Yook Sung-jae

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Yook Sung-jae
20180407 육성재 비투비 동계올림픽&동계페럴림픽 성공 기념 국민 감사 대축제 (1).jpg
Yook in 2018
Native name 육성재
Born Yook Sung-jae
(1995-05-02) May 2, 1995 (age 23)
Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Musical career
Years active 2012–present
Labels Cube Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hanja [1][2]
Revised Romanization Yuk Seong-jae
McCune–Reischauer Yuk Sŏng-chae

Yook Sung-jae (Hangul육성재; born (1995-05-02)May 2, 1995) is a South Korean singer, actor and host. He is a member of the boy group BtoB and its sub-group, BtoB Blue. Aside from his group's activities, Yook is known for acting in television dramas, Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), The Village: Achiara's Secret (2015) and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016).

Early life and education[edit]

Sungjae was born on May 2, 1995, in Yongin, Gyeonggi, South Korea. He has one older sister and his father is a CEO of an IT company that deals with semiconductors.[3][4]

He briefly studied for a month each in England and the Philippines.[5] He attended Hanlim Multi Art School and graduated in 2014.[6] He then attended Dongshin University and is majoring in Practical Music.


2012–2014: Debut with BTOB and solo activities[edit]

Yook made his official debut as a vocalist of BtoB with "Insane" and "Imagine" on March 21, 2012.[7][8]

In 2013, Yook appeared in the television series Reply 1994 as Sungjoon/Ssukssuk, Na-jung's little brother.[9][10]

In July 2014, Yook became a presenter for the program, A Song For You with Kangin of Super Junior and Amber of f(x).[11] He also participated in the program Hitmaker and became part of the program's project unit group, Big Byung, together with Got7's Jackson and VIXX members, N and Hyuk.[12] The same year, he received his first main acting role in Plus Nine Boys, playing a 19-year old Judo athlete.[13] He then joined the reality-variety program Real Men from 2014–2015.[14]

2015–present: Acting and rise in popularity[edit]

Yook in September 2016

Yook achieved breakthrough when he landed a leading role in the teen drama Who Are You: School 2015, alongside Kim So-hyun and Nam Joo-hyuk.[15][16][17] He also released an OST for the show, "Love Song" with Park Hye-soo.[18] After the series ended, he experienced a rise in popularity and landed several endorsement deals.[19] Yook then starred in the horror mystery series The Village: Achiara's Secret alongside Moon Geun-young in 2015.[20] He received the "New Star award" for his performance in The Village: Achiara's Secret,[21] and won "Best Couple award" with Kim So-hyun for Who Are You: School 2015.[22]

In 2015, Yook joined King of Mask Singer, competing under the alias Tired Bumblebee, and received a good feedback for his performance.[23] He then paired up with Red Velvet's Joy in the fourth season of reality show We Got Married.[24] The couple released a duet song titled "Young Love", with the pair contributing to the lyric composition of the song.[25][26] He received the "Best Couple award" with Joy and the "Best Male Rookie (in Variety) award" for his appearance in We Got Married.[27] In September 2015, he became one of the main host of the music-program Inkigayo and left the show in May 2016.[28][29]

In 2016, Sungjae was appointed as an ambassador of King Sejong Institution.[30][31] He also became part of BTOB's first sub-unit, BTOB Blue, and debuted in September 2016.[32][33]

From 2016-2017, Yook starred in the hit fantasy-romance drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.[34] He also joined the cast for the reality-documentary show Law of the Jungle filmed in Sumatra, Indonesia.[35] In August 2017, he participated in the digital single project, Piece of BtoB. He released the songs "Say It" and "Paradise", the latter having been personally composed and written by himself, on August 30.[36] In late 2017, he joined the cast of the reality show, All The Butlers.[37]


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
As lead artist
"That Day Long Ago" 2015 55 King of Masked Singer Special
"말해" (Tell Me) 2017 36 Piece of BTOB Vol. 6
"Stress Come On" (with N, Jackson and Hyuk as Big Byung) 2014 N/A Non-album singles
"Ojingeo Doenjang" (with N, Jackson and Hyuk as Big Byung) 2015
"Photograph" (with Namjoo)[41] 29 A CUBE – For Season Blue Season 2
"Young Love" (with Joy) 2016 52 Non-album singles
"Playing With Fire" (with NC.A) 89
As featured artist
"On The Four Lane Road" (Geeks's Louie feat. Yook Sungjae)[45] 2016 Hwang Moon Seob
Soundtrack appearances
"Past Days" (with Junhyung, Ha Yeon-soo, Minhyuk, Changsub, Hyunsik) 2013 56 Monstar OST
"After Time Passes" (with Junhyung, Minhyuk, Changsub, Hyunsik) 32
"First Love" (with Junhyung, Minhyuk, Changsub, Hyunsik) 61
"Curious" (궁금해) (with Oh Seung-hee) 2014 N/A Plus Nine Boys OST
"Love Song" (feat. Park Hye-soo) 2015 8 Who Are You: School 2015 OST
"Loving You Again" 62 Scholar Who Walks The Night OST
"Ambiguous" (with Eunkwang, Hyunsik) 2017 37 Fight for My Way OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Television series[edit]

Year Network Title Role Notes
2013 Mnet Monstar Arnold, Men in Black Member Cameo
SBS The Heirs Himself
tvN Reply 1994 Sung Joon
2014 Plus Nine Boys Kang Min-gu
2015 KBS2 Who Are You: School 2015 Gong Tae-kwang
SBS The Village: Achiara's Secret Park Woo-jae
2016-2017 tvN Guardian: The Lonely and Great God Yoo Deok-hwa

Variety show[edit]

Year Network Title Notes
2012 SBS MTV The Show Co-host with member Minhyuk
2014 Mnet Mnet Wide Custom News Host
KBS A Song For You Season 3 Co-host with Kangin and Amber
MBC Hitmaker Season 1 Cast member – YookDuk
Real Men Cast member (Episode 77-88)
2015 Hitmaker Season 2 Cast member – YookDuk
KBS Invisible Man Cast member[53]
MBC King of Masked Singer Contestant as Tired Bumblebee (Episode 5-6)
2015-2016 We Got Married Cast member with Joy (Red Velvet)
SBS Inkigayo Co-host with Kim Yoo-jung & Jackson Wang
2016 KBS Battle Trip Contestant with Seo Eun-kwang, Lim Hyun-sik (Episode 16)
2017 SBS Clenched Fist-Boat Horn Cast member[54]
MBig TV Celebrity Bromance Cast member with Boyfriend's Youngmin and Kwangmin[55]
SBS Law of the Jungle in Sumatra Cast member (Episodes 256–261)[56]
SBS All The Butlers Cast member

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Who Are You: School 2015 Nominated
4th APAN Star Awards Nominated
KBS Drama Awards
Popularity Award, Actor Nominated
Best Couple Award (with Kim So-hyun) Won [22]
MBC Entertainment Awards Best Male Newcomer Award (Variety) We Got Married Won [27]
Best Couple Award (with Red Velvet's Joy) Won
SBS Drama Awards New Star Award The Village: Achiara's Secret Won [21]
2016 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) Who Are You: School 2015 Nominated
2017 Korea Cable TV Awards Rising Star Award Guardian: The Lonely and Great God Won [57]
Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Won [58]
Star of the Year Award Won [59]
2018 Korea's First Brand Awards Male Acting Idol N/A Won [60]
2018 MTN Broadcast Advertising Festival CF Male Star Award Won [61]


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  2. ^ [RADIO STAR]라디오스타 – Today's special DJ, Yook Sungjae 20160928 on YouTube
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  42. ^ Cumulative sales of "Photograph":
  43. ^ Cumulative sales of "Young Love":
  44. ^ "2016 Gaon Download Chart – Week 53". 
  45. ^ "긱스 루이X비투비 육성재, 깜짝 콜라보 예고". 10Asia (in Korean). 16 April 2016. 
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  50. ^ Cumulative sales of "Love Song":
  51. ^ Cumulative sales of "That Day Long Ago":
  52. ^ Cumulative sales for "Ambiguous":
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  60. ^ Lee Seung-gil (6 November 2017). "[공식] 소미·청하·육성재·정채연, 2018년 이끌 브랜드 선정" (in Korean). My Daily. 
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