Moon Jong-up

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Moon.
Jong Up
Birth name Moon Jong-Up
Born (1995-02-06) February 6, 1995 (age 19)
Seongnam, South Korea
Genres Hip hop, K-pop, R&B
Occupation(s) singer, dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–Present
Labels TS Entertainment
Associated acts B.A.P, Bang Yong Guk, Kim Himchan, Jung Daehyun, Yoo Youngjae, Zelo, Secret
Korean name
Hangul 문종업
Hanja
Revised Romanization Mun Jong-eop
McCune–Reischauer Mun Chongŏp

Moon Jong Up (Korean: 문종업; born February 6, 1995), often simply known as Jongup or Moontos, is a South Korean dancer and singer. He is best known as a dancer of the South Korean K-pop group, B.A.P.[1][not in citation given]

Life and career[edit]

1995–2011: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Moon Jong Up was born in Seongnam, South Korea, on February 6, 1995.[1] Jong Up has two older brothers.[2] He went to Sunae elementary school and Sunae middle school. He studied and graduated from the Hanlim Multi Art High School in Seoul, South Korea.[2] When asked how he became a singer, Jong Up commented, "Dance became my hobby in my first year of middle school. Because I loved dancing it started to give me a comfortable feeling, eventually I ended up going to tournaments. After that I stood on stage and felt the allure of the stage, and ended up choosing this road. I am now attending an arts school. My time as a trainee at this company is about a year."[3] In 2011, he also appeared in the music videos of Secret’s "Shy Boy" and "Starlight Moonlight", and Bang&Zelo’s "Never Give Up".[2]

2012–Present: B.A.P[edit]

Main article: B.A.P (band)

In March 2011, TS Entertainment already signaled that they will debut a boy band in 2012. Bang Yong Guk was the first member to be revealed in TS Entertainment's upcoming boy band with singles such as "Going Crazy" and "I Remember".[4][5] In August 2011, TS Entertainment introduced its second member, Kim Him Chan and revealed that he will be an emcee in MTV's The Show.[6] In November 2011, TS Entertainment stated that they will debut a sub-unit group for their upcoming boy band previously known as "TS Baby" featuring Bang Yong Guk and another member.[7]

B.A.P debuted in January 2012 with their lead single "Warrior". On January 28, 2012, the group held its debut showcase concert in Seoul, South Korea with over 3,000 people attended the show.[8] Their debut single met them critical acclaim as various media outlets dubbed the song and its music video, "powerful and charismatic".[9][10]

Artistry and influences[edit]

Moon Jong Up is the main dancer and sub vocalist of the group.[1] Jong Up is influenced by dance, Hip-Hop & R&B music, and he cites Chris Brown as his major influence and one of his idols particularly in singing and dancing.[2]

Discography[edit]

For Jong Up's work with B.A.P, see B.A.P's discography.

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Network Show Role Notes
2012 SBS MTV Ta-dah It's B.A.P Himself Regular cast
2012 Mnet B.A.P's Killing Camp Himself Regular cast

Music Video[edit]

Year Music video Artist Role
2011 "Shy Boy" Secret Random guy dancing in background (red jacket)
"Starlight Moonlight" Secret The guy holding a newspaper.
"Never Give Up" Bang&Zelo Student(dancer with green cap beside Himchan)

Music shows[edit]

Year Network Title Role Notes
2012 Mnet M! Countdown Guest MC With B.A.P, RT M! Countdown (2012-02-23)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "B.A.P Profile". KBS World. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d Hwang Yo-Jin (2012-03-09). "(INTERVIEW) B.A.P Zelo, Jong-up". 10asia. ⓒ 10아시아. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  3. ^ Choi Se-Jung (2012-02-23). "「B.A.P」を探れ!~アナザー・エピソード 1~". Korean Pia News (in Korean). PIA Corporation. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  4. ^ Park, HyunMin (December 19, 2011). "Bang Yong Guk & Zelo to Debut with B.A.P". enewsworld (CJ E&M). Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ Lee, Ellie (January 3, 2012). "WHO IS B.A.P?". MTVK (Viacom International Inc.). Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ Xu, Tina (August 25, 2011). "SECOND MEMBER OF TS BABY REVEALED THROUGH MTV KOREA’S THE SHOW!". MTVK (Viacom International Inc.). Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ Xu, Tina (December 1, 2011). "PROJECT DUO BANG & ZELO REVEALS "NEVER GIVE UP" MV FEATURING SECRET’S HYOSUNG!". MTVK (Viacom International Inc.). Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ Park, HyunMin (January 30, 2012). "B.A.P Brings in Big Crowds for Its Debut Showcase". enewsworld (CJ E&M). Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ 2012년 빛낼 아이돌 출격 임박..'신고 합니다!' (in Korean). Star News. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  10. ^ Xu, Tina (January 25, 2012). "B.A.P MAKES LONG AWAITED DEBUT WITH "WARRIOR"". MTV Korea. Viacom International Inc. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 

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