Brian Joo

브라이언 주 ,주진택,브라이언 민규, 주주민규

Brian Joo( Hangul :브라이언 주; born January 10, 1981), better known as simplyBrian, is an American R&B and K-pop recording artist who is based in the United States and South Korea . He is better known as one-half of the R&B duo Fly to the Sky . His solo album,The Brianwas released in December 2006. His 2nd solo album,Manifoldwas released in December 2009.He had two birth names as Brian Gintaek Joo for American, and Joo Jin-taek ( Hangul :주진택) for Korean. Later he changed his each real name to Brian Minkyu Joo for American, and Joo Min-kyoo ( Hangul :주민규) for Korean.

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 Brian Joo's Early life

Brian's older brother, Jason, and their parents are employed at casinos in Atlantic City .[citation needed]

While attending Holy Spirit High School , a friend signed him up for an audition with Brothers Entertainment without Joo's acknowledgement. The company has discovered several Korean-Americans who wish to pursue an entertainment career in South Korea. After several months of training, he was sent to SM Entertainment in South Korea, and on December 9, 1999, made his debut as one of the two members of Fly to the Sky , along with Hwanhee , at the age of 17.

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 Brian Joo's Fly to the Sky

Joo has appeared on television many times. Since 2005, he has appeared on a number of variety shows , including hosting MBC'sMusic Corein 2006 and becoming a host for SBS 'sGreen Goldin 2009.

In August 2009, Fly to the Sky decided to work on separate projects and have become solo singers under different labels.

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 Brian Joo's Solo career

Originally scheduled for released in November 2006, the album was postponed to December. The album incorporated diverse genres such as classic pop , soul , and jazz . With this album, Joo hoped to gain more respect as an artist, rather than being known as "Fly to the Sky without Fany".He describes the reason for the solo album as,

First of all, I just wanted to do it. I also wanted to show that I could [be successful] as Brian( sic ). When (Fly to the Sky) sang, many think Fany is the main vocal, and that I am the second vocal and a rapper. I won't mention his name, but one producer once said to Fany, "You are a really good singer", when he only said "Good job", to me. So I wanted to prove that I could do it too.

On January 21, "가지마" (Don't Go) was selected as the "Mutizen Song" on SBS Inkigayo .Due to hectic schedule, Joo has been suffering from vocal fold nodule .

Brian is interested in breaking into the American music industry, as Rain and Se7en are doing, but is waiting for the right opportunity.

Most recently, Joo starred (as himself) in the English segment of the mini-series, Homey Korean, presented by Arirang. Joo - along with co-star and real life friend, Chris Pemberton - teach basic Korean language as well as discuss the culture, landmarks, popular tourist sites, and daily life of Korea to English-speaking foreigners.

Recently, Joo made a cover version of Jason Derülo 's " In My Head ".

7 April, Joo released his new mini album UNVEILED.

May 2011, Joo released the mini album UNVEILED trough iTunes. He tweeted:“Great news~! My Mini-Album “UNVEILED” will be released on iTunes on May 17, 2011~ Spread the word & let’s get me up on the iTunes charts ;)”

The title song wasLoved, It's Now Over. A representative from Jellyfish Entertainment stated: “Brian is recognized as the person who’s always making people laugh, but he wanted to show that he does have other feelings such as sadness and pain. I think you’ll be able to see a more diverse side of Brian through the album that will be released soon and the music video.”

On March 21st, 2012, Brian Joo performed at 2K12 Korea Night: Seoulsonic at Kool Haus in Toronto along with artists such as A Pink , Teen Top , G.NA and many more. The show was hosted to around 700-1,600 fans and it was also stated that some fans couldn't get into the concert (even with tickets) because the venue was filled. Brian Joo stated in an interview that he loved Toronto very much, was surprised by how kind and calm the fans were, and stated that once he retires he would like to come and live in Toronto permanently.

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 Brian Joo's Discography

Fly to the Sky

YearTitleChart positions
[citation needed]
1999 Day by Day6
2001 The Promise2
2002 Sea of Love2
2003 Missing You2
2004 Gravity5
2006 Transition3
2007 No Limitations1
2009 Decennium1

Solo album

Volume 1 -The Brian

  1. 일 년을 겨울에 살아(Living One Year in Winter)
  2. 가지마 (Don't Go)
  3. First Date
  4. 사랑하지 않으니까요(Because I Don't Love You)
  5. 닮아 가기(Becoming Similar)
  6. 하지 말라고
  7. 신사(Gentleman)
  8. 검은 눈물(Black Tear)
  9. 눈물 속으로(Into the Tears)
  10. 바래! 바래! (I Want! I Want!) (feat. 윤동훈 Trepass)
  11. All I know
  12. 바래! 바래! (I Want! I Want!) (Remix)

Volume 2 - Manifold

  • Released: December 10, 2009
  • Tracks: 13

  1. Dreaming
  2. 내 여자 (My Girl) (feat.Supreme Team)
  3. One Step
  4. Erase
  5. Tell Me Baby (feat. Day Day ofDalmatian)
  6. Lock Me Up
  7. Bullet
  8. Move It
  9. 친구의 여자를 사랑했네 (A Friend's Girl I Loved) (feat.Tablo&Mithra Jin)
  10. 눈물이 마르면... (Tears Run Dry)
  11. Do It (Move It English Ver.)
  12. Tears Run Dry (눈물이 마르면... English Ver.)
  13. Bullet (English Ver.)


  • Released: 7th April 2011
  • Label: Jellyfish Entertainment
  • Tracks: 7

  1. 눈물의 구성요소
  2. Loved, It's Now Over
  3. 나도 약속이 있었으면 좋겠다
  4. 24
  5. Song 4 U
  6. Domino (English Version)
  7. Loved, It's Now Over (English Version)
  8. 사랑하다 끝났어 [Instrument]
  9. Shine. (On Your Heart_ 단편영화 "출발" OST) (Physical Only) [Bonus Track]

Reborn Part 1

  • Released: January 26, 2012
  • Label: Jellyfish Entertainment

  • Tracks: 7

  1. Neo Ttawin Beorigo (feat. Tiger JK) (너 따윈 버리고; Let This Die)
  2. Can't Stop (feat.Jay Park, Beenzino)
  3. Don't Tell Me I'm Wrong (Duet With Jade Valerie)
  4. Let This Die (Extended Eng Ver.) (feat. Flowsik)
  5. Can't Stop (Eng Ver.) (feat.Jay Park, Dumbfoundead)
  6. Domino (Acoustic Ver.)
  7. Neo Ttawin Beorigo (inst.)

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 Brian Joo's TV Shows

  • 2008Family Outing(Guest ep 3 & 4) - SBS
  • 2011 " Strong Heart " (Guest)
  • 2011 Oh My School / 100 Points Out Of 100 (Guest ep 21) - KBS

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 Brian Joo's Controversy

Brian Joo recalls the 2002 controversy in Korean variety showImage Survival.

Joo's statement was met with harsh criticism and backlash. Not long after the airing he posted a statement on the website of 1010 Club, in an attempt to clarify his position:

Unfortunately, during our program, I might have said something that some people took the wrong way...I wanted to make clear that the people involved with the incident are guilty and should face proper punishment. I also understand that the officers involved said that they were not guilty, which in fact they were. Even if they said that it was an accident, they still caused the accident, and for that should be willing to face what comes to them. That is what I wanted to point out and but, since my KOREAN isn't 100% good, I believe what I said threw a lot of people off I would like to take the time to apologize. Please do not be upset with me for this misunderstanding.

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 Brian Joo's References

  1. (Korean)
  2. SBS TV Family Outing the 2nd episode, and the video clips A & B at SBS official website.
  3. [dead link] '플라이 투 더 스카이' 브라이언 "난 뼛속까지 한국인" (Brian of Fly to the Sky, "I'm Korean to the bone")
  4. [dead link] 브라이언 “대학 못간 거 가장 후회”
  5. [dead link] 신화, 플라이 투 더 스카이, 쥬얼리, 장수 비결은?
  6. [dead link] '솔로 데뷔' 브라이언, "주말쯤 녹음 시작 예정" Brian to start recording solo album
  7. [dead link] 브라이언 "환희와의 비교에 우울증" (Brian, "Comparison with Fany led to Depression")
  8. [dead link] '솔로 데뷔' 브라이언, "나도 할 수 있다는 것 보여 주겠다"
  9. [dead link] Garcia, Cathy Rose A. Korea Times. Brian Joo Flies Solo Retrieved January 31, 2007.
  10. [dead link] 브라이언, "솔로 앨범서 올드 팝 선보일 것" (Brian to showcase classic pop)
  11. [dead link] Brian releases songs from his first album!
  12. [dead link] Music Industry Association of Korea: December 2006. Retrieved January 16, 2007.
  13. "Mutizen" is a portmanteau of "music" and "netizen".
  14. [dead link] 브라이언, 성대 결절 위기.. 솔로 활동 '비상'
  15. 브라이언 “환희와 교제설 나올만 해요” Retrieved January 26, 2007
  17. KoreAm Journal
  18. "Brian Joo releases mini-album ‘Unveiled’ and MV for ‘It’s Over Love’". 2011-04-07. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  20. Loving the Silent Tears website
  22. "Brian Joo "Unveiled" tracklist + comeback dates". 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  23. "Brian Mini Album - ReBorn Part 1 CD - Brian Joo (Fly to the Sky), CJ E&M - Korean Music - Free Shipping". Yesasia. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  24. [dead link] 브라이언 '미국에 대해 나쁘게 얘기하면 안 된다' 논란..
  25. [dead link] 플라이 투 더 스카이 브라이언... "나는 미국인" 발언 구설수 (Brian of Fly to the Sky, "I'm an American" statement controversy) Retrieved December 24, 2006.

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