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Jo Mi-hye (born November 2, 1981), better known by her stage name Miryo, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter and record producer. She is currently the rapper of girl group Brown Eyed Girls, and is a former member of rap group Honey Family. Miryo debuted as a soloist in 2012, after appearing as a producer in the first season of Show Me the Money.

Miryo
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Miryo on May 24, 2018
Native name
조미혜
Born
Jo Mi-hye

(1981-11-02) November 2, 1981 (age 37)
Other namesJoHoney
Occupation
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1999–present
LabelsAPOP Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
조미혜
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJo Mi-hye
McCune–ReischauerCho Mi-hye

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Early LifeEdit

In her interview with Grace, she revealed that she started off as a singer, where her mother is a music teacher, with a habit of playing classical music in the morning, which influenced her to sing since she was 5 all the way through junior high and high school, until she left home at 17 and went all the way to Daehangno, Seoul, and became a hip-hop dancer and rapper instead, before dropping out of high school, and joined a Canadian college in the hip hop club.[1]

CareerEdit

Miryo began her music career in 1999, when she featured on a song by underground hip-hop group Honey Family. She joined the group as the main female rapper the following year, and participated in their second album. After the team disbanded, she featured in other hip-hop artists' songs, such as former groupmate Gil Seong-joon from Leessang,[2] and MC Mong. Soon after, Miryo received and accepted an offer from singer JeA to join Brown Eyed Girls. She became the rapper of the group, which debuted with an album entitled "Your Story" in March 2006. Brown Eyed Girls eventually achieved mainstream success in 2009 with their hit song Abracadabra, which was followed up by their equally acclaimed song "Sixth Sense" in 2011.

In 2012, Miryo appeared as a producer on the rap competition TV show Show Me the Money, and was the only female judge. During the show she mentored Cheetah, who went on to win the first season of Unpretty Rapstar three years later. After her appearance on Show Me the Money, she made her solo debut with the self-produced album "MIRYO aka JOHONEY". The album featured a variety of artists who ranged from idols to hip hop heavyweights.[3] Brown Eyed Girls returned with their fifth studio album Black Box in July 2013, and promoted the title song Kill Bill. In November of that year, Miryo and fellow Brown Eyed Girls member Narsha formed a subunit called M&N.[4] The subunit released their first single, entitled "Tonight", on November 11.

Miryo released her single album "Queen" in July 2015, with the title song featuring her groupmate Ga-In. In September of that year, she and the other members of Brown Eyed Girls left their agency Nega Network.[5] The group signed with Mystic Entertainment in October, and released their album Basic the next month.[6]

SongwritingEdit

In addition to being a rapper, Miryo is also a songwriter. Among female idols, Miryo has copyright to the most songs, having a total of 56 songs by March 2013.[7] She has been a composer and lyricist for Honey Family and also her current group Brown Eyed Girls.[8]

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[9]
MIRYO aka JOHONEY
Track listing
N/A
"—" denotes release did not chart.

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon

[10]
KOR
Billboard

[11]
"Ready To L.O.V.E"
with JeA
2008 No data No data Non-album singles
"Shall We Get Married?" (우리 결혼할까?)
with Lisa
2010 11
"After the Bus Left" (버스가 떠난 뒤에)
with K.Will
14
"Dirty" 2012 8 7 MIRYO aka JOHONEY
"Queen"
feat. Gain
2015 98 No data Non-album single
"Climax"
with Jura, Lee Sang-gon, No. 11
2016 Honey Family BeeHive Project Vol. 3
"Rock Paper Scissors" (가위 바위 보)
with Giant Pink
Non-album singles
"King of the Hill"
with Maniac
2017
"Freedom"
feat. Killagramz
Dreams single album
"Can I See You Again" 2018 Come single album
"Yellow" True single album
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon

[10]
KOR
Billboard

[11]
"Love Is"
with JeA
2010 18 No data Blue Brand Trauma
"Party Rock"
feat. Gary of Leessang, The Koxx
2012 34 34 MIRYO aka JOHONEY
"I Love You, I Love You" (사랑해 사랑해)
feat. Sunny of Girls' Generation
56 51
"Leggo"
feat. Narsha
78 79
"Ain't Got Nobody"
feat. Dean
2016 71 No data Unpretty Rapstar 3

FilmographyEdit

Variety showsEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2012 Show Me the Money Mnet Judge
2015 Hello Counselor KBS with Brown Eyed Girls
2016 Unpretty Rapstar 3 Mnet Contestant

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ GRAZY GRACE (2019-01-18), Miryo Just Spilled. All. The. Tea 👏(Struggles as an Idol, Dating, Brown Eyed Girls) 한국어, retrieved 2019-02-18
  2. ^ choiwj (February 27, 2012). "Miryo sits down for an interview with 'Men's Health' magazine". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
  3. ^ asphodel (January 31, 2012). "Miryo releases debut album, 'Miryo AKA Johoney'". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
  4. ^ "Miryo and Narsha to form first Brown Eyed Girls sub-unit | allkpop.com". www.allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  5. ^ "Brown Eyed Girls' JeA, Narsha, and Miryo officially become free agents | allkpop.com". www.allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  6. ^ "Brown Eyed Girls on Twitter". Twitter. 2015-11-04. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  7. ^ "인스티즈(instiz, 音思提资) - 국내 최대의 연예오락 커뮤니티". 2018-10-12.
  8. ^ ohgelie (January 4, 2011). "Brown Eyed Girls Miryo's impressive resume revealed". Koreaboo.com. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
  9. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  10. ^ a b "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  11. ^ a b "Billboard Korea K-pop 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-01-19.

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