In the world of R&B music, there exists a gem whose soulful melodies have been captivating listeners for over a decade. Let’s dive into the remarkable career of Jooyoung, a Korean R&B sensation.
Jooyoung, whose real name is Kim Jooyoung, made his debut in 2010 with the release of the single “Same As You.” However, it was in 2012 that he truly made his mark with his first EP, “From Me To You,” released under RealCollabo.
A Journey Through Labels
In 2013, Jooyoung transitioned to Belikewater Records, where he dropped the single “Popstar.” Soon after, he signed an exclusive contract with Starship Entertainment, a significant step in his career. His first release under this new label was the dual single album “Erase,” which showcased his evolving musical style.
Rising Star at Starship
Under the Starship Entertainment banner, Jooyoung became increasingly active in the entertainment world. He even took on the role of a judge on the show “No.Mercy” for a few episodes in 2015. His participation in Starship’s special concerts solidified his position as a rising star in the industry. Before his military enlistment, Jooyoung gifted fans with the single “Love Line,” featuring label mates HYOLYN and BUMKEY.
The Soulful Sounds of Jooyoung
Throughout his career, Jooyoung has consistently delivered soulful R&B music that resonates with fans. His distinctive, mellow vocals and unique tone have made him easily recognizable and beloved. After a brief hiatus, he returned with his second EP, “Fountain,” featuring collaborations with artists like SOLE, G.Soul, and pH-1.
In addition to his music releases, Jooyoung showcased his talent on the music competition show “Breakers,” leaving behind some unforgettable musical gems. Following the show, he dropped the single “Prada,” featuring pH-1, and the dual single album “N/A.”
From 2019 to 2021, Jooyoung continued to bless fans with a series of singles and single albums, including “Lost,” “Pure Happiness,” “Door,” and “Love Distance,” featuring HEIZE. However, in 2021, he made the significant announcement of his departure from Starship Entertainment.
After a hiatus and primarily working on collaborations, Jooyoung made a highly anticipated comeback in 2023 with the single “My Soles Worn Out.” This was followed by the releases of “Misfits,” “Sunday,” “As I Am,” and “Be,” signifying a triumphant return to the music scene.
Jooyoung’s career is a testament to his talent and dedication to the world of R&B music. From his early days with RealCollabo to his time at Starship Entertainment and beyond, he has consistently delivered soulful and memorable music that has resonated with fans. With each release, he has evolved as an artist, leaving a lasting impact on the Korean R&B scene.
Jooyoung’s journey in the world of music is far from over, and fans eagerly anticipate what he has in store for the future. As he continues to evolve as an artist, one thing remains constant – his ability to touch hearts with his soulful R&B melodies.
To keep up with Jooyoung’s latest music and updates, make sure to follow him on Instagram.