Topics: Hwang Jung-eum - Wikipedia
Hwang Jung-eum debuted with K-pop girl group Sugar in 2001 as a lead vocalist, but left the group in 2004 to pursue a solo career.   Hwang appeared as one of the recurring guests of the variety show Love Letter from 2004 to 2006, in which her onscreen pairing with Kim Jong-min became popular.  She officially made her acting debut in the television drama The Person I Love in 2007. 
After her turn on High Kick , Hwang signed numerous advertising contracts, and in interviews she often tells the story of how she had just ₩487 ( US$0.45 ) in her bank account when she started the show but walked away with ₩1.2 billion when it ended.   She was later ranked 18th on Forbes Korea' s Top 40 Celebrities in 2011,   ranked 7th on the list of richest K-pop idols on Mnet 's Idol Chart Show ,  and among the Top 7 Female Commercial Stars in Korea as compiled by Ilgan Sports.   
In February 2010, Hwang hosted MBC 's Star Dance Battle together with Kim Shin-young , Oh Sang-jin , and Shin Bong-sun.  Later in December, she was also one of the co-hosts of the annual music program SBS Gayo Daejeon along with Super Junior 's Heechul , CNBLUE 's Jung Yong-hwa , and 2AM 's Jo Kwon.