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Yongin, South Korea

Yook Sung-jae is a South Korean actor, singer, and television personality from South Korea. He is best known as a member of the popular Korean pop group BtoB and its subgroup BtoB Blue. Yook Sung-jae first gained prominence in 2012, when he made his BtoB debut as a vocalist. He later starred in the television drama ‘Reply 1994’. In 2014, he was named one of the hosts of ‘A Song for You,’ a music variety show. His popularity skyrocketed following his appearance on the popular reality series ‘We Got Married – season four’ alongside Joy of Red Velvet. He received acclaim and prizes for ‘We Got Married,’ encouraging him to work with Joy on a song named ‘Young Love.’ This boosted his popularity to new heights and landed him a role in the hit television series ‘Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.’

Childhood & Adolescence

Yook Sung-jae was born in Yongin, Gyeonggi, South Korea on May 2, 1995. Yook Young-sung, his father, is the CEO of a semiconductor company. Apart from the fact that he was raised by his parents and elder sister, little is known about Yook Sung-childhood. jae’sHe attended two different schools, one in the Philippines and one in England, for a total of one month each. He then joined Seoul’s Hanlim Multi Art School. He graduated with honors from Hanlim Multi Art School in 2014. He afterward enrolled himself at Dongshin University, where he is currently pursuing a degree in practical music.

Career of Yook

He co-hosted the SBS South Korean music television show ‘The Show’ in 2012, which was a huge success. He made his formal debut with the BtoB band on March 21, 2012, contributing the songs ‘Insane’ and ‘Imagine’. He eventually became the band’s lead singer. As the lead performer, he gave the songs ‘That Day Long Ago’, ‘Tell Me’, and ‘Paradise’.In 2013, he starred in the television series ‘Monstar’ as a K-pop fan named Arnold. This drama chronicles the journey of a group of youngsters as they discover the healing power of music. In the same year, he starred as himself in the television drama series ‘The Heirs.’

This edgy drama takes place in a high school filled with the ultra-rich and privileged. In South Korea, the show was a smash hit. Additionally, it garnered enormous popularity throughout Asia. Prior to the end of 2013, he portrayed Sung Joom in Korea’s highest-rated television drama of all time, ‘Reply 1994.’He then appeared as a cast member on the variety show ‘Real Men’ from episodes 77 to 88 in 2014. Eight male celebrities are portrayed living the life of a military man in this program. In Korea, every guy is required to live this way for two years, as it is a legal requirement.

In the same year, he starred in the television drama ‘Plus Nine Boys,’ in which he portrays one of the romantic comedy’s four central protagonists. On the threshold of a new decade, these characters face a variety of obstacles at work and in their personal lives. He landed his first significant acting part in this series, portraying a 19-year-old judo athlete. Yook’s breakout performance came with the adolescent drama ‘Who Are You: School 2015’. He also collaborated with Park Hye-soo on an OST for the drama ‘Love Song.’ Following the series’ conclusion, he gained prominence and went on to sign other sponsorship deals.

He then starred in the 2015 television drama ‘The Village: Achiara’s Secret’. In 2016, he starred as Yoo Deok-hwa, earning him critical praise and establishing him as a phenomenon in South Korea. He garnered great acclaim for his performance as Tired Bumblebee in ‘King of Mask Singer,’ a South Korean television singing competition. He competed in the sixteenth episode of the popular television show ‘The Battletrip’ alongside Seo Eun-Kwang and Lee Chang-sub.

This show is a competition between two groups of celebrities that go to different locations to discuss various issues. Throughout their travels, they share their experiences and offer some incredible travel suggestions to other travelers. The winner is determined by the audience’s 100 votes. He appeared on the television variety show ‘Celebrity Bromance’ in 2017, which depicts celebrity friendships. The show is shot from a distance, similar to how the paparazzi do, to ensure that the cast members are not unduly impacted by the cameras’ presence.

Yook is now a contestant on the documentary show ‘Law of the Jungle,’ in which celebrities travel to forest-like locations to learn to survive on their own and interact with indigenous cultures. The show is filmed in the Indonesian province of Sumatra.

Awards and Accomplishments

Yook Sung-jae and Joy were named the Best Couple, while Yook Sung-jae was named the Best Male Rookie for his role in ‘We Got Married’. He even earned a New Star award for his performance in ‘The Village: Achiara’s secret’ and a Rising Star award for his performance in ‘Guardian: The Lonely and Great God’.

Private Life of Yook

He has thus far kept his personal life private, refusing to discuss his dating or love life with his admirers.Yook Sung-jae was rumored to be dating his co-star Park Soo Young. On the set of ‘We Got Married,’ the two were photographed spending quality time together. They have, however, disputed the rumour.

Estimated Net Worth

One of the wealthiest and most well-known singers is Yook Sung-jae. According to our research, Yook Sung-jae has a net worth of $5 million, as reported by Forbes, Wikipedia, and Business Insider.