Get To Know Lee Jae-jin
Lee Jae-jin or famously known as F.T. Island‘s Jaejin successfully raised his career as a musician as well as an actor. Not only as a member of F.T. Island, but Jaejin also managed to steal everyone’s heart with his acting appearances. In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a detailed rundown of everything about F.T. Island’s Jaejin, so let’s get started!
F.T. Island’s Jaejin’s Full Profile
Birth Name: Lee Jae-jin (이재진)
Stage Name: Jaejin (재진)
Place and Date of Birth: Cheongju, South Korea, December 17th, 1991
Age: 29 years old
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Blood Type: A
Position: Lead Vocalist, Bassist
Label: FNC Entertainment
Years Active: 2007–present
Associated With: F.T. Island, F.T. Triple
F.T. Island’s Jaejin’s Facts
- Jaejin went to Seonyoo High School and Seoul Institute of Arts for his education necessity.
- He has an older sister who worked as an actress named Lee Chae-woon.
- He has the nickname Volunteer.
- Jaejin can play the guitar and bass.
- In F.T. Island, Jaejin also participated with the group’s body of work with his own music composition.
- Jaejin has been known as a musician, actor, bassist, songwriter, and composer as well.
- He loves to surf the internet.
- He has an allergy to dogs.
- Jaejin’s ideal type is a girl who is older than him (he prefers a Noona), who is cute, and also has a shy personality.
Jaejin’s Debut with F.T. Island
Jaejin debuted as a member of pop-rock band F.T. Island in 2007, which was marked by the release of the album Cheerful Sensibility. Actually, the band originally debuted with five members, but two of them later left. Currently, F.T. Island consists only of Lee Jae-jin, Lee Hong-ki, and Choi Min-hwan. Meanwhile, Jaejin became the bassist and 2nd lead vocalist of the group.
During their debut era, F.T. Island managed to gain a lot of recognition from people for their music, which brought them the opportunity to debut in Japan a year after their debut in South Korea. Their stage debut in South Korea was marked on M! Countdown in June 2007 by performing the single “Love Sick”. In the same year, F.T. Island won the Best New Boy Group Award and the Rookie of the Year Award as well!
F.T. Island went back and forth between Japan and South Korea, since their Japanese debut through Prologue of F.T. Island: Soyogi was huge. In 2009, Jaejin and other members were experiencing their first participation in lyrics composition. Jaejin became the co-writer of lyrics for the first time for the song “Moonlight Angel”. The band also had overseas schedules, such as autograph sessions in Malaysia, some Asian country tours, performances in America, and many more.
Active in F.T. Island’s Subunit F.T. Triple
Following the popularity of F.T. Island, FNC Entertainment decided to make a subunit of the original group named A3. It consisted of Lee Jae-jin, Choi Jong-hoon, and Choi Min-hwan. The name came up as a result of the fact that the three of them had ‘A’ as their blood type. The subunit made their debut in January 2009 through their performance in the My First Dream new year concert which was held in Japan.
Basically, the subunit A3 was made with the purpose to take up some singing parts during F.T. Island’s concerts. It was also meant to help the main vocalist Lee Hong-ki to not overstrain his voice. In A3, Jaejin was in charge of the lead vocalist and bassist position, but eventually, he ended up working more with the guitar.
The name A3 was changed in the late 2009s, and became F.T. Triple afterward. The group released the hit single “Love Letter” and went to several music shows to perform as well. One of the best live performances of F.T. Triple was in Music Bank where the three of them sung “Love Letter”.
F.T. Island’s Jaejin’s Discography
Here’s the individual discography of F.T. Island’s Jaejin:
- Scene 29 [Japanese album] (2019)
- Love Like the Films (2019)
- Come Inside (2014) for Bride of the Century OST
F.T. Island’s Jaejin’s Filmography
- Queen of Walking (2016) as supporting role
- Unstoppable Mariage (2007) as 4th Son Wang Sang-baek
- On Air (2008) as a cameo
- Style (2009) as himself
- The Flatterer (2015) as Yoo Dae-chi
- My Only Love Song (2017) as Byun Sam-yong
- Unni is Alive (2017) as Na Jae-dong
- Rich Man (2018) as Kang Chan-soo
Variety & Reality Shows
- Cheongdam-dong 111 (2013-2014) as the main cast
- Coming OUT FTISLAND (2015) as the main cast
- High School Musical (2013) as Troy Bolton
- Sonagi (2009) as Han Dong-seok
F.T. Island’s Jaejin’s Latest News
Currently, Jaejin is still focused on his activity with F.T. Island as well as producing music. It’s been a while since his first solo project Scene 27 was released, and F.T. Island haven’t made any comebacks yet other than their 13th anniversary which took place on June 6th, 2020. Let’s stay updated with Jaejin’s Instagram updates, here.
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