K-Pop Idols With The Surname ‘Yoo’: SF9’s Taeyang, MONSTA X’s Kihyun, etc.


Let’s Meet the K-Pop Idols With Surname ‘Yoo’

In South Korea, all the people who live there have surnames, and most people there have different surnames according to their previous lineage. The surnames basically refer to the caste system in ancient Korean society. After the caste system was abolished, in the 20th century, the surnames became a family identity, and mostly they are “Kim,” “Park,” and “Lee.” But there are still many people who use the surname ‘Yoo,’ especially to K-Pop Idols. ‘Yoo’ means Independence and brave, but who are the K-Pop Idols that have surname ‘Yoo’?

Therefore, Channel-Korea will give you information about K-Pop Idols With Surname ‘Yoo.’ So, stay tuned!

SF9’s Taeyang


Full Name : Yoo Taeyang (유태양)

Stage Name : Taeyang (태양)

Birthday date : February 28, 1997

Zodiac : Pisces

Height : 181 cm

Weight : 67 kg

Blood type : O

One of the SF9 members has surname ‘Yoo,’ and he’s Taeyang. Yoo Taeyang began his career as a K-Pop idol with the SF9 Boy Group and debuted on October 5, 2016, with the first single titled Feeling Sensation, and the main track is Fanfare. Taeyang’s position in his group is lead vocalist and the leading dancer, and he’s the 3rd trainee for SF9. Before Yoo Taeyang debuted with the group, he participated in the Star Empire Audition in 2013.

After his debut, SF9 did a lot of promotion on various music programs; however, on October 11, 2016, Taeyang was unable to perform with other SF9 members because he had a knee injury.

Yoo Taeyang and SF9 made their latest comeback in early 2020 or precisely on January 6, 2020. Good Guy became the main track that they promoted on the album “First Collection.”

N-Flying’s Hwe Seung


Name : Yoo Hoe Seung (유회승)

Stage Name : Hwe seung (회승)

Birthday date : February 28, 1995

Birthday place : Jinjeop-eup, Namyangju-si, South Korea

Zodiac : Pisces

Blood type : A

Height : 175 cm

Weight : 62 kg

YouTube Channel : Yoo Hwe Seung

Instagram : @hweng_star

Yoo Hwe Seung, or we usually called him Hwe Seung. He is the main vocalist and maknae in the N.Flying band. Before he joined with N.Flying, he had once being a part of Produce 101 as a contestant whose the winner will debut to Wanna One. But, Hwe Seung was only able to reach 39th place out of 101 participants. Then after he was eliminated, he officially became a member of N.Flying on June 19, 2017.

Since N.Flying had him, N.Flying came back and alive because Hwe Seung’s voice is melodic! Even, he also received the title as 2019’s Super Rookie on Immortal Songs!


Former Member of Hello Venus’ Ara


Name : Yoo Ara (유아라)

Stage Name : Yooara/ Ara

Birthday date : September 26, 1992

Birthday Place : Pyeongtaek, South Korea

Blood type : A

Weight : 47 kg

Height : 167 cm

Instagram : @chloe.yoo.73

Yoo Ara is a former leader from Hello Venus girl group. But before she made her debut with Hello Venus, Yoo Ara had reportedly wanted to make debut with an After School group. Yoo Ara made her debut with Hello Venus on May 9, 2012, with the release of the first mini-album called “Venus,” then she and her band made their first promotion on M! Countdown the day after that.

Then, Yoo Ara left the group on July 31, 2014, and returned to Pledis Entertainment, because she knew that Hello Venus is a collaborative project between Pledis and Fantagio.

Teen Top’s Ricky


Name : Yoo Chang Hyun (유창현)

Stage name : Ricky

Birthday date : February 27, 1995

Birthday place : Sillim-dong, Seoul, South Korea

Zodiac : Pisces

Height : 172 cm

Weight : 55 kg

Instagram : @ricky_teentop_

Twitter : @T_Ricky_T

Blood type : AB

Agencies : T.O.P Media (Korea) and Universal Music (Japan)

Before he debuted with Teen Top, Ricky is a child actor, and he made his first debut on Seo Taiji’s music video titled “Human Dram” in 2018. Then, Ricky and Teen Top debuted in July 2010 with a single album Come Into the World with the main track “Clap,” and Ricky was the first member that had been revealed.

At present, he’s still a member of Teen Top and Ricky’s group last comeback on June 24, 2019, with their 9th EP entitled DEAR. N9NE and the main track is “Run Away.”

Neon Punch’s IAAN


Name : Yoo Dong-ju (유동주)

Stage Name : IAAN (이안)

Birthday date : March 22, 2002

Birthday place : Daegu, South Korea

Zodiac : Aries

Weight : 46 kg

Height : 167 cm

Blood type : O

Agency : A100 Entertainment

Before she made her debut as NeonPunch’s member, IAAN had auditioned for a reality show program,  MIXNINE program that aired on JTBC. Then on June 27, 2018, she debuted as the main rapper, main dancer, vocalis, and as a maknae for her group, NeonPunch.

IAAN’s first debuted with the group by releasing the mini-album Moonlight, and their first appearance on MBC’s Show! Music Core on June 30, 2018.

TWICE’s Jeong-yeon


Name : Yoo Jeong-yeon (유정연)

Stage name : Jeongyeon (정연)

Birthday date : November 1, 1996

Birthday place : Suwon, South Korea

Zodiac : Scorpio

Height : 169 cm

Blood type : O

Gong Seung-Yeon‘s sister started her career as a singer at JYP Entertainment’s 6th audition on March 1, 2010. Before, she was as a success as now and was rumored to be a member of the 6MIX group.

Yoo Jeong-Yeon first appeared on GOT7’s music video “Girls Girls Girls” in 2014, and then in 2015 she also appeared on Miss A’s “Only You” music video. Jeongyeon then joined the SIXTEEN program, where the program will debut a new group called TWICE. Jeongyeong made it to the final episode, and she officially debuted as a TWICE’s member along with another member TWICE.

She debuted on October 20, 2015, with TWICE, and released their first mini-album The Story Begins with the main track “Like OOH-AHH.” In TWICE, she got a position as vocalist and dancer.

Lovelyz’s Jiae


Name : Yoo Ji Ae

Stage name : Jiae

Birthday date : May 21, 1993

Birthday place : Seoul, South Korea

Height : 163 cm

Zodiac : Gemini

Blood type : A

Before she debuts with Lovelyz, the visual of that group who had the surname ‘Yoo’ first appeared on INFINITE’s TV Show “You Are My Oppa.” She also appeared on Running Man on her pre-debut in 2012.

Then she debuts as a solo singer in April 2013 with a single “Delight.” After a year of debuting her solo, Yoo Jiae joined with Lovelyz since November 2014.

Oh My Girl’s YooA


Name : Yoo Yeonjoo (유연주)/ Yoo Shi Ah (유시아)

Stage name : YooA (유아)

Birthday date : September 17, 1995

Birthday place : Seoul, South Korea

Zodiac : Virgo

Height : 160 cm

Weight : 44 kg

Blood type : A

Instagram : @yoo__sha

YooA is Junsun’s younger sister, where Junsun is a coach and dancer at 1MILION Dance Studio. YooA once appeared on Hit the Stage program, which aired on Mnet in August 2016 along with Block B’s U-Kwon. She also participated in Inkigayo’s Music Crush Project in November 2016 under the name “Sunny Girls” with several members from other groups. She released a single titled “Taxi.”

YooA debuted with Oh My Girl on April 21, 2015, with the title track “Oh My Girl.” In her group, she got a position as Lead vocalist, Main dancer, and as the face of the group.

WJSN’s Yoo Yeon-jung


Name : Yoo Yeon-jung (유연정)

Stage name : Yeonjung (연정)

Birthday date : August 3, 1999

Birthday place : Gwangmyung, Gyeonggi, South Korea

Blood type : A

Zodiac : Leo

Instagram : @uyj_s

Before she joined with WJSN, she used to be S.M. Entertainment’s trainee. Then, she joined in Starship Entertainment, and in 2016 she participated in Mnet’s reality survival program, Produce 101 Season 1. Finally, she reached 11th place and joined with I.O.I. She made her debute on May 4, 2016.

Then she was debuted with Cosmic Girls (WJSN) in July 2016, but she was still active with I.O.I. Because WJSN is a group formed by Starship Entertainment and Yuehua Entertainment is a Korean-Chinese group, so the group has 13 members and then formed sub-units. Yeonjung joined the “Natural” sub-unit as the main vocalist.