Heo Young Saeng


Heo Young Saeng( Hangul : 허영생, Hanja : 許永生, Japanese : ホヨンセン) was born on 3 November 1986. He is a South Korean entertainer and main/lead vocalist of boyband SS501 . He debuted as a solo artist in May 2011 with mini albumLet It Goand made his musical debut inThe Three Musketeersin November 2011 as D'Artagnan. He made his acting debut in KBS 2TV'sSent From Heaven. He's a Co-Producer of his very own 2nd Mini SOLO Album. Heo Young Saeng's official fan club name is Y.E.S (means: Young Saeng's Eternal Supporter).

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 Heo Young Saeng's Biography

2005: Debut

Heo is a former trainee of SM Entertainment . He later joined DSP Media , formerly known as DSP Entertainment, and debuted as a member of SS501 on 8 June 2005.

In 2006, Heo hosted radio programmeSS501's Youngstreeton Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) with fellow member Park Jung Min from 1 May 2006 to August 2006. Fellow member Kim Kyu Jong took over as DJ when Heo left the programme on 21 August 2006, due to a throat condition requiring laryngeal surgery.

In 2008, with Jung Min, who's performing in the lead role of 'Danny Park' in musicalGreaseand Hyun Joong onBoys Over Flowers; Young Saeng together with Kyu Jong and Hyung Jun, formed 'SS501 Project Group' with Young Saeng as the leader. They released a project album namedU R Manin November 2008, with high tempo dance title track "UR Man". They also contributed to theBoys Over Flowerssoundtrack with "내 머리가 나빠서" (Because I'm Stupid), and appeared in episode four in a cameo prformace of "U R Man". The track wonSong of the Monthfor February at the32nd Cyworld Digital Music Awardson 28 March 2009.

In the project album, Young Saeng composed and wrote the lyrics for his solo track, "사랑인거죠" (Is it Love?). This song was written during SS501's activities in Japan in 2007 and he is the first of the members to do both. Heo also wrote the lyrics for his part of "완.두.콩." (Green Peas), a song written for their fans, released in their albumRebirth. The track "영원토록" (Until Forever), released inDestinationwas also composed by Heo. It was originally a wedding song but he feel sad whenever he hears the song so he decided not to call it as such.

2010: Leaving DSP Media

In June 2010, upon the expiration of Heo's contract with DSP Media , he along with fellow band member Kim Kyu Jong , signed with B2M Entertainment in October, the agency of former DSP Media songstress Lee Hyori , to embark on his solo career.

To launch his solo career, Heo along with Kyu Jong held a joint fanmeeting,Kyu Jong & Young Saeng Story In Seoulon 4 December, which continued in Hong Kong, Japan and countries across Asia.

2011: Solo debut

Heo was scheduled to launch his solo singing career on 28 April 2011, but had to postpone because he pulled the ligaments on his right hand during dance practice.He was also schedule to guest star on SBS's Good Sunday variety showRunning Man, on 8 May 2011, due to his injury, he instead appeared briefly to hand out a mission.

His debut solo mini album ,Let It Gowas releasd on 12 May 2011, which features Kim Kyu Jong and Hyuna of girl group 4minute .It peaked at number one on Album Chart (Gaon Chart) for the week starting on 8 May 2011.

On 9 November 2011, Heo along with other Korean and Japanese artists, preformed at theSeoul Tokyo Music Festival 2011at Saitama Super Arena , Japan.From 3 November to 18 December 2011 Heo made his musical debut inThe Three Musketeers, playing the role of D'Artagnan. Before the year ends, Heo Young Saeng released an OST on December 28 entitledThe Words On My Lipsfor a Korean Drama called Fermented Family.

2012: Acting Debut, SOLO Comeback

February 2012, KBS confirmed that Heo Young Saeng was part of KBS 2TV weekday sitcom entitled"Sent From Heaven" or "I need A Fairy"March 2012, Heo Young Saeng released a soundtrack entitled"Love Song"for"Sent From Heaven"drama.

2012 of May 9, B2M Entertainment officially announced via twitter that Heo Young Saeng will release his 2nd Mini album entitled SOLO on May 22, 2012. ‘SOLO’ has been revealed to be the complete production of Heo Young Saeng himself, having participated in the overall planning process and even its production.

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 Heo Young Saeng's Discography


  • 2007 - "Hajimete Miru Sora Datta" (はじめて見る空だった) -Kokoro
  • 2008 - "Is It Love?" (사랑인거죠) -U R Man
  • 2009 - "Nameless Memories" (이름없는 기억) -Solo Collection


  • 2011 -Let It Go- 1st mini album
  • 2012 -SOLO- 2nd mini album

Soundtrack contributions

  • 2009 - "I Erase Tears" (눈물을 지워가) -Friend, Our LegendOST (MBCTV drama)
  • 2009 - "I Love You ... I'm Sorry" (사랑해요..미안해요..) -Will It Snow For Christmas?OST (SBS TV drama)
  • 2011 - "Sad Song" (슬픈 노래는) -Protect the BossOST(SBSTV drama)
  • 2011 - "The Words On My Lips" (입술에 맺힌 말) -Fermented Family OST(jTBC TV drama)
  • 2012 - "Love Song" -Sent From Heaven OST(KBS 2 TV drama)


  • March 2011 -Young Saeng & Kyu Jong: Summer and Love(Japanese edition only)
  • September 2011 -Heo Young Saeng - First Solo Story
  • December 2011 -Young Saeng & Kyu Jong - 2012 Double Attraction (Limited Edition)

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 Heo Young Saeng's Filmography

  • 2012 -Sent from Heaven/I Need A Fairy(KBS 2 sitcom) (ep 23 - ep ?)

Radio DJ

  • SS501's Youngstreet- SBS (May to 21 August 2008)


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 Heo Young Saeng's Performances

  • 2011 -Seoul Tokyo Music Festival 2011- Saitama Super Arena , Japan
  • 2011 -The Three Musketeers(3 November to 18 December)

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 Heo Young Saeng's References

  1. (Korean) "SS501, The Main Vocal Concert Heo Young Saeng Laryngeal Surgery Postponed" Sports Seoul. 7 March 2006. Retrieved 2011-10-31
  2. Hong, Lucia "Kim Kyu-jong, Heo Young-saeng to sign with new agency" 10 Asia. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-31
  3. (Korean) "김규종 SS501 앨범은 내년쯤 계획" Nate News. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-09
  4. (Korean) "김규종 "SS501 음반은 다음해로 계획 中" 발표" Nate News. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-09
  5. Hong, Lucia SS501 "Heo Young-saeng to postpone solo activities" 10 Asia. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-31
  6. (Korean) "‘런닝맨’ 멤버들 치열한 경쟁이 부른 차키 소동". Starn News. 8 May 2011. http://star.fnnews.com/news/index.html?no=3369. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  7. Kim, Heidi "SS501 Heo Young-saeng to release solo album on May 12" 10 Asia. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-31
  8. Kim, Heidi "Gaon Weekly Album Chart: 8-14 May 2011" 10 Asia. 19 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-13
  9. (Japanese) "Seoul Tokyo Music Festival 2011 artist list" 9 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-31
  10. (Korean) "허영생 ‘발효가족’ OST ‘입술에 맺힌 말’ 공개, 달달 목소리 기대↑ 27 December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-28
  11. (Korean)SS501 허영생 ‘선녀가 필요해’로 연기자 출사표 2 February 2012
  12. (Korean)허영생, 컴백 초읽기..앨범 기획-제작 참여 '눈길' 11 May 2012
  13. "Let It Go album info" YesAsia. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-31
  14. "SOLO' album info" YesAsia. 22 May 2012.
  15. "Will It Snow For Christmas? OST info" YesAsia. 21 December 2009. Retrieved 2011-10-31
  16. "Protect the Boss OST info" YesAsia. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-31
  17. "Young Saeng & Kyu Jong: Summer and Love (Japanese edition only)" YesAsia. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-16
  18. "Heo Young Saeng - First Solo Story" Yesasia. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-16
  19. "Young Saeng & Kyu Jong - 2012 Double Attraction (Limited Edition)" Yesasia. 06 December 2011.

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