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Junhyung for Marie Claire Korea
December 19, 1989
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Yong Jun-hyeong|
|Revised Romanization||Yong Jae-sun|
Yong Jun-hyung (Hangul: 용준형; born December 19, 1989), commonly known as Junhyung, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor. He is a member of the K-pop group Highlight.
Junhyung was born in Seoul, South Korea. He changed his birth name Yong Jae-soon (Hangul: 용재순) to his current name when he was in 6th grade. In 2007, he joined the boy band Xing, which included Kevin Woo, a now-former member of U-KISS. Junhyung was known by the stage name Poppin' Dragon while in Xing.
The group released a total of eight extended plays and three studio albums.
In 2016, Beast left Cube Entertainment, and formed their own label, Around Us Entertainment. The group debuted under the new name of Highlight. As Highlight, they have released two extended plays.
Junhyung was featured in Lee Gikwang's music video "눈물을 닦고" ("Wiping the Tears") as a rapper with Doojoon. Along with fellow Beast member Yoseob, MC and comedian Lee Hyuk-jae, Moon Hee-joon (formerly of H.O.T.) and Kim Sook, they welcomed Japanese tourists for "Visit Seoul 2010" campaign, where Korean celebrities and Japanese tourists explored Seoul in MBC's "Star Guide Doshiraku" to raise awareness of Seoul's famous areas, as well as its cuisine.
Junhyung also featured in Hyuna's solo debut single "Change" Junhyung, along with 4minute, also featured in "Heard 'Em All" for Amerie's Asian version of the album In Love & War. He also starred in MBC's "High Kick Through the Roof" as a cameo in one of its episodes. He was also involved in writing and performing the rap section for 4minute's album "Hit Your Heart", in the song "Who's Next?"
Junhyung was featured rapping in the music video for G.NA's album title song "I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better", with the intent of giving the "opposite vibe" from Doojoon's appearance. Junhyung was also featured in "Faddy Robot Foundation" together with 4minute's Hyuna, Outsider, Verbal Jint, Mighty Mouth's Ssangchu, Vasco and Zico; all profit from this album was stated to be given out to charity. In order to encourage the public participation in commemorating Seoul Summit Asia Bridge Contents (Representative Choi Jin) announced that the G20 summit held in Seoul created the campaign song "Let's Go" composed by Shinsadong Tiger, Lim Sanghyuk, Eddie, and Junhyung.
On November 23, 2010, Young Jee released a single, titled "Crazy, That's What Love Is", featuring Junhyung who wrote the rap lyrics. On January 19, Navi released a single, titled "Go Again", featuring Junhyung. On March 14, Wheesung released "Heart Aching Story", featuring Junhyung. Junhyung also appeared in M&D's music video for "Close Your Mouth" along with F.T. Island's Hongki and Jonghoon, Simon Dominic and Jia, which was released on June 22. He was also featured as a rapper for "A Bitter Day" by Hyuna, "Be Quiet" by Kim Wansun, and "Don't Act Countrified" by ALi.
Junhyung released a solo song, titled "너 없이 사는 것도 (Living Without You)", on February 3, 2012. The song was written in the hip hop style, and was co-produced by Junhyung and Kim Tae-joo. The song tells the story of a man who must overcome the pain of being betrayed by a woman he loved. The songs "이럴 줄 알았어 (I Knew It)" and "너 없이 사는 것도 (Living Without You)" are related to "Living Without You", being a prologue and a continuation respectively. Junhyung also produced Yoseob's first extended play, First Collage, which was released on the November 21.[unreliable source?]
Producer Brave Brothers created the project group 'Absurd', with rappers Junhyung of Beast, LE of EXID and FeelDog of Big Star. Brave Brothers released Junhyung's version of the music video teaser on February 17, 2013, and then released a promo image on February 21. Junhyung produced and wrote their album Hard to Love, How to Love along with Kim Taejoo. He also starred in a South Korean television series titled Monstar, which aired every Friday starting on May 17, 2013 on Mnet music channel. Junhyung released his debut extended play, Flower on December 13, 2013. The title track "Flower" topped the music charts, as well as other singles such as "Caffeine (Piano Version)" featuring Yoseob, and "Anything" featuring G.NA.
In 2014, Junhyung featured in Megan Lee's debut song, "8dayz". He was featured in the music videos of "I Feel on You" by Lee Seunghwan, "I Hate You" by Eru, "Breakable Heart" by Lyn, "Good Boy" by Baek Jiyoung, and "She's Bad" by Natthew.
|2015||Yong Jun Hyung's Good Life||Cube TV||Himself||With Kim Tae-joo|
|2016–2017||Hitmaker Season 3||MBC Every1||Host||Co-hosted with Jeong Hyeong-don|
|2017-2018||It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets||MBC||Cast member||
Ep. 1-4 (Season 1)
|2012||Salamander Guru and The Shadows||SBS||Joker||Cameo|
|2013||Monstar||Mnet||Yoon Seol-chan||Lead role|
|2018||Coffee, Do Me a Favor||TBA||Im Hyun-woo||Lead role|
Awards and nominations
|2013||7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Hot Cover Music – "Past Days"||Monstar||Nominated|
|20's Booming Star – Male||Nominated|
|6th Korea Drama Awards||Best Couple Award with Ha Yeon-soo||Nominated|
|Best New Actor||Won|
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