Hong Jin-young

About Hong Jin-young

Who is it?: South Korean Singer
Birth Day: August 09, 1985
Birth Place: Gwangju, South Korea, South Korean
Native name: 홍진영
Education: Chosun University
Occupation: Singer entertainer
Genres: Trot
Years active: 2006–present
Labels: Mnet Media Core Contents Media Music K Entertainment
Associated acts: SWAN Davichi Seeya Unnies
Hangul: 홍진영
Hanja: 洪眞英
Revised Romanization: Hong Jin-yeong
McCune–Reischauer: Hong Chinyŏng

Hong Jin-young

Hong Jin-young was born on August 09, 1985 in Gwangju, South Korea, South Korean, is South Korean Singer. Hong Jin-young is a South Korean trot singer and actress who happened to be a part of Mnet’s famous girl group SWAN. She made her solo debut in 2009. Hong started her acting career with a cameo role as herself in ‘Yeon Gaesomun’ in 2006 and in the very same year, she also became a part of the film ‘Who Slept with her?’ She started her musical journey with SWAN, a girl music group in 2007 and quickly became the most popular member of the group. Upon the suggestions from her agency, she initially refused the offer to go solo with her musical aspirations, but she eventually decided to go with it. In 2009, she released her first single as a solo artist titled ‘Love Battery’ and she immediately became one of the most recognizable faces in the country. Since then, she has primarily focused on the variety television shows and has been seen in ‘We got married’, ‘Running Man’ and ‘Happy Together’. For her musical talent she has been awarded with many honours during her career, such as a Mnet Asian Music Award, a Golden Disk Award and a Seoul Music Award.
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🎂 Hong Jin-young - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

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Popular As Hong Jin-young
Occupation Singers
Age 37 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born August 09, 1985 (Gwangju, South Korea, South Korean)
Birthday August 09
Town/City Gwangju, South Korea, South Korean
Nationality South Korean

🌙 Zodiac

Hong Jin-young’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Hong Jin-young was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.



Hong made her debut in small film and television roles. In 2006, she had a small part in the movie Who Slept With Her? (누가 그녀와 잤을까) and she also played a role in Yeon Gaesomun, a historical Korean drama that takes place in the seventh century.


Hong began her music career in 2007, with SWAN (스완), a Korean girl group consisting of members, Han Ji-na, Hong Jin-young, Heo Yoon-mi and Kim Yeon-ji, with their debut song "Call Me When You Hear This Song" (이 노래 들으면 전화해), featuring Coolapika.


In 2009, her agency (CCM) CEO suggested her to switch to become a solo trot singer, a suggestion she initially resisted given her young age, as trot is regarded as an "older" genre of music in Korea. Nonetheless, she released her first digital single, "Love Battery" (사랑의 배터리). On August 6, 2010, she returned with a new digital single entitled, "My Love". On June 30, 2011, Hong along with many of South Korea's rising stars sang at the Changwon Sports Complex in a concert called "Changwon's First Anniversary Hope Concert, We Are". On March 22, 2013, she returned with the release of the digital single, "Boogie Man" (부기맨). During the year of 2014 she had parted ways from Core Contents Media alongside Davichi.


In 2012, Hong Jin-young completed her doctoral degree at the Chosun University in Business Administration. She also holds the Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Trade program from the same university.


Hong is well known for her multiple appearances on popular music variety shows like Immortal Songs 2 and King of Mask Singer. In 2014, she was a panelist and also in a virtual marriage with Namkoong Min on a popular variety show, We Got Married. In November of that year, Hong released her first EP, Life Note (인생노트) with the title song “Cheer Up” (산다는 건). Her virtual husband, Namkoong Min, appeared as her love interest in the music video in a cameo role.


In 2016, she released her second EP, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (화양연화), with title song “Thumb Up” (엄지 척) and “Love Wifi” (사랑의 와이파이). She also released a cover of a well-known Chinese song called “The Moon Represents My Heart” (月亮代表我的心/월량대표아적심). For the Korean remake, Hong wrote the lyrics herself.


Hong collaborated with Comedian Kim Young-chul to release the electrot (EDM and trot) single "Ring Ring" (따르릉) on April 20, 2017, for which they won Best Trot at the 2017 MelOn Music Awards.


In 2018, Hong released a retro trot style digital single, "Good Bye" (잘가라), composed by her long-time collaborator Jo Young-soo (who also composed “Love Battery” and “Cheer Up”) and well-known K-pop lyricist Kim Eana. She wrote and composed a second electrot single "I Kicked My Luck Off" (복을 발로 차버렸어) for Kang Ho-dong, which was released through SM Station.

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