Yoon Jong-shin

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Yoon Jong-shin
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Born (1969-10-15) 15 October 1969 (age 47)
Occupation Singer, Songwriter
Years active 1990–present
Agent Mystic89
Website http://www.yoonjongshin.com
Korean name
Hangul 윤종신
Hanja 尹鍾信
Revised Romanization Yun Jong-sin
McCune–Reischauer Yun Chong-sin

Yoon Jong-shin (Hangul윤종신; born 15 October 1969 in Seoul) is a South Korean singer and songwriter.

He married former professional tennis player Jeon Mi-ra in 2006 and have three children together.[1][2]


Yoon Jong Shin entered Yonsei University after graduating from Daewon Highschool, joining a music club named Sochangsa (소창사) and nurturing his dream of becoming a singer. In 1990 he made his debut as a guest singer for 015B.[3]

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.

In 2009, he became a regular cast member in Radio Star of MBC's Golden Fishery[3] and SBS's Family Outing. He has also been a judge for seasons 1-3 and 5-7 of Mnet's talent showSuperstar K.[4][5]

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.[6]

In February 2013, he became the co-host of SBS's Hwasin - Controller of the Heart.[7]

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


He owns a talent agency/record label called Mystic89, founded in 2001 with Lee Hak-hee.[8][9]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Track listing Sales
처음 만날 때처럼
  • Released: May 12, 1991
  • Label: Hyundai Sound
  • Format: CD
Track listing
  1. 처음 만날 때처럼
  2. 이젠 그댈
  3. 떠나간 친구에서
  4. Dawn (새벽)
  5. 허탈한 기억 속에
  6. Smile (미소)
  7. 7분 전
  8. Only My love (나만의 사랑)
  9. 꼭 쥔 십자가만이
Sorrow Track listing
  1. Your Wedding (너의 결혼식)
  2. Regret (후회)
  3. 내게 다시 돌아올 날 위해
  4. 내 꿈, 그대 안에
  5. 일그러져가는 널 보며
  6. 이별 연습
  7. 이 세상에 가장 외로운 너
  8. 애인 하나 없는 사람들을 위해
  9. 거리에 서면
  10. 처음 만날 때처럼 II
The Natural
  • Released: August 12, 1993
  • Label: Daeyoung AV
  • Format: CD
Track listing
  1. 오래 전 그날
  2. 부담 없는 이별
  3. 내 소중한 사람에게
  4. Repay (보답)
  5. 추억만으로 사는 나
  6. 내가 필요할 때까지
  7. 언제나 그랬던 것처럼 (Feat. 박영미)
  8. 숨결만 살아있다면
  9. 꿈만 꾸는 소년
  10. 세상에 나와보니
  11. 살아있는 동안 다해도
Coexistence (공존)
  • Released: April, 1995
  • Label: Daeyoung AV
  • Format: CD
Track listing
  1. 이층집 소녀
  2. Please (부디)
  3. 내 사랑 못난이
  4. 검은 리본 속의 너
  5. 아버지의 사랑처럼
  6. 굿바이 (Duet. 장혜진)
  7. God Bless You
  8. 널 지워버리기엔
  9. Sweet After Bitter (고진감래)
  10. Solicitude (배려)
Stupid (愚, 우)
  • Released: April, 1996
  • Label: Daeyoung AV
  • Format: CD
Track listing
  1. Rebirth (환생)
  2. Girlfriend (여자친구)
  3. Will (의지)
  4. Club에서
  5. Your Mother (너의 어머니)
  6. Morning (아침)
  7. One Year (일년)
  8. Today (오늘)
  9. Fool's marriage 바보의 결혼
Six Years(육년)
  • Released: November, 1996
  • Label: Daeyoung AV
  • Format: CD
Track listing
  1. The Way (길)
  2. My Twenties (나의 이십대)
  3. To Stupid (우(愚)에게)
  4. Repay (보답)
  5. 널 지워버리기엔
  6. 1.Your Wedding (너의 결혼식)
  7. 내사랑 못난이
  8. 친구와 연인
  9. 오래 전 그날
  • Released: January, 1999
  • Label: Daeyoung AV
  • Format: CD
Track listing
  1. 보람찬 하루
  2. 우둔남녀 (Duet with Lena Park)
  3. 배웅
  4. 돌아오던 날
  5. 선물
  6. 녀석 (feat. Kim Jo Han, Tracy Lee)
  7. 머물러요
  8. Lucy
  9. 구원
  10. 도피
  11. 이별을 앞두고
헤어진 사람들을 위한 지침서 Track listing
  1. Chapter Ⅰ 精理
  2. Gift From You Hee-yeol(희열이가 준 선물)
  3. 모처럼
  4. Why
  5. 잘했어요
  6. Chapter Ⅱ 逸脫
  7. 오! 이 밤을
  8. 여행을 떠나요
  9. 불놀이
  10. Hey! Loser!
  11. Chapter Ⅲ 다시 사랑할 수 있다면
  12. 단비
  13. Miss Perfect
  14. Annie
  15. 언제라도
  16. Chapter Ⅳ 하루를 사는 방법
  17. 버려진 사람들을 위한 지침서
그늘 Track listing
  1. 그늘
  2. 시원한걸
  3. 팥빙수
  4. Expressway Romance(고속도로 로맨스)
  5. 해변 무드송
  6. 바다 이야기
  7. 바캉스 마니아
  8. Because I Love You
  9. 수목원에서
  10. 9월
  11. 보고 싶어서
  12. 보고싶어서 (Rainy Version)
Behind The Smile
  • Released: April 12, 2005
  • Label: T Entertainment
  • Format: CD
Track listing
  1. 휴일
  2. 오늘의 날씨 (Feat. Clazziquai)
  3. No Schedule
  4. You're So Beautiful
  5. 몬스터
  6. 너의 여행
  7. 너에게 간다
  8. Lunch Menu
  9. 나의 안부
  10. 소모(消耗)
  11. 서른 너머... 집으로 가는 길
  12. Love Boat
  13. You Are So Beautiful (Harmonica Version)
동네 한 바퀴 Track listing
  1. 동네 한 바퀴
  2. 야경
  3. 즉흥여행 (Feat. MC Mong)
  4. 내일 할 일
  5. 같이 가줄래
  6. 벗어나기
  7. O My Baby
  8. She's Not Here
  9. 무감각
  10. 나에게 하는 격려

Melody Monthly / Monthly Project 2016[edit]

Released Title Artist Album
January 15 "The First" Tablo The First (with Tablo) [From “Monthly Project 2016 January Yoon Jong Shin”]
February 12 "Chocolate" SEVENTEEN Vocal unit Chocolate (Monthly Project 2016 February Yoon Jong Shin) [feat. SEVENTEEN Vocal Unit]
March 17 "Old School" Old School (From Monthly Project 2016 March Yoon Jong Shin)
April 28 "Billy" Billy [From Monthly Project 2016 April Yoon Jong Shin]
May 30 "Over Sleep" Ken (VIXX) Over Sleep (feat. Ken) [From Monthly Project 2016 May Yoon Jong Shin]


Variety Shows[edit]

Year Title Network Note
2007-present Radio Star (TV series) MBC Host
2008 Family Outing SBS Member
2014 Running Man SBS Guest, episode 195
2015 You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook KBS2 Guest, episode 276
2016-presesnt Secretly Greatly MBC Host
2017 Knowing Bros JTBC Guest, episode 73
2017 Running Man SBS Guest, episode 312


  1. ^ "[TALK OF THE TOWN] It’s a girl for Yoon Jong-shin". JoongAng Ilbo. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ a b Lee, Hyun-jeong (3 June 2013). "From singer to entertainer, Yoon Jong-shin mounts challenges". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Lee, Sun-min (10 July 2014). "Yoon Jong-shin will be on ‘Superstar K’". JoongAng Ilbo. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "단독 고현정 '고쇼' MC진, 정형돈·윤종신·김영철 '확정'" (in Korean). OSEN. 12 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "김희선 ‘강심장2’ MC 확정, 신동엽-윤종신 입맞춘다" (in Korean). Newsen. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ 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. 

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