In the dynamic realm of K-pop, artists continually strive to make their mark and captivate audiences with their creative prowess. Kim Woo Jin, a name that resonates with fans far and wide, is set to do just that with his upcoming solo second mini album, “The Moment : 美成年, Bounce.” Scheduled for release on August 30, 2023, this album promises a new chapter in Woo Jin’s musical voyage. Woo Jin’s journey in the music industry is one of resilience, transformation, and undeniable talent. Formerly a member of the popular boy group Stray Kids, he emerged as a solo artist under the banner of 10x Entertainment. Woo Jin’s rise began on March 25, 2018, when he made his debut as part of Stray Kids, leaving an indelible mark on the group’s legacy.
However, fate took an unexpected turn. On October 27, 2019, JYP Entertainment announced Woo Jin’s departure from Stray Kids due to personal circumstances, leading to the termination of his exclusive contract. This pivotal moment marked the beginning of Woo Jin’s solo journey, demonstrating his tenacity in the face of challenges. The year 2020 brought both controversy and a fresh start for Woo Jin. In September, accusations surfaced on Twitter, suggesting his involvement in an incident at a bar. Woo Jin promptly addressed these allegations, vehemently denying any wrongdoing and revealing plans for his solo career under 10x Entertainment.
The controversy further fueled Woo Jin’s determination to rise above the noise. In June 2021, 10x Entertainment released a documentary titled “Finger Killer,” shedding light on the events of the past and dispelling misconceptions. The documentary became a testament to Woo Jin’s commitment to his craft and his unwavering pursuit of artistic excellence. Woo Jin’s resilience bore fruit in 2021 and 2022 with milestones that showcased his evolution. He introduced his devoted fandom as “CUBS (컵스)” in March 2021, solidifying the bond between him and his supporters. The pre-debut single “Still Dream” in July 2021 set the stage for his grand solo debut with “The Moment : 未成年, A Minor” in August 2021.
The year 2022 saw Woo Jin spread his wings further as he embarked on his first-ever world tour, “Kim Woo Jin 1st World Tour 2022