|Birth name||Yong Jae-soon|
|Also known as||Joker, Poppin' Dragon|
December 19, 1989 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Genres||R&B, K-pop, hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, rapper|
|Associated acts||XING, Beast, Megan Lee, Goodlife (songwriter)|
|Revised Romanization||Yong Jun-hyeong|
Yong Jun-hyung (Hangul: 용준형; Hanja: 龍俊亨; born December 19, 1989), also known as Poppin' Dragon or Joker, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, actor, dancer and record producer. He is a member and the main rapper of the Korean boy group Beast.
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. He was once a member of the boyband Xing along with Kevin from U-KISS and was known as Poppin' Dragon when he was promoting with them. He was featured in various singles as a rapper for artists such as labelmates Hyuna's "Change" and G.NA's "Kkeojyeo Julge Jar Sara" (꺼져 줄게 잘 살아, lit. I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better), Young Jee's "Crazy, that's what love is", Navi's "Go Again" and Wheesung's "Words That Freeze My Heart".
Beast (비스트, stylized as BEAST or B2ST) is a boy band from South Korea that consists of six members, under Cube Entertainment. Originally known as B2ST, an acronym for "Boys 2 Search the Top", their name was changed to BEAST (Boys of East Asia Standing Tall). They released their first mini-album Beast Is The B2ST on October 14, 2009, and made their first live performance on KBS's Music Bank 2 days later.
The group has released a total of 7 mini-albums: Beast Is The B2ST, Shock Of The New Era, Mastermind, Lights Go On Again, My Story, Midnight Sun and Good Luck, and two studio albums, Fiction and Fact and Hard to Love, How to Love.
Junhyung was featured in Lee Gi-kwang's music video "눈물을 닦고" ("Wiping the Tears") as a rapper with Doojoon. Along with fellow BEAST member Yang 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" Yong along with 4minute were also featured in "Heard 'Em All" for Amerie's Asian version of the album In Love & War. He also starred in MBC "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 for G.NA's album title song "I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better" music video, with the intent of giving an "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 has been promised 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.
In November 23, 2010, Young Jee released a single named "Crazy, That's What Love Is" featuring Junhyung who wrote the rap lyrics himself. On January 19, 2011, Navi released a single named "Go Again" featuring Junhyung rapping. On 14 March 2011, Wheesung released "Heart Aching Story" song featuring Yong Junhyung.
He was also featured as a rapper for Hyuna's album "Bubble Pop!" in the song 'A Bitter Day", Kim Wan-sun's single "Be Quiet", and ALi's title song "Don't Act Countrified" from her album "SOUL-RI: A Town With Soul".
On February 3, 2012, he released a solo song titled, "너 없이 사는 것도 (Living Without You)". The song was written in the hip-hop style, and was co-produced by Junhyung and composer 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 Yang Yoseob's first EP "First Collage" which officially released on the 21st of November, 2012.
Producer Brave Brothers created the project group ‘Absurd’, with rappers Junhyung B2ST, LE EXID and FeelDog Big Star. The promo image was released on February 21, 2013, and on February 17, 2013, Brave Brothers released Junhyung's version of the MV teaser. Junhyung produced and composed their 2013 album "Hard to Love, How to Love" which is their second Studio album with Kim Tae-Joo. He also starred in a South Korean TV Series called Monstar which aired every Friday starting on May 17, 2013, on Mnet music channel.
On 13 December 2013, Junhyung released his debut solo mini-album, Flower. It was released on all online music sites on that day at 12AM KST, which is to signify the start of his career as a solo artist. The title track "Flower" topped the music charts, as well as other singles such as "Caffeine (Piano version) (feat. Yang Yoseob)" and "Anything (feat G.NA)".
In 2014, he appeared in Lee Seung Hwan's song "I Feel On You". He was also featured in music videos of Eru's "I hate You", Lyn's "Breakable Heart", Baek Ji Young's "Good Boy" and Natthew's "She's Bad".
On June 28, 2011, Cube Entertainment announced that Junhyung was in a relationship with Goo Hara of KARA. DSP Media also announced; “They do have good feelings towards one another, but they’re still getting to know each other." On March 27, 2013, Cube Entertainment and DSP Media announced the end of their 2-year relationship, citing that the two "naturally drifted apart".
|Year||Title||Peak Chart Position||Album|
|2012||"너 없이 사는 것도 (Living Without You)"||8||Digital Single|
|1st||Flower||13 December 2013|
|2010||“Thank you”||Yang Yoseob feat. Yong Junhyung||Thank YOU|
|2010||01.04||“Change”||HyunA feat. Yong Junhyung||Change|
|07.14||“꺼져 줄게 잘 살아” (“I’ll Back Off So You Can Live”)||G.NA feat. Yong Junhyung||Draw G's First Breath|
|09.17||“Faddy Robot”||Vasco, Verbal Jint, Sangchu, Outsider, Yong Junhyung, Joosuc, HyunA, Zico||Faddy Robot Foundation|
|11.23||“미쳐야 사랑이지” (“It’s Love If You’re Crazy”)||Young Jee feat. Yong Junhyung||미쳐야 사랑이지 (Digital Single)”|
|12.13||“미쳐야 사랑이지” (“It’s Love If You’re Crazy”)||Young Jee feat. Gummy and Yong Junhyung||Young Jee 1st Mini Album (EP)”|
|2011||01.19||“다시 돌아가” (“Go Back Again”)||Navi feat. Yong Junhyung||Hello|
|03.15||“가슴 시린 이야기” (“The Heartbreaking Story”)||Wheesung feat. Yong Junhyung||가슴 시린 이야기|
|04.24||“What I See”||Prepix feat. Yong Junhyung, Beenzino, and Esna||What I See|
|04.29||“안을까 말까” (“Should I Hug or Not”)||Of BEAST (Yoon Doojoon, Yong Junhyung, & Lee Gi-kwang)||SUPER MARKET – the Half (Shinsadong Tiger Project Album)|
|06.22||“Silly Boy”||015B feat. 4minute and Yong Junhyung||015B 20th Century Boy|
|06.30||“A Bitter Day”||Hyuna feat. Yong Junhyung and G.NA||Bubble Pop!|
|10.25||“Be Quiet”||Kim Wan-sun feat. Yong Junhyung||Be Quiet|
|12.13||“촌스럽게 굴지마” (“Don’t Act Foolish”)||ALi feat. Yong Junhyung||Soul-Ri: 영혼이 있는 마을 (A Town With Soul)|
|2012||05.09||“하늘 높이” (“Up in the Sky”)||A Pink feat. Joker||Une Année|
|05.17||“Good Boy”||Baek Ji-young feat. Yong Junyhyung||GOOD BOY|
|08.08||“미워요” (“Hate You”)||Eru feat. Yong Junhyung||Feel Brand New Part 2|
|11.15||“She’s Bad”||Natthew feat. Yong Junhyung||She’s Bad|
|11.26||“카페인 “ (“Caffeine”)||Yang Yoseob feat. Yong Junhyung||The First Collage|
|2013||02.21||"어이없네" ("You Got Some Nerve")||Yong Junhyung, FeelDog & LE||어이없네|
|04.26||“유리 심장 “ (“Glass Heart”)||LYn feat. Yong Junhyung||8th Album|
|10.29||“Don’t Walk Away”||Kim Jaejoong feat. Yong Junhyung||WWW (Jaejoong album)|
|2014||05.15||"8dayz"||Megan Lee feat. Yong Junhyung||Megan The First Single 8dayz|
|06.11||"My Dear"||Park Shin-hye feat. Yong Junhyung||My Dear (부제: 꽃)|
|2015||08.18||"Nightmare"||Gayoon & Yong Junhyung||Yongpali OST|
|2009||MTV B2ST||TV Documentary (MTV)||Himself|
|2010||MTV Beast Almighty||TV Show (MTV)||Himself|
|Idol Maid||TV Show (MBC)||Himself|
|SHIN PD Variety Show||TV Show (SBS)||Himself|
|2011||Exciting Cube TV||TV Show (MNET Japan)||Himself|
|2012||Salamander Guru and The Shadows||TV Series (SBS)||Joker (cameo appearance)|
|Win Win||TV Show (KBS2)||Himself|
|Invincible Youth 2||TV Show (KBS2)||Himself|
|2013||Monstar||TV Series (MNET Korea)||Yoon Seol-chan|
|2013||Weekly Idol||TV Show (MBC)||Himself|
|2014||Burning The Beast||TV Variety Show (MBC)||Himself|
|2010||Draw G's First Breath||"I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better"||03:31||G.NA feat. Jun Hyung & Yoon Doo-joon|
|Change||"Change"||03:48||Hyuna feat. Jun Hyung|
|2011||Be Quiet||"Be Quiet"||03:15||Kim Wan-sun feat. Jun Hyung|
|First Story||"Hello"||03:48||Huh Gak|
|2012||Good Boy||"Good Boy"||03:45||Baek Ji-young feat. Jun Hyung|
|Feel Brand New Part 2||"I Hate You"||03:55||Eru feat. Jun Hyung|
|New Natthew Project||"She's Bad"||03:58||Natthew feat. Jun Hyung|
|The First Collage||"Caffeine"||03:37||Yang Yo-seob feat. Jun Hyung|
|2013||어이없네||"어이없네" ("You Got Some Nerve")||03:38||Jun Hyung & FeelDog & LE|
|2014||Megan The First Single 8dayz||"8dayz"||03:32 (Korean)
|Junhyung and Megan Lee|
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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