Jung Jin Young was born in Chungju, South Korea. He is the former leader of the Korean boy band B1A4 under WM Entertainment. He also has an interest in writing and composing music and was trained in both fields. He left WM in 2018 and is now under BB Entertainment, who is managing his solo career.
His first acting role was in the 2012 drama “The Thousandth Man” in which he played the guest role of Min Kyu.