9 August 1985 (age 35)
Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
Hong Jin-young (Hangul: 홍진영, Chinese: 洪真英, born August 9, 1985) is a South Korean Trot singer.
Jin-young is currently enrolled at Chosun University as a student in the Master's of Trade program. She holds a Bachelor's of Commerce from the same university. She enjoys musicals, singing, listening to music, and exercising on her free time.
Jin-young began her music career in 2007, with SWAN, a Korean girl group which the name stands for “Strong Women Achiever, No Spouse,” primarily consisting Han Jina, Hong Jin Young, Heo Yoon Mi and Kim Yeon Ji with their song “Call Me When You Hear This Song” (rap featuring Coolapika). In 2009, she debuted her first digital single "사랑의 배터리 (Love Battery)". On 6 August 2010, she returned with a new digital single entitled "내사랑 (My Love)". About 3 years later, she returned with "부기맨 (Boogie Man)" as her new digital single on 22 March 2013. She comeback with her First Mini Album titled "인생노트 (Life Note)", released on 06 November 2014.
In 2006, she played a role in Yeon Gae Somun (연개소문), a historical Korean drama that takes place in the 7th century. As of 2014, She has been in a virtual marriage with Nam Goong Min in a variety show called We Got Married. She also appeared in famous Korean variety show Running Man episode 205 alongside 백지영, Fei (Miss A), Kang Seung-hyun, and Lee Guk-joo. She also appeared on Strong heart episode 5.
On June 30, 2011, Jin-young 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.
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