Jung Ji-hoon (Rain) Biography
Jung Ji-hoon (Rain) Biography
Jung Ji-hoon (Rain) Biography
Jung Ji-hoon (Rain) Biography
Jung Ji-hoon (Rain) Biography
Jung Ji-hoon (Rain) Biography
Jung Ji-hoon (Rain) Biography

Jung Ji-hoon (Rain) Biography

Rain - Jung Ji-hoon

Born: June 25, 1982

Occupation: Singer | Songwriter | Dancer | Record producer | Actor

Instrument: Vocals | Piano | Guitar

Jung Ji-hoon, better known by his stage name Rain, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and record producer.

Rain's musical career includes seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese), 28 singles and numerous concert tours around the world. He achieved breakthrough success with his third Korean album, It's Raining (2004), which spawned the number one single of the same name. The album sold a million copies in Asia, and established Rain as an international star.

Rain made his acting debut in the 2003 drama Sang Doo! Let's Go To School. His lead role in the pan-Asia hit drama Full House (2004) established his status as a Hallyu star. In 2008, Rain made his Hollywood debut in the film Speed Racer and starred in Ninja Assassin (2009), the latter of which made him the first Korean to win an MTV award.

Rain had set up his own company twice, the first being J. Tune Entertainment in 2007, and R.A.I.N. Company in 2015.

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Personal life of Rain

Military Service

Rain fulfilled his mandatory military service from October 2011 until July 2013. He was named the top marksman of the 5th Infantry Division boot camp, and was chosen as the assistant instructor. Hew as appointed promotional ambassador by the Military Manpower Administration, and appeared in a documentary about the defense industry entitled "Defense Report 2012".

Marriage & Children

In January 2013, Rain confirmed that he was dating actress Kim Tae-hee. In 2014, he was baptised with the name Micheal as a Catholic, the same religion as his wife. The couple married on January 19, 2017, after five years of dating. On October 25, 2017, Kim gave birth to their first child. She gave birth to their second child on September 19, 2019.

Music career of Rain

Rain, aged 16, debuted as a member of a boy band named Fanclub (팬클럽). Despite releasing two albums, the group failed to be commercially successful.

In 2002, Jung debuted as a solo singer with his first solo album titled Bad Guy where he was introduced to the media through his stage name, Rain. Two singles were released from the album - the eponymous title track "Bad Guy" and "Handshake". Following the success of his debut, Rain released his second album, How to Avoid the Sun[a] with the lead single "Ways to Avoid the Sun". From 2002 to 2003, he became a host for KBS's Music Bank.

Rain then released his third album, It's Raining, which topped music charts in Korea as well as throughout Asia. To promote the release, Rain then embarked on his first tour, Rainy Day 2005 Tour, which spanned a total of 14 concerts in 8 countries. The album went on to sell over a million copies in Asia, cementing Rain's position as one of the region's top musical acts.

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