Jung Joon young

정준영,정준영 / Jung Joon Young

Jung Joon-young(born February 21, 1989) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, radio DJ, host, actor and television personality. He first gained recognition in Mnet 's reality television talent show,Superstar K4(2012), where he finished third place.In 2013, he became the youngest member of KBS's variety show2 Days & 1 NightSeason 3. He hosted his own radio program titled MBC FM'sJung Joon-young's Simsimtapa(2014) and made his big screen debut inLove Forecast(2015). Since 2015, Jung is the lead vocalist of rock band Drug Restaurant , previously known as JJY Band ,releasing their first album "Escape to Hangover" in May 2015Since his official debut with the release of1st Mini Albumin October 2013, Jung has won the "New Male Solo Artist" award for its title track "이별 10분전 (The Sense of an Ending)" at the 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards. He then released the self-produced 2nd mini album,Teenager, which contained six self-composed tracks on June 26, 2014.Jung had his Taiwan fan meeting in 2013 and followed it with his first overseas showcase in Taipei in July 2014. He performed the self-written "하루만 (I’m Nobody)" at thePretty ManOST Japan Concert in July 2014. He held a concert tour in China in November 2014 and performed in Beijing , Shenzhen , and Shanghai .Jung made his American concert debut during K-CON 2014 as a performer and host.

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 Jung Joon young's Early life

He is the youngest son of Jung Hak-chun and Choi Jong-sook. His father was an international businessman who travelled to many countries for his business. Jung learned to speak five different languages such as English, Mandarin , Korean ,conversational Japanese , and Tagalog . He couldn't enrol in a regular school due to frequent moves. He took private lessons for regular subjects such as Math, English, violin , and piano . He also got his fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo .

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 Jung Joon young's Career

2008–2012: Beginningsedit

Indie Bands period

Jung moved to South Korea the next year to start his musical career and soon signed to an entertainment agency, supposedly Danal Entertainment which released Jung's solo EP titledRock Tripin 2010 as well as the digital single "환상 Fantasy" in 2012.

As one of the original members, he went through the training process and even finished recording the debut album with the band, however, before Led Apple's debut in 2010, Starkim Entertainment discovered that Jung was already under contract with the previous agency which refused to release him and, thus, he was dropped from the idol rock band.

In 2010, Jung dove into the Hongdae, Seoul indie music scene and formed various bands such as Flower Mist which busked in Japan and Switch On which performed for amateur club theaters.

Season 5 (Ep.1~Ep.8)and referring to this show, he said, "People don't like this program because they think this is just about good looking boys and girls chatting on a TV show, but it was a good opportunity for [him] to make money."

Participation in Superstar K4
Week #DateThemeSong ChoiceReference
Judge's mark




1stAug. 17, 2012First Official Audition"What to Say"

(뭐라할까, Breeze)

Seoul A

Baek Ji-young ;No

Lee Seung-chul & Lee Ha-neul;Yes

4thSep. 09, 2012Superweek solo"BakHa Candy"

(박하사탕 YB Band )

5thSep. 09, 2012Superweek



(언젠가는, Lee Sang-eun 이상은 )

Eliminated Team leader
6thSep. 21, 2012One More Chance"Yue-Ga"

(여가, Jang Yun-ju)

7thSep. 28, 2012Superweek

Rival Death Match

"Becoming Dust"

(먼지가되어, Kim Kyang-Suk 김광석 )

Eliminated vs. Roy Kim
8thOct. 05, 2012Judge's Final

Decision (By PSY )

Live 1st Top12Oct. 12, 2012First Love"Waiting Everyday"

(매일매일 기다려, TeeSams)



2116,923 / 770,000


Group Song

"Making Love"

(사랑만들기, Papaya)

Live 2nd

Top 9

Oct. 19, 2012Rivalry

(Vs. An Yae-sul)

"Bed of Roses"

( Bed of Roses Bon Jovi )



299,560 / 640,000


Group song

"The Last Game"

(마지막승부, Kim Min-kyo 김민교 )

Live 3rd


Nov. 02, 2012Go Back

(Past Life)

"It's Only My Life"

(그것만이 내 세상, DulGukHwa 들국화 )



2123,309 / 730,000


Group Song



Live 4th


Nov. 02, 2012My Style"Outsider"

(아웃사이더, Bom-Yurum-Gaul-Kyoul 봄여름가을겨울



2147,905 / 810,000


Group Song

"To You"

(그대에게, MuHanGueDo 무한궤도 )

Live 5th


Nov. 09, 2012Audience Song of Choice"Emergency Room"

(응급실, IZI 이지)



2222,121 / 810,000


surprising Concert


(기다리다, Yoon Ha 윤하 )


Creep Radiohead Duet with Roy Kim

Live 6th


Nov. 16, 2012Judge's Mission"Did You Forget"

(잊었니, Lee Seung-chul )

"First Love"

(첫사랑, 나비효과)



3277,017 / 860,000



Guest for Final

Nov. 23, 2012Final"Becoming Dust"

(먼지가 되어, Kim Kyang-Suk 김광석 )

Top 12 special Performance


(붉은 노을, BIGBANG ) "Amateur"

(아마츄어, Lee Seung-chul )

Since his band, "Switch On" was little known to the public, Jung Joon-young tried to take part inSuperstar K4with Switch On members to gain more popularity as a band, but they couldn't continue the audition together due to some foreign members' visa problems. Thus, he decided to carry on the audition as a solo artist.[citation needed]

After releasing, it achieved an "all-kill" on real-time charts and won the Mnet 20's Choice Hot Cover as well as 2013's Most Popular Karaoke Song of the Year at the 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards. Jung was at risk of dropping out several times, though he passed through into the finals by Psy's choice in the judge's final decision.[citation needed]

which had been chosen by the viewers regardless of his musical taste. Unexpectedly, it highly ranked and topped on various online charts and also earned favorable reactions from the public.

was the turning point in [his] music career. Before [he] tried out forSuperstar K4, only those who liked rock music listened to [his] songs. However, now a more variety of people listen to [his] music and acknowledge [him]. [He's] glad [he] got to make [himself] known throughSuperstar K4."

2013: Debut and1st Mini Albumedit

AfterSuperstar K4, Jung had been doing concerts, TV and radio programs, modelling for cars, clothes, games, N-screen, and beer. From May 6, he worked as a DJ for MBC FM4U'sClose Frienduntil September 1. He has appeared in several TV shows including KBS2'sImmortal Songs: Singing the Legend,Happy Together, MBC'sRadio Star, andWe Got Married. He has been featured in KBS's2 Days & 1 NightSeason 3 since December 1.

On October 10, Jung made his debut with the release ofJung Joon Young 1st mini album. The EP contained a total of six tracks, including the title track, "The Sense of an Ending" (이별 10분 전), and two songs that he participated in writing and composing: "Missed Call" (아는 번호) and "Take off Mask". The EP was a moderate success, ranking number one on both the daily and weekly chart of Synnara Record during its first week. In addition, "Spotless Mind" (병이에요) landed at the third place and "The Sense of an Ending" (이별 10분전) also took second place on MBC 'sMusic Core.[citation needed]

Jung earned the award for New Male Solo Artist for "이별 10분전 (The Sense of an Ending)" and Most Popular Karaoke Song of the Year for "먼지가 되어 (Becoming Dust)" at the 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards. He also earned Star of the Year at the MBC Entertainment Awards .[citation needed]

2014:Teenagerand2 Days & 1 Nightseason 3edit

Jung at KCON in Los Angeles, 2014

called "하루만 (I'm Nobody)" written and composed by himself that contains two versions such as an American rock style version and a British pop style drama version. The rock ballad "I'm Nobody (하루만)" has topped Bugs Chart and Mnet Chart within its first five days of release.

Upon its release on May 29, it ranked top on several music charts such as Mnet, Bugs, and Olleh Music.[citation needed]

It ranked third on Gaon Album Chart in its first week of release.

After having a showcase in Taiwan, he held a concert tour, titled "2014 Demo Live Tour with Jung Joon-young," in China, beginning on November 14 in Beijing, followed by Shenzhen on November 15 and Shanghai on November 16.

starring alongside Lee Seung-gi and Moon Chae-won in which Jung Joon-young's character has a one-sided love towards Moon Chae-won's character.

Modern Farmer, singing the song "Same Place" which is a rock ballad that tells a heart-breaking love story.Shortly after "Same Place" was released on December 5, the sound track ofBlade & Soul"Show Time" was released on December 17.

2 Days & 1 Night season 3, he won the "Top Entertainer Award in a Variety Show" at the 2014 KBS Entertainment Awards .

2015: Big screen debut and JJY Bandedit

Jung next starred inThe Lover, a 19+ drama aired by Mnet , playing an unknown musician who is both living with and dating a woman 12 years his senior.Later, he had a cameo in the 10th episode of the drama The Producers , with Roy Kim as an anti-fan.

Their debut album received positive reviews from music fans and critics.


. He picked soft rock as the main sound for his new solo album. "공감 (Sympathy)", the title track, is a duet song recorded with Korean singer, Seo Young-eun . It was written, composed, and produced by Jung. He also wrote, composed, and produced another track in the album and included his broad musical abilities in the album. Jung unveiled his new songs for the first time during JJY Band 's concert on February 20 and 21 at the Art Hall of Lottecard Art Center in Seoul .공감 (Sympathy)was released on February 24 along with the music video of the title track.On February 26, Jung released the music video for the second track in the album, "Amy".

On March 30, JTBC announced that Jung will team up with Kangin , Jeong Jinwoon , and Lee Chul Woo for a new reality show,Hitmaker, in which they’ll be travelling overseas to try other countries' sports.

2017:The First Personedit

. All songs in the album were written, composed and arranged by Jung. The producer of this album are Jung Joon-young and Lee Ji-hyun.The album was released digitally on February 7. The music video for his title track "나와 너 (Me and You)" was also shared on Jung's official YouTube channel.On February 18, Jung's agency announced that the Chinese version of his first full album,The First Person, was released digitally on iTunes and KKBox that day in four countries, Taiwan , Hongkong , Singapore and Malaysia . The physical CD was released on March 17. The Chinese version consists of 12 tracks, which included the nine songs from the Korean version of the album and three Chinese versions of the tracks "Sympathy", "Amy", and "Me and You".

2018: Professional gaming debut and "Fiancée"edit

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 Jung Joon young's Artistry


Jung's music is rooted in alternative rock . He stated that he was inspired to be rock musician after watching Nirvana 's performance onMTV Unpluggedwhen he was a teenager. Since then, he listened to many rock musicians from western rock bands like Queen , Led Zeppelin , Arctic Monkeys , The Strokes , to Japanese rock bands like L'Arc-en-Ciel and Vamps .[citation needed]

The influences of Japanese rock and soft rock were particularly apparent on his albums. Jung's vocal delivery, with his distinctive low-husky voice gives a strong vibe of Japanese rock . For Drug Restaurant's debut album,Escape to Hangover, Jung explored garage rock and post-punk revival . During the making of his band's debut album, he listened to many garage rock bands to find inspiration.

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 Jung Joon young's Discography

  • The First Person(2017)

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 Jung Joon young's Concert tour & Live performances

  • Superstar K4 Top12 Concert : Dec 20 ~ Dec 31 in Seoul , Incheon , Daegu , Gwangju , Suwon and Busan
  • Jung Joon-young's Dream Concert
  • CGV ShinChon Mini Concert
  • Busan Juvenile Talk Concert
  • Jung Joon-young's Talk Concert
  • Jung Joon-young's 1st Fan Meeting
  • Jung Joon Young & Eddie Kim Collaboration Concert in Ulsan
  • 2014 Demo Live Tour with Jung Joon Young in China
  • Jung Joon Young Live Concert with Drug Restaurant in Seoul , Daegu and Daejeon
  • Jung Joon Young Live Concert with Drug Restaurant in Taipei
  • Jung Joon Young Showcase in Tokyo
  • Jung Joon Young "Me & You" Concert with Drug Restaurant in Tokyo
  • Jung Joon Young "Sing" Concert with Drug Restaurant in Seoul

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 Jung Joon young's Filmography


2015 Love Forecast Yeom Hyo-bong / Andrew

Television series

2013 Monstar Han Ji-woong (young / ep.9)Mnet
2014 Fated to Love You Radio DJ (ep.8)MBC
2015 The Lover Jung Young-joonMnet
The Producers Cindy's anti-fan (ep.10)KBS2
2016 The Sound of Your Heart Jo Suk's neighbor (ep.2)

Variety programs

2010 Tent in the City Mnet Cameo
2011 Ulzzang GenerationSeason 5 ComedyTV Cast Member
2013 Jung Joon-young's Be Stupid OnStyle Behind the scenes of album making process
We Got Married (Season 4) MBC Couple withJeong Yu-mi
2013–present 2 Days & 1 NightSeason 3 KBS2 Cast Member
2014 M! CountdownMnet MC along withAhn Jae-hyun
Foul Interview: 4 Things Show Main Interviewee
Fashion King Korea2 SBS Cast Member, paired with designer Han Sang-hyuk
Style Icon Awards2014 OnStyle MC
2015 Two Young Mnet Cast Member
Laws of the Jungle in Samoa SBS Cast Member (Episodes 186–189)
Old House New House JTBCCast Member
2016 Mr. Baek The Homemade Food Master 2 tvN
Hit Maker JTBC
What The Chart CH Hyundai Card MC
Celebrity Bromance MBig TV Cast Member withRoy Kim
Laws of the Jungle in East TimorSBS Cast Member (Episodes 238–240)
2017 Male Friend x Female FriendCast Member
Trip of The Beer Lovers SBS Mobidic TV
My Sweet Town Kuki Health TV Host
My Unexpected Sweet Trip TVN (Asia)Cast Member
Salty Tour TvN
2018 Law of the Jungle in Cook Islands SBS Cast Member (Episodes 299–301)
Royal Adventure SBS Mobidic TV /
Clash Royal
Cast Member

Radio programs

Jan 28,2013 ~ Mar 03,2013MBC FM4U Hope Song at Noon

김신영의 정오의 희망곡

DJTemporary DJ for February 2013
May. 06, 2013~ Sept.01,2013Close Friend


From 20:00 to 22:00
July 7, 2014 ~ November 15, 2015MBC FMJung Joon-young's Simsimtapa

정준영의 심심타파

From 24:00 to 02:00

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 Jung Joon young's Awards and nominations

20133rd Gaon Chart Music Awards New Male Solo Artist of the YearWon
Popular Singer of the Yearwith Roy KimWon
15th Mnet Asian Music Award Best New Male ArtistNominated
Artist of the YearNominated
MBC Entertainment Awards Star of the YearWon
28th Golden Disk Awards New Rising Star AwardNominated
Popularity AwardNominated
23rd Seoul Music Awards Rookies AwardNominated
Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Hot Cover Musicwith Roy KimWon
2014 7th Style Icon Asia Top 10 Style IconsNominated
16th Mnet Asian Music Award Style in MusicWon
Best Band PerformanceNominated
Union Pay Song of the Year (TEENAGER)Nominated
KBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Award (Variety)Won
2015 Korea Wave Fashion Festival Best Airport Fashion (Singer Category)Won
17th Mnet Asian Music Award Best Band PerformanceNominated
Union Pay Song of the Year (OMG)Nominated
KBS Entertainment Awards Excellence Award (Variety)Nominated

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