|Birth name||Jang Wooyoung|
April 30, 1989 |
Busan, South Korea
|Occupations||Singer, dancer, actor|
|Associated acts||2PM, 2AM, JYP Nation|
|Website||Wooyoung's Profile on 2PM's Website|
|Revised Romanization||Jang U-yeong|
Jang Wooyoung (Hangul: 장우영; Hanja: 張祐榮, generally known as Wooyoung, born on April 30, 1989) is a South Korean idol and K-pop singer. He is one of six members of 2PM, a boy band managed by JYP Entertainment.
- 1 2PM career
- 2 Solo work
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Discography
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 References
- 7 External links
On May 22, 2012, it was revealed that Wooyoung will release solo album in early July. Although Junsu had experienced releasing solo tracks through their Asia tour, Wooyoung will be the first member to formally release a solo album and promote it. Wooyoung's album will include one self-composed song each by fellow member Junho and Jun. K and will contain five to six songs, making it a mini-album. On June 28, he performed his upcoming title track called, "Sexy Lady" in Mnet 20's Choice award. On the same day, Wooyoung's first solo album tracklist was revealed. In July 2012 Wooyoung, along with JYP, Taecyeon, miss A's Suzy promoted the clothing company Reebok with the collaboration for the “Classic Campaign, and with their song named "Classic".
In February 2010, he was named a sub-MC for Kim Seung Woo's talk show KBS Win Win alongside Girls' Generation's Taeyeon, Kim Shin Young, and Choi Hwa Jung. He received praise as a genius in the making for his natural MC style and quick wit. He regularly expressed curiosity on the show, regularly beginning his sentences with, "I'm curious about something..." This tendency earning the nickname "Curious Wooyoung." He left the show in August 2010, along with Taeyeon, to focus on 2PM's first concert.
Wooyoung debuted as an actor in the 2011 KBS drama series Dream High. There, he played the role of Jason, a Korean-American. His performance in the drama made him famous for the English line, "Is it my turn already?" Also, he had help from Ok Taecyeon and Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul with his English line due to their both experience with the language. After concluding his drama debut in Dream High, Wooyoung expressed a desire to continue acting while maintaining a musical career. A representative for JYP Entertainment noted the future opportunities, saying "We're planning to continue Wooyoung's acting career when he receives another great project. He was worried before Dream High began filming, and often wondered whether he'd be able to act, but we believe that he's gained a lot of confidence since then. He's gotten very interested in the acting field, so we plan to continue his acting career, along with fellow member Taecyeon"
In September 2011, Wooyoung and Miss A's Suzy made a cameo appearances in the new KBS Drama Special Human Casino. The two idols played the role of a couple caught up in gambling scandals. The two are good friends with the PD of Human Casino, who also produced the KBS 2TV series High Kick. Their scenes weren't a part of the actual drama, but were rather featured towards the end with the rolling credits. Kim PD stated, "I told these two that I was starting a new project and they told me they wanted to visit, so I thought of giving them a small cameo role."
Wooyoung trained Kim Gyuri for her performance on MBC's Dancing With the Stars in July 2011. Netizens praised his talents as a dancer for having the chance to teach others about it.
Taecyeon and Wooyoung modeled for the fall collection for the clothing brand, Evisu. In this photo shoot, Taecyeon and Wooyoung put aside their fun image and showed a more chic side. For Evisu's fall collection, Taecyeon and Wooyoung modeled denim jackets, jeans, and shirts, along with vintage-style items.
On June 26, JYP revealed news of a collaboration between JYP Entertainment and Swizz Beatz for Reebok. He also revealed the endorsement models from his agency: 2PM's Wooyoung, Nichkhun, and miss A's Suzy.
|Idol Army Season 3||MBC||Himself|
|2009||2PM Wild Bunny||Mnet||Himself|
|Drama Special "Human Casino"||KBS||Cameo|
|2013||"A Song For You From 2PM"||KBS||Himself|
|Running Man ep(162)||SBS||Himself|
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Wooyoung stands 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) and weighs 65 kg (140 lb; 10.2 st). He speaks Korean, Japanese and has an elementary understanding of the English language. His hobbies include surfing the web and listening to music. He enjoys eating anything. He also has type B blood. He once stated there are "exactly 3 things that [he likes]: music, football and interior design." When asked why he didn't include dancing, he replied, "it is also included in music ... and football." He enjoys dancing and singing. His official nickname given on his 2PM profile is owl (부엉이). Other well known nicknames are "AngAng", "Mandu Cheeks" and "Ssanti Wooyoung". In 2009, he began to study broadcasting at Howon University.
Wooyoung had dreamt of a singing career from a young age. Although his mother supported him, Wooyoung's father had resisted. His father wanted his son to have an easier and more normal life. However, Wooyoung did not give up on his dream, and persistently attended dance practices. At the same time, he remained focus on his studies in order to curry favor with his father. In order to finally receive his father's approval, Wooyoung wrote him three letters a month for two years. His father eventually gave in. Since Wooyoung's emergence as a popular singer, the roles have reversed: now his father sends him letters of encouragement.
- Extended Plays
23, Male, Single
The Album contains 7 tracks in total and 2 of the tracks feature work by his fellow 2PM members. It was released on July 8, 2012
Two of the tracks feature work by his fellow 2PM members. "DJ Got Me Going Crazy feat Jun. K" features lyrics & composition by Minjun (formerly known as Junsu) (Jun. K) while "Be With You" features lyrics & composition by Junho. "Sexy Lady" is the lead title track and J.Y. Park "The Asian Soul" was the man behind its production.
|Music||Lyrics By||Composed By|
|02. Sexy Lady||J.Y Park||J.Y Park|
|03. DJ Got Me Going Crazy (Feat. Jun.K)||Jun.K||Jun.K|
|04. Be With You||Lee Junho||Lee Junho|
|05. Falling Down||Collapsedone||Collapsedone|
|06. 시작도 없던 것처럼||Hong Jisang, Collapsedone||Hong Jisang,Collapsedone|
|07. Only Girl||Kim Eunsoo||Park Jiho|
Awards and nominations
2PM's Awards and Nominations
Wooyoung's Awards and nominations
||Disk Album Awards||23, Male, Single||Nominated|
|MSN Southeast Asia Award||Nominated|
|MSN International Award||Nominated|
||Best Male Soloist||Jang Wooyoung||Won|
||Best Male Solo||Nominated|
||Nastiest Dance||Sexy Lady||Nominated|
||Hottest Male Artist||Jang Wooyoung||Nominated|
||Best Korean New Solo Artist||Won|
- "JYP Entertainment Collaborates To Make A "Classic"". Seoulbeats.
- http://vimeo.com/30812010%7Cdate=December 2012
- http://english.jype.com/#/twopm/Profile.aspx%7Cdate=December 2012
- '우유커플' 우영-아이유, '연기도 계속 할래요!'. Retrieved 2011.03.06
- 우영, '휴먼카지노' 수지와 함께 카메오 출연..기대감UP. Retrieved 2011.08.31
- 김규리, 댄싱스타 "이번 춤 선생님은 장우영". Retrieved 2011.07.8
- 2PM、10万人動員ツアー最終日に感涙 来夏日本武道館6days. Retrieved 2011.12.22
- [★★화보] 2PM 우영-택연, 시크한 가을 남자 변신 '강한 카리스마'. Retrieved 2011.09.08
- 2PM profile
- "우영(장우영) 가수". Naver (in Korean). 7 August 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
- Special episode of KBS Win Win (Seung Seung Jang Gu) with 2PM as guests
- (English) Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia: List of nominees. hellokpop. December 8, 2012
- (English) Winners from the ’2012 SBS MTV Best of the Best’ Awards. allkpop. December 28, 2012.
- (English) [LIST] Winners from the "4th Philippine K-Pop Awards". smb2stfinitesubs blogspot. JANUARY 4, 2013.
- List Winners from the “1st Annual YinYueTai V-Chart Awards”. ALL SMTOWN. April 15, 2013.
- 2PM Homepage
- 2PM YouTube Channel
- Wooyoung on Twitter
- Wooyoung on Me2day
- Wooyoung on Sina Weibo
- Wooyoung on Instagram