Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Catching up with life


Today I was caught up in the whole Jooyoung-joins-STARSHIP X 'fiasco' (and relatives visiting our house because of Eid, of course). I decided to put up posts about Jooyoung since there are quite a number of Jooyoung's 'newly-found' fans but there isn't much information about him.

So, what about my life?

First of all, I'm S.Hum a.k.a B.A already :) These four long years finally ended beautifully, thank God.
Second, I'm flying to Korea next August for my Master program. Yes everybody, I got the KGSP scholarship :) at least for two and a half year starting next month (which is only like, two days to go), I have to work even harder than the last for years ^^;; Not that I mind, because it's the way that I chose.

I'm not gonna write details in this post since I have to wake up early tomorrow and it's past 11 already--but the thing is, once again I want to thank God for His blessings for me :)

At last, Eid Mubarak for all of you!

Soulful R&B singer-songwriter Jooyoung's profile

Picture taken from Jooyoung's Facebook Page

Stage name: Jooyoung (previously Joo Yeong until December 2012)
Real name: 김주영 [Kim Jooyoung]
Date of Birth: March 9, 1991
Debut: 2010
- famous for his cover of Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You (video)
- best friend of B1A4's CNU (CNU called Jooyoung in Super Junior Kiss The Radio/Sukira 2014.7.29)
- Jooyoung and B1A4's CNU were J&D for 2009 Chinchin Youth Song Festival (video)
- featured in Supreme Team's performance of 'Then Then Then' in Mnet Countdown 2010.10.14 (video)
Personal Twitter: http://twitter.com/soulgab/
Personal Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/j00o2/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/soulgab/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/soulgab

July 14: co-composing with CNU and Cheeze in B1A4's 5th mini album 'SOLO DAY' (song 'Drive')
January 13: co-composing with CNU and Go Hyungsuk in B1A4's 2nd full album 'Who Am I' (song '음악에 취해' 'Drunk with Music')
September 30: Single '팝스타' 'Popstar' (MV here)
August 29: featuring in Lyn's album '8th Part 2' (song 'High Heel') 
December 11: First EP 'From Me To You' (네게 난 MV here)
Unknown date: featuring in Eluphant's EP 'Apollo 2/3' (song '물병자리' 'Aquarius') 
Unknown date: featuring in Kim Jinpyo's digital single (song '가지말걸 그랬어' 'Shouldn't Have Gone') 
December 7: Digital single '그대와 같아' 'Same as You'

2013 Cuvism Magazine 'Heaven Voice Award'

Jooyoung joins Starship X Entertainment?

This morning I was shocked by Jooyoung RTing Starship Entertainment's tweet about 'Starship X Troopers Concert' on August 31, 2014 in Olympic Hall.

It's been a while since the release of his single 'Popstar' on September 2013. He did a few featuring performances in Kim Feel's concert earlier this year, but still~ Seeing him listed in a concert held by a major label is totally.... wow. I am really speechless when I saw this at the first time. Jooyoung will share the same stage with Junggigo, MadClown, and SISTAR's Soyou and Hyolyn! :")

But does it mean he belongs to Starship X now?

Yes, it bugs me a lot. He left RealCollabo on April 2013 and has been under Belikewater Records ever since, as stated in his Facebook page. However, I highly suspect that Belikewater Records is his self-owned label, since it only has him under it (check their website here).

I tried searching for any news stating Jooyoung joins Starship X Entertainment only to find none. When I tried searching in Twitter, the first tweet stating Jooyoung is Starship X artist was made by @STARSHIPindo on 7:32 AM (GMT+7), followed by a tweet by @STARSHIPeffect on 8:09 AM (GMT+7).


@STARSHIPeffect: [INFO] Singer and song writer Jooyoung joins STARSHIP X!
I cannot believe it 100% since both of them are fanbase accounts which based in Indonesia. So I opened STARSHIPXent official twitter and found Jooyoung on the top of their following list.

STARSHIPX following list

I move to Jooyoung's personal twitter, opened his following list, and found he recently followed all Starship and Starship X Entertainment's artists.

Jooyoung's following list - 1 (newest)

Jooyoung's following list - 2

Jooyoung's following list - 3

Then I checked his profile on Naver, it also stated that he is now under Starship X. It also said that the profile has been changed today.

Jooyoung's profile on Naver

Seeing these, I think it's 99% safe to say that Jooyoung is under Starship X now. I am still bothered by the fact neither Jooyoung nor Starship X has announced him joining Starship X, so I leave that 1% there until there's an official announcement ^^. I mean, hey, Jooyoung took his time to announce his leave from RealCollabo~ And Starship X did announcements when Junggigo and MadClown joined them.

Thanks to that tweet by Starship Entertainment, today Jooyoung gained attention and new fans --especially from Indonesia ^^

Now that he's a part of Starship X, I hope I can see his 'official major debut' soon! (and maybe collaborations with K.Will? *wink wink*)

EDIT 140730
Eluphant's Kebee posted a photo of Jooyoung and Eluphant on July 29, 2014 in his Instagram and said Jooyoung is in Starship in the caption.

#주영 이랑 간만에 #이루펀트 작업실에서. 앞으로 주영이 스타쉽에서 흥해라!!
After a long time, with #Jooyoung at #Eluphant ‘s studio. Wish Jooyoung in Starship will be more successful!!