|Real Name:||Yook Sungjae|
|Birth Day:||May 2, 1995|
|Birth Place:||Yongin, South Korea, South Korea|
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Yook was born on May 2, 1995, in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. He has one older sister. Yook comes from a business family. His father is the CEO of an IT corporation that deals with semiconductors. His grandfather was the first to introduce red carp in South Korea, while his grandmother operated a fishing farm in Paju.
On August 10, 2010, he participated in the stage performance of "2010 Cube Stars Party".
On March 6, 2011, Yook also participated in the stage performance of "2011 CUBE Stars Party" with bandmate Seo Eunkwang, Im Hyun-sik, Jung Il-hoon, and supposed to be member Lee Min-woo.
Yook made his debut as a vocalist of BtoB with "Insane" and "Imagine" on March 21, 2012. On March 23, 2012, Yook co-host SBS MTV's music program The Show alongside bandmate Lee Min-hyuk.
In 2013, Yook Sungjae started his first ever acting debut in drama Monstar (TV series) as part of the supporting cast alongside his bandmates Lee Min-hyuk, Lee Chang-sub and Im Hyun-sik. Sungjae acted as Arnold, a member of boy idol group 'Men In Black'. He appeared in 4 episodes in total, episodes 2, 6, 9, and 12. He, with BTOB's Lee Minhyuk, Lee Changsub, Im Hyunsik and Beast's Yong Jun-hyung were featured in the drama OST Part 1 titled "Days Gone By", OST Part 2 "After Time Passes", and OST Part 7 "First Love". In the same year, Sungjae and BTOB made a cameo appearance in hit drama "The Heirs" episode 4 as themselves, an idol group band BTOB.
He briefly studied for a month each in England and the Philippines. He attended Hanlim Multi Art School and graduated in 2014. He then attended Dongshin University, majoring in Practical Music.
In 2014, Yook appeared in the television series Reply 1994 as Sungjoon/Ssukssuk, Na-jung's little brother. In July 2014, Yook was cast as a presenter for the program, A Song For You alongside Kangin of Super Junior and Amber of f(x). He also participated in the program Hitmaker season 1, presented by South Korean producer duo Jeong Hyeong-don and Defconn and became part of the program's project unit group, Big Byung, together with Got7's Jackson and VIXX members, N and Hyuk. The group then releases two singles: "Stress Come On" and "Ojingeo Doenjang" (Korean: 오징어 된장). The same year, he received his first main acting role in Plus Nine Boys, playing a 19-year old Judo athlete. He then joined the reality-variety program Real Men from 2014–2015.
Yook achieved his breakthrough when he landed a leading role in the teen drama Who Are You: School 2015, alongside Kim So-hyun and Nam Joo-hyuk. He also released an OST for the show, "Love Song" with Park Hye-soo. After the series ended, he experienced a rise in popularity and landed several endorsement deals. Yook then starred in the horror mystery series The Village: Achiara's Secret alongside Moon Geun-young in 2015. He received the "New Star award" for his performance in The Village: Achiara's Secret, and won "Best Couple award" with Kim So-hyun for Who Are You: School 2015.
In 2015, Yook joined King of Mask Singer, competing under the alias Tired Bumblebee, and received good feedback for his performance. He was paired up with Red Velvet's Joy in the fourth season of reality show We Got Married. The couple went on to release a duet titled "Young Love", with the pair contributing to the lyric composition of the song with the help of his bandmate BTOB's Im Hyun-sik as the producer. At the 2015 MBC Entertainment Awards, Yook received the "Best Couple award" alongside Joy and the "Best Male Rookie (in Variety) award". The couple departing from We Got Married on May 7, 2016.
In September 2015, Yook became one of the trio main hosts Yook Sungjae-GOT7's Jackson Wang-and actress Kim Yoo-jung of the music-program Inkigayo and left the show in May 2016. In 2016, Sungjae was appointed as an ambassador of the King Sejong Institution. He also became part of BTOB's first sub-unit, BTOB Blue, and debuted in September 2016.
In 2015, Yook took part in a fundraiser that auction items to the Social Welfare Community Fund for Love to support low-income children. In December, 2015, SBS revealed that Yook donated ₩3 million to Jeonbuk National University Hospital, which was the filming location of The Village: Achiara's Secret. The same year, he also participated in Briquette Sharing Campaign of the Korean Peninsula and donated briquettes to the people at Kowloon Village in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
From 2016 to 2017, Yook starred in the hit fantasy-romance drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God. He also joined the cast for the reality-documentary show Law of the Jungle filmed in Sumatra, Indonesia. In August 2017, he participated in the digital single project, Piece of BtoB. He released the songs "Say It" and "Paradise", the latter having been personally composed and written by himself, on August 30. In late 2017, he joined the cast of the reality show, Master in the House.
On December 29, 2017, Cube Entertainment announced that Yook suffered with back injury and is receiving treatment at the hospital. He had symptoms of lumbar disc herniation reportedly worsened during the concert 2017 BtoB Time - Our Concert. On January 5, 2018, Yook attended the press conference of Master in the House. This was the first time he appeared after recuperating from a lumbar injury; he gradually resumed his activities after 2 weeks of rest.
In 2018, Yook held his first fan meeting, Paradise at TICC in Taiwan on February 11, Macpherson Stadium in Hong Kong on May 19, and in Manila, Philippines on July 13.
In 2019, during BtoB's seventh anniversary Yook was chosen as their new leader. Cube TV premiered a new reality show, "Lovely 95s" (예쁘장한 구오즈), featuring Yook on July 12. It was revealed that he planned and made his close same-aged 95s friends, former Boyfriend members Youngmin, Kwangmin and Minwoo, Teen Top's Ricky and model Baek Kyung Do to have a variety show.
On December 19, 2019, Cube revealed their plans for a new music project 3x2=6, which aims for Yook to release two songs every month for three months starting December 2019 and release it on various online music sites. Yook associated with the number '6' (pronounced as "yook" in Korean) to his surname 'Yook' (육), showing the wits of only Yook Sung-jae. The project consists of three themes; Singer is to showcase his ability as an artist by releasing his first produced song, Human is his desire to be loved for a long time and BtoB Yook Sung-jae as his bandmates Jung Il-hoon and Peniel Shin participated in the project. The project began on December 26, 2019, with the release of its first single "Yook" (뭍(陸)) and "From Winter" (겨울 속에서) as part of 3x2=6 PArt 1. "Yook" is described as a melodic modern-rock genre song with Yook participating in the lyrics and composing. For 3x2=6 Part 2, Yook showed his reversed charm with "W.A.U" (What About U) and "Chicken". "Chicken" is a song with clever lyrics talking about how as time passes, no matter how much trends change, just like (fried) chicken that is loved by everyone. The song was released on January 16, 2020. The project concluded on February 6, 2020, with the first collaboration song between Yook and Ilhoon "HMHN" and "Hypnotized" which was performed with Peniel at 2018 BtoB Time - This Is Us concert.
Yook is set to make his small-screen comeback in Mystic Pop-up Bar, a JTBC drama based on a popular webtoon of the same name in early 2020. He stars as a customer service employee of a supermarket. On February 18, Yook left the cast of Master in the House after two years for the preparation of his mandatory military service. Yook released his first solo album since debut Yook O'Clock on March 2, 2020 which consisted of six songs from 3X2=6 and lead single "Come with the Wind".
On May 3, 2020, Yook announced on his Instagram that he is enlisting in mandatory military service on May 11, and was confirmed by Cube. According to MyDaily, Yook will serve as part of the military band after completing his five weeks of basic military training course at Nonsan Training Center. He will discharge on November 14, 2021.
Currently, Yook Sung-Jae is 27 years, 4 months and 29 days old. Yook Sung-Jae will celebrate 28th birthday on a Tuesday 2nd of May 2023.
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