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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
BirthdayDecember 19, 1993
Active Years2015–present
Age30 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Height180.2 cm (5’11”)
Weight68 kg (149 lbs)
Blood TypeB

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)


– 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)

Instagram: @from_youngk

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

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