Jung Jinyoung 정진영 is the leader and lead vocalist of B1A4.
Jinyoung was born on Monday, November 18, 1991 in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do.
Like fellow member CNU, he was born in the Chinese Year of the Ram. He's a Scorpio. Like fellow member Baro, he's 178 cm or 5'10" tall. Jinyoung, CNU, Sandeul, and Gongchan share the blood type A.
Jinyoung attended Cheongju University. He has an older sister named Jiyoung.
He acted in dramas “The Thousandth Man” (2012), “She Is Wow” (2013), “Persevere, Goo Hae-Ra” (2015), “Warm and Cozy” (2015), and “Love in the Moonlight” (2016). He also appeared in minor roles in the KBS drama "My Mom, Super Mom" and MBC Dramanet's “Chosun Police.” He received the Best New Actor award for his role in “Love in the Moonlight” at the 2016 KBS Drama Awards.
During the shooting of the music video for “I Only Learned the Bad Things," B1A4 went back and forth, shooting both in Gangnam and a studio in Kyungki–do. Jinyoung had a high fever but didn‘t say or show that he was in pain and focused entirely on the recording. He collapsed right after he completed the shoot and was rushed to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with enteritidis (intestinal inflammation).
On their debut EP Let's Fly, Jinyoung wrote and composed the song “Bling Girl." Baro has stated that it was written about Jinyoung‘s elementary school girlfriend. Jinyoung also wrote and composed “Wonderful Tonight” on the album It B1A4. He was a trainee for at least 2 years. When asked about his first impressions of the other members, he responded that he expected CNU “wouldn‘t talk much,” for Baro to be “a frivolous/playful one,” and for Sandeul to be “completely innocent.” He said that Gongchan seemed “chic."
Jinyoung plays the guitar. One of his favorite singers is Lee Seungchul, and one of his favorites songs is Kim Bumsoo's "Once Upon a Day."
His biggest treasure is his laptop. His motto is "live humbly." He's considered the group dad. He's a good cook and he loves Spam. His personal talent is imitating a helicopter, a water droplet, a vacuum cleaner, sports cars, and Doraemon.