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Park Soo Young (born on September 03, 1996), professionally known by her stage name Joy, is a South Korean singer born on Jeju Island, South Korea. She is the lead rapper of girl group Red Velvet which debuted in August 2014.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Soo Young was born on September 03, 1996 on Jeju Island, South Korea. At a young age, she was interested in modern trot.[1] After receiving praise for singing in school, Soo Young decided to audition for S.M. Entertainment at the S.M. Global Audition in Seoul in 2012. She eventually got accepted and was trained for two years, during that time a vocal coach gave her the name "Joy". [2]

2014-present: Red Velvet and solo activitiesEdit

See also: Red Velvet

Joy was introduced to the public as the fourth Red Velvet member on July 29, 2014.[3] She is the only member of the group who was not introduced as a part of SM Rookies before the group's debut. She debuted in Red Velvet on August 01, 2014 with the single "Happiness".

In 2015, Joy joined the fourth season of reality show We Got Married, where she was paired with BTOB member Sungjae.[4] Both of them recieved postitive reviews and won the Best Couple Award at the 2015 MBC Entertainment Awards on December 29, 2015.

After finishing the promorions for Red Velvets second mini album "The Velvet", Joy released a duet with Sungjae on April 16, 2016 entitled "Young Love". Over the course of We Got Married airing, their videos together on YouTube accumulated over 21.3 million views. The couple left the show on May 07, 2016.[5]

Joy is confirmed to make her acting debut in tvN's musical drama The Liar and His Lover alongside Lee Hyun Woo in March 2017.[6] She revealed how she feels about making her acting debut on January 24, 2017 as follows: "I’m very nervous. To be honest, I’m very scared and worried because it’s my first role. I’m doing my best, so I hope everyone likes it."[7]

DiscographyEdit

CollaborationsEdit

FilmographyEdit

Television DramaEdit

Year Title Role Network Note
2016 Descendants of the Sun Herself KBS Cameo (Ep 16 with Red Velvet)[8]
2017 The Liar and His Lover Yoo So Rim tvN Lead Role[9]


Television ShowsEdit

Year Title Network Role Note
2015-16 We Got Married MBC Regular Cast Ep 276-320 with Sungjae[10]
2016-present Trick and True KBS Panelist Ep 5-11 with Wendy

Awards and nominationsEdit

See also: Red Velvet awards and nominations
Year Award show Award category Nominated work Result
2015 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Couple Award (with Sungjae) We Got Married Won
New Star Award



ReferencesEdit

  1. "레드벨벳, '아이스크림TV' 방송 앞두고 비글美 발산… '개인기 대방출'". eNews today. Retrieved February 01, 2017
  2. "우리결혼했어요, 사랑스러운 '조이'의 본명은 얼마나 예쁠까?". Retrieved February 01, 2017
  3. "SM Entertainment's New Girl Group “Red Velvet” Finally Unveiled". KpopStarz. July 29, 2014
  4. "Red Velvet Joy Revealed as BTOB Yook Sung Jae′s ′We Got Married′ Partner". mwave. June 03, 2015
  5. "Yook Sungjae And Joy Put On Tearful Goodbye Concert On “We Got Married”". Soompi. May 7, 2016
  6. "Lee Hyun Woo And Red Velvet’s Joy Confirmed As Leads For Upcoming Drama". Soompi. January 13, 2017
  7. "Red Velvet’s Joy Confesses She’s Worried And Nervous About Her First Drama". Soompi. January 24, 2017
  8. "Red Velvet Cameos in “Descendants of the Sun” Finale". Soompi. April 14, 2016
  9. "Lee Hyun Woo And Red Velvet’s Joy Confirmed As Leads For Upcoming Drama". Soompi. January 13, 2017
  10. "Red Velvet Joy Revealed as BTOB Yook Sung Jae′s ′We Got Married′ Partner". mwave. June 03, 2015