Jeongyeon

Yoo Jeong-yeon (Korean유정연; Hanja俞定延; born 1 November 1996), known mononymously as Jeongyeon (Korean정연), is a South Korean singer. She is a member of Twice, a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment.

Jeongyeon
Jeongyeon in 2019
Jeongyeon in 2019
Background information
Birth nameYoo Kyung-wan[1]
Born (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 24)
Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Occupation(s)Singer
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2015–present
Labels
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationYu Jeong-yeon
McCune–ReischauerYu Chŏngyŏn
Birth name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationYu Gyeong-wan
McCune–ReischauerYu Kyŏngwan
Signature
Yoo Jeongyeon signature.webp

Early lifeEdit

Jeongyeon was born as Yoo Kyung-wan on 1 November 1996 in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.[1][2] She has two older sisters, one of whom is the actress Gong Seung-yeon.[1][3][4] Her father was a chef who worked for Kim Dae-jung, a past president of South Korea.[1][3] Jeongyeon took aerobics classes at a young age and soon developed an early interest in singing and dancing.[1]

CareerEdit

Pre-debutEdit

Jeongyeon failed an audition to join JYP Entertainment as a child, but eventually joined after passing an open audition in March 2010.[1][3] She trained for five years before her debut with Twice.[5] From 2013 to early 2015, it was expected that Jeongyeon would become a member of a new JYP girl group alongside current Twice members Nayeon, Sana, and Jihyo.[1][6] However, this project was cancelled and in the end they did not debut.[1][6][7][8] In 2015, Jeongyeon competed in the television program Sixteen, a reality television competition designed to select the founding members of Twice.[5][9] In the final episode, she was chosen as one of the nine winners who went on to form Twice.[5][10]

TwiceEdit

In October 2015 Jeongyeon officially debuted as a member of Twice with their first extended play, The Story Begins.[11] The lead single "Like Ooh-Ahh" was the first K-pop debut song to reach 100 million views on YouTube.[12] Jeongyeon and her sister co-hosted the South Korean music program Inkigayo from July 2016 to January 2017,[4][13] for which they both won the Newcomer Award at the 2016 SBS Entertainment Awards.[1][14] Since Jeongyeon's debut, she has also served as the songwriter for some of Twice's tracks.[1] In Gallup Korea's annual music poll, Jeongyeon was voted among the top 20 most popular idols in South Korea for four consecutive years from 2016 to 2019, alongside her bandmate Nayeon.[15][16][17][18][19][20]

Health issuesEdit

On 17 October 2020, JYP Entertainment announced that Jeongyeon would be taking a break from activities due to issues related to anxiety.[21] She made her comeback on 31 January 2021 at 30th Seoul Music Awards.[22]

FilmographyEdit

Broadcast programsEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2015 Sixteen Mnet Contestant [9]
2016 Muscle Queen Project KBS Contestant [1]
Law of the Jungle SBS Herself [1]
2016–2017 Inkigayo Host With Gong Seung-yeon [1][4][13]

DiscographyEdit

Songwriting credits
Year Song Album Artist With Ref.
2017 "Love Line" Twicetagram Twice N/A [1][23][24][25]
2018 "Sweet Talker" What Is Love? Chaeyoung [1][25][26]
"LaLaLa" Yes or Yes N/A [1][25][27]
2019 "21:29" Feel Special All Twice members [23][25][28]
2020 "Sweet Summer Day" More & More Chaeyoung [25][29][30]

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Album
"Like a star (별처럼)" (with Gong Seung-yeon) 2018 My Dream Class OST

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 Newcomer Award (Female) with Gong Seung-yeon Inkigayo Won [1][14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Benjamin, Jeff (6 May 2020). "Twice members: Jeongyeon, the K-pop girl band's humble lead singer – her human touch always shines through and she puts family and bandmates first". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  2. ^ ""벌써 몇 년 친구냐" 트와이스 지효, 정연 생일 축하[SNS★컷]". newsen.co.kr (in Korean). 1 November 2018. Archived from the original on 24 June 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Vacco-Bolaños, Jessica (23 November 2019). "Who Is TWICE's Jeongyeon? She's Got So Many Secret Talents". Elite Daily. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "공승연 "동생 트와이스 정연과 '인기가요' MC…마음 단단히 먹어"". Nate (in Korean). 20 July 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Moon, Kat (20 September 2019). "Everything to Know About K-Pop Group Twice". Time. Archived from the original on 21 September 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  6. ^ a b "9 things to know about TWICE's Jihyo". SBS. 1 February 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  7. ^ "[단독]'선미 피처링' 리나, JYP新걸그룹 데뷔..미모·실력 겸비". Naver (in Korean).
  8. ^ "[TWICE TV] episode 1. All About 나연, 쯔위". Naver TV (in Korean).
  9. ^ a b Won, Ho-jung (29 April 2015). "'Sixteen' compete for spot in JYP's next girl group". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  10. ^ "'식스틴' 시청자 투표 마감, 쯔위 1위-나띠 12위..상위 7명은 누구?". Naver (in Korean). 7 July 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
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  15. ^ "2016년 올해를 빛낸 가수와 가요 – 최근 10년간 추이 포함, 아이돌 선호도" (in Korean). Gallup Korea. 20 December 2016. Archived from the original on 22 December 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  16. ^ "2017년 올해를 빛낸 가수와 가요 – 최근 11년간 추이, 아이돌 선호도 포함" (in Korean). Gallup Korea. 19 December 2017. Archived from the original on 6 September 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  17. ^ Peterson, Jacques (20 December 2017). "IU dominated Gallup Korea's yearly music poll". SBS. Archived from the original on 21 January 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  18. ^ "2018년 올해를 빛낸 가수와 가요 – 최근 12년간 추이 포함" (in Korean). Gallup Korea. 30 November 2018. Archived from the original on 18 December 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
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  20. ^ "Here's who Koreans voted as the top artists and idols of 2019". SBS. 20 December 2019. Archived from the original on 25 February 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  21. ^ Oh Bo-ram (17 October 2020). "트와이스 정연, 활동 잠정 중단…"컴백 준비 중 불안감 겪어"". Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  22. ^ Hwang Ji-young (31 January 2021). "'서가대' 트와이스 본상 수상 "올해는 행복한 해 되길"". JTBC (in Korean). Retrieved 1 February 2021.
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