Krystal (크리스탈; also known by her full name Krystal Jung) is a Korean-American singer and actress under H& Entertainment. She is a former member of the girl group f(x) and the project ballad group S.M. THE BALLAD.

Early life

Krystal was born on October 24, 1994 in San Francisco, California, United States. Her older sister is former Girls' Generation member Jessica.

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

Career

Pre-debut

In 2006, Krystal's parents finally allowed her to join SM Entertainment. She trained for 3 years before making her idol debut in 2009.[1]

2009: Debut with f(x)

She debuted as a member of f(x) on September 5, 2009 with the group's first digital single "La Cha Ta".

On August 18, 2020, it was reported that Krystal had left SM Entertainment, with her being in contact with acting agencies but she has yet to sign a contract.[2] It was later revealed by a SM Entertainment representative that her contract with the agency expires at the end of August and they are currently in discussions of a renewal.[3]

2020: New agency

On October 12, it was confirmed by H& Entertainment that Krystal had signed on with the agency after deciding not to renew her contract with SM Entertainment.[4]

Personal life

Education

She attended Korea Kent Foreign School. She graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School in February 2013, where she honored an achievement award.[5] She attended Sungkyunkwan University, where she majored in Theater.

Relationship

On April 1, 2016, local news source Dispatch reported that she and Kai of EXO were dating and it was confirmed by SM Entertainment on the same day.[6]

On June 1, 2017, SM reported that the couple have broken up due to busy schedules.[7]

Discography

Korean

Digital Singles 

  • Melody Project Part II – Moderato (2010)

Collaborations 

OSTs

  • "Invincible Lee Pyung Kang OST Part 3" ("Hard but Easy" with Luna) (2009)
  • "God of Study OST Part 2" ("Spread Its Wings" with Luna and Amber) (2010)
  • "Cinderella's Sister OST" ("Calling Out" with Luna) (2010)
  • "Sign OST" ("Because of Me") (2011)
  • "Sunday Night – Enjoy Today OST" ("Grumbling" with Leeteuk) (2011)
  • "To the Beautiful You OST" ("Butterfly" with Jessica) (2012)
  • "My Lovely Girl OST" ("All Of A Sudden") (2014)

English

OSTs

Filmography

Dramas

Variety shows

  • Jessica & Krystal (OnStyle, 2014)

Gallery

Main article: Krystal/Gallery

References

Official links

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