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Kim Jae Joong (김재중; also known mononymously as Jaejoong and as J-Jun in Japan) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, composer, actor, director, and designer. He is a member of the boy group JYJ and a former member of TVXQ!.

He made his solo debut on January 17, 2013 with the mini album I.

Early life

Kim Jae Joong was born Han Jae-joon. His real birthday, as revealed by his birth mother, is February 4, 1986. At a young age, he was given up for adoption by his biological mother to the Kim family, and his name was legally changed to Kim Jae-joong.[1] He acknowledges January 26, 1986 as his official date of birth.

Career

2003–2010: TVXQ!, lawsuit

Kim Jae Joong originally debuted as a member of TVXQ! with the group's first live performance of the song "Hug". The song was later released as a single album on January 15, 2004.

On July 31 2009, Kim Jae Joong, alongside Junsu and Yoochun, filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment, citing excessively long contracts, unauthorized schedules, and unfair profit distribution.[2] In October, the Seoul Central District Court granted the three members a contract injunction. Despite the injunction, however, the three members continued with TVXQ! activities in Japan under their Japanese label Avex Trax. TVXQ! performed as a five-member group for the final time on December 31 at the 60th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen.[3]

On March 24, 2010, TVXQ! released their final Japanese single as a five-member group: "Toki o Tomete".

2010: Formation of JYJ

On April 14, 2010, Avex Trax announced the formation of JYJ, which would include Kim Jae Joong, Junsu, and Yoochun.[4] The trio officially debuted on September 8 with their first mini album The....

2013: Solo debut

Kim Jae Joong made his solo debut on January 17, 2013 with his first mini album I.

Personal life

Military service

He enlisted into the military as an active duty soldier on March 31, 2015.[5] On December 29, 2016, he was officially discharged.[6]

Discography

Korean

Studio albums

  • WWW (2013)
    • WWW 화장을 지우다 (repackage) (2013)
  • No.X (2016)

Mini albums

Digital singles

  • "One Kiss" (2013)
  • "Shiny Day" (2013)
  • "Butterfly" (2013)
  • "You Know What?" (2016)

OSTs

  • "A Millionaire's First Love OST" (2006)
  • "Sungkyunkwan Scandal OST" (2010)
  • "Protect the Boss OST Part.3" (2011)
  • "Dr. Jin OST Part.1" (2012)
  • "Triangle OST Part.2" (2014)
  • "Private Life OST Part.5" (2020)
  • "Mr. Heart OST" (불러봐도) (2020)

Japanese

Studio albums

Cover albums

Singles

Collaborations

  • "Colors ~Melody and Harmony~ / Shelter" (with Park Yu Chun) (2009)

OSTs

  • "Noblesse OST" (Breaking Dawn) (2020)


Filmography

Movies

Dramas

Producing and writing credits

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[7]

2000s

Artist Song Album Type
2008
TVXQ! "As We Kissed, Goodbye" T Writing,

composing

"Don't Cry My Lover" Mirotic Composing
2009
TVXQ! "Don't Forget" The Secret Code Writing,

composing

"9095"
"9096" (Hidden Track) Composing,

arranging

Himself, Yoochun "Colors (Melody and Harmony)" "Colors ~Melody and Harmony~ / Shelter" Writing,

arranging

"Shelter"

2010s

Artist Song Album Type
2010
JYJ "Still in Love" The Beginning Composing
2011
JYJ "Nine" Their Rooms Writing,

composing

"Pierrot"
"I.D.S (I Deal Scenario)"
Himself "I'll Protect You" Protect the Boss OST
JYJ "Get Out" In Heaven
"In Heaven"
"Boy's Letter" Writing
2012
XIA "No Gain" Tarantallegra Writing,

composing

Himself "Living Like a Dream" Dr. Jin OST Writing
Baek Sung Heon "Until the Sun Rises" Until the Sun Rises Writing,

composing

Himself "Stay" Codename: Jackal OST
2013
Himself "One Kiss" I Writing
"Mine"
"My Only Comfort" Writing,

composing

"All Alone"
"Kiss B" (feat. Flowsik) Y
"Only Love" (feat. Flowsik)
M.Pire "On My Mind" New Born
Himself "Brighter" WWW Writing
"Don't Walk Away" (feat. Yong Junhyung)
"Just Another Girl"
"Butterfly"
"Rotten Love" Writing,

composing

"Let the Rhythm Flow" Writing
"I Said I'm Sorry" Writing,

composing

"9+1#"
"Modem Beat" Writing
"Paradise" Writing,

composing

2014
Himself "Heaven" (feat. Spider) WWW Hwajangeul Jiuda Writing
"Makeup"
"But I" Triangle OST
"Cioncidence"
JYJ "Let Me See" Just Us
"Baboboy"
"Dear J"
"Creation"
2015
Himself "Good Morning Night" No.X Writing
"Love You to Death"
"Good Luck" Writing,

composing

"Blaming You"
"Breathing" Writing
"All That Glitters"
"Meeting Again, Will Meet Again, But..."
"You Know What?"
"Run Away"

2020s

Artist Song Album Type
2020
Himself "Life Support" Love Song Writing

Gallery

References

Official links

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