbye Summer alongside Kim Bo-ra where his character was a high-school student who is terminally ill.[15] In August, he was cast in the tvN drama Room No. 9.[16] The same year, he was cast in the historical drama Arthdal Chronicles as the younger version of Jang Dong-gun's character.[17]

On July 17, 2019 One revealed following the end of his contract with YGE, he decided to part ways and establish a one-man agency for his future activities.[18]


Single albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions Sales
One Day 6 15


Title Year Peak
Sales Album
"I'm Not The Person You Used To Know" (with Simon D, G2, & BewhY) 2016 2 Show Me the
Money 5
"Comfortable" (맘 편히) (with Simon Dominic & Gray) 1
"Gettin' by" (그냥 그래) 2017 59 One Day
"Heyahe" (해야해)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Title Year Peak
Sales Album
"Peep" (힐끔힐끔) (with Dok2 & The Quiett) 2015 N/A #Jeilx
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Production credits[edit]

Year Artist Song Album Lyrics Music
2016 One "Comfortable" (맘 편히) Show Me the Money 5 Yes No
2017 "Gettin' by" (그냥 그래) One Day Yes
"Heyahe" (해야해)


Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
2017 "해야해 (Heyahe)" VM Project Architecture
"그냥 그래 (Gettin’ by)" N/A



Year Title Role Notes
2019 Goodbye Summer Hyun Jae Lead role

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2017 A Korean Odyssey Hong Hae-ah tvN Supporting role
2018 Drama StageAnthology Song Jin-hyun Lead role (One-act Drama)
Room No. 9 Ki Chan-sung Supporting role
2019 Her Private Life Cha Si-an Main Cast
Arthdal Chronicles Ta Gon (young) Supporting role

Variety show[edit]

Year Network Title Notes
2015 Mnet Show Me the Money 4 Contestant
2016 Show Me the Money 5
2018 Channel A Heart Signal Panelist (season 2)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Melon Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 One Best New Artist Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 One New Artist Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated


  1. ^ a b Nam, Woo-jeong (September 21, 2015). YG 측 “원과 최근 전속계약 체결…활동 시기는 결정된 바 없다” (in Korean). MBN. Retrieved July 11, 2017. Invalid |script-title=: missing prefix (help)
  2. ^ a b Uhm, Dong-jin (September 21, 2015). [단독] ´쇼미4´ 출신 래퍼 원, YG와 전속 계약 ´확정´ (in Korean). JTBC PLUS, JTBC Content Hub Co., Ltd. Retrieved July 11, 2017. Invalid |script-title=: missing prefix (help)
  3. ^ "Wŏn Pŭropil" 원 프로필 [One Profile] (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  4. ^ a b 스페셜:제2의 듀스 원펀치, 2015년 가요계가 그들을 주목한다. (in Korean). Naver. January 23, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2017. Invalid |script-title=: missing prefix (help)
  5. ^ a b c Hong, Dam-young. "YG's solo artist One debuts with 'One Day'". Kpop Herald. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Kim, Ji-ha (July 11, 2018). [이슈&톡] 원펀치, 원과 사무엘 된 후 한판 (in Korean). TV Daily. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Park, Hyun-min (March 10, 2016). '쇼미5', 정준하부터 원·슈퍼비까지…초호화 참가자[종합] (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  8. ^ Ahn, Woorim (April 14, 2016). "One to Star in Lee Hi′s New Music Video". MWave. CJ Digital Music. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  9. ^ a b Min, Susan (July 11, 2017). "YG Entertainment′s ONE to Make Debut with Double Title Tracks ′Gettin′ by′ ′heyahe′". MWave. CJ Digital Music. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  10. ^ Kim, Eun-ae (June 27, 2017). [뮤직톡톡] 14년만의 YG 男 솔로가수, 원에 거는 기대 (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  11. ^ 원, 팬들과 함께 한다…오는 21일 데뷔 첫 사인회 개최 (in Korean). Asiae. July 16, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  12. ^ "[N1★종합] 차승원·오연서에 YG 원까지, '화유기' 막강 라인업 윤곽". News1 (in Korean). October 19, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  13. ^ "[공식] 신은수·정제원, tvN 단막극 '문집' 출연 확정". Sports Chosun (in Korean). November 23, 2017.
  14. ^ "[단독] 소유·YG 원, '하트시그널' 새 멤버…윤종신·이상민과 진행". News1 (in Korean). February 15, 2018.
  15. ^ Kim Young-rok (July 19, 2018). "[공식입장]정제원X김보라, 영화 '굿바이썸머' 출연 확정…청춘로맨스". Sports Chosun (in Korean).
  16. ^ "[공식]정제원, tvN '나인룸' 합류… 상위 0.01% 천재 변신 예고". Sports Chosun (in Korean). August 14, 2018.
  17. ^ "[단독]정제원부터 박해준까지 '아스달' 캐스팅 완료(종합)". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  18. ^ "[인터뷰②] '굿바이썸머' 정제원 "YG와 계약 만료..1인 기획사 계획". Sports Chosun (in Korean). July 17, 2019. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  19. ^ Gaon Weekly Album Chart:
    • One Day: 2017년 30주차 Album Chart [Week 30 of 2017 Album Chart]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  20. ^ "FIVE-MUSIC Korea-Japan Album Chart" (in Chinese). FIVE-MUSIC. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
    • One Day: "第29 週 統計時間:2017/7/14 - 2017/7/20"
  21. ^ 2017년 07월 Album Chart (see #14) [July 2017 Album Chart]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  22. ^ a b Peak chart positions of all singles in South Korea: 원 (ONE) | Digital Chart [One | Digital Chart]. Gaon Music (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  23. ^ a b 2016년 Download Chart [Year 2016 Download Chart]. Gaon Music (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  24. ^ Cumulative sales for "Gettin' by":
  25. ^ Total downloads for "Heyahe":

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