JinJoo Lee is a South Korean pop-rock guitarist and singer who is a part of the pop-rock band, DNCE. Lee is one of the few talented guitarists in the country and has featured alongside other superstars such as Jordin Sparks and JoJo. Her story is such an incredible rise from nothing to the highest stage in the music industry.
Read on as we guide you through her biography, boyfriend, and other facts you may want to know.
JinJoo Lee’s Biography, Age
JinJoo Lee was born on November 15, 1987, in Incheon, a city located North West of South Korea. She is of Korean descent and her nationality is South Korean. There is little or no information regarding her parents or siblings except that she has a younger brother, Yongwon Lee. We also know that her love for music must have been inspired by her family because she learned to play the guitar all by herself at the age of 12 so that she could play for the family band. However, the name of the family band remains unknown. Not satisfied with music at that level, she moved to Hollywood, Los Angeles, leaving home for the first time when she was just 19. To blend in properly with the new culture she found herself in, she learned to speak English and found herself at the Hollywood Musicians Institute.
Her career has grown in leaps and bounds ever since which has seen her perform alongside Hollywood’s finest musical talents such as Charli XCX, Jordin Sparks, JoJo, Cee Lo Green (with Scarlet Fever, an all-female backing band for promotional events), etc. She is now with the band called DNCE as the guitarist for the group.
JinJoo Lee loves the guitar and she has carved out a profession from it. Having honed her guitar skills by taking special guitar classes, she got a massive window to showcase her acquired skill when she played alongside the Grammy-nominated singer, Jordin Sparks in 2009. That opportunity brought her fame and she would later go on a tour with American pop-rock band, The Jonas Brothers that same year. Between 2010 and 2011, she was on a tour with American singer and rapper, Cee Lo Green as a part of “Scarlet Fever”, an all-backing female band. Furthermore, she has played the guitar for artists such as British singer, Charli XCX and American singer, JoJo.
Presently, JinJoo Lee is a member of the rock band, DNCE – the only female member of the 4-man band where she is the guitarist. DNCE was formed in 2015 by Joe Jonas, Jack Lawless and JinJoo Lee. The name “DNCE” is actually a coinage from the word “dance” which was the title of a song they worked on in their debut album. The group is presently made up of Joe Jonas – lead singer, Cole Whittle – drummer, Jack Lawless – keyboardist (also plays the bass guitar) and JinJoo Lee – guitarist.
On September 18, 2015, they released their first single, Cake by the Ocean which crawled to reach top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100. They released their debut EP on October 23, 2015, and embarked on their debut tour which they tagged “The Greatest Tour Ever” in November 2015. They announced they would release their first studio album in November 2016 and on November 18, 2016, DNCE was released as promised. They released a single Kissing Strangers in which they collaborated with rapper Nicki Minaj.
Is She Married? Affairs, Boyfriend
The sexy guitarist JinJoo Lee is single and not married. She is not a lesbian and her sexuality is straight even though she does not even have a boyfriend. Although there are rumours linking her to DNCE lead singer, Joe Jonas, we can confirm that there is no truth to it. These rumours started flying in 2016 after they were seen shopping together in a mall but the truth remains that both parties have confirmed anything (even though they have not denied it either). Vibes from Lee seems to suggest that she is focusing on her career and doesn’t want to be distracted by relationships at the moment.
Other Facts About JinJoo Lee
JinJoo Lee’s height is around 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm) and her weight is around 51 kg. She loves experimenting with her hair, which has taken several colours at different times.
In 2017, Lee, alongside her band members became ambassadors for the tennis shoe brand, “K. Swiss”.
JinJoo Lee is the only girl in the 4-man DNCE rock band and she loves that fact.
She has performed with big names in the music industry including, JoJo, Jordin Sparks, Charli XCX, etc.
DNCE is not JinJoo Lee’s only band. She was a one-time member of an all-female band, Scarlet Fever.
She knew lead singer Joe Jonas before DNCE. They first met in 2009 while she was on tour with the American pop-rock band, The Jonas Brothers.
You can rarely spot Lee without sunglasses as can be seen from the different types of sunglasses she wears at all times, even on stage.