Jung Eun-ji

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Jung Eun-ji
Eunji Vizit Korea.jpg
Eunji at Vizit Korea concert in Singapore in October 2013
Background information
Birth nameJung Hye-rim
Also known asHyerim, Happy Virus, Busan Ajhumma, Satoori Idol
Born(1993-08-18) August 18, 1993 (age 20)
Haeundae, Busan, South Korea
GenresPop, Dance-pop
OccupationsSinger, Actress, Dancer, Model, Spokesperson
InstrumentsVocals, Piano, Guitar
Years active2011 – present
LabelsA Cube Entertainment
Associated actsA Pink, Park Cho-rong, Yoon Bomi, Son Na-eun, Kim Nam-joo, Oh Ha-young, Huh Gak, Seo In-guk, Yang Yo-seob, Beast, United Cube
Website

https://twitter.com/Apinkjej

https://wagle.me/apinkjej
 
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Jung Eun-ji
Eunji Vizit Korea.jpg
Eunji at Vizit Korea concert in Singapore in October 2013
Background information
Birth nameJung Hye-rim
Also known asHyerim, Happy Virus, Busan Ajhumma, Satoori Idol
Born(1993-08-18) August 18, 1993 (age 20)
Haeundae, Busan, South Korea
GenresPop, Dance-pop
OccupationsSinger, Actress, Dancer, Model, Spokesperson
InstrumentsVocals, Piano, Guitar
Years active2011 – present
LabelsA Cube Entertainment
Associated actsA Pink, Park Cho-rong, Yoon Bomi, Son Na-eun, Kim Nam-joo, Oh Ha-young, Huh Gak, Seo In-guk, Yang Yo-seob, Beast, United Cube
Website

https://twitter.com/Apinkjej

https://wagle.me/apinkjej
Korean name
Hangul정은지
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJeong Eun-ji
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Ŭn-ji
Birth name
Hangul정혜림
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJeong Hye-rim
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Hye-rim

Jung Eun-ji (Korean: 정은지; born Jung Hye-rim on August 18, 1993), is a South Korean idol singer/dancer and actress. She is the main vocalist and dancer of girl group A Pink under A Cube Entertainment. She also gained popularity for her acting in the hit TV series Reply 1997.[1]

Biography[edit]

Jung Eun-ji was born as Jung Hyerim[2] in Haeundae, Busan,[3] on August 18, 1993.[4] She attended Hapdo Kindergarten, Shinjae Elementary School, Jaesong Girls’ Middle School and later Hyehwa Girls’ High School.[5] In 2004, Eunji won the first place prize in the program 'Excited Day Enjoyable Day (Korean:신나는 날 즐거운 날)' hosted by the Korean Broadcasting System. She appeared as Jung Hye-rim.[6]

Eunji had originally aimed to become a detective although she wanted to be a singer.[7] However, her goal is best known as a vocal trainer.[8] After she passed the audition to be A Pink's main vocalist, she instead decided to pursue a career as an idol. She has a younger brother named Jung Min-ki.[9]

Because she grew up in Busan, she has a Busan dialect.[10] She had stated her dialect had helped her with her acting.[11]

Career[edit]

Eunji performing with A Pink at Korea Night in Toronto, Ontario in 2012

Pre-debut[edit]

Eunji was selected as the last member of A Pink through an audition on November 2010. She was specifically chosen as the main vocalist.[12] She was revealed to the public as A Pink's 4th member on March 10, 2011, through the medium Twitter. The introduction was a video of Eunji singing her rendition of Jennifer Hudson's "Love You I Do".[13] She had not received professional training prior to the debut and had trained for only 6 months with the group.[12]

A Pink[edit]

A Pink debuted on April 21, 2011, with "Mollayo" (몰라요; "I Don't Know") from their debut EP Seven Springs of A Pink and has so far released three Korean EPs and one studio album.

Acting[edit]

Eunji made her acting debut in Reply 1997, a 1990s nostalgia drama. She played the role of Sung Shi-won, the lead.[14] Eunji was complimented for her comedic and emotional acting.[15] She had also been complemented from her Busan dialect.[16] Eunji said her perky character was similar to her own personality and Busan background, which helped her act naturally.[17] However, her real personality has been stated as contradictory to the character's.[18] The role won several awards, including the 2013 Baeksang Art Award for Best New TV Actress.[19]

Eunji then made her stage debut in the 2012 run of the Hollywood film-turned-musical Legally Blonde, playing the role of the lead Elle Woods.[20] The show started on November 16, 2012 [21] and ended on March 17, 2013.[22] She was then cast in a supporting role in the 2013 melodrama That Winter, The Wind Blows. She plays the role Moon, Hee-Sun.[23] It was her first role on a drama broadcast on one of South Korea's 3 major networks, for which she won the 2013 APAN Star Award for Best Performance and the SBS Drama Award for Best New Actress.[24][25] She has been complemented for the original fashion style of the character.[23]

Eunji made a cameo on the December 13 episode (Episode 16) of drama Reply 1994. The drama, which is written and directed by the same people as its predecessor Reply 1997, is also a 1990s nostalgia drama. For the cameo she reprised her role as Sung Shi-won, the previous drama's lead.[26]

Musical collaborations[edit]

For the project A Cube for Season #Green, Eunji and fellow Cube artist Yang Yo-seob of Beast sang the duet track "Love Day."[27] The music video was released on March 12, 2012 to meet white day.[28]

In August 2012, Eunji recorded two promotional singles, 'All For You' and 'Our Love Like This' with the Reply 1997 co-star Seo In-guk for the drama's OST.[29][30] followed by a live performance on M! Countdown and a win on Music Triangle. The song also won numerous awards including the Mnet Asian Music Award and the Melon Music Award for 'Best OST'.

Eunji, along with another A Pink member Namjoo, and Hyunseung of Beast released the single "One Year Ago" from the project "A Cube For Season #White" on January 3 [31] to commemorate A Pink's first music show win the year before and Eunji, Hyunseung and B2STs successes that year.

On May 31, 2013, Eunji and fellow Cube artist Huh Gak released a song for "A Cube For Season #Blue" project titled 'Short Hair.'[32]

Discography[edit]

Solo artist[edit]

YearTitleSongDurationArtist
2012A Cube for Season # Green"Love Day"03:54Yoseob & Jung Eun-ji
Love Story Part 1 (Reply 1997 OST)"All For You"04:08Seo In-guk & Jung Eun-ji
Love Story Part 2 (Reply 1997 OST)"Our Love Like This"04:20Seo In-guk & Jung Eun-ji
2013A Cube for Season # White"A Year Ago"03:55Hyunseung & Jung Eun-ji & Kim Nam-joo
A Cube for Season # Blue"Short Hair"03:42Huh Gak & Jung Eun-ji
Barefooted Friends"One Minute Ago"03:48Kang Ho-dong & Jung Eun-ji
2014Three Days OST"It's You"3:55Jung Eun-ji

Filmography[edit]

TV drama[edit]

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2012Reply 1997Sung Shi-wontvN
2013That Winter, The Wind BlowsMoon Hee-sunSBS
Reply 1994 (cameo, ep. 16-17)Sung Shi-wontvN

Musical theatre[edit]

YearTitleRole
2012Legally BlondeElle Woods
2014Full HouseHan Ji-eun

Television show appearances[edit]

YearTitleNetworkRoleNotes
2011A Pink News (Season 1)TrendEHerself, Anchorwoman, ReporterReality show with A Pink
Quiz to Change The WorldMBCHerself
Challenge 1000 SongSBSHerselfwith Bomi, Namjoo, Naeun & Hayoung
God of Cookery Road (Episode 29,30)Y-StarHerself/MCGuest-starred with Bomi & Namjoo; Hosted
Oh, My School!KBSHerselfGuest
Chuseok Idol Athletic ChampionshipMBCHerselfPink Team
KBS Entertainment AwardsKBSHerselfPresenter with Naeun
2011-12A Pink News (Season 2)TrendEHerself, Anchorwoman, ReporterReality show with A Pink
Birth Of Family (Season 1)KBSHerselfReality show with A Pink & Infinite
2012Weekly IdolMBC Every 1HerselfGuest
The Resurrection of Royal FamilyKBSHerselfContestant
Idol Crown Prince SpecialKBSHerselfContestant with Yang Yoseob; winner
Explorations of GendersMBCHerselfRegular guest
100 Points Out Of 100KBSHerselfContestant
100 Million Quiz ShowSBSHerselfContestant
God of Cookery RoadY-StarHerselfGuest
Idol Premiere Quiz ShowJTBCHerselfContestant with Bomi
A Pink News (Season 3)TrendEHerself, Anchorwoman, ReporterReality show with A Pink
Strong HeartSBSHerselfGuest
Go Show!SBSHerselfGuest with Seo In-guk
YTN News ‘Issue & People’Y-StarHerselfGuest with Hoya
tvN Taxi (Ep. 271)tvNHerselfGuest star
2013Idol Sports ChampionshipMBCHerselfPink Team
Weekly IdolMBC Every 1HerselfGuest
IncarnationSBSHerselfGuest
Star KingSBSHerselfGuest with Bomi & Hayoung
1 vs. 100KBSHerselfContestant
Hello CounselorKBSHerselfGuest with Chorong and B1A4's Sandeul and Jinyoung
We Got MarriedMBCHerselfGuest star with A Pink & Exo for TaEun couple
God of Cookery RoadY-StarHerselfGuest with Chorong & Bomi
Challenge 1000 SongSBSHerselfGuest with Namjoo & Bomi
Barefooted FriendsSBSHerselfPerformed with Kang Ho-dong; temporary replacement for Uee
We Got MarriedMBCHerselfAppearance with Shinee's Key for TaEun couple ep. 185, 186, 189
Running ManSBSHerselfGuest with Naeun for Chuseok special ep. 162 with Beast, 2pm, MBLAQ, Infinite, Girl's Day, and Sistar
Story ShowMBCHerselfGuest
2013 Idol Star Athletics ChampionshipMBCHerselfTeam D with BtoB, Beast, MBLAQ, B.A.P & Secret
Quiz To Change The WorldMBCHerselfSpecial MC
1 Night 2 DaysKBSHerselfGuest with A Pink
Happy TogetherKBSHerselfGuest with Miss A's Fei, Suzy & Girl's Day's Minah
2013 APAN Star AwardsKBSHerselfPresenter, performer and award recipient
2013 KBS Entertainment AwardsKBSHerselfPresenter with Cha Tae-hyun
Running ManSBSHerselfGuest with Chorong & Bomi ep. 177
2013 SBS Drama AwardsSBSHerselfAward recipient
Hidden SingerJTBCHerselfGuest with Bomi & Hayoung
Yoo Hee-yeol's SketchbookKBSHerself
2014Shinhwa BroadcastJTBCHerselfGuest with After School's Lizzy
Four Sons and One DaughterMBCHerselfGuest ep. 5
Idol Sports ChampionshipMBCHerselfTeam B
New Year's SpecialMBCHerselfGuest with Namjoo & Hayoung

MC Host[edit]

YearTitleNotes
2013Quiz to Change The WorldMC with SHINee's Key
201423rd Seoul Music AwardsPresent with Eunhyuk and Seo Kyung Suk

Endorsements[edit]

Aside from her endorsements alongside A Pink, Eunji has also endorsed the following brands:

YearTitleNotesRef.
2013FantaWith Lee Kwang Soo and Teen Top's Niel[33]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
20125th Korea Drama AwardsBest Couple (with Seo In-guk)Reply 1997Won[34]
5th Style Icon AwardsTop 10 Style Icons (with Seo In-guk)Reply 1997Won[35]
14th Mnet Asian Music AwardsBest OST (with Seo In-guk)"All For You" Reply 1997Won[36]
1st K-Drama Star AwardsBest OST (with Seo In-guk)"All For You" Reply 1997Won[37]
Best Couple (with Seo In-guk)Reply 1997Won[37]
Rising Star AwardReply 1997Won[37]
4th Melon Music AwardsBest OST (with Seo In-guk)"All For You" Reply 1997Won[38]
20132nd Gaon Chart AwardsSongs of the Year (Digital Awards [September]) (with Seo In-guk )"All for You" Reply 1997Won[39]
49th Baeksang Arts AwardsBest New TV ActressReply 1997Won[40]
APAN Star AwardsBest PerformanceThat Winter, The Wind BlowsWon[41]
SBS Drama AwardsNew Star AwardThat Winter, The Wind BlowsWon[42]

Music programs[edit]

Jung Eun-ji's wins on Korea's televised music shows. Music Triangle is aired on Korea cable channel KM.

Music Triangle[edit]

YearDateSong
2012September 19[43]"All For You" (with Seo In-guk)

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