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Chrystal Soo Jung is a singer and actress from the United States who is currently based in South Korea. She is one of the most prolific artists in the Korean entertainment world today, going by the mononym Krystal. Despite being seen by her future agency S.M. Entertainment at the age of five, she did not begin her career as a child model until 2002, when she appeared in television commercials. S.M. Entertainment arranged dancing lessons for her, and she made her K-pop debut in 2009 alongside four other females as part of the group f(x). Because of the group’s success, she was asked to join another band, S.M. The Ballad. In the year 2010, television came knocking. In the Melody Project, she played a young student in a series of music videos. In 2014, Krystal was cast opposite Rain in the musical romance ‘My Lovely Girl,’ which was her first major role on Korean television. Her elegance and sense of style have earned her numerous prizes, including the Korea Fashion Photographers Association’s 2016 Celebrity of the Year – Photogenic Award. In 2017, she will star in a key role in ‘Unexpected Love,’ a Chinese-Korean co-production.

Childhood and Adolescence

Krystal was born on October 24, 1994, in San Francisco, California, to parents who moved from South Korea in the 1980s. Her father is a lawyer who used to be a boxer, and her mother was a gymnast. Jessica Jung, her older sister, is a well-known singer-songwriter. In the year 2000, she traveled to South Korea with her family. Her travel to the land where her parents were born was her first. During their visit, a member of S.M. Entertainment spotted Krystal and her sister Jessica at a shopping mall and asked them to appear in Shinhwa’s ‘Wedding March’ music video.

The girls’ parents were later approached by a talent agency with an offer to provide them with singing and dancing classes, with the hope of one day pursuing a career in the music industry. Krystal’s father and mother, on the other hand, only took a portion of the offer. While Jessica was allowed to join the agency, they decided that Krystal was too young. Jessica later became a member of the Girl’s Generation K-pop group. Since then, the Jung sisters have worked on numerous occasions.

Krystal began her career in the entertainment industry by appearing in television commercials, including a Lotte commercial with actress Han Ga-in. Her parents ultimately agreed to let her start training with S.M. Entertainment when she was seven years old. The family relocated permanently to South Korea in the same year, and she enrolled at the Korea Kent Foreign School. She went on to Hanlim Performing Arts High School, where she received her diploma on February 7, 2013. She was given a prize for her academic performance at Hanlim. She is currently a theatre student at Sungkyunkwan University.

Career of Krystal

Krystal teamed up with Victoria (Song Qian), Luna (Park Sun-young), Amber (Amber Josephine Liu), and Sulli (Choi Jin-ri) to form f(x), a dance-focused K-pop group, after three years of training. They first appeared in a teaser released on August 24, 2009. Their debut single, ‘LA chA TA,’ was released a week later. The quartet was introduced on MBC’s Music One on September 5. This was their debut appearance on television. She sang the Melody Project’s solo tune “Melody” in 2010. She later co-hosted the music show ‘The M-Wave’ alongside Thunder, a former member of the boy band MBLAQ. In the same year, she made her acting debut in the comedy-drama ‘More Charming by the Day,’ in which she played a tiny role.

In 2011, she competed in SBS’s figure-skating show ‘Kiss & Cry,’ finally winning the competition. She also appeared in the third season of the hit sitcom ‘High Kick 3,’ in which she played a superficial, cosmopolitan girl. She played Lee Bo-na, the spoiled yet kind-hearted daughter of a media mogul in the 2013 series “The Heirs,” in which she was previously in a relationship with the male protagonist Kim Tan (Lee Min-ho). Krystal joined S.M. The Ballad four years after it was founded, in 2014.

On the title tune of TVXQ’s second album, ‘Breath,’ she teamed with Changmin. Her duet with EXO’s Chen, ‘When I Was… When U Were…,’ was so popular that it was performed at the S.M. The Ballad Joint Recital on February 12. ‘Jessica & Krystal,’ a reality show focused on their private life, featuring Krystal with her sister. From June to August 2014, it was broadcast on OnStyle. In SBS’ love drama ‘My Lovely Girl,’ she played the female lead for the first time. She was cast as Yoo se-na, a persona that is very similar to her own. Yoo, like Krystal, is a singer and composer. For the series’ OST, she provided the song ‘All of a Sudden.’

In 2015, Krystal collaborated with Seo Jun-Young on the short film ‘Listen to My Song,’ which was made to mark the 10th anniversary of the fashion magazine ‘W Korea.’ She starred in the tvN dramas ‘The Bride of Habaek’ and ‘Wise Prison Life’ in 2017. She is presently filming ‘Graduation Season,’ a Chinese television series. f(x) has produced four studio albums to date: “Pinocchio” (2011), “Pink Tape” (2013), “Red Light” (2014), and “4 Walls” (2015); two Extended Plays, “Nu ABO” (2010) and “Electric Shock” (2012); and one video album, “f(x) Dimension 4 – Docking Station in Japan” (2016).

Major Projects of Krystal

At one point or another, all of f(xstudio )’s albums have topped the Korean music charts. The second album, ‘Pink Tape,’ also charted at #1 in the United States. It was the group’s debut effort after a year away, and it was released on July 29, 2013, through KT Music. The album’s first single, ‘Rum Pum Pum Pum,’ was voted 59th on Billboard’s list of the 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.

Achievements & Awards

Krystal received her first award as a member of the f(x) group when she and her bandmates were named “Rookie(s) of the Month (September)” at the Cyworld Digital Music Awards in 2009. Since then, the group has won a slew of other accolades, including four Gold Discs, three Korean Entertainment Awards, two Korean Music Awards, two Mnet Asian Music Awards, and one Seoul Music Award. For ‘More Charming by the Day,’ Krystal won the MBC Entertainment Award for Best Newcomer in a Sitcom or Comedy in 2010. She and Kang Min-hyuk won the Best Couple Award at the 2nd DramaFever Awards in 2014 for their work on ‘The Heirs.’

Personal Experiences of Krystal

In April 2016, Krystal began dating Kai, a member of the Chinese-Korean boy band EXO. EXO, like f(x), is a member of the E.M. Entertainment family. They are the same age and both joined the agency’s talent program at the same time. They grew up training together, and even though they went on to form their own successful ensembles, their bond remained as close as ever. When rumors of a romance started to circulate, their entertainment agency came forward and confirmed it. They did, however, break up in June 2017.

Estimated Net Worth

Krystal Jung net worth: Krystal Jung is a $14 million-dollar-rich American singer and actor. In October of 1994, Krystal Jung was born in San Francisco, California. She is well recognized for her roles in the bands f(x) and S.M. The Ballad. f(x) is a Korean female group who formed in 2009 and released their debut studio album Pinocchio in 2011, which debuted at number one in the country.