Red Velvet Member Profile: Joy (조이)

(Last updated October 2018)


Real Name: Park Sooyoung (박수영)
Birthday: September 3, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Virgo (Western), Rat (Eastern)
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Positions: Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Face of the Group (I’m not sure if this is official, but SM is pushing her a lot these days)
Official Color in Red Velvet: Green

Joy in “Bad Boy” (2018)

Other Activities Outside of Red Velvet


2016: “Always in my Heart” with 2 A.M.’s Seulong


2017The Liar and His Lover (her first drama). Sang the songs “Yeowooya,” “I’m Okay,” “Your Days,” “Shiny Boy,” “Waiting for You,” and “The Way to Me.”

2018The Great Seducer (her second drama). Sang the track “Nonsense.”


2016: “Young Love” with BTOB Sungjae for We Got Married



  • MBC Music Core – Covered Sistar’s “Touch My Body” with GFriend’s Yuju, CLC’s Sungyeon, and TWICE’s Momo (their performance is around 4:30).

  • SBS Inkigayo – Special Performance of “First Christmas” with NCT’s Doyoung


2017: The Liar and His Lover (tvN) / Starred as a high school student with a gifted voice who falls for a genius composer played, by Lee Hyun Woo.

2018The Great Seducer (MBC) / A remake of Dangerous Liaisons. Starred opposite Woo Do Hwan.



  • We Got Married (MBC) with BTOB’s Sungjae (Episodes 144-188) / A reality show where various celebrities are paired up as couples and pretend to be married. From her time on the show, she won 2 MBC Entertainment Awards in 2015: Best Couple (w/ Sungjae) and the New Star Award.  They stayed on the show until March 2016.

  • Running Man (SBS), Episode 268 / A variety show with a fixed cast and guests who complete missions during themed episodes. On this particular episode, the members pair up with guests to play “high school couples” and compete to find the prized couple rings (“Dumb Dumb” Era)


  • The Return of Superman (KBS), Episode 147 / A popular variety show where celebrity dads take care of their children while their wife has some relaxing time.  Occasionally, their celebrity friends will drop by. Appeared with Seulgi.

  • Trick & True (KBS), Episodes 5-8 (with Wendy) / A show with a panel of celebrities.  Guests perform different acts, and the panel must decide if it’s a magic trick or science. (Only episodes 1 and 2 are currently available with English subs on Youtube)


  • King of Masked Singer (MBC) / A music competition show kind of similar to The Voice. Contestants sing wearing elaborate costumes and masks to disguise their identity.

  • Happy Together 3 (KBS) / Appeared with Yeri on the “Sing My Song” segment for two episodes. It’s a segment where the hosts and guests hang out in a karaoke bar and wait for unsuspecting patrons to sing their song (they can only leave when someone does).  Happy Together episodes are usually split into two segments, so “Sing My Song” is about halfway through the video.


  • Is currently on the fixed panel for Sugar Man 2, a music variety show starring Yoo Jae Suk and Yoo Hee Yeol. Each episode has one song by a famous singer, and the MCs each have a team featuring an idol group. Both teams put together a performance with various producers and go head to head to make covers.

  • Pajama Friends (Lifetime) / A travel variety show hosted by various female celebrities.  Joy is one of the younger idol hosts along with WJSN’s Cheng Xiao.

Sources: Youtube (and users Gaby Muten and Korean Playlist), SM Entertainment, Wikipedia, KSHOWONLINE, Red Velvet Wiki, Red Velvet Updates, Soompi, KBS, Lifetime, MBC, SBStvN

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