Yoo Jeong-yeon (Hangul: 유정연 hanja: 俞定延; born 1 November 1996), better known mononymously as Jeongyeon, is a South Korean singer-songwriter. She is a member of the South Korean girl group Twice, which was formed by JYP Entertainment through the television program Sixteen.
Jeongyeon in 2017
1 November 1996
|Other names||Yoo Jeong-yeon|
|Relatives||Gong Seung-yeon (sister)|
|Revised Romanization||Yu Jeong-yeon|
|Revised Romanization||Yu Gyeong-wan|
In 2016–2017, she co-hosted the television show Inkigayo with her sister Gong Seung-yeon, for which they both won the Newcomer Award at the 2016 SBS Entertainment Awards. Jeongyeon is one of the three members of Twice who was voted among the top 20 most popular idols in South Korea in Gallup Korea's annual music poll for three years in a row from 2016 to 2018.
She joined JYP Entertainment after passing the sixth open audition on 1 March 2010. From 2013 to early 2015, it was expected that Jeongyeon would become a member of the new JYP girl group, 6mix, along with current Twice members Nayeon and Jihyo. However, this new project was cancelled and in the end they did not debut.
2015–present: Sixteen, Twice and solo activitiesEdit
In Gallup Korea's annual music poll, Jeongyeon was voted among the top 20 most popular idols in South Korea for three consecutive years from 2016 to 2018, alongside her bandmates Nayeon and Tzuyu.
|2015||Sixteen||Mnet||Contestant||Survival program to form Twice|
|2016||Muscle Queen Project||KBS||Contestant|
|Law of the Jungle||SBS||Herself|
|2016–2017||Inkigayo||SBS||Host||With Gong Seung-yeon|
|2018||"Sweet Talker"||What Is Love?||Chaeyoung|
|"LaLaLa"||Yes or Yes||N/A|
|2019||"21:29"||Feel Special||All Twice members|
|"Like a star (별처럼)" (with Gong Seung-yeon)||2018||My Dream Class|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2016||Newcomer Award (Female) with Gong Seung-yeon||Inkigayo||Won|
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- "[TWICE TV] episode 1. All About 나연, 쯔위". tv.naver.com (in Korean).
- "'식스틴' 시청자 투표 마감, 쯔위 1위-나띠 12위..상위 7명은 누구?". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). 7 July 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
- "'인기가요' 측 "공승연·정연·김민석 22일 마지막 방송..후임 물색중"(공식입장)". stoo.asiae.co.kr (in Korean). 16 January 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
- Jung Joon-hwa (December 26, 2016). "[2016 SBS 연예대상] 신동엽. 26년 만의 대상.."하늘에 계신 母의 선물" (종합)". OSEN (in Korean). The Chosun Ilbo.
- "2016년 올해를 빛낸 가수와 가요 - 최근 10년간 추이 포함, 아이돌 선호도" (in Korean). Gallup Korea. December 20, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
- "2017년 올해를 빛낸 가수와 가요 - 최근 11년간 추이, 아이돌 선호도 포함" (in Korean). Gallup Korea. 19 December 2017.
- Peterson, Jacques (20 December 2017). "IU dominated Gallup Korea's yearly music poll". SBS. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
- "2018년 올해를 빛낸 가수와 가요 - 최근 12년간 추이 포함" (in Korean). Gallup Korea. 30 November 2018.
- "twicetagram". TWICE JYPE. October 30, 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- "TWICE on Twitter". Twitter. March 30, 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- "TWICE THE 6TH MINI ALBUM YES or YES TrackList". TWICE JYPE. October 26, 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- "TWICE THE 8TH MINI ALBUM Feel Special Track List". TWICE JYPE. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
- Media related to Jeongyeon at Wikimedia Commons