Meet The Handsome Idol and Actor Yook Sung-jae
Who is not familiar with the figure of Yook Sung-jae, an actor and singer from South Korean. Yook Sung-jae debuted as a member of the South Korean boy group BtoB in 2012 under Cube Entertainment. Besides successfully becoming a singer and a member of BtoB and its sub-group, BtoB Blue, Sung-jae also broadened his career as a songwriter, actor, host, model, and entertainer.
In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a detailed run-through of Yook Sung Jae’s solo album, his starring in dramas, his BtoB’s projects before enlisting in the military. So, stay tuned and keep scrolling down this article.
Sungjae’s Solo Album
On March 2nd, 2020, Sung-jae released his first solo album Yook O’Clock along with the music video for the title track under Cube Entertainment.
On February 25th, 2020, Yook Sung-jae released the prologue teaser of “Come With The Wind.”
On February 26th, 2020, the singer released the audio teaser of “Come With The Wind.”
The extended play Yook O’Clock (stylized as YOOK O’clock) marks the first solo album of Yook Sung-jae as a solo singer.
The extended play contains six tracks from his previously released digital singles through the music project 3×2=6. “Come with the Wind” is the lead single of the album. The title track is written, composed, and arranged by MosPick, and it reminisces on past memories that “Come with the Wind.”
Sungjae’s “Come With the Wind” Live Version
Before officially enlisting for his mandatory military service, the handsome crazy idol Yook Sung-jae came back with the spring breeze. On March 3rd, 2020, Yook Sung-jae released his live version of “Come With The Wind” through the 1theK Originals YouTube channel.
The acoustic sound and Yook Sung-jae’s mellow tone are impressive and the harmony between his sincere voice and the choir’s sound in the latter part can be deeply moving. He is so soft and mellow when he sings live. “Come With The Wind” is a song with an acoustic sound and a story that recalls the past through the blowing wind. It also contains the wish of the singer, Yook Sung-jae who wants to remain forever in the memory of music fans and the public.
Yook Sung-jae fans and other people really love his newly released song and appreciate his voice, feelings, and expressions. He is not just out of being professional but out of passion as well.
Sungjae’s Drama Mystic Pop-up Bar
The actor and singer Yook Sung-jae took his last role in the JTBC Wednesday-Thursday drama Mystic Pop-Up Bar before his official military enlistment. The first episode of the drama aired on May 20th, 2020. The Mystic Pop-Up Bar drama series is based on a popular webtoon Twin Tops Bar by Bae Hye-soo and it tells the story of a mysterious pojangmacha (outdoor drinking establishment) run by a hot-tempered woman named Wol Joo, an innocent part-time employee named Han Kang-bae, and a former afterlife detective. The bar is made for the employees to visit customers in their dreams to help resolve their problems.
Sungjae as Han Kang-bae
In the drama Mystic Pop-Up Bar, Yook Sung-jae plays the role of an innocent part-time employee named Han Kang-bae.
Kang-bae’s appearance seems to be very ordinary but he has the peculiar ability to make anyone confess their secrets even with the slightest of his touch. And he is the only human who works at the bar.
Although he is the only employee who is still human, Han Kang-bae is brave enough to accompany his hot-tempered boss Wol Joo and co-worker Chief Gwi to the dream world and he becomes tougher in the face of both his boss and the afterlife.
Han Kang-bae realizes that friendliness really matters in business, but he tries to avoid direct touch with the customers as much as possible. It is because each person he touches unconsciously reveals their secrets, such as problems with their children or other problems in their lives.
Sometimes, ignorance is a bliss for him, but Kang-bae will no longer be able to do that as he works under the ill-tempered boss, Wol Joo. His unique ability will be used at the pojangmacha.
Sungjae’s Military Service
On May 11th, 2020, Korean boy group BTOB’s member and actor Yook Sung-jae officially enlisted for his mandatory military service. Sung-jae announced through his personal Instagram that he would be enlisting in mandatory military service in May.
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안녕하세요 성재입니다. 우선!어제 저의 생일을 축하해주신 모든 멜로디 여러분 너무너무 감사드립니다!(sns,생일광고,이벤트 등 다 찾아봤어요!!^^) 어떻게 이야기를 꺼내야할지 고민하다가 너무 깊은 고민과 생각과는 거리가 멀기에 조금이라도 먼저 직접 얘기하는게 맞을것같아서 글을 올립니다. 많이들 놀라시겠지만 5월11일부로 군입대를 결정하게 되었습니다! 갑작스런 통보에 놀라신 분들도 계실거고 걱정하시는 분들도 많이 계시겠지만, 지금까지 멜로디분들이 이뻐해주신것만 봐도 나는 어딜가도 이쁨받을수있고 씩씩하게 지낼수있겠구나!라는 자신감이 생겨서 전혀 걱정도 없고!!! 맘 편히 다녀올수 있을것 같습니다!ㅎ 연이은 비투비멤버들의 군입대에 어쩔수없는 공백기가 생기지만 우리 멜로디분들이 기다려주시니까 저희 비투비는 더더욱 다시 만날 날만을 꿈꾸며 힘내고 있습니다!! 이제 며칠남지 않았지만 가기전에 꼭 멜로디들과 소통할수있는 라방도 하구, 슬슬 맏형들도 나오고, 쌍갑포차도 곧 방영될 예정이니 조금만 참고 기다려주시면 금방 비투비 멜로디 다같이 볼날이 오겠죠!! 지금까지도 항상 너무 고맙고, 앞으로도 많은 응원 부탁드리겠습니다!! 더욱 멋진 모습으로 여러분에게 나타날 그날까지 건강하고 행복한 하루하루 보내고 있기를 바라며 6성재가.
On May 3rd, 2020, he updated his fans on Instagram. He wrote a long caption that expressed his gratitude for his fans and he also revealed that he did not know how to begin to inform his fans of the sudden news. However, after his deep thoughts and concerns, he decided to tell his fans as soon as possible about his military enlistment date. He knew that his fans would be very surprised, but he decided to enlist in the military on May 11th, 2020.
Sung-jae also shared his thoughts about how he has received so much love from his fans, Melodies. And he has the confidence to receive love and be happy and healthy no matter where he is. The singer also informed about the group, BtoB’s activities as some members also would be enlisting to the military and they have to inevitably be on a hiatus. There was not much time left until he would be enlisting, so Sung-jae promised his fans to definitely communicate with Melodies through a live broadcast. And he did not forget to promote his last project, Mystic Pop-Up Bar drama that aired on May 20th, 2020.
On May 9th, 2020, Yook Sung-jae uploaded his new short hairstyle look before officially enlisting in the military. He wrote a caption, “I tried cutting my bangs a day before shaving my head. What do you think?”
— 성재육쁨 (@stella_6_) May 11, 2020
As the two members of BtoB, Sung-jae and Hyun-sik officially enlisted in the military alongside their fellow Cube Entertainment labelmate, PENTAGON’s Jinho, the remaining BTOB members, Peniel Shin and Jung Il-hoon, will be on hiatus since their co-members Lee Chang-sub and Lee Min-hyuk had already enlisted in the military.
eunkwang, peniel & btob’s manager sending off sungjae and hyunsik…. my heart hurts 💔 pic.twitter.com/tozSa1FmqC
— atty. tin | 10 years, and forever (@btobxmelody_) May 11, 2020
Meanwhile, the leader of BtoB, Seo Eun-kwang was discharged last April as he completed his mandatory service. On the day Sung-jae and Hyun-sik officially went to the military, the other members of BtoB turned emotional sending off their brothers.
That was all the information about the solo album and starring in a drama of BTOB’s Yook Sung-jae, and his projects before military enlistment! Please, do not forget to kindly share your thoughts and drop a line in the comment section below!