Woozi, born Lee Ji-hoon on November 22, 1996, is a South Korean songwriter and record producer who is also a member of the boy band Seventeen. In 2015, Woozi made his debut with the self-producing band, becoming the group’s main vocalist and songwriter. In fact, he is credited with helping to write and produce every song on the band’s debut extended play (E.P.) titled “17 Carat.” He is also responsible for writing over 80% of their discography. His songwriting prowess soon transcended the band, as he began writing for other artists. We will help you celebrate this multi-talented artist.
Woozi is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and record producer who is also a member of the boy band Seventeen. Born Lee Ji-hoon on November 22, 1996, he was born in Busan, a port city in South Korea. While still a young boy, he began learning classical music, playing instruments such as the clarinet and band instruments. After joining Pledis Entertainment, Woozi started featuring in music videos for different groups, including NU’EST, Hello Venus, and Orange Caramel. He attended Hanlim Multi Art School and Hanyang University.
In 2015, Woozi made his debut with the self-producing band Seventeen with the single ‘Adore U,’ becoming the group’s main vocalist and songwriter. He is credited with helping to write and produce every song on the band’s debut E.P. titled “17 Carat.” In 2016, he co-wrote the lyrics for Ailee’s song titled ‘Feelin.’ The following year, he wrote for the project group ‘I.O.I’ and also gifted a song to Baekho, a singer in the South Korean boy band NU’EST W. In 2019, he became a full member of the Korea Music Copyright Association.
In 2021, Woozi broke a record by becoming the youngest-ever artist to win the Best Producer category at the 6th Asia Artist Awards, and in 2022, he released his first mixtape titled “Ruby.” The mixtape contained the first track he’d ever written entirely in English and the track hit number one on iTunes charts in over 17 countries, including Chile, Mexico, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Woozi makes his debut with the boy band Seventeen.
Woozi becomes a full member of the Korea Music Copyright Association.
Woozi wins Best Producer at the 6th Asia Artist Awards.
Woozi’s first track written entirely in English hits number one on iTunes charts in over 17 countries.
Why We Love WOOZI
Woozi is hardworking
Woozi is a hardworking and committed artist. In fact, other members of his band voted him as the most hardworking member.
Woozi is incredibly talented
Not only can he sing, but Woozi is also a talented music producer and writer. We love this incredible level of talent and versatility.
Woozi’s reputation is intact
In today’s world of scandals, Woozi’s reputation remains unblemished. Unlike many celebrities, Woozi has kept a clean sheet and is not associated with unsavory news.
5 Surprising Facts About Woozi
He’s an only child
Woozi is the only child of his parents.
His nickname is Tofu
Woozi was nicknamed ‘Tofu’ because of his pale skin.
He can get a little serious
Woozi is also nicknamed ‘Documentary’ because he can be very serious at times.
He’s the shortest Seventeen member
Woozi is apparently the shortest member of his band.
His favorite food
Woozy loves Jjajangmyun, a meal composed of noodles mixed with a black bean sauce.
Why is Woozi called ‘Woozi’?
Woozi is a condensed form of ‘Our Jihoonie,’ which is what he was called by certain people.
Why is the Kpop group called Seventeen?
“Seventeen” is derived from the expression “13 members + 3 units + 1 group,” demonstrating the fact that 13 members, divided into three units, have become one group.
Who are the members of Seventeen?
The members of Seventeen are Woozi, Mingyu, Jeonghan, Wonwoo, Hoshi, Jun, Joshua, Dokyeom, S. Coups, The8, Vernon, Dino, and Seungkwan.
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