better known by her first name, Jiwoo, is a South Korean singer. She is a member of the girl group, Ten Times, as a lead vocalist and a rapper of the group.
Life And Career
Jiwoo was born 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 Jiwoo 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. Jiwoo 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.
Jiwoo trained to become a singer from a young age, and also learnt to play the trumpet and saxophone.
Jiwoo joined JYP Entertainment in JYP Entertainment's 6th Open Audition on March 1, 2010. Like Kula, Athena and Terry, JYP originally planned her to become a member of a girl group named 6mix, but their debut was unfortunately cancelled.
Jiwoo made her breakthrough in 2015 as a contestant on the reality girl group survival show Sixteen and was finally chosen as a member of Ten Times.
In 2014, she appeared with Kula 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. Jiwoo won the Female Rookie Award at the 2016 SAF SBS Entertainment Awards.
- Sixteen (Mnet) - 2015
Music Video Appearances
- GOT7 - "Girls Girls Girls" (2014)
- Jun. K - "No Love" (2014)
- miss A - "Only You" (2015)
- Park Jin Young - "Fire" (feat. Conan O'Brien, Steven Yeun, & Jimin Park) (2016
- Participated in JYP Nation concert theme song - ENCORE. (2016)
- Gong Seung Yeon + Jiwoo - Like A Star ("My Dream Class" movie)
◯ = Participates as writing/composer/producer, ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/producer
=== Ten Times Discography
|What Is Love?||Sweet Talker||◯||✖||✖|
|Yes Or Yes||LaLaLa||◯||✖||✖|