Get To Know Jung Yu-ji, Former Member of Girl Group EXID and BESTie

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Get To Know the Idol With Amazing Body Proportions, Uji!

Jung Yuji, or better known as Uji, was popular because of her amazing body shape. But it’s not only her appearance, she has a powerful voice as well. Before debuting with Bestie, she first entered the world of entertainment debuting with Hani’s group, EXID.

Are you curious and want to learn more information about Uji? Don’t worry, we are here to help you guys. So without any further ado let’s get into the topic today!

Uji’s Full Profile and Fun Facts

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Birth Name: Jung Yu Ji (정유지)
Stage Name: U.JI (유지)
Date of Birth: January 2nd, 1991
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Zodiac Sign: Capricon
Twitter: @bestie_UJI

Uji’s Fun Facts

  • Born in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Education: Seoul Institute of Arts, majoring in Music.
  • Ideal Type: U.Ji says that she doesn’t have any ideal types. She says it all depends on her feelings at the time, and that’s all subjective.
  • U.Ji was a former trainee of JYP Entertainment.
  • She, Hyorin (ex-Sistar), Ji Eun (ex-Secret), and Hani (EXID) were supposed to debut as a girl group under JYP Entertainment.
  • She decided to leave JYP Entertainment after the planned girl group debut never happened.
  • U.Ji is a former member of EXID.
  • Like the other member who also left the group shortly after EXID debuted, Hyeyeon, U.Ji left the group to continue her studies.
  • A contestant in a Chinese singing competition titled I am a Singer, where she managed to take the 5th position.
  • She acted in various musicals like Full House where she acted as Jung Hye Won (2014), and Dreamgirls (Korean Version) as Deena Jones (2015).
  • Has appeared in Immortal Song twice.
  • In February 2015, U.Ji debuted as a solo artist with the song “Love Letter.”
  • And in September 2015, she made a solo comeback with a song titled “Autumn Leaves.”
  • U.Ji is a foodie: she really loves to eat.
  • In the future, she wants to establish a charitable institution.
  • U.Ji and Dahye announced that they’re leaving from the group BESTie, after terminating contracts with YNB Entertainment on September 5th, 2017.

Her First Ever Debut with EXID

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U.Ji made her first appearance by debuting as a member of a girl group that consists of six members called EXID. They debuted under AB Entertainment (then turned to Banana Culture) back on February 16th, 2012. With the single album Holla and the title track “Whoz That Girl.”

She promoted with the group for a while, and shortly after, U.Ji, Haeryoung, and Hyeyeon decided to leave EXID. The reason she decided to leave the group was that she wanted to continue her studies first. So that’s why for around one and a half year, she was on a hiatus from the Korean music industry.

Let’s check out the “Whoz That Girl” music video and performance below, to see how U.Ji looked before~!

Music Video

Live Performance

 

U.Ji’s Second Debut with BESTie

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After her year-and-a-half hiatus, U.Ji finally made a comeback in the music industry by debuting as a member of another girl group. On July 11th, 2013, under YNB Entertainment she debuted with her new group called BESTie with the two other members who previously debuted in EXID, Hyeyeon and Haeryoung, and one additional member named Dahye with the release of their first single titled “Pit a Pat.”

But their peak was in 2015 when their title track “Excuse Me” reached the 4th position of the Billboard list as The Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America, also the song positioned at the 6th position as Most Viewed K-Pop Videos Around the World.

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But sadly, YNB Entertainment announced that U.Ji and Dahye decided to leave the group while the other two members are still in BESTie. Also, a rumor that YNB Entertainment was bankrupt was the main reason why BESTie disbanded since there was no official statement about it.

Becoming A Solo Artist?

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Around February 2015 before making a comeback with BESTie, U.Ji debuted as a solo artist first. Her first song was titled “Love Letter,” and was released on February 17th, 2015. There is also a music video of it, where she was recording the song.

Watch the full music video below!

She then surprised the fans by making another solo comeback song titled “Autumn Leaves” on September 18th, 2015. The song was an RnB genre, it was about missing a parted lover and reminiscing the past. “Autumn Leaves” was written and composed by the Canadian record producer 40.

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The song was also included and used as a soundtrack for a web drama titled 9 Seconds. Starting BESTie’s Haeryoung and actor Lee Joo Seung in the “Autumn Leaves” music video, they show a glimpse of the emotions felt by the drama and the song.

Here is the music video for you guys:

 

U.Ji’s Discography

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Digital Singles

  • 너만 봐 (Love Letter) feat. The Channels – [2015.02.17]
  • 써클 (Feat. Andup) Circle OST Part.2 – [2017.06.19]
  • 이번 생은 처음이라 OST Part.1 – [2017.10.10]

Solo Songs

  • “Autumn Leaves” OST of 9 Circles – [2015.09.18]