Jung Il-hoon (Korean: 정일훈; born October 4, 1994), simply known as Ilhoon, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is the main rapper of the South Korean boy band BtoB. He is well known for his collaborations with artists such as Hyuna and G.NA, as well for being an assistant MC on the variety show Weekly Idol. Ilhoon made his acting debut as he starred in the drama Webtoon Hero: Tundra Show in 2015. He was also known for creating the gestures for "Gwiyomi Player".
Ilhoon at a fansign in November 2016
|Born||October 4, 1994|
Seoul, South Korea
|Associated acts||BtoB United Cube|
|Revised Romanization||Jeong Il-hun|
Jung Il-hoon was born on October 4, 1994 in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School and attended Korea College of Media Arts with acting course. He is the younger brother of singer Joo.
In 2011, Il-Hoon (along with four other members of BtoB's initial line-up) made his acting debut in the JTBC sitcom, I Live in Cheongdam Dong.
Since 2012, Il-Hoon has been continuously appearing on variety show Weekly Idol as a special MC/ together with Apink's Bomi. Il-Hoon had his last broadcast on Weekly Idol on its 206th episode. In 2012, he collaborated with 4minute's Gayoon with the song "My Love By My Side" for the musical of the same name. He also featured in Hyuna's "Unripe Apple" which was a track from her second EP, Melting.
In 2013, he was featured in 2YOON's Harvest Moon EP for the track "Nightmare", where he showed his impressive rapping skills. His featuring activities continued as he was later on revealed to be collaborating with G.NA for the lead single, "Oops!", of the Beautiful Kisses EP.
In 2015, Cube Entertainment announced Hyuna's lead single for A+ would feature Il-Hoon. The track was titled "Roll Deep" (Because I'm the Best). He also participated in the making of the album. He was only able to perform with Hyuna twice as there was a conflict with other BTOB schedules. He was replaced by Cube Entertainment's trainee, Kim Hyo-jong. Later in 2015, Il-Hoon joined the line-up for Unpretty Rapstar 2's semi-finals episode as he performed with contestant Jiyoon for the track "This Ain't Me".
On May 24, 2017, it was revealed that Il-Hoon would be releasing a self-composed track on May 30, as part of BtoB’s "Piece of BtoB" solo project. On May 26, it was revealed the song would be "Fancy Shoes", a song that he had had previously performed at BTOB's solo concert, BTOB Time 2017.
In September 2017 it was announced Il-Hoon would be joining the cast of web-mockumentary (fashioned as a cosmetics reality program), The Cushion, alongside label mate Yoo Seon-ho and Korean beauty YouTuber Lena. All the episodes were uploaded on Naver TV, YouTube and Oksusu from October to November 2017.
On February 12, 2018, it was announced that Il-Hoon would be releasing his first solo album the following March. The album, titled Big Wave, contained five tracks which feature, BTOB member, Hyunsik and Jinho of Pentagon. The lead single, "She's Gone", is a hip hop song which describes complicated feelings, Il-Hoon had previously performed the song at BTOB's 2017 BTOB Time - Our Concert, from 23–24 December at the Ilsan Kintex Exhibition Center. Jung participated in writing and composing the songs.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|Big Wave||2||KOR: 34,270|
|Title||Year||Peak chart position||Sales
|As lead artist|
||Piece of BtoB Vol.2|
|"Spoiler" (feat. Babylon)||2019||—||Non-album single|
|"My Love By My Side" (with Heo Ga-yoon)||2012||—||—||N/A||My Love By My Side Musical|
|"Baesisi" (with Jisook)||2017||—||—||Baesisi|
|As featured artist|
|"Unripe Apple" (Hyuna feat. Jung Il-hoon)||2012||70||—||
|"Nightmare" (2YOON feat. Jung Il-hoon)||2013||—||—||
|"Oops!" (G.NA feat. Jung Il-hoon)||13||19||
|"Just Pass By" (Subin feat. Jung Il-hoon)||2014||—||—||N/A||B.B.B|
|"2Limes" (Inoran feat. Minhyuk, Peniel, Ilhoon)||2015||—||—||Beautiful Now|
|"Roll Deep" (Hyuna feat. Jung Il-hoon)||13||3||
|"This Ain't Me"||—||—||N/A||Unpretty Rapstar 2 Semi-Final Part 1|
|"Wind Clock" (Wax feat. Jung Il-hoon)||—||—||Non-album single|
|"Chamisma" (CLC feat. Jung Il-hoon)||2016||—||—||Chamisma|
|"You Seem Busy" (Melody Day feat. Jung Il-hoon)||2017||—||—||KISS ON THE LIPS|
|"Remember" (Babylon feat. Jung Il-hoon)||2018||Non-album single|
|"One" (Samuel feat. Jung Il-hoon)||—||—||One|
|"Obvious" (Hwanhee feat. Jung Il-hoon)||Obvious|
|"Hug Me" (U Sung-eun feat. Jung Il-hoon)||Non-album single|
|"Cookies" (Lee Hong-gi feat. Jung Il-hoon)||Do n Do|
|"Bye Bye Love" (with Dongwoon, Yoseob, Changsub)||2013||35||—||
||When a Man Falls in Love OST|
|"Goodbye Sadness" (with Changsub, Eunkwang)||2015||—||—||N/A||Sweet, Savage Family OST|
|"For You" (with Changsub, Eunkwang, Minhyuk)||2016||—||—||Cinderella and Four Knights OST|
|"It Was Love" (with Bang Min-ah)||2019||My Absolute Boyfriend OST|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|2015||Webtoon Hero: Tundra Show||MBC Every 1||Kim Sung-min||Lead role|
|2012-2016||Weekly Idol||MBC Every 1||Co-host with Apink's Bomi|
Regular Guest, Assistant MC
|2017||The Cushion||NAVER TV||Main cast with Yu Seon-ho and Lena|
|2018||Idol Room||JTBC||Co-host with IZ*ONE's Yujin|
Special MC on Episode 31
|2019||Insane Quiz (이세퀴)||NAVER TV, YouTube||Main Host |
|KBS Music Shuffle, The Hit||KBS2||Contestant with Hyunsik and Eddy Kim |
|Insane Quiz (이세퀴) Season 2||NAVER TV, YouTube||Main Host |
|The Quack Philosophers (개똥이네 철학관)||TVN||Main cast with Lee Seung-chul, Kim Jun-hyun and Im Soo-hyang |
|"Fancy Shoes (Choreography Practice Video)"||2017|||
|"Spoiler" ft Babylon||2019|||
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