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Jung Eun-ji
Jung Eun-ji
(born Jung Hye-rim, on August 18, 1993) is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actress and voice actress. She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group Apink. Jung made her acting debut in the coming-of-age drama, Reply 1997
Reply 1997
in 2012. She has since had roles in That Winter, the Wind Blows
That Winter, the Wind Blows
(2013), Trot Lovers
Trot Lovers
(2014) Cheer Up! (2015), and Untouchable (2017) in addition to various voice acting roles. She released her debut solo album, Dream, in 2016.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Music career

2.1 Apink 2.2 Solo works

3 Acting career 4 Discography

4.1 Extended plays 4.2 Singles

5 Music and lyric composition 6 Filmography

6.1 Television dramas 6.2 Films 6.3 Musical theatre 6.4 Variety show

7 Awards and nominations

7.1 Music shows

7.1.1 Music Triangle 7.1.2 M Countdown 7.1.3 Inkigayo 7.1.4 The Show 7.1.5 Show Champion

8 References 9 External links

Early life and education[edit] Jung Eun-ji
Jung Eun-ji
was born as Jung Hye-rim in Haeundae, Busan
Busan
on August 18, 1993.[1][2] She has a younger brother named Jung Min-ki.[3] She attended Hapdo Kindergarten, Shinjae Elementary School, Jaesong Girls' Middle School and Hyehwa Girls' High School.[4] In 2004, Jung won the first place prize in the program Exciting Day Enjoyable Day (신나는 날 즐거운 날) hosted by the KBS network.[5] In November 2010, Jung passed the auditions to become the main singer of Apink. She had not received any professional training prior to joining Apink, and had trained for only two months with the group.[citation needed]

Jung in February 2014

Music career[edit] Apink[edit] Main article: Apink In March 2011, Jung was revealed to be the fourth member of Apink
Apink
via an online video of her covering Jennifer Hudson's "Love You I Do".[6] Jung joined with the rest of the group to film Apink
Apink
News prior to debut.[7] On April 21, 2011, Jung made her debut as a main vocalist of Apink
Apink
on Mnet's M Countdown
M Countdown
with two songs, "Mollayo" and "Wishlist", from the debut extended play Seven Springs of Apink. Solo works[edit] Jung has collaborated with various artists for OSTs and promotional songs. For the project A Cube for Season #Green, Jung Eun-ji
Jung Eun-ji
and fellow Cube artist Yang Yo-seob, sang the duet track "Love Day".[8] In August 2012, Jung recorded two promotional singles, "All For You" and "Our Love Like This" with Reply 1997
Reply 1997
co-star Seo In-guk
Seo In-guk
for the drama's soundtrack.[9][10] "All For You" became one of the best-selling singles of the year on the Gaon Single Chart.[11][12] In 2013 and 2014, Jung collaborated with label-mate Huh Gak
Huh Gak
for duets titled "Short Hair" and "Break Up To Make Up" respectively, which were well-received by listeners and ranked atop major online music charts in Korea.[13][14][15] She released her first solo single titled "Its You" for the soundtrack of Three Days.[16] On 18 April 2016 (the day before Apink's 5th anniversary), Jung debuted as a solo artist with the mini-album Dream which consisted of 6 songs.[15] The title song "Hopefully Sky" is written by Jung, which recounts the times she spent with her father.[17] "Hopefully Sky" topped eight local music charts,[18] and the album sold 30,000 copies upon release.[19] In April 2017, Jung released her second album The Space.[20] The title track, "The Spring" and its accompanying music video was unveiled on 10 April, and debuted within the top ten spots on local music charts.[21] From 3 to 5 June 2017, Jung held her first solo concert titled “Attic” at Ewha Womans University’s Samsung Hall.[22][23] Acting career[edit]

Jung at the press conference for drama Cheer Up! in October 2015

Jung made her acting debut in Reply 1997, a 1990s nostalgic dramedy which became one of the highest-rated Korean series on cable television.[24] She played the female protagonist, a hardcore H.O.T. fan who becomes a TV drama writer.[25] Jung was complimented by critics and audiences for her comedic and emotional acting, which was impressive for a newcomer, as well as for her authentic Busan dialect.[25] The role won her several awards, including the 49th Baeksang Arts Award for Best New TV Actress. Jung performed in a Korean staging of the Hollywood film-turned-musical Legally Blonde, playing the lead role of Elle Woods.[26] The show ran from November 16, 2012 to March 17, 2013.[27] Jung was then cast in a supporting role in the 2013 melodrama That Winter, the Wind Blows.[28] She won Best Performance at the 2nd APAN Star Awards and New Star Award at the SBS Drama Awards. In 2014, she starred in another musical, the stage adaptation of 2004 series Full House.[29] Afterwards, Jung starred in the romantic comedy series Trot Lovers, which depicts a female singer's struggles to become successful in the old-fashioned musical genre trot.[30][31] In 2015, Jung starred as the female lead in KBS2
KBS2
high school drama Cheer Up! playing the role of a high school student who ranks at the bottom of her class.[32][33] In 2017, Jung was cast in JTBC's action melodrama Untouchable which began airing on November 24.[34] Discography[edit] Main article: Apink
Apink
discography Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales

KOR [35] JPN [36] US World [37]

Dream

Released: April 18, 2016 Label: Plan A Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment Formats: CD, LP, Digital download

3 — 13

KOR: 42,500+[38]

The Space

Released: April 10, 2017 Label: Plan A Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment Formats: CD, Digital download

3 89 —

KOR: 26,617+[39] JPN: 829[40]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales (DL) Album

KOR [41]

Promotional singles

"Hopefully Sky" 2016 1

KOR: 1,366,552+[42]

Dream

"The Spring" 2017 2

KOR: 385,942+[43]

The Space

Original soundtracks

"All For You" (with Seo In-guk) 2012 1

KOR: 2,690,706+[44]

Reply 1997
Reply 1997
OST

"Just the Way We Love" (with Seo In-guk) 3

KOR: 1,428,802+[44]

"One Minute Ago" (with Kang Ho-dong) 2013 — N/A Barefooted Friends OST

"Saving Santa" (with Suho) — N/A Saving Santa OST

"It's You" 2014 11

KOR: 417,438+[45]

Three Days OST

"A Love Before" 2016 79

KOR: 27,570+ [46]

Entertainer OST

"Your Garden" 2017 — N/A Strong Girl Bong-soon
Strong Girl Bong-soon
OST

Collaborations

Love Day (with Yang Yo-seob) 2012 8

KOR: 1,604,167+[44]

A Cube For Season #Green

"A Year Ago" (with Kim Namjoo and Jang Hyun-seung) 2013 13

KOR: 300,616+[47]

A Cube for Season #White

"Know We're Going to Break Up" (with Huh Gak) 29

KOR: 192,124+[48]

Little Giant

"Short Hair" (with Huh Gak) 1

KOR: 1,207,766+[49]

A Cube for Season #Blue

Fanta Time (with Lee Kwang-soo, Niel) — N/A Fanta Time

"Break Up to Make Up" (with Huh Gak) 2014 1

KOR: 803,627+[50]

A Cube for Season #Sky-Blue

"Ocean" (with Huh Gak) 2016 5

KOR: 407,547+[51]

'Plan A' First Episode

"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Music and lyric composition[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Note

2015 Promise U (새끼손가락) Apink Pink Memory Lyrics with Beom & Nang, Music with Beom & Nang, Arrangement with Beom & Nang

2016 It's You (그 봄날, 이 가을) Dear Lyrics with Hayoung, Music by Jung Tae-soo, Park Jun

Hopefully Sky (하늘바라기) feat. Harim Solo Dream Lyrics with Duble Sidekick and Long Candy, Music with Duble Sidekick and Long Candy, Arrangement with Duble Sidekick and EASTWEST

2017 First Love (소녀의 소년) The Space Music by Yoon Gun, Tenzo & Tasco

Full Moon (서울의 달) Music by Duble Sidekick, Mus10, Woo Tae Woon, Longcandy

Filmography[edit] Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes

2012 Reply 1997 Sung Shi-won tvN

2013 That Winter, the Wind Blows Moon Hee-sun SBS

Reply 1994 Sung Shi-won tvN cameo, episodes 16-17, 21

2014 Trot Lovers Choi Choon-hee KBS2

2015 Cheer Up! Kang Yeon-doo

2017 Untouchable Seo Yi-ra JTBC

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2013 Saving Santa Shiny animated, Korean dubbed

2017 My Pet Ozzy Carrie animated, Korean dubbed

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role

2012–2013 Legally Blonde Elle Woods

2014 Full House Han Ji-eun

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Note

2017 Crime Scene 3 JTBC Cast member[52]

Awards and nominations[edit] See also: List of awards and nominations received by Apink

Year Award Category Nominated work Result

2012 5th Korea Drama Awards Best Couple (with Seo In-guk)[53] Reply 1997 Won

5th Style Icon Awards Top 10 Style Icons (with Seo In-guk)[54][55] Won

14th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best OST (with Seo In-guk)[56] "All For You" Reply 1997 Won

1st K-Drama Star Awards[57] Best OST (with Seo In-guk) Won

Acting Award, Actress Reply 1997 Nominated

Rising Star Award Won

Best Couple (with Seo In-guk) Won

4th Melon Music Awards Best OST (with Seo In-guk)[58] "All For You" Reply 1997 Won

2013 2nd Gaon Chart
Gaon Chart
K-Pop Awards Songs of the Year (Digital Awards [September]) (with Seo In-guk)[59] "All For You" Reply 1997 Won

49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New TV Actress[60] Reply 1997 Won

2nd APAN Star Awards Best Performance[61] That Winter, the Wind Blows Won

SBS Drama Awards Best New Actress[62] Won

2014 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best Young Actress Trot Lovers Won

Best OST by a Female Artist "It's You" Three Days Nominated

22nd Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Trot Lovers Won

16th Mnet Asian Music Awards[63] Best Collaboration (with Huh Gak) "Break Up to Make Up" Nominated

Song of the Year (with Huh Gak) Nominated

6th Melon Music Awards Best OST "It's You" Three Days Nominated

MTV Best of the Best Best Collaboration (with Huh Gak) "Break Up to Make Up" Won

KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Trot Lovers Nominated

Best New Actress Nominated

Popularity Award, Actress Won

2015 29th KBS Drama Awards Popularity Award, Actress Cheer Up! Nominated

2016 tvN10 Awards Best Kiss (with Seo In-guk)[64] Reply 1997 Won

Made in tvN, Actress in Drama Nominated

18th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Female Artist Jung Eun-ji Nominated

Best Vocal Performance Female Solo "Hopefully Sky" Nominated

Artist of the Year Jung Eun-ji Nominated

Song of the Year "Hopefully Sky" Nominated

8th Melon Music Awards Best Ballad
Ballad
Award Won

2017 9th Melon Music Awards Top 10 Artists[65] Jung Eun-ji Nominated

Folk/Blues Song[66] "The Spring" Won

19th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Vocal Performance Female Solo Nominated

Qoo10 Song of the Year Nominated

Music shows[edit] Music Triangle[edit]

Year Date Song

2012 September 19[67] "All For You" (with Seo In-guk)

M Countdown[edit]

Year Date Song

2016 April 28 "Hopefully Sky"

Inkigayo[edit]

Year Date Song

2016 May 1 "Hopefully Sky"

The Show[edit]

Year Date Song

2017 April 18 "The Spring"

Show Champion[edit]

Year Date Song

2017 April 19 "The Spring"

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Jung Eun-ji
Jung Eun-ji
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Jung Eun-ji
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Huh Gak
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Jung Eun-ji
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Jung Eun-ji
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Jung Eun-ji
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Jung Eun-ji
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Apink
Jung Eun Ji, VIXX Leo, Joo, and More to Star in Musical Full House". enewsWorld. Retrieved March 6, 2014.  ^ Jin, Eun-soo (May 20, 2014). "Lover of Trot cast announced". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved May 20, 2014.  ^ Jeon, Su-mi (May 19, 2014). "Apink′s Jung Eun Ji Confirmed for Trot Lovers". enewsWorld. Retrieved May 21, 2014.  ^ " Jung Eun-ji
Jung Eun-ji
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Jung Eun-ji
to Captivate Viewers with Her Sassiness!". BNT News. October 31, 2015.  ^ Doo, Rumy. "'Untouchable' cast, producer discuss wealth, power". Kpop Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved December 9, 2017.  ^ "Gaon Album Weekly Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on March 26, 2015. 

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Apink

Park Cho-rong Yoon Bo-mi Jung Eun-ji Son Na-eun Kim Nam-joo Oh Ha-young

Hong Yoo-kyung

Studio albums

Korean

Une Année Pink Memory Pink Revolution

Japanese

Pink Season Pink Doll

Special
Special
albums

Dear

Extended plays

Seven Springs of Apink Snow Pink Secret Garden Pink Blossom Pink Luv Pink Up

Singles

"No No No" "Mr. Chu"

Related topics

Plan A Entertainment

Discography Awards and nominations

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