Otherwise known as New, he is a member of the twelve-man boy band The Boyz. The group released their debut single "I'm Your Boy" in 2017.
While he was a trainee, he worked part time jobs at a grill restaurant and a fish restaurant.
The Boyz first rose to fame appearing in the MBC Music reality series Flower Snack.
He was born and raised in Jeonju, South Korea.