At K-Pop World Festival, 2013
|Birth name||Yoo Young-jae|
January 24, 1994 |
Seoul, South Korea
Life and career
1994–2011: Early life and career beginnings
Yoo Youngjae was born in Uijeongbu, South Korea, on January 24, 1994. Youngjae has one older brother. He studied at the Balgok elementary school and Balgok middle school. In 2008, Youngjae placed first in a JYP audition and was a JYP trainee. Yoo contacted TS Entertainment and got accepted as a trainee after his audition.
In March 2011, TS Entertainment already signaled that they will debut a boy band in 2012. Bang Yong Guk was the first member to be revealed in TS Entertainment's upcoming boy band with singles such as "Going Crazy" and "I Remember". In August 2011, TS Entertainment introduced its second
member, Kim Him Chan and revealed that he will be an emcee in MTV's The Show. In November 2011, TS Entertainment stated that they will debut a sub-unit group for their upcoming boy band previously known as "TS Baby" featuring Bang Yong Guk and another member.
On January 18, 2012, TS Entertainment released the jacket photos for Youngjae and Himchan. B.A.P debuted in January 2012 with their lead single "Warrior". On January 28, 2012, the group held its debut showcase concert in Seoul, South Korea with over 3,000 people attended the show. Their debut single met them critical acclaim as various media outlets dubbed the song and its music video, "powerful and charismatic".
Artistry and influences
For Youngjae's work with B.A.P, see B.A.P's discography.
||Billboard K-pop Hot 100|
|2012||"Everything is Pretty" (with Han Sunhwa)||22||18||Digital Single|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
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