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Jessica (제시카; also know by her full name Jessica Jung) is a Korean-American singer, actress and businesswoman currently under Coridel Entertainment and United Talent Agency. She is a former member of the girl group Girls' Generation.

She made her solo debut on May 17, 2016 with the mini album With Love, J.

Early life

Jessica was born on April 18, 1989 in San Francisco, California, United States. Her younger sister is f(x) member Krystal.

While on a family trip to South Korea in 2000, Jessica and her sister were scouted by SM Entertainment. The agency offered both girls singing and dancing lessons in order to professionally train for a singing career. However, her parents only allowed Jessica to join the agency at first, as Krystal was too young at the time.[1] Jessica trained at the agency for 7 years before making her idol debut in 2007.

Career

2007–2014: Girls' Generation, Blanc & Eclare

Jessica debuted as a member of Girls' Generation on August 5, 2007 with the group's first single "Into the New World".

In August 2014, she launched her own fashion line, Blanc, which was later renamed to Blanc & Eclare.[2]

On September 30, 2014, SM Entertainment announced that Jessica had been dismissed from Girls' Generation due to scheduling conflicts.[3]

2015–present: New agency, solo career

On August 5, 2015, it was announced that Jessica would be leaving SM Entertainment following the termination of her contract.[4]

In 2016, she signed on with Coridel Entertainment.

She made her solo debut on May 17, 2016 with her first mini album With Love, J.

Personal life

Relationship

On May 16, 2016, it was announced that Jessica has been in a relationship with businessman Tyler Kwon since 2014.[5]

Discography

Korean

Mini albums

EPs

Digital singles

Special singles

Collaborations

  • "Roommate First Single 'Oppa Nappa'" ("Oppa Nappa (오빠나빠)" with Tiffany & Seohyun) (2008)
  • "Younique Album My Lifestyle" (2012)
  • "PYL Younique Volume 1" ("My Lifestyle" with Dok2) (2012)

OSTs

  • "Romance Town OST Part 2" ("Because Tears Are Overflowing") (2011)
  • "Wild Romance OST Part 2" ("How" with Kim Jin-pyo) (2012)
  • "To the Beautiful You OST ("Butterfly" with Krystal) (2012)
  • "The King's Dream OST Part 2" ("Heart Road") (2012)
  • "Dating Agency: Cyrano OST Part 4" ("The One like You") (2013)

Japanese

Digital singles

English

Mini albums

EPs

Digital singles

OSTs


Filmography

Movies

  • I AM. (2012)
  • I Love That Crazy Little Thing (2016)
  • Two Bellmen Three (2017)
  • My Other Home (2017)

Television dramas

  • Unstoppable Marriage (KBS, 2008) - cameo
  • Tae-hee, Hye-kyo, Ji-hyun! (MBC, 2009) - cameo
  • Oh! My Lady (SBS, 2010) - cameo
  • Wild Romance (KBS2, 2012)

Variety shows

  • Jessica & Krystal (OnStyle, 2014)
  • Beauty Bible (KBS, 2016)

Survival shows

Music video appearances

  • SHINee - "Sherlock (Clue + Note)" (2012)

Bibliography

Novels

  • Shine (2020)

Producing and writing credits

Artist Song Album Type
2016
Herself "Fly" (feat. Fabolous)
(Korean and English ver.)
With Love, J Writing
Composing
"Falling Crazy in Love"
(Korean and English ver.)
Writing
"Love Me the Same"
(Korean and English ver.)
Writing
Composing
"Golden Sky"
(Korean and English ver.)
"Wonderland"
(Korean and English ver.)
Wonderland
"Dancing on the Moon"
(Korean and English ver.)
"Celebrate"
(Korean and English ver.)
"World of Dreams"
(Korean and English ver.)
2017
Herself "Summer Storm" My Decade Writing
"Beautiful Mind" Writing
Composing
"Saturday Night" Writing
"Starry Night"
"Because It's Spring"
2019
Herself, Giriboy "Call Me Before You Sleep" (Korean ver.) "Call Me Before You Sleep" Writing
Herself, CrazyBoy "Call Me Before You Sleep" (Japanese ver.)

Trivia

  • She was nominated for "The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2020".[6]
  • Of the Girls' Generation members, she trained the longest; she trained for seven years.

Gallery

Main article: Jessica/Gallery

References

Official links

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