south korean singer and actor
Yoo. In this korean name, the family name is Yoo Young-jae ( korean : 유영재 ; born January 24, 1994 ), besides known mononymously as Youngjae, is a south korean singer and actor. He debuted as an paragon in the six-member group B.A.P under TS Entertainment, where he served as the main singer from 2012 to its dissolution in 2019. He released his debut mini-album Fancy in April 2019 .

early life [edit ]

Yoo was born on January 24, 1994, in Bangbae-dong in the Seocho District of Seoul. He is the irregular and younger son of his don and fashion brand business-owning mother. He lived in a affluent family up until the 1997 asian fiscal crisis ; his family struggled financially thereafter. They lived in a container home plate for a menstruation of time and his father moved away. Yoo lived in a villa in Yongin with his mother and they moved into a basement room in Seoul. He spent his youth playing television games and, in sixth grade, wanted to become a pro-gamer. [ 1 ] In his second gear year of middle school, Yoo sang during a talent show with a group of friends ; he described the cheers for an encore “ only for me ”. The pursuit year, he enrolled in a music hagwon where he began receiving music lessons. [ 2 ]

career [edit ]

2012-2019 : career beginnings and B.A.P [edit ]

Yoo auditioned at several music agencies as a high school student. After spending tens months in communication, he became a trainee under JYP Entertainment and was slated to debut in a group at the time. [ 3 ] He ultimately left the record company one year later citing “ personal reasons ”. He auditioned for TS Entertainment and was signed to the label soon after. [ 4 ] Yoo was revealed as a extremity of idol sextet B.A.P on January 18, 2012, where he served as the main singer. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] The group debuted eight days late with its individual album Warrior. [ 7 ] In November 2014, the group filed a lawsuit against its agency. The members sought to nullify its contract with the company citing “ unfair conditions and profit distribution ”. [ 8 ] In August of the be class, the two parties ultimately settled and B.A.P resumed its activities under TS Entertainment. [ 9 ] In August and December 2018, Yongguk and Zelo left the group and read label following the termination of their contracts, respectively. [ 10 ] [ 11 ] Yoo and the remaining three members left the agency in February 2019, leading to the adjournment of B.A.P. [ 12 ]

2019-present : solo activities [edit ]

Yoo established an independent criminal record label to release his solo music. [ 13 ] He released his introduction mini-album Fancy on April 19. [ 14 ] Yoo was cast as the lead function in JTBC ‘s app drama serial Kim Seul Gi Genius as the lead character. The app was released on io and Android and the first gear episode was made available to watch on May 18, 2019. It will be made available for streaming in November 2019. [ 15 ] Yoo besides joined the cast of TvN D ‘s variety, ‘Mileage Soccer ‘ where celebrities played soccer with assorted soccer teams in Korea to raise money for charity. [ 16 ] On August 29, 2019, it was announced that Yoo had signed an exclusive condense with a new agency, DMost Entertainment. [ 17 ] Under DMost Entertainment, Yoo would continue to pursue music angstrom well as acting and assortment. Yoo was cast in his foremost major television character in the KBS drama Woman of 9.9 Billion which began airing in November. [ 18 ] Yoo besides participated in his first OST for the drama. The song, “ 그녀가 처음 울던날 “ is a remake of Kim Kwang Seok ‘s song of the lapp name. [ 19 ] Yoo made his comeback with his moment mini-album O,on on October 22. [ 20 ] In March 2020, fans speculated that Yoo had terminated his compress with DMost Entertainment after his profile had been taken down from the company ‘s official web site. After fans contacted the company, it was confirmed that he had terminated his sign with them. [ 21 ] Yoo was then represented again by his one-man means, JWorld Entertainment. In June 2020, it was revealed that Yoo had been cast in tvN ‘s historical comedy drama, Mr. Queen through an official hearing action. [ 22 ] The play was beginning aired on December 12, 2020. In February 2021, it was announced that Yoo would be making his debut on the boastfully screen with Sing a Song, where he would be playing the run character Hyun-do, a adolescent from an elect family who wants to pursue pop music preferably than classical music. [ 23 ]

On March 14, 2022, it was revealed that Yoo signed a contract with Forstar Company, who would support him in his acting career. [ 24 ] Yoo has since continued developing his acting career, appearing in respective dramas such as Police University, where he plays Jo Joon-wook, a lovable recruit with overflowing charm. [ 25 ]

discography [edit ]

Extended plays [edit ]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
  • Released: April 19, 2019
  • Label: J World/Warner Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • KOR: 4,959[27]
  • Released: October 22, 2019
  • Label: DMost
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • KOR: 2,750[28]

Singles [edit ]

As lead artist [edit ]

Title Year Peak chart positions Release
KOR[29] KOR Hot[30]
“Stay with Me” 2018 B.A.P Concert Special Solo ‘The Recollection’
“Another Night” 2019 Fancy
“Forever Love” O,on
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

other releases [edit ]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Release
KOR[29] KOR Hot[30]
“Everything Is Pretty” (

다 예뻐

; Da Yeppeo)
(with Sunhwa)

2012 22 18
  • KOR: 307,155[31]
Non-album single
Promotional single
“Fly Day”[A]
( with versatile artists )

2017 N/A Non-album single
Soundtrack appearances
“The First Day She Cried” (그녀가 처음 울던 날) 2019 N/A Woman of 9.9 Billion OST
“Everlasting” 2022 N/A Sing A Song OST
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography [edit ]

film [edit ]

Year Title Role Ref.
2022 Sing A Song Hyun-Do [23] [32]

television receiver series [edit ]

Web series [edit ]

Year Title Role Ref.
2022 Crush of Spring Jin Geum-Seong [34]
Mimicus Han Yu-seong [35] [36]

television receiver shows [edit ]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Celebrity Bromance Host 5 Episodes
2017 King of Mask Singer Contestant Episode 129
2017–2018 The Show MC October 17, 2017 – May 8, 2018
2019 King of Mask Singer Contestant Episodes 203–204
Mileage Soccer Cast 10 Episodes [16]
Glocal Tour Host Episodes 12-13

Notes [edit ]

  1. ^ theme sung for Pyeongchang Olympics G-100 .

References [edit ]