Jang Wooyoung

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Jang Wooyoung
2PM Jang Wooyoung (JWY).jpg
Jang Wooyoung during 2PM Go Crazy World Tour 2014, Rosemont Theatre, Chicago (Rosemont) Illinois, U.S.A
Background information
Birth name Jang Wooyoung
Born (1989-04-30) 30 April 1989 (age 26)
Busan, South Korea
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts
Website jangwooyoung.jype.com
Notable instruments

Korean name
Revised Romanization Jang U-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Chang Uyŏng

Jang Wooyoung (Hangul: 장우영; Hanja: 張祐榮, born on April 30, 1989), generally known as Wooyoung, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actor. He is one of six members of 2PM, a boy band managed by JYP Entertainment.

2PM career[edit]

Main article: 2PM

Solo work[edit]


On May 24, 2012 it was revealed that Wooyoung will release solo album in early July.[1] On June 28, he performed his upcoming title track "Sexy Lady" in Mnet 20's Choice award;[2] the mini-album 23, Male, Single was released on July 8[3] and includes one self-composed song each by fellow member Junho and Jun. K.[4] In September 2012, Wooyoung, along with JYP, Taecyeon and miss A's Suzy, promoted the clothing line Reebok's Classic Campaign with a collaboration song named "Classic".[5] On June 9, 2014, Wooyoung released two duets: "Two Hands Clasped" with Park Se-young,[6] and "Fireflies' Glow" with lel.[7] 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.[8][9] 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".


Wooyoung, along with fellow 2PM member Taecyeon, hosted SBS's music show Inkigayo from July 2009[10] 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.[11] He left the show on August 3, along with Taeyeon, to focus on 2PM's first concert.[12]


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.[13][14] 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."[15]

In September 2011, Wooyoung and Dream High co-star Suzy made a cameo appearance in the KBS Drama Special Human Casino.[16] 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."[17]


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.[18]

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.[19]


In 2011, Taecyeon and Wooyoung modeled for the fall collection of the clothing brand Evisu,[20] and in 2012 afor the spring-summer collection.[21] In September he modeled for Reebok's Classic Campaign.[22][23] In August 2014, Wooyoung was announced as new face of Recipe Cosmetics.[24]


Year Title Network Role Note
2008 Hot Blood Mnet Himself
Idol Army Season 3 MBC
2009 2PM Wild Bunny Mnet
Inkigayo SBS
2010 Win Win KBS
2011 Dream High KBS2 Jason TV series
2PM Show! SBS Himself
Human Casino KBS Drama Special, cameo
2013 A Song For You From 2PM KBS Himself
Running Man SBS Episode 162 (with Chansung)
The Miracle[25] SBS Joo Jong-won TV short/parody
Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education (Cool Kiz on the Block) KBS Guest Episode 14? - Badminton Episode (with Nichkhun and Chansung)
2014 We Got Married (Season 4) MBC Himself Episodes 72 to 106, married to Park Se-young[26]
Running Man SBS Guest, episodes 195, 210
Happy Camp HBS 14 June episode
After School Club Arirang TV with Chansung and Nichkhun
2015 Running Man SBS Episode 256

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, he began to study broadcasting at Howon University.[27]


Main article: 2PM discography

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
KBS Drama Awards
Best Couple (with IU) Dream High Nominated
Golden Disk Awards[28]
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
Best Male Soloist N/A Won
1st YinYueTai V-Chart Awards
Best Korean New Solo Artist N/A Won


  1. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung and 2AM's Jo Kwon to release solo albums this summer!". May 22, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "J.Y.Park comments on Wooyoung's first solo stage". June 28, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Wooyoung releases solo album '23, Male, Single'". July 7, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tracklist for 2PM's Wooyoung solo album revealed". June 28, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ "JYP Entertainment Collaborates To Make A "Classic"". Seoulbeats. September 23, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ ""We Got Married" Couple Wooyoung and Park Se Young Release "Two Hands Clasped"". June 9, 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Indie Musician lel Releases "Fireflies’ Glow" with 2PM’s Wooyoung". June 9, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2pm Wooyoung to Debut as Solo in Japan This February". January 2, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  9. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung unveils teaser photo and album details for Japanese single, "R.O.S.E"". January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ "2PM's Taecyeon and Wooyoung for SBS Inkigayo". July 15, 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung woos on Win Win". February 3, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Win Win says goodbye to Wooyoung, Taeyeon and more". August 4, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung to debut as an actor". August 31, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Taecyeon and Wooyoung confirmed for 'Dream High' + Suzy too?". October 28, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  15. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung & IU to continue acting careers". March 6, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Wooyoung and Suzy to make cameo appearances on new drama". August 31, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  17. ^ "우영, '휴먼카지노' 수지와 함께 카메오 출연..기대감UP" (in Korean). August 31, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  18. ^ 김규리, 댄싱스타 "이번 춤 선생님은 장우영" (in Korean). July 8, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  19. ^ "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. 
  20. ^ "Charismatic Taecyeon and Wooyoung for Evisu's Fall collection". September 8, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  21. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung & Taecyeon complete photo shoot with Song Haena". February 29, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  22. ^ "JYP Entertainment artists to collaborate with Swizz Beatz for Reebok Classic line". June 26, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  23. ^ "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. 
  24. ^ "2PM's Wooyoung chosen as new face of 'Recipe Cosmetics'". August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  25. ^ "KPop Stars Will Parody "Master's Sun", "The Heirs" In 2013 Gayo Daejun". December 19, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  26. ^ "New stars join ‘We Got Married’ show". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 3, 2014. 
  27. ^ 우영(장우영) 가수. Naver (in Korean). August 7, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  28. ^ "Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia: List of nominees". December 8, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  29. ^ "List of Winners from ’2012 SBS MTV Best of the Best’ Awards". December 30, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  30. ^ "List Winners from the "1st Annual YinYueTai V-Chart Awards"". April 15, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 

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