Lim Young Woong had always wanted to become a singer, a ballad singer to be exact. He later changed into a trot singer after winning the Excellence Prize in KBS1’s Korea Sings in 2016.
Following this win, the man from Pocheon signed with the label Mulgogi Music.
He then released his first two digital singles Hate You (2016) and What’s So Important (2017). But they were not commercially successful.
Young Woong started to get massive attention in 2020, when competing in Mr. Trot. He became the winner out of 17.000 applicants.
For his win, he got to release a special track written by lyricist Kim Eana.
The song titled Trust In Me peaked at number 11 on Gaon Digital Chart. Later on, the song gave him a Melon Music Award for Best Trot and Genie Music Award for Best Trot Track.
On March 2021, he released his next single My Starry Love. The song was written by famous Trot singer-songwriter Seol Woon Do.
My Starry Love quickly gained public attention and debuted on top of Gaon Digital Chart. It also gave Young Woong his first music program award by getting first place on MBC’s Show! Music Core.
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- Real Name: Lim Young Woong
- Stage Name: Lim Young Woong
- Nickname: Lim Hero
- Birthday: June 16, 1991
- Birthplace: Pocheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Nationality: South Korean
- Height: 182 cm (5’11”)
- Weight: 67 kg (148 lbs)
- Blood Type: A
- Religion: –
- Profession: Trot Singer
- Education: Dongnam High School, Kyungbok University
- Hobbies: –
- Parents: –
- Sibling: –
- Girlfriend: –
- Facebook: 임영웅
- Twitter: @limyoungwoong
- Instagram: im_hero____
- Tiktok: –
- Youtube: 임영웅
- Daum Cafe: hero0616
- He became the ambassador of Pocheon city on July 23, 2019.
- His name means hero in Korean, earning him the nickname Lim Hero.
- His mother’s name is Lee Hyunmi.
- He has a grandmother named Park Okjoo.
- His father has passed away.
- This Gemini man served at the 3rd Infantry Division as a Sergeant on his military service.
- Other than competing in Korea Sings and Mr. Trot, he was also a contestant in SBS’ music reality show Fantastic Duo Season 1.
- He had a cameo on historical fantasy series Kingmaker: The Change of Destiny in 2020.
- He likes football, even following FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi on Instagram.
- This trot singer has a Youtube channel where he shares his music videos, live performances, and some behind the scene stuffs.
- His ideal type is…
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Pics of Lim Young Woong
1. Young Woong spending his day by the sea
2. He is looking really cool for this photoshoot
3. A little dreamy close-up of the trot singer
4. Loving the pose here
5. He always looks classy in black suit
Lim Young Woong is an amazingly talented singer. In such short time, he has achieved so much.