Eric was born in South Korea but moved with his family to Los Angeles, California at 10 years old.
He grew up there and began dreaming of becoming a baseball player. It wasn’t until he watched EXO’s Growl that he started to think about being an idol.
In 2015, this dancer decided to try out on Cre.ker Entertainment global audition.
He passed the audition and started his journey as a trainee. Eric even moved back to South Korea to train under the agency.
After about two years of training, this Capricorn man got to join the agency’s new group The Boyz. He was announced as one of the members on July 2017.
Eric made his debut with The Boyz in December 2017. They released the EP titled The First for their debut. The group also released the song 소년 (Boy) as their title track.
After making several successful releases, The Boyz finally released their first studio album in February 2020.
The album titled Reveal comes with nine tracks in it. The album was very well received and managed to get to number 1 on Gaon Album Chart.
Other than being a great artist, Eric is also a talented songwriter. He is involved in many of The Boyz’s songs.
Some of his creations are L.O.U (2018), Butterfly (2019), Scar (2020), and Drink It (2021).
- Real Name: Son Young Jae (손영재)
- Stage Name: Eric (에릭)
- English Name: Eric Son
- Nickname: –
- Birthday: December 22, 2000
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Nationality: Korean-American
- Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae
- Representative Number: 22
- Height: 174 cm (5’9″)
- Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
- Blood Type: A
- Religion: –
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter
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- Hobbies: Playing sports, Watching movies, Dancing, Skating
- Parents: –
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- Girlfriend: –
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- Eric loves doing sports, especially baseball.
- He also likes dancing, skating, and watching movies.
- He has talent in baseball.
- This K-pop Idol can solve Rubik’s Cube pretty quickly.
- He can speak English fluently.
- He picks white and black as favorite colors.
- His personality type is ENFJ-A.
- He likes keeping his place clean so he is in charge of cleaning their dorms.
- He loves playing skateboard.
- Ramen is his most favorite food.
- He wears shoes in size 270 mm.
- He was in the Colour Music Video by Melody Day.
- Pink is his designed color.
- He is close to Jihun and Hohyeon of TRCNG.
- In 4th Grade, he won the fourth place Rubik’s Cube competition.
- Eric got to second place in a baseball championship while in middle school.
- He is friends with Felix from Stray Kids and Daehwi of Wanna One.
- He almost used Neon as his stage name.
- One of his talents is impersonating a Pokemon called Geodude.
- He likes hanging out with Juyeon, playing video games, watching movies, and sleeping while he has the free time.
- Juyeon wants to be in a dance unit along with him and Q.
- He loves watching thriller film.
- He wants to be called Oppa instead of Baby.
- This dancer wants to use informal speech to Sangyeon.
- He wants to try to be the leader for once.
- He always remembers the phrase sometimes later becomes never.
- According to him, Haknyeon, New, and Hyunjae are more childish than him.
- His ideal type is a charming girl.
Pics of Eric
1. Eric looks really good in short sleeves
2. Pink is definitely his color
3. He is looking like a model
4. His side profile is amazing
5. Eric is really cool and handsome
Eric has showed off his talent since the beginning of his career. He will surely be even more successful in the near future.