All You Need to Know About T-ara’s Jiyeon (Solo Debut, Leaving MBK Entertainment, and Instagram)


Let’s Get Acquainted With The Sexiest and Most Beautiful and Member of T-ARA, Park Ji-yeon

Park Ji-yeon was born on June 7, 1993, in Seoul, South Korea. Referred to as Jiyeon, she is a South Korean singer and actress. She debuted as a member of the girl-group T-ara in July 2009, and the group went on to become one of the best-selling girl-groups of all time. Apart from her group’s activities, she has also starred in various television dramas, such as Soul (2009), Master of Study (2010), Dream High 2 (2012), Triangle (2014). She has also starred in various films, including Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp (2012), and Encounter (2015). She debuted as a solo artist with her first EP, Never Ever, on May 20, 2014, making her the first member of T-ara to debut as a solo artist.

Jiyeon and Hahm Eun-jung are the only two members of T-ara to have trained in acting. Despite their early training, the two switched over to singing despite their original intentions. Jiyeon has expressed an interest in modeling. In 2008, when she was 15 years old, she was featured in several pictorials and advertisements for the clothing company Smart with the Korean boy-band SHINee. She collaborated with Davichi and SeeYa on the digital single Women’s Generation, which was released in May 2009, making her the first member of T-ara to appear in public. She appeared in SG Wannabe’s music videos for the snogs I Love You and Crybaby from their 2009 album, Gift from SG Wannabe. Early on, the Korean media dubbed her as “Little Kim Tae-hee” due to her close resemblance to Kim Tae-hee.

Jiyeon auditioned at the Mnet Casting System and joined the company in 2008. She subsequently debuted with T-ara on July 29, 2009, as the group’s youngest member (maknae). She made her solo debut in May, 2014, releasing the title track Never Ever (also known as “1 Minute 1 Second”). The music video ranked number one on China’s biggest music video site, YinYueTai, for two weeks straight. In June, Jiyeon was cast in MBC’s television series Triangle, starring as the potential wife for Yim Si-wan’s character.

The same month, she began hosting SBS MTV’s The Show alongside Lee Hye-ri.  In May, 2015, she was cast in the Korean-Chinese film Encounter alongside actor Lee Dong-gun. In July, 2015, she collaborated with 2BiC’s Jun-hyung on the song Summer Love. In 2016, Jiyeon was cast in the web drama My Runway alongside Kang Dong-ho. The drama was released on Netflix in December, 2016.  In February, 2017, it was announced that Jiyeon would be making her solo comeback after three years with a new album. However, album preparations were later cancelled.

In this article, Byeol Korea will tell you everything about T-Ara’s Jiyeon’s activity, including her solo comeback and her latest drama. Keep reading and don’t miss this article!

Jiyeon’s Solo

In 2018, after 10 years working under the auspices of MBK Entertainment, T-Ara finally chose to leave the agency. However, they said that they would not disband.

One member, Hyomin, indicated that the four remaining T-Ara members; Hyomin, Eunjung, Jiyeon, and Qri, might still be active together as a group, regardless of whether or not they would take shelter under the same agency. Not only that, Hyomin also said that she and her group-mates would take a break to think seriously about the future of T-Ara. However, she also said that their fans shouldn’t worry too much.

A representative from MBK Entertainment has confirmed the news, saying that the four T-Ara’s members contracts ended in December, 2017, and the future of the group was now in the hands of its members.

Since their debut in 2009, the girl group has produced various works that got a lot of love from the public, Bo Peep Bo Peep and Lovey Dovey, for example. In the course of the group’s career they’ve also undergone several changes in membership and have been involved in controversies around bullying.

Before finally leaving MBK, the group released the album What’s My Name in June. Supposedly, this album was made by six of the members; Boram, Soyeon, Qri, Eunjung, Hyomin, and Jiyeon. However, the album finally only involved four members, because MBK failed to come to agreements with Boram and Soyeon regarding their contracts which ended in May, 2017.

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