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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. 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 in April 18, 1989 in San Francisco, California, United States. Her younger sister is former 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

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)

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)

Producing and writing credits

Year Artist Song Album Type
2016 Herself "Fly" (feat. Fabolous) With Love, J Writing, composing
"Falling Crazy in Love" Writing
"Love Me the Same" Writing, composing
"Golden Sky"
"Wonderland" Wonderland
"Dancing on the Moon"
"Celebrate"
"World of Dreams"
2017 "Summer Storm" My Decade Writing
"Beautiful Mind" Writing, composing
"Saturday Night" Writing
"Starry Night"
"Because It's Spring"

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

References

Official links

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