Brian Joo (Korean name: Joo Min Kyu), better known simply as Brian, is an American-born South Korean K-pop, R&B recording artist, and actor who is better known as one-half of the R&B duo Fly to the Sky. Brian was born in Los Angeles, California to Korean immigrants. The family later moved to Absecon, New Jersey. While attending Holy Spirit High School, a friend signed him up for an audition with Brothers Entertainment without his knowledge. The company has discovered several Korean-Americans who wish to pursue an entertainment career in South Korea. After several months of training, he was sent to SM Entertainment in South Korea, and on November 21, 1999, made his debut as one of the two members of Fly to the Sky, along with Hwan Hee, at the age of 17.