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When your positive action combined with positive thinking, results in success, this line has very well proved by Joshua Hong, often known as Joshua, is a South Korean singer who was born in the United States and is best known for being a member of the iconic K-pop boy band Seventeen.
Seventeen is a Pledis Entertainment K-pop group from South Korea that comprises 13 members, including Joshua. Joshua and his band, which debuted in 2015, gained a lot of attention for their attractive personalities, gorgeous faces, and singing abilities.
In May 2015, he made his debut with the squad as part of their ‘Vocal Unit’ sub-unit in a live showcase broadcast on MCB. He recently made waves when he and his comrade Vernon made a surprise guest appearance on “Genius Open Mic” in November 2021, singing lives their song “2 Minus 1.”
Height / Weight / Age
Born on December 30, 1995, this handsome singer has turn 25 years old in the year 2020. He is enough tall with his height which is 180 in centimeters and 5’11” in feet & inches.
He seems very fit and healthy with a weight of 60 in kilograms and 132 lbs in pounds. Moreover, he is very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle.
This renowned personality, Joshua makes a very decent amount of money through his professional career as a K-pop singer. Having started his career in the year 2015 with his group, “Seventeen”, he has managed to come a long way up alongside the group becoming one of the loved and popular boy bands in Korea.
According to the sources, Hong’s estimated net worth is $2.5 million approximately. A huge part of his income comes from his contract deal with Pledis Entertainment that falls under Hype Insight, which includes concerts, record sales, endorsements, and sponsorships.
Education / Family
Born in Los Angeles, California, United States, Joshua belongs to the Asian ethnicity. He was born as the only son of his parents. However, there is no information about his parents and siblings.
Moreover, this talented star aspired to become a singer since his childhood that he moved from his hometown of Los Angeles to South Korea in order to start his career while he was in high school. As of his education, Joshua studied at Grover Cleveland High School’ in Reseda, Los Angeles. Furthermore, he joined ‘Downtown Magnets High School’.
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Date of birth||December 30, 1995|
|Age||25 years old (as of 2020)|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’11”
In centimeters: 180 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 60 kg
In pounds: 132 lbs
|School||Downtown Magnets High School
Grover Cleveland High School
|Home town||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Fathers name||Name Not Known|
|Mothers name||Name Not Known
|Brothers||Name Not Known|
|Sisters||Name Not Known|
Career / Fashion and Style
Moving towards his career, Joshua took the first step towards his professional career when he was assigned to a boy group, “Seventeen” under its sub-unit, ‘Vocal Unit. Later, in the year 2013, he made his initial appearance in the online broadcasts of the show, “Seventeen TV” alongside the 12 other members.
After that, the group debuted with an hour special showcase in MBC on May 26, 2015. In fact, after the three days, they also released their first EP titled “17 Carat”, which is known as the only rookie album to appear on Billboard’s “10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2015” chart. Moreover, this also became even the longest-charting K-pop album of the year in the US.
Furthermore, on September 10, 2015, the group released their second EP “Boys Be” which became the highest-selling rookie album of 2015 earning them several awards. Thereafter, in the year 2016, their popularity rose to huge fame alongside the release of their first full-length albums, “Love & Letter”.
Besides this, after the release of their 2019 album, “You Made My Dawn”, Joshua along with his group is rising to become a huge Kpop phenomenon. Apart from that, they released the digital single “Hit” on August 5, 2020. Through the single, they earned their first daesang or grand prize for Album of the Year.
Other than this, they released their second special album Semicolon with the lead single “Home; Run” on October 19, 2021. After that, their third Japanese single “Not Alone” was released on April 21, 2021.
Recently, Seventeen released their ninth EP, Attacca, with the lead single “Rock with You” on October 22, 2021. Moreover, this group mostly creates, writes, and choreographs their music on their own. Besides this, Hong was also a crucial part of a solo project named ‘You and I,’ with rapper Kisum.
Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More
Talking about his relationship status, Joshua is currently single. He seems to be more focused on his career and isn’t dating anyone at the moment. As of now, Hong is living a happy and blissful life.
Here we are providing the list of favorites of Joshua Hong:
|Favorite Singer||Chris Brown, Usher, and Tupac|
|Favorite Drama||Rooftop Prince|
Some Interesting Facts About Joshua Hong
- He attended church regularly while growing up and even sang in a church choir, from where he realized what he wanted to become in life.
- Joshua got his training in Seoul after he completed his high schooling for 2 years and 2 months till their debut in 2015, alongside his members.
- This versatile personality also loves to watch anime, as he has mentioned his favorite anime shows being ‘One Piece,’ ‘Naruto,’ and ‘Bleach.’
- Hong can speak Korean and English well.
- He is very fond of reading, singing, playing the guitar, and watching movies.
- Joshua mostly watches horror movies and enjoys reading fairy tales.
- He is a fan of the South Korean–Chinese boy band ‘EXO’.
- He is also very popular on Instagram has more than 3.5 million followers.