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April 23, 2011 at 9:08 am

Rain/BI

Jung Ji-Hoon or mostly known by people as Rain is a South Korean pop and R&B singer, model, dancer, actor, producer, businessman, and designer. Rain’s musical discography had included a total of seven albums (six for Korean and one for Japanese), 19 singles and a numerous concert tours around the world. Rain’s acting career had started in 2003, when he had won the KBS New Actor award for his male role in the drama, “Sang Doo! Let’s Go To School”. In the year 2004, he had won the KBS Excellence in acting award for his leading role in the drama, Full House. After his role to A love to Kill, he had done his first Korean film, I’m a Cyborg, But that is ok on the year 2006. For the said film, he had won the Alfred Bauer Prize during the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2008, he had acted in the American film Speed Race and on the next year, 2009, he had acted for Ninja Assasin where he got to be the first Korean to win an MTV award.

In the year 2007, he had left his management company JYP Entertainment to start his own company named as J. Tune Entertainment. On the same year, he was included for the People’s Most Beautiful People on its “first time beauties 2007” section. In a press release, rain had once stated that he was much honored to be on the said list, and he had also noted that this will be a great chance for his career to boost up and raise the public awareness of United States about his existence.

On November 24th of 2008, The Commission of Youth Protection had judged Rainism, for being inappropriate for people under 19 years old because of the said song.  In the song, there are lyrics stating “Trembling inside your shaking body is my magic stick/Feeling the impassable limit of the body shake” and were considered knotty because of the sexual content and hints. He has re-released a clean version” of the song shortly after, but instead of altering the original album’s contents, he just put a stamp on the album that says it is not good for people who were under 19 years old.

In the year 2008, he had acted in his first American film Speed Racer who has been directed by the Wachowski Brothers. In the said film, he had played the role of the racer Taejo Togokahn. He made his starring debut on his film Nina Assassin in the year 2009, playing the main character role of Raizo. The film was directed by James McTeigue and had produced by Joel Silver and also the Wachowski Brothers.

Rain had done the legend of Rainism Tour at the Coliseum at Caesars Palace in the Las Vegas, Nevada on the 24th – 25th of December, 2009. In there, he had performed most of his songs from his album, Rainism. The Legend of Rainism Tour was also held concerts in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Las Vegas

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