Joy (조이) is a South Korean singer and actress under SM Entertainment. She is a member of the girl group Red Velvet.


2014: Debut with Red Velvet

She debuted as a member of Red Velvet on August 1, 2014 with the group's first digital single "Happiness".

2017: Acting debut

She made her acting debut in 2017 through the tvN drama The Liar and His Lover.







  • SMTown: The Stage (2015)
  • Trolls World Tour (2020)

Television dramas

  • Descendants of the Sun (KBS, 2016) - Cameo, Episode 16
  • The Boy Next Door (Naver TV Cast, 2017) - Cameo, Episode 7-8
  • The Liar and His Lover (tvN, 2017)
  • Tempted (MBC, 2018)

Variety shows

  • We Got Married (with Yook Sungjae) (MBC, 2015-2016)
  • Trick & True (KBS, 2016-2017) - Since Episode 5
  • Oppa Thinking (MBC, 2017) - Pilot Episode
  • King of Mask Singer (MBC, 2017) - as "Bandabi" (Episodes 121-122)
  • Sugar Man 2 (JTBC, 2018) - MC
  • Pajama Friends (Lifetime, 2018) - MC
  • Get It Beauty 2019 (OnStyle, 2019) - MC
  • Salty Tour (tvN, 2020) - Guest Evaluator, Episodes 105-107
  • Handsome Tigers (SBS, 2020) - Manager
  • Happy Together 4 (KBS2, 2020) - Guest, Episode 65
  • Salty Tour (tvN, 2020) - Guest Evaluator, Episodes 116-119

Producing & writing credits

Year Artist Song Album Type
2016 Joy and Yook Sung-jae "Young Love" N/A Writing


  • Fitz (2018)
  • Espoir (2019)
  • UGGLife (2019)
  • Aveda (2019)


  • Joy has had various nicknames including: Doongdoongie, Malgeumie, Cute Joy, Miss Korea, and Sexy Dynamite.[1]
  • After receiving praise for performing a cover of the Korean rock band Cherry Filter’s song "Flying Duck", Joy was influenced to become a singer.[2]
  • Joy auditioned for SM Entertainment through the SM Global Audition in Seoul in 2012.
  • She wasn’t part of the SM Rookie’s pre-debut team.[3]
  • In 2015 she joined the show "We Got Married" with BTOB's Yook Sungjae, and went on to win the New Star Award and Best Couple at the MBC Entertainment Awards.[4]
  • In 2017 Joy debuted as an actress in the lead role of her first drama The Liar and His Lover, and won the Newcomer Award at the OSEN Cable TV Awards.[5] In 2018 she acted in her second lead role in the drama Tempted, and was nominated for Best Actress and Rookie of the Year at the MBC Drama Awards.[6]
  • In July 2017, Joy appeared on King of Mask Singer where she won her first round of the singing competition program and performed under the alias of Bandabi.[7]
  • Joy has been ranked as the top girl group member in terms of brand value in March 2018, May 2018, January 2020, and February 2020.[8]
  • In 2018 Joy endorsed Fitz Beer[9], and from 2019 Joy is currently the muse of pro Korean makeup brand eSpoir.[10]
  • Joy has hosted various television programs, most notably Sugarman 2 in 2018 with Yoo Jae-suk, You Hee-yeol, and Park Na-rae, Pajama Friends with Song Ji-hyo and Jang Yoon-ju, and Get It Beauty.
  • In 2019 Joy became the main host alongside Jang Yoon-ju of Asia's most popular beauty program Get It Beauty.[11]
  • Joy was confirmed by K-pop Radar to be the K-pop artist with the most Instagram followers who opened an account in 2019.[12]
  • In 2020, Joy became a main cast member of the show Handsome Tigers, alongside Cha Eunwoo, Yoo Seonho, Lee Sangyoon, and Seo Janghoon.
  • In 2020, Joy was named the new official model and face of Aveda, and continued to be the muse of eSpoir Makeup.
  • In February 2020, Joy was invited as a VIP guest of Michael Kors to attend New York Fashion Week, with Vogue Magazine calling Joy "one of K-pop’s brightest stars" and stating that she "could moonlight as a model".
  • In February 2020, Joy was nominated for Best Female Variety Idol by the Brand Customer Loyalty Awards.[13]
  • In 2020, Joy donated 10 million won for the Community Chest of Korea to help support those affected by the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.[14]


Main article: Joy/Gallery


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