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Biography of Jessi

Jessica Ho, best known as Jessi, is an American rapper, singer, and entertainer based in South Korea. She was born to Ho Jong-jin and Ho Sun-hwa on December 17, 1988. Born in New York, raised in New Jersey, and relocated to South Korea when she was 15 years old.

Along with Tiffany Young and Jessica Jung from Girls’ Generation, she attended Korea Kent Foreign School. In the same audition as her two classmates, she was accepted by S.M. Entertainment. She made the decision not to join the label, though, as she felt its musical style did not align with her own. She struggled to adjust to Korean culture before taking a break from the music industry. She did not achieve immediate success following her debut. Sometimes she had to sleep in saunas as she did not have enough money for a place to stay.

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Jessi was greatly influenced by American hip-hop culture while growing up in the 1990s. She has even called that time period the “golden age” of the hip-hop genre. Jessi’s distinctive musical taste was influenced by listening to artists like Biggie, Whitney Huston, Jay-Z, TLC, Mariah Carey, and Maria. After taking part in the reality competition programme Unpretty Rapstar, where she had to compete against contestants who were much younger than her, Jessi’s popularity skyrocketed. Her strong performance and charisma captured the audience’s attention despite the fact that she placed second in the competition. On this show, she also ran into her first controversy when some viewers complained that she was being too confrontational.

Early Career

Jessi made her debut in South Korea in 2005 as a member of the hip-hop group Uptown. She briefly left the group in 2006 to pursue a solo career but returned in 2009 as a member of the hip-hop trio Lucky J. The group disbanded in 2016, after which she left YMC Entertainment and joined Psy’s record label P Nation. She continued her solo career under P Nation until 2022 when she left the label.

Several of her solo and group singles have achieved commercial success; five of them made the Gaon Digital Chart’s Top 10, including her highest-charting solo single “Nunu Nana” and the number-one single by the South Korean supergroup Refund Sisters, “Don’t Touch Me.”

Jessi is a well-known performer in Korean variety shows. She participated in the first season of Mnet’s hip-hop competition show Unpretty Rapstar, where she got the second place, and as a result gained widespread recognition. She is a familiar face on Korean variety shows. She rose to prominence after coming second in the first season of Mnet’s hip-hop competition show Unpretty Rapstar. She has also been a judge on the reality shows High School Rapper and Cap-teen, as well as a host on her own SBS-sponsored YouTube talk show, Jessi’s Showterview.

She is also notable for her regular appearances in programs with comedian Yoo Jae-suk, such as guest appearances in the popular variety show, Running Man, and the new talk show, Hangout with Yoo. She is also a series regular in the new show, The Sixth Sense. Under the name Jessica Ho, she released her debut solo album, “Get Up,” on December 1, 2005.

On-screen Parts and UN2VERSE

Jessi appeared on the first season of Unpretty Rapstar, a spin-off of Show Me The Money, from January to March 2015. Female rappers compete on the reality show Unpretty Rapstar for the chance to be featured on songs in a compilation album. By audience vote, she was selected as the second-place winner of the competition.

Following her appearance on Unpretty Rapstar, she was a part of the music video and single “Who’s Your Mama?” by JYP, both of which were made available in April 2015. As soon as it was released, the song shot to the top of each of Korea’s nine main music charts. On September 15, she made “Ssenunni,” her debut solo rap song. Jessi was cast in Sister’s Slam Dunk in 2016. From her debut mini-album, Un2verse, she released another rap song in 2017, “Gucci,” on July 13. She released the song “Down” on July 6, 2018.

P Nation and Nuna

After her agreement with YMC Entertainment expired in October 2018, Jessi joined Psy’s record label P Nation in January 2019. On September 23, 2019, “Who Dat B,” her debut single for the label, was made available. On the World Digital Songs Sales chart, “Who Dat B” peaked at number eight, and on the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100, it peaked at number 68. On November 2, she dropped “Drip,” a new rap song by Jay Park. The group’s effort peaked at position 16 on the World Songs chart.

On SBS’s Mobidic YouTube channel, she debuted her brand-new variety programme, Jessi’s Showterview, on June 4, 2020. Nuna, the singer’s second extended play, was released on July 30. Along with the EP, the single “Nunu Nana” was released.

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Jessi in “Nunu Nana” (2020). Credit: Pinterest

Her highest-charting solo single and first top-ten single as a solo artist, “Nunu Nana” peaked at number two on the Gaon Digital Chart. The music video for “Numb” was made available on August 14. As a member of the quartet Refund Sisters, she joined the cast of MBC reality-variety show Hangout with Yoo in August 2020. The group, which consists of Jessi and the Korean singers Lee Hyo-ri, Uhm Jung-hwa, and Hwasa, debuted on October 10 with the release of their first single, “Don’t Touch Me.”, which was for two weeks the top of the Gaon Digital Chart.

She also joined the main cast of the September 2020 premiere of the tvN variety show Sixth Sense,  reuniting with Yoo Jae-suk. She was back for the second season of the show, which debuted in June 2021.

Jessi is Reportedly preparing to Launch Her Own Enterprise

After severing ties with P-Nation in July of this year, musician Jessica Ho is getting ready to launch her own management label, according to media reports from October 7. P-Nation saddenedly announced her departure from the company. She revealed shortly after leaving P-Nation that she wanted to rest so she could plan her next moves. Fans might not have to wait long to see her back in action in light of the aforementioned report.


Extended plays

  • Un2verse (2017)
  • Nuna (2020)

Single albums

  • ” Get Up” (2005)

Digital singles

  • “The Rebirth” (2009)
  • “I Want To Be Me” (2015)
  • “Ssenunni” (2015)
  • “Raise Your Heels” (2015)
  • “Excessive Love” (2016)
  • “Don’t Make Me Cry” (2017)
  • “Down” (2018)
  • “Who Dat B” (2019)
  • “Drip” (2019)
  • “Digital Lover” (2020)
  • ” What Type Of X” (2021)
  • “Cold Blooded” (2021)
  • “Zoom” (2022)

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Personal Life

On the most recent episode of “The Manager,” Jessi opened up about her love life. Comedian Song Eun Yi questioned Jessi about her ideal type on the MBC reality show’s September 19 episode. The singer continued by saying that since splitting from her long-term boyfriend last year, she changed her perspective on what she is looking for in a man.

Net Worth and Lifestyle

Jessica Ho’s net worth is anticipated to be between $2 million and $4 million as of 2022. The rapper, who was unfamiliar, is now a well-known performer in the Korean entertainment scene. Her music career is her main source of income. In addition to more than 15 singles, she has released two extended plays, four Korean drama OSTs, one single album, and one live album. The ratios used to distribute profits vary depending on the entertainment agency.

More than ten years have passed since her debut. The Sixth Sense Season 3 and Jessi’s Showterview, two well-liked variety shows, are currently hosted by her. Given that they are two of the most popular variety shows right now, both shows have enormous domestic and international fan bases. She is currently getting ready for her upcoming single “Zoom,” which will drop on April 13, 2022.

Interesting Facts about Jessi

  1. Jessi has tattoos on her left ear, left scapula and her eyebrow.
  2. Jessica’s surname, ‘Ho’, is identified to be a rare surname in Korea.
  3. In 2021 she chose Jungkook as her ideal type and as the singer she wants to sing a duet with.
  4. Jessi’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius
  5.  Her Chinese zodiac sign is the Dragon.
  6. Jessi’s IQ is 137.


  • Golden Disc Awards 2021
    Best Solo Artist (2021)
  • Korea First Brand Awards 2021
    Best R&B/Hip-Hop Artist (2021)
    Hot Icon (2021)
  • Seoul Music Awards 2021
    Best R&B Hip-Hop Award – “Nunu Nana” (2021)
  • SBS Entertainment Awards 2020
    Rookie Award – SBS Mobidic: Jessi’s Showterview (2020)
  • Mnet Asian Music Awards 2020
    Favourite Dance Performance – Female Solo – “Nunu Nana” (2020)
  • MBC Entertainment Awards 2020
    Excellence Award in Music/Talk Category – Female – Omniscient Interfering  View & Hangout with Yoo (2020)
  • The Fact Music Awards 2020
    Best Performer (2020)
  • Korea Cable TV Awards 2016
    Cable Star Awards – Best Singer (2016)
  • Style Icon Asia 2016
    Awesome Swagger (2016)

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  1. What is Jessi’s real name?
    Jessica Ho is her real name. She was given the name Jessica Ho because she was born in the US to South Korean parents.
  2. Is Jessica Ho married?
    Jessi is not married and is single. She is devoted to her music and entertainment careers.
  3. Under what company does Jessi work in 2022?
    Jessi’s contract with P Nation would expire in June 2022, it was announced on June 10, 2022. Her contract with P Nation would expire in June 2022, it was announced on June 10, 2022.
  4. Has Jessi developed a crush on JK?
    The fiercest woman Jessi in Korean entertainment has a crush on Jungkook of BTS.
  5. What is Jessi’s Instagram ID?
    jessicah_o is her Instagram ID.

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