Junhyung for Marie Claire Korea
December 19, 1989
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Yong Jun-hyeong|
|Revised Romanization||Yong Jae-sun|
Yong Jun-hyung (Hangul: ; born December 19, 1989), commonly known as Junhyung, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor. He is a member of the K-pop group Highlight.
Junhyung was born in Seoul, South Korea. He changed his birth name Yong Jae-soon (Hangul: ) to his current name when he was in 6th grade. In 2007, he joined the boy band Xing, which included Kevin Woo, a now-former member of U-KISS. Junhyung was known by the stage name Poppin' Dragon while in Xing.
The group released a total of 8 extended plays: Beast Is The B2ST, Shock Of The New Era, Mastermind, Lights Go On Again, My Story, Midnight Sun, Good Luck, Ordinary and three studio albums, Fiction and Fact, Hard to Love, How to Love, and Highlight.
In 2017, Beast left Cube Entertainment, and formed their own label, Around Us Entertainment. The group debuted under the new name of Highlight. As Highlight, they have released two extended plays, Can You Feel It? and Celebrate.
Junhyung was featured in Lee Gikwang's music video " " ("Wiping the Tears") as a rapper with Doojoon. Along with fellow BEAST member Yoseob, MC and comedian Lee Hyuk-jae, Moon Hee-joon (formerly of H.O.T.) and Kim Sook, they welcomed Japanese tourists for "Visit Seoul 2010" campaign, where Korean celebrities and Japanese tourists explored Seoul in MBC's "Star Guide Doshiraku" to raise awareness of Seoul's famous areas as well as its cuisine.
Junhyung also featured in Hyuna's solo debut single "Change" Yong along with 4minute were also featured in "Heard 'Em All" for Amerie's Asian version of the album In Love & War. He also starred in MBC "High Kick Through the Roof" as a cameo in one of its episodes. He was also involved in writing and performing the rap section for 4minute's album "Hit Your Heart", in the song "Who's Next?"
Junhyung was featured rapping for G.NA's album title song "I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better" music video, with the intent of giving an "opposite vibe" from Doojoon's appearance. Junhyung was also featured in "Faddy Robot Foundation" together with 4minute's Hyuna, Outsider, Verbal Jint, Mighty Mouth's Ssangchu, Vasco and Zico; all profit from this album has been promised to be given out to charity. In order to encourage the public participation in commemorating Seoul Summit Asia Bridge Contents (Representative Choi Jin) announced that the G20 summit held in Seoul created the campaign song "Let's Go" composed by Shinsadong Tiger, Lim Sanghyuk, Eddie, and Junhyung.
On November 23, 2010 Young Jee released a single named "Crazy, That's What Love Is" featuring Junhyung who wrote the rap lyrics himself. On January 19, Navi released a single named "Go Again" featuring Junhyung. On March 14, Wheesung released "Heart Aching Story" song featuring Junhyung. Junhyung also appeared in M&D's music video for "Close Your Mouth" along with F.T. Island's Hongki & Jonghoon, Simon D and Jia, which was released on June 22. He was also featured as a rapper for "A Bitter Day" by Hyuna, "Be Quiet" by Kim Wansun, and "Don't Act Countrified" by ALi.
Junhyung released a solo song, titled "? (Living Without You)" on February 3, 2012. The song was written in the hip-hop style, and was co-produced by Junhyung and Kim Taejoo. The song tells the story of a man who must overcome the pain of being betrayed by a woman he loved. The songs " ? (I Knew It)" and "? (Living Without You)" are related to "Living Without You", being a prologue and a continuation respectively. Junhyung also produced Yoseob's first extended play First Collage, which officially released on the 21st of November.
Producer Brave Brothers created the project group 'Absurd', with rappers Junhyung of Beast, LE of EXID and FeelDog of Big Star. Brave Brothers released Junhyung's version of the music video teaser on February 17, 2013, and then released a promo image on February 21. Junhyung produced and wrote their album Hard to Love, How to Love along with Kim Taejoo. He also starred in a South Korean television series called Monstar, which aired every Friday starting on May 17, 2013 on Mnet music channel. Junhyung released his debut solo extended play, Flower on December 13, 2013. It was released on all online music sites on that day at 12 A.M. KST. The title track "Flower" topped the music charts, as well as other singles such as "Caffeine (Piano Version)" featuring Yoseob. and "Anything" featuring G.NA.
In 2014, Junhyung featured in Megan Lee's official debut song, "8dayz". He was featured in the music videos of "I Feel on You" by Lee Seunghwan, "I Hate You" by Eru, "Breakable Heart" by Lyn, "Good Boy" by Baek Jiyoung, and "She's Bad" by Natthew.
|2015||Yong Jun Hyung's Good Life||Cube TV||Himself||With Kim Tae-joo|
|2016-2017||Hitmaker Season 3||MBC Every1||Host||Co-hosted with Jeong Hyeong-don|
|2017||It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets||MBC||Himself||Three-episode series|
|2012||Salamander Guru and The Shadows||SBS||Joker||Cameo|
|2013||Monstar||Mnet||Yoon Seol-chan||Lead role|
|2013||7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Hot Cover Music - "Past Days"||Monstar||Nominated|
|20's Booming Star - Male||Nominated|
|6th Korea Drama Awards||Best Couple Award with Ha Yeon-soo||Nominated|
|Best New Actor||Won|