Jung Joon-Young

Published on
Full Name Jung Joon-Young
Age 31 Years Old
Nick Name Raccoon, Andrew
Gender Male
Famous As Singer
Birth Date February 1st, 1989
Birth Place Jakarta

View All

Jung Joon-young is a performer in every sense of the word! His moment of fame arrived in 2012 when he became one of the top three finalists of a reality show called ‘Superstar K4’. After receiving an overwhelming response for his music in the reality show, he went ahead and released his first album, ‘1st Mini Album’, and won his first Best Male Solo Artist award. He made his big screen debut with ‘Love Forecast’ in 2015. He later became the lead vocalist in a rock band named ‘Drug Restaurant’. The band released its first album, ‘Escape to Hangover’ in 2015. He hosted the radio program, ‘Jung Joon-young’s Simsimtapa’ in 2014 and got a positive response from his audience. He has stated that Kurt Cobain’s performance on ‘MTV Unplugged’ inspired him to become a rock star.

Famous For
  • The Korean singer, songwriter, actor, RJ, host, and television personality.
  • Became one of the top three finalists of a reality show called ‘Superstar K4’.

SBS Reports Instance Of Police Corruption In Jung Joon Young’s Previous Hidden Camera Case

SBS’s News has uncovered more details regarding corruption within the police station that investigated Jung Joon Young’s illegal filming charges in 2016.

On the March 13 broadcast of the program, SBS reported that the police officer in charge of Jung Joon Young’s case in 2016 requested that a digital forensics company get rid of Jung Joon Young’s cell phone, the key evidence of the case.

According to the report, the police officer from Seongdong Police Station requested the digital forensics company to write a confirmation letter claiming that the data from the cell phone was unable to be restored.

On August 22, 2016, the police officer called the forensics company and asked, “Since we’re working on the case, there’s something that’s a bit complicated. Jung Joon Young told us that he left the data here. Doesn’t it take some time? He admitted it himself anyways, and we don’t have much time, so I wanted to ask, since the device is old and worn-out, if you could write us a confirmation letter stating that the data was unable to be restored for the data confirmation results.”

In response to the police officer, the forensics company replied, “The work we do is like that, so there should be some type of procedural action. I also have to state why [the data cannot be restored], so I don’t know about [this request].” Upon being rejected, the police concluded the investigation before receiving the data.

When SBS met with the police officer in question, he stated, “This is the first time I’m hearing the words ‘data unable to be restored.’ It’s unheard of for the investigator in charge [of a case] to ask a private company for something like that. [The investigation] is still in progress.”

SBS then brought out proof of his involvement in the situation as they played the recorded tape over for him. The police officer commented, “It’s true that that’s me making the call, but it wasn’t a situation for me to say something to that extent.” He also stated that he did not remember the situation and that during the time, they were not given the cell phone. He then asked, “Am I in a quite awkward position right now?”

In regards to this, Lawyer Baek Sung Moon, who previously shared his opinion on Jung Joon Young’s hidden camera controversy, stated, “That could be an issue of the destruction of evidence, dereliction of duty, or abuse of power.”

Jung Joon-young Early Life, Childhood, Education & Family

Jung was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is nicknamed ‘Raccoon’ by his friends and family. His English name is Andrew, which also happens to be the English name of his elder brother, Joon Ha. He is referred to as ‘Little Andrew’ to avoid confusion.

He is the youngest son of Jung Hak-Chun and Choi Jong-sook. His father is an international businessman and hence their family had to travel a lot when he was young. He has lived in Indonesia, China, Japan, France, and the Philippines. As a result, he can converse in five different languages - English, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese and Tagalog. He stated that he got inspired by Kurt Cobain and was determined to become a rock star after he watched Nirvana's MTV Unplugged Show when he was a teenager.

He couldn’t study in a regular school because of constantly shifting and that made his childhood very lonely. He took private lessons at home which also included lessons pertaining to piano and violin. 

He is also a fourth-degree black belt holder in Taekwondo. At 17, he went to the Philippines to do missionary work. He also started teaching Taekwondo and music to local children there. He went to South Korea without informing his family at the age of 19, to realize his dream. 

Jung Joon-young Career & Struggles

His musical journey began in 2008 when he was signed by ‘Led Apple’ as a vocalist. He was trained by the company, which was set to release his debut album but unfortunately, the idea was dropped due to some unresolved issues with his previous company.

In 2010, he started his own band, ‘Flower Mist’. He also started to work as a model for advertising agencies and played music in clubs.

His first major TV show was ‘Ulzzang Generation Season 5’, which he now says was a good opportunity to make mone

He auditioned for Mnet’s reality TV show, ‘Superstar K4’ as a solo artist. His voice and character impressed the judges and the audience alike. He was thus selected for the show.

His musical collaboration with Roy Kim turned out to be the best duet audition song ever. The song dominated all the music charts and won Mnet 20's Choice Hot Cover. It also won 2013's Most Popular Karaoke Song of the Year at the 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards.

He became one of the top three finalists but got eliminated in the sixth stage. He says that this show was the turning point in his music career.

He then went back to earning money through modeling and singing. He worked as a DJ and also appeared in other reality shows like ‘Happy Together’, ‘Radio Star’, ‘2 Days & 1 Night’ and ‘We Got Married: Season 4’.

He signed a music contract with CJ E&M, and released his first single ‘Spotless Mind’. His debut single managed to reach top spots on Mnet, Bugs, and Soribada within hours of its release.

On October 10th, 2013, he released his first music album, ‘1st Mini Album’ which had six tracks. The album remained among the top ten for weeks, with singles like ‘The Sense of an Ending’ and ‘Spotless Mind’ reaching second and third spot respectively on MBC’s show, ‘Music Core’.

On January 2nd, 2014, he released an OST titled ‘I’M nobody’ for ‘Pretty Man’ and it topped the Mnet and Bugs’ chart within a week of its release.

On March 12th, 2014, he released a song titled ‘Always Reds’ after collaborating with Soul Dive, a hip hop group.

On March 29th2014, he released a motivational song titled ‘Just the way you are’ which once again topped the charts of Mnet, Bugs and Olleh Music.

On June 26th, 2014, he released his second album, ‘Teenager’ which was all about encouraging adults to dream again. It reached the third place on Gaon Album Chart within a few days of its release.

He also held a music concert called ‘2014 Demo Live Tour with Jung Joon-young’ in China. Meanwhile, he also performed at KCON Los Angeles, California and did a drama concert in Japan.

In 2015, he debuted as the lead vocalist for the rock band, ‘Jung Joon Young Band’ (JJYB) which consisted of three other musicians. They released their first album, ‘Escape to Hangover’ which received positive reviews.

He also made his movie debut with romantic comedy, ‘Love Forecast’. He starred in a drama series, ‘The Lover’ which was about a musician who dates a woman 12 years older to him.

In 2016, he released his solo album, ‘Sympathy’ after collaborating with C9 Entertainment. The album was released under their music label ‘REALIVE’. JJY band was now called ‘Drug Restaurant’, and they released their second album, ‘Mistake’.

In 2017, he announced that he will release his first full album called ‘The First Person’. The album was released digitally on February 7th, 2017, with its first single named, ‘Me and You’.

On July 22nd, his comeback album with his band was officially announced. The album was called ‘Pomade’.

It was released digitally on August 4th, 2017. The first track was called ‘Drink O2 in The Water’. The band kick-started its first Europe tour in September.

On October 19, 2018, Jung announced on his Instagram that he will be officially opening a restaurant which is called 'Maison de Coréein' in Paris next year after a month of running as a pop-up restaurant.

On 12 March 2019, Jung retired from the entertainment industry, admitting to "crimes" that he had "filmed women without their consent and shared it in a chatroom". He apologized to the women he filmed, as well as his fans, and also pledged to cooperate with police.

He also made many appearances on variety shows like ‘Tent in the City’ (2010), ‘M! Countdown’ (2014), ‘Fashion King Korea 2’ (2014), ’Two Young’ (2015), ‘Laws of the Jungle’ (2015), ‘Old House New House’ (2015), ‘Mr. Baek The Homemade Food Master 2’ (2015), ‘Celebrity Bromance’ (2016), Male Friend X Female Friend’ (2017), Trip of the Beer Lovers’ and ‘My Sweet Town’ (2017).

Awards & Achievements of Jung Joon-young

In 2013, he won the Best New Male Solo Artist award and his song ‘Becoming Dust’ became the Popular Karaoke Song of the Year at the 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards. He also won the HOT Cover Music Award along with Roy Kim at Mnet’s 20 Choice.

In 2014, he earned Star of the Year Award at the MBC Entertainment Awards. He won the Best Entertainer Award for multiple varieties shows at the KBS Entertainment Awards in the same year.

He won Style in Music Award at the 16th Mnet Asian Music Awards. He also won the Best Entertainer Award (Variety) at 2014 KBS Awards.

Personal Life of Jung Joon-young

Reflecting his personal life, He was rumored to be dating his ‘We Got Married’ partner Jeong Yoo-mi, but he confessed that he isn’t good at relationships and that he prefers being single. Apart from that, no other information was disclosed yet, in the case of revealed we will let you know.

Net Worth of Jung Joon-young

As a singer and actor, he must assume a lot of money from his successful career. As of 2019, his net worth and salary are under review. In the case of the update, we will let you know. 

Jung Joon-young Body Figures

Observing his body statistics, he has a height of 184 cm and weighs 65 Kg. Similarly, he has black hair and brown eyes. His other body information has not disclosed yet. So, stay tuned for more update.