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Woo Won-jae (Korean우원재; born December 23, 1996), also known as Woo, is a South Korean rapper.[1]

Woo Won-jae
Born (1996-12-23) December 23, 1996 (age 22)
Gyeongju, South Korea
Other names
  • Woo
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • Singer
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2017–present
LabelsAOMG
Associated actsLoco, Gray
Korean name
Hangul
우원재
Revised RomanizationU Won-jae
McCune–ReischauerU Wŏnjae

CareerEdit

In 2017, Woo participated in Show Me the Money 6, where he finished in third place.[2] He gained a lot of popularity throughout the show.

Woo made his debut through releasing a single "We Are", featuring Gray and Loco on September 4, 2017. The single was meant for Woo's final 2 stage in the finals of Show Me The Money 6, but he was eliminated in the top 3 round. The song made a successful all-kill in numerous Korean charts.[3]

On October 31, 2017 it was announced that Woo has signed with hip hop label AOMG.[4] Following the signing, he released a single album titled "Anxiety" on November 2, 2017.[5]

Woo released his first EP "af" on November 22, 2018, with the title track "a fence". One of the tracks in the EP, titled "CASH", was pre-released on November 16.[6]

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
Gaon

[7]
af
Track listing
  1. I Love You
  2. Hashtag feat. The Quiett
  3. Phone (폰) feat. Hoody
  4. a fence (울타리)
  5. CASH
  6. Noise feat. JUSTHIS & Chloe DeVita
  7. Home (집)
37
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL) Album
KOR
Gaon

[9]
As lead artist
"Chopsticks" (젓가락)
with Maniac, Black Nine, Asol feat. Tiger JK, Bizzy, Ann One
2017 34 Show Me the Money 6
"Again" (또)
feat. Tiger JK, Bizzy, MRSHLL
13
"ZINZA" (진자)
feat. YDG, Suran
33
"MOVE"
feat. Bizzy
16
"A Coin Pt.2 (Remix)" (동전한닢 Pt.2 (Remix))
with Nucksal, Jo Woo-chan, Hanhae, Ryno, myunDo, Junoflo,
Double K, Ness, Woodie GoChild, Ja Mezz, Olltii, Killagramz,
Young B, Hash Swan, Hangzoo, Maniac, Black Nine, P-Type, Asol
N/A
"We Are" (시차)
feat. Loco, Gray
1 Non-album single
"loop" (과거에게) 51 Anxiety
"Paranoid" 100
"Balance (Prod. by Code Kunst)"
with Loco
2018 29 N/A Non-album single
"Cash" af
"a fence" (울타리)
"Engine (Prod. by Code Kunst)" (엔.진)
with Jay Park
2019 182 Non-album single
"Taste (Prod. by Gray)" (호불호)
feat. Giriboy
21
"SS (Prod. by KHYO)"
feat. Simon Dominic, Hoody
"The Peach Blossom Spring (Prod. KHYO)" (무릉도원)
with Dope'Doug, BlueWhale, Sojuboi
SignHere Episode 2
As featuring artist
"Mirror" (거울)
(Black Nine feat. Woo Won-jae, Ann One)
2017 N/A Non-album single
"Run It (Prod. by Gray)"
(Jay Park feat. Woo Won-jae, Jessi)
2018 Non-album single
"Not At All" (Prod. by Groovy Room)" (전혀)
(VINXEN feat. Woo Won-jae)
10 High School Rapper 2 Final
"Unbreakable (Prod. By IOAH)"
(Swings feat. Woo Won-jae)
Crumbs Mixtape Vol.1
"venus"
(Ja Mezz feat. Woo Won-jae, MRSHLL)
GOØDevil
"Bastard (Prod. by Sojeso)" (후레자식)
(Giriboy feat. Woo Won-jae)
3 Songs
"How Do You Feel" (그대들은 어떤 기분이신가요)
(VINXEN feat. Woo Won-jae)
How Do You Feel
"LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCA"
(NO:EL feat. Woo Won-jae)
DOUBLEONOEL
"BLESS"
(Code Kunst feat. Loco, Woo Won-jae)
BLESS
"11"
(Code Kunst feat. Woo Won-jae)
"Far Away" (멀리)
(The Quiett feat. Hash Swan, Woo Won-jae)
glow forever
"Hate You (Prod. Code Kunst)"
(pH-1 feat. Woo Won-jae)
19 Show Me the Money 777
"Lips"
(Coogie feat. Woo Won-jae)
EMO #1
"Some Beatmaker"
(Loco feat. Yeesang, Woo Won-jae)
2019 HELLO
"now or never" (지금이 아니면)
(CIFIKA feat. Crush, Woo Won-jae)
now or never
"Go High (Prod. by Code Kunst)"
(Lee Young-ji feat. Woo Won-jae, Changmo, The Quiett)
33 High School Rapper 3 Finals
"Twilight (Prod. by Cha Cha Malone)"
(Jay Park feat. Woo Won-jae, Jarv Dee)
The Road Less Traveled
"Broken (Prod. by BOYCOLD)"
(Leellamarz feat. VINXEN, Woo Won-jae)
MARZ 2 AMBITION
"GOTT"
(Simon Dominic feat. MOON, Woo Won-jae, Jvcki Wai)
TBA No Open Flames
"Don't Ask Me" (물어보지마)
(dress, sogumm feat. Woo Won-jae, Jane)
TBA Not my fault
Soundtrack appearances
"Nostalgia (Prod. by Woogie)" (향수) 2017 93 Prison Playbook OST Part 6

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2017 19th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Hip Hop & Urban Music "We Are" (시차)
feat. Loco, Gray
Nominated
9th Melon Music Awards Top 10 Artists N/A Nominated
Best New Artist Nominated
Kakao Hot Star Award Nominated
Best Rap/Hip Hop "We Are" (시차)
feat. Loco, Gray
Nominated
2018 32nd Golden Disc Awards Digital Bonsang Nominated
New Artist of the Year N/A Nominated
Global Popularity Award Nominated
27th Seoul Music Awards
New Artist Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
Korean Hip-hop Awards Hip Hop Track of the Year "We Are" (시차)
feat. Loco, Gray
Won
7th Gaon Chart Music Awards New Artist of the Year (Song) Won
Song of the Year – September Nominated
15th Korean Music Awards Rookie of the Year N/A Nominated
Song of the Year "We Are" (시차)
feat. Loco, Gray
Nominated
Best Rap and Hip Hop Song Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "우원재 프로필" (in Korean). Naver.
  2. ^ "`쇼미더머니6 결승` 넉살·행주 2R진출-우원재 탈락…가사실수 비지 ``너무 미안해``". 경인일보 (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  3. ^ Eun-ae, Kim. "우원재, '쇼미6' 미발표곡 '시차' 오늘 공개..로꼬X그레이 지원사격". OSEN. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  4. ^ Eun-ae, Kim. "'SMTM6' Woo Won-jae signs for AOMG". OSEN. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  5. ^ An-ji, Jung. "[공식]우원재, AOMG 합류 후 첫 싱글 '불안' 오늘(2일) 발매". Sports Chosun. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  6. ^ Eun-jung, Lee. "우원재, 22일 첫 미니앨범…타이틀곡은 '울타리'". Yonhap News. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  7. ^ Gaon Album Chart:
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Taste – Week 11 of 2019". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  10. ^ Cumulative sales of "Chopsticks":
  11. ^ Cumulative sales of "Again":
  12. ^ Cumulative sales of "ZINZA/Pendulum" (진자)":
  13. ^ Cumulative sales of "Move":
  14. ^ Cumulative sales for "We Are":
  15. ^ Cumulative sales for "loop":
  16. ^ Cumulative sales for "Paranoid":
  17. ^ Cumulative sales for "Nostalgia":

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