Former ZE:A’s Leader, Jun-young: Profile, Facts, Owner of EXA Entertainment, Etc.

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The Controversial Founder of an Entertainment Company, Junyoung

Jung-young was a member of the South Korean boy group ZE:A that debuted on January 7, 2010, under Star Empire Entertainment. The members included Kevin, Hwang Kwang-hee, Im Si-wan, Lee Hoo, Kim Tae-heon, Jung Hee-chul, Ha Min-woo, Kim Dong-jun, and Park Hyung-sik. Their debut single was “Mazeltov,” released on January 7, 2010. However, the group contract expired in January 2017.

Now, Junyoung chose to be a CEO after he found a new entertainment company, EXA Entertainment. He managed one solo singer name Cameo who released the album Sorry. Junyoung became the producer for this album. Cool!

Let’s get to know ZE:A’s Jun-young in this Channel-Korea article!

Full Profile of ZE:A’s Junyoung

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Stage Name: Lee Hoo
Former Stage Name: Junyoung
Birth Name: Moon Jun-young (Hangul:문준영)
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist
Birthday: February 9, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 64 kg (141 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @zeafter
Twitter: @ZEA_leader

9 Facts About ZE:A’s Junyoung That You Need To Know

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– Jun-young was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– Jun-young actually doesn’t have a brother or sister.
– He graduated from Digital Seoul Culture Arts University.
– Jun-young was called “Moon Leader.”
– Jun-young was a former ulzzang.
– He has some hobbies including playing soccer, bowling, watching movies, and playing games.
– A Unique talent from Jun-young is impersonating his boss.
– He joined a sub-unit group called ZE:A 4U with Heechul, Taeheon, and Kwanghee.
– His ideal girl is someone who takes care of her parents/elders and cooks soup.

Junyoung During His ZE:A Era

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Junyoung was the leader of ZE:A who debuted on January 7, 2010, under Star Empire Entertainment. During his career as a member, he was a part of controversial news after making statements about his bad experience with the label. He wrote on Twitter that his CEO Shin Joo Hak had attempted suicide because of their unfair treatment.

He promised to reveal one by one the unfair treatment from Shin Joo Hak on his Twitter, which is now deleted. Joon-young admitted that he was looking to overcome the situation after talking all night long with the CEO Shin Joo Hak.

Later on, he posted an apology statement that caused controversy. The label also claimed that all of it was a misunderstanding even though many fans were skeptical about the reconciliation.

Junyoung Leaves Star Empire Entertainment

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In September 2014, Junyoung officially left Star Empire along with ZE:A’s Taehun. The label shared the news on their ZE:A official fan cafe and encouraged fans to support all of them with their new beginnings.

Moreover, ZE:A’s contract was also coming to an end. Im Siwan moved to Plum Entertainment, Park Hyung Sik moved to United Artist Agency, Kwanghee moved to Bonboo Entertainment, and Kim Dong Jun went to Gold Moon Entertainment.

Established EXA Entertainment

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After he left the label, Junyoung built his own company called EXA Entertainment. He embraces his interest in entertainment projects. Starting on October 21, 2017, he posted his own photo about him as the new CEO of EXA Entertainment on Instagram.

Later on, he revealed teaser footage of Show Champion on MBC Music K-Pop Concert in Mexico. He admitted that EXA Entertainment holds this project as their first sponsorship project.

Moreover, Junyoung also orbited Cameo, a solo singer who released his album called Sorry under the label. This became Junyoung’s first experience as a producer of a whole album. What talent!


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Junyoung contributed to singing for the soundtrack Sweet Home, Sweet Honey 우리집 꿀단지 OST Part.12) on the song “Right Now, I’m Here (이제는 내가 그대곁에).” Check out his melodious vocal below!

Junyoung and Signs of s ZE:A Reunion

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After Junyoung founded his own company EXA Entertainment, he was interviewed and exposed his plans to make a ZE:A comeback under his company label. He was looking bright when he answered this question. Surely, it may have given hope to fans of ZE:A. There was no sign that the group disbanded, only finishing its contract with Star Entertainment.

Even though some members like Kwanghee were undergoing mandatory military service, he responded that, for sure, ZE:A will come back soon. Hopefully, the happy news will be soon revealed after all the members of ZE:A finish their military duty.

Here are some pictures from the Instagram of Jun-yong, the Moon Leader.

Instagram of Jun-young @zeafter

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Jinyoung uploaded some photos of ZE:A’s member reunion. The comments were full of their fan’s happiness and expectations of seeing them return.

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Look at their bright smiles. This reunion surely made them happy, and Junyoung wrote the caption, “Please always support and love us a lot.” There is hope that this is a sign for their fans that they will release a new song together again. Are you one of ZE:A’s fans looking forward to their song?

That’s all about Junyoung, the former leader of ZE:A. Keep supporting him and send a positive message for his career journey. Don’t forget to give your comment and share your thoughts below!