Biography of Jeongyeon
Yoo Jeong-yeon better known as Jeongyeon, is a South Korean singer. Jeongyeon was born on November 1, 1996. She is a member of Twice, a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment.
Childhood & Early Life
Jeongyeon was born as Yoo Kyung-wan in Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea. She is the younger sister of the actress Gong Seung-yeon. Jeongyeon joined JYP Entertainment after passing the sixth open audition on 1 March 2010. She trained for five years before her debut with Twice. 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. However, this new project was canceled and in the end, they did not debut.
In 2015, Jeongyeon competed in the television program Sixteen, a reality television competition designed to select the founding members of Twice. She was chosen as one of the nine winners who went on to form Twice in the final episode. In October 2015 Jeongyeon officially debuted as a member of Twice with their first extended play, The Story Begins. The lead single “Like Ooh-Ahh” was the first K-pop debut song to reach 100 million views on YouTube.
Jeongyeon and her sister co-hosted the South Korean music program Inkigayo from July 2016 to January 2017, for which they both won the Newcomer Award at the 2016 SBS Entertainment Awards. In Gallup Korea’s annual music poll, Jeongyeon was the top 20 most popular idols in South Korea for four consecutive years from 2016 to 2019, alongside her bandmate Nayeon.
Awards & Achievement
Jeongyeon efforts in the world of K-pop music has not gone unnoticed as her group has bagged a good number of awards. Twice received its first-ever nomination and award at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards with the Best New Female Artist award, followed by another New Artist Award at the 2016 Golden Disc Awards. With a total of 36 music program trophies in 2017, Twice recorded the most wins received in a single year.
By May the following year, they became the first artist to win seven consecutive Triple Crowns on Inkigayo. Twice received their third consecutive Song of the Year award at the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards with “What Is Love?” from their fifth extended play of the same name, making them the first group to win the award for three consecutive years.
Jeongyeon net worth is around $2 million as of 2019. However, she hasn’t revealed her salary and income that she receives from her work.
- Stage Name: Jeongyeon
- Birth Name: Yoo Kyung Wan
- Nationality: Korean
- Position: Lead Vocalist
- Birthday: November 1, 1996
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Height:169 cm (5’7″)
- Weight:49 kg (108 lbs)
- Blood Type:O
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