Yoo Young-jae

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Yoo.
Yoo Young-jae at Korea KPOP World Festival 2013.jpg
Background information
Birth name Yoo Young-jae
Born (1994-01-24) January 24, 1994 (age 23)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–Present
Labels TS Entertainment
Associated acts

Youngjae's Twitter

Youngjae's Instagram

Yoo Young-jae (Hangul: 유영재; born January 24, 1994), known mononymously as Youngjae, is a South Korean singer. He is best known as a member of South Korean boy group, B.A.P.[1]

Life and career[edit]

1994–2011: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Yoo Youngjae was born in Uijeongbu, South Korea, on January 24, 1994.[1][2] Youngjae has one older brother.[3] 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.

2012–Present: B.A.P[edit]

Main article: B.A.P (band)

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".[4][5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

On January 18, 2012, TS Entertainment released the jacket photos for Youngjae and Himchan.[8] 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.[9] Their debut single met them critical acclaim as various media outlets dubbed the song and its music video, "powerful and charismatic".[10][11]

Artistry and influences[edit]

Yoo Youngjae is the lead vocalist of the group along with Jung Daehyun.[1] Youngjae is influenced by R&B and neo soul music, cites Musiq Soulchild and Jay Park as his musical influences.[12][13]


For Youngjae's work with B.A.P, see B.A.P's discography.


Year Title Peak positions Album
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.


  1. ^ a b c "B.A.P Profile". KBS World. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Naver - Search - Youngjae Profile" (in Korean). NHN. Corp. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  3. ^ Hwang Yo-Jin (2012-03-09). "(INTERVIEW) B.A.P Young-jae, Dae-hyun". 10asia. ⓒ 10아시아. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  4. ^ Park, HyunMin (December 19, 2011). "Bang Yong Guk & Zelo to Debut with B.A.P". enewsworld. CJ E&M. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ Lee, Ellie (January 3, 2012). "WHO IS B.A.P?". MTVK. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on February 28, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ Xu, Tina (August 25, 2011). "SECOND MEMBER OF TS BABY REVEALED THROUGH MTV KOREA'S THE SHOW!". MTVK. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on August 28, 2011. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ Xu, Tina (December 1, 2011). "PROJECT DUO BANG & ZELO REVEALS "NEVER GIVE UP" MV FEATURING SECRET'S HYOSUNG!". MTVK. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on December 4, 2011. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ Heo, Seol-Hui (2012-01-18). "BAP 힘찬-영재 공개 '국악고 얼짱 vs 브레인' 데뷔 임박". Newsen. Newsen. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  9. ^ Park, HyunMin (January 30, 2012). "B.A.P Brings in Big Crowds for Its Debut Showcase". enewsworld. CJ E&M. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  10. ^ 2012년 빛낼 아이돌 출격 임박..'신고 합니다!' (in Korean). Star News. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  11. ^ Xu, Tina (January 25, 2012). "B.A.P MAKES LONG AWAITED DEBUT WITH "WARRIOR"". MTV Korea. Viacom International Inc. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ Hwang Hyo-Jin (2012-03-07). "B.A.P - My name is 영재, 대현". 10asia News (in Korean). 10asiae. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  13. ^ "120413 B.A.P Diary. 박재범V.S.부모님V.S.베이비분" (in Korean). TsAsian2. 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  14. ^ "Gaon Chart Search" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. 

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