Date of Birth: 1978/03/25
Debut: “Choice” (1st album , 1999
Education: Jin-Sun Girl’s Junior High, Eun-Gwang Girl’s High School, Paekche Art College
Physique: 168cm, 46kg
Place of Birth: Seoul, Korea
Hobbies: roller blading, movies
Summer of 1999, Baek Ji-young, a sexy dancer with a husky voice, released her first album. The album, including the title song “Choice,” was in a Latin beat, which was fairly new for the Korean audience. However, the combination of Baek Ji-young’s sexy and passionate salsa dance and the plaintive melody of the song “Choice” was more than enough to grab the Korean music listeners’ attention.
The following year, Baek released her second album, and with the songs such as “Dash” and “Sad Salsa,” Baek Ji-young successfully became a major musician of Korea. Her singing skills, going up till the fourth octave and the cute look made it impossible for the Koreans not to like.
However, in November of the same year her second album was released (and when she was on the zenith of her popularity), she was involved in a sex video scandal and was banned from major broadcast stations.
Despite the hard times, Baek made a come-back with her third and fourth album (2001) and (2003), but only through cable television and radio. However, the title song “Fall” and “Smile” were loved by her fans, and they were waiting to be able to see Baek Ji-young again in regular television programs.
In addition, during the long recess between the second and third album, she released her second album in Taiwan, and sold nearly 30 thousand discs, making a great success internationally. Since the release of her 4th album, a collection of Baek’s new songs weren’t produced until 3 years later. In 2006, Baek Ji-young came back with a new album entitled “Smile Again.” The title song of the album, “I Won’t Fall in Love Again” gained great popularity putting Baek on top of the local charts again after a long time. Baek’s 5th album “Smile Again” took more than 2 year to produce. Prior to the production of the album, more than 50 songs were recorded. The total length of the recordings amounted to more than 1 thousand hours. The best 13 songs were chosen among the 50 songs to be listed in the album. Until her 4th album, Baek focused more on upbeat dance music, but in her 5th album, she displayed her talent in various genres of pop music including lyrical ballads, dance numbers also with some re-made versions of hit songs by other singers.
Sorrow (1st album, 1999): Choice Small Wish Burden
Rouge (2nd album, 2000): Sad Salsa Dash Don’t Ask
Special 1+2 (2000): Dash Choice/ Burden
Tres (3rd album, 2001): Fall Emotion/ Thought of you
Smile (4th album, 2003): Smile Betrayal Deep
Ultimate Best (2 disc special best album, 2003)
Smile Again (5th album, 2006) : I Won’t Fall in Love Again, Ez Do Dance, Woo Ah, Festival, Nail, I Love You, Ironic
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