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JiU (지유) is a South Korean singer under Dreamcatcher Company. She is the leader of the girl group Dreamcatcher and a former member of MINX.

Career

2014–2016: MINX

On September 18, 2014, she debuted as a member of MINX, with the group's first single "Why Did You Come To My Home?".

On November 29, 2016, Happyface Entertainment announced that MINX would re-debut under the name Dreamcatcher with the addition of two members.[1]

2017: Debut with Dreamcatcher, MIXNINE

Dreamcatcher officially debuted on January 13, 2017 with their first single album "Nightmare".

In October, JiU, alongside fellow members Siyeon, Yoohyeon, and Dami, became contestants on the survival show MIXNINE. However, on December 10, it was announced that all four members would be leaving the show.[2]

Filmography

Web dramas

  • Horror Long Story (Naver TV Cast, 2016) - cameo

Reality shows

  • MIXNINE (JTBC, 2017–2018) - contestant

Producing and writing credits

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[3]
Artist Song Album Type
2020
Dreamcatcher "Black or White" Dystopia : The Tree of Language Writing
"Jazz Bar"
"Dear" Dystopia : Lose Myself Writing, composing, arranging
2021
Dreamcatcher "4 Memory" Dystopia : Road to Utopia Writing, composing
"Alldaylong" Summer Holiday

Trivia

  • During Dreamcatcher's Nightmare Series, each member represented a specific nightmare or fear. JiU's representative fear was the fear of being chased.[4]
  • Her nicknames are Pink Princess and Jyu Leader.[5][6]
  • Her favorite foods are gimbap, bananas, pineapples, and coconut milk.[5]
  • Her role models are her parents and Lee Hyori.[6][5]
  • She is one of the members who eats the most.[7]
  • She is a fan of Baby Metal.[7]
  • She is a big fan of "all girl groups" and if given the chance, she would "want to team up with all girl groups at once."[7]

Gallery

Main article: JiU (Dreamcatcher)/Gallery

References

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