Joy is a stage name for South Korean singer and actress Park Sooyoung. At the 2012 SM Global Audition in Seoul, SM Entertainment cast Joy after she gave an audition. During her two years of training, she was given the stage name “Joy” by a vocal teacher. On July 29, 2014, Joy made her debut as Red Velvet’s fourth member.
The song “Happiness” by Red Velvet was released on August 1st, 2014.
BIRTH NAME: Park Soo Young
BIRTH DATE: September 3, 1996
BIRTH PLACE: Jeju Island, South Korea
Early Life And Career
Joy was born Park Soo-young on Jeju Island in South Korea, where she was raised in the Dobong neighborhood of Seoul. Her parents and two younger sisters, Park Ji-yeong and Min-ji, make up her family. Joy has a fascination with Modern Trot music as a child.
She first expressed an interest in singing in primary school when she performed “Flying Duck,” a song by the K-rock group Cherry Filter. She received her diploma from the School of Performing Arts Seoul in 2015.
At the SM Global Audition in Seoul in 2012, Joy gave an audition and was chosen by SM Entertainment for a role. Before starting her career under the stage name Joy, she trained for two years with the agency.
2014 career: Red Velvet
After releasing the digital song “Happiness” on August 1, 2014, Joy made her debut as a member of the South Korean girl group Red Velvet.
Since 2015: Individual Activities
Joy started watching We Got Married in 2015, and she later won the MBC Entertainment Awards’ New Star Award and Best Couple Award. Joy and Yook Sungjae released a duet for the show in 2016 called (Young Love), and KOMCA gave them official songwriting credit for their involvement in the song’s lyrical creation. Joy and Lim Seul-ong worked together on the duet “Always In My Heart” in November 2016. The song made its MelOn Top 10 debut and peaked at #2 overall on the Instiz iChart.
Joy made her acting debut in the Korean drama The Liar and His Lover in 2017, playing Yoon So-Rim, the female lead. Joy went on to win the Newcomer Award at the OSEN Cable TV Awards. Six OSTs for the musical drama were also released by Joy. Joy was nominated for Best Actress and Rookie of the Year at the MBC Drama Awards in 2018 for her work as Eun Tae-hee, the second lead character in the K-drama Tempted.
Joy has hosted a number of television shows, including Pajama Friends with Song Ji-hyo and Jang Yoon-ju and Sugarman 2 in 2018 with Yoo Jae-suk, You Hee-yeol, and Park Na-rae. 2019 saw Joy take over as the primary host of Get It Beauty, Asia’s most watched beauty show, alongside Jang Yoon-ju.
Joy joined the main cast of the brand-new variety program Handsome Tigers in 2020, and she later took home the award for Best Female Variety Idol at the Brand Customer Loyalty Awards.
For the tvN drama Hospital Playlist, Joy released an OST called “Introduce Me A Good Person” in March 2020. The song debuted at the top of several charts, peaked at number five on the K-Pop Hot 100 Chart published by Billboard Korea, and amassed more than 460 million Digital Index Points on Gaon.
Joy’s solo OST has been nominated for Best OST at the 30th Seoul Music Awards, Song of the Year Daesang (Grand Prize), and Best OST at the Mnet Asian Music Awards. Joy has received nominations for both the Artist of the Year Daesang (Grand Prize) at the 2020 Genie Music Awards and the Top 10 Artist Bonsang (Main Prize) at the 2020 Melon Music Awards for her solo work. In May 2020, Joy appeared on the title track by R&B performer Crush, whose song “Mayday” peaked at the top of the MelOn R&B/Soul Chart and other charts.
Joy will make her solo debut in 2021 with a remake album scheduled for release at the end of May, according to an announcement made by SM Entertainment on May 12. It was revealed on May 17th that Joy would release her first solo album, Hello.T, on May 31st.
Joy Quick Facts
She was born in South Korea’s Jeju Island.
Family: Two younger sisters and parents
She is known by the nicknames Doongdoongie, adorable Joy, and Malgeumi (bright).
Joy obtained her degree in acting arts from the School of Performing Arts in Seoul.
Green is her chosen color.
Canary, from “Happiness to the Cookie Jar,” and Chick, from “Summer Magic onwards,” are her mascots.
Green Kiwi, not to be confused with Golden Kiwi, is her emblematic fruit. – Submachine Gun is her emblematic weapon.
Her signature beverage: Green Sunrise Green light bulb, green leaf, and green kiwi are the ingredients.
Her on-screen husband in “We Got Married” was Sungjae (BTOB). She was cast in the 2012 Global Audition in Seoul.
She didn’t participate in SM Rookies.
In the dramas “The Liar and His Lover” (2017) and “The Great Seducer” (2018), she plays the lead role.
Joy is a stickler for detail and enjoys making plans. [From an interview with Gayo Plaza on the radio, 2017- Red Flavor Promotions]
She can trot sing.
She can mimic Mr. Krabs from Spongebob, and her interests include singing and watching movies.
Sushi, chicken, pizza without the crust, and grilled eel are a few of her favorite dishes.
She can’t get enough mint chocolate ice cream.
She prefers wearing loose, comfortable clothing. she wears a cardigan over a dress and hoards lip balm.
Among the group, she snaps the most selfies.
In order to stay in shape, she exercises and practices pilates in addition to eating what she likes in small portions.
She likes to eat ice cream, and Baskin Robbins has 31 kinds, thus her favorite number is 31.
Ariana Grande is a singer who she likes.
She proclaimed in “Sugarman 2” that MeloMance and Gummy were her favorites. She recently wrote about musicians including Baek Ye-rin, Bibi, and suggested R&B performer Hoody.
She says it’s a habit of hers to drift off.
She uses walking alone, meeting up with her sisters, and talking to them to decompress.
She is compared to actress “Kim Yoo Jung” Eunhyun from Super Junior assisted Joy in learning to dance.
She stated on their vlive special that although green is her designed hue from SM, red is her favorite color.
When Joy considers her mother or hears others discuss family, she frequently becomes emotional.
She would have been a kindergarten teacher if she weren’t a singer. 2020 TMI interview with GQ Korea.
She is dog crazy. Dog named Haetnim lives with Joy. @haetnimee is the Instagram handle of her dog.
Her father described Joy as being frightening since she smiled excessively when she made her Red Velvet debut. Joy (who, in reality, didn’t really smile) wasn’t particularly cute at the time.
South Korean rapper Crush is presently dating Joy, a member of the K-pop girl group Red Velvet. After several South Korean media sites covered the couple’s engagement, their relationship became widely known in August 2021.
Crush is a 27-year-old R&B and hip-hop singer whose real name is Shin Hyo-seob. He is a performer for P Nation and a part of the hip-hop crew FANXY CHILD. He is most recognized for the songs “Beautiful,” “Lay Your Head on Me,” and “I Wanna Be Yours.”
Joy Net worth 2024
Joy Red Velvet’s net worth is projected to reach $5 million as of July 2023. Her work as a K-pop idol and actor is her main source of income. Additionally, she has made money through endorsements, variety shows, and solo endeavors.
Red Velvet’s Joy is one of the most well-liked members, and she has been a part of the group since their 2014 debut. She is renowned for both her endearing nature and her strong singing. She has also acted in a number of television dramas, such as “The Liar and His Lover” and “Tempted.”
Joy has a long history of endorsement partnerships in addition to her work with Red Velvet and her acting career. She has served as the spokesperson for companies like Etude House, Skechers, and Sprite. In 2021, she also released a track called “Hello” from her solo discography.