Yoo Jeong-yeon (Hangul: 유정연, originally named Yoo Kyung-wan) better known by her first name, Jeongyeon (Hangul: 정연), is a South Korean singer. She is a member of the girl group, Twice, as a lead vocalist of the group.



Life and career

Jeongyeon was born on November 1, 1996 in Suwon, South Korea and was given the name Kyung-wan, at birth, due to being teased as a child, for this sounding like a boy's name, she legally changed her name to Jeong-yeon in the third grade. Her father is Yoo Chang-joon, who works as a chef, her mother's identity has not been revealed to the public. Jeongyeon has two older sisters, the eldest one is known professionally as Gong Seung-yeon and is an actress, the second eldest is named Yoo Seo-yeon and is an office worker.

Jeongyeon trained to become a singer from a young age, and also learnt to play the trumpet and saxophone.

Jeong-yeon joined JYP Entertainment in JYP Entertainment's 6th Open Audition on March 1, 2010. Like Nayeon, Jihyo and Sana, JYP originally planned her to become a member of a girl group named 6Mix, but their debut was unfortunately cancelled.

Jeongyeon made her breakthrough in 2015 as a contestant on the reality girl group survival show Sixteen and was finally chosen as a member of Twice.

In 2014, she appeared with Nayeon in the music video of Got7's "Girls Girls Girls" and, in 2015, appeared in miss A's "Only You" music video. She and her sister were the hosts of Inkigayo from July 3, 2016 to January 22, 2017. Jeongyeon won the Female Rookie Award at the 2016 SAF SBS Entertainment Awards.

Filmography

Televison Shows

Music video appearances

 Discography

Soundtrack

  • Participated in JYP Nation concert theme song - ENCORE. (2016) 
  • Gong Seung Yeon + Jeongyeon - Like A Star ("My Dream Class" movie) 

Credits

◯ = Participates as writing/composer/producer, ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/producer

Twice Discography

Album Song Writing Composer Producer Ref.
Twicetagram Love Line
What Is Love? Sweet Talker
Yes Or Yes Lalala
Feel Special 21:29
More & More Sweet Summer Day

Video Gallery

TWICE
NayeonJeongyeonMomoSanaJihyoMinaDahyunChaeyoungTzuyu
Discography
Korean Studio Albums Twicetagram (Merry & Happy)Eyes wide open
EP The Story BeginsPage TwoTwicecoaster: Lane 1 (Twicecoaster: Lane 2)SignalWhat Is Love?Yes Or Yes (The Year of Yes)Fancy YouFeel SpecialMore & More
Special Albums Summer Nights
Title Tracks Like Ohh-AhhCheer UpTTKnock KnockSignalLikeyHeart ShakerWhat Is Love?Dance The Night AwayYes Or YesThe Best Thing I Ever DidFancyFeel SpecialMore & MoreI Can't Stop Me

Japanese Studio Albums BDZ (BDZ -Repackage-)&TWICE (&TWICE -Repackage-)
Best Albums #TWICE#TWICE2#TWICE3
EP What's Twice?
Single Albums One More TimeCandy PopWake Me UpHappy HappyBreakthroughFanfareBETTER

English Digital Singles More & More (English ver.)
Concert
Tours Twiceland (2017)Twiceland ZONE 2: Fantasy Park (2018)TWICE 1st ARENA TOUR 2018 "BDZ"TWICE DOME TOUR 2019Twice World Tour 2019TWICE DOME TOUR 2019
Beyond LIVE TWICE: World In A Day
Videography
Youtube Series TWICE TVTWICE: Seize The LightTIME TO TWICETwice's Elegant Private Life
TV Series Sixteen
Others
Agencie(s) JYP EntertainmentWarner Music JapanRepublic Records
Covers I Want You Back
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