Joy (singer)

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Joy at KMF 2017.jpg
Joy in October 2017
Native name 박수영[1]
Born Park Soo-yeong[1]
(1996-09-03) September 3, 1996 (age 21)
Jeju Island, South Korea
  • Singer
  • actress
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2014–present
Labels SM Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hanja [2][3]
Revised Romanization Bak Su-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Suyŏng
Stage name
Revised Romanization Jo-I
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oI

Park Soo-yeong (born September 3, 1996),[1][4] known by the stage name Joy, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a member of the South Korean girl group Red Velvet. Aside from group activities,[5] she has had lead roles in The Liar and His Lover (2017) and Tempted (2018).

Early life[edit]

Park Soo-yeong was born in Jeju Island, South Korea. Her family then moved to Dobong District, Seoul after just one month. Her family consists of her parents and two younger sisters, Park Ji-yeong and Park Min-ji.[2] As a child, Joy was interested in modern trot music.[6] In grade school, she was influenced to become a singer after receiving praise for her rendition of Korean rock band Cherry Filter's song Flying Duck.[7][8] She auditioned and was cast by SM Entertainment at the S.M. Global Audition in Seoul in 2012. She trained under the agency for two years, during which time a vocal coach gave her the stage name "Joy."[1]

Life and career[edit]

1998–2014: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Joy during Red Velvet's performance at the 2017 MMA

Joy was formally introduced as the fourth member of Red Velvet on July 29, 2014.[9][10] She is the only member of the group who was not introduced as a part of SM Rookies before the group's debut. The group made their music debut with the digital single "Happiness" on August 1, 2014.[11] Since 2014, the group has released six EPs and two studio albums.

2015–present: Solo activities[edit]

In 2015, Joy joined the fourth season of reality show We Got Married, where she appeared opposite BtoB member Yook Sung-jae.[12] She received significant recognition for her participation in the popular TV program and featured in her first solo pictorial in Korean fashion magazine CéCi, concurrent to modeling for Etude House cosmetics.[13] On December 29, 2015, Joy shared a win with Yook for the Best Couple Award and separately won the New Star Award at the 2015 MBC Entertainment Awards.[14]

Following group promotions for Red Velvet's second mini album The Velvet, Joy released a duet with Yook on April 16, 2016 entitled "Young Love". The song peaked at #52 on the Gaon Singles Chart.[15][16] Departing from We Got Married on May 7, they became known as one of the longest-running and most popular couples in the show's recent history.[17][18][19] Over the course of We Got Married airing, their videos together on YouTube accumulated over 21.3 million views.[20][21][22]

In mid 2016, S.M. Entertainment issued an official photo series for Joy, released once a week via Vyrl mobile applications and SM Town Now. It is entitled Enjoy your Monday with Joy.[23][24] Joy collaborated with Lim Seul-ong in a duet titled "Always In My Heart", a project song under S.M. Entertainment's SM Station released on November 4, 2016.[25][26] The song peaked at #2 on Soribada, Genie and Bugs streaming charts[27] and #10 on Gaon.[28]

Joy made her acting debut in tvN's music drama The Liar and His Lover (2017) alongside Lee Hyun-woo.[29][30] It is the Korean television adaptation of Kotomi Aoki's popular manga Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru.[31][32] She featured in several OST releases for the drama including Yeowooya, I'm Okay, Your Days, Shiny Boy, Waiting For You, and The Way To Me.[33]

She is a fixed panelist for the second season of JTBC variety show Two Yoo Project Sugar Man.[34]

In 2018, Joy was cast as female lead alongside actor Woo Do-hwan in MBC's The Great Seducer. Based on the French novel Dangerous Liasions. she portrays an elite 20-year-old who believes that falling in love is the most pathetic thing.[35][36][37] Filming of this drama caused her to miss the Spring is Coming concert in North Korea in April 2018.[38]

Personal life[edit]

In February 2015, Joy graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul.[39]


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
"Always In My Heart"
(with Lim Seul-ong)
2016 10 SM Station Season 1
"Young Love"
(with Yook Sung-jae)
52 Non-album singles
"First Christmas"
(with Doyoung)
Soundtrack appearances
"A Fox" (여우야) 2017 43 The Liar and His Lover OST
"I'm Okay" (괜찮아, 난)
(featuring Lee Hyun-woo)
"Your Days" (요즘 너 말야)
"Shiny Boy" N/A
"Waiting For You" (너를 기다리는 법)
"The Way To Me" (내게 오는 길)
"Nonsense" (말도 안돼) 2018 N/A The Great Seducer OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 SMTown: The Stage Herself Documentary film of SM Town [48]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2016 Descendants of the Sun KBS2 Herself Cameo, Episode 16 [49]
2017 The Liar and His Lover tvN Yoon So-rim Lead role [50][31]
The Boy Next Door/Some Guy Naver TV Cast/Dingo Studios Herself Cameo, Episode 7–8 [51]
2018 The Great Seducer MBC Eun Tae-hee Lead role [36]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2015–2016 We Got Married MBC Cast member Paired up with Yook Sung-jae [12][52]
2016–2017 Trick & True KBS Fixed panelist Since Episode 5 [53]
2017 King of Masked Singer MBC Contestant Episodes 121–122, as "Bandabi" [54]
2018 Sugar Man 2 JTBC Host N/A [34]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2016 "Young Love" Herself with Yook Sung-jae
"Always In My Heart" Herself with Lim Seul-ong
2017 "Yeowooya" Herself
"I'm Okay" Herself with Lee Hyun-woo
"Your Days" Herself
"Waiting For You"
2018 "OMG!"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2015 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Couple Award (with Sungjae) We Got Married Won [55]
New Star Award Won
2017 OSEN Cable TV Awards Newcomer Award The Liar and His Lover Won [56]


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