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.
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.
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.
Her 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.
Her Latest Single, “Tell Me”
“Tell Me” is a digital single by Song Ji-eun. It was released on March 28th, 2017, as a collaboration with producer duo Forplay. “Tell me” is a ballad song and there is no official music video for the single.
Artist: Song Ji-eun
Release Date: March 28th, 2017
Title: Tell Me
Writer: Forplay, Kim Eun Ryeong
What Is She Doing Lately
It has been a while since the last time fans got to watch a Song Ji-eun drama and listen to her new song. But now, fans may let go of their longing for Ji-eun’s sweet voice as a singer.
On July 5th, Ji-eun posted on her Instagram that she is featuring in James’ new single titled “Combat.”
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Song Ji-eun lends her sweet voice for James’ new single “Combat” with producer Neko. The laid back R&B pop song features the delicate vocals of Ji-eun who kills it while singing in English. This unusual collaboration has produced a solid song and shows all the artists’ growth.
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