JinSoul (Hangul: 진솔)[1] is the seventh revealed member of LOONA and a member of its second sub-unit, LOONA / ODD EYE CIRCLE.

She was born as Jung Jin-Sol (Hangul: 정진솔) on June 13, 1997 in Dongdaemun District, Seoul, South Korea.

She debuted on June 13, 2017 as a member and subsequently released her solo single album JinSoul on June 26, 2017.

History[edit | edit source]

Early life (1997–2017)[edit | edit source]

JinSoul was born on June 13, 1997, as the youngest of two siblings. She has one older brother. Although she claims to have had trouble studying, JinSoul at one point ranked 19th in math in her entire high school.[2] She initially wanted to pursue a university degree in science, but her mother convinced her to become a humanities major.[citation needed]

JinSoul was a student at BORN Star Training Center in 2014.[3] She performed a cover of Ailee’s “U&I”[4] and a medley of g.o.d songs[5] at their 12th annual concert. In September 2014, she passed her audition for DSP Media and became a trainee there.[6]

JinSoul performed a cover of MAMAMOO’s “Um Oh Ah Yeh” in August 2015 while attending the Korean Entertainment Arts School.[7]

JinSoul auditioned for many agencies on her quest to become an idol. Despite finding multiple opportunities through street castings, none followed through.[8] However, sometime in 2016, JinSoul was contacted over Instagram by Polaris-BlockBerry, and became a trainee at Polaris Entertainment through Dream Vocal & Dance Academy.[9] She would later transfer to BlockBerry Creative and train to become a member of LOONA.

2017: “Everyday I Need You”, reveal, solo debut, Love Cherry Motion, Puzzle, Woomanna, ODD EYE CIRCLE[edit | edit source]

JinSoul was first teased as a member of LOONA after featuring on ViVi’s “Everyday I Need You”, the B-side of her solo album.[10] Nicknamed the infamous “one-second-girl” for her brief cameo in the music video,[11] fans of the group went wild with speculation about JinSoul’s identity, since LOONA 1/3 was the only sub-unit at the time.[12][13]

It was assumed that JinSoul would be the next member of LOONA, revealed in a similar style as ViVi—first being featured in “Love & Live” and later having her solo release.[14] When the fifth “Who’s Next Girl?” teaser was released, most fans expected the girl to be JinSoul,[15] but were surprised when the member was revealed as Kim Lip.

About a month later, on June 8, the sixth “Who’s Next Girl?” teasers were posted: a blue and a black version, a first for LOONA and representative of JinSoul’s dual representative colors. On June 13, JinSoul was officially revealed as the seventh member of LOONA. Her single was released on June 26, 2017, with the title track “Singing in the Rain” quickly becoming LOONA’s most viewed music video at the time.[16]

On July 28, JinSoul had a cameo in the music video for Choerry’s “Love Cherry Motion”. She additionally released a song with Choerry titled “Puzzle,” which was included on Choerry’s debut single.

JinSoul was featured in a small role on seasons 1 and 2 of the web drama Woomanna as a university student.

On August 29, JinSoul was revealed as a member of LOONA’s second sub-unit ODD EYE CIRCLE, and debuted with "Girl Front" on September 21.

2018: Woomanna, Egoist, Debut in LOONA[edit | edit source]

From February to March, JinSoul starred alongside fellow ODD EYE CIRCLE members Kim Lip and Choerry in the third season of Woomanna. She played a university dance major who is cheated on by her boyfriend of six years.

On March 30, she was featured on Olivia Hye's Egoist, where she in charge of the rap part of the song.

On August 9, JinSoul's teaser was released for LOONA's debut. She was the third member to be teased. In subsequent days, more teasers of the full group were released, as well as half-group teasers, where JinSoul was part of the 'Up unit'.

On August 20, JinSoul officially debuted as a member of the completed group LOONA. She and her members released the mini-album [+ +], along with title track “Hi High”.

2019: XX[edit | edit source]

On February 4, JinSoul's teaser was released for LOONA's first comeback. She was the fourth member to be teased. Later, on February 19, LOONA released the studio album "X X", along with title track "Butterfly".

2020: #, As Time Goes[edit | edit source]

On January 16, JinSoul's teaser was released for LOONA's second comeback. She was the seventh member to be teased. Another teaser was released on January 26. Later, on February 5, LOONA released the mini-album "# ", along with title track "So What". It was rumored that JinSoul was the writer for the lead single "365", but it was later confirmed that Hwang Yu Bin it's the writer.

On April 15, JinSoul released her first OST, "As Time Goes", for the 2020 South Korean Drama Welcome.

Discography[edit | edit source]

Single albums[edit | edit source]

Features[edit | edit source]

OSTs[edit | edit source]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Web Drama[edit | edit source]

Year Name Channel/Platform Role
2017 Do You Remember the First Time We Met? Season 1 YouTube Jung JinSoul (cameo)
Do You Remember the First Time We Met? Season 2 Jung JinSoul (minor)
2018 Do You Remember the First Time We Met? Season 3 Jung JinSoul (main)

Music Video Appearances[edit | edit source]

Year Name Artist Role
2017 Everyday I Need You (feat. JinSoul) ViVi Rapper
Love Cherry Motion Choerry Minor
2018 Egoist (feat. JinSoul) Olivia Hye Rapper

References[edit | edit source]

  1. /t͡ɕin.sʰo̞ɭˈ/, jeen-SOHL
  2. NewsAde “LOONA’s Teamwork Test” @ 00:53. YouTube. 2018.09.10
  3. BORN Star “Debuted Students/Jung JinSoul” (alternate) 2017.10.26
  4. BORN Star Sinsa Campus “보컬학원 본스타트레이닝센터 대중가수과 12기 정기공연영상 (Vocal Academy BORN Star Training Center 12th Annual Performance Video)” (YouTube) (black shorts) Pandora.tv. 2014.12.10
  5. BORN Star Sinsa Campus “보컬학원 본스타트레이닝센터 대중가수과 12기 정기공연영상 (Vocal Academy BORN Star Training Center 12th Annual Performance Video)” (YouTube) (center back) Pandora.tv. 2014.12.10
  6. BORN Star Training Center “카라 소속인 DSP미디어 오디션에서 본스타 보컬과정, 정진솔, 유채운, 임정웅 수강생이 합격했습니다. 축하합니다!!” Facebook. 2014.09.18
  7. 한국연예예술학교 제3회 정기공연 (Korean Entertainment Arts School Third Annual Concert)” (long-sleeve shirt) YouTube. 2015.08.23
  8. Glasby, Taylor “The all-girl K-pop group with a unique coming together story” Dazed Digital. 2017.11.06
  9. Dream Vocal & Dance Academy Accepted Trainee List 2016 (Korean); fourth from bottom
  10. LOONA (@loonatheworld) “Who is #JinSoul ?” Twitter. 2017.04.13
  11. loonatheworld “LOONA TV #144” YouTube. 2017.06.27
  12. u/45gudan “When ‘Everyday I Love You’ MV reaches 300k views, ‘Everyday I Need You’ MV will be released and JinSoul will be revealed” Reddit. 2017.04.16
  13. u/balloon_wanted “ViVi (LOOΠΔ) - Everyday I Need You (Feat. JinSoul)” Reddit. 2017.05.13
  14. Minami “WHO IS JINSOUL!?” LOONA Amino. 2017.04.12
  15. u/tastetherainbeau “(Image Teaser) LOOΠΔ Who’s Next Girl? 2017.05.15” Reddit. 2017.05.11
  16. jackie “LOOΠΔ Jinsoul is finally here!” LOONA Amino. 2017.06.26

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