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." However, he finally got in as producer Park Jin-young saw his drive and persistence.In 2002, Jung 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.The Rain's Coming World Tour began on December 15, 2006 at Seoul Olympic Stadium in Seoul and was scheduled to continue through 2007 to various parts of Asia, His tour incorporated the talents of producers and stage designers (such as Jamie King and Roy Bennett) who have been involved with the concert tours of other artists such as U2, Michael Jackson, Ricky Martin, Madonna, Britney Spears, and The Rolling Stones.
In April 2006, Rain was mentioned by Time magazine which listed him as one of the "100 Most Influential People Who Shape Our World." Colbert jokingly retaliated by producing a parody of Rain's music video for "Ways to Avoid the Sun" called "He's Singin' In Korean", and challenged Rain to a dance-off or a "cuddle-off", or a "spoon-off".On May 5, 2008, Rain appeared in a surprise guest segment at the end of The Colbert Report, and proceeded to engage Colbert in a dance-off on a Dance Dance Revolution machine.Rain lost his mother as she struggled with diabetes and died in December 2000.Within that same year, Rain was recruited as a trainee for JYP Entertainment, led by recording artist and producer Park Jin-young.Once again, Rain topped Time Magazine's TIME 100 poll.
The following year, Rain made his third appearance in the TIME 100 poll.In 2007, Rain left the management of JYP Entertainment to start his own company, J.Tune Entertainment, but still retains collaborative relationship with Park Jin-young.He first achieved breakthrough success with his third Korean album, It's Raining (2004), which spawned the number one single of the same name.The album sold a million copies in Asia, and established Rain as an international star., born June 25, 1982), better known by his stage name Rain, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer.