Suzy in February 2013.
|Birth name||Bae Sue-ji|
|Also known as||Suzy|
October 10, 1994 |
Gwangju, South Korea
|Genres||K-pop, pop, dance-pop, electropop, teen pop, Mandopop|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboard, timpani|
|Associated acts||miss A, JYP Nation|
|Revised Romanization||Bae Su-ji|
Bae Sue-ji (Hangul: 배수지; hanja: 裵秀智; born October 10, 1994), commonly known by her stage name Suzy, also known as the "Nation's First Love of Korea" is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known for her roles as Go Hye-mi in the KBS2 TV series' Dream High, Jang Ma-ri in Big, young Yang Seo-yeon in the movie Architecture 101, and Dam Yeo-wool in the MBC TV series' Gu Family Book. She is a member of the Korean girl group miss A, under JYP Entertainment.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Discography
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Social contributions
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Suzy was born in Gwangju, South Korea on October 10, 1994. She attended Seoul Performing Arts High School. Before debuting, she was an online shopping model. In 2009, she auditioned for Mnet Superstar K and made it through the preliminary round but she was ultimately eliminated. However, she caught the attention of a scout from JYP Entertainment and soon became a trainee. After training for a year, she was paired with fellow members Fei and Jia. After the addition of Min into the group, the four of them prepared to debut as miss A.
In March 2010, Suzy joined fellow members Fei and Jia to form the group miss A. The trio began their first official promotional activities in China as a group by signing up with the Samsung Electronics group in China. The group released a song used for the commercial called "Love Again" for the Samsung Beat Festival. The song was written by Korean composer Super Changddai, and the music video was directed by Hong Won Ki. The group was later joined by a fourth member, Min. The four piece girl group eventually made their debut in July 2010 through JYP Entertainment, with the single "Bad Girl Good Girl" After a successful promotion period of seven weeks, the group came back in October with a new title track, "Breathe", from the second single Step Up. They promoted the song for a month and had their last goodbye stage on November 7. The group then returned in July 2011 with the release of their first full-length studio album A Class with the title track "Good Bye Baby". The group held their goodbye stage in early September after finding great success with their album and title track. They then turned their focus towards their overseas activities, including their Chinese debut. In February 2012, They came back with their new style of music through "Touch" .In the later quarter of the year 2012, They released Independent Women Pt.III. The album was designed to pay homage to the song Independent Women by Destiny's Child, the group's idol. On November 6, 2013, miss A made their comeback after more than a year with a second full length studio album "Hush". The title track was composed by famous composer duo, E-Tribe.
2010-present: Solo activities and rising popularity
In October 2010, Suzy became the host for MBC Show! Music Core alongside Minho and Onew, both from SHINee, and Jiyeon, from T-ara. Suzy later hosted other shows such as Inkigayo, M! Countdown, M! Countdown Hello Japan, the 21st Seoul Music Awards, 26th Golden Disk Awards with F.T. Island's Hongki, and Mnet 20's Choice Awards alongside the actor Song Joong-ki where she won an award under the category "hot new star of 2011". Since then, Suzy continues to host many events from music shows up to major award ceremonies.
Apart from her group activities, Suzy made her acting debut as the main female character Go Hye-mi with the drama Dream High, which aired on KBS2 from January 3 to February 28. The drama proved to be a success maintaining first in its Mon-Tue drama time slot. It also gained popularity in other countries and won several international awards.
In October 2011, Suzy became a cast member in KBS2 TV reality show Invincible Youth 2 (청춘불패) in which Suzy was a part of G8, consisting of eight girls from idol groups as Girls' Generation's Sunny and Hyoyeon, Kara's Jiyoung, f(x)'s Amber, SISTAR's Bora, Rainbow's Woori and Jewelry's Yewon. The show began filming its first episode on October 19 and aired on November 11. On November 4, 2011, it revealed that Suzy will make a surprise appearance in the new music video titled Pretty but Hateful of former g.o.d.'s member Son Ho-young. Suzy played the role of the main female character and captivated the audience with her natural beauty and innocent charm. She left a strong impression by being able to cry on demand in the beginning of the MV.
In 2012, Suzy showed her support towards the Pink Wings Campaign, ran by the Korean Citizens' Coalition for Teens, by participating in the special photoshoot Vogue Girl conducted. On March 22, 2012, she made her movie debut in the film Introduction to Architecture as young Seo yeon. Her debut film, Architecture 101, was one of the ten most-watched films in Korea in the first quarter of 2012. Nine weeks after its theater release, it reached over 4.1 million admissions, a new box office record for Korean melodramas. She made a lasting impression with her natural acting and charm; thus, ultimately hailed as Korea's Icon of First Love. On June 4, 2012, Suzy took a supporting role in the Hong Sisters drama Big alongside Gong Yoo and Lee Min-jung as the crazy but beautiful Jang Mari.
Bae Suzy is well known for being the first Korean female celebrity to have more than one million followers on Twitter. She is also the first Korean female to win a singer rookie award, drama rookie award and movie rookie award after receiving her Best New Actress Award at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards. On December 22, 2012, Suzy also won the Best Newcomer of the Year for Variety shows marking her 4th rookie award in different entertainment fields.
On April 8, 2013, she starred as the main female character Dam Yeo-wool in the drama Gu Family Book. It proved a great success staying number one for the Monday-Tuesday time-slot throughout its entire run. She is currently holding the status of a CF Queen due to numerous and well-received endorsement deals ranging from cosmetics, apparel, up to basic commodities like sugar. She was a featured guest in a highly profiled talk show Healing Camp as the youngest guest on the show and received more love from the public. She also made a cameo appearance on My Love from the Star which starred her previous Dream High costar Kim Soo-hyun. Suzy is currently preparing for her movie comeback Dorihwaga that will be premiered in 2015.
|Year||Song title||Peak positions||Album|
|Billboard K-pop Hot 100
|"This Christmas" (with JYP Nation)||-||-||JYP Nation Team Play Concert|
|"Winter Child"||12||-||Dream High OST|
|"Dream High" (with Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Kim Soo-hyun and JOO)||-||-|
|"So Many Tears"||7||10||Me Too, Flower OST|
|"You're My Star"||23||41||Dream High 2 OST|
|"이 노래가 끝나기 전에" (with JJ Project)||Bounce|
|"I Still Love You"||15||Big OST|
|"Come Out If You Love Me"||-||-||Digital Single (Bean Pole CF)]|
|"Classic (with Taecyeon and Wooyoung)"||-||-||Digital Single (Reebok Classic CF)|
|"I Won't Do Bad Things" with B1A4||-||-||In The Wind|
|"Moments"||-||-||Digital Single (Canon CF)|
|"Don’t Forget Me"||12||5||Gu Family Book OST|
|"You Are A Miracle"||-||-||2013 SBS Gayo Daejun Friendship Project|
|2014||"Wind, Wind, Wind"||-||-||Digital Single (Bean Pole CF)|
|2012||Architecture 101||Yang Seo-yeon (young)||48th Baeksang Arts Awards
5th Style Icon Awards
|2015||Dorihwaga||Jin Chae Sun||Lead Role|
|2012||Dream High||Go Hye-mi||KBS2||Lead role with Kim Soo-hyun and 2PM's Taecyeon.
|Human Casino (Drama Special)||Cameo Role||Cameo appearance with 2PM's Wooyoung.|
|2012||Dream High 2||Suzy||Cameo appearance with miss A members.|
|I Need a Fairy||Cameo||Cameo as Aspiring Actress.|
|Big||Jang Ma-ri||Lead role with Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung.
|2013||Gu Family Book||Dam Yeo-wool||MBC||Lead role with Lee Seung Gi.
MBC Drama Awards
|2014||My Love from the Star||Go Hye Mi||SBS||Cameo Episode 17|
Television and variety shows
|2010||Show! Music Core||MC||MBC||with Shinee's Minho and Onew, and T-ara's Jiyeon|
|Star King||Special Suzy's Magic show||SBS||with miss A's Min|
|2011||Section TV||MC||MBC||with Son Ho Young|
|Show! Music Core||MC||MBC||with Shinee's Minho and Onew, and T-ara's Jiyeon.|
|Mnet 20's Choice Awards||MC||Mnet||with Song Joong-ki.|
|Running Man||Special guest||SBS||with f(x) Luna and Sulli, T-ara Jiyeon on episode 55.|
|Invincible Youth 2||Member of G8 ® G6 ® G5||KBS||with Girls' Generation's Sunny and Hyoyeon, f(x)'s Amber, SISTAR's Bora, Jewelry's Yewon, Rainbow's Woori and KARA's Jiyoung with Boom, Ji Hyun-woo, Lee Su-geun, Kim Shin Young and Lee Young Ja serving as MC's.
|Show! Music Core||MC||MBC||with 2PM's Taecyeon and Chansung and T-ara's Jiyeon, Super Junior's Eunhyuk, Donghae Shindong, MBLAQ's Lee Joon, Cheondoong, G.O.|
|2012||21st Seoul Music Awards||MC||KBS||with Tak Jae-hoon and Shin Hyun-joon|
|26th Golden Disk Awards||MC||JTBC||with Lee HongKi|
|M!Countdown||MC||Mnet||with Tony An, John Park|
|Inkigayo||MC||SBS||with IU and Lee Joon|
|M! Countdown Hello Japan||MC||Mnet||with Lee Joon|
|18th Korean Musical Awards||MC||SBS||with Kim Won-jun|
|MBC College Song Festival||MC||MBC||with Lee Juk|
|2012 KBS Entertainment Awards||MC||KBS||with Shin Dong Yup and Lee Ji Ae|
|2012 SBS Gayo Daejun||MC||SBS||with IU and Jung Gyu-woon|
|SBS Entertainment Awards||Special Guest, MC||SBS||with Yoo Jae-suk|
|KBS Drama Awards||Special Guest, MC||KBS||with Joo Woo|
|Seoul International Drama Awards||MC||MBC||with actor Lee Sung-jae|
|Running Man||Guest||SBS||Episodes 93, 94, 116 and 117|
|2013||22nd Seoul Music Awards||MC||KBS||with Tak Jae-hoon|
|Running Man||Guest||SBS||Episodes 155, 172 and 173|
|Korean Music Wave in Bangkok||MC||MBC||with Nichkhun, Minho, Jo Kwon, and Jiyeon|
|Seoul International Drama Awards||MC||MBC||with Actor Lee Sung-Jae|
|Music Bank in Istanbul||MC||KBS||with Super Junior Kyuhyun, and Beast Doojoon|
|KBS Gayo Daechukje||MC||KBS||with Yoon Shi-yoon, Lee Hwi-jae|
|2014||I Am a Man||Special guest||KBS2||Episode 1 (Pilot)|
|I GOT7||Special guest||SBS MTV||Episode 3 and 4|
|Running Man||Special guest||SBS||Episode 208|
Music video appearance
|2010||This Christmas||JYP Nation||Herself|
|2011||Pretty But Hateful||Son Ho-young||Main female character|
|2012||Win The Day||Team SIII||Herself|
|Classic||With Park Jin-young, 2PM's Wooyoung and Taecyeon||Main Female Character|
|Smart Uniform CF||B1A4, Suzy||Herself|
Awards and nominations
miss A's awards and nominations
Suzy's awards and nominations
|2010||1st allkpop Awards||Best Personality in Social Network||N/A||Nominated|
|2011||47th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||Dream High||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot New Star||N/A||Won|
|4th Korea Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Dream High||Nominated|
|Mnet Media Awards||Most Cute and Gorgeous Lady||N/A||Won|
|Most Popular Celebrity Lady||N/A||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Dream High||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|Best Couple with Kim Soo-hyun||Won|
|2012||48th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (Film)||Architecture 101||Won|
|Most Popular Actress (Film)||Nominated|
|6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot Female Movie Star||Won|
|MTN Broadcast Advertisement Festival||Women's CF Model Award||N/A||Won|
|7th Seoul International Drama Awards||Outstanding Korean Actress||Dream High||Nominated|
|5th Style Icon Awards||The Immortal First Love Icon||Architecture 101||Won|
|17th Busan International Film Festival||Best Dressed Award||N/A||Won|
|21st Buil Film Awards||Best New Actress||Architecture 101||Nominated|
|49th Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actress||Nominated|
|33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actress||Nominated|
|KBS Entertainment Awards||Best Female Newcomer in a Variety Show||Invincible Youth Season 2||Won|
|Best Cameo Appearance||Gag Concert||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Popularity Award||Big||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|Best Couple with Baek Sung Hyun||Nominated|
|2013||49th Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|Singapore Entertainment Awards||Most Popular Korean TV Artiste||N/A||Nominated|
|7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Drama Star Female||Gu Family Book||Won|
|8th Seoul International Drama Awards||Outstanding Korean Actress||Won|
|Outstanding Korean OST - Don't Forget Me||Nominated|
|6th Korea Drama Awards||Best Couple with Lee Seung-gi||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress||Nominated|
|6th Style Icon Awards||The Immortal First Love Icon||Architecture 101||Nominated|
|Korean Advertisers Association||Best Model Award||N/A||Won|
|15th Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Original Soundtrack - Don't Forget Me||Gu Family Book||Nominated|
|Korean Updates Awards||Most Favourite Couple with Lee Seung-gi||Nominated|
|Kiss of the Year with Lee Seung-gi||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Popularity Award||Nominated|
|Best Couple with Lee Seung-gi||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Won|
|2014||4th allkpop Awards||Best Idol Turned Actor||N/A||Won|
|2013 Mwave Drama Awards||Brightest Swan||N/A||Won|
|Hottest Onscreen Couple||Gu Family Book||Won|
|2nd DramaFever Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Best Kiss with Lee Seung-gi||Nominated|
|Best Couple with Lee Seung-gi||Nominated|
|50th Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|2011||Lolita Lempicka - Si Lolita|
|2011-2012||Nexon Sudden Attack|
|2012||Teen's Nature Cosmetics (TN)|
|Denmark Yogurt Drink||with Lee Hyun Jin|
|Saving Energy Campaign||with Park Ji Sung|
|2012-2013||Caribbean Bay||with 2 PM|
|Reebok Pump Fury||with Jang Wooyoung ,Ok Taecyeon and Park Jin-young|
|Smart Uniform||with B1A4|
|Nintendo Mario Bros 2||with Haha|
|Samsung Galaxy Pop and SIII||S3 with various artists|
|2013||Korea Post Everrich Postal and Savings Bank|
|Good Downloader Campaign||with Ahn Sung-ki , Han Hyo Joo , Park Joong-hoon , Lee Hyun-woo , Yoo Ji Tae , and Cha Tae Hyeon|
|2012-2014||Domino's Pizza||with Jung Il-woo (2012) and Gong Yoo (2014)|
|Roem||with Miss A (2013)|
|Bean Pole Outdoor||with Kim Soo Hyun|
|Nongshim Sumi Chips||with Shin Won-ho (2014)|
|2013-2014||Bean Pole Accessory|
|LG On The Body|
|Beksul Xylose Sugar|
|The Face Shop|
|MLB Apparel Korea||with Miss A (2013)|
|Urive Car Accessory|
|Microsoft We Speak Code Campaign||with various international personalities|
|Interojo Contact Lenses|
|Sprite||with Henry Lau|
|SS Shiny Curling Iron||with Kim Bo Sung|
|Lilian Sanitary Pads|
|Cartier||LOVE and Juste un clou collections|
|2013||Korean National Police||Honorary Ambassador|
|2013-2015||2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade||Promotional Ambassador|
- "More pre-debut footage of miss A uncovered". 6Theory Media, LLC. July 2, 2010.
- Lee, Jeong-Ah (June 29, 2010). "미쓰에이, 홈페이지-유튜브 공식채널 오픈" [Miss A, Homepage-Official Youtube Channel Open] (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
- (English) miss A unleashes debut mini album bad but good. allkpop. June 30, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2010.
- (English) Onew, Minho, Suzy and Jiyeon to MC for Show! Music Core. allkpop. October 29, 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2010.
- (English) miss A’s Suzy to host ‘M! Countdown Hello Japan’ with MBLAQ’s Lee Joon. April 20, 2012.
- (Korean) '호스트 M에 수지를 놓치지! 카운트 다운 안녕하세요 일본의 MBLAQ의 리 준과
- (English) Song Joong Ki & miss A’s Suzy to host 2011 Mnet’s “20′s Choice”. allkpop. June 16, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
- (English) Winners from the 2011 Mnet 20's Choice Awards. allkpop. July 7, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2011.
- (English) Suzy & IU confirmed played in Dream High. allkpop. November 2, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2010.
- (English) Dream High attracts a divided response after first airing. allkpop. April 9, 2012.
- Full cast list for 'Invincible Youth 2'. inNews. October 18, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- (Korean) 미쓰에이 수지, 손호영 신곡 뮤비서 '연인 호흡'. Naver. November 4, 2011. Retrieved November 7, 2011.
- INTERVIEW: Bae Suzy: I really don't want to look weak in front of other people. Never.. 10Asia. April 9, 2012.
- INTERVIEW: Bae Suzy: I just want to throw a banana whenever I spot one. 10Asia. April 9, 2012.
- Miss A's Su-zy Wins Over Critics with Film Debut. PThe Chosun Ilbo. April 14, 2012.
- (English) miss A Suzy’s Twitter followers exceed one million. July 9, 2012
- "Gaon Chart Search" (in Korean). Gaon Chart.
- "Billboard Launches K-Pop Hot 100 Chart, Sistar Debuts at Number 1". Billboard.
- (English) miss A’s Suzy sings “You’re My Star” for ‘Dream High 2′ OST. allkpop. February 5, 2012.
- (Korean) 수지가 부른 '빅' OST '그래도 사랑해', 16일 공개. Nate. July 13, 2012.
- (English) An Introduction to Architecture (Movie – 2012). Hancinema.net (2012-01-16). Retrieved on 2012-01-29.
- (Korean) '드림하이2', 초호화 카메오 군단 예고. Star Today. December 29, 2011.
- (English) Suzy to make a cameo appearance on KBS2 ‘I Need a Fairy’. allkpop. March 23, 2012.
- (Korean) 수지, '선녀가 필요해' 깜짝출연...박민우와 러브라인?. Nate. April 3, 2012.
- (English) Gong Yoo, Lee Min Jung, and miss A’s Suzy confirmed for drama, ‘Big’. allkpop. April 12, 2012.
- (Korean) 수지, '빅' 출연 확정...공유 두고 이민정과 자존심 대결. Nate. April 13, 2012.
- (English) Lee Seung Gi and miss A’s Suzy to act together in drama ‘Guga Medical Book’?. allkpop. October 18, 2012.
- (Korean) 이승기·수지, 내년 4월 '마의' 후속으로 안방 인사. Naver. December 13, 2012.
- (English) Lee Seung Gi and Suzy’s ‘Guga Medical Book’ drama to air in April through MBC. allkpop. December 12, 2012.
- "Suzy revealed to be filming for 'Running Man' as the exclusive guest". Allkpop. July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- (English) ’2011 KBS Drama Awards’reveals list of nominees. allkpop. December 9, 2011.
- (English) Winners from the ’2011 KBS Drama Awards’. allkpop. December 31, 2011.
- (English) Nominees for the 49th Daejong (Grand Bell) Film Awards 2012. October 30, 2012.
- (English) miss A’s Suzy wins ‘Best Newcomer’ & ‘Best Cameo’ at ‘KBS Entertainment Awards’. allkpop. December 22, 2012.
- (English) Winners from the ’2012 KBS Drama Awards’!. allkpop. January 1, 2013.
- (English) ‘Best Couple’ nominations for the ’2012 KBS Drama Awards’ released. allkpop. December 20, 2012.
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