Jin Jun

박충재 / Park Choong Jae

Jun Jin( Hangul : 전진; Hanja : 前進, literally: "move forward") (bornPark Choong-jaeHangul : 박충재; Hanja : 朴忠裁; 19 August 1980) is a South Korean singer, actor and entertainer, known as a member and rapper of six-member boy band Shinhwa . He debuted as a dancer and rapper in Shinhwa in 1998 but started singing small parts in 2002; the release of Shinhwa's fifth album. He debut as a solo artist in November 2006 with singleLove Doesn't Come.

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 Jin Jun's Early life

찰리박), also known as Park Young Chul ( Hangul : 박영철), who debuted with a solo albumCasanova Sarangin 2004. Jun Jin was born out of wedlock and due to strong opposition from his maternal family, Jun Jin’s mother and father split, leaving Jun Jin to be raised by his grandmother.His father remarried, but divorced during Jun Jin's teenage years. His father's third wife proved to be a loving mother as she took care of Jun Jin and his younger sister like her own children. She also located Jun Jin's birth mother and reconnected the two. Although he wasn't able to see her frequently, the two did promise to keep in touch.

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 Jin Jun's Career

1998: Debut with Shinhwaedit

Backed by his high school friend, An Chil-hyun , Jun Jin was able to make it through the audition as a member for Shinhwa. He debuted with them as a rapper , alongside Eric Mun and Andy Lee . However, in the release of Shinhwa's fifth albumPerfect Man, he began singing small parts. He would still continue to sing small parts with the release of Shinhwa's later albums until the band switched to a different label, Good Entertainment . Under Good Entertainment, Jun Jin advanced further, singing a solo song entitled "Painfully Loving You." Jun Jin soon released a single, "Sarangee Ohji Anayo" (Love Doesn't Come), thus starting his solo career.

Jun Jin starred in the hit 2004 KBS dramaForbidden Lovein 2004, alongside popular actress Kim Tae-hee . He also starred in various other Banjun Dramas as well. In 2009, he and the other members ofInfinite Challengeappeared in an episode of MBC dramaQueen of Housewives.

2006-2007: Solo artistedit

Jun Jin released his first single in November 2006 titled "사랑이 오지 않아요" (translated to "Love Doesn't Come"), with a total of five songs, including the title song and its instrumental. Surprisingly, he decided to go into ballad even though he is known for his strong dance skills. However, this is because ballads are popular in Korea right now; dance artists such as Baek Ji-young and even Jun Jin's own group Shinhwa have released ballads for their lead singles as well. The single did fairly well on the chart, though not a major hit. In December 2006, Jun Jin was hospitalised; although recommended to stay in the hospital, he quickly left and returned to his promotional schedule.

which also featured band mate Lee Min-woo , Kangta of H.O.T , SG Wannabe and actor Song Seung-heon at the Osaka Dome .

In mid-2007, Jun Jin left his group's management company and set up his own call JF Story Entertainmentto concentrate on his solo career more. But has since been managed by Open World Entertainment .

2008-2011: Television and military serviceedit

On 26 April, Jun Jin held his first solo concert at Shibuya Public Hall , Tokyo. An extra show was added when the 2,500 tickets sold out in five minutes.

Jun Jin appeared variety programmeInfinite Challengefirstly in April 2008 as a replacement for Haha , officially known as 'the 7th member' in June 2008. Later he joinedWe Got Marriedin early 2009 with actress Lee Si-young as his "wife". The couple was dubbed "Gundam Couple" due to Lee Si-young's obsession with Gundam . They officially departed from the show on May 3, 2009 due to the restructuring of the show's format.

He later released a mini album, titledFascination. The title-track "Hey Ya" featuring Son Dam-bi and Big Tone did fairly well on the charts but a track on the mini album titled "Like A Fool" featuring his "wife" Lee Si-young managed to fare better on the charts. The album was a mild success.

after working at the Gangnam Management Corporation, managing the culture center’s fitness club and parking lot. He then participated at his agency’s1st Open World Festival Tokyoon 26 November.Since being discharged he held theJun Jin: The singer's Christmas Dayfan meeting in Taipei on 25 December 2011.

2012: Shinhwa comebackedit

and their first exclusive variety programShinhwa Broadcastpremiered on 17 March 2012 on cable channel JTBC .

Due to the surgery he was absent from the recording of episode 17, "School Channel: God of Classroom", ofShinhwa Broadcastaired on 7 July 2012.Also, still recovering from surgery, he did not take part in some of the dance numbers in both the Guangzhou and final concert in Beijing.

2013: Shinhwa Comebackedit

On February 8, 2013, Shinhwa’s agency announced the legendary group’s comeback through their official website. The poster for their comeback2013 Shinhwa Grand Tour: The Classicto commemorate the group’s 15 years since their debut was revealed. The album's name calledThe Classic.

2014: Shinhwa 16th anniversary Debutedit

Jun Jin participated in the Shinhwa 16th Anniversary Concert along with other Shinhwa members in Olympic Gymnastics Arena . The concert was held for two days: 22 and 23 March and Jun Jin said he will consider to record a new solo album in this year.

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 Jin Jun's Discography

Studio albums

TitleDetailsPeak
chart positions
Track listing
KOR
(RIAK)
New Decade
Together 4 Ever
  • Label: Open World Entertainment
New Decade
  1. "Intro"
  2. "Wa"
  3. "아픈사랑"(Lovesick)
  4. "한걸음"(Step)
  5. "For You"
  6. "좋은 사람"(Good Person)
  7. "귀여워요"(Cute)
  8. "Fancy Lounge"
  9. "천번이라도"(Even Thousands of Times)
  10. "Wa" (Instrumental)
  11. "Epilogue"
Together 4 Ever
  1. "Intro"
  2. "Wa"
  3. "아픈사랑"(Lovesick)
  4. "한걸음"(Step)
  5. "For You"
  6. "좋은 사람"(Good Person)
  7. "귀여워요"(Cute)
  8. "Fancy Lounge"
  9. "천번이라도"(Even Thousands of Times)
  10. "Wa" (Instrumental)
  11. "Epilogue"
  12. "Together 4 Ever 세상속으로..."(Together 4 Ever Into the World...)

EPs

TitleDetailsPeak
chart positions
Track listing
KOR
(RIAK)
Fascination
  • Label: Open World Entertainment
  • Format: CD
  • Language: Korean
N/A[A]
Fascination
  1. "바보처럼" (feat. PS Jun &Lee Si-young)(Like a Fool)
  2. "Hey Ya!" (feat. Big Tone &Son Dam-bi)
  3. "Happy Ending" (feat.Kim Hee-sun, Kang Jin-woo)
  4. "날 사랑해라..."(Make Love With Me...)
  5. "사랑하지 않아요"(I Don't Love)
#Real#
#Real# in LA(repackage)
  • Format: CD
  • Language: Korean
N/A[A]
#Real#
  1. "60 Seconds"
  2. "Wow Wow Wow (feat.Eric"
  3. "On My Own"
  4. "You"
  5. "You're The Only One I Need" (Korean:"너만 있으면 돼")
#Real# in LA


  1. "60 Seconds (feat.Eric"
  2. "Love My Life"
  3. "On My Own"
  4. "You"
  5. "You're The Only One I Need" (Korean:"너만 있으면 돼")
  6. "Wow Wow Wow ( Freakhouze Remix )"(Together 4 Ever Into the World...)

Singles

TitleDetailsPeak
chart positions
Track listing
KOR
(RIAK)

"사랑이 오지 않아요"
("Love Doesn't Come")
"Special EditionForever"
(repackage)

  • Label: Good Entertainment
CD track listing
  1. "사랑이 오지 않아요"(Love Doesn't Come)
  2. "천번이라도"(A Thousand Times)
  3. "돌아와줘"(Come Back)
  4. "사랑이 오지 않아요" (instrumental)
CD+DVD track listing
CD
  1. "Forever" (duet with Linda Liao) (Korean ver.)
  2. "사랑이 오지 않아요"(Love Doesn't Come)
  3. "천번이라도"(A Thousand Times)
  4. "돌아와줘"(Come Back)
DVD
  1. "사랑이 오지 않아요" music video
  2. "사랑이 오지 않아요" making story
  3. Jun Jin, Linda love story
  4. JJ in Singapore
  5. JJ in 2006 story
  6. JJ in recording room
Forever Special Editiontrack listing
  1. "Forever" (duet with Linda Liao) (Korean ver.)
  2. "Forever" (duet with Linda Liao) (Chinese ver.)
  3. "사랑이 오지 않아요"(Love Doesn't Come)
  4. "천번이라도"(A Thousand Times)
  5. "돌아와줘"(Come Back)
  6. "Forever" (Instrumental)

Video albums

TitleDetailsTrack listing
Last Concert 2009: Asia Tour in Seoul
  • Label: Open World Entertainment
  • Format: DVD
CD track listing
  1. Intro
  2. 천 번 이라도
  3. 아픈 사랑
  4. 귀여워요
  5. 바보처럼
  6. 사랑하지 않아요
  7. Forever
  8. 돌아와 줘
  9. Together 4 Ever
  10. 사랑한다는 그 말
  11. 그 아픔까지 사랑한거야
  12. For You
  13. Fancy Lounge
  14. Happy Ending
  15. Hey Ya
  16. 날 사랑해라
  17. 으쌰! 으쌰! (WithLee Min-woo)
  18. Wa
  19. 사랑이 오지 않아요

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 Jin Jun's Filmography

Film

YearTitleHangulNotes
2002 긴급조치 19호 withShinhwa

Television series

  • 2003 -Nonstop 4
  • 2004 -Forbidden LoveakaNine-Tailed Fox
  • 2005 -해변으로 가요(Let's Go To The Beach)
  • 2005 -Banjun Drama-SBS
  • 2008 -Here He Comes-MBC
  • 2008 - Chinese drama:You are my dreams - 你是我的夢
  • 2009 -MBCdaily drama:That Person is Comingas PD / TV Director (airing in Oct 06th, 2008 - Feb 27th, 2009)

Variety Shows

YearTitleNetworkRoleNotes
1999-2003 Dream Team season 1 KBS Sports variety program
2004-2005 Love Letter SBS Contestant withShinhwa (Season 1, Episode 1-14)
2006 Shoot Dori Season 1 KBS2 (Episode 24 - 38)
2008 Infinite Challenge MBC Main Cast Jun Jin appeared on the show to replace Ha Ha.

(June 2008 - November 2009)

reality show: Jun Jin’s Girl MNet Host (August 6, 2008 - October 29, 2008)
2009 We Got Married MBC Regular Cast Jun Jin was paired withLee Si-young

(Season 1, Episode 42 45-55)

2012-2014 Shinhwa Broadcast JTBC Main Cast withShinhwa (Episode 1-70)
2017 Radio Star MBC Special Host (Episode 536)

Awards

Music Shows

SBSInkigayo

YearDateSong
2006 December 17

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 Jin Jun's Notes

  • The Gaon Music Chart began releasing data in 2010 after the Music Industry Association of Korea stopped compiling data in 2008.Online sources for charts after September 2008 and before January 2010 are currently unavailable.

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 Jin Jun's References

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  2. Lee Yong-sung "Osaka concert features Korean Wave stars" Korea Herald. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-10
  3. "2007 Year-end Chart". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  4. "20070819". JF Story Entertainment (in Korean). Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  5. "전진 뮤비, 선정적 이유로 ‘19금’ 판정" DongA.com. Retrieved 2008-06-08 (in Korean)
  6. Yoo Bo-lam "Jun Jin to have first concert in Japan" Korea Herald. 25 April 2008. Retrieved 2012-04-10
  7. Park So-yoen "Fans from Asia see off Jun Jin to army" 10 Asia. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 2011-11-11
  8. Kim, Jessica "Jun Jin to be discharged from military next week" 10 Asia. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-11
  9. Oh, MiJung "Jun Jin Released from Public Service" Mnet News. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-01
  10. Sunwoo, Carla (26 December 2011). "Jun Jin holds Christmas Day fan meeting in Taiwan". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  11. Sunwoo, Carla (3 February 2012). "Jun Jin to star in Stellar music video". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  12. "Shinhwa Form Their Own Agency" Chosun Ilbo. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-05
  13. 신화, 섬뜩한 뱀파이어 변신…23일 10집 발매. Nate News (in Korean). 17 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  14. "Shinhwa to release upcoming 10th album on March 23". 10 Asia. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  15. Hong, Lucia (1 February 2012). "Shinhwa releases teaser video for upcoming concert". 10 Asia. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  16. Suk, Monica (26 March 2012). "CONCERT REVIEW: Shinhwa: Reborn with The Return". 10 Asia. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  17. Park, HyunMin (4 March 2012). "Shinhwa to have Shinhwa Broadcast". Mnet News. CJ E&M. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  18. Ho, Stewart (26 June 2012). "Shinhwa's Jun Jin's Contract With the Scandal-Plagued Open World Entertainment Ends". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  19. Sunwoo, Carla (25 June 2012). "Shinhwa's Jun Jin carries on with China tour despite back surgery". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  20. Ho, Stewart (22 June 2012). "Jun Jin Receives Back Surgery for Slipped Disk". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  21. Ho, Stewart (6 July 2012). "Shinhwa Members Go Back to High School Without Jun Jin". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  22. Park, HyunMin; Erika Kim (translation) (9 July 2012). "Concert Review: Shinhwa Colors Beijing Orange with Finale of Asia Tour". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  23. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  24. "전진 1집 - New Decade". Hanteo (in Korean). Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  25. "전진 1집 - New Decade[repack.]". Hanteo (in Korean). Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  26. "2008. 4 월 - 가요음반 판매량". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 12 November 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  27. "전진 - Fascination: 미니앨범[한정판]". Hanteo (in Korean). Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  28. "전진 - Real: 미니앨범 2집[한정판]". Hanteo (in Korean). Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  29. "전진 - Real: 미니앨범 2집, Repack.[한정판]". Hanteo (in Korean). Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  30. Total sales for "REAL":
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  34. "2006. 11월 - 가요음반 판매량". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 26 December 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
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  36. "Emergency Act 19" IMDb. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
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