Jang Wooyoung

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Jang Woo-young
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Jang Woo-young during 2PM Go Crazy World Tour 2014, Rosemont Theatre, Chicago (Rosemont) Illinois, U.S.A
Background information
Native name 장우영
Birth name Jang Woo-young
Born (1989-04-30) 30 April 1989 (age 28)
Busan, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s)
Instruments piano
Years active 2008–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts
Website 2pm.jype.com
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jang U-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Chang U-yŏng

Jang Woo-young (Hangul: 장우영; Hanja: 張祐榮; born on April 30, 1989),[1] generally known as Wooyoung, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actor. He is currently based in South Korea as a member of 2PM, a six-member boy band managed by JYP Entertainment. He is mainly known for his work in 2PM and his role as Jason in the South Korean drama Dream High. In 2009, he began to study broadcasting at Howon University.[2]

Career[edit]

2PM[edit]

On 4 September 2008, Wooyoung debuted as part of 2PM in their first single "10 Points out of 10 Points" (Korean: "10점 만점에 10점") from their single album "Hottest Time of the Day". They have released six studio albums in Korea and four studio albums in Japan.

Solo work[edit]

On May 24, 2012, it was revealed that Wooyoung would have released a solo album in early July.[3] On June 28, he performed the title track "Sexy Lady" at the Mnet 20's Choice awards.[4] His first solo mini-album 23, Male, Single was released on July 8[5] and included two self-composed songs by fellow 2PM members, Junho and Jun.K.[6] In September 2012, Wooyoung, along with JY Park, Taecyeon and miss A's Suzy, promoted the clothing line Reebok's Classic Campaign with a collaboration song named "Classic".[7] On June 9, 2014, Wooyoung released two duets: "Two Hands Clasped" with Park Se-young,[8] and "Fireflies' Glow" with lel.[9]

On March 4, 2015, he made a solo debut in Japan with the single R.O.S.E, preceded by a tour of concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi in February.[10][11] He released music videos for tracks "R.O.S.E" and "Happy Birthday", and, in April, the music video for the Korean version of "R.O.S.E". In 2017, he released two extended plays in Japan: Party Shots in April and Mada boku wa... in October.

Hosting[edit]

Wooyoung, along with fellow 2PM member Taecyeon, hosted SBS's music show Inkigayo from July 2009[12] to July 2010. On February 2, 2010, he was named a sub-MC for Kim Seung-woo's KBS talk show 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.[13] He left the show on August 3, along with Taeyeon, to focus on 2PM's first concert.[14]

Acting[edit]

Wooyoung debuted as an actor in the 2011 KBS drama series Dream High, in which 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?"; he had help from fellow 2PM member Taecyeon and Nichkhun with his English due to their both being experienced in the language.[15][16] After 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's."[17]

In September 2011, Wooyoung and Dream High co-star Suzy made a cameo appearance in the KBS Drama Special Human Casino.[18] The two idols played the role of a couple caught up in gambling scandals. Their scene wasn't a part of the actual drama, but were rather featured towards the end with the rolling credits. The producer 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."[19]

Dancing[edit]

Wooyoung trained actress Kim Gyu-ri 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.[20]

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.[21]

Endorsements[edit]

In 2011, Taecyeon and Wooyoung modeled for the fall collection of the clothing brand Evisu,[22] and in 2012 for the spring-summer collection.[23] In September he modeled for Reebok's Classic Campaign.[24][25] In August 2014, Wooyoung was announced as new face of Recipe Cosmetics.[26]

Filmography[edit]

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2011 Dream High SBS Jason Main cast
Human Casino KBS Himself Cameo: Episode 1 (with Suzy)
2013 The Miracle[27] SBS Joo Jong-won Main cast

Films[edit]

Year Title Studio Role Notes
2012 Beyond the ONEDAY ~Story of 2PM & 2AM~ Super Changddai Himself Documentary

Reality shows[edit]

Year Title Network Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
2008 Hot Blood Mnet 10 October 10, 2008 (October 10, 2008) November 8, 2008 (November 8, 2008)
Idol Army (Season 3) MBC 17 4 December 2008 (4 December 2008) 26 March 2009 (26 March 2009)
2009 Wild Bunny Mnet 7 July 21, 2009 (July 21, 2009) August 21, 2009 (August 21, 2009)
2011 2PM Show! SBS 12 July 9, 2011 (July 9, 2011) September 24, 2011 (September 24, 2011)
2013 A Song For You From 2PM KBS2 15 February 17, 2013 (February 17, 2013) May 24, 2013 (May 24, 2013)
2014 We Got Married (Season 4) MBC 72–105 January 4, 2014 (January 4, 2014) September 13, 2014 (September 13, 2014)
2015 Oven Radio 1theK 5 June 14, 2015 (June 14, 2015) June 18, 2015 (June 18, 2015)
2017 2PM Wild Beat in Australia KStar 10 February 01, 2017 (February 01, 2017) April 05, 2017 (April 05, 2017)

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2009 Inkigayo SBS July 26 – January 24:
2010 February 7 – July 11:
Win Win KBS February 10 – August 3:

DVDs[edit]

Title DVD details Sales
Wooyoung (From 2PM) Japan Premium Showcase R.O.S.E
  • Released: August 19, 2015
  • Language: Japanese
N/A

Discography[edit]

Solo works[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Track listing Sales
Korean
23, Male, Single
Japanese
Party Shots
Mada boku wa... (まだ僕は...) TBA

Singles[edit]

Title Single details Track listing Sales
Korean
R.O.S.E N/A
Japanese
R.O.S.E
  • 40,857+

Collaborations[edit]

Year Artist Song Title Album
2010 JYP Nation This Christmas This Christmas (Single)
2011 Wooyoung, Taecyeon, Kim Soo-hyun and Suzy Dream High Dream High OST
2012 Park Jin-young, Miss A's Suzy, 2PM's Wooyoung and Taecyeon Classic Digital Single (Reebok Classic CF)
2PM & 2AM One Day One Day (Japanese Single)

Compositions[edit]

Release Date Title Artist Album Notes
March 14, 2012 "Move On" Junho & Wooyoung 2PM Best: 2008–2011 in Korea a duet song
June 19, 2013 "This is Love" 2PM 3rd Album Grown Grand Edition First self-composed song
January 29, 2014 "Merry-Go-Round" 2PM Genesis of 2PM 2PM's 3rd Japanese Album
January 29, 2014 "Give Up" 2PM Genesis of 2PM(Version B only) 2PM's 3rd Japanese Album
October 21, 2015 "Hanpanai" 2PM Higher 2PM's 10th Japanese Single
February 3, 2016 "Yo Moriagatte Yo" (Yo モリアガッテ Yo) GOT7 Moriagatteyo (モリ↑ガッテヨ) GOT7's 1st Japanese Album
April 27, 2016 "天 の 川 ~ GALAXY ~ (Amanogawa)" 2PM Galaxy of 2PM 2PM's 5th Japanese Album
April 27, 2016 "GIRLFRIEND ( 彼女 / Kanojo )" Nichkhun x Wooyoung Galaxy of 2PM 2PM's 5th Japanese Album
September 13, 2016 "Give U Class." 2PM Gentlemen's Game 2PM's 6th Korean Album
September 13, 2016 "콧노래" 2PM Gentlemen's Game 2PM's 6th Korean Album
November 16, 2016 "Over & Over" GOT7 Hey Yah GOT7's 5th Japanese Single

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011
KBS Drama Awards
Best Couple (with IU) Dream High Nominated
2012
27th Golden Disk Awards
[30]
Disk Album Awards 23, Male, Single Nominated
MSN Southeast Asia Award Nominated
MSN International Award Nominated
MSN Popularity Award Nominated
2nd SBS MTV Best of the Best
[31]
Best Male Soloist N/A Won
2013
1st YinYueTai V-Chart Awards
[32]
Best Korean New Solo Artist N/A Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2PM Profile". 
  2. ^ 우영(장우영) 가수. Naver (in Korean). August 7, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung and 2AM's Jo Kwon to release solo albums this summer!". May 22, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ "J.Y.Park comments on Wooyoung's first solo stage". June 28, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Wooyoung releases solo album '23, Male, Single'". July 7, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tracklist for 2PM's Wooyoung solo album revealed". June 28, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ "JYP Entertainment Collaborates To Make A "Classic"". Seoulbeats. September 23, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ ""We Got Married" Couple Wooyoung and Park Se Young Release "Two Hands Clasped"". June 9, 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Indie Musician lel Releases "Fireflies’ Glow" with 2PM’s Wooyoung". June 9, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ "2pm Wooyoung to Debut as Solo in Japan This February". January 2, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  11. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung unveils teaser photo and album details for Japanese single, "R.O.S.E"". January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  12. ^ "2PM's Taecyeon and Wooyoung for SBS Inkigayo". July 15, 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung woos on Win Win". February 3, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Win Win says goodbye to Wooyoung, Taeyeon and more". August 4, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  15. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung to debut as an actor". August 31, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Taecyeon and Wooyoung confirmed for 'Dream High' + Suzy too?". October 28, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  17. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung & IU to continue acting careers". March 6, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Wooyoung and Suzy to make cameo appearances on new drama". August 31, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  19. ^ "우영, '휴먼카지노' 수지와 함께 카메오 출연..기대감UP" (in Korean). August 31, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  20. ^ 김규리, 댄싱스타 "이번 춤 선생님은 장우영" (in Korean). July 8, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  21. ^ "2PM、10万人動員ツアー最終日に感涙 来夏日本武道館6days" (in Japanese). December 22, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Charismatic Taecyeon and Wooyoung for Evisu's Fall collection". September 8, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  23. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung & Taecyeon complete photo shoot with Song Haena". February 29, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  24. ^ "JYP Entertainment artists to collaborate with Swizz Beatz for Reebok Classic line". June 26, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Reebok releases full MV for CF song "Classic" featuring 2PM's Taecyeon and Wooyoung, miss A's Suzy, and J.Y. Park". September 17, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  26. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung chosen as new face of 'Recipe Cosmetics'". August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  27. ^ "KPop Stars Will Parody "Master's Sun", "The Heirs" In 2013 Gayo Daejun". December 19, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  28. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/01/gaon-chart-releases-yearly-chart-ranking-for-2012
  29. ^ 月間 CDアルバムランキング 2017年04月度 [CD albun monthly ranking of April, 2017] (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on May 10, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia: List of nominees". December 8, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  31. ^ "List of Winners from ’2012 SBS MTV Best of the Best’ Awards". December 30, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  32. ^ "List Winners from the "1st Annual YinYueTai V-Chart Awards"". April 15, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 

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