Jo Jin-ho (조진호), formerly known by the stage name Jino, is a South Korean singer and currently a member of South Korean boy group Pentagon under Cube Entertainment. He is a former SM Entertainment trainee and member of the project group SM the Ballad.
In 2008, Jinho won first place in the SM Everysing Contest. He later became a trainee through SM Entertainment’s casting system in the same year.
In November 2010, Jinho made his debut as a member of SM the Ballad alongside Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, Shinee’s Jonghyun, and TraxX’s Jay. Despite the great reception, with the group’s debut EP reaching number one on the charts, Jinho did not do any further activities with the agency after the promotions for the group concluded that year.
In 2015, Jinho left SM Entertainment and began working as a singing tutor at Modern K Academy. Modern K Academy encouraged Jinho to audition at Cube, their CEO has close connections with Cube Entertainment and had a hand in creating Pentagon, being in charge of talent development.
Making it through the audition process Jinho participated in Pentagon Maker making it to the final lineup and debuting with the group October 10, 2016.
Starting in 2017, Jinho started a personal project titled “Magazine Ho” releasing covers in various genres and languages on the first of each month. With this project he has worked with and featured other artists such as CLC’s Sorn, (G)I-dle’s Jeon So-yeon, and band mates Hongseok, Kino and Shinwon.
Jinho held his first mini live concert on March 17 which is a part of his ‘Magazine Ho’ cover songs project.
On December 17, 2018. Cube announced his second mini live concert “Magazine Ho Vol.2 – Ready Ho” on 19 January at Ilchi Art Hall which sold in seconds. Members Hongseok & Kino were present as special guests during the concert.