Krystal (Jung Soo Jung)


Chrystal Soo Jung(born October 24, 1994),better known by the mononymKrystal, is an American singer and actress based in South Korea. She debuted in 2009 as a member of South Korean girl group f(x) and has further participated in S.M. Entertainment's project group S.M. The Ballad . Aside from group activities, she has also acted in various television dramas such asThe Heirs(2013),My Lovely Girl(2014) andPrison Playbook(2017).

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 Krystal (Jung Soo Jung)'s Early life

where her family settled from South Korea in the 1980s.

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 Krystal (Jung Soo Jung)'s Career

2009–13: Career beginningsedit

Krystal with bandmate Victoria Song, at the SM Town Live World Tour III in August 2012.

Krystal debuted as the lead vocalist of the South Korean girl group f(x) in September 2009.

Krystal then became a host for the music showThe M-Wavewith Thunder from MBLAQ .In July, the singer debuted as an actress with a minor role in the long-running sitcomMore Charming by the Day. She received the "Newcomer Comedy Award" at the 2010 MBC Entertainment Awards for the role.

She also starred in the sitcomHigh Kick 3, playing the role of a superficial and shallow girl who does not have much depth of feelings.

Her character in the show generated positive recognition among viewers, and she was voted as the Best Onscreen Couple along with CN Blue 's Kang Min-hyuk at the 2013 DramaFever Awards.

2014–present: S.M. The Ballad and actingedit

Krystal performed her duet with Chen live at theS.M. The Ballad Joint Recitalon February 12.In June, Krystal, along with her sister Jessica, was featured in the reality show,Jessica & Krystal. The show took on a more close and personal side of the two sisters, addressing their public image and sisterly bond.

Krystal at the Jeju K-Pop Festival, in October 2015.

She released a solo single "All Of A Sudden" for the drama's OST.At the Baeksang Arts Awards , Krystal won the "Most Popular Actress" award in the television category for her role in the drama.

Krystal was also cast in leading roles in an upcoming Chinese movie, titledUnexpected Lovealong with EXO 's Lay ;and in the Chinese dramaGraduation Season.

The same year she starred in the black comedy dramaWise Prison Life, produced byReplyPD Shin Won-ho; and received good reviews for her performance.Krystal was named 'Woman of the Year' by GQ Korea.

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 Krystal (Jung Soo Jung)'s Discography


TitleYearPeak chart positionsSalesAlbum
As lead artist
"Melody" 2010N/A Melody Project Part II – Moderato
"I Don't Wanna Love You"
(with June One Kim ofGlen Check)
Non-album single
"When I Was... When U Were..."
2014 31
SM the Ballad Vol. 2 – Breath
"Breath"(Japanese Ver.)
Soundtrack appearances
"Hard but Easy"(withLuna) 2009N/A Invincible Lee Pyung Kang OST
"Spread Its Wings"(withLunaXAmber)2010 God of Study OST
"Calling Out"(withLuna) Cinderella's Sister OST
"Because of Me"2011 Sign OST
"Grumbling"(withLeeteuk) Sunday Night – Enjoy Today OST
"Butterfly"(withJessica) 2012 22
To the Beautiful You OST
"Say Yes"(withJessicaXKris)2014N/A Make Your Move OST
"All Of A Sudden" 25
My Lovely Girl OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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 Krystal (Jung Soo Jung)'s Filmography

Television series

2010 More Charming By The Day Jung Soo-jung MBC
2011 Welcome to the Show Herself SBS Cameo
2011–12 High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged Ahn Soo-jung MBC
2013 The Heirs Lee Bo-na SBS
2014 Potato Star 2013QR3 Jung Soo-jung tvN
My Lovely Girl Yoon Se-naSBS
2016 Legend of the Blue Sea Min-ji
2017 The Bride of Habaek Moo-ratvN
Prison Playbook Ji-ho
2018 Player Cha Ah-ryung OCN
TBA Graduation Season Ye RanTBA Chinese drama


2012 I AM. – SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square GardenHerself
2015 Listen To My Song 10-Minute Film in celebration of W Korea's 10th Anniversary.
SMTOWN The Stage Documentary ofSM Town
2018 Unexpected Love Fei Yan Chinese movie

Variety show

2011 SBS Kiss & Cry 1–14 Contestant
2014 OnStyle Jessica & Krystal 1–10 Regular cast

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 Krystal (Jung Soo Jung)'s Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
10th MBC Entertainment Awards
Best Newcomer in a Sitcom or ComedyMore Charming By The DayWon
16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Best Young ActressThe HeirsNominated
2nd DramaFever Awards
Best Couplewith Kang Min-hyukWon
7th Style Icon Awards
Top 10 Style Icons(with Jessica Jung )Jessica & KrystalNominated
22nd SBS Drama Awards
Excellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesMy Lovely GirlNominated
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
Most Popular Actress (TV)Won
1st Fashionista Awards
Best Fashionista (First prize)N/AWon
Most Stylish Female IdolWon
Fashion Icon Goddess AwardWon
2nd Fashionista Awards
Best Fashionista (First prize)Won
Korea Fashion Photographers Association
Celebrity of the Year – PhotogenicWon
Best Fashionista – TV & Film DivisionThe Bride of HabaekWon

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 Krystal (Jung Soo Jung)'s References

  1. "Person details for Chrystal Soo Jung, 'California, Birth Index, 1905–1995'". FamilySearch. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  2. "SM Town Live '10 World Tour in Shanghai "Artistes Confirmation"(Chrystal Soo Jung)". (中國票務在綫) (in Chinese). Retrieved 2015-01-08. 
  3. "f(x)'s Koala Episode 2". f(x)'s Koala (in Korean). Seoul, South Korea. October 9, 2010. approx 3 minutes in. MBC Every1. 
    • A screenshot of Krystal's Korean passport is shown
  4. Studarus, Laura (June–July 2014). "Seoul Sisters – For Girls' Generation's Jessica Jung and f(x)'s Krystal Jung, Singing is the family business". Nylon magazine. 
  5. "제시카-크리스탈 9년전 SM 동반 길거리캐스팅 비화 공개" [Girls' Generation's Jessica & f(x)'s Krystal got casted on the street by SM Entertainment]. Newsen (in Korean). 12 September 2009. 
  6. "Han Ga In & Krystal filmed a commercial together". 19 March 2012. 
  7. "f(x)'s Krystal Flexing Acting Muscles in MBC Sitcom". The Chosun Ilbo. 2 December 2011. 
  8. "Jessica's younger sister Krystal, trainee since 2006". Star News (in Korean). 28 August 2009. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  9. 크리스탈, 어린시절 타고난 미모…연예인 과거사진 '올킬'. Sports Chosun. (22 November 2011). Retrieved on 2017-05-09.
  10. "Teen Starlets Finish High School". The Chosun Ilbo. 8 February 2013. 
  11. "f(x)'s Krystal Accepted Into Hanyang University". enewsWorld. 6 November 2012. 
  12. "엠블랙 천둥 'F(x)의 무대 기대해주세요~". BNT News (in Korean). 18 May 2010. 
  13. Sang-Hee Han (3 May 2010). "Arirang TV to present global K-pop show". The Korea Times. 
  14. "[MBC 연예대상]코미디 부문 신인상, 윤두준 정수정". Xports News (in Korean). 29 December 2010. 
  15. "Reality TV gets a spin as stars challenge skating, dancing". The Korea Times. 7 June 2011. 
  16. Lee, Hye-ji (September 16, 2013). "f(x) Krystal to Turn Perfect Girl in Inheritors". TenAsia. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. 
  17. Kang Min Hyuk and Krystal Jung win Best Couple at the 2013 DramaFever Awards. (2 May 2014). Retrieved on 2014-05-02.
  18. "SM the Ballad back for more". Korea JoongAng Daily. 5 February 2014. 
  19. SM ballad artists serenade fans in joint recital The Korea Herald. (13 February 2014). Retrieved on 2015-01-09.
  20. "Jessica and Krystal move in together". Korea JoongAng Daily. 26 May 2014. 
  21. "Krystal of f(x) to Star with Rain in New Drama". The Chosun Ilbo. 2 September 2014. 
  22. "'My Lovely Girl' blends K-pop eye-candy and romance". Kpop Herald. 15 September 2014. 
  23. "'내그녀' 감독 "크리스탈, 카메라 앞에선 연기 진정성 묻어나"" [Director of My Lovely Girl: "Krystal has a great passion towards the drama…authentic"] (in Korean). Sports Donga. 2 September 2014. 
  24. "크리스탈, '내겐 너무 사랑스러운 그녀' OST 참여…월말평가에 부른 '울컥' 정오 공개" [Krystal's My Lovely Girl OST to be released] (in Korean). Etoday. 25 September 2014. 
  25. "Lee Min-ho, Park Shin-hye, Lee Jong-suk win Most Popular awards". Kpop Herald. 27 May 2015. 
  26. "f(x)'s Krystal to act in short movie 'Please Listen to My Music'". MSN. The Jakarta Post. February 11, 2015. Archived from the original on May 27, 2015. 
  27. "EXO's Lay, f(x)'s Krystal star in Chinese film". The Korea Times. 7 October 2015. 
  28. "Krystal takes steps to expand acting career". Korea JoongAng Daily. 30 November 2015. 
  29. "Krystal, Kim June One showcase art works". Kpop Herald. 7 March 2017. 
  30. "'하백의 신부' 측 "남주혁·신세경·크리스탈·공명 출연확정" [공식입장]". Sports Donga (in Korean). 23 February 2017. 
  31. "'Bride of the Water God' cast pose at press event". Kpop Herald. 27 June 2017. 
  32. "정경호·성동일·정수정, 신원호PD '감빵생활' 캐스팅 완료(공식)". Joins (in Korean). 
  33. "Singer makes strides on screen : Jung Soo-jung is getting high praise for role on tvN's 'Prison Playbook'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 27 January 2018. 
  34. "Krystal named GQ's Woman of the Year". Kpop Herald. 30 November 2017. 
  35. "[단독] 송승헌X크리스탈 '판'→'플레이어', OCN 9월 말 편성". TV Daily (in Korean). 1 June 2018. 
  36. "Song Seung-heon, Krystal, and Lee Si-eon in "Player"". Hancinema. Star Money. 4 June 2018. 
  37. Gaon Chart
  38. "QQ "I Don't Wanna Love You" sales Page". QQ Music (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-09-23. 
  39. Cumulative sales for "When I Was... When U Were...":
  40. Cumulative sales for "Butterfly":
  41. Cumulative sales for "All Of A Sudden":
  42. "f(x)'s Krystal to Cameo on 'Potato Star'". enewsWorld. 27 February 2014. 
  43. "Krystal makes cameo on 'Legend of the Blue Seas'". Kpop Herald. 17 November 2016. 
  44. "Documentary Shows Top K-Pop Singers Behind the Scenes". The Chosun Ilbo. 2 May 2012. 
  45. Hong, Se-Young (22 February 2016). "강동원·유재석·박보영·박나래, 핫★ 어벤져스". Naver (in Korean). Sports Donga. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  46. "Victoria, Krystal receive Chinese fashion award". Kpop Herald. 1 March 2016. 
  47. ""올해는 누구?" 2017 패셔니스타 어워즈, 더욱 뜨겁게 돌아온다". Naver (in Korean). 13 October 2017. 

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