In the dynamic world of K-pop, there are countless artists who captivate audiences with their talent and charisma. One such artist who has been making waves in the industry is none other than WOODZ. With his unique style, exceptional vocal abilities, and impressive dance moves, WOODZ has captured the hearts of fans worldwide.
WOODZ, also known as Cho Seungyoun, was born on August 5, 1996, in South Korea. From a young age, he showed a keen interest in music and began honing his skills as a singer, rapper, and songwriter. He first gained recognition as a member of the popular K-pop groups UNIQ and X1. However, it was his decision to pursue a solo career that truly allowed his talent to shine.
Before joining the pre-debut team UNIQ, WOODZ underwent more than 50 auditions for different entertainment companies including SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment. His persistence paid off when he was finally accepted as a trainee at YG Entertainment, where he trained for one and a half years.
UNIQ, a multinational group under the management of Yuehua Entertainment, brought together members who received training from both Yuehua Entertainment and YG Entertainment in preparation for their official debut in China and South Korea.
Comprising Zhou Yixuan, Kim Sungjoo, Li Wenhan, Cho Seungyoun, and Wang Yibo, the group made their official debut on October 20, 2014. Their debut single, ‘Falling In Love,’ marked their entry into the music scenes of both China and South Korea.
Despite not formally disbanding, UNIQ has been on an indefinite hiatus since 2018, during which time its members have pursued individual endeavors and projects.
As a solo artist, WOODZ has carved a unique identity for himself, showcasing his versatility and creativity in his music. His distinct sound blends various genres, including pop, R&B, hip-hop, and electronic, resulting in a captivating and refreshing musical style.
One of his notable achievements is his success as a songwriter and producer. He actively participates in the creation of his music, lending his creative vision and artistic touch to every aspect of the production process. This level of involvement allows him to fully express his emotions and tell stories that resonate with his audience.
WOODZ adopted his current stage name and received his first official credit in February 2018 when he collaborated with singer and producer Eden on the album Ryu: 川. In this project, he served as a co-producer for the track ‘93’ and also lent his vocals to the track ‘Dance.’
Produce X 101 and X1
Two weeks after the start of filming, WOODZ was revealed as a contestant on the survival show Produce X 101. And in the finale on July 19, he achieved an impressive fifth-place finish, making him the trainee with the lowest initial rank to secure a spot in the final lineup of the band X1. He was also the only trainee to consistently rise in rank throughout the duration of the show.
WOODZ made his debut as a member of X1 with the release of the EP ‘Emergency: Quantum Leap’ on August 27, 2019. Unfortunately, due to certain controversies, the group disbanded on January 6, 2020.
WOODZ returned to his solo activities on June 29, 2020, with the release of his first extended play titled ‘Equal’ and its lead single ‘Love Me Harder.’
Continuing his journey, he had multiple comebacks and on May 4, 2022, he unveiled his fourth extended play titled ‘Colorful Trauma,’ featuring the lead single ‘I Hate You.’
WOODZ in Manila
In case you missed it, WOODZ is all set to grace the stage in Manila, this Saturday for a highly anticipated solo concert as part of his ‘OO-LI’ World Tour. The exciting event will be held at the prestigious New Frontier Theater on June 17th.
If you haven’t secured your tickets yet, don’t worry! You still have the chance to be part of this extraordinary event. Tickets are available for purchase at Ticketnet outlets located nationwide, as well as online through the official Ticketnet website.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness WOODZ’s electrifying performance live on stage!
See you there, mga bes!