Jang Na-ra

Jang Na-ra (Korean장나라; born March 18, 1981) is a South Korean singer and actress active in both the South Korean and Chinese entertainment industries since 2001. She rose to prominence with her hit studio album Sweet Dream in 2002, and starred in well-received television series Successful Story of a Bright Girl (2002), My Love Patzzi (2002), Wedding (2005), My Bratty Princess (2005), Confession Couple (2017), The Last Empress (2018–2019), and VIP (2019).

Jang Na-ra
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Jang Na-ra at VIP press conference in 2019
Born (1981-03-18) March 18, 1981 (age 40)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationChung-Ang University
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active2001–present
  • Pure Entertainment
  • Rawon Culture
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • flute
  • piano
Years active2001–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJang Na-ra
McCune–ReischauerChang Nara
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese張娜拉
Hanyu PinyinZhāng Nàlā

Early life and educationEdit

Jang spent most of her childhood in her birthplace, Yeokchon-dong, Eunpyeong District in Seoul, South Korea. She appeared with her father, Ju Ho-seong who is also an actor, in the play Les Misérables in her primary school days, thus sparking her interest to become an actress. Jang also went on to become a model for television advertisements in her high school days before entering Chung-ang University's Department of Theater, Faculty of Fine Arts where she majored in Theater and Film in March 2000. She graduated 10 years later, on February 19, 2010. The delay was due to her continuous work since her debut after she entered the university. She also received an alumni association award for her contributions to the university during the graduation rites.[1]



Jang made her debut in the entertainment world as a singer in May 2001. She started her singing career by becoming a trainee and signing a contract with SM Entertainment.[2]

Jang released her debut album First Story with the title track Burying My Face In Tears. Initially, it was not well received and only reached number 12 in Korean music charts. After starring in the popular sitcom New Nonstop, she became more well known and released the other tracks in the album such as her pop ballad style song, Confession and the April Story, ranked at the top in various music charts.[3] The album sold 300,000 copies. Jang then became a host for MBC's music show, Music Camp[3] and KBS's talk show Love Story. By the end of 2001, she received several New Female Artist awards from year-end Music Awards ceremonies and New MC awards from Entertainment Awards ceremonies.[3]

In October 2002, Jang released her second album Jjang Nara Vol.2 Sweet Dream. The song Sweet Dream became immensely popular and reached number 1 in Korean music charts, instantly making Jang a household name. The album also became one of the top selling albums of that year in South Korea. Due to the success of Sweet Dream, Jang won several awards including two Daesang awards or the Grand Prize (equivalent to Korean Top Artist of the Year) from MBC Music Festival and KBS Music Awards.[4][5] She also received the Korean Singer of the Year from China's CCTV-MTV Awards in 2003.[6]

In December 2003, Jang released her third album aptly titled 3rd Story which included top tracks I am a Woman Too and Is That True?.

Jang released a Best Hits Album in 2004 consisting of songs from her 3 previous albums. She followed it up with her 4th album titled My Story released in December 2004, consisting of hit songs such as I Love School and Winter Diary.[7]

With her popularity in China, she also made a career in music overseas by releasing Chinese-language albums. Her first Chinese album was a huge success, making her the first foreign artist in China with over 1 million copies sold.[8][9] This was followed by the release of two more Chinese albums, Kungfu (2005) and Flying High (2006).[10]

She returned to the Korean music scene in 2007 with her fifth Korean album entitled She, which consists of medium tempo Masquerade and the dance piece You & I.[11] The following year, she released a multi-lingual album titled Dream of Asia, which includes 26 songs in 5 languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese and English. Jang held a mini concert in Beijing to promote the album.[12] During the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, Jang was the only singer from a non-Chinese-speaking country to appear in the 2008 Olympic song Beijing Welcomes You.[13]

In 2009, she released a duet with Jimmy Lin for the soundtrack of their film Flying With You. The track was produced by famed Singaporean musician JJ Lin.[14] In 2012, four years after releasing Dream of Asia, Jang returned to the Korean music scene with the digital single I Only Think Of You.[15] The same year, she released her fourth Chinese album Love Journey.[16]

On May 20, 2018, Jang Na-Ra performed Sweet Dream, I am a Woman Too, April Story on Sugar Man season 2, which was the highest audience rating among all terrestrial and non-terrestrial programs broadcast at the same time.[17] Sweet Dream by Jang Nara became the most-viewed performing video among all Sugar Man singers.

Acting careerEdit

Jang also has a successful acting career. She first appeared in the popular MBC TV sitcom New Nonstop, and received attention for her cute image.[18]

In 2002, Jang landed her first leading role in a drama in SBS's romantic comedy Successful Story of a Bright Girl. The drama is well received and recorded high audience ratings.[19] She won the Best New TV Actress Award at the 2003 Baeksang Arts Awards. The success of the drama and her hit song "Sweet Dream" launched her to stardom in South Korea that year.[20] The same year, she starred in another romantic comedy series My Love Patzzi which also attained high ratings.[21]

In 2003, she made her feature film debut in the film Oh! Happy Day.[22][23]

In 2004, she came back to the small screen and starred in MBC's weekend drama Love Is All Around,[24] followed by KBS' romance drama Wedding.[25] Wedding established Jang as an actress, and she received viewer acclaim for her portrayal of a woman's growth and identity in marriage.[26]

In 2005, with her increasing popularity in China, she made a bold move by moving to China to start her singing and acting career. Her first mainstream Chinese drama is My Bratty Princess.[27] The success of My Bratty Princess catapulted her as a hallyu or Korean Wave star in China.[28] She made several other drama series in China which includes Good Morning Shanghai in 2007, Iron Masked Singer in 2010, and Unruly Qiao in 2011.[29][30]

In 2009, she returned to the big screen with Sky and Ocean, playing a gifted violinist with a mental age of 6 years old, diagnosed with Savant syndrome.[31] The movie was a commercial failure, and was criticized for Jang's unfair nomination at the Grand Bell Awards even before the movie was released.[32] However, despite the controversy, Jang won the Best Actress for a Foreign Film Award at the 19th China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Awards.[33] The film also became the first Asian film to be invited to the 8th Tirana International Film Festival in Albania, where it won the Media Award.[34]

In May 2011, Jang starred in KBS romantic-comedy Baby Faced Beauty. This marks her return to Korean screens after six years.[35][36] The series averaged 10% ratings throughout its run and won favorable reviews.[37] She later won the Excellence Award for an Actress in a mini-series at the 2011 KBS Drama Awards.[38]

The following year, she filmed her first Chinese movie Flying With You, starring opposite Taiwanese singer and actor Jimmy Lin.[39][40] She also made a cameo appearance in another Chinese film starring Jaycee Chan titled Whoever.[41] The same year, she appeared together with her father in a Chinese drama entitled Race Course.[42]

In December 2012, Jang reunited with her Baby Faced Beauty co-star Choi Daniel for KBS's teen drama School 2013.[43] She received her second consecutive Excellence Award for an Actress in a mini-series at the 2012 KBS Drama Awards.[44]

After filming for School 2013 concluded, Jang immediately returned to China to film a drama titled Red Palanquin.[45]

The year 2014 proved to be a busy year for Jang with three TV projects under MBC network. In July 2014, Jang played the lead role in You Are My Destiny, the Korean adaptation of the 2008 Taiwanese hit drama Fated to Love You.[46] This TV series reunited her with Jang Hyuk 12 years after both starred in the highly rated drama Successful Story of a Bright Girl.[47] You Are My Destiny was a hit in China and gained 200 million views.[48] Shortly after, Jang starred in a one-episode drama special entitled Old Farewell for MBC's Drama Festival, pairing her once again with Jang Hyuk.[49] She then took on the lead role opposite Shin Ha-kyun in the fantasy-romantic-comedy drama Mr. Back.[50] She later won the Top Excellence Award at the 2014 MBC Drama Awards for both television series she starred in that year.[51]

In 2015, Jang played a police detective in the mystery thriller Hello Monster.[52] In 2016, she starred in the romantic comedy One More Happy Ending, portraying a former pop idol.[53]

In 2017, Jang was cast in the romantic fantasy drama Confession Couple.[54][55][56] The series was a success, and won acclaim from viewers.[57] She also won the Excellence Award for an Actress in a mini-series at the 2017 KBS Drama Awards.[58]

In 2018, Jang was cast in the mystery thriller drama The Last Empress, playing a musical actress who becomes the Empress of a modern-day monarch.[59][60] The series received high ratings and Jang was praised for her performance with her wide range in acting.[61]

In 2019, Jang returned to the small screen with the office mystery drama VIP.[62] She won the Producer Award for her role as Na Jeong-seon at the 2019 SBS Drama Awards.

In 2020, Jang starred in the romance comedy drama Oh My Baby as manager of a magazine The Baby.[63]

In 2021, she appeared in occult TV series Sell Your Haunted House as Hong Ji-ah, an exorcist and CEO of Daebak Realty, a real estate company which only sells haunted properties.[64]


In 2002, Jang was named as 'CF Queen' by various news outlets.[65][66] This is due to her rising number of product endorsements ranging from telecommunications (KTF),[67] automobile (KIA Spectra),[68] fashion (SMART uniform),[69] fast food (Popeyes)[70] to alcoholic beverage (잎새주)[71]

In March 2020, it was revealed that Jang had signed an exclusive model contract with air purifier brand 'Clair' back in December 2019. It is revealed that Jang would promote Clair's products not only in Korea but throughout Asia as well.[72][73]

Jang signed a contract with Korean cosmetic brand 'CharmZone' as an official model, as revealed in April 2020. This is to promote the company's diversification into the inner beauty market.[74][75]

Personal lifeEdit

2002 was Jang's year, with best selling albums, multiple endorsements and highly rated TV shows under her belt. Her popularity throughout South Korea is massive, often dubbed as Jang Na-ra Syndrome.[76] And eventually, her popularity extended to China and other Asian countries. However, her workload took a toll on her health. She disclosed in an interview on Healing Camp that she suffered from gastric ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, panic disorder, bulimia, and acrophobia due to intense stress and pressure as a celebrity.[77][78] She also halted her singing activities in 2014 due to stage phobia and focused her work on acting.[79]

Jang belongs to a family of actors. Her father, Ju Ho-seong (real name Jang Yeon-kyo), is a theater actor, producer, and director.[80] He also manages Jang's career since her debut.[81] She has her own agency, Rawon Culture, which was established by her father.[82]

Jang is also known for her youthful appearance [83] and has expressed her Christian faith numerous times at the SBS Drama Awards.[84][85][86]

Charity and other activitiesEdit

Jang does many charity work such as sending 500 million won worth of commodities and 200 million won worth of powdered milk to the hungry North Korean children. She also established a US$10,000 Jang Na-ra scholarship foundation in the Philippines.[87] She also works with the FHI Charity organization.

She served as the public relations envoy for fair elections in the 2002 South Korean presidential election. She renewed this commitment as she was chosen as one of the honorary public relations ambassadors for the 2017 South Korean presidential election.[88][89]

In 2004, Jang was named public relations envoy for China by the Embassy in Korea of the People's Republic of China.[90]

In 2007, Jang held a fund-raising concert for child patients of leukemia in China. The Jang Foundation was established from the money raised during Jang's fan club meeting at her June 9 concert in Beijing, which was held to mark the 15th year of diplomatic relations between China and South Korea. Twelve hundred seats at the concert venue sold out early. After the concert on stage, a Chinese charity organization appointed Jang as a goodwill ambassador, making her the first foreigner to receive such an honor.[91] The same year, she was appointed as one of the goodwill ambassadors for the China-ROK Exchange Year.[92]

In the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Jang donated 150,000 dollars to a charity organization in China and 8 billion won of clothing for the victims.[93]

In June 2010, Jang was appointed as an associate professor at the Beijing Huajia University.[94]

In 2011, Jang was appointed as Seoul’s Gangnam-gu's ambassador to promote tourism in the area.[95]

Jang is also known to contribute her talent in singing for charitable activities. In 2013, she recorded a TV campaign song named “Nanoom Song” for the Community Chest of Korea.[96] She also performed with Jackie Chan at his charity concert "Jackie Chan and his friends" on June 24, 2006 at Nanjing, Jiangsu province of China.[97]

In 2015, Jang was recognized for her charity activities by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.[98]

In 2017, it was revealed that Jang had secretly donated more than 13 billion won or close to 12 million US dollars since her debut in 2001 to various charities, disaster reliefs, and academic organizations.[99][100] She is also known to have a big affection with animals. Aside from donating money to animal shelters, she also participates at charity events for animal care and volunteers actively such as cleaning the sick dogs' shelters.[101][102]


Korean studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
First Story
Track listing
  1. 고백 (Confession)
  2. 눈물에 얼굴을 묻는다 (Burying My Face In Tears)
  3. 연 (Yun)
  4. Make it Right
  5. 물고기자리 (Pisces)
  6. 4월이야기 (April Story)
  7. 눈물에 얼굴을 묻는다 (Burying My Face In Tears) (String version)
  8. Gloomy Sunday
  9. Blue
  10. 약속 (Promise) with Wheesung
  11. My Pain
  12. 지독한 사랑 (Vicious Love)
Sweet Dream
Track listing
  1. Sweet Dream
  2. 아마도사랑이겠죠 (Perhaps Love)
  3. 혼자서도 잘해요 (I Can Do It Well By Myself)
  4. Pinekiss
  5. 철부지 (A Mere Child)
  6. Ending
  7. I'll Be There For You
  8. 뙈지아가 (Pig Baby)
  9. 물망초 (A Forget-Me-Not)
  10. 사막한가운데서 (In The Middle of the Desert)
  11. Snowman
  12. 다시 받아주겠니? (Can You Accept Me Again?)
  13. 바람아 멈추어다오 (Please Stop the Wind)
  14. 아마도 사랑이겠죠 (Perhaps Love) (Radio edit)
3rd Story
Track listing
  1. We
  2. 별이 빛나는 밤에 (Version 2)
  3. 기도 (Last Pray)
  4. 10년이 지난 후 나는
  5. 그게 정말이니? (Is That True?)
  6. 나도 여자랍니다 (I am a Woman Too)
  7. 키키
  8. My Boy
  9. 약속
  10. 늘 그래왔듯이
  11. Say Good-Bye
  12. 눈물로 남을텐데
  13. 그게 정말이니 (Band version)
  14. 별이 빛나는 밤에
My Story (나의 이야기)
Track listing
  1. Intro
  2. 달팽이 (Snail)
  3. 겨울일기 (Winter diary)
  4. I Love School
  5. Always
  6. 이젠 괜찮아요 (Now no problem at all)
  7. 혹시라도 (Perhaps)
  8. 모시는 글
  9. 연인 (feat. Shin Hye-sung)
  10. 사랑하기 좋은 날 (Good Day to Love)
  11. 겨울일기 (Bossanova ver.) (Winter diary)
  12. 나 (I)
  13. Make it right
  14. 飛不起來
Track listing
  1. 사랑 부르기 (Calling out love)
  2. 마음을 잃다 (Losing one's mind)
  3. You & I
  4. 손톱 (Fingernails)
  5. 가면무도회 (A Masquerade) (feat. Haha)
  6. 사랑을 향합니다 (Towards love)
  7. Everything for you
  8. Tonight
  9. 이젠 말해볼까 (Shall we talk about it now?)
  10. 당신의 모든 것을 사랑합니다 (I love everything about you)
  11. 사랑 부르기 (Acoustic Ver.)
Dream of Asia
Track listing

CD 1

  1. 신기루 (Mirage)
  2. Jump!!Jump!!
  3. 흉터 (Scar)
  4. 미련한 미련이란 것이 (Stupidity What Is Stupidity)
  5. Thinkin’ Of You
  6. 거짓말쟁이 (Liar)
  7. Long Good-Bye
  8. 달맞이 꽃 (Evening Primrose)
  9. 눈의 아이 (Snow Child)
  10. 결혼할래요
  11. Shining Day
  12. Fairytale [English Version]
  13. 신기루 [Japanese Version]
  14. Jump!!Jump!! [Japanese Version]
  15. We [Japanese Version]

CD 2

  1. 우리들의 꿈
  2. 독신주의
  3. 신기루
  4. Jump!!Jump!!
  5. 남은 건 추억뿐
  6. 나를 따라 해 봐
  7. 못된 성질
  8. 멈춘 사랑
  9. 조금만
  10. 달빛은 내 마음을 대신해 [Cantonese Version]
  11. 달빛은 내 마음을 대신해 [Mandarin Version]
"—" denotes album did not chart.
* Sales data only available through June 2008.

Chinese studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
One (一张)
  • Released: January 20, 2005
Track listing
  1. 风儿啊!请你停下来
  2. 全世界下雨
  3. 娜拉In China
  4. 飞不起来
  5. Sweet Dream
  6. 恋爱宣言
  7. 我也是女人
  8. 甜蜜蜜
  9. 可能是爱情
  10. Ends
Gong Fu (功夫)
  • Released: December 7, 2005
Track listing
  1. 对不起我不爱你
  2. 功夫
  3. 爱上你全部
  4. 我要你崇拜
  5. 梦飞翔
  6. Everyday
  7. 危险恋人
  8. 天边
  9. 出乎预料
  10. 烦着呢
Journey of Love (爱的旅途)
  • Released: August 2, 2012
Track listing
  1. 愛的出口 Export of Love
  2. 想說給你聽 Want To Say To You
  3. 耍花招 Flashy
  4. 我知道 I Know
  5. 背靠背 Back To Back
  6. 謝謝你給我的幸福 Thank You To My Happiness
  7. 只想起你﹙中﹚I Only Think Of you (Chinese version)
  8. 只想起你﹙韓﹚I Only Think Of You (Korean version)
  9. 救人哪 Rescue Which
  10. 讓心去流浪 Heart To Stray

Collaborative and compilation albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
History My Love
  • Released: May 4, 2002
Jang Nara and Friends
Track listing
  1. 오 해피데이
  2. 피노키오
  3. 그날이후
  4. Friend (Solo Version)
  5. And (performed by Kim Hyun-jung)
  6. Lately (performed by Lee Ki-chan)
  7. Will Be Mine (performed by Lee Soo-young)
  8. Luv N U (performed by Haha, feat. Lil Wow)
  9. Today (performed by Kim Yeong-seok)
  10. Friend (with Lee Ki-chan)
  11. 부디 (performed by The Position)
  12. 그래요 (performed by Johan Kim)
  13. 아무것도 아닌 이야기 (performed by Sung Si-kyung)
  14. 다시 (performed by Natural+)
Vol. 3: Cheer Up
  • Coffee Boy Feat. Jang Na-ra
  • Released: March 30, 2015

Track 3: Fight For Your Love For Your Life

Calling of the Heart -

The Second Story Part 2 'Rest'

Track 1: Jesus Loves Me


Title Year Peak chart
Sales (DL) Album
As lead artist
"Ladylike" 2007 No data No data Non-album singles
"Cotton Clouds" (뭉게구름)
"If You Ask Me To" 2008
"Tinker Bell" (팅커벨) 2009
"I Only Think of You" (너만 생각나) 2012 36 N/A
"Love" (사랑) 2013
Soundtrack appearances
"It's Alright" 2008 No data No data Opposites Attract OST
"Distant Horizon" (천애지아) 2010 N/A Dong Yi OST Part 1
"Snowman in May" (오월의 눈사람타이틀)
"Orange Tree" (오렌지 나무)
2011 Baby Faced Beauty OST Part 1 & 2
"All Day" (하루 종일) 2014 Mr. Back OST Part 4
"Someday" 2018 Your House Helper OST Part 4
"DayDream" (백일몽) 2021 Sell Your Haunted House OST Part 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
Data not available prior to 2010.


Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2001 Golden Disk Awards Best New Artist First Story Won [112]
SBS Music Awards Won [113]
MBC Music Awards Won [114]
2002 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Female Artist Sweet Dream Won [115]
Special Jury Prize Nominated
Mobile Popularity Award Won
KBS Music Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Won [116]
MBC Music Awards Won [117]
Most Popular Artist Won
KMTV Korean Music Awards KMTV Award Won [118]
Golden Disk Awards Main Prize (Bonsang) Won [119]
Seoul Music Awards Won [120]
KBS Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer in a Variety Show Won [121]
SBS Drama Awards Top 10 Stars Successful Story of a Bright Girl Won [122]
2003 39th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Won [123]
CCTV-MTV Music Awards Korean Singer of the Year Won [6]
Korea Advertisers Association Good Model Award N/A Won [124]
2004 Commendation from the Secretary of Defense N/A Won
Honorary Master's Degree from the Beijing Film Academy N/A Won [125]
Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Female Artist Is That True? Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Love is All Around Nominated
2005 China Golden Disk Awards Most Popular Singer Won [7]
Asia-Pacific Music Chart Awards Asia's Best Female Singer Won [126]
Award for Outstanding Contribution
to Korean-Chinese Cultural Exchange
N/A Won [127]
Top 10 Golden Song Won
Inter-Parliamentary Union Award for Social Service Recipient N/A Won
2007 Chunsa Film Art Awards Hallyu Cultural Award N/A Won [128]
2008 Asia Model Festival Awards Asia Star Award N/A Won [129]
Culture Day Today's Young Artist Awards N/A Won [130]
Seoul Tour Awards Best Korean Star Promoting Seoul Tourism N/A Won [131]
2009 CSR Korea Awards Special Award (Individual) N/A Won [132]
Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Sky and Ocean Nominated
2010 19th China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actress in a Foreign Film Won [33]
2011 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Baby Faced Beauty Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Won [38]
Netizen Award, Actress Nominated
Best Couple Award with Choi Daniel Nominated
2012 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress School 2013 Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Won [44]
Netizen Award, Actress Nominated
2014 3rd APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries You Are My Destiny Nominated
MBC Drama Awards You Are My Destiny, Mr. Back Won [133]
Popularity Award, Actress Won
Best Couple Award with Jang Hyuk You Are My Destiny Won
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Hello Monster Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Nominated
Netizen Award, Actress Nominated
Best Couple Award with Seo In-guk Nominated
2016 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries One More Happy Ending Nominated
2017 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Confession Couple Nominated [134]
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Won
Netizen Award, Actress Nominated
Best Couple Award with Son Ho-jun Won
2018 23rd Chunsa Film Art Awards Special Achievement Award N/A Won [135]
6th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Confession Couple Nominated [136]
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama The Last Empress Won [137]
2019 14th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Actress Won [138]
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries VIP Nominated [139]
Producer Award Won
2021 7th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Nominated


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