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Lee Jaijin
South Korean singer

Lee Jaijin

Lee Jaijin
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro South Korean singer
Is Painter Singer
From South Korea
Field Arts Music
Gender male
Birth 18 July 1979, Saha District, Busan, South Korea
Age 42 years
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Biography

Lee Jai-jin (Korean:이재진, born July 13, 1979) is a South Korean singer and dancer. Jai-jin is the sub rapper and main dancer of the South Korean boy group Sechs Kies, and served as the group's choreographer. Sechs Kies disbanded in 2000 but made a long-awaited reunion on 'ToToGa 2' special of 'Infinite Challenge' and signed with YG Entertainment in 2016.

Career

Sechs Kies

He and Kim Jae-duck formed a dance crew called ‘’Quicksilver’’ in their hometown of Busan and had submitted an audition tape to Daesung Entertainment. It was revealed later that Kang Sung-hun, who had watched the audition tape, chose him as a member for his superior dancing skill and good looks.

Lee Jai-jin debuted as a Sechs Kies member under Daesung Entertainment in 1997. Along with Kim Jae-duck, he created the choreography for most of Sechs Kies' music videos. Since he was timid, he spoke less in the TV programs. Sechs Kies achieved great success and became an icon of the 1990's Korean idol groups. However, Sechs Kies suddenly disbanded in 2000 after finishing their fourth album promotion.

Solo

After Sechs Kies disbanded, Jai-jin was the third member from Sechs Kies to begin a solo career. He released his first album, entitled S.Wing with a hit song Double J in 2001. He released the following album, 002 J2 with a title song Go back in 2003. However, it failed to see a great success compared to when he was performing as Sechs Kies. After 3 years of hiatus, he subsequently released his third album, entitled It's New with the hit song Charge in 2005. In 2006, Jaijin entered the military and stopped his solo career.

After being released from the army, Jai-jin decided to leave the entertainment industry and study drawing in Japan. In 2011, Jaijin participated in BigBang's Special Edition album, drawing illustrations for five members. In 2013, Jai-jin cooperated with his brother-in-law to open a new restaurant, School Food, in YG Entertainment-owned building. In 2015-2016, he participated in group exhibitions, 상상연대 2 (Imagination Alliance 2) and 상상연대 3 (Imagination Alliance 3), in GALERIE GAIA under his pseudonym 한조(hanzo).

Reunite as Sechs Kies

In 2016, Sechs Kies signed with YG Entertainment after reunion on Infinite Challenge, except for Ko Ji-yong. Also, Jai-jin has signed a solo contract with YG Entertainment.

SechsKies held a comeback concert on September 10 and 11 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena and all 20,000 tickets for the concert sold out in only 5 minutes. On October 7, Sechs Kies released their new digital single "Three Words " after 16 years. The single topped all 8 major Korean music charts shortly after release. It also ranked high in Asian music charts and iTunes charts in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and others.

On August 19, Jai-jin joined SBS's variety show 'Flower Crew' with Eun Ji-won because of funny and frank performance in Infinite Challenge. However, they left Flower Crew to focus on group promotions.

On November 23, YG announced that SechsKies' new album will be released on December 1, 2016. The new album "2016 Re-ALBUM" contains 10 past hit songs of SechsKies that were rearranged and remastered by YG producers, and is prepared a special gift for fans.

SechsKies continued the Yellow Note concert tour on December 10 in Daegu and on December 24–25 in Busan. On October 31, all SechsKies tour concert seats for December were sold out within a few minutes.

On December 16, YG announced SechsKies is to hold a "Yellow Note Final in Seoul" concert on January 21 and 22 at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium. On December 22, all 13,000 tickets were sold out within three minutes.

Personal life

Family

Jai-jin's father died in 2006 due to pancreatic cancer, and his mother died in 2008.

In March 2010, Jai-jin's sister, Lee Eun-ju (former SWi.T member), married Yang Hyun-suk, founder of YG Entertainment. Eun-ju gave birth to a daughter in August 2010 and Jaijin looked after her.

Yang Hyunsuk, the founder of YG Entertainment (also the company Jai-jin signed with) is Jai-jin's brother in law.

Military

In 2006, he worked in a game development company as a skilled industry personnel to fulfill his military duty but this was later cancelled by the Military Manpower Administration on the grounds of working in web design rather than designated fields, such as information processing or game software development. He went to court to appeal this decision but lost. As a result, Jaijin entered the military again on August 25, 2008. While serving, he was treated for psychiatric issues because of parents' death. He was granted a short vacation from duty on March 2, 2009. He was supposed to return on March 6, 2009, but he never reported back and cut off all contact with family and friends.

On April 8, 2009, he was found by military police investigators in a Daegu motel which is located at the hometown of his parent. In June 2009, he was sentenced to two years of probation. After the trial, he was sent back to his unit and had to serve extra days to remedy for the period he went missing. On August 10, 2010, he was released from the army.

Discography

Albums

Album #Album informationList
1stFirst Album《S.Wing
  • Issue date:2001/11/19
  • language:Korean language
2ndSecond Album《002 J2
  • Issue date:2003/4/8
  • language:Korean language
3rdThird Album《It's New!
  • Issue date:2005/3/30
  • language:Korean language

VCD

VCD #VCD informationList
1st1st..Concert (실황라이브 콘서트) -VCD
  • Issue date:2002/10
  • language:Korean language

Others

  • Lotus world(연꽃세상)with 이화수 (2002)
  • Again(Metal Slug 4 Main Thema)(2002)

Music credits

Artist(s)Song Information
SECHSKIES
  • "Rigoletto (여자의 마음)" - Com` Back
Lee Jai-jin
  • "In The Name Of Love (사랑이란 이름으로)" - S.Wing
  • "Love Step" - 002 J2
  • "Profile" - 002 J2
The Glam
  • "6" - The Glam
  • "Made In U.S.A." - The Glam
  • "Wild Flower" - The Glam
  • "Rose" - The Glam
Airbag
  • "Poetree (열대야)" - Contact Us
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  • "Please (부디)" - Spy Girl OST (그녀를 모르면 간첩 OST)
  • "Reunion (재회)" - Spy Girl OST (그녀를 모르면 간첩 OST)
  • "Prologue" - Spy Girl OST (그녀를 모르면 간첩 OST)
  • "Happy Birthday (생일 축하합니다)" - Spy Girl OST (그녀를 모르면 간첩 OST)
  • "신얼짱 계순" - Spy Girl OST (그녀를 모르면 간첩 OST)
  • "골목길" - Spy Girl OST (그녀를 모르면 간첩 OST)
  • "진아의 등장" - Spy Girl OST (그녀를 모르면 간첩 OST)
  • "Love Theme" - Spy Girl OST (그녀를 모르면 간첩 OST)
  • "Taking Pictures (사진 찍기)" - Spy Girl OST (그녀를 모르면 간첩 OST)
  • "Spy Girl (여간첩 계순)" - Spy Girl OST (그녀를 모르면 간첩 OST)
  • "Hidden Story (숨겨온 이야기)" - Spy Girl OST (그녀를 모르면 간첩 OST)
  • "Girlfriend (여자친구)" - Spy Girl OST (그녀를 모르면 간첩 OST)

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Filmography

Film

YearTitleRole
1998Seventeen: The Movie

Variety Shows

YearNetworkTitle
2016MBCInfinite Challenge - Episode 476, 477, 478
MBCRadio Star - Episode 480, 503
KBSYou Hee-yeol's Sketchbook - Episode 323
SBSFantastic Duo - Episode 9, 10
SBSFlower Crew - Episode 1-12
SBSRunning Man - Episode 326
MBC Every1Weekly Idol - Episode 280, 281
2017SBSFlower Crew - Episode 27, 28
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