Singer, professional, songwriter, dancer, model, manufacturer, and designer who have gained reputation for his concert travels and Korean and Japan albums. He battled to stability schoolwork along with his interest for dance, and primarily achieved lower levels in junior high because of this. His third record, It’s Raining, was a significant 2004 strike in Asia, offering several million copies. He was created Jung Ji-Hoon. His mom passed away from diabetes in 2000 and he was raised with a young sister, Jung Hanna. He made an appearance in 2008’s Rate Racer, starring Emile Hirsch.
Awards MTV Movie Award for Biggest Badass Star, Baeksang Arts Award for Most Popular Male in Television, Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Male Artist, Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Dance Performance - Solo, Mnet Asian Music Award for Best New Male Artist, Mnet Asian Music Award for Mobile Popularity, Mnet Asian Music Award for Most Popular Music Video, Baeksang Arts Award for Best New Actor in Film, Golden Disc Award Song Division, Golden Disc Award for New Rising Star Award in Digital Music, Grand Bell Hallyu Popularity Award, Golden Disc Award Album Division
Nominations Mnet Asian Music Award for Artist of the Year, Mnet Asian Music Award for Song of the Year, Mnet Asian Music Award for Album of the Year, Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Music Video, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Dance Performance, Blue Dragon Film Award for Best New Actor, Grand Bell Award for Best New Actor, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, Mnet Asian Music Award for Overseas Viewer, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, Asian Film Award for Best Actor, Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Video Performer
Movies For Love or Money, The Prince, R2B: Return to Base, Ninja Assassin, Speed Racer, I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK, Uhm Bok-dong, Prey, Speed Racer: Wonderful World of Racing - The Amazing Racer Family
Star Sign Cancer
Uijeongbu, South Korea: Korean Army for compulsory service. [October 2011]
Promoting his 4th Album "Rain's World" in Korea [October 2006]
Promoting his Special Album "Back to the Basic" (released 4/10) in Korea. [May 2010]
Preparing for a World Premiere Concert (Nov, 2006) [November 2006]
Legend of Rainism concert tour in Jakarta Indonesia and Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA; Japan fan meeting. [December 2009]
Promoting release of the movie Ninja Assassin and performing in his "Legend of Rainism" concert tour in Hong Kong. [November 2009]
He founded the K-pop idol group MBLAQ in 2009.
His favorite actress is Gong Li.
Rain created a clothing design company, JTune Creative, and launched his Six to Five fashion brand with a combination runway fashion show and mini-concert in Seoul, Korea, on Dec 23, 2008. Expansion abroad began with his star-studded fashion show concert in Hong Kong on June 6, 2009 and another in Macau on June 27th.
As part of a group of pan-Asian artists, Rain sang in front of 91,000 people at the 2008 Olympics Closing Ceremony in the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing
On Jan 9, 2008, Forbes Magazine named Korean Pop as one of twenty global trends and showed Rain as its exemplar in their segment "In Pictures: 20 Trends Sweeping The Globe" and it's accompanying article "Planet Pop".
In his "Rainy Day" Concert Tour from Jan 29, 2005 to Feb 3, 2006, Rain performed in 10 cities in 6 countries. All 162,000 seats of the tour were completely sold out, including the two final concerts at Madison Square Garden on Feb 2nd and 3rd, 2006. Chosum Ilbo News reported US ticket sales as 11000 and total seats sold as 170,000.
The "Rain's Coming" World Tour began with two concerts in Las Vegas at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, then ran from Oct 13, 2006 to Oct 27, 2007 covering 12 cities in 10 countries. Over 250,000 people attended. The tour Production Designer was Roy Bennett, who designed Madonna's "Confessions" Tour, and the Tour Director/Choreographer was Jamie King, who staged world tours for Madonna, Ricky Martin, Pink, and Christina Aguilera.
Rain was named in People Magazine's Most Beautiful People in the World issue on May 7, 2007.
Rain is known for his many charity efforts, a few notable examples: In 2005 He donated money to have 50 drinking water wells built and in 2007 to have playgrounds built in Cambodia. In 2006 Rain participated in the Love Photography Exhibition to help find adoptive parents and was appointed World Vision HIV/AIDS Ambassador. A percent of his 2006-2007 World Tour concert proceeds were donated to assist children orphaned by AIDs. In 2007 he participated in the MTV EXIT campaign against human trafficking. In 2008 he volunteered in the Taean oil spill cleanup and donated 300 million won. In 2009 he performed in Jackie Chan's "Good Friends" concert (all proceeds donated to charity) and participated in the Green Ribbon Hope Walking Campaign to raise funds for prevention and to help find missing children.
Discovery Channel featured Rain in a documentary called "Hip Korea: Seoul Vibes" which began airing in 170 countries in January 2009, starting with Australia and New Zealand, followed by Asia and then Europe.
Lived in poverty, his mother died when he was in his teens.
His mentor was singer/danger/music composer Park Jin Young. In order to become a trainee, Rain had to dance for 5 hours straight.
Was a back-dancer for famous Korean artists such as Park Jin Young before he made his debut as an artist.
Rain was named in Time Magazine's Most Influential People in the World issue in May 2006 (http://www.time.com/time/2006/time100/) with an article which labeled him the "face of pop globalism" (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1187264,00.html). He attended the Time 100 red carpet gala event at the Time Warner Center in New York City on May 8, 2006.
On April 24, 2002, Rain debuted on the KM TV Music Tank program performing the song Nappun Namja (translated "Bad Guy" or "Evil Man" in English). His first album, released in the same month, was also known by this hit title track.
He is a singer, dancer and actor in Korea and well-known in Asia.
His first U.S. concert on Feb 2, 2006 at Manhattan Madison Square Garden Theater (5000 seats) in New Your City sold out immediately so another performance on Feb 3rd was added which also sold out. P. Diddy, JoJo and Omarion appeared with him on stage and Omarion danced to his song Nappun Namja (Bad Guy).
Stage name is "Rain".
Collects shoes as a hobby.
Xu Chengxun (as Rain, Zhixun Zheng)
Naegen Neomoo Salangseuleoun Geunyeo
Mark (as Jung Ji-Hoon)
Al-too-bi: Riteon too beiseu
Taehoon or Tae-hun
Domangja: Plan B
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK
I jukilnomui sarang
Sangdooya hakgyo kaja!
Speed Racer: Wonderful World of Racing - The Amazing Racer Family
Video documentary short
Up Close with Carrie Keagan
Made in Hollywood
Hip Korea: Seoul Vibes - Jihoon Jung
TV Movie documentary
The Colbert Report
Award shared with
MTV Movie Award
MTV Movie Awards
Biggest Badass Star
Baek Sang Film
Baek Sang Art Awards
Best New Actor
Award shared with
Asian Film Award
Asian Film Awards
Grand Bell Award
Grand Bell Awards, South Korea
Best New Actor
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[on training for 'Ninja Assassin'] I trained for six hours a day for six months. Five hours on martial arts and one hour on total body fitness. Their system is amazing. It's not just about lifting weights and cutting out chocolate. It combines a re-growth diet and a lot of core strength building. It's about the entire body, inside and out, not just single muscle building. It was hard, but it was incredibly rewarding.
The biggest competition is myself. I am not looking to follow others or pull them down. I'm planning to test my own boundaries.
I dedicated my 20s, my passion and energy to the name 'Rain.' I always did my best and I thought if I did, it would eventually show and even if it didn't turn out well, I wouldn't have any regrets.