Joy was born as Park Soo-young in Jeju Island, South Korea and grew up in Dobong 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. In 2015, she graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul.
Joy auditioned and was cast by SM Entertainment at the SM Global Audition in Seoul in 2012. She trained under the agency for two years, before beginning her career under the stage name, Joy.
2014: Red Velvet
On August 1, 2014, Joy debuted as a member of the South Korean girl group Red Velvet after releasing the digital single "Happiness".
2015-present: Solo Activities
In 2015, Joy joined the program We Got Married and went on to win the New Star Award and Best Couple Award at the MBC Entertainment Awards. In 2016, Joy and Yook Sungjae released a duet entitled 어린애 (Young Love) for the program and received official songwriting credit from KOMCA for contributing to its lyrical composition. In November 2016, Joy collaborated with Lim Seul-ong in a duet titled "Always In My Heart". The song debuted in the Top 10 of MelOn and achieved an overall ranking of #2 on the Instiz iChart.
In 2017, Joy made her acting career debut portraying the female lead Yoon So-Rim in the K-drama, The Liar and His Lover, and went on to win the Newcomer Award at the OSEN Cable TV Awards. Joy also released 6 OSTs for the music-based drama. In 2018, Joy acted in her second lead role as Eun Tae-hee in the 2018 K-drama, Tempted, where she was nominated for Best Actress and Rookie of the Year at the MBC Drama Awards.
Joy has hosted various television programs, most notably Sugarman 2 in 2018 with Yoo Jae-suk, You Hee-yeol, and Park Na-rae, and Pajama Friends with Song Ji-hyo and Jang Yoon-ju. In 2019, Joy became the main host alongside Jang Yoon-ju of Asia's most popular beauty program Get It Beauty. In 2020, Joy became a main cast member of the new variety show Handsome Tigers and went on to win the Best Female Variety Idol at the Brand Customer Loyalty Awards.
In March 2020, Joy released an OST "Introduce Me A Good Person" for the tvN drama Hospital Playlist. The song reached number one on multiple charts, number five on Billboard Korea's K-Pop Hot 100 Chart, and has surpassed 460 Million Digital Index Points on Gaon. Joy's solo OST has received nominations for the Song of the Year Daesang (Grand Prize) and Best OST Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, and Best OST at the 30th Seoul Music Awards. As a soloist, Joy has been nominated for the Top 10 Artist Bonsang (Main Prize) at the 2020 Melon Music Awards, and for the Artist of the Year Daesang (Grand Prize) at the 2020 Genie Music Awards. In May 2020, Joy also featured on the title track of R&B artist Crush, with "Mayday" reaching number one on multiple charts, as well as the top of the MelOn R&B/Soul Chart.
On May 12, 2021, SM Entertainment announced that Joy will make a solo debut with a remake album set to be released at the end of May. On May 17th, it was announced that Joy would be making her solo debut on May 31st with the special album, Hello.
- Hello (2021)
|2016||SM Station Season 1||"Always In My Heart"||with Lim Seul-ong|
|"Young Love"||with Yook Sung-jae|
|"First Christmas"||with Doyoung|
|2017||The Liar and His Lover||The Way to Me||Solo|
|Waiting For You|
|I’m Okay||with Lee Hyun Woo|
|The Ghost Detective||"Dream Me"||with Mark (NCT)|
|2020||Hospital Playlist OST||"Introduce Me a Good Person "||Solo|
|2015||SMTown The Stage||Herself||Documentary Film of SM Artists|
|2020||Trolls World Tour||Ari||Animated Film|
|2016||Descendants of the Sun||KBS2||Herself||Cameo, Episode 16|
|2017||The Liar and His Lover||tvN||Yoon So-Rim||Lead role|
|The Boy Next Door||Naver TV Cast||Herself||Cameo, Episode 7–8|
|2018||Tempted||MBC||Eun Tae-Hee||Lead role|
|2015||Immortal Songs 2||KBS2||Contestant||Appeared with Seulgi and Wendy, Episode 223|
|Running Man||SBS||Guest||Episode 268|
|Hello Counselor||KBS||Guest||Appeared with Yeri, Episode 220|
|2015-2016||We Got Married||MBC||Cast Member||Partnered up with Yook Sung-jae|
|2016||M Countdown||Mnet||Special Host||Hosted with Seulgi, Episode 494|
|2016 - 2017||Trick & True||KBS2||Fixed Panelist||Replaced Irene, First Appeared on Episode 5|
|2017||Girl Group Battle||Contestant||Appeared with Seulgi and Wendy, Korean New Year Special|
|Oppa Thinking||MBC||Cast Member||Pilot Episode|
|King of Mask Singer||Contestant||Episodes 121–122 as "Bandabi"|
|Hello Counselor||KBS||Guest||Appeared with Wendy, Episode 334|
|Running Man||SBS||Guest||Episode 376|
|Inkigayo||SBS||Special Host||Episode 926|
|2018||Sugar Man 2||JTBC||Host|
|Hidden Singer: 5||JTBC||Panelist||Episode 12|
|Amazing Saturday||tvN||Guest||Episode 36|
|Hello Counselor||KBS||Guest||Appeared with Seulgi, Episode 389|
|Come See Me||JTBC||Guest||Episode 7|
|Running Man||SBS||Guest||Epsiodes 426-427|
|2019||Get It Beauty||OnStyle||Main Host||Started Episode 7|
|Prison Life of Fools||tvN||Guest||Episodes 15-16|
|Knowing Bros||KBS||Guest||Appeared with Jang Yoonju, Episode 196|
|2020||Happy Together||KSB2||Guest||Episode 65|
|Salty Tour||tvN||Guest Evaluator||Episodes 105-107|
|Salty Tour||tvN||Guest Evaluator||Episodes 116-117|
|Dogs Are Incredible||KBS World||Guest||Episode 36|
|Salty Tour||tvN||Guest Evaluator||Episodes 120-121|
|Idol Woof Woof Athletics Championships||MBC||Host||Chuseok Special|
|Dogs Are Incredible||KBS World||Guest||Episode 51|
|2018||Fitz Super Clear Beer||with BTOB Sungjae|
|UGGLife||with Kim Heejung & Jung Hyok|
Awards and Nominations
|Year||Award Show||Category||Nominated Work||Result|
|2015||MBC Entertainment Awards||Best Couple Award (with Yook Sung-jae)||We Got Married||Won|
|New Star Award||Won|
|Best Newcomer Award||Nominated|
|2017||OSEN Cable TV Awards||Newcomer Award||The Liar and His Lover||Won|
|2018||The Seoul Awards||Popularity Award (Drama Actress Category)||Tempted||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Rookie of the Year||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|2019||14th Annual Soompi Awards||Best Idol Actor||Nominated|
|Brand of the Year Awards||Beauty Icon of the Year||Joy||Nominated|
|Korea First Brand Awards||Beauty Icon||Nominated|
|2020||Brand Customer Loyalty Awards||Best Female Variety Idol||Won|
|Brand of the Year Awards||OST of the Year||"Introduce Me A Good Person"||Nominated|
|APAN Music Awards||Best OST Award||Nominated|
|MelOn Music Awards||Top 10 Artist Bonsang||Joy||Nominated|
|Mnet Asian Music Awards||Song of the Year||"Introduce Me A Good Person"||Nominated|
|Genie Music Awards||Artist of the Year||Joy||Nominated|
|2021||Seoul Music Awards||Best OST||"Introduce Me A Good Person"||Pending|
- Her zodiac sign is Virgo.
- Her designated color is green.
- Her representative animal is chick since Summer Magic era. Prior to that it would be canary since her debut.
- Her representative fruit is green kiwi.
- Her representative weapon is a submachine gun.
- Her representative drink is Green Sunrise.
- Her nickname is kkyeopjoy (Cute Joy). Malgeumie, Sexy Dynamite.
- Her stage name was given because she dislikes aegyo and was a very adult-like and doesn't smile much. She was also very private, much unlike Wendy.
- She prefers the more chic Velvet concept over the cute and innocent Red concept.
- She trained in the company for 2 years before debut.
- She did not travel to North Korea for Inter-Korea Peace Concert as she was filming "Tempted".
- Joy is a dog lover, even before becoming a dog-owner, she considered becoming a dog trainer had she not been in entertainment.
- She is petrified of fireworks and had suffered injuries due to their mishaps.
- She had left knee injury in Russian Roulette, and dislocated her right shoulder during Redmare Tour.
- Joy adopted a female Maltese "Haetnim" in 2018, and regularly volunteers at a shelter for abandoned dogs in Seoul. She also opened a separate Instagram account for her.
- Joy has been high-school friends with GFriend Yerin and APink Hayoung since 2012.
- Joy is also friends with BLACKPINK Rosé, TWICE Sana, Gugudan Sejeong, Lovelyz Yein.
- She can sing trot.
- She can imitate Mr. Krabs from Spongebob.
- She loves chicken.
- Her favourite number is 31 because she likes to eat ice cream. (Baskin robbins has 31 original flavors.) This went on to become her representative number.
- Had Joy not pursued a career in entertainment or scouted by SM, she would like to be a teacher on any of the two fields:
- Kindergarten: Due to her love of kids.
- Music: Due to her love of music.
- She claims that she has a habit of spacing out.
- Her hobbies are watching movies and singing good songs.
- She collects lip balm.
- Her ways of relieving stress are going around on her own and meeting up and talking with her sisters.
- She currently has her own room.
- She is the only member of the group, never to have been a part of SM Rookies before her debut with Red Velvet.
- Her favorite subject at school is Music.
- She is known to be the most adorable of the group.
- Joy made it to the next round of "King of Mask Singer", appearing in episodes 121 and 122 as "Bandabi".
- She's a fan of Lolo Zouaï
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|Irene • Seulgi • Wendy • Joy • Yeri|
|Mini-albums||Ice Cream Cake • The Velvet • Russian Roulette • Rookie • The Red Summer • Summer Magic • RBB • 'The ReVe Festival' Day 1 • 'The ReVe Festival' Day 2 • Monster • Queendom • The ReVe Festival 2022 - Feel My Rhythm|
|Albums||The Red • Perfect Velvet|
|Repackage albums||The Perfect Red Velvet • 'The ReVe Festival' Finale|
|Japanese mini-albums||#Cookie Jar • SAPPY|
|Singles||Happiness • Be Natural • Wish Tree • Would U • Rebirth • Our Beloved BoA #4|
|Solos||Like Water • Hello|
|OSTs||Yossism • See the stars • Future|
|Concerts||Red Room (2017) • Red Room Japan (2018) • REDMARE (2018) • REDMARE Arena Tour in Japan (2019) • La Rouge (2019) • La Rouge Arena Tour in Japan (2020)|
|Dramas||The Female Employees of a Game Company • The Liar and His Lover • Idol Drama Operation Team • Let's Only Walk The Flower Road • Tempted • Blue Birthday|
|Reality||Level Up Project!|