Learn More About Song Ji-eun
Song Ji-eun is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known by her stage name Jieun and was a member of the South Korean girl group Secret. Secret officially debuted in October 2009 under TS Entertainment with the release of their debut song “I Want You Back.” The group consists of four members, Song Ji-eun, Han Sun-hwa, Jung Ha-na, and Jun Hyo-seong. Prior to their debut, the group was on a documentary show called Secret Story which chronicled their debut process.
Aside from her group’s activities, she has released several solo songs, participated in various OSTs and has established a career as an actress. In 2011, her second single, “Going Crazy” featuring Bang Yong-guk, went to become her first number-one single on the Gaon Chart as a solo artist.
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Song Ji-eun’s Departure From Secret and Conflict with TS Entertainment
In 2017, Song Ji-eun shocked her fans by releasing a statement about her departure from Secret and terminating her contract with TS Entertainment.
Song Ji-eun shared the statement through her personal Instagram explaining that she is leaving Secret. She really felt sorry for her fans who found out the news of her departure through articles. She explained that she needed a lot of courage to write this post. She did not have another method of communication so she, unfortunately, posted through her Instagram. She thanks TS Entertainment for making her dream come true, since she was a trainee until she was able to debut. It was because of the agency that Secret was able to exist and be active while believing in each other and relying on each other, and also met their fans who still support their dreams. She also confirmed that she left Secret and will make a new start under the name of Song Ji-eun.
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안녕하세요 송지은입니다. 말씀드리기에 앞서 우선 시크릿과 송지은을 사랑해주시고 기다려주신 팬분들께 기사를 통해 이런 일을 접하게 해드려 죄송하다는 말을 먼저 해야 할 것 같아요. 이 글을 쓰기까지 저에겐 많은 용기가 필요했습니다. 늘 좋은 이야기만 전달해드리고 싶었는데 그러지 못해 마음이 무겁습니다.. 현재 소통의 창구가 없어 부득이하게 인스타에 글을 남기게 된 점 많은 이해 부탁 드립니다. – 연습생 시절부터 2009년 데뷔를 해 활동하며 작은 저의 꿈을 큰 꿈으로 펼쳐주신 TS엔터테인먼트에 대한 감사의 마음은 변함이 없습니다. 회사가 있었기에 서로 믿고 의지하며 활동 할 수 있는 시크릿이 존재할 수 있었고 지금까지도 그 꿈을 응원해 주시는 너무나도 소중한 팬 여러분들을 만날 수 있었습니다. 다시 한번 감사의 말씀 드립니다. 그런 마음이 있기에 어떻게 하면 지금의 상황을 정확하게 전달해 드릴수 있을지 지금까지도 고민되는게 사실입니다. – 많은 분들이 기사로 확인하셨겠지만 2017년 8월 TS엔터테인먼트를 상대로 대한상사중재원에 전속계약부존재 중재신청서를 낸 것이 사실이고 얼마 전 전속 계약의 효력이 존재하지 않는다는 판결을 받게 되었습니다. 그리고 민사 소송 중이라는 기사 내용들은 사실이 아니라는 점을 기사를 보고 혼란스러워 하시는 분들께 명확히 알려드리는 바입니다. – 얼마나 오랫동안 팬여러분들이 시크릿을 기다려주셨는지 알기에 조심스럽고 죄송한 마음이 큽니다. 하지만 많은 분들께 밝은 에너지를 전달하고 싶은 마음만큼은 여전합니다. 저는 앞으로 시크릿이라는 팀을 떠나 송지은이라는 이름으로 새로운 시작을 하려 합니다. 여러분들의 격려와 응원이 저에겐 참 큰 힘이 될거라 생각합니다. 이번 일을 통해 저 역시 성장할 수 있는 시간이었습니다. 이를 바탕으로 더욱 밝은 모습으로, 원래의 송지은으로 다시 찾아뵙길 소망하며 글을 마치겠습니다. 죄송하고 감사합니다.
Ji-eun had submitted a request to the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board in August of 2017 to verify that her contract with TS Entertainment is invalid. There were various reasons for the invalidity of her contract that she stated, such as inappropriate payment distribution for her drama appearance, contracts being signed against her will, failure to provide repayments, and the transfer of her exclusive contract rights to a third party without her permission.
TS Entertainment also has released a statement regarding the legal dispute surrounding Song Ji-eun’s exclusive contract. TS Entertainment explained that Ji-eun’s exclusive contract had not yet expired, and she already signed a contract with a new agency. Signing with a new agency makes for a double exclusive contract and a clear breach of contract.
Song Ji-eun’s Joining a New Agency
In January 2019, Song Ji-eun signed an exclusive contract with Haewadal Entertainment. However, TS Entertainment entered a legal dispute with Song Ji-eun over her exclusive contract for signing with Haewadal Entertainment while their exclusive contract was still valid. Song Ji-eun and Haewadal Entertainment made the mutual decision to terminate their contract in less than two months.
After she left TS Entertainment, Ji-eun is now focusing on her acting career and she has signed an exclusive contract with a new agency, 6 Oceans. On June 22nd, 2019, 6 Oceans confirmed that they have signed an exclusive contract with Song Ji-eun. 6 Oceans is a home for many celebrities, such as Park In-hwan, Go Eun-mi, and 2AM’s Changmin.
Song Ji-eun’s Latest Drama, My Secret Romance
My Secret Romance is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Sung-hoon and Song Ji-eun. It aired on the cable network OCN at 21:00 every Monday and Tuesday, from April 17th to May 30th, 2017, for a total of 13 episodes. The drama tells a story about a love story of an heir of a wealthy family, Cha Jin-wook and the nutritionist, Lee Yoo-mi. Lee Yoo-mi (played by Ji-eun) is a nutritionist who feels insecure about other people’s opinions and is also scared to wear revealing clothes due to her mother’s controversial reputation in society. And Sung-hoon played as Cha Jin-wook, a second-generation chaebol, and director of a company owned by his dad. He is playful and loves to party.
Jin-wook and Yoo-mi get caught up in a series of misunderstandings and accidents when they first meet at Gangwon-do resort. Yoo-mi attends her mother’s second wedding there while Jin-wook is there working as a bellhop (a position given to him by his Chairman father to teach him responsibility.) Yoo-mi is fascinated by Jin-wook’s cunning and playful personality, and they suddenly spend the night together. However, Yoo-mi disappears in the morning, and Jin-wook feels confused and insulted.
Three years later, the two meet again when Yoo-mi works as a nutritionist at the company cafeteria of Jin-wook’ company. After Yoo-mi disappeared from his sight, it seems like the playboy Jin-wook has given up his carefree life and turned into a hard-working and serious man while taking good care of his father’s company. He has feelings for Yoo-mi and has kept her bra-pad as a memory of the night that they spent together. At first, he is very strict toward her, it is because he wants to be near her.
The chemistry between Sung-hoon and Ji-eun in My Secret Romance has led some fans to think that they are actually dating in real life. It is because the two actors have shown their amazing chemistry together. In some behind the scenes videos, Sung-hoon and Ji-eun playfully tease and take care of each other. The sweet interactions and romantic storyline of the drama seem to have found its way outside into real life.