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sweetsorrow18

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Posted: 17 May 2007 at 9:23pm | IP Logged

*hey everyone...every 2 weeks i will be posting a new star that will be in the spotlight for those of you to get more familiar with popular asian actors and singers*
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This week's spotlight on a star is non other than the dashing Bi aka.Rain!


Profile
Name / Jung, Ji-Hoon

DOB / June 25, 1982

Physical Traits / 184Cm, 75Kg, O TYPE

Education / Kyung Hee University Post Modern Music Department

Nickname / Dog(collie)

Hobbies / watching movies, listening to music,
shoes and apparel collection

Special Talent / everything about acting& dance

favorite actor / Charlie Chaplin & Han Seok-kyu

favorite musician / Michael Jackson., Janet Jackson, Usher


Biography

Rain became interested in R&B and Hiphop dancing when he was in 6th grade. As a teenager, he was a member of a boyband called Fanclub. The group was short-lived, and soon disbanded. After the group broke up, Rain was still keen to continue his dancing career and entered many different auditions. Despite his talent, the singer was rejected at several auditions because his eyes were too small. In a CNN interview, he recalled one incident where he was told, "Your dancing is great, but we're rejecting you because you don't have double eyelids"Finally, Rain entered an audition for a Korean entertainment company, JYP Entertainment. Park Jin Young, JYP's CEO, became interested in the entertainer and took him under his wing. During the early years of training, Rain was a backdancer for both Park Ji Yoon and Park Jin Young, who is also known as JY Park

Finally, in 2002 he debuted with the album Rain, where he was introduced to the media through his stage or commercial name, Rain. In the album, a similarly-named single Bad Guy was a big hit. After his first album, he took time off from his career as a singer to star in the drama series, Sang Doo! Let's Go To School. Following the success of his debut as singer and actor, Rain released his second album How to Avoid The Sun, and had another hit with the title song "Ways to Avoid the Sun."

In 2004, he starred in another successful drama called "Full House", which was one of the highest-rated Korean dramas of all time with ratings of over 30% for every episode. It was broadcasted in many other countries including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, China and Japan. Through Full House, Rain was recognised across Asia. His performance in the drama also won him the Best Actor Award at the KBS Acting Awards.

As a Singer


As an Actor
10. KBS Drama "a love to kill"
12. KBS actors award - Best couple Award
- actor Award
- Male Artist Award
7. KBS mini series "Full House"
9. KBS mini series "Sang Du, let's go to school"
- KBS New actor Award
- KBS New actor Netizen Award
As a Model

[2002-] SK Telecom, Nate (Korea)
[2005] DOHC Clothing Line (Korea)
[2005] Pantech Mobile Phone (China)
[2006] DHC Cosmetics Career (Hong Kong, China, Taiwan)
[2006] Pepsi (Hong Kong, China, Taiwan)
[2006] BMW (Korea)
[2006] Giordano (Korea)
[2006] XTM (Korea)
[2006] LG X-Note (Korea)
[2006] Daewon Cantaville (APT) (Korea)
[2006] KB Star Card (Korea)
[2006] Dutch Mill (Thailand)
[2006] Today's Tea (Korea)
[2007] O Hui for Man (Korea)
[2007] Nikon (Korea)
[2007] Giordano (Korea)

Awards

Years

2002
    KBS Award
    M.NET Male Artist Award
    KMTV New Male artist
    MBC Top 10 Artist Award
    New Artist Golden Disc Award
  • SBS New Male Performer of the Year Award
2003
    M.NET Male Artist Award
    KMTV Male Artist Award
    MBC Top 10 Artist Award
    KBS Male Artist Award
    SBS Male Performer of the Year Award
  • KBS Rookie, Popularity, Best couple, Netizen actor Award of the Year
2004
    KBS Best Actor Award
    MBC Top 10 Artist Award
    KBS Artist of the Year
    SBS Male Performer of the Year Award
  • Popularity Award of TV Part (The Bak Sang Arts Grand Award)
2005
    MTV Asia Awards: Favorite Artist Korea
    MTV Korea Channel [V] Best Single Award
    MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Buzz Asia Award
    MTV China-CCTV Mandarin Music Honors Award
    Best Star
  • KBS Drama "Love To Kill" or " "
2006
    Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People Who Shape the World Award
    M.NET Male Artist Award
    Asia TV Awards: Best Movie Style [A Love to Kill]
    MKMF Mnet: Best Solo Male Artist
  • SBS Gayo Daejun 2006: Bonsang
2007
    MTV Asia's "Artist of the Month" [January]
    59th Berlin Film Festival: Alfred Bauer Prize for "I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK"
  • 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actor for "I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK"
  • Listed in People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in May 2007 Issue.
My Top Picks

Nan
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UQKGX2E0

Still Believe ft.Jyp
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J34IKEM0

Man Up ft Omarion
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YGOGCKGI

I Do
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1RJCL5PW

Oh yeah ft.Al
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R3KBP4K4

One Step
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TMWP9XVC


Video Clips

MBC Top 10 Singer Award Performance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5FSPlxCYHI
(personally my fav video, do check this one out!)

CNN Interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwHvs86gFLA

Tour of Rain Apartment on a Self Cam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VizspMw5QPk
(no subs, but its the eye candy!)

Still Believe MV (top picks!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF9zDCinTdU&mode=related& amp; amp;search=


*pm me if you would like to see your fav star in the spotlight!*
Khush ^_^


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tiki5434

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Posted: 17 May 2007 at 10:36pm | IP Logged

didi.. you have NO idea how much i love you for doing this!!! Big smileBig smileBig smile
rain looks SOOO hott in those pictures!!! aaah be still my beating heart haha XD

*downloading songs like crazy*

sweetsorrow18

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Posted: 17 May 2007 at 10:43pm | IP Logged
awww tikz lol...ill upload some more songs later....Smile

tiki5434

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Posted: 17 May 2007 at 10:46pm | IP Logged

YAYY!!! thank youuu!!! Big smile

where's my PM? Tongue

Jia

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Posted: 18 May 2007 at 5:41pm | IP Logged
sometimes it just looks like its us three in this sectionROFL

and i love this post!! i will chk those songs out, and all the links and post in detail later!! the pics are amazinggggggg, maaannnnnnn, bi's not taken na?? TIKI dont put ur eyes on him....i'll add one more to my kitty! LOL LOL

tiki5434

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Posted: 18 May 2007 at 6:08pm | IP Logged

hahahahaah LOL now that you mention it kp di... *claims bi* he's mine! BWAHAHAAHAHAH


oh how i love doing this.. LOL

Jia

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Posted: 19 May 2007 at 4:07pm | IP Logged
oh shush, u know i wont give him back now LOL

acha so i just saw the CNN interview....mannnn he keeps saying "i did this...i was the first" i mean he is honest but very bluntly honest. he said he was teh first to sing and be an actor. isn't YEH also a singer? se7en is also one...but i guess he started the trend then?Confused

I like his hairstyle in this interview more than in full house. what do u guyz think?

sweetsorrow18

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Posted: 19 May 2007 at 11:14pm | IP Logged
@ khairu : haha yeah i somtimes feel like its us three! lol....but i like the way rain's hair is in the pics i posted...i dont like it super short like it was in the music video for sad tangoConfused

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