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Yong Jun-hyung
Yong Jun-hyung
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Junhyung for Marie Claire Korea
Born Yong Jae-soon
(1989-12-19) December 19, 1989 (age 28)
Seoul, South Korea
Other names
  • Joker
  • Poppin' Dragon
Occupation
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
2007-present
Labels Around Us Entertainment (2016-present)
Cube Entertainment (2009-2016)
Korean name
Hangul ???
Revised Romanization Yong Jun-hyeong
McCune-Reischauer Yong Chun-hy?ng
Birth name
Hangul ???
Revised Romanization Yong Jae-sun
McCune-Reischauer Yong Chae-sun

Yong Jun-hyung (Hangul: ; born December 19, 1989),[1] 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.[2]

Early life

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.[3] 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.[4]

Career

Beast/Highlight

Junhyng debuted under Cube Entertainment as a member of the boy band Beast (Hangul: ) in 2009. The group released their first extended play Beast Is The B2ST on October 14, 2009.[5]

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.[6] As Highlight, they have released two extended plays, Can You Feel It? and Celebrate.[7]

Solo activities

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.[8]

Junhyung also featured in Hyuna's solo debut single "Change"[9] Yong along with 4minute were also featured in "Heard 'Em All" for Amerie's Asian version of the album In Love & War.[10] He also starred in MBC "High Kick Through the Roof" as a cameo in one of its episodes.[11] He was also involved in writing and performing the rap section for 4minute's album "Hit Your Heart", in the song "Who's Next?"[12]

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.[13] 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.[14] 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.[15]

On November 23, 2010 Young Jee released a single named "Crazy, That's What Love Is" featuring Junhyung who wrote the rap lyrics himself.[16] On January 19, Navi released a single named "Go Again" featuring Junhyung. On March 14, Wheesung released "Heart Aching Story" song featuring Junhyung.[17] 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.[18]

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.

Discography

Extended plays

Filmography

Reality shows

Year Title Network Role Notes
2015 Yong Jun Hyung's Good Life Cube TV Himself With Kim Tae-joo

Variety shows

Year Title Network Role Notes
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

Drama

Year Title Network Role Notes
2012 Salamander Guru and The Shadows SBS Joker Cameo
2013 Monstar Mnet Yoon Seol-chan Lead role

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
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

References

  1. ^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  2. ^ "". Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "BEAST's Yong Junhyung makes a surprise confession, "My real name is Yong Jaesoon". Osen (in Korean). 2010-12-03. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "?(Xing)". Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Beast Is The B2ST - (Beast)". Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Herman, Tamar (2017-02-24). "K-Pop Band Beast Changes Name to Highlight After Leaving Agency, Losing Member". Billboard. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ Herman, Tamar (2017-10-17). "Highlight Offers Up a Good Time With The Promise They 'Can Be Better' on 'Celebrate' EP". Billboard. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ ""Visit Seoul 2010" Korean Stars and Japanese tourists explore Seoul in MBC's Star Guide Doshiraku". East-01 (in Japanese). 2010-01-05. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Junhyung features in 4MINUTE Hyuna's new solo track 'Change'". Newsen (in Korean). 2010-01-04. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "4minute-Amerie collaboration, released on the 18th". Chosun (in Korean). 2010-02-18. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Boy band BEAST - Part 2". 10Asia. 2010-04-15. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "4minute reveals a teaser video with BEAST, Full of chic charisma". Newsen (in Korean). 2010-05-17. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "Beast's Yoon Doojoon's first try in acting as 'lovers' with Gina's (previously in Five Girls) music video". Newsen. 2010-07-09. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "Faddy Robot Foundation releases a charity song featuring Yong Junhyung". Newsen (in Korean). 2010-09-16. Retrieved . 
  15. ^ "20 Idols Come Together To Form Group of 20". Osen (in Korean). 2010-10-12. Retrieved . 
  16. ^ "Crazy, That's What Love Is - Youngjee". Melon (in Korean). Retrieved . 
  17. ^ "My Music Style". Mnet. Retrieved . 
  18. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2012/02/b2sts-junhyung-releases-full-audio-for-living-without-you

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