Rain at the 2011 Time 100 gala
|Birth name||Jung Ji-Hoon|
|Also known as||Bi (비), Rain, Bi Rain|
|Born||June 25, 1982
Seoul, South Korea
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Genres||Pop, K-pop, R&B, hip hop|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, actor, choreographer, dancer, designer|
|Labels||JYP Entertainment (2002–07), J. Tune Entertainment(2007–present)
William Morris Endeavor (2009–present)JYP Entertainment (2011-present)
|Revised Romanization||Jeong Ji-hun|
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In Rain's music career, he produced seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese), 19 singles and many concert tours around the world. His acting career began in 2003. This was when he won the KBS Best New Actor Award for his role in the drama Sang Doo! Let's Go To School. In 2004, Rain won the KBS Excellence in Acting award for his role in the drama Full House. After starring in A Love To Kill, he acted in his first Korean film, I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006), which won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. Rain has acted in the American films Speed Racer (2008) and Ninja Assassin (2009). He was the first Korean to win an MTV award.
Early life[change | change source]
Rain spent most of his childhood living with his parents and younger sister near Yonsei University. Rain was a quiet and shy child. He discovered his passion for dance when he performed in a talent show for High School. Rain decided to follow his passion and attended High School of Arts.
Rain lost his mother when she died with diabetes in 2000. In the same year, Rain was picked up to train for JYP Entertainment, led by Park Jin-Young. However, in a CNN interview and also in a Discovery Channel documentary called Discovering Hip Korea, he said he was repeatedly rejected because of his looks. During the early years of training, Rain was a backup dancer.
References[change | change source]
- Rain (2010-06-08). "Rain ‘Wants to Brag’ About His MTV Award". In http://www.kpoplive.com/author/rose1363/. KPOPLIVE!. http://www.kpoplive.com/2010/06/08/rain-wants-to-brag-about-his-mtv-award/. Retrieved 17 June 2010. "I am the first Korean to win so I really want to brag about this one."
- "www.koreaherald.com/national/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20081223000075". http://www.koreaherald.com/national/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20081223000075.
- "Pop star Rain (Bi), reaching out beyond Asia". KBS Global. http://english.kbs.co.kr/society/people/1365736_11774.html. Retrieved 2007-02-18.