Date of Birth : 1976/03/25
Debut : 1999
Education : Kyung-hee Cyber University (Culture Arts Management Studies)
Physique : 169cm, 50kg
Summer of 1999, Baek Ji-young, a sexy dancer with a slightly husky voice, released her first album. The album, including the title song “Choice,” was in a Latin beat, which was fairly new for the Korean audience. However, the combination of Baek Ji-young’s sexy and passionate salsa dance moves with the plaintive melody of the song “Choice” was more than enough to grab the Korean music listeners’ attention.
The following year, Baek released her second album, and with songs such as “Dash” and “Sad Salsa,” Baek Ji-young successfully became a major musician of Korea. Her singing skills, which was even able to hit four octaves topped with her cute look made it impossible for Koreans not to like.
However, in November of the same year her second album was released (and when she was on the zenith of her popularity), she was involved in a sex video scandal and was banned from major broadcast stations. Despite the hard times, Baek made a come-back with her third and fourth album (2001) and (2003), but only through cable television and radio. Nevertheless, her title song “Fall” and “Smile” were loved by her fans, and they were waiting patiently to be able to see Baek Ji-young again on regular major television programs.
Also, during the long recess between Bake's second and third album, she released her second album in Taiwan, and sold nearly 30 thousand copies, marking great success internationally.
Since the release of her 4th album, a collection of Baek’s new songs weren’t produced until 3 years later. In 2006, Baek Ji-young came back with a new album entitled “Smile Again.” The title song of the album, “Won’t Love Again” gained great popularity putting Baek on top of the local charts again after a long time. Baek’s 5th album “Smile Again” took more than 2 year to produce. Prior to the production of the album, more than 50 songs were recorded. The total length of the recordings amounted to more than 1 thousand hours. The best 13 songs were chosen among the 50 songs to be listed in the album. Until her 4th album, Baek focused more on upbeat dance music, but in her 5th album, she displayed her talents in various genres of pop music including lyrical ballads. She didn't leave out dance numbers though with even some remakes of hit songs by other singers.
She continued on with her career releasing her sixth album "The Sixth Miracle" in 2007 and then "Sensibility" in 2008. The title track off her eighth album, "Like Being Shot By A Bullet" swept the charts, even being quoted, sung, or played in variety programs, movies, and dramas. Her raw emotions poured into the song made it easy for fans to not only sing along, but feel along. This song really established Baek as a ballad singer that can not only sing, but move people. This was a subtle turning point in her career when she started being much more involved in OST tracks as well.
Although she released several digital singles for OSTs and did special collaborations with other artists, she laid low until dropping her 8th album in 2011. Her title track, "Average", once again, did not fail to disappoint.
Sorrow (1st album, June 1, 1999) : Adagio, Small Wish, Choice, Sorrow, Burden, Tears, Only Me, Because, Thorn, Winter Longing
Rouge (2nd album, April 18, 2000) : Rouge, Last Scene, Dash, Resentment, Sad Salsa, Tri-Angle, Blue Black, Agape, Litmus, Don't Ask, Dancing All Night, To Be Continued...
Special 1+2 (special compilation album, November 15, 2000) : Tri-Angle, Dash, Adagio, Choice, Agape, Only Me, Sad Salsa, Rouge, Small Wish, Blue Black, Burden, Sorrow, Litmus, Tears, Resentment, Last Scene
Tres (3rd album, June 13, 2001) : Intro, Dream (feat. Zea), Plunge, You & Me, Emotion, Thoughts Of You, Shilly Shally, Survival, Anguish, Latina, Waiting To Win A Woman's Heart, Irony, Doctor Doctor, Emotion
Smile (4th album, September 4, 2003) : Start, Smile, Betrayal, Deep, Tears, I Did It Because I Love You, 2 Man Show (feat. Lee Hwi-jae), A Breakup I was Hoping Was A Dream, En El Anochecer..., Wine, Wedding Party, Feeling (...Butterfly), Life's Praise, Bird
Ultimate Best (2 disc special compilation album, 2003)
Smile Again (5th album, March 30, 2006) : Won’t Love Again, Ez Do Dance, Sad Luck, Woo Ah, Festival, Nail, For The Sake Of Leaving, Don't Leave, Memory's Nail, I Hate You, I Love You, Eclipsed Road, Ironic
Special Best (Ultimate Edition) (special compilation album, October 2, 2003)
Thank You I Can Smile Again (repackaged album, August 18, 2006) : Tomorrow, Afraid It Was A Dream
Sixth Miracle (6th album, September 7, 2007) : Intro, Just Love Is Enough, Reason For Many Tears, There's Not A Single Call, Like An Old Habit, Oversleeping, One Woman, I Love Even Your Sadness, Interlude, I Like, Calmly Calmly, For A Breakup, When I Get A Feeling Of A Feeling, Round And Round
Sensibility (7th album, November 13, 2008) : GO!, Giving Up My Lips, Come Back, Like Being Shot By A Bullet, Lies Only Women Know, Melody (feat. Mighty Mouth), Sentimental City, Keep The Faith, Your Chair, Come Here, All Night (feat. 2AM)
Ego (EP, August 13, 2009) : Candy In My Ear (feat. Taecyeon of 2PM), Wish At Least Rain Would Fall, Say That I'm Okay
Timeless ; The Best (special compilation album, June 29, 2010)
PITTA (8th album, May 19, 2011) : Lost Star, Average, Why Are You Closing Your Eyes, Bad Girl, I Can Drink, Like Nothing's Wrong, Love Game, Once Time Passes, I Won't, Something I Really Hate, Through Ignoring