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Youngjae (영재) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, composer, actor and musical actor under SUBLIME. He is the main vocalist of the boy group GOT7.

As a composer, he goes by the name Ars, which means "art" in Latin.

He made his solo debut on October 5, 2021 with his first mini album Colors from Ars.

Career

2013–2014: Joining JYP Entertainment, GOT7

Youngjae became a trainee in JYP Entertainment sometime in 2013, only seven months before he debuted in the boy group GOT7 on January 16 with the mini album Got It?.[2]

2017: King of Mask Singer

Youngjae appeared on the singing competition show King of Mask Singer as 'King of Toy Machines', singing "Look Back At Me" by Deux in a duet.[3] He won, making it to the second round, during which he sang Kim Bum Soo's "It Will Pass".[4] Despite losing, "he received great praise from the panel".[5]

2018: Immortal Songs

He appeared solo on Immortal Songs, performing Kim Yeon Ja's "Mercury Lamp".[6]

2020: Idol Radio, clothing line, campaign for organ donation

Youngjae became the new host of Idol Radio on May 18, 2020, alongside DAY6's Young K[7], fulfilling his long time dream to be a radio host.[8]

On May 25, 2020, he launched a clothing line titled "Ars X Coco" with products aimed at both humans and their dogs. His own dog, Coco, appeared in the clothing line's promotional video and preview photos.[9] The sale was open for only two weeks, and part of the profits was redistributed to animal shelters and animal advocacy organizations.[10]

In September, Youngjae was announced as being part of the cast of the upcoming Netflix series So Not Worth It, which is scheduled to air in 2021.[11]

Youngjae participated in a campaign for organ donation in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Welfare of South Korea (MOHW) and the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KDCA). In July, he appeared on the program Kwanghee & Jo Subin’s Guest House during which the topics of life sharing and organ donation were discussed. Then, in December, he released the song "Everything For You". The track contains lyrics expressing both the point of view of an organ donor and of its beneficiary. These lyrics also carry a message of gratitude, and were written by Youngjae himself with help from composer Lee Sang-hoon.[12][13]

2021: Departure from JYP Entertainment, new agency, Midnight Sun, So Not Worth It, solo debut with Colors from Ars

On January 10, it was reported by Dispatch that all GOT7 members would be leaving JYP Entertainment after 7 years of contract, with the 35th Golden Disc Awards being their last activity as a group.[14] On January 11, JYP Entertainment officially announced that the members will be leaving the agency as their contract expires on January 19.[15]

On January 20, it was announced that Youngjae had signed an exclusive contract with Sublime Artist Agency. Following the news, the agency shared a welcoming post on social media, and Youngjae posted a message on Instagram expressing gratefulness to all the people who helped him until now and to the fans.[1]

On March 9, Youngjae was casted as one of the actors playing Ha Ram - one of the two main roles - in the musical Midnight Sun. The musical, a romantic story originating from a 1993 Hong Kong film, will be performed from May 1 to July 25 at Kwanglim Arts Center and will also be live-streamed.[16]

The Netflix series So Not Worth It, in which Youngjae stars as one of the leads, will start airing on June 18.[17]

On September 17, it was announced that Youngjae will be making his solo debut with the mini album Colors from Ars, on October 5.[18]

On December 15, Youngjae released the digital single "Walk With Me".[19]

2022: Sugar and Seven Stars

On June 3, it was announced that Youngjae will be making his comeback with his second mini album Sugar, on June 21.[20]

On June 29, it was announced that he would be one of the three Korean mentors of the Thai reality survival show Seven Stars, alongside Kim Jun Su and Park Jihoon.[21]

Discography

Mini albums

Digital singles

Collaborations

  • "One Dream One Korea" (with Various Artists) (2015)
  • "Life Insurance Social Philanthropy Foundation Part.2" ("I'm All Ears") (with Jimin Park) (2018)

Features

  • Sanjoy - "Victim of Love" (with Stephen Rezza & Elliott Yamin) (2017)
  • Lovey - "Hurry" (2021)

OSTs

  • "Wok of Love OST Part.2" ("At That Time") (2018)
  • "When My Love Blooms OST Part.2" ("Fall in Love") (with Choi Jung Yoon) (2020)
  • "Midnight Sun OST Part.1" ("Meet Me When The Sun Goes Down") (2021)
  • "So I Married an Anti Fan OST Part.1" ("Pop Star") (2021)
  • So Not Worth It OST ("So Not Worth It") (2021)
  • "My Roommate Is A Gumiho OST Part.7" ("You & I" with Soyeon) (2021)

Others

  • "My Day (내 하루)" (2016)
  • "Trauma" (2016)
  • "Call Button (통화버튼)" (feat. J.praize) (2017)
  • "I Want to Fall Asleep (잠들고 싶어)" (feat. Noday) (2017)

Producing and writing credits

Artist Song Album Type
2016
GOT7 "Rewind" Flight Log: Departure Writing
Composing
"Hey" Flight Log: Turbulence
"Sick" Writing
2017
GOT7 "Sign" Flight Log: Arrival Writing
Composing
"Moon U" 7 for 7
"Kono mune ni" Turn Up
2018
GOT7 "Hesitate" Eyes On You Writing
Composing
"Nobody Knows" Present : You
"1:31AM" Present : You & Me Edition
"Think About It"
2019
GOT7 "Reborn" I Won't Let You Go Writing
Composing
"Time Out" Spinning Top : Between Security & Insecurity
"Bibouroku" Love Loop
2020
GOT7 "Aura" Dye Writing
Composing
"Gravity"
"Breath" Breath of Love : Last Piece
Youngjae "Everything For You" Writing
2020
Youngjae "Beautiful" Colors from Ars Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Tasty"
"Vibin"
"Roses"
"Eternal"
"Moonlight"
"Lonely"
2021
Youngjae "Walk With Me" Writing
Composing
Arranging
Lovey feat. Youngjae "Hurry" :) Writing
Composing
2022
GOT7 "Drive Me To The Moon" GOT7 Writing
Composing
Arranging
Youngjae "Sugar" Sugar Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Focus"
"Crema"
"Nothing"
"With You"

Concerts

Mini concert tours

  • 2022 Youngjae Mini Concert Tour 'Sugar' (2022)[22]

Filmography

Dramas

Reality shows

Endorsements

  • Candy Lab[24] (2022)

Trivia

  • His MBTI personality type is ISFJ.[25]
  • Youngjae has a dog named Coco.[26]

Gallery

Main article: Youngjae/Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Soompi:GOT7's Youngjae Officially Signs With Sublime Artist Agency
  2. Idols Who Debuted After Less Than A Year Of Training
  3. Soompi: BTS's Jimin Shares His Opinion On Whether "King Of Masked Singer" Contestant Is His Friend Taemin Of SHINee
  4. Soompi: Jimin Describes BTS's Relationship With GOT7 On "King Of Masked Singer”
  5. Soompi: Main Vocalist Of Popular Boy Band Regains Confidence On "King Of Masked Singer"
  6. Soompi: GOT7's Youngjae Wows On "Immortal Songs" With Song Loved By His Mother
  7. GOT7’s Youngjae And DAY6’s Young K Chosen As New DJs For “Idol Radio”
  8. Soompi: GOT7 And DAY6 Reminisce Over Their Trainee Days, Perform JYP's Famous Basic Dance Routine Together, And More
  9. Allkpop: GOT7's Youngjae To Release Clothing Line For Humans And Dogs Called 'Ars x Coco'
  10. SBS: GOT7's Youngjae Launches Clothing Line With His Pet Dog
  11. Soompi: GOT7's Youngjae, (G)I-DLE's Minnie, Han Hyun Min, And More Cast In New Sitcom
  12. What The Kpop: GOT7's Youngjae Gives "Everything For You" In Organ Donation Campaign Song
  13. GOT7's Youngjae Sends a Message Of Gratitude In New Song 'Everything For You'
  14. Soompi: Dispatch Reports All GOT7 Members Will Part Ways With JYP Entertainment + Agency Responds
  15. Soompi: JYP Entertainment Announces GOT7's Departure From Agency
  16. Soompi: SHINee’s Onew, GOT7’s Youngjae, DAY6’s Wonpil, And Lovelyz’s Kei Cast In Romance Musical
  17. Soompi: Watch: GOT7’s Youngjae, (G)I-DLE’s Minnie, Han Hyun Min, And More Enjoy Wild College Life In “So Not Worth It” Main Teaser
  18. Soompi: Watch: GOT7’s Youngjae Announces Official Solo Debut With “COLORS From Ars” Album Teaser
  19. Soompi: GOT7’s Youngjae Stars In Teaser Images For New Single “Walk With Me”
  20. Soompi: GOT7’s Youngjae To Make Solo Comeback With 2nd Mini Album “SUGAR”
  21. Facebook: Seven Stars reveals Korean mentors and producer
  22. Soompi: GOT7’s Youngjae Announces Dates And Cities For 2022 Mini Concert Tour “SUGAR”
  23. Soompi: GOT7’s Youngjae And Choi Ye Bin To Star In New Web Drama
  24. @candylab_kr on Twitter (February 8, 2022)
  25. Allkpop: K-Pop Idols Who Have Revealed Their MBTI
  26. Koreaboo: GOT7’s Mark And Youngjae Talked About Their Dogs So Much Even They Were Surprised

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