RAIN (Korean singer)
Legal name: 정지훈
Also performs as: 비
Jung Ji-hoon (Korean: 정지훈, Chinese: 鄭智薰, Japanese: チョン・ジフン, born June 25, 1982), better known by his stage name Rain, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer.
Rain's musical career includes seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese), 28 singles and numerous concert tours around the world. His acting career began in 2003, when he won the KBS Best New Actor award for his role in the drama Sang Doo! Let's Go To School. In 2004, Rain won the KBS Excellence in Acting (Best Actor) award for his role in the drama Full House with Song Hye Kyo. After starring in A Love To Kill with Kim Sa-rang (actress) and Shin Min-a, he acted in his first Korean film, I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006), which won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. Rain has acted in the American films Speed Racer (2008) and Ninja Assassin (2009), the latter of which made him the first Korean to win an MTV award. Rain acted in another Korean film, R2B: Return to Base, that was released in August 2012.
In 2007, Rain left the management of JYP Entertainment and started his own company, J. Tune Entertainment but still retains collaborative relationship with Park Jin-young. In 2013, it was announced he would be discharged from the army on July 10, 2013, and Rain had signed a contract with Cube DC, a sub-label of Cube Entertainment whose CEO is the former President of JYP Entertainment.