Leo (singer)

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Jung Taek-woon( Hangul : 정택운, born on November 10, 1990),better known by his stage nameLeo( Hangul : 레오), is a South Korean singer , songwriter and musical theatre actor , signed under Jellyfish Entertainment . Known for his high-pitched, sharp, and clear vocals,Leo debuted as a member of the South Korean boy group VIXX in May 2012,and began his acting career in 2014 in the musicalFull Houseas Lee Young-jae.In 2015 he began his songwriting career,and with VIXX member Ravi formed VIXX 's first official sub-unit VIXX LR .

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 Leo (singer)'s Early life

While recovering from an injury, he developed an interest in becoming a singer after listening to Wheesung 's "Walking in the Sky".

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 Leo (singer)'s Career

2012-2014: Debut with VIXX,Blossom Tearsand musical theatre debutedit

DuringMyDOL; Leo was featured in Brian Joo 's "Let This Die" and Seo In-guk 's "Shake It Up" music videos.After his debut with VIXX, Leo appeared in episode 4 of SBS 's television dramaThe Heirsalongside his group members.

He even appeared in a special episode ofRunning Manwhere he was a member of a soccer team.

alongside Hyuk and was cast in the musicalFull Housein the lead role of Lee Young-jae from April to June at the Hongik Daehakro Art Center, Grand Theater in Seoul.Later that year, Leo also participated in theY.Bird from Jellyfish Islandproject created by Jellyfish Entertainment CEO Hwang Se-jun by collaborating with LYn on her self-composed single "Blossom Tears" ( Hangul : 꽃잎놀이); their singleY.BIRD from Jellyfish with LYn X Leowas the fourth in the series. In the haunting music video, he played a psychopath who killed the women he loved so that he could keep them.

2015-Present: Composing and debut with sub-unit: VIXX LR andMata Hariedit

차가운 밤에) from VIXX's fifth single albumBoys' Record. Originally written as a duet between him and Ken , a studio version was released with the rest of the members performing for that album.

Boys' Record. As time went by, members of VIXX disappeared until finally only Leo and Ravi were left behind, which caused fans to speculate that it meant another comeback for all six members. A video trailer of VIXX LR was then revealed.

On the same day VIXX LR held their first showcase forBeautiful Liarat Yes24 Muv Hall in Seoul ′s Mapo-gu .

where he was credited as Leo.

그뿐야) as part of SBS Power FM 's 20th Anniversary song project.

as Crown Prince Rudolf.

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 Leo (singer)'s Discography

Singles

TitleYearPeak chart positionSalesAlbum
Collaborations
"Blossom Tears"(꽃잎놀이)
withLYn
2014 11
Y.BIRD from Jellyfish with LYn X Leo

withPark So-hyun
2016N/ANon-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Songwriting credits

YearAlbumSongArtistLyricsMusicNotes
CreditedWithCreditedWith
2015 Boys' Record "On a Cold Night" VIXXYes Ravi(rap)YesN/A
Beautiful Liar "Words to Say"VIXX LRYesN/AYesN/A
"My Light"Yes RaviYes MELODESIGN
2016 Depend on Me "Shadow"VIXXYesN/AYesN/A
Hana-Kaze(花風) "Moonlight"YesN/AYesN/A
That’s All "That’s All" Leo xPark So-hyunYesN/AYes Jo Yong-ho
Kratos "Romance is Over" VIXXYes RaviYesN/A
2017 Whisper "Beautiful Night" VIXX LRYes RaviYes AVGS
"Feeling" VIXX LRYes RaviYes AVGS

Notes

  1. ^'s 20th Anniversary Song Project.

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 Leo (singer)'s Filmography

Television

YearNetworkTitleNotes
2016 MBC King of Mask Singer
2017 KBS2 Singing Battle – Victory Contestant (Episodes 16–17)

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 Leo (singer)'s Musicals

YearTitleRoleNotes
2014 Full House Lee Young-jae Lead role, credited as Leo
2016-17 Mata Hari Armand
  • Lead role, credited as Jung Taek Woon
2016-17 Monte Cristo Albert Supporting role, credited as Jung Taek Woon
2017-18 The Last Kiss Prince Rudolf Lead role, credited as Jung Taek Woon

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 Leo (singer)'s References

  1. Leo Official Profile
  2. "린X레오, 특급 콜라보 '꽃잎놀이' 리스닝 포인트 셋". Naver (in Korean). 2014-08-05. Retrieved 2015-06-21. 
  3. "My Dear VIXX" (in Korean). CECI Magazine. Jan 2014. 
  4. "Upcoming group VIXX releases 3rd video teaser for "Super Hero"". allkpop. 20 May 2012. 
  5. Hong, Grace Danbi (5 March 2014). "B2ST Yang Yo Seop, A Pink Jung Eun Ji, VIXX Leo, Joo, and More to Star in Musical Full House". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  6. "A Bitter Serenade". Ceci Magazine (in Korean). September 2014. 
  7. "VIXX's First Subunit LR Composed of Leo and Ravi, Releases Teasers and More". soompi.com. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  8. "VIXX's Leo revealed to be a sports prodigy". Allkpop. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  9. "Idols That Had Completely Different Careers Before They Made Their Debut — Koreaboo". Koreaboo. 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 
  10. "[My Name is] 빅스(2) 레오텐아시아 | 텐아시아". 10Asia (in Korean). 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  11. "VIXX to watch the last episode of 'Mydol' with their fans at a movie theater". allkpop. 31 May 2012. 
  12. "VIXX to share download links for their music and teasers on Twitter". allkpop. 20 May 2012. 
  13. "Finalists from 'Mydol' reveal official group name, Vixx". allkpop. 10 May 2012. 
  14. Brian Joo (브라이언) - Let This Die (Extended Eng Ver.). 31 Jan 2012. 
  15. Seo In Guk (서인국) "SHAKE IT UP" Music Video. 8 Aug 2011. 
  16. "빅스 레오 '아육대' 부상현장 포착, 깁스후 목발짚고 절뚝절뚝". Nate (in Korean). 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  17. "Kangin's basketball team defeats Yonghwa's team with Michael Jordan style". Allkpop. 2015-02-19. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  18. "VIXX's Leo Was Nervous to Be Around His Idol Park Ji Sung on "Running Man"". Soompi. 2014-06-08. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  19. "VIXX starts a mysterious countdown - perhaps to a comeback?". allkpop.com. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
  20. "VIXX′s First Unit LR to Debut on August 17". mwave.interest.me. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
  21. "VIXX's sub-unit LR unveils teaser photo for their upcoming debut!". allkpop.com. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
  22. "VIXX's first subunit LR releases tracklist for 'Beautiful Liar' mini album". allkpop.com. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
  23. "VIXX LR Holds Its First Showcase". bntnews.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-08-17. 
  24. "LR′s Leo and Ravi Reveal Why They Formed VIXX′s First-Ever Unit". mwave.interest.me. Retrieved 2015-08-17. 
  25. "VIXX's Leo to Shed His Idol Stage Name for Upcoming Musical Role". soompi.com. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  26. "VIXX Leo to star in musical 'Mata Hari'". koreaherald.com. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  27. [SBS]'파워FM 20주년 쏭 프로젝트' 2탄 소현이레오(박소현X빅스 레오), 스페셜 음원 ‘그뿐야’ 티저. Sep 12, 2016. 
  28. "빅스 레오, 뮤지컬 '몬테크리스토' 캐스팅". Aug 24, 2016. 
  29. "'몬테크리스토', 류정한-엄기준-신성록-카이-조정은-린아-정택운 등 초특급 캐스팅의 완결판 공개". Aug 24, 2016. 
  30. "EXO's Suho, f(x)'s Luna, And VIXX's Leo To Star In Musical "The Last Kiss" | Soompi". www.soompi.com. Retrieved 2017-11-11. 
  31. "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on August 27, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  32. Total Download sales for Blossom Tears:
  33. "[Mnet] 그뿐야 - 박소현,레오(빅스)". mnet.com. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  34. "Special Single Album: Boys' Record". Jellyfish Entertainment. February 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-21. 
  35. "VIXX LR MINI ALBUM: Beautiful Liar". Jellyfish Entertainment. August 17, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-17. 
  36. "VIXX 日本1stオリジナルアルバムのタイトルが「Depend on me」に決定、収録曲も発表". vixx.cjve.jp (Official site). 15 December 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  37. "[Mnet] 그뿐야 - 박소현,레오(빅스)". mnet.com. September 22, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-22. 
  38. "3rd Mini Album: Kratos". Jellyfish Entertainment. October 31, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  39. "Male Idol Group Member Charms Listeners With His Sweet Voice on "King of Mask Singer"". soompi. March 13, 2016. Retrieved 2015-03-14. 
  40. "'복면가왕' 흥부 빅스 레오, "새로운 숲 하나 점령한 느낌"". nate.com (in Korean). March 13, 2016. Retrieved 2015-03-14. 
  41. http://www.kpopmap.com/check-leo-of-vixx-turn-to-a-tough-soldier-in-a-new-musical-mata-hari/

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