Joy (Red Velvet) Facts
- Group: Red Velvet
- Position Vocalist, Rapper and Dancer.
- Color Green
- Fruit Kiwi
- Voice type Soprano Lyrica Ligera
- Range : E3 – A5 (2 octaves, 2 notes and 1 half-tone)
- Registration : A3/Bb3 – A4
- Seoul Shinhwa Elementary School.
- Seoul Shinchang Middle School.
- Seoul Yeongwang High School (Transferred to Seoul Performing Arts High School Practical Music) (Graduated)
- Religion: Christian
- Hobbies Singing Trot and watching movies.
- Motto: “Going slow is going fast.”
- Favorite Artist: Ariana Grande.
- Favorite Color: Network.
- Nicknames Hot Joy, Giant baby, Doongdoongie, Miss Korea.
- Auditioned for SM Entertainment in 2012 unbeknownst to her parents, as a trainee she transferred to Seoul Performing Arts High School.
- From the debut to the inclusion of Yeri (March 10, 2015) was the maknae of the group.
- All members of Red Velvet were part of SMROOKIESexcept for her, however in the Shanghai promotional video, she appeared at the front.
- She was recognized by a fashion magazine as one of the visuals of Red Velvet together with Irene.
- Did not participate in the presentation of Red Velvet in Pyongyang, North Korea because of her drama recordings.
- On August 23, 2021, it was confirmed by SM Entertainment which is in a relationship with Crush.
About the Artist
Carrera and Red Velvet
In 2012, Joy auditioned at a casting call for the company’s SM Entertainment after being accepted and two years of training, she made her debut on August 1, 2014 as a member and rapper of the all-female group Red Velvet with the single Happines.
In mid-2015, Joy joined the fourth season of MBC’s reality show “We Got Married,” where she was paired with Sungjae from BTOB nicknamed the Bbyu couple; because of their sweet personality they managed to become the viewers’ favorite couple showing great support from both Red Velvet and BtoB fans. After achieving great popularity they jointly won the “MBC Entertainment Awards” for Best Couple; in turn at the same ceremony, Joy individually received the New Star award. During the show’s broadcast and Red Velvet’s promotions, Joy and Sungjae released a duet titled “Young Love” on April 16. The song managed to chart #1 on Olleh and Genie’s chart, #2 on Mnet and Bugs and #9 on Naver. Finally after 11 months Joy and Sungjae made their official exit from the show on May 7, 2016, becoming the youngest couple and one of the most popular couples of the show.
On November 4, SM released a duet of Joy together with Lim Seulong titled “Always In My Heart” as part of the SM Station project. The song ranked #2 on the Soribada, Genie, Bugs charts and finally #10 on the monthly chart of “Gaon Digital Chart”. In the same month, she joined the cast of TV network KBS2’s “Trick & True”.
In 2017, Joy made her acting debut by starring in the drama ‘The Liar and her Lover’ alongside Lee Hyun Woo. For the drama’s soundtrack, six songs performed by Joy were released, which were ‘Yeowooya’, ‘I’m Okay’, ‘Your Days’, ‘Shiny Boy’, ‘Waiting For You’ and ‘The Way To Me’. For her participation, she received the ‘Osean Tv Cable Awards’ Newcomer Award.
In July 2017, Joy appeared on ‘King of Mask Singer’ under the name Bandabi, competing in episodes 121 and 122. In the first round, she performed Sungjae’s song ‘Photograph’ and in the second round, former girl group S.E.S’s song ‘Just In Love’.
In January 2018, Joy joined the second season of JTBC’s variety program “Sugar Man” as a co-host and fixed panelist alongside Yoo Jae Suk, You Hee Yeol and Park Na Rae.
Soon after, Joy was confirmed to star in her second MBC drama “Temped” alongside actor Woo Do Hwan. At the same time because of filming the drama, Joy was unable to attend Red Velvet’s concert in North Korea which caused great debate as it was a great feat for a South Korean group to perform a concert in North Korea. Also for the soundtrack of the drama, Joy released the song titled “Nonsense” and for her role in this drama she was nominated at the “Seoul Drama Awards” for Popularity in the Drama Actress category.
In the midst of Sugar Man and Temped’s broadcasts, Korea’s corporate reputation institute ranked Joy #1 in the individual ranking of female group members in the months of March and May respectively.
In July 2018, Joy along with Sungjae, were confirmed as the new models of “Fitz Super Clear Beer.” Also in August 2018, she appeared on the cover of “Nylon Korea” magazine.
In September 2018, she was confirmed for Lifetime’s new variety show ‘Pajama Friends’ alongside Song Ji Hyo, Jang Yoon Ju and Cheng Xiao. The show aired from September 15 to December 8 having a total of 15 episodes.
The following month in October 2018, Joy released the song “Dream Me” alongside Mark from NCT for the soundtrack of the KBS drama “The Ghost Detective”.
2021: Debut as a solo artist with the special album “Hello”.
On May 12, Star News reported that Joy would release her first solo album in late May, a source from SM Entertainment clarified to Newsen “Joy is preparing to release a remake album – detailed plans will be announced soon.”.
On May 17 KST, it was revealed that Joy would be releasing a special album called “Hello” which will contain six songs that are remakes of hits released between the 1990s and 2000s along with the title track “Hello” which is a remake of “Hello” by Park Hyekyoung which was originally released in 2003 and is of modern rock genre.
The album was planned to be released on May 31 at 6 PM KST, and the physical album on June 3. Pre-orders began on May 17 KST.
The b-side song “I Love You” will be released as a pre-release on May 26 at 6 PM KST. The new version of the song is a classic and elegant remake of the original, refreshing and jazzy 2001 song sung by the Hey!.
The title track, a remake of the song “Hello” by Park Hye Kyung from 2003, is a modern rock song with lyrics about forgetting the difficult past and starting over. The remake was arranged by Kenzie.
“Hello” in addition, the album topped the iTunes Top Albums charts in 26 regions, including Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Finland, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Egypt, Qatar, Singapore, Colombia, Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Mongolia, Taiwan, Guatemala, Laos, India, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Joy (Red Velvet) Advertisement
- HOGAN (2021)
- Tod’s (2021)
- Michael Kors (2020)
- Aveda Korea (2020)
- Blue Sky Day (2020)
- ESPOIR (2019-2021)
- Lotte Liquor ‘Fitz Super Clear’ (2018)
- Skechers (2017)
- Toreoreore Chicken (2016)
- House study (2015)
- School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA) (2014)
- Lote Pepero (2014)
- Baskin Robbins (2014)
Joy (Red Velvet) Collaborations
Joy (Red Velvet) Drama
- The One and Only (jTBC, 2021)
- The Great Seducer (MBC, 2018)
- The Liar and her Lover (tvN, 2017)
- The Boy Next Door (Naver TV, 2017) Cameo
- Descendants of the Sun (KBS2, 2016) Ep. 16
Joy (Red Velvet) Films
- SMTOWN The Stage (2015)
Joy (Red Velvet) Awards
Joy (Red Velvet) Radio Programs
- Kim Shin Young’s Noon Song of Hope (MBC FM4U, 2021) (10.06.2021)
- Seulgi♡zip (Naver NOW, 2021) (08.06.2021)
- Cultwo Show (SBS Power FM, 2021) (03.06.2021) together with Gaho
- (KBS) Sukira Kiss The Radio (11/14/2014)
Joy (Red Velvet) TV Programs
- Hoody’s Home Dining (AOMG, 2021) (Ep.05) (08.06,2021)
- Jessi’s Showterview (SBS, 20.05.2021) (Ep. 51)
- Salty Tour (tvN, 2020) Eps. 105-107
- (KBS2) Hello Counselor (26.11.2018, together with. Seoul Gi) (Ep.389)
- (Lifetime) Pajama Friends (2018)
- (SBS) Running Man (2018, Ep.426-427 together with Irene)
- (JTBC) Two Yoo Project – Sugar Man 2 (2018)
- (JTBC) Let’s Eat Dinner Together (11/22/17, together with Irene)
- (SBS) Running Man (11/12/2017, with Irene)
- (KBS2) Happy Togetherep. 516 and 517 (together with Yeri)
- (MBC) King of Mask SingereP. 121 and 122 (07/30/17)
- (KBS) Hello CounseloreP.334 (07/17/17, with Wendy)
- (MBC) My Little Television (11/01/16 besides Sung Jae)
- (MBC) We Got Married (2015-2016, wife of Sung Jae)
- (SBS) Star King (12/15/15, with Irene)
- (KBS2) Immortal Songs 2eP. 288 (10/31/15, with Seoul Gi and Wendy)
- (SBS) Star King (10/18/14, with Seoul Gi)
- (SBS) Running ManeP. 268 (11/10/15)
- (KBS) Hello CounseloreP. 220 (Apr. 13, 15, together with Yeri and EXO)
- (KBS) Hello Counselor (09.22.14,next to Red Velvet)
- (KBS) Music Bank (08/15/14, Special MC with Seoul Gi)
Joy (Red Velvet) TV Drama’s
- Your Name theme for The One and Only (2022)
- Introduce Me A Good Person subject for Hospital Playlist (2020)
- Dream Me (together with Mark) theme for The Ghost Detective (2018)
- Nonsense theme for The Great Seducer (2018)
- The Way To Me theme for The Liar and her Lover (2017)
- Waiting For You theme for The Liar and her Lover (2017)
- Shiny Boy theme for The Liar and her Lover (2017)
- Your Days theme for The Liar and her Lover (2017)
- I’m OK (next to Lee Hyun Woo) theme for The Liar and her Lover (2017)
- Fox (Yeowooyah) theme for The Liar and her Lover (2017)