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A.K.A. Young K
From South Korea Korea
Gender male
Birth 19 December 1993, South Korea
Age 29 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Young K
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Kang Young-hyun (born December 19, 1993), better known by his stage name Young K, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and rapper. He is best known as a bassist, vocalist and rapper of South Korean rock band DAY6.

Early life

Young K was born on December 19, 1993 in South Korea. He moved to Canada to attend high school, York Mills Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Canada for four years. He was using his English name Brian Kang when he attended high school. He is currently studying Business Administration at Dongguk University.


Prior to being scouted by JYPE, Young K was active in a three-member group called '3rd Degree', along with friends, Terry He and Don Lee. They performed at various locations in Toronto and put up videos on YouTube (including some original songs composed by him). In 2010, he and his bandmate, Don Lee were contacted by JYP for an audition and then accepted as trainees. Don Lee later left JYPE to pursue his medical studies. He appeared in the fourth episode of WIN: Who is Next? as a part of JYP's rapping team with GOT7's Mark Tuan and Jackson Wang against the combined rapping teams of Team A and Team B, where he spat the famous verse, "YG, get an attitude!", and again as a part of JYP's vocalist team alongside bandmates Junhyeok, Jae, Sungjin and Wonpil.

In 2014, Young K was choosen as a member of five-members rock band 5Live, but their debuted was cancelled. The band was reformed as DAY6 after the addition of drummer Dowoon in 2015.

Young K was featured with his labelmate Baek Ah Yeon's for the single "Shouldn't Have" in May 2015.

Young K officially debuted as a bassist and rapper of South Korean rock band DAY6, on September 9, 2015.



Title Year Peak chart position Sales
As featured artist
"Shouldn't Have" (Baek A-yeon feat. Young K) 2015 1
  • KOR: 2,001,387
Non-album singles
"Sky High" (Park Sae-byul & Likes, Likes feat. Young K) N/A
"Young해" (Park Ji-min feat. Young K) 2016 157
  • KOR: 13,829
19 to 20
"—" denotes that the song did not chart in the region.

Songwriting and producing credits


Year Album Song Lyrics Music Arrangement
Credited With Credited With Credited With
2015 The Day "Freely" Yes Naru, Day6 Yes Naru, Day6 No
"Out of My Mind" Yes Day6 Yes Andrew Choi, 220, Day6 No
"Congratulations" Yes Yes Hong Ji-sang, Lee Woo-min, Day6 No
"Habits" Yes mr.cho, Day6 Yes mr.cho, Park Kun-woo, Day6 Yes mr.cho, Park Kun-woo, Day6
"Like That Sun" Yes Frants, Day6 Yes Frants, Day6 No
"Colors" Yes mr.cho, Day6 Yes Hong Jung-pyo, mr.cho, Park Kun-woo, Day6 No
2016 Daydream "First Time" Yes Day6 Yes Hong Ji-sang, Lee Woo-min, Day6 No
"Blood" Yes Jae Yes 220, Jae Park No
"Letting Go" Yes Wonpil Yes Hong Ji-sang, Lee Woo-min, Wonpil No
"Sing Me" Yes Wonpil Yes Nuplay, Neil Nallas, Walter Pok, Day6 No
"I Hope" Yes Sungjin, Wonpil Yes Sungjin, Wonpil No
"Hunt" Yes Frants, Wonpil Yes Frants, Wonpil No
2017 Non-album singles "I Wait" Yes Yes Hong Ji-sang, Lee Woo-min, Jae, Wonpil No
"Goodbye Winter" Yes Park Sung-jin, Jae, YUE, Cha Il-hoon Yes Park Sung-jin, Young K, YUE, Cha Il-hoon No
"You Were Beautiful" Yes Yes Hong Ji-Sang, Lee Woo-min, Wonpil, No
"My Day" Yes Yes Mr. Cho, Joo-hyo, Kim Wonpil Yes Mr. Cho, Joo-hyo, Wonpil, Dowoon
"How Can I Say" Yes Wonpil Yes Hong Ji-sang, Lee Woo-man, Jae, Wonpil, Sungjin No
"I Would" Yes Yes Hong Ji-sang, Lee Woo-man, Jae, Wonpil No
"I'm Serious" Yes Sungjin, Wonpil Yes No
"Say Wow" Yes Yes Hong Ji-sang, Wonpil No
"Dance Dance" Yes Yes Hong Ji-sang, Lee Woo-min 'Collapsedone', Jae, Sungjin, Wonpil, Dowoon No
"Man In A Movie" Yes Yes Hong Ji-sang, Sungjin, Wonpil No

Other artists

Year Album Song Artist(s) Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2016 Flight Log: Departure "Beggin' On My Knees" GOT7 Yes No
19 to 20 "Young해" Park Ji-min Yes No
"Answer" Yes NATHAN No
BURST "Stuck On You" UP10TION Yes Wonpil, Sungjin, Daniel Kim Yes Wonpil, Sungjin, Daniel Kim
2017 The Liar and His Lover OST "In Your Eyes" Crude Play Yes Frants No



Year Network Title Role Notes
2011 KBS2 Dream High Himself Cameo
2012 Dream High 2
2016 Naver TV Cast Touching You
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