Juniel

주니엘

Choi Jun-hee ( Korean : 최준희; born September 3, 1993) known by her stage nameJuniel( Hangul : 주니엘, often stylized asJUNIEL) is a South Korean singer-songwriter .She began her career in Japan before eventually debuting in South Korea.She was first known as 'Junie', but eventually changed her name to 'Juniel', which was derived from combining her name, Junie, and L for 'love'.

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 Juniel's Life and career

1993–2010: Early life and career beginnings[ edit ]

Niji Iro Supernova, beating out many other singers and songwriters from all over the country.Juniel started her Korean training at Good Entertainment , the same agency which formerly housed celebrities such as G.NA , the Wonder Girls ' Yubin and After School 's Uee .She later auditioned at FNC Entertainment, and became a trainee the same day as CN Blue 's Jung Yong-hwa .

2011:Ready Go,Dream & Hope, and label change[ edit ]

She was the opening act for Oh Won-bin's live concert Good For You, which was held at the at Akasaka Blitz on June 26, 2011.Juniel was later the opening act for F.T. Island 's Messenger tour, performing at their Zepp Tokyo concert on July 6, 2011.

and was used as the ending theme song forGamers Yoasobi Sanshimai. "Travel", a B-side from the single, was also used for a television commercial.Juniel was selected as the opening act for Lawson Presents Music For All All For One Supported by Skapa! which was held at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium on December 24, 2011.

2012:My First Juneand1&1, South Korean debut[ edit ]

Music FocusandKing Kong no Arukoto Naikoto. She appeared on MBC 's documentary showK-Pop Star Captivates the Worldon April 22, 2012,where her hype track, "Fool" (feat. Jung Yong-hwa ( CN Blue )), was released.

.Juniel made a cameo appearance on the series as a street performer in Hongdae.In August 2012, she was chosen to endorse Bean Pole's sub-brand Bike Repair Shop alongside the indie band Busker Busker .

Gaonweekly album charts, and number twenty-one on the monthly charts, selling a total of 3,097 copies. The music video for its lead single, "Bad Man", was released on the same day,peaking at number four on both theGaonandBillboardKorea K-Pop Hot 100 charts. Other songs included on the album are Korean remakes of "Boy", "Oh Happy Day", "Cat Day" and a new song co-written and co-composed by Juniel titled, "Happy Ending".

2013:JuniandFall in L[ edit ]

She released her debut Japanese studio albumJunion March 6, 2013, which consists of eleven self-composed songs and a Japanese version of the duet "Babo" with CNBLUE 's Jung Yong-hwa .

On May 2, 2013, Juniel was appointed honorary ambassador for teenagers at the 2013 Teenage Family Month Ceremony.

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 Juniel's Discography

Japanese discography

Studio albums
  • Juni(2013)
Extended plays
  • Ready Go(2011)
  • Dream & Hope(2011)
Singles
  • "Forever" (2011)
  • "Sakura: Todokanu Omoi" (さくら~とどかぬ想い~) (2012)

Korean discography

Extended plays
  • My First June(2012)
  • 1&1(2012)
  • Fall in L(2013)

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 Juniel's Awards and nominations

YearAwardsCategoryResult
2010 Japan Niji Iro Supernova Won
2012 Cyworld Digital Music Awards Won
14th Mnet Asian Music Awards Nominated
Nominated
19th Korean Entertainment Arts Awards Won
4th Melon Music Awards Nominated
Nominated
The 27th Golden Disk Awards Nominated
Nominated
Won
The 22nd High1 Seoul Music Awards Nominated
Nominated

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 Juniel's Filmography

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2012 A Gentleman's Dignity Street performer Cameo appearance

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 Juniel's Endorsements

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 Juniel's Fanclub

  • Combination of Bbanini (her beloved guitar) and 'illa illa' (her debut song)
  • Announced on:December 26, 2012

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 Juniel's References

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  3. "MBC Younha's Starry Night". imbc.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  4. "주니엘, "일본 사람이냐고요? 토종 한국인이에요"(인터뷰②)". nate.com. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  5. "Sports Korea Interview". Sports.hankooki.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  6. "[스타 인터뷰] 데뷔곡 일라일라 기타소녀 주니엘 "난 지금 하얀색… 내 감성대로 마음껏 칠할래요"". sports.hankooki.com. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  7. "주니엘 "원래 긴장 안해요..데뷔 무대 신나!"". osen.com. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  8. "OSEN Interview". Osen.mt.co.kr. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  9. "Korea Times - Juniel's debut showcase". koreatimes.co.kr. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  10. "Ilgan Sports Interview". isplus.joinmsn.com. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  11. "Juniel album". juniel.jp. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  12. "Juniel as opening act in Oh Won Bin's "Good For You" tour". dkpopnews.net. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  13. "@fncmusicjapan". twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  14. "FNC Music's Juniel reveals Japanese debut single "Forever" MV teaser". koreaboo.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  15. "JUNIEL Interview at Musicshelf". junielindo.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  16. "yokane". fukuoka-yokane.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  17. "Jingle Homemate TV Commercial". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  18. "Lawson Presents Music For All All For One Supported by Skapa!". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  19. "FNC Music's solo singer Juniel to release 2nd single "Sakura ~ todokanu omoi ~" in Japan". koreaboo.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  20. "Juniel's CUT on CNBLUE Kpop Star". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  21. "'Fool' music video". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  22. "Juniel releases debut album ‘My First June’ + "Illa Illa" MV". allkpop.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  23. "'illa illa' music video". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  24. "Korea Music Copyright Association". Komca.or.kr. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  25. "Juniel’s ‘Illa Illa’ to be Used as a Theme Song in ‘A Gentleman’s Dignity’". enewsworld.mnet.com. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  26. "Singer Juniel makes a surprise cameo on ‘Gentlemen’s Class’". eto.co.kr. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  27. "‘Bike Repair Shop’ releases teaser for upcoming ad campaign featuring Juniel and Busker Busker". allkpop.com. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  28. "주니엘, '나쁜 사람' 음원 공개와 함께 음원 차트 싹쓸이". obsnews.co.kr. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  29. "Juniel releases "Bad Man" MV + ’1&1′ mini album주니엘, '나쁜 사람' 음원 공개와 함께 음원 차트 싹쓸이". allkpop.com. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  30. "주니엘, 신인상 수상 "트로피는 소속사에 보관할래요"". nate.com. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  31. "Juniel to Perform at the MIDEM Festival’s VIP Stage in France". soompi.com. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  32. "주니엘, 日 정규 앨범 자작곡으로 채웠다". nate.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  33. "Juniel turns into a redhead for her next album!". allkpop.com. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  34. "Juniel Mini Album Vol.3 - Fall In L". yesasia.com. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  35. "주니엘, '귀여운 남자'로 음원차트 1위". Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  36. "Juniel Appointed Honorary Ambassador for Teenagers". Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  37. Cyworld Digital Music Awards - Rookie Of The Month (June) Cyworld. Retrieved July 4, 2012. (login required)
  38. "[MAMA] Nominees for the 2012 MAMA Announced". 2012 Mnet Asian Music Award. Mnet Media Corp. Retrieved October 23, 2012. 
  39. 대한민국 연예예술상 오늘(28일) 개최, '힐링캠프' 최우수프로그램 선정 Nate. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  40. "[MelOn award] Nominees for the 2012 MelOn Music Awards". 2012 2012 MelOn Music Awards. melon.com. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  41. "[Golden Disk Awards] Nominees for the 27th Golden Disk Awards". 2012 27th Golden Disk Awards. goldendiskawards.asia. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  42. "[Seoul Music Awards] Nominees for the 2012 Seoul Music Awards". 2012 2012 Seoul Music Awards. seoulmusicawards.com. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  43. "Singer Juniel makes a surprise cameo on ‘Gentlemen’s Class’". Allkpop. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  44. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/08/bike-repair-shop-releases-teaser-for-upcoming-ad-campaign-featuring-juniel-and-busker-busker
  45. http://enewsworld.interest.me/enews/contents.asp?idx=10278
  46. http://cafe.daum.net/JUNIEL

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