Yoon Jong-shin

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Yoon Jong-shin
Yoon Jong-shin from acrofan.jpg
Yoon in 2011
Background information
Born (1969-10-15) October 15, 1969 (age 49)
South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active1990–present
LabelsMystic Entertainment
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial website
Korean name
Hangul윤종신
Hanja尹鍾信
Revised RomanizationYun Jong-sin
McCune–ReischauerYun Chong-sin

Yoon Jong-shin (Hangul윤종신; born October 15, 1969)[1] is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer, and the CEO of Mystic Entertainment.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Yoon completed high school at Daewon Foreign Language High School[4] and studied Korean Language and Literature at Yonsei University, graduating in 1993.[5] He joined a music club called Sochangsa (소창사) where he nurtured his love for music.

Career[edit]

In 1990, he made his debut as a guest singer for 015B.[6]

In 1991, he announced his first album Like the first time we met (처음 만날 때처럼) as a solo singer which drew huge public interest. After that he collaborated with 015B continuously.

In 2000, he made his movie debut in Can hardly stop them with a cameo along with the director, Kim. He became active in the field of entertainment and, in 2003, took a role in a sitcom Nonstop 4 where he played a professor.

He owns a talent agency/record label called Mystic89, founded in 2001 with Lee Hak-hee.[7][8]

In 2009, he became a regular cast member in Radio Star, the main segment of MBC's Golden Fishery,[6] and in SBS's Family Outing. He has also been a judge for seasons 1-3 and 5-7 of Mnet's talent show Superstar K.[9][10]

In February 2012, he made an appearance on SBS's Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy where he announced that he had Crohn's disease which is an incurable inflammatory bowel disease. He became the co-host of SBS's GO Show in April 2012.[11]

In February 2013, he became the co-host of SBS's Hwasin - Controller of the Heart.[12]

From April 2013, he is the regular host of SBS reality show, Barefooted Friends.

In 2017, Red Velvet released a remake of his 1996 song "Rebirth" (환생) through SM Station.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Yoon married former professional tennis player Jeon Mi-ra in 2006. They have three children together.[14][15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[16][17]
Like the First Time We Met
(처음 만날 때처럼)
  • Released: May 12, 1991
  • Label: Daeyoung AV
  • Format: CD, cassette
No data* No data*
Sorrow
  • Released: November 15, 1992
  • Label: Daeyoung AV
  • Format: CD, cassette
The Natural
  • Released: August 12, 1993
  • Label: Daeyoung AV
  • Format: CD, cassette
Coexistence (공존)
  • Released: April 1995
  • Label: Daeyoung AV
  • Format: CD, cassette
Stupid (우)
  • Released: April 1996
  • Label: Daeyoung AV
  • Format: CD, cassette
Six Years (육년)
  • Released: November 1996
  • Label: Daeyoung AV
  • Format: CD, cassette
The Latter Half (후반)
  • Released: January 14, 1999
  • Label: EMI Korea
  • Format: CD, cassette
8
A Guidebook for Brokenhearted People
(헤어진 사람들을 위한 지침서)
  • Released: March 23, 2000
  • Label: EMI Korea
  • Format: CD, cassette
8
Dusk (그늘)
  • Released: July 6, 2001
  • Label: Corner Stone
  • Format: CD, cassette
N/A
Behind the Smile
  • Released: April 12, 2005
  • Label: T Entertainment
  • Format: CD, cassette
6
Round the Village (동네 한 바퀴)
  • Released: November 17, 2008
  • Label: Danal Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
No data* No data*
His Walk of Life 2010 Yoon Jong-shin
  • Released: October 28, 2010
  • Label: CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
N/A
His Walk of Life 2011 Yoon Jong-shin
  • Released: December 6, 2011
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Format: CD, digital download
His Walk of Life 2012 Yoon Jong-shin
  • Released: January 3, 2013
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Format: CD, digital download
His Walk of Life 2013 Yoon Jong-shin
  • Released: December 12, 2013
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Format: CD, digital download
7
His Walk of Life 2014 Yoon Jong-shin
  • Released: January 16, 2015
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Format: CD, digital download
4
His Walk of Life 2015 Yoon Jong-shin
  • Released: January 20, 2016
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Format: CD, digital download
12
His Walk of Life 2016 Yoon Jong-shin
  • Released: January 19, 2017
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Format: CD, digital download
23
His Walk of Life 2017 Yoon Jong-shin
  • Released: January 26, 2018
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Format: CD, digital download
24
* Data not available before 1999. Data from 2008 is incomplete.
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Note
2007–present Radio Star MBC Host
2008 Family Outing SBS Member
2016–2017 Secretly Greatly MBC Host
2017–2018 Heart Signal Channel A Host

References[edit]

  1. ^ "윤종신 소개" [Yoon Jong-shin Profile]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  2. ^ Shim, Sun-ah; Lee, Jung-hyon (2017-07-09). "(News Focus) Collaboration in vogue in Korean entertainment industry". Yonhap News. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  3. ^ Doo, Rumy (2017-03-31). "S.M. becomes Mystic's largest shareholder". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  4. ^ "이부진·윤종신도…현직 판검사 1위 학교는". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). March 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "윤종신 동문(1993년 국문과 마침)". The Yonsei Chunchu (in Korean). Yonsei University. September 25, 2000.
  6. ^ a b Lee, Hyun-jeong (3 June 2013). "From singer to entertainer, Yoon Jong-shin mounts challenges". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  7. ^ Stieber, Zachary (25 March 2014). "Yoon Jong Shin: Park Ji Yoon Says Mystic89 & Family CEO Knows All the Dance Moves". The Epoch Times. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  8. ^ Uhm, Dong-jin (21 November 2011). [윤종신 인터뷰②] "이수만·양현석은 파이터, 난 야심 없어" [Yoon Jong Shin Interview "Lee Soo-man Yang Hyun-suk are fighters, I'm unambitious"] (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  9. ^ Lee, Sun-min (10 July 2014). "Yoon Jong-shin will be on 'Superstar K'". JoongAng Ilbo. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  10. ^ Lee, Nancy (19 May 2015). "Sung Si Kyung Joins Yoon Jong Shin, Kim Bum Soo and Baek Ji Young as ′SSK7′ Judges". Mnet. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  11. ^ "단독 고현정 '고쇼' MC진, 정형돈·윤종신·김영철 '확정'" (in Korean). OSEN. 12 March 2012.
  12. ^ "김희선 '강심장2' MC 확정, 신동엽-윤종신 입맞춘다" (in Korean). Newsen. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  13. ^ http://www.musictimes.com/articles/75654/20170816/red-velvet-makes-their-own-rendition-of-yoon-jong-shins-rebirth-in-sm-station-season-2.htm
  14. ^ "[TALK OF THE TOWN] It's a girl for Yoon Jong-shin". JoongAng Ilbo. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Yoon Jong Shin, dal Ra-oh gonggae..."Chwi seon eui bisueol, gyeolgwamul" 윤종신, 딸 라오 공개.."최선의 비주얼 결과물" [Yoon Jong Shin, daughter Ra-oh goes public...the best visual result] (in Korean). The Chosun Ilbo. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  16. ^ "K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea.
  17. ^ "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart.
  18. ^ "March 1999 K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2018-05-12. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  19. ^ "May 2000 K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2018-04-18. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  20. ^ "May 2005 K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  21. ^ Cumulative sales of His Walk of Life 2013 Yoon Jong-shin:
  22. ^ "2015년 01월 Album Chart".
  23. ^ "2016년 01월 Album Chart".
  24. ^ "2017년 01월 Album Chart".
  25. ^ "2018년 01월 Album Chart".

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