Bang Ye-dam

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Bang Ye-dam
Bang Ye-dam

(2002-05-07) May 7, 2002 (age 17)
Mapo District, Seoul,
South korea
  • Singer
  • dancer
Parent(s)Bang Dae-sik (father)
RelativesBang Yong-seok (uncle)
Musical career
Years active2012–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBang Yedam
McCune–ReischauerPang Yetam

Bang Ye-dam (Korean: 방예담; born May 7, 2002) is a South Korean singer and member of boy group Treasure under YG Entertainment.[1] He is well known for finishing as the runner-up of SBS's K-pop Star Season 2.[2]


Early life[edit]

Bang Ye-dam was born on May 7, 2002 in Seoul, South Korea. Coming from a musically-oriented family, his father, Bang Dae-sik is well known for his songs in commercials and animated shows such as Name Card and Dried Fruit.[3] His mother, Jung Mi-young is well known for singing soundtracks in Korean drama Friends and film After the Show Ends.[4] His uncle Bang Yong-seok is well known as a composer and director in the commercial film industry.[5] In August 2012, Ye-dam auditioned for SBS's K-pop Star Season 2. During the first round, BoA complimented his vocals by comparing to a young Michael Jackson.[6] Park Jin-young praised his rhythm while Yang Hyun-suk was intrigued and commended his voice could reach the soul of the audience.[7] He placed runner up behind sibling duo Akdong Musician.[8] In June 2013, Yang Hyun-suk confirmed Ye-dam had joined YGE. Thus, both first and second-place winners of K-Pop Star Season 2 were under YG Entertainment.[9] Ye-dam made an appearance on the finale of WIN: Who is Next with YG artists Lee Hi and Akdong Musician and sang Officially Missing You on October 27.[10] Due to closeness with Kpop Star alumni Lee Seung-hoon, Ye-dam also appeared on an unreleased clip from the show with WINNER, formerly Team A. In January 2014, he also made an appearance on Winner TV.

2018–present: YG Treasure Box and Treasure[edit]

In November 2018, Ye-dam participated in reality survival program YG Treasure Box, where 29 trainees competed to secure a spot in the new boy group.[11] During the finals, Ye-dam joined the final line-up by overall placing first among the vocal team.[12] Marking the show's end, it was revealed the boy group had been named Treasure.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Ye-dam is currently enrolled at Seoul Performing Arts High school majoring in Practical Music in Guro-gu, Seoul.[14]


Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
"Sir Duke" 2013 42 K-pop Star S2 TOP8
"When a Man Loves a Woman" 61 K-pop Star S2 TOP5
"Only You" (너뿐이야) K-pop Star S2 TOP4
"Karma Chameleon" 70 K-pop Star S2 TOP2
"Officially Missing You" 11
  • KOR: 601,644+
K-pop Star S2 TOP2 Special
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Television Series[edit]

Date Network Title Notes
2018 Netflix YG Future Strategy Office Cameo

Reality show[edit]

Date Network Title Notes
2012 SBS K-pop Star Season 2 Contestant
2014 K-pop Star Season 3 Episode 14
Mnet Winner TV Episode 8
2017 Stray Kids Episode 6–7
2018 JTBC2
YG Treasure Box Contestant

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2012 K-pop Star 2 2nd Place Won


  1. ^ "'K팝스타2' 방예담 YG 계약, '지원 아끼지 않을 것'". eDaily. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. ^ "'K팝스타2' 악동뮤지션, 방예담 누르고 최종 우승(종합)". SBS funE. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  3. ^ "방대식 가수". Naver. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  4. ^ "'스트레이 키즈' 방예담, 집안 내력 보니? '엄청난 스펙'". Munhwa News. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  5. ^ "'달려라 하니' '포켓몬스터'… 애니메이션 음악 작곡가 방용석씨". Chosun. 25 April 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  6. ^ "'K팝스타2' 천재 소년 방예담 극찬 "마이클잭슨 떠오르게 하는 목소리"". tvreport. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  7. ^ "'K팝스타' 11살 방예담, 특유의 미성과 리듬감에 심사위원 흡족". tvdaily. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  8. ^ "YG 측 "새 보이그룹 7월께 데뷔 목표 준비..방예담 포함"". Herald Pop. 13 March 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  9. ^ "빅뱅 태양, 3년만에 솔로 컴백 '9월 출격'". YG-Life. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  10. ^ "서바이벌 'WIN', 하지만 11명 연습생들의 꿈은 탈락하지 않았다". YG-Life. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  11. ^ "[공식입장] YG "新보이그룹 준비? 신인 나오는 것은 당연한 일"". Osen. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  12. ^ "'YG보석함' 최종 데뷔 멤버 4人 발표…방예담 데뷔 확정 [종합]". xsportsnews. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  13. ^ "방예담→최현석 7인, YG 새 보이그룹 이름은 '트레저' [공식]". sports dongha. 28 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  14. ^ "YG 측 "방예담·최래성 등 내년 데뷔 목표로 준비 중"". Star News. 22 November 2017. Archived from the original on 30 July 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  16. ^ "2017 Download Chart – March". Gaon Chart. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  17. ^ "2017 Download Chart – Week 13". Gaon Chart. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  18. ^ "2017 Download Chart – Week 14". Gaon Chart. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  19. ^ "2017 Download Chart – Week 16". Gaon Chart. Retrieved December 17, 2017.

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