Hong Jin Young Facts
- Ex-Project Group Sister’s Slam Dunk
- Ex-K-Pop Group: SWAN.
- Education: Chosun University (Commerce).
- Hobbies: Music, singing, listening to music and exercise.
- Debut: 2009.
- She is a former trainee at DSP Media Ent.
- She is known as the goddess of trot (Korean folk music).
- Her contract with Core Contents Media (now MBK Entertainment) ended in October 2012 and she decided to try a different agency, signing with KeyEast’s music subsidiary Music K Entertainment.
- She was married for one year in We Got Marriedwith the actor Nam Goong Min.
- On March 1, 2018, she opened a personal YouTube channel called 쌈바홍 (Sambahong) where she uploads videos of her makeup routine, games, tasting sweets, among other content.
- In early November 2020 a former professor and PhD discovered that her postdoctoral thesis had been plagiarized by Hong Jin Young and made her accusation public, initially the singer denied everything, but Chosun University opened an investigation and discovered that Hong Jin Young’s thesis was 99% the same as the professor’s (Usually plagiarism is considered plagiarism with 74% similarity). On December 17, 2020 the singer admitted that she plagiarized the thesis and publicly apologized in an official statement:”Hello, I am Hong Jin Young. I know it’s too late and there’s no turning back, but I picked up my pen because I wanted to sincerely apologize and ask for forgiveness. On the day of my comeback with a new song, an article about plagiarism hit the headlines. I was so afraid of what to say and my mind went blank. I don’t think I could give up my greed until then. As soon as I recognized that it was plagiarism, I was so scared that I would never go on stage again. I was trying to rationalize myself by saying, ‘The professor said there was no problem’ and ‘I’m not going to give a lecture with my degree.’ Because I was afraid that everything I had worked for so far in life would be seen as a lie. I thought if I gave up my degree, I would be forgiven. I thought they would let it go. That’s why I used the word ‘customized.’ I’m not sure, but maybe I was just looking for a way out. If I make a mistake, I should apologize and be scolded, but I was just busy making excuses on “On December 23, 2020, Chosun University announced that it had initiated proceedings to cancel Hong Jin Young’s professional degree for plagiarism of her thesis.
Hong Jin Young Collaborations
- Hong Jin Young & DIA & Kim Yon Ja – You Are My Flower (2017)
- Hong Jin Young & Kim Young Chul – Ring Ring (2017).
- Trot X-TD Collabo (Yoo Se Yoon & Hong Jin Young) – Itaewon Battery (2014)
Hong Jin Young Drama
- Dae Jang Geum is Watching (MBC, 2018) Cameo
- My Secret Hotel (tvN, 2014) cameo ep. 7 and 8
- Lights and Shadows (MBC, 2011)
- Yeon Gae Somun (SBS, 2006)
Hong Jin Young Films
- Sexy Teacher (2006)
Hong Jin Young Awards
Hong Jin Young TV Programs
- Running Man (SBS, 2020) Ep. 499
- My Little Old Boy (SBS, 2018)
- Knowing Bros (JTBC, 2017) Ep. 95
- Fantastic Duo2 (2017) Ep.13
- Running Man (SBS, 2017) Ep.356-357 (2018) Ep. 391 – TBA
- Golden Tamborine (Mnet, 2017) Ep. 9
- Sister’s Slam Dunk 2 (KBS2, 2017)
- Knowing Bros (JTBC, 2016) Ep. 17
- Running Man (SBS, 2015) Ep. 266
- Weekly Idol (2015)
- Roommate (SBS, 2014) Ep 8, season 2)
- Running Man (SBS, 2014) Ep 205, 221
- We Got Married Season 4 (MBC, 2014) with Nam GoongMin
- 로맨스가 필요해 (We Need Romance) (tvN, 2014).
- X Trot (Mnet, 2014)
- Fox? (TV Chosun, 2014)
- Kim Ji Yoon Sweet 19 (tvN, 2013)
- Shin Dong Yup and Ranking Women (QTV, 2013)
- Immortal Songs 2 (KBS2, 2013)
- Sang Sang Plus (KBS1, 2011)
- Honey Pot (MBC, 2010)
- Saturday Challenges (KBS2, 2009-2010)
- Cider (KBS, 2008)
Hong Jin Young TV Drama’s
- The Day You Come subject for Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (2019-2020)
- Like Love theme for All About My Mom (2015)
- Give Me Back My Youth (feat. Outsider) theme for Mr. Back (2014)
- What’s Wrong With My Age theme for Glorious Day (2014)
- Loves Me, Loves Me Not theme for Fabricated City (2017)
Hong Jin Young Music Videos
- Kim Jo Han – Y.O.U (2016).