Rain (SSAK3)

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Member of: SSAK3

Real name: 정지훈 / Jung Ji Hoon

Stage name: 비 (Bi)  / Rain

Gender: Male

Age: 40 years

Date of birth: June 25, 1982

Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

Height: 185 cm

Weight: 74 kg

Bloodtype: O

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Chinese Zodiac Sign: Dog

Rain Profile

About Rain

Rain (SSAK3) Facts

  • Kpop group: SSAK3
    • Position: Vocalist.
  • Fanclub: Cloud
  • Fanclub color: Gray
  • Education: Kyung Hee University (Department of Post Modern Music)
  • Religion: Catholicism (Baptismal Name: Michael)
  • Languages: Korean, English, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
  • Models to follow: Kang Ta Van Ness Wu, Han Geng
  • Ex-agencies:
  • Former kpop group: Fan Club
  • He has been working with 3LWand other famous American celebrities, which would turn out to be its official debut in the United States in 2007.
  • After the end of his last Tour, Rain’s Coming Tour, in June 2007, he also terminated his contract with JYP Entertainment.
  • After finishing with JYP Entertainment, he created his own company J.Tune Entertainment, formerly known as Rainy Entertainment, and in turn signed with the agency William Morris for his international debut.
  • He has sponsored 3 groups, both in dance and in singing, these are 2PM, Wonder Girls and MBLAQ.
  • Rain made history in the MTV Movie Awards 2010 by becoming the first Korean to win at the festival and the third Asian to win an MMA award after Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu.
  • He entered military service on October 11, 2011, performing his last concerts “The Best Show” in Seoul on September 24 and 25 of the same year, respectively.
  • In January 2013 it was confirmed that he was romantically involved with the actress Kim Tae Hee since September 2012.
  • He made his first appearance in Thailand-Bangkok on August 24, 2013, after completing his compulsory military service.
  • He composed a special song for his late mother called “Dear Mama Don’t Cry”.
  • On January 2, 2014 Rain releases his new album “Rain Effect” reaching No. 1 in sales, No. 1 in the weekly chart of Hanteo, Geon and Synnara and leads at No. 1 in search charts such as Naver and Daum
  • He received his Catholic baptism in a cathedral in Gyeonggi-do and his godfather was veteran actor Ahn Sung Ki
  • On January 17, 2017, Rain posted a sweet handwritten letter on Instagram announcing his engagement to Kim Tae Hee after 4 years of relationship.
  • He married actress Kim Tae Heeon January 19, 2017 in a ceremony at a cathedral in Seoul accompanied by his closest friends and family.
  • On May 23, 2017, it was confirmed that the actor and his wife Kim Tae Hee are going to be parents, and that the wife is 15 weeks pregnant.
  • On October 25, 2017, their baby daughter was born.
  • On February 26, 2019, his wife’s agency announced his second pregnancy and he is expected to give birth in September.
  • On September 19, 2019, their second daughter was born.

Biography

He debuted on April 28, 2002 with his song “Rain”.

Rain spent most of his childhood living with his parents and younger sister, Jung Hanna, near Yonsei University.

Despite being an introverted and shy child, he was discovered to have a passion for dance when he performed in a talent show for high school. He initially had difficulty combining dance and academics so he received low grades during the beginning of high school due to his frequent dance practices. He decided to follow his passion and attended the School of the Arts where he received his first formal instruction in acting and where he was able to pursue dance as well.

Rain lost his mother while he was battling diabetes, who died in 2000. Within the same year, Rain was hired as an apprentice at JYP Entertainment, headed by recording artist and producer J.Y. Park (JYP). In an interview on CNN and also in a Discovery Channel documentary called Discovering Hip Korea he stated that despite his skills he was rejected on several occasions because of his appearance: “In fact, I was told after an audition that my singing and dancing was great, but I didn’t get it because I didn’t have a double eyelid. However, he finally made it when producer J.Y. Park saw his determination during an audition in which Rain danced for hours non-stop, as opposed to the usual ten minutes. During the first years of his training, he was a secondary dancer.

In 2003, he participated in a TV show on SBS network, called “Banjun Drama”, where he made his acting skills known. After that, he has done several TV dramas, such as “Sandong”, “Full House” (with a great success), “A Love to Kill” or “Fugitive”. He has received great awards both as a singer and actor, being recognized in Japan as one of the best.

In 2006, he held a concert at Madison Square Garden (New York), selling out in less than a day. It is said that Bi will make his official debut in the U.S. next year, but he will not leave Korea without releasing his fourth album.

in 2008 he is called to collaborate with a movie in Hollywood called “Speed Racer”. In the same year he changes his agency and creates his own under the name of J.Tune Entertainment. He also releases his 5th album titled “Rainism” and creates his own clothing brand called Six to Five.

In November 2009 his movie “Ninja Assassin” was released, in which he is the main actor. The movie was produced by the Wachowski sisters (creators of “The Matrix” saga) who saw in him potential after seeing the first sequence of the movie Speed Racer, in which he also stars.

He also personally chose the five members of his first K-Pop group (MBLAQ) and the group debuted on October 9, 2009.

Advertising

2008.

  • CLEAR for Men (Asia)
  • Miiow Sports (Japan)
  • KB Card Leather Style (with Lee Hyo Ri)
  • Nikkon CoolPix S600 (Korea)
  • Sk Telecom (Korea with Yoo In Young)
  • Anycall Samsung (with Victoria Song) (Korea / China)

2007.

  • LG’s Pc and Monitor, “Xpion” and “Flaton” (all Asia)
  • KB Star Card (Korea)
  • Clear Men (Philippine Islands /Singapore /Malaysia)
  • Calvin Klein Jeans (Korea)
  • (2006) PEPSI Commercial (with Christina Aguilera)

Rain (SSAK3) Collaborations

  • Rain – Why don’t we (Feat. Chung Ha) (2021)
  • Rain – Switch to me (Feat J.Y.P) (2020)
  • Zico – Summer Hate (Feat. Rain) (2020)
  • Kim Tae Woo – Brothers&Me (with J.Y. Park & Rain) (2011)
  • G.NA – Things I Would Like To Do If I Had A Lover (2010)

Concerts/Tour

  • Rain 1st Concert Tour “Rainy Day” 2005-2006
    • january 29 and 30 – Seoul, South Korea – Olympic Gymnastics Arena
    • february 26 and 27 – Kushan, South Korea – KBS Hall
    • july 30 and 31 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo International Forum Hall
    • 03 and 04 August – Osaka, Japan – Health Pension Association
    • 02 September – Tokyo, Japan – Nippon Budokan
    • 08 and 09 October – Hong Kong, China – Whan Chai Convention Center
    • 29 and 30 December – Taipei, Taiwan – Taiwan Arena Dome
    • February 02 – New York, USA – Madison Square Garden
    • 25 and 26 February – Bangkok, Thailand – Impact Arena
  • Rain 1st World Tour “Coming Rain” 2006
    • december 15 and 16 – Seoul, South Korea – Olympic Gymnastics Arena
    • 23 and 24 December – Las Vegas, USA – Caesars Palace
    • 12, 13 and 14 January – Hong Kong, USA – Asia World Expo
    • 21 January – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Bukit Jalil Putra Indoor Stadium
    • march 10 and 11 – Hong Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Quan Khu 7 High School
    • March 30 – Taipei, Taiwan – Taoyuan Arena Stadium
    • 14 April – Sydney, Australia – Olympic Park Acer Arena
    • May 25 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Dome
    • June 02 – Bangkok, Thailand – Impact Arena
    • October 06 – Shanghai, China – Hongkou Football Stadium
    • 27 October – Daegu, Korea – Daegu World Cup Stadium
  • Rain “Six Tour Five Rain Fashion” Concert 2008
    • 23 December – Seoul, South Korea – Korea International Exhibition Center
    • 06 June – Hong Kong, China – Wan Chai Convention Center
    • 27 June – Macau, China – Cotai Museum
  • Rain “Legend Of Rainism Rain” Asia Tour 2010-2011
    • 29 and 30 August – Saitama, Japan – Super High School
    • 09 and 10 October – Seoul, Japan – Olympic Gymnastics Arena
    • 28 and 29 November – Hong Kong, China – Asia World Expo
    • 01 December – Jakarta, Indonesia – Mangga Dua Square
    • 24 and 25 December – Las Vegas, USA – Caesar’s Palace
    • january 23 and 24 – Osaka, Japan – Osaka City Hall
    • January 30 – Taipei, Taiwan – Kaohsiung National Stadium
    • 17 and 18 April – Tokyo, Japan – Yoyogi High School
  • Rain “Rain Love” Tour In Japan 2010
    • 22 and 23 June – Tokyo – Zepp Tokyo
    • June 25 – Fukuoka – Zepp Fukuoka
    • 28 and 29 June – Osaka – Zepp Osaka
    • 01 and 02 July – Nagoya – Zepp Nagoya
    • July 04 – Sendai – Zepp Sendai
    • July 05 – Sapporo – Zepp Sapporo
    • 17 and 18 July – Saitama – Saitama Super Arena
  • Rain “The Best Show” Asia Tour 2011
    • March 26 – Beijing, China – Master Card Arena
    • May 08 – Bangkok, Thailand – Impact Arena
    • May 14 – Macau, China – Kumkang Arts Center
    • May 15 – Taipei, Taiwan – Nangang Exhibition Hall
    • May 22 – Singapore – Indoor Stadium
    • 25 May – Shanghai, China – Shanghai Gymnasium
    • May 28 – Guangzhou, China – Guangzhou Gymnasium
  • Rain “The Best Show” Korea Tour 2011
    • august 13 and 14 – Busan, South Korea – Busan Convetion And Exhibition Center
    • August 27th – Daegu, South Korea – Daegu Convetion And Exhinition Center
    • 03 September – Jeju, South Korea – Jeju International Convention Center
    • 17 September – Kwangju, South Korea – Rosary Stadium
    • 18 September – Daejeon, South Korea – Daejeon Trade Show Hall
    • 24 and 25 September – Seoul, South Korea – Olympic Gymnastics Arena
  • Rain Zepp Tour “Story Of Rain” 2013
    • november 18 and 19 – Fukuoka, Japan – Zepp Fukuoka
    • november 20 and 21 – Osaka, Japan – Zepp Numba Osaka
    • 14 and 15 December – Nagoya, Japan – Zepp Nagoya
    • 25, 26, 27 and 28 December – Tokyo, Japan – Zepp Tokyo
  • Rain “New Year’s Eve” 2013-2014
    • December 31 – Singapore – Marina Bay Sands Convention And Exhibition Center
    • January 01 – Singapore – marina Bay Sands Convention And Exhibition Center
  • Rain China Concert “Rain Effect” 2014
    • March 28 – Beijing, China – Beijing National Indoor Stadium
    • 20 April – Shanghai, China – Shanghai Grand Stage
    • May 24 – Guangzhou, China – Guangzhou International Sports Arena
  • Rain “The Squall” World Tour 2015-2016
    • 07 and 08 November – Changsa, China
    • 14 November – Shenzhen, China
    • 28 November – Wuhan, China
    • november 11, 12 & 13 – Seoul, South Korea – SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium
    • 19 December – Guangzhou, China
    • 26 December – Shanghai, China – Shanghai Grand Stage
    • 09 January – Beijing, China – Wuhan Living Room
    • January 23rd – Shenyang, China – Liaoning Stadium
    • January 30 – Hong Kong, China – Asia World Expo Arena
    • 05 March – Hangzhou, China – Huanglong Gymnasium
    • 23 April – Beijing, China – Sichuan Gymnasium
    • May 21 – Genting Pahang, Malaysia
    • May 22 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • may 24 and 25 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo International Forum Hall A
    • 04 June – Macau, China – The Venetian Macao Jinjuang Arts Center
    • June 18 – Beijing, China – Le Shi Sports Ecology Center
    • December 30 – Singapore – Resorts World Centosa
  • Rain “New Year Party” 2016
    • 31 December – Taipei, Taiwan – Taipei National University Gymnasium

Rain (SSAK3) Drama

  • August Not The End (TBA)
  • Ghost Doctor (tvN, 2022)
  • Welcome 2 Life (MBC, 2019)
  • Sketch (jTBC, 2018)
  • Come Back Mister (SBS, 2016)
  • Diamond Lover (Zhejiang TV, 2015)
  • She’s So Lovable (SBS, 2014)
  • Fugitive (KBS2, 2010)
  • A Love to Kill (KBS2, 2005)
  • Banjun Drama (SBS, 2005)
  • Full House (KBS2, 2004)
  • Sang Doo, Let’s Go To School (KBS2, 2003)
  • Orange (SBS, 2002)

Rain (SSAK3) Films

  • The Cyclist King (2019)
  • For Love or Money (2014)
  • The Prince (2014)
  • R2B: Return to Base (2012)
  • Ninja Assassin (2009)
  • Meteoro-Speed Racer (2008)
  • I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK (2006)

Rain (SSAK3) Awards

YearAward
2002
  • SBS Inkigayo (06/10) Instead of Saying Goodbye
  • KBS Award: Best New
  • M.NET Awards: Artist
  • Korean MTV: New Artist
  • MBC Awards: Top 1 Artist
  • Golden Disc Awards: New Golden Disc Artist
  • SBS Awards: New Breakthrough Actor of the Year
2003
  • SBS Inkigayo (09/11) Ways to Avoid the Sun
  • SBS Inkigayo (11/23) Ways to Avoid the Sun
  • SBS Inkigayo (11/30) Ways to Avoid the Sun
  • M.NET Award: Artist
  • Korean MTV: Artist
  • MBC Awards: Top 1 Artist
  • SBS Awards: Male Performer of the Year
  • KBS Awards: Best Male Artist for Sang Doo, Let’s Go To School
  • KBS Awards: New Actor for Sang Doo, Let’s Go To School
  • KBS Awards: Netizen Award (the most honorary) for, Sang Doo, Let’s Go To School
  • KBS Awards: Best Couple (with Gong Hyo Jin)
2004
  • M! Countdown (04/11): It’s Raining
  • SBS Inkigayo (07/11) It’s Raining
  • M! Countdown (11/11): It’s Raining
  • SBS Inkigayo (11/21) It’s Raining
  • SBS Inkigayo (11/28) It’s Raining
  • SBS Inkigayo (12/26) I Do
  • SBS Awards: Soverbian SBS actor
  • KBS Awards: Artist of the Year
  • KBS Awards: Award of Excellence for Full House
  • KBS Awards: Best Couple (with Song Hye Kyo)
  • KBS Awards: Popularity
  • KBS Awards: Netizen Actor Award (the most honorary)
  • 40th Baeksang Art Awards: Television Popularity
  • MBC Awards: Top 10 Artist
2005
  • KBS Awards: Award of Excellence for A Love to Kill
  • MTV China-CCTV Mandarin Music: Honorary Award
  • MTV China-CCTV Mandarin Music: Best Star
  • MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Buzz Asia
  • MTV Korea Channel [V]: Best Single
  • MTV Asia Awards: Favorite artist – Korea
2006
  • Time Magazine Awards: Award, 100 of the World’s Most Influential People
  • M.NET Awards: Masculine Artist
  • MKMF M.NET Awards: Best Solo Artist
  • SBS Gayo Daejun Awards: Bonsang Award (the most honorary)
  • Asia TV Awards: Best Cinematographic Style for A Love to Kill
2007
  • 2007 Mobile Entertainment Awards: Best male singer
2008
  • SBS Inkigayo (02/11) Rainism
  • M! Countdown (06/11) Rainism
  • SBS Inkigayo (09/11) Rainism
  • SBS Inkigayo (11/16) Rainism
  • M! Countdown (11/27) Rainism
  • SBS Awards Top Song – Rainism
2010
  • M! Countdown (08/04) Love Song
  • M! Countdown (04/15) Love Song
  • Music Bank (04/16) Love Song
  • SBS Inkigayo (04/18) Love Song
  • Music Bank (04/23) Love Song
  • Music Bank (04/30) Love Song
  • Mnet Asian Music Awards 2010 Best Solo Dance Show “Love Song”.
  • MTV Movie Awards: Biggest Badass Star (2010)
2014
  • M! Countdown (09/01): “30 SEXY”
  • Music Bank (10/01): “LA SONG”
2019
  • U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit & Game Changer Awards: Entertainment Game Changer
2020
  • Brand of the Year Awards Celebrity TikToker
2021
  • Mnet M! Countdown (01/14): “Switch To Me (Feat. J.Y. Park)”
  • Asian Pop Music Awards: Best Dance Performance (Overseas) (by Switch To Me (Feat. J.Y. Park))

Rain (SSAK3) TV Programs

  • Weekly Idol (MBCevery1, 2021) (03.03.2021) (Ep. 501, next to CIIPHER)
  • Men On A Mission (Ep. 18) besides Hani de EXID
  • I-LAND (Mnet 2020)
  • Weekly Idol (MBCevery 1, 2017) Ep. 332
  • The Return of Superman (KBS, 2017) Ep.182
  • The Unit, MC (KBS, 2017)
  • Flower Crew (SBS, 2017) Ep.19
  • Please Take Care of My Refrigerator (JTBC, 2017) Ep. 114
  • Knowing Bros (jtbc, 2017) Ep. 58
  • I Live Alone (MBC, 2017) Ep. 223-224
  • 2017 Rain is Back (KBS, 2017)
  • Running Man: Hurry Up, Brother (ZJTV, 2016) Ep. 45
  • Running Man (SBS, 2014) Ep. 188-189, 191, 214
  • Happy C& (HunamTV, 2014) Ep. 07-March-2014
  • The Return of Superman (KBS, 2014) Ep. 15
  • Rain Effect (Mnet, 2014)
  • Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook (KBS2, 2010-217) Ep. 50, 218, 348
  • 1 Night 2 Days (KBS, 2014) Ep. 328-329
  • I Love Rain (Mnet Japan, 2010)
  • Strong Heart (SBS, 2010) Ep. 27-28
  • TalkAsia (CNN International, 2009)
  • Rain On Trip (OliveTV, 2009)
  • Rain CM Diary (Mnet Japan, 2009)
  • Rain’s C& (OliveTV, 2009)
  • Hip Korea (Discobery Channel Korea, 2009)
  • S Diary (MBC, 2009)
  • Legend of Rain (Mnet, 2009)
  • Rainy Day Japan (Mnet Japan, 2008-2010)
  • Family Outing (SBS, 2008) Ep. 21-22
  • Rain Comeback Special Showcase: I. Rain. Dance.=My Secret Dance Teacher (MBC, 2008)
  • Rain Comeback Special: Here Comes Rain (MBC, 2008)
  • Happy Together (KBS, 2002-2010) Season 1 Ep. 39, 51, 96, 107, 154, 164; Season 3 Ep. 71, 146
  • Soulmate (KBS, 2002-2003)
  • Music Bank (KBS2, 2002-2003)
  • AOS with MBLAQ
  • ABC Entertainment Forecast (USA Program)

Rain (SSAK3) TV Drama’s

  • Diamond Lover for Diamond Lover (2016)
  • Pretend for Diamond Lover (2016)
  • Good Morning theme for A Love to Kill (2005)
  • My House is Sweet theme for A Love to Kill (2005)
  • I Love You theme for A Love to Kill (2005)

Movie Themes

  • Kung Fu Fighting theme for Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Rain Links

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