Red Velvet member Joy hit the headlines anew after SM Entertainment and P Nation confirmed her relationship with Crush on Monday, Aug. 23. Aside from her love life, avid followers of the K-pop idol often wonder how wealthy Joy and her co-member are.
So, what is the net worth of Red Velvet Joy? Is she wealthier than Irene, Yeri, Wendy, and Seulgi? Keep on reading to know more details about the “Queendom” hitmaker.
BioWikis.com claimed that Red Velvet Joy has a net worth of $5 million, which makes her the wealthiest member of the South Korean girl group. Her co-members, Seulgi, Irene, and Wendy, have $4 million net worth each while Yeri has a net worth of $2 million.
Aside from her activities as a member of Red Velvet, Joy has also earned a significant amount of money from being a solo recording artist and actress. The 24-year-old star became a household name after she appeared in the television K-dramas titled The Liar and His Lover in 2017 and Tempted in 2018, which earned her a nomination at the 2018 Seoul Awards for the Popularity Award (Drama Actress) and 2018 MBC Drama Awards for Best Actress.
It was confirmed, in June 2021, that Red Velvet Joy would make her return to the small screens via the upcoming JTBC drama titled Only One Person. The imminent new K-drama show is scheduled to air in December 2021.
Red Velvet Joy had her official solo debut in 2021 after the release of her extended play called “Hello.” The album is consists of six new versions of popular tracks from the 1990s and 2000s, including the carrier single “Hello” and the pre-released track titled “Je T’aime.”
Besides the fact it was her first solo album, Red Velvet Joy also collaborated with a number of other recording artists in “Hello,” such as Lundi Blues, Park Moon Chi, MinGtion, Hwang Hyeon, Hwang Seong Jae, and Kenzi. The said album peaked at No. 31 in the Oricon Japanese Albums chart and at No. 4 in the Gaon South Korean Albums chart.
Red Velvet Joy also earned money from her endorsements. The “Psycho” hitmaker was named the new endorser and model of Lotte’s liquor drink Fitz in 2018, alongside Yook Sung Jae.
She also became the brand ambassador of eSpoir, which is South Korea’s leading cosmetics conglomerate Amore Pacific. As if that’s not enough, Red Velvet Joy was also tapped to endorse Aveda South Korea, which is owned by Estée Lauder, and Hogan, which is the Italian luxury brand of Tod. She was introduced as the latest ambassador of Tod’s South Korea on Aug. 13, 2021.
Should Red Velvet’s “Queendom” album become as successful as the group’s previous album, there is a huge possibility that the net worth of Joy, Irene, Yeri, Wendy, and Seulgi would also improve this year. The extended play debuted at No. 17 in the U.K. Digital Albums chart on Aug. 20, 2021.
Meanwhile, SM Entertainment and P Nation confirmed that Red Velvet Joy and Crush are dating. The two talent agencies confirmed the news on Monday, saying:
“They had a senior-junior relationship, but they recently began dating with good feelings toward each other.”
For starters, Red Velvet Joy and Crush first collaborated on the song called “Mayday,” which was released in May 2020. For starters, Crush is a 27-year-old R&B and hip-hop singer, who released his “With Her” album in October 2020. He is known for his songs “I Wanna Be Yours,” “Lay Your Head on Me” and “Beautiful.”
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