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.
Kim appeared in television commercials and print ads, before making her acting debut with a small role in the 2001 melodrama Last Present.
In 2002, she starred in the short film Living in New Town and the sitcom Let's Go, followed by Screen and A Problem at My Younger Brother's House in 2003.
During the promotions for my second album, I was approached by a lot of female stars. Back then I thought, 'Why do they want to eat with me?
Rain's musical career includes seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese), 28 singles and numerous concert tours around the world.
Kim Tae-hee was born on 29 March 1980 in Busan, South Korea.
Her father is Kim Yoo Moon, who established and is chairman of Hankook Union Transportation Company in 1984.
Jang started working as a child model at the age of five after he was discovered by a talent agent.
At that time, Jang's parents were selling their house and the agent, who was a prospective buyer, saw Jang.