Chung Jae-Young (born May 2, 1977), better known by her stage name J, is a Korean R&B/Soul artist who is known for her soft unique voice tone. She attended Northern Virginia Community College. She was discovered in a beauty pageant for Koreans in Washington D.C. The contest allowed her to get the attention of a music producer from Korea. Her first album J-Gold and J-Blue R&B/Hip-hop came out in 1998.
It was not until her second album In L.O.V.E., that she achieved success, with her lead single, a mellow mid-tempo R&B ballad number "어제처럼" (Just like Yesterday) ranking #1 on various Korean TV network charts. J took part in the production of her third album, Beautiful Ones, which was released in the summer of 2001.
After releasing her fourth album, Dim the Lights, J went back to the U.S to take a break and improve her musical techniques. In 2004, J released her fifth album The Crush of Love. She wrote four tracks on the album. Despite the positive reception of critics, the album was not well received by the public.
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