Who is Wheein from Mamamoo K-pop girl group? Wiki Bio
Jung Whee-in, better known by her stage name Wheein, was born in Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea, on 17 April 1995, her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds South Korean nationality. She is a singer and a songwriter signed to the RBW South Korean entertainment company, and best known for being a vocalist of the Mamamoo South Korean girl band.
Early life and education
Wheein was raised a single child in Jeonju by her middle-class parents, so apparently able to do whatever she wanted; she was always modest and actually wanted nothing more rather than to sing and spend time with her friends.
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Her parents noticed that she was a good singer while she was still very young, and thus enrolled her at a music school to improving her skills. She attended Jeonju Elementary School, later enrolling at Sacred Heart Girl’s Middle School and Wonkwang Information Arts High School, and upon matriculation focused on becoming a famous singer, thus not enrolling at college.
Career as a singer
Wheein is best known for being one of the four singers of the Mamamoo band – the other three girls are Solar, Moonbyul, and Hwasa.
It was formed in 2014 by RBW – formerly known as WA Entertainment – the group was officially launched on 18 June 2014, when they performed their “Mr. Ambiguous” single, with some critics stating that this was one of the best K-pop debuts ever.
While working their way up in the music industry, the girls were mostly collaborating with other artists, such as K. Will in “Peppermint Chocolate” and Bumkey in “Don’t Be Happy”, and then released their debut extended play (EP) entitled “Hello” in 2014, and their first original soundtrack for the “Marriage, Not Dating” Korean drama entitled “Love Lane”.
Their second EP – “Piano Mane” – was released on 21 November 2014, and reached #41 on Gaon’s Digital Chart, helping Mamamoo become one of the most popular K-pop bands in South Korea. They released their third EP on 19 June 2015 entitled “Pink Funky”, with its lead single “Um Oh Ah Yeh” becoming extremely popular, reaching #3 o the Gaon Chart.
Their first concert was organized on 13 August 2016, with the 7,000 tickets sold in less than a minute. Their debut full-length album “Melting” was released on 26 February 2016, reaching #3 on the Gaon Chart, while their fourth EP “Memory” was released on 7 November 2016.
Their fifth EP “Purple” came out on 22 June 2017, and their sixth – “Yellow Flower” – followed on 7 March 2018, and the seventh “Red Moon” in July 2018. Their two most recent EPs are “Wind Flower” (November 2018) and “White Wind” (March 2019), while their second full-length album entitled “Reality in Black” was released on 14 November 2019.
Wheein launched her career as a solo singer in 2018 with her song “Easy”, while her second single “Good Bye” in 2019 won her a nomination for the song of the year in 2020. She released her debut album entitled “Soar” on 4 September 2019.
Wheein is also a bit of a TV personality, as she appeared in the 55th and 56th episodes of the “King of Mask Singer” reality TV show, airing on the MBC Network, and in five episodes of the “Secret Unnie” series which aired on JTBC Network in 2018.
Love life and boyfriends
Wheein andher friends from Mamamoo, have all been trying to keep their private affairs out of the spotlight, but Wheein stated in an interview that her ideal type of a man is Beenzino Sunbaenim, and not only that but he is also her crush. Beenzino – real name is Lim Sung-bin – is a South Korean rapper currently signed to Illionaire Records.
Although from South Korea, he spent most of his childhood in Christchurch in New Zealand, but around the age of 14 went back to South Korea and attended high school. After matriculation, he enrolled at Seoul National University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in sculpture in 2014.
His first solo album entitled “24:26” was released in 2012 while he was still studying at the university, and he steadily made his way up in rap music, with his most popular single being “Dali, Van, Picasso”. Wheein has not commented about any other men, and she currently appears to be single.
Likes and hobbies
Wheein’s main hobby is freestyle rapping and singing her heart out, apparently with ease – her freestyle raps are known to be hilarious. She is very energetic, and enjoys being on the move all the time; she is always doing something during the day, such as going for a walk, running or cycling, so she doesn’t like rainy days as they give so little space to things she enjoys doing. Her two favorite music genres are Urban and R&B, while she is a huge fan of the Seventeen idol boy group with 13 members.
She is interested in arts, especially photography, and has tried becoming a photographer herself – she enjoys taking selfies, and numerous of these can be seen uploaded onto her Instagram account. She is also keen on drawing. She is a huge lover of food, and enjoys watching culinary shows on TV, while referring to herself as a ‘Snack Queen’, she also likes watching movies starring Lee Min-ho and Kim Soo-hyun, especially “The Bittersweet”, “Our School’s E.T.”, and “The Thieves”.
Appearance and net worth
Wheein is 24 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall, and weighs around 114lbs (52kgs). Her net worth is estimated at over $1 million, as of early 2020.