Park Soo-young (Hangul: 박수영; born September 3, 1996), also known as Joy, is a South-Korean singer and dancer. She is the sub vocal, sub dancer and lead rapper of South-Korean girl group, Red Velvet.
Joy was born as Park Soo-young in Jeju Island, South Korea and grew up in Dubong District, Seoul. Her family consists of her parents and two younger sisters, Park Ji-yeong and Min-ji. In her childhood, Joy was interested in Modern Trot music. During grade school, she performed "Flying Duck" , an original song by the K-rock band, Cherry Filter, which began her aspiration to become a singer. She graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul.
She auditioned and was cast by SM Entertainment at the S.M. Global Audition in Seoul in 2012. She trained under the agency for two years, before beginning her career under the name, Joy.
On August 1 2014, she finally debuted with Red Velvet. She and Yook won Best Couple at the MBC Entertainment Awards with Joy winning the award for 2015's New Star of the Year. They also have released a song together entitled 어린애 (Young Love) for the programme in 2016. The song debuted at number 52 on the Gaon Weekly Chart. The same month, S.M. Entertainment issued an official photo series entitled Enjoy your Monday with Joy. It is released once a week via SM Town Now and Vyrl mobile applications.
Reality TV shows and Acting Career
Joy made her acting career debut, portraying Yoon So-Rim, the main female protagonist in the 2017 K-drama, the Liar and His Lover. In 2018, she portrayed, Eun Tae-hee, a main female character in the 2018 K-drama, Tempted.