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Young K (DAY6) Profile, Bio, & Facts 

Young K (DAY6)

Young K (영케이) is a South Korean singer and a member of the K-pop boy group ‘DAY6’ under JYP Entertainment. He debuted as a soloist on September 6, 2021, with the mini album “Eternal.” He is also a part of the subunit “Even of Day”.

Young K (DAY6) Profile

Stage NameYoung K (영케이)
Birth NameKang Young Hyun (강영현)
English NameBrian Kang
OccupationSinger
BirthdayDecember 19, 1993
Active Years2015–present
Age30 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Height180.2 cm (5’11”)
Weight68 kg (149 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeB
MBTIENTP

Young K (DAY6) Facts:

Early Life

– He was born and raised in Ilsan, South Korea.
– He moved to Toronto, Canada, for high school.
– He attended Dongguk University for Business Administration after finishing high school at York Mills Collegiate Institute.
– He spent four years in Canada.
– During high school, he was part of a musical trio named ‘3rd Degree,’ using the name Brian Kang.

Personal Life

– He grew up as an only child.
– He would prefer 5 Sungjins over 5 year old Sungjin.
– He can sleep anywhere regardless of time and place. (Koreastardaily)
– He would never cut his hair again rather than never change his clothes. (BuzzFeed)
– His childhood dream was to play basketball rather than pursue singing.
– He kept in touch with Wonpil the most when he served in the army. (Cosmopolitan)
– If he were to write a letter to future him, he would say “How are you? Are you good? Hope you’re enjoying music as much as I am. Stay happy.” (allkpop)
– Both he and his bandmate Don Lee were scouted by JYP and accepted as trainees.
– He doesn’t think that being an idol is his job. (StudioHey)
– According to him, Dowoon can ignore all the bad things. (Teen Vogue)
– If there was a story of his life, the title of this chapter would be “Young K”.
– He has been with Day6 since its early days as 5LIVE, although their planned debut in 2014 was cancelled.
– Hip Hop is his base. (Bling)
– His motto is “Carpe Diem”.
– His hobbies include basketball, watching webtoons, dining out, watching movies, and solo travelling.
– His first impression of Sungjin was that he had a dialect. (MUSICMTHAI)
– He felt a good vibe from Sungjin when he first saw him. (Glamour)
– He excelled in dancing, even winning 1st place in a Math Dance Competition with his friends in Canada.
– According to fashion style among the members, he thinks Dowoon is at the top and he ranks himself the last. (Esquire)
– His speciality is eating. (Singles)
– He uses coffee shops for work often.
– Despite preferring to be called Young K, he’s often still referred to as Brian, a name he’s grown to accept.
– His first impression of BamBam was that he was cute and good at dancing. (Bam House)
– He feels most creative where it’s not too quiet. (MTV)
– He is not just a performer but also a prolific songwriter and composer for Day6.
– He thinks, the funniest laugh among members is either Jae’s or Dowoon’s. (DIVE)
– He wanted to become a KBL (Korean Basketball League) player.
– He’s known for his expertise in the Korean language and often assists his bandmate Jae with it.
– He hopes to do acting. (KMusic)
– He shakes his leg whenever he eats or does something. (HallyuSG)
– He and Wonpil almost debuted together in a dance group before joining Day6.
– He thinks, Sungjin looks better in real life. (Allure)
– When he was young, he was told that he’s intimidating.
– Initially rooming with Jae and Dowoon, all members now have individual rooms in the new dorm.
– His memorable time from the army was when he got together with two of his members for a performance.
– He would tell his past self “Fighting Kid”. (Dingo)
– He thinks, low voice equals Dowoon.
– He completed his mandatory military service from October 12, 2021, to April 11, 2023.
– If he had Aladdin’s lamp, he would wish to be strong and healthy. (MBC Radio)
– In terms of his ideal type, he doesn’t have strong preferences, but he mentioned a preference for long hair, someone sexy, and tall.
– He was kind of mischievous as a child. (Studio FLO)

Career

– He officially debuted with Day6 on September 7, 2015, as the main rapper, lead vocalist, and bassist.
– He showcased his dancing skills appearing as a backup dancer in Dream High 1 & 2 and on ‘WIN: Who is Next?’ as part of JYP’s rapping and vocalist team.
– He debuted as a soloist on September 6, 2021, with the mini album “Eternal.”
– He sang the OST for “Castaway Diva OST Part.2” (“Butterfly”). 

Likes & Dislikes

– He likes both tea and coffee.
– His favorite late-night snack is a hot soup with rice.
– He likes beaches. (Melon Magazine)
– His favourite Disney movie is Tarzan. (MTVAsian)
– He likes Pad Thai.
– His favorite color is black.
– His favorite fashion item is his Chuck Taylor All-Star from Converse. (MUSINSA TV)

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @from_youngk

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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