I.N

Yang Jeong-in, popularly known as I.N, was born on February 8, 2001. He is the youngest member of the boy group, Stray Kids. Yang was a model before he pursued music. He can play the piano and sing Trot. After a two-year training period, Yang debuted in 2018 along with other members of the group. Stray Kids, often abbreviated as ‘SKZ,’ is a South Korean boy band discovered by “JYP Entertainment” through the 2017 Stray Kids television series. The group comprises eight members — Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and Yang.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Yang Jeong-in

Nickname:

I.N

Birth date:

February 8, 2001

Age:

21

Zodiac Sign:

Aquarius

Height:

5' 7"

Relationship Status:

Single

Net Worth:

$1.7 million

Yang's Social Media:

Background

Yang Jeong-in, popularly known as I.N, was born on February 8, 2001, in Busan, South Korea. He has two brothers, one is older, and the other is younger than him. Yang enrolled in the “School of Performing Arts Seoul” (SOPA), where he studied Applied Music.

After a two-year training period — between 2016 – 2018 — he debuted as a member of the boy band, “Stray Kids,” formed by “JYP Entertainment,” in March 2018. The group made its official debut on March 25 with the Extended Pplay (EP), “I Am Not.” In July 2018, the group held its second showcase titled “Stray Kids Unveil (I Am Who).” They subsequently released their second EP “I Am Who” along with its title track “My Pace.” On October 22, they released a new album EP titled “I Am You.”

Stray Kids is a household name in the Korean entertainment industry, they have a strong fan base and impressive streaming numbers. They were the fourth most-streamed K-Pop group on “YouTube” in 2020. Since its inception, they have been a dominant force, and they keep reaching new global audiences. The group’s official “YouTube” channel currently has over 8 million subscribers and over a billion total views.

Yang. and his band have had two successful studio albums, “Go Live” and “Noeasy,” as well as successful tours and appearances at major events and venues. They are also nominees and recipients of several prestigious awards such as “Asia Artist Awards,” “Golden Discs Awards” “MTV European Music Awards,” among others. As of February 2022, they are signed under “Republic Records.”

Career timeline

2001
The Entertainer is Born

Yang is born in Busan, South Korea.

2017
The Stray Kids Show

Yang takes part in the talent show and is selected as a member of the group.

2018
The Professional Debut

Yang debuts as a member of “Stray Kids.”

2020
The MTV EMA Winner

Yang and other members win the ‘Best Korean Act’ award at the “MTV European Music Awards.”

Why We Love I.N

  1. Bruno Mars is his role model

    Yang’s biggest role model is American singer, Bruno Mars. Bruno Mars is his biggest inspiration in vocals and singing style.

  2. His warm smile

    His middle school friends once told Yang. that he looked scary. Ever since he has decided to smile a lot more. We are glad he made that decision because his smile is charming.

  3. He likes puppies

    Yang is a puppy lover. He likes being around them and finds them comforting. He owns quite a few puppies.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He used to be a child model

    Yang was a child model and was modeling as early as age seven.

  2. He could have been a teacher

    If he wasn’t a singer, Yang would have been an elementary school teacher, as he likes kids.

  3. Singing “Trot” is his special ability

    Yang sings “Trot” and has described it as his special ability.

  4. He appeared in a movie

    Yang made a cameo in the Korean Web drama “A-Teen.”

  5. He loves Charlie Puth

    Yang likes Charlie Puth, and he listens to his music a lot.

I.N FAQs

What does Yang’s stage name mean?

He uses the name I.N which he says is part of his real name – Yang Jungin. He added the full stop after the I so that it would not be too plain.

Is Yang dating?

No, he is single. This is also in line with the contract he signed before joining StrayKids.

Is there a name for SKZ fans?

Yes, they are referred to as ‘Stay’ which is the official fandom name.

I.N’s birthday dates

YearDateDay
2023February 8Wednesday
2024February 8Thursday
2025February 8Saturday
2026February 8Sunday
2027February 8Monday

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