Jang Won-young

Jang Won-young (Korean장원영; born August 31, 2004), known mononymously as Wonyoung, is a South Korean singer and model. She is a member of Ive under Starship Entertainment[1] and is also a former member of project girl group Iz*One after finishing first in Mnet's girl group survival reality television show Produce 48.

Jang Won-young
Jang Won-young X BEAUTY+ (1).jpg
Jang in March 2021
Born (2004-08-31) August 31, 2004 (age 17)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation
  • Singer
  • model
  • presenter
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2018–present
Labels
Member ofIve
Formerly ofIz*One
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJang Won-yeong
McCune–ReischauerChang Wŏnyŏng
Signature
Jang Won-young signature.svg

Early life and educationEdit

Jang Won-young was born on August 31, 2004, in Ichon-dong, Yongsangu, Seoul.[2] Her family consists of her mother, father and an older sister. As a child, she attended flute, piano, violin and swimming academies, including mathematics and English tutoring. She was scouted on the streets by Starship Entertainment after attending her sister's middle school graduation ceremony. She started training with Starship Entertainment for 1 year and 2 months before joining Produce 48.

After starting Iz*One's activities, Off the Record announced Jang and her parents' intention to home-school in April 2019, dropped out of Yonggang Middle School and took the qualification exam.[3] She passed with a perfect score in Korean, English, and mathematics.[4] In 2020, she entered School of Performing Arts with a major in practical music.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

2018–present: Produce 48, Iz*One and IveEdit

 
Jang in October 2018

From June 15 to August 31, 2018, Jang represented Starship Entertainment alongside An Yu-jin and Cho Ka-hyeon on the girl group survival reality television show Produce 48. She eventually placed first and debuted with Iz*One .[5][6]

Iz*One's Korean debut extended play (EP) Color*Iz was released on October 29, 2018, under Off the Record label, with "La Vie en Rose" serving as its title track.[7] Both the EP and its lead single received immediate commercial success, allowing the group to receive the New Artist of the Year award at several awards ceremonies, including Golden Disc Awards and Seoul Music Awards.[8] The group's Japanese debut single, "Suki to Iwasetai", was released on February 6, 2019, under UMG's EMI Records label.[9] Along with the group's Japanese debut promotion, Jang was chosen alongside the Japanese member Sakura Miyawaki to center a collaboration stage between Nogizaka46, Keyakizaka46 and AKB48 on FNS Music Festival.[10]

At the start of September 2019, Jang was chosen to walk the runway on 29th Tokyo Girls Collection 2019 Autumn/Winter held at Saitama Super Arena, marking her runway debut.[11] She reappeared, in the same year, on the runway for 29th Tokyo Girls Collection 2019 Autumn/Winter held in Kitakyushu.[12] After Iz*One's disbandment on April 29, 2021, Jang returned to be a trainee under Starship Entertainment along with group mate and label mate Yujin.

In September 2021, Jang was announced as the new host for Music Bank with Sunghoon of Enhypen.[13] She was also chosen as the host for 2021 Asia Artist Awards on December 2 along with Leeteuk.[14] On November 4, 2021, Starship Entertainment revealed Jang as one of the six members in their new girl group Ive.[15][16]

On December 1, 2021, Ive released their debut single, Eleven, led by the single of the same name.[17] On April 5, 2022, Ive released their 2nd single, Love Dive which includes the single Royal.[18]

EndorsementsEdit

During her trainee period at Starship Entertainment early 2018, Jang was chosen as a model on a music video sponsored by Pepsi KOREA that named "LOVE IT LIVE IT", along with YDPP and Park Sun.[19]

Alongside with her activities in Iz*One, Jang appeared as a promotional model for many magazine covers, including Beauty Plus, Vogue Korea, and Elle Korea for various brand name beauty products in South Korea such as Dior, Miu Miu, and Laura Mercier.[20][21][22] She also appeared in GQ Korea magazine July 2020 Issue.[23] On Elle Korea February 2021 Issue, Jang presented as a model and cover girl for Miu Miu Pre Spring 2021 collection with Kim Min-ju. She was listed as the K-icons for Miu Miu along with Im Yoon-ah during the Autumn/Winter 2021 Fashion Week.[24] In 2021, Jang was chosen as a model on a music video named "ZERO:ATTITUDE", which was sponsored by Pepsi under the name of Iz*One for Pepsi 2021 K-Pop Campaign. The campaign was revealed by her parent agency Starship Entertainment as a collaboration between Iz*One and Soyou, featuring pH-1.[25][26]

After Iz*One's disbandment, Jang appeared on several fashion films namely Chaumet's Joséphine Collection and Miu Miu's Maritime.[27][28] On July 27, 2021, Amorepacific Corporation announced that Jang has been chosen as global ambassador of its natural cosmetics brand Innisfree.[29][30][31] In October 2021, Jang was officially announced as Kirsh's new muse.[32] She represented Kirsh as the brand chosen model for 2021 winter collection and 2022 SS collection.[33][34] On Harper's Bazaar Korea magazine December 2021 Issue, being the cover girl and a promotional model, Jang was officially announced as Miu Miu's brand ambassador.[35][36][37] Following the announcement, she appeared on Y Magazine April 2022 Issue Vol.5 cover to represent Miu Miu Spring 2022 Ready-to-wear and Bvlgari Divas' Dream collection.[38] On May 20, 2022, Jang was officially announced as the newest model for SK Telecom.[39] In June 2022, she was chosen as a model along with Leeseo as a member of Ive for Pepsi 2022 K-Pop Campaign. The campaign was revealed by Starship Entertainment as a collaboration between Ive, Cravity, and Oh My Girl for a music video named "BLUE & BLACK".[40]

DiscographyEdit

Composition creditsEdit

All song credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association's database unless stated otherwise.[41]

List of songs, showing year released,
artist name, and name of the album
Title Year Artist Album Notes
"Dreamlike" 2020 Iz*One Bloom*Iz as Lyricist
"With*One" Oneiric Diary

FilmographyEdit

Television showsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2018 Produce 48 Contestant Finished in 1st place [5][6]

HostingEdit

Year Title Notes Ref.
2021–present Music Bank with Sunghoon [13]
2021 2021 Asia Artist Awards with Leeteuk [42]
2021 KBS Song Festival with Arin, Soobin, and Sunghoon [43]

Music videos appearancesEdit

Year Song title Artist Ref.
2018 "Love It Live It" YDPP, Park Sun [19]
2021 "Zero:Attitude" Soyou x Iz*One (feat. pH-1) [25][26]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
KBS Entertainment Awards 2021 Best Couple Award (with Park Sung-hoon) Music Bank Won [44]
Rookie Award in Show/Variety Category Nominated [45]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b As a member of Iz*One only.

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