|Youngjae (Choi Young-jae) Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||September 17, 1996|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Youngjae is a South Korean singer, dancer, and songwriter famous for being a member of the popular South Korean boy group, GOT7, under JYP Entertainment. He has produced several successful songs as a solo artist such as My Day, Trauma, Call Button, I Want to Fall Asleep, and Nobody Knows. He has a strong social media fan base with more than 2 million followers on Twitter and more than 4 million followers on Instagram.
Youngjae, Genius, Sunshine, Ars
Mokpo, South Korea
Youngjae attended the Muntae Middle School and later Seoul Korean Arts High School. After graduating in 2014, he took admission in Seokyeong University where his major was in Theater and Film but he later transferred to Taekyung University and changed his major to modeling.
In 2021, he enrolled at Hanyang Cyber Graduate School.
- Siblings – He has an older brother and an older sister.
Youngjae was represented by JYP Entertainment. On January 19, 2021, it was announced that Youngjae and all the other members of Got7 had parted ways with their agency, JYP Entertainment.
K-pop, Hip Hop, Trap, R&B
- JYP Entertainment (Contract expired on January 19, 2021)
- Sony Music Entertainment
- Sublime Artist Agency
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of South Korean descent.
He often tends to dye his hair ‘light brown’ or ‘blonde’.
Youngjae has done endorsement work for brands like –
- Black Yak Walk Fit shoes
- Nàtuur POP
- SMART School Uniform
- NBA Korea & China
- Bausch & Lomb Thailand
- CGV Youth Brand Festival
- Est Cola
- G+ Star Zone Season 7
- Tao Kae Noi
- Aida Sekkei
- FWD Thailand
Best Known For
Being a member of the popular South Korean boy group, GOT7, under JYP Entertainment
Youngjae released his debut album Identify with his band, GOT7, in 2014. The album was well received and peaked at number 1 on the Korean music chart and on number 6 on the Billboard charts.
In October 2021, Youngjae released his debut EP titled Colors from Ars.
First Web Show
He made his web show debut on Real GOT7 in 2014.
Youngjae Favorite Things
- Artist – Elliott Yamin, Javier
- Color – Red
- Movie – Frozen (2013)
- Sport – Soccer
- Music Genre – Ballad and R&B
- Perfume – Marc Jacobs
- In his younger days, Youngjae wanted to become a music therapist.
- Youngjae auditioned for JYP Entertainment in a closed audition held in his hometown in 2013.
- After training for almost 7 months, he made his official debut with the 7-member Korean boyband GOT7 in January 2014.
- As a songwriter, he has written songs for GOT7 under the name “Ars”.
- He is the member of the group who sleeps the most and is hard to wake up in the morning.
- Youngjae does not like foods like cucumbers, green tea ice cream, watermelon, and lemons.
- He attended the same university as his fellow group member Yugyeom.
- Apart from Korean, he is also fluent in Japanese.
- He has a pet dog named Coco.
- In 2017, he teamed up with Sanjoy and Elliott Yamin for a new song titled Victim of Love.
- In May 2020, Youngjae was announced as the new DJ of MBC Radio’s Idol Radio.
- In 2020, he collaborated with the pet product design brand, Howlpot for a clothing store for people and dogs called Ars X Coco. The proceeds were donated to Korea Animal Rights Advocates’s The Bom Center.
- In August 2020, Youngjae registered as an organ donor.
- In January 2021, Youngjae signed an exclusive contract with Sublime Artist Agency.
- In May 2021, his song Pop Star was featured in the web series, So I Married the Anti-fan.
- In October 2021, he teamed up with the Korean casual brand Plac to launch a fall-winter clothes collection.
- In June 2022, Youngjae released his 2nd EP titled Sugar. It debuted at #5 on the Circle Chart.
- In August 2022, he won the “Best Asia Artist and Actor Award” at Ganesha Awards. Later that month, he was appointed the “Ambassador of Cultural Friendship and Tourism Promotion to ASEAN”.
- In March 2023, Youngjae released a new single titled Errr Day.
- In November 2023, Youngjae released his first full-length album titled Do It.
- Follow him on Instagram, SoundCloud, and Twitter.
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