Name: Heo Young Saeng
Korean: 허영생, Chinese:許永生
Position: Main high vocal
Nickname: Otter, Love Professor/Dr. Love
Birthday: 1986/11/03
Zodiac: Scorpio
Height: 178cm
Weight: 63kg
Blood Type: O Type
Family Members: Parents
Hobbies: Online game, listening to music, self-portrait (photos), baseball
Talents: Piano, voice intimation,
Idol : Song Hye-gyo
First Love: Middle school with a girl three years older than him
Ideal girl: cute, considerate, intelligence
Likes: Ramen
Dislikes: Fish, Potato
Motto: I need to overcome all the difficulty to keep go on

About Heo Young Saeng

Heo Youngsaeng's vocal is the backbone of SS501's songs, impressive in its strength and sweet clarity. Youngsaeng started out as a trainee with SM Entertainment where he was friends with members of many of the label's popular groups. For an unspecified reason he decided to take his chances elsewhere and on the advice of a friend auditioned for DSP and gained admittance to the group. Specifically it is known that he is still good friends with Siwon and Yehsung of Super Junior and Jaejoong and Yunho of DBSK. Youngsaeng has also stated that he admires Lee Minwoo of Shinhwa and hopes to follow in his footsteps. Not long after SS501 had debuted it was announced that Youngsaeng had developed a problem with his vocal chords that required surgery and a period of rest, at the time he had been co-hosting the radio show Youngstreet with fellow member Jungmin so Kyujong took his place.

Youngsaeng is mostly quiet, preferring to let everyone else do the talking. In interviews it is obvious that he suffers from a lack of self confidence stating once that he didn't like his voice and wished it were manlier. Yet he loves to take pictures of himself, perhaps a habit picked up from his SM days. His nickname in the group is “Otter” which was something he didn't like because he didn't know what it was. However once he looked it up he thought otters were cute so he didn't mind being called that anymore. He has been called Dr. Love by the other members because of his impressive knowledge of girls and also Prince by his fans. When Youngsaeng thinks the camera isn't on him he will slack off with his dancing. He can be really cute when he relaxes during performances, giving fans bright smiles and V signs.

Heo Young Saeng's Career

Heo Young Saeng was a trainee under SM Entertainment, making him close with members of TVXQ and Super Junior. He later joined DSP Entertainment and debut as a member of SS501 on 8 June 2005.

Young Saeng hosted SS501’s Youngstreet (SBS, 2006) with fellow member Park JungMin from 1 May 2006. He had to part with the program in Aug’06 due to some problems on his vocal cords which requires surgery and time to recover.

In 2008, due to 2 members’ busy schedules, Jung Min performing in a Korean production of the musical “Grease” and Hyun Joong filming drama “Boys Over Flowers“, SS501’s album which was originally due for release in late 2008, was to be pushed back to July 2009.

Instead, a sub unit of SS501 was formed, with Heo Young Saeng as the leader of this sub unit. Other two members in this unit are Kim Kyu Jong and Kim Hyung Joon. This unit group was initially named “Triple S” but they changed it back to “SS501″, reason being that they are 5 members always as 1. The unit group released a special project album “U R Man” (released on November 25, 2008).

Young Saeng composed and wrote his solo song, ‘사랑인거죠 (Is it Love?)’ which is also included in the special project album. This song is written while SS501 were having activities in Japan in 2007. He is the first member to have both composed and wrote lyrics for a song.

Finishing their promotional activities for “U R Man”, they continued their activities to promote “내 머리가 나빠서 (Because I am stupid)”, a song they sang for the OST of “Boys Before Flowers”. This song is very well-received due to the success of the drama. They won the “Song of the month (Feb)” award with this song at the 32nd Cyworld Digital Music Awards (28 Mar 09) with about 110,000 downloads for BGM at

Heo Young Saeng Solo

Hajimete Miru Sora Datta (はじめて見る空だった) ('Kokoro' August 2007)
Is It Love? (사랑인거죠) ('U R Man' November 2008)
Nameless Memories (이름없는 기억) (SS501 Solo Collection June 2009)
My Baby You (English)
I Erase Tears (눈물을 지워가)- Friend, Our Legend Drama OST
I Love You, I'm Sorry - Will it snow on Christmas OST

Kim Hyun-joong and Heo Young-saeng caught up in scandal!

Recently, the popular Korean group SS501 leader Kim Hyun Joong and member Heo Young Saeng were caught on the camera by the Hong Kong’s paparazzi, together with their secondary school friends in Hong Kong.

On 17th August, Hong Kong media reported that after Kim Hyun Joong and Heo Young Saeng finished performing their concert in Budokan, Japan, they flew secretly to Hong Kong and dated some girls in the night club. This scene was photographed by the Hong Kong’s paparazzi and spread rapidly online.’
Regarding this report, SS501’s company replied that: “After Kim Hyun Joong and Heo Young Saeng had ended their performance in Budokan, Japan on 14th August, they went for their holidays with 8 of their secondary school friends in Hong Kong. Those photos may have been taken when they were moving to some other places. In order to ease their busy life and relieve stress, they went shopping in Hong Kong and happened that there were paparazzi following them and causing misunderstanding.”

The news about two members of SS501 in Hong Kong has spread rapidly. Taking into consideration that many fans will gather at the airport, they planned to make another arrangement to go back to Korea at a different time.