Koo Jun-hoe, (Hangul: 구준회, born March 31, 1997), known by the stage name Ju-ne is a South Korean singer. He is the main vocalist of the South Korean boy group iKon, signed under YG Entertainment.
He appeared on the 2013 Mnet reality survival programme Win: Who Is Next as part of “Team B”, competing against other YG Entertainment trainees for the chance to debut as a group. He went on to appear in the 2014 follow-up programme Mix & Match, which determined the lineup of iKon, along with bandmates B.I, Bobby, Jay, DK, Song and Chan.
Ju-ne made his first television appearance at the age of thirteen, on the SBS reality programme Star King. In 2011, he appeared on the first season of SBS’ K-pop Star where he made it to the fourth round of auditions.
Ju-ne joined YG Entertainment in April 2012. As a trainee, he appeared as a member of “Team B” on the reality programme Win: Who Is Next, which was aired on Mnet in 2013. The programme was a ‘survival’ show in which two teams of YG trainees, Team A and Team B, competed for the chance to debut as a boy group. Both teams competed in three rounds consisting of a song arrangement, dance performance, and original song composition. The winning team, Team A, was determined via public vote, going on to debut as Winner.
In 2014, YG Entertainment announced that the members of Team B would be returning to compete in a second reality survival show, Mix & Match, with the possibility of debuting as part of a new seven-member boy group. Junhoe was the first trainee announced as a member of the new group, iKON.
iKON debuted as a group in October 2015. As an iKON member, Ju-ne has been involved in production of the group’s songs, including their debut single “Rhythm Ta”.
Ju-ne joined the cast of It’s Dangerous Beyond the Blankets, which first started as a pilot program in August 2017. He was joined by Wanna One’s Kang Daniel and Exo’s Xiumin as two of the fixed members of the show, and began filming on April 5, 2018.
Ju-ne had a minor controversy in September 2018 after posting about Kitano Takeshi on his Instagram and criticising his fans for their comments. The subsequent backlash from his fanbase prompted him to apologise for these events on three separate occasions.