Rain's musical career includes seven albums six Korean, one Japanese28 singles and numerous concert tours around the world. He achieved breakthrough success with his third Korean album, It's Rainingwhich spawned the number one single of the same name. The album sold a million copies in Asia, and established Rain as an international star.
Rain made his acting debut in the drama Sang Doo! Let's Go To School. His lead role in the pan-Asia hit drama Full House established his status as a Hallyu star. InRain set up his own company, R. His mother died in December as she struggled with diabetes. In a CNN interview and also in a Discovery Channel documentary called Discovering Hip Korea he recalled being repeatedly rejected because of his looks: "In fact, I was told after one audition that my singing and dancing was great but I did not make it because I did not have double eyelids.
During his early years of training, Rain was a backup dancer. InJung debuted as a solo singer with his first solo album titled Bad Guy where he was introduced to the media through his stage name, Rain.
Two singles were released from the album - the eponymous title track "Bad Guy" and "Handshake". Following the success of his debut, Rain released his second album, Rain 2 with the lead single " Ways to Avoid the Sun ". Rain then released his third album, It's Rainingwhich topped music charts in Korea as well as throughout Asia. To promote the release, Rain then embarked on his first tour, Rainy Day Tourwhich spanned a total of Domination (Extended Version) - Flexi Cowboys - Domination concerts in 8 countries.
Rain released his first Japanese album, Eternal Rain on September 13, He held his first Japanese solo concert, Rainy Day Japan. This was followed up by the release of his fourth album, Rain's World which also sold over a million copies in Asia and further established him as one of the top musical acts in Southeast Asia. The success of the album lead to a repackage album, which was released 2 months later.
The concert seated nearly 55, attendees. Tune Entertainmentbut still retains his collaborative relationship with What Have They Done To The Rain - Unknown Artist - Top Six No. 12 Jin-young. Rain's concerts in the United States were also well received. The concert was marketed and promoted by the Asian concert production company Rainstone Live. On October 16,Rain released his fifth Korean album, Rainismwhich spawned the number one hit single "Love Story".
A second single, titled "Rainism", was subsequently released. Rain held a comeback showcase for the album, and appeared in a two-day special program where exclusive footage and interviews of the singer was shown.
On April 6,Rain released a special mini-album titled Back to the Basic including the singles "Love Song" starring Han Ye-seul in the music video  as well as "Hip Song". That's pretty impressive online power for a guy whose main claim to Western fame is a role in the film Ninja Assassin. Along with the Time honor, Rain went on a farewell tour, The Best Show Tourbefore his month compulsory military service.
As a precursor to his new album, Rain starred in a reality show Rain Effectwhich premiered on December On September 7,Rain announced through his Facebook page that he and the CEO had come to a mutual decision to not renew his contract with Cube Entertainment. From late toRain embarked on his What Have They Done To The Rain - Unknown Artist - Top Six No.
12 world tour, titled The Squall. On December 12,R. Company announced that Rain would release a new album in with a series of promotional activities to accompany his musical comeback.
On November 7, it was announced that Rain would come back with a new mini-album in December  Таисия Повалий* - Птица Вольная a comeback special titled Rain is Back airing December 3 on KBS.
Let's Go To School InRain's popularity continued to climb when starred alongside Song Hye-kyo in the hit romantic comedy series Full Housewhich drew solid viewership ratings nationwide throughout its run with a peak viewer rating of InRain returned to the What Have They Done To The Rain - Unknown Artist - Top Six No.
12 screen after five years with KBS action drama The Fugitive: Plan Bin which he plays a young, rich and cunning Korean private investigator. The film, which is Rain's Chinese film debut, premiered in November In MarchRain was cast in the movie Uhm Bok-dong based on a true story that took Downtime - Various - National Anthems during the Japanese colonial rule.
By the release of It's RainingRain, along with Park Jin-youngbegan incorporating hip hop into his sound beginning with the title track. Early in his career, most of Rain's material was handled by JYP for many years along with other songwriters and sometimes, Rain. Tune Entertainment. Thematically, many of Rain's Porta (I Cant Do Anything) - Secret Value Orchestra - Unidentified Flying Object deal with the subjects of love and heartbreak in the case of "I Do" and "Love Story".
Rain's vocal range can be classified in the tenor range. Rain maintains strong stance against lipsyncing during his live performances. Much of his popularity is attributed to his various acting roles varying from television like Full House to indie films like I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK to blockbusters like Ninja Assassin. Before landing his role in Speed Racerhe had expressed the desire to expand beyond the Asian market when he stated in an interview, "The reason I am active in Japan, Hong Kong, China and around Asia is that I want to succeed here and then go even more international I would really like to see, is a top Asian artist emerge strongly from the Asian market, and then go on to succeed in the U.
Rain has even done songs to tie-in with endorsement deals. With his booming popularity throughout the world, he has been deemed a "cultural ambassador" as he has represented South Korea in inter-Asian musical events and has appeared in a Thai published textbook. Six to Five was Rain's first clothing line, since it also was his dream to become a fashion designer. He designed and modeled for the clothing. Tune Entertainment formerly known as Rainy Entertainment. He was scheduled to be CEO of the company, but told the media that he still kept in touch with his mentor and long-time trainer Park Jin Young.
Tune Entertainment's subsidiary, J. It has become the largest shareholder in J. Tune Entertainment, and it is viewed as a strategic alliance between the two companies. On September 7,Rain announced through his Facebook page that he had decided to not renew his contract with Cube Entertainment.
After much speculation due to his departure from Cube, Rain's official website announced he had created his own one-man agency. His music activities will be handled by longtime manager Kim Yong Bae while his acting venture will handled by Park Jong Sun. From toRain donated money to have 50 drinking water wells and playgrounds built in Cambodia. He began taking up causes related to children by participating in the Love Photography Exhibition to help find adoptive parents for children in government care, donating a percent of his and World Tour concert proceeds to children orphaned by AIDS and participating in the Green Ribbon Hope Walking Campaign to raise funds for prevention and to help find missing children.
On his World tour, his scheduled concerts in ShanghaiTorontoSan Franciscoand Hawaii were canceled, followed by the last concert in Los Angeles. The last event at the Staples Center was canceled only two hours prior to opening: Rain's producer blamed the situation on financial problems of the local promoter, while the local promoter blamed Wellmade STAR M calling them too "incompetent to handle the Take A Trip - Pont Aeri Vol.
5* - Take A Trip. Judge Bae Kwang-Kuk ruled in favor of Rain and blamed the plaintiff for poor preparations surrounding the canceled U. In AprilRain and other J. Tune Creative shareholders were accused of embezzling money from Days Gone By - Joe Walsh - The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get company by a fabric manufacturing company. The company claimed they suffered financial losses.
Rain and the shareholders were acquitted of the charges in December of that year. Rain fulfilled his mandatory military service from October until July In JanuaryRain confirmed that he was dating actress Kim Tae-hee which then caused an investigation into whether his dating had What Have They Done To The Rain - Unknown Artist - Top Six No.
12 military rules during his mandatory military service. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. South Korean singer and actor. This is a Korean name ; the family name is Jung. Singer-songwriter dancer record producer actor. Kim Tae-hee m. JYP J. Main article: Rain discography. Further information: List of awards and nominations received by Rain.
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