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Jessica Jung

Jessica Jung
Background information
Birth name Jessica Sooyoun Jung
Also known as Jung Soo-yeon
Born (1989-04-18) April 18, 1989
San Francisco, California, United States
Genres K-pop, dance
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2007–present
Labels S.M. Entertainment
Associated acts
Website .comblancgroup
Korean name
Hangul 정수연
Hanja 鄭秀妍
Revised Romanization Jeong Suyeon
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Suyŏn
Birth name
Hangul 제시카 정
Revised Romanization Jesika Jeong
McCune–Reischauer Chesik'a Chŏng

Jessica Sooyoun Jung (Korean name: Jung Soo-yeon; born April 18, 1989)[1] is a Korean American singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman and former member of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she is fluent in both English and Korean after moving to South Korea at the age of 11.


  • Biography 1
  • Music career 2
    • Girls' Generation (2007 to 2014) 2.1
    • Solo singing career 2.2
  • Acting career 3
  • Variety show appearances 4
    • 2014: OnStyle's Jessica & Krystal 4.1
  • Other Ventures 5
    • Blanc & Eclare 5.1
  • Discography 6
    • Solo discography 6.1
    • Singles 6.2
  • Filmography 7
    • Film 7.1
    • Television drama 7.2
    • Variety shows 7.3
  • Musical theatre 8
  • Awards and nominations 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11


Jessica was born in San Francisco, California[1] in the same hospital as her fellow Girls' Generation member Tiffany.[2] While on vacation in South Korea, she and her sister were scouted in a shopping mall by S.M. Entertainment and joined the company in 2000.[3] She spent seven years as a trainee before debuting as part of the Korean girl group Girls' Generation. Jessica attended Korea Kent Foreign School in her teenage years.

Her younger sister Krystal is a member of the Korean girl group f(x).

Music career

Jessica Jung (Yoona behind) at the Expo 2012 Yeosu

Girls' Generation (2007 to 2014)

Jessica was the first member to be signed with SM Entertainment in 2000. In 2007, she was chosen as a member of the group Girls' Generation. The 9-member girl group debuted on August 5, 2007.

In September 30, 2014, Jessica announced on her personal Weibo that she had been dismissed as a member of the group. SM Entertainment later confirmed this, stating Jessica sometime earlier had informed them that, in order to focus on her personal matters, she will be ceasing from her group's activities, following the release of one more album. After some efforts to work out the situation, however, the company had to change its plan earlier than expected and has now decided to have Girls' Generation continue on as an 8-member group, while Jessica will go forward with her solo career.[4][5] Jessica's last released song with Girls' Generation is Divine, released as a part of the repackaged version of their first Japanese greatest hits album, The Best.

Solo singing career

In addition to her group activities, Jessica released two singles with Seohyun and Tiffany: "Love Hate" (Hangul: "오빠 나빠", lit. Bad Older Brother)[6] and "Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)".[7] Jessica collaborated with 8Eight for the song "I Love You" from their second album, Infinity, which was released on March 3, 2008. She is not the one in the music video, but is the one singing the harmony and adlibs.

In addition, she had various duets — one with Shinee member, Onew, called "One Year Later", and one with Park Myung-soo, "Naengmyeon". She sang the "Seoul Song" with Super Junior's Leeteuk, Sungmin, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook and Kyuhyun and fellow group members Taeyeon, Sunny, and Seohyun.

Jessica released a digital single titled "Sweet Delight" on October 13, 2010.

In 2011, Jessica participated in the soundtrack of KBS drama Romance Town with the song "Because Tears Are Overflowing" (Korean: 눈물이 넘쳐서 ).

In 2012, Jessica sang "What To Do" (feat. Kim Jin-pyo) for the drama Wild Romance, "Butterfly" (feat Krystal) for To The Beautiful You,[8] "Heart Road" for The King's Dream,[9] as well as "My Lifestyle", a Hyundai i30‘s commercial song.[10]

In 2013, she had "The One Like You" for Dating Agency: Cyrano.[11]

In 2014, Jessica released "Say Yes"' for Make Your Move featuring her sister, Krystal, and EXO's former member, Kris.

Acting career

Jessica made her musical theatre debut in the South Korean production of Legally Blonde, alongside Lee Ha-nui and Kim Ji-woo;[12] the production opened on November 14, 2009.[13]

In March 2010, she had a cameo role on SBS TV Oh! My Lady.[14]

In 2012, Jessica appeared in

External links

  1. ^ a b The Birth of Jessica Jung.
  2. ^ "Win Win Episode 11" (in Korean). Win Win. April 20, 2010. KBS2.
  3. ^ (Korean) 제시카, "관객 앞에서의 제 목소리에 감동했어요", February 18, 2009
  4. ^ SMTown's Official Statement SM Entertainment (September 30, 2014). Retrieved on October 1, 2014.
  5. ^ SM States that SNSD will Promote as Eight Without Jessica (September 30, 2014). Retrieved on September 30, 2014.
  6. ^ (Korean) Kim Hyeong-wu. )Girls' Generation's Tiffany: "'Bad Older Brother' Activities Were Difficult on Vocal Nodules"소녀시대 티파니 “‘오빠나빠’ 활동 당시 성대 결절 고생” (. JoongAng Ilbo/Newsen. February 16, 2009. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  7. ^ (Korean) 소녀시대 티파니 제시카 서현 게임 주제가 신곡 발표 (Girls' Generation's Tiffany/Jessica/Seohyun Announce Game Theme Song as New Single). IS Plus/Newsen. August 1, 2008. Retrieved May 4, 2010.
  8. ^ "'"Jessica and Krystal releases 'Butterfly', an OST of 'To the Beautiful You. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "'"SNSD Jessica releases 'Heart Road', an OST of 'The Great King's Dream. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Jessica sings “My Lifestyle” (ft. Dok2) for Hyundai’s ‘PYL Younique Album’". Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "'"Girls' Generation's Jessica lends her voice for OST of Sooyoung's starring drama 'Dating Agency: Cyrano. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  12. ^ (English) Chung Ah-young. 'Legally Blonde' Sparkles With Starry Cast. The Korea Times. September 16, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  13. ^ (English) 3 Starts to Share Lead in 'Legally Blonde' Musical. The Chosun Ilbo. October 31, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  14. ^ (Korean) )SNSD Makes Cameo Appearance on "Oh! My Lady", Showing Loyalty to Choi Siwon소녀시대, 최시원과 의리 지키며 '오 마이 레이디'서 카메오 출연 (. asiae/Newsen. March 7, 2010. Retrieved on April 9, 2010
  15. ^ "Jessica’s Casting in ‘Violent Romance’ Confirmed". Soshified (소시파이드). Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  16. ^ (Korean) Bae Sunyoung: )Jessica, After Five Weeks of Appearances in 'Happy Birthday', Will be Withdrawing on 7th제시카 ‘해피 버스데이‘ 5주 출연 끝, 7일 하차 (, June 5, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  17. ^ Jessica&KrystalJessica and Krystal's reality show . (April 16, 2014). Retrieved on April 16, 2014.
  18. ^ Jessica and Krystal shed tears and talk about their complex on their reality program (June 3, 2014). Retrieved on June 3, 2014.
  19. ^ Girls' Generation's Jessica announces the launch of her own fashion line 'BLANC' (August 6, 2014). Retrieved on August 7, 2014.
  20. ^ "내친구 해치 (My Friend Haechi) [Original Soundtrack] – Single".  
  21. ^ "Gaon Chart Search" (in Korean).  
  22. ^ "Documentary Shows Top K-Pop Singers Behind the Scenes". Chosun Ilbo. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  23. ^ "SNSD's Jessica and TVXQ's Yunho as Korea's Barbie and Ken 2012". Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  24. ^ Girls’ Generation Nominated for ’2012 World Music Awards’ and ’2012 SBS MTV Best of the Best’
  25. ^ Jessica wins Popularity Award
  26. ^ Jessica Jung and Chris Evans win "Best Dressed on the Red Carpet Award"


Year Organization Category Nominated Work Result
2009 1st Philippine K-Pop Awards Hottest Female K-pop Star N/A Nominated
2012 3rd Annual Barbie & Ken Awards Korean Barbie[23] N/A Won
2nd SBS MTV Best of the Best Best Cameo[24] Sherlock Nominated
2013 7th The Musical Awards Popularity Award Legally Blonde Won
2014 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Popularity Award[25] N/A Won
Best Dressed on the Red Carpet Award[26] N/A Won
7th Style Icon Awards Top 10 Style Icons (with Krystal Jung) Jessica & Krystal Nominated
Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards Most Searched Korean Female Artist N/A Won

Awards and nominations

Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010; 2012–2013 Legally Blonde Elle Woods Lead role

Musical theatre

Year Title Episodes Note
2010 Happy Birthday All
2014 Jessica & Krystal 1-10 with Krystal, featuring daily activities of the two sisters

Variety shows

Year Title Role Notes Network
2008 Unstoppable Marriage Bulgwang-dong's Seven Princesses Gang Cameo KBS2
2009 Tae-hee, Hye-kyo, Ji-hyun! English teacher Cameo MBC
2010 Oh! My Lady Herself Cameo SBS
2012 Wild Romance Kang Jong-hee Supporting role KBS2

Television drama

Year Title Role Other notes
2012 I AM. – SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden Herself Biographical film of SM Town[22]



Year Title Peak positions Album
Gaon[21] Billboard K-pop Hot 100
2010 "Sweet Delight" 48  — Digital Single
2011 "Because Tears Are Overflowing" 20  — KBS Romance Town OST
2012 "What To Do" (with Kim Jin-pyo) 12 14 KBS Wild Romance OST
"Butterfly" (with Krystal) 22 17 SBS To The Beautiful You OST
"Heart Road" 57 43 KBS The King's Dream OST
"My Lifestyle" (with Dok2) 34 30 PYL Younique Volume 1
2013 "The One Like You" 37 21 tvN Dating Agency: Cyrano OST


Year Title Song Duration Artist
2007 SBS Thirty Thousand Miles in Search of My Son "Touch the Sky" 03:49 With Taeyeon, Seohyun, Sunny and Tiffany
2008 Roommate "Love Hate" 03:45 With Seohyun and Tiffany
It's Fantastic "It's Fantastic" 03:40 With Seohyun and Tiffany
Infinity "I Love You" 03:40 With 8eight
N/A "Holding Hands" 03:54 With Tiffany, Super Junior, SS501, Jewelry, Brown Eyed Girls, Lee Hyun and T.G.U.S
KBS Hong Gildong OST "The Little Boat (작은 배)" 03:27 With Taeyeon, Seohyun, Sunny and Tiffany
N/A "Haptic Motion" 01:31 With Taeyeon, Seohyun and Sunny
2009 Olympic Duet Song Festival "NaengMyun" 03:41 With Park Myung-soo
Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) "One Year Later" 04:00 With Onew
MBC Heading to the Ground OST "Motion" 04:06 With Taeyeon, Seohyun, Sunny and Tiffany
N/A "S.E.O.U.L." 03:47 With Taeyeon, Seohyun, Sunny and Kyuhyun, Sungmin, Ryeowook, Donghae and Leeteuk of Super Junior
N/A "I Can't Bear Anymore (Bear Song)" 02:43 With Taeyeon, Seohyun and Sunny
2010 Sweet Delight "Sweet Delight" 03:20 Solo
N/A "Cabi Song" 03:19 With Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun, Sunny, Yuri, Chansung, Junsu, and Taecyeon
N/A "Cooky" 02:50 With Tiffany, Seohyun and Sunny
My Friend Haechi "Haechi Song" (해치송)[20] 03:26 With Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany and Seohyun
2011 Romance Town "Because Tears Are Overflowing" 04:46 Solo
2012 KBS Wild Romance "What To Do" 03:54 With Kim Jin-pyo
SBS To the Beautiful You "Butterfly" 03:01 With Krystal
KBS The King's Dream "Heart Road" 04:19 Solo
PYL Younique Volume 1 "My Unique Lifestyle" 03:06 With Dok2
2013 Dating Agency: Cyrano "The One Like You" 04:15 Solo
2014 Make Your Move 3D "Say Yes" 03:58 With Krystal and Kris
"Cheap Creeper" 03:01 With Taeyeon, Tiffany, Sunny & Seohyun

Solo discography


In August 2014, Jessica launched her own fashion line "Blanc" which was described to be a brand of modern-classic items, clean-cut silhouettes, and interesting details inspired by Jessica's own style. Jessica shared, "My dream of establishing Blanc has finally been fulfilled. I am excited to develop a fashion collection and introduce new items and style to the world. Through creative work with other designers and fashion icons, I am learning a lot and I want to consistently continue to share news of the partnership and collaboration that I have going on right now."[19] The brand was later renamed to Blanc & Eclare.

Blanc & Eclare

Other Ventures

During one interview segment, the two sisters addressed their public "cold" image together. Jessica explained "The average person thinks of idols' bright images, but my sister and I tend to not have strong expressions. If I'm not so lively, other people could get in a bad mood or misunderstand. I wish they wouldn't think me as rough."[18]

In early April, Jessica and her sister Krystal were announced to have their own reality television show. Jessica & Krystal was premiered on June 3 and consisted of ten episodes. The show featured the daily lives of the sisters.[17]

2014: OnStyle's Jessica & Krystal

In 2009, she took a special part on the show Infinity Challenge for their summer special, in which she was chosen to sing a duet entitled "Naengmyun" with Park Myung-soo, one of the MCs.

She was also a regular guest on the show Star King with fellow band member Yuri.

In May 2010, Jessica became a regular guest on the show Happy Birthday until she withdrew on June 7, 2010 due to Girls' Generation's overseas activities.[16]

Variety show appearances

, alongside Jung Eun-Ji and Choi Woori. Her first performance was on November 28. Legally Blonde once again with musical theatre In the same year, Jessica returned to [15]

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