Jang Wooyoung

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Jang Wooyoung
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Background information
Birth name Jang Wooyoung
Born (1989-04-30) 30 April 1989 (age 25)
Busan, South Korea
Occupations Singer, dancer, actor
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts 2PM, 2AM, JYP Nation, One Day
Website Wooyoung's Official Website
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jang U-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Chang Uyŏng

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.

2PM career[edit]

Discography[edit]

Main article: 2PM Discography

Solo work[edit]

Music[edit]

On May 22, 2012, it was revealed that Wooyoung will release solo album in early July.[1] Although Jun. K 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.[2] On June 28, he performed his upcoming title track called, "Sexy Lady" in Mnet 20's Choice award.[3] On the same day, Wooyoung's first solo album tracklist was revealed.[4] 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".[5] On 9 June 2014, Wooyoung released two duets: "Two Hands Clasped" with Park Se-young,[6] and "Fireflies' Glow" with lel.[7]

Hosting[edit]

Wooyoung, along with fellow 2PM member Taecyeon, hosted SBS's music show Inkigayo from July 2009 to July 2010.

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.[8] 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.

Actor[edit]

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.[9][10] 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"[11]

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."[12]

Dancing[edit]

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.[13]

For 2PM's tours in 2011 (Hands Up Asia Tour and Republic of 2PM), Junho and Wooyoung performed a duet that Junho wrote, while Wooyoung choreographed and designed their outfits.[14]

Endorsements[edit]

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.[15]

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.[16]

Television[edit]

Year Title Network Role Note
2008 Hot Blood Mnet Himself
Idol Army Season 3 MBC Himself
2009 2PM Wild Bunny Mnet Himself
Inkigayo SBS Himself
2010 Win Win KBS Himself
2011 Dream High KBS2 Jason
2PM Show! SBS Himself
Drama Special "Human Casino" KBS Cameo
2013 "A Song For You From 2PM" KBS Himself
Running Man ep 162 SBS Himself
2014 We Got Married (Season 4) MBC Himself Married to Park Se-young[17]
Running Man ep 195 SBS Himself
Happy Camp, 14 June episode HBS Himself

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, he began to study broadcasting at Howon University.[18]

Discography[edit]

Korean Discography[edit]

Extended Plays

23, Male, Single[edit]

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[19]

Background[edit]

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.[19]

Tracklist[edit]
Music Lyrics By Composed By
01. 2NITE DEEZ DEEZ
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[edit]

2PM's Awards and Nominations[edit]

Wooyoung's Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012
27th Golden Disk Awards[21]
Disk Album Awards 23, Male, Single Nominated
MSN Southeast Asia Award Nominated
MSN International Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
2nd SBS MTV Best of the Best[22]
Best Male Soloist Jang Wooyoung Won
3rd allkpop Awards
Best Male Solo Nominated
1st Eat Your Kimchi Awards
Nastiest Dance Sexy Lady Nominated
4th Philippine K-Pop Awards[23]
Hottest Male Artist Jang Wooyoung Nominated
2013
1st YinYueTai V-Chart Awards[24]
Best Korean New Solo Artist Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1].
  2. ^ [2].
  3. ^ [3].
  4. ^ [4].
  5. ^ "JYP Entertainment Collaborates To Make A "Classic"". Seoulbeats. 
  6. ^ "“We Got Married” Couple Wooyoung and Park Se Young Release “Two Hands Clasped”". 9 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July2014. 
  7. ^ "Indie Musician lel Releases “Fireflies’ Glow” with 2PM’s Wooyoung". 9 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2010/02/2pms-wooyoung-woos-on-win-win
  9. ^ http://vimeo.com/30812010%7Cdate=December 2012
  10. ^ http://english.jype.com/#/twopm/Profile.aspx%7Cdate=December 2012
  11. ^ '우유커플' 우영-아이유, '연기도 계속 할래요!'. Retrieved 2011.03.06
  12. ^ 우영, '휴먼카지노' 수지와 함께 카메오 출연..기대감UP. Retrieved 2011.08.31
  13. ^ 김규리, 댄싱스타 "이번 춤 선생님은 장우영". Retrieved 2011.07.8
  14. ^ 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
  15. ^ [★★화보] 2PM 우영-택연, 시크한 가을 남자 변신 '강한 카리스마'. Retrieved 2011.09.08
  16. ^ [5].
  17. ^ "New stars join ‘We Got Married’ show". Korea JoongAng Daily. 3 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "우영(장우영) 가수". Naver (in Korean). 7 August 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  19. ^ a b c http://www.allkpop.com/2012/07/wooyoung-releases-solo-album-23-male-single
  20. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/23-male-single/id542070253?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
  21. ^ (English) Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia: List of nominees. hellokpop. December 8, 2012
  22. ^ (English) Winners from the ’2012 SBS MTV Best of the Best’ Awards. allkpop. December 28, 2012.
  23. ^ (English) [LIST] Winners from the "4th Philippine K-Pop Awards". smb2stfinitesubs blogspot. JANUARY 4, 2013.
  24. ^ List Winners from the “1st Annual YinYueTai V-Chart Awards”. ALL SMTOWN. April 15, 2013.

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