He debuted as a soloist on April 26, 2019 with the single "Hard To Say Goodbye".
2017: Produce 101 Season 2, Wanna One
In 2017, he became a contestant on the second season of Mnet's reality survival show Produce 101, as a trainee representing his agency, C9 Entertainment. He finished the the reality in 10th place, thus becaming a member of the boy group Wanna One. The group debuted on August 7, 2017 with their first mini album 1X1=1 (To Be One).
2019: Wanna One's disbandment, solo debut, CIX
On January 27, 2019, Wanna One officially disbanded after their last concert, titled Therefore.
On April 26, 2019, Jinyoung officially debuted as a soloist, with the single "Hard To Say Goodbye".
- "Hard To Say Goodbye" (2019)
- Produce 101 Season 2 (Mnet, 2017) - contestant
Music video appearances
- I'M MEME (with Park Jihoon) (2019)
- He is a fan of former I.O.I and PRISTIN's member, Kyulkyung.
- He is allergic to shrimp.
- Whenever his nervous or taken aback, he would sometimes mispronounce some words.
- Him and AB6IX's Lee Dae Hwi became best friends during the show, they even went to COEX Mall together for a vacation.
- In an interview, Daehwi described that to him, Jinyoung is "Not quite love~ closer than friendship~ Joking! But he is a hyung that I cannot live without. He's quite chic and cold to others but he is only nice to me, he has that charm".
- He was the only 2000 liner in Produce 101 Season 2.
- He was exposed by Daehwi to wear insoles in his shoes.
- He received the nickname "Deep Dark" due to his mysterious aura and visuals.
- During the broadcast of Produce 101 Season 2, he was noted to always have his head down.
- But recently, the trainees and the teachers noted that he seemed brighter and his confidence seems to be rising, this was more prominent when he asked if he can bite fellow Wanna One member Jihoon and actually proceeded to do it.
- His MBTI personality type is ESFP.
- He graduated from Lila Art High School on February 12, 2019.