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Youngjae (GOT7) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Youngjae GOT7

Youngjae (영재) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and composer under SUBLIME. He is a member of the boy group GOT7. He debuted solo on  October 5, 2021, with the mini album “Colors from Ars”. 

Youngjae (GOT7) Profile

Stage NameYoungjae (영재)
Birth NameChoi Young Jae (최영재)
OccupationSinger-songwriter, Actor, Composer
BirthdaySeptember 17, 1996
Active Years2014–present
Age27 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height177 cm (5’10”)
Weight65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Youngjae (GOT7) Facts:

Early Life

– Youngjae was born in Mokpo, South Jeolla province, South Korea.
– He went to Mokpo Samhak Elementary School and Muntae Middle School.
– He transferred from Mokpo Technical High School to Korea Arts High School where he graduated from the Department of Music in 2014.
– Initially, he started studying Theater and Film at Seokyeong University but dropped out due to too many exams and time constraints.
– He transferred to Taekyung University, Model Department, the same as Yugyeom.

Personal Life

– He later graduated from International Cyber ​​University.
– He is a student at Hanyang Cyber ​​University Graduate School
– His family consists of his parents, older brother born in 1985, and older sister born in 1985.
– His brother is a vocal teacher and he often used to sing with him when he was a child. (NewsKstyle)
– He admires Bruno Mars’ voice and dreams of sharing the stage with him.
– The biggest endeavor to tackle for him is consistency. (Pink Villa)
– His representative emoji is a Cresent Moon (🌙)
– If he could live another member’s life for one day, he would choose BamBam’s. (W Korea)
– He would choose the daytime world over the nighttime world because he wants to live in a world where you can enjoy photosynthesis. (Elle Korea)
– He has various nicknames including “Otter”, “Genius Choi”, “Moon”, and “Sunshine.”
– He is proficient in Korean and Japanese.
– He had a neck disk problem during the filming of “Last Piece” music video. (Bollywood Hungama)
– He had the most fun working on “Tasty” among the songs from “Colors from Ars”. (Marie Claire Korea)
– His former dorm partner was Jay B, but he later moved out of the dorm and now lives with his brother in Seoul.
– A challenge that he wants to complete is learning to swim and overcoming the fear he feels when his feet can’t touch the floor in the pool.
– There is a separate room filled with his photos in his parents’ house. (Ceci Photobook)
– Youngjae takes vocal lessons every week on Thursdays. (Singles Korea)
– His motto is “Practice as much as you sleep.”
– When he has a hard time, he thinks of his father. (Arena Korea)
– He shares a puppy named “Coco” with Mark and even created an Instagram account for Coco: @b_ftaq.
– As a solo singer, he wants to become an artist whose next activities are looked forward to. (Arena Korea)
– He has a nasal allergy.
– The inspiration behind his album “Colors from Ars” was his daily life. (L’Officiel Malaysia)
– His name “Ars” comes from the Latin phrase “Ars longa, vita brevis” meaning “art is long, life is short”.
– The person he relies on the most during hard times is Jinyoung. (W Korea)
– Youngjae’s ideal type is a woman to whom he is naturally attracted.
– When he first joined GOT7, he was surprised by a memorable encounter with Bambam when he saw him naked in their dorm for the first time.
– He used to want to be a chef and it is still a dream he wants to achieve someday. (Weibo)


– Youngjae is the main vocalist in the group GOT7.
– He became a JYP trainee in the summer of 2013.
– He uses the name “Ars” as a composer, which means “art” in Latin.
– He joined GOT7 after just 7 months of training and was the last member to join the group.
– He has participated in composing many songs for the group’s albums including “1:31 am”, “Rewind”, “Sick” and “Moon U”.
– His contract with JYP Entertainment expired on January 19, 2021, and he chose not to renew it.
– On January 20, 2021, it was announced that he signed with Sublime Artist Agency.
– He starred in the musical “Midnight Sun,” an adaptation of the 2006 Japanese movie “A Song to the Sun,” from May 1 to July 25, 2021, in the role of the male lead Ha-ram.
– He portrayed Sam in Netflix Korea’s first sitcom, “So Not Worth It,” which premiered worldwide on June 18, 2021.
– He starred in the live-action adaptation of the webtoon “Love & Wish” in 2021.
– He participated in the lyrics, composition, and arrangement for all tracks in “Color from Ars”. (Marie Claire Korea)
– He is a host at his radio show “Got7 Youngjae’s Best Friend”.

Likes & Dislikes

– Red is his favorite color.
– His favorite actor is Joaquin Phoenix. (Men’s Folio)
– He likes playing soccer.
– His favorite things to do in spring are taking his dog, Coco, for walks and let her run around. (Singles Korea)
– He enjoys ballads and R&B music.
– His favorite item is a Buddhist rosary.
– He’s not a fan of cucumbers, green tea ice cream, watermelon, or lemons.
– His favorite lyrics from his song “Lonely” are “My room is sinking into a deep ocean”. (Elle Korea)
– He likes the movie “Frozen.”
– His favorite musicians are Elliot Yamin and Javier.

Personality & Habits

– Youngjae has a habit of “eating” the microphone to test the size of his mouth.
– He tends to be a perfectionist when doing the things that he wants to do. (Marie Claire Korea)
– He is the most confident in his guts and gets completely engrossed in things that interest him. (Arena Korea)
– He’s known for being a heavy sleeper and struggles to wake up in the morning.
– He relieves stress by playing games or eating delicious food. (Men’s Folio)


– Youngjae has three tattoos, one on each upper arm/shoulder and one on his chest.
– One features his inspirational quote “Ars Longa Vita Brevis” which means ‘art is long, but life is short’ and the other is a mourning yellow ribbon which is to pay homage to the victims of the 2014 Sewol Ferry tragedy.
– The tattoo on his chest has cursive characters that resemble a pattern.

Major Works

– His popular songs include “Vibin”, “Fall in Love” and “IRREPLACEABLE”.


– He has won many awards including “Best Radio DJ” (Brand of the Year Awards), “Best Asia Artist and Actor Award” (Ganesha Awards), and “Most Anticipated Radio DJ” (Korea First Brand Awards).

Instagram: 333cyj333
Youtube: @YoungjaexArs
Twitter: gotyj_ars_vitaYOUNGJAExArs

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

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