Baek Ji-Young (백지영) was born on March 25, 1976. She is a South Korean pop and ballad singer.
JiYoung began her music career in 1999, splashing onto the Korean dance scene with her first album Sorrow. The first single, “선택” (Choice), was unusual in that it was one of the first Korean pop songs to feature Latin beats. However, this single proved to be popular and charted very well.
She quickly followed this album with a second, Rouge, which came out in April 2000, selling 360,000 copiesand cementing her status as one of Korea’s most popular female dance artists.
She underwent vocal cord surgery to remove a cyst some time in February 2008. Although there were fears that her singing voice may change, the fear of losing her voice entirely is what prompted her to go ahead with the operation.
Jiyoung have released 8 studio albums. And did many collaborations and soundtraks.
She also made a cameo in SBS’s drama “Secret Garden”.