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For other people known as 'Seung Youn', see Seungyeon.

Cho Seung Youn (조승연; or simply Seung Youn) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper and producer under Yue Hua Entertainment. He is a member of the boy group UNIQ and a former member of the project boy group X1.

As a soloist, he goes by the stage name WOODZ (우즈; previously as Luizy). He made his solo debut on July 29, 2016 with the single "Recipe".

Early life

Seung Youn moved to Brazil when he was in elementary school, where he lived for 2 years. In that time, he was part of a base team of a popular Brazilian football team, Corinthians. In the team, he was called Luizinho.[3]

When he returned to Korea from studying in Brazil, he had left for the Philippines right after. Whenever he visited Korea, he would audition and finally passed a phone call audition while he was in the Philippines. Without his parents knowing, Seung Youn went to Korea for the official audition.[4]

Career

2019–2020: Produce X 101 and X1, Equal, Woops!

In 2019, he participated in Mnet's boy group survival show Produce X 101. He finished in fifth place, thus becoming a member of X1.[5] The group officially debuted on August 27, 2019 with the mini album, 비상 : Quantum Leap.

However, on January 6, 2020, the agencies representing the members announced the group has disbanded due to not being able to reach an unanimous agreement following the Produce 101 vote manipulation controversy.[6]

On April 22, 2020, Yue Hua Entertainment confirmed that he will be making a comeback in June.[7] On June 8, they announced his first mini album Equal, set to release on June 29.[8]

In the August issue of @star1, he revealed he is working on a new album which should be release in 2020.[9] On November 4, Yue Hua Entertainment confirmed that he will be releasing a new album on November 17. The next day, they announced his second mini album, Woops!.[10]

2021: "Set", "Lullaby", Only Lovers Left

On February 22, WOODZ dropped a teaser announcing a comeback coming soon. On February 23, his first single album Set, was revealed to be released on March 15.[11]

He released the digital single "Lullaby" on August 27, 2021.

On September 16, WOODZ announced an upcoming the release. On September 17, he announced he will be making his comeback with his third mini album, Only Lovers Left, on October 5.[12]

2022: Colorful Trauma

On April 17, he announced his fourth mini album, Colorful Trauma, set to release on May 4.[13]

Discography

Mini albums

Single albums

Digital singles

Collaborations

Features

OSTs

Other releases

  • "Sing For You - 일곱번째이야기 체인지" (with Im Hyunsik) (2017)
  • "Dream (Full Demo Version)" (with Nathan) (2019)
  • "착착" (2020)

Producing and writing credits

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[14]
Artist Song Album Type
2014
UNIQ "Falling In Love" "Falling In Love" Writing
2015
UNIQ "EOEO" EOEO Writing
"Luv Again"
"Listen To Me"
2016
Luizy & Flowsik "Recipe" "Recipe" Writing
Composing
Luizy "Baby Ride" "Baby Ride"
"How Have You Been"
2017
Lim Hyunsik & Seung Youn "혼밥" "Sing For You - 7th Challenge - Eating Alone" Writing
2018
WOODZ "Pool" "Pool" Writing
Composing
"Different" "Different"
"EDEN_STARDUST.04" "EDEN_STARDUST.04"
"Meaningless" "Meaningless"
2020
WOODZ "Lift Up" Equal Writing
Composing
"Accident"
"Love Me Harder"
"Noid"
"Waikiki"
"Buck"
"Memories"
"Trigger" Woops!
"Bump Bump"
"On My Own"
"Thanks To"
"Sweater"
"Tide"
2021
WOODZ "Feel Like" "Set" Writing
Composing
"Touché"
"Rebound"
"Lullaby" "Lullaby" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Multiply" Only Lovers Left Writing
Composing
"Thinking Bout You"
"Sour Candy"
"Kiss of Fire"
"Chaser"
"Waiting"

Concerts

  • The Invisible City (2021)

Filmography

Reality shows

Radio shows

  • Serizabeth[15] (Naver NOW., 2021) - guest (Ep. 25)

Awards and nominations

Year Recipient Award Won
Asia Artist Awards
2021 WOODZ AAA Icon (Singer) Won[16]

Trivia

  • He is easily swayed by emotions.[4]
  • His English name is Evan.[4]

Gallery

Main article: WOODZ/Gallery

References

Official links

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