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Nicole promoting "Champions (Prod.Tome&Jame)" (2019)

Nicole (니콜) is a Korean pop singer under B2M Entertainment. She was thea member of the girl group KARA, and a member of the one-time unit Dazzling RED. In October, it was announced that Nicole would depart from KARA. She officially left the group in January 16, 2014 due to her not renewing her contract with DSP Media.

Profile

  • Stage Name: Nicole (니콜) (ニコル)
  • Real Name: Nicole Jung (니콜정)
  • Korean Name: Jung Yongjoo (정용주)
  • Nickname: Yongjoo, Tweety, Cole, Nikori, Ko Ri, Cole ah, Nicol Nicol Nicolru (Japanese)
  • Birthdate: October 7, 1991 (1991-10-07) (age 27)
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: Christian
  • Height: 165cm
  • Weight: 45kg
  • Education:
    • Global Christian School
    • Laurel Springs School
  • Language: English (Fluent), Japanese (Basic), Spanish (Basic)
  • Instruments: Violin
  • Skills / Talent: Dancing, singing, rapping, English, cooking, TV personality
  • Hobbies: Violin, watching movies, listening to music, making food, eating
  • Favorite Korean Artist: Shinhwa
  • Agency:

Information

Nicole promoting First Romance (2014)

Debut

Nicole Jung was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Glendale. In February 2006, Nicole left the United States to South Korea to become a singer. She signed with DSP Entertainment and debuted in 2007 with KARA as a vocalist, rapper, and the maknae, or youngest. When member Sung Hee withdrew from the group, Jung's role in the group changed. She was no longer the maknae which went to Ji Young, and she became a lead vocalist.

She was featured on Sunha's first album Fahrenheit in the song "String", and she wrote the rap lyrics for "Rock U" and also came up with the "Yo Jump" segment for the song's choreography. Jung also joined Star Golden Bell, hosting the segment "Let's Think Alike (Season 2)" in which the guests have to guess a term or title from her clues; the challenge comes due to her comparative lack of skill and experience with the Korean language. Jung also sang a duet called "Happy And" with Noel member Kang Kyoon Seong.

First Romance

On January 13, 2014, it was announced that Nicole would be withdrawing from KARA due to the expiration of her contract with DSP Media and that Nicole will be flying to the States for two months to focus on improving her vocal and dance skills while preparing to make a solo debut.

On October 14, 2014, Nicole officially signed an exclusive contract with B2M Entertainment.

Her solo debut mini album First Romance was released on November 19, 2014 and the title song MAMA, which was used to promote the mini album. The mini album has sold 10,137 copies in 2014

Japanese promotions

On June 24, 2015, Nicole released her first single Something Special in Japan. Eight months later she released her second Japanese single DON'T STOP on February 17, 2016, followed by her first studio album bliss in April.

Korean Discography

Nicole promoting "Something Special" (2015)
Nicole promoting bliss (2016)

Mini-Albums

Digital Singles

Collaborations/Other

Japanese Discography

Studio Albums

Singles

Filmography

Drama

  • [2008] The Person Is Coming
  • [2011] URAKARA
  • [2014] Secret Love

Television

Film

  • [2011] My Way (cameo)
  • [2013] KARA The Animation

Music Video

Trivia

  • Her mother owns a noodle shop in Seoul.
  • She is good friend of SHINee's Key and Girls' Generation's Seo Hyun.
  • She has two puppies, Mocha and Chino.
  • Her favorite color is orange.
  • Her favorite food is potato chips.

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