Park Soo-young

Park Soo-young was born on September 3, 1996, on Jeju Island, South Korea. Joy is her stage name. She debuted in August 2014 as a member of the South Korean girl group Red Velvet. She made her acting debut in the 2017 television drama “The Liar and His Lover,” followed by “Tempted” in 2018 and “The One and Only” in 2021. Joy made her solo debut in 2021 with the release of her special album “Hello.” We are here to help you in celebrating this star’s special day.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Park Soo-young

Nickname:

Joy

Birth date:

September 3, 1996

Age:

26

Zodiac Sign:

Virgo

Height:

5' 6"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$1.5 million

Park's Social Media:

Background

Park Soo-young was born on Jeju Island on September 3, 1996, and raised in Dobong, Seoul. She is the eldest sister of three. Joy was inspired to become a singer after getting recognition for her cover version of Korean rock band Cherry Filter’s song ‘Flying Duck’ during a grade school festival when she was a child. Joy attended the S.M. Global Audition in Seoul in 2012 and was cast by S.M. Entertainment.

After two years of training, she was given the stage name ‘Joy’ by a vocal coach. On July 29, 2014, Joy was introduced as Red Velvet’s fourth member. She was the only member of the group who wasn’t introduced as a member of S.M. Rookies, S.M. Entertainment’s pre-debut training team. With the digital single ‘Happiness,’ Red Velvet made its debut in August 2014. Joy made her solo television debut in June 2015 with the fourth season of M.B.C.’s variety show “We Got Married,” in which she was paired with BtoB member Yook Sung-jae. Joy was honored for her participation at the 2015 M.B.C. Entertainment Awards, winning the New Star Award and Best Couple Award. In April 2016, Joy released a duet with Sung-jae called ‘Young Love,’ for which Joy received songwriting credit. Joy made her acting debut in the music drama “The Liar and His Lover,” a South Korean adaptation of Kotomi Aoki’s popular manga “Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru,” in 2017. Joy made her first permanent hosting appearance in 2018 as the co-host of J.T.B.C.’s “Sugar Man” season two alongside top T.V. personalities Yoo Jae-suk, You Hee-yeol, and Park Na-rae. Joy was announced to be one of the main hosts of the popular beauty show OnStyle’s “Get It Beauty” in January 2019, alongside former “Pajama Friends” co-host Jang Yoon-ju. She joined the athletic variety show “Handsome Tigers” in December 2019 as the manager of Seo Jang-basketball hoon’s team, which included Lee Sang-yoon and Cha Eun-woo.

Joy’s solo O.S.T. ‘Introduce Me a Good Person’ was released in March 2020 for the soundtrack of tvN’s drama “Hospital Playlist.” The song has topped multiple charts, including the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 Chart at number five, the Gaon Digital Chart at number six, and has surpassed 500 million Gaon Digital Index Points. Joy then took part in the multi-collaboration project “Evergreen Tree” in April 2020, alongside prominent Korean artists, to support medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. She made her official solo debut on May 12, 2021, with a special album featuring six remake songs from the 1990s to the 2000s. On May 31, Joy’s extended play “Hello” was released, with the title track reaching number one on multiple charts and the album charting at number one in 26 countries on the iTunes Top Album charts. Joy was nominated for Artist of the Year at the Gaon Music Awards on November 27, 2021. She later made her acting comeback on December 20, 2021, in the J.T.B.C. drama “The One and Only.” Joy was named a Calvin Klein muse in January 2022. She later became an exclusive model of Athé, a premium vegan beauty brand, in February of the same year. Joy was announced as the new endorser of Lacto-Joy health products in March 2022.

Career timeline

2012
She Gets Cast by S.M. Entertainment

S.M. Entertainment signs on Joy after she attends the S.M. Global Audition in Seoul in 2012.

2014
Her Band's Debut Song Release

Joy's band Red Velvet makes its debut with the digital single ‘Happiness.’

2017
She Makes Her Acting Debut

Joy makes her acting debut in the South Korean musical drama "The Liar and His Lover," based on the popular manga "Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru" by Kotomi Aoki.

2019
She Joins the Variety Show “Handsome Tigers”

Joy appears on the variety show "Handsome Tigers" as the manager of Seo Jang-hoon's basketball team, which includes Lee Sang-yoon and Cha Eun-woo.

2020
She Releases an O.S.T.

Joy's solo O.S.T. ‘Introduce Me a Good Person’ is released as part of the soundtrack for the tvN drama "Hospital Playlist."

2021
Her First Solo Album

Joy debuts as a solo artist on May 12, with the special album "Hello," which includes six remake songs from the 1990s to the 2000s.

2022
She Gets Major Brand Deals

Joy becomes an exclusive model for Athé, a high-end vegan beauty brand, and a new endorser for Lacto-Joy health products.

Why We Love Park Soo-young

  1. She is a dog lover

    Joy is a dog lover who had once considered becoming a dog trainer if she didn't pursue her dream of becoming a singer and entertainer. Joy adopted a female Maltese named Haetnim in 2018 and volunteers at a Seoul dog shelter regularly.

  2. She is a very friendly person

    Joy is a kind person with a large circle of friends in the entertainment industry. She has known GFriend Yerin and APink Hayoung since high school. Joy is also friends with BLACKPINK’s Rosé, TWICE’s Sana, Gugudan Sejeong, and Lovelyz Yein.

  3. She is a philanthropist

    Joy donated 10 million Won to the Community Chest of Korea in February 2020 to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea. She also joined prominent Korean artists in the multi-collaboration project "Evergreen Tree" to support medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She wanted to be a teacher

    Joy would have liked to be a Kindergarten teacher or a music teacher if she didn't pursue a career in entertainment.

  2. She is a movie buff

    Aside from music, Joy enjoys watching movies in her spare time; she enjoys watching romance and musical movies and T.V. shows and singing along to the songs.

  3. Her role model is Ariana Grande

    Joy's talent was evident from an early age, but it wasn't until later that she realized how much she enjoyed dancing and singing; she began listening to Ariana Grande’s music and eventually saw her as a role model.

  4. She loves green kiwi

    Joy’s favorite fruit is the green kiwi; she also enjoys green kiwi juice, which is a mixture of green kiwi and other fruits.

  5. She loves ‘sister time’

    Joy has a fantastic job that she loves and values, but it can be stressful for her to maintain her busy schedule; Joy has ways of relieving stress such as going around on her own and meeting up and talking with her sisters.

Park Soo-young FAQs

Who is Park Soo-young dating?

Joy is dating Crush, a South Korean R&B singer. Their respective agencies have reportedly confirmed the news of the rumored relationship.

Who does Park Soo-young share a room with?

Joy used to share a room with her Red Velvet bandmate Yeri, but they each got their own room after moving into a new apartment.

Does Park Soo-young fear fireworks?

Joy is terrified of fireworks and once ran off stage when she saw them going off during an outdoor performance.

Park Soo-young’s birthday dates

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