|From||South Korea Korea|
|Birth||19 December 1993, South Korea|
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.
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||
|"Sky High" (Park Sae-byul & Likes, Likes feat. Young K)||—||N/A|
|"Young해" (Park Ji-min feat. Young K)||2016||157||
||19 to 20|
|"—" denotes that the song did not chart in the region.|
Songwriting and producing credits
|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||—|
|2016||Flight Log: Departure||"Beggin' On My Knees"||GOT7||Yes||—||No||—|
|19 to 20||"Young해"||Park Ji-min||Yes||—||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||—|
|2012||Dream High 2|
|2016||Naver TV Cast||Touching You|