After starring in the popular sitcom New Nonstop, she became more well known and released the other tracks in the album such as her pop ballad style song, Confession and the April Story, which all ranked at the top in various music charts.Jang also served as an MC of the KBS talk show Love Story.By the end of 2001, she received several New Female Artist awards from year-end Music Awards ceremonies and New MC awards from Entertainment Awards ceremonies.

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The delay is due to her continuous work since her debut after she entered the University.

She also received an alumni association award for her contributions to the University during the graduation rites.

Jang made her debut in the entertainment world as a singer on May 2001.

She is known for her hit song Sweet Dream and TV roles in New Nonstop, Successful Story of a Bright Girl, Bratty Princess, Baby Faced Beauty, School 2013, My Love Patzzi, Fated to Love You and I Remember You.

Jang spent most of her childhood in her birthplace, Yeokchon-dong Eunpyeong District in Seoul, South Korea.

She appeared with her father, Ju Heo-Seong who is also an actor, in a play Les Misérables, in her primary school days, thus sparking her interest to become an actress.

Jang also went on to become an advertisement model for some television advertisements in her high school days before entering into the Department of Theater, the Faculty of Fine Arts major in Acting at Chung-Ang University in March 2000.

She started her singing career by becoming a trainee and signing a contract with SM Entertainment.

However, SM Entertainment dropped her due to assumptions that she would have lesser or no popularity than the other competing artists.

Despite SM management's opinion, Jang released her debut album First Story with the title track Burying My Face In Tears.

Initially, it was not well received as it only reached number 12 in Korean music charts.