Heo Ga-yoon

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Heo.
Ga-yoon
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Background information
Birth name 허가윤
Born (1990-05-18) May 18, 1990 (age 24)
Seoul, South Korea
Origin South Korea
Genres Pop, dance, R&B
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009 - present
Labels Cube Entertainment
Associated acts 4Minute, 2YOON
Website

4Minute

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Ga-yoon's Signature
Korean name
Hangul 허가윤
Hanja
Revised Romanization Heo Ga-yun
McCune–Reischauer Hŏ Ka-yun

Heo Ga-yoon (born May 18, 1990) is a South Korean idol, singer and a member in South Korean girl group, 4Minute. She is also in the duo sub-unit group, 2Yoon, with Jiyoon, formed by Cube Entertainment in 2013.

Biography[edit]

Ga-yoon was born on May 18, 1990 in Seoul, South Korea. She graduated from Dongduk Girl's High School and is currently attending Dongguk University, Theater Major.[year needed] Ga-yoon received second place at SM 9th "Best Singer Contest".[year needed]

Career[edit]

4Minute[edit]

Main article: 4Minute

Cube Entertainment announced Ga Yoon as a member of the girl group 4Minute under Cube Entertainment in May 2009 together with Jeon Ji-yoon, Kwon So-hyun, Kim Hyun-a and Nam Ji-hyun. Cube Entertainment released a teaser for their first single "Hot Issue" on June 10 while the single debuted on June 18. The group promoted the song from its release until mid-August.

At the end of August, 4Minute released a mini-album called "For Muzik" alongside their second single "Muzik". 4Minute won a mutizen award and a Mnet award for their second single "Muzik". Their third single "What A Girl Wants" was released shortly after the release of their EP.

After a successful promotion period, the group released a new mini-album entitled HuH (Hit Your Heart) for their comeback on May 19, 2010. And after almost a year of hiatus, the group then released their first full length Korean album titled 4MINUTES LEFT. The album and their two lead promotional singles maintained their positions in the top 10 of many Korean REAL TIME Charts. After the promotion of their first full length album, the group focused on their Japanese activities.

After more than a year of hiatus, the group made a highly anticipated comeback last April 9 with their third mini album ‘Volume Up’, which topped music charts. 4Minute achieved #1 status three times on music shows; two times on Show Champion and one time on M! Countdown.

Solo activities[edit]

Ga Yoon appeared in Mario's music video "I'm Yours" on November 4, 2008 with Seulong from 2AM.

On February 11, 2010 Ga Yoon was featured on the soundtrack for The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, singing a duet with Han Ye-ji in the song "One Two Three".[1]

On September 3, 2010, Ga Yoon was a featured artist in Sunny Side's album, "Bad Guy Good Girl" with the song "Bad Guy Good Girl".[2]

On October 2010, Heo Ga Yoon was one of twenty idols from different South Korean groups that recorded the song, "Let's Go", for the purpose of increasing public participation in the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit. She provided vocals along with labelmates Yong Jun-hyung and G.NA.[3]

Ga Yoon recorded "Wind Blow" for the soundtrack of MBC's My Princess. The song was released on January 5, 2011.[4]

She also recorded "Shameless Lie" for the soundtrack of SBS's Lie To Me, which was composed by Jadu and E-Tribe. The song was released on May 17, 2011.[5]

Ga Yoon made her acting debut through a "I’m a Flower Too" cameo. On October 18, a source revealed that Gayoon finished filming her cameo, as a high school student who was a childhood friend of Cha Bong Sun (played by Lee Ji Ah), on October 16.[6]

On October 24, 2011 she released her OST song "I Think It Was a Dream" for KBS's Poseidon.

Ga Yoon was also featured on Mario's song "Message" and promoted alongside him for that song.

In May 2012, it was revealed that Ga Yoon will be playing the role of Hyun Kyung, the leader of the 1980s’ most popular group "Purple Sisters" on MBC's "Light and Shadow" drama.

Ga Yoon made an appearance along with group mate Hyuna on Top Gear Korea in May 2013.[7] She became the fastest female celebrity (as of 2013) on the Star Lap Time segment, recording a lap time of 02:00.15 on the show.[8]

On November 13 was revealed that Gayoon will be releasing a solo single on November 16. The song is called "My Love By My Side" and is a duet with BtoB's Ilhoon.[9]

On October 21, the episode of Inkigayo, the live music show revealed a teaser video hinting that ten of the most-wanted K-pop stars are going to transform into four new project groups in the yearly event. Gayoon will be part of the girl group Mystic White with Sistar’s Bora, Secret’s Sunhwa, After School’s Lizzy and KARA’s Jiyoung. Kim Do Hoon is set to produce the group’s new title song. Slated to air on December 29, the group will perform the tunes only one time on stage and the profits from online streaming and downloading of the songs would be donated to people in need.[10] The song "Mermaid Princess" was released on December 26, 2012.[11]

After Cube Entertainment's sub-unit Trouble Maker, there were plans for another sub-unit, this time composing of 4Minute's Ga-yoon and Ji-yoon.[12] The sub-unit's name was later announced to be 2YOON. 2YOON released their debut EP and lead single, 24/7 on 17 January 2013.[13]

On January 19, 2014 was revealed that 4Minute have lent their voice for Brave Brothers‘ tenth anniversary album. According to Brave Entertainment, track titled “Only Gained Weight” will be released on January 20 at midnight, and it features 4Minute members HyunA, Gayoon, and Sohyun. “Only Gained Weight” song is described as a medium-tempo pop song, and is both composed and written by the hit producer. With their husky and attractive voices, the girls express the feelings of a female, who longs after her previous lover.[14]

On June 24, 2014 was revealed that Gayoon will take part in a new school-themed entertainment show for JTBC, entitled “I’m Going to School”. The show will also feature actor Sung Dong Il, Koyote member Kim Jong Min, rock veteran Yoon Do Hyun and model Hye Park, as well as other stars of Korean entertainment. The celebrities began shooting on June 23. They will continue to film their adventures at school until June 28, and the first episode of “I’m Going to School” is set to air on July 12.[15]

Discography[edit]

Main articles: 4minute discography and 2Yoon

As lead artist[edit]

Year TV Series Song
2011 MBC My Princess "Wind Blow"
2011 SBS Lie To Me "Shameless Lie"
2011 KBS Poseidon "I Think It Was a Dream"

As artist collaboration[edit]

Year TV series Song Artist
2009 What I Want To Do Once I Have A Lover "What I Want To Do Once I Have A Lover" Duet with Yang Yo-seob (Beast)
Heart Damage "Heart Damage" Duet with Yong Jun-hyung (Beast)
2010 MBC The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry "One Two Three" Duet with Han Ye Ji
Bad Guy Good Girl "Bad Guy Good Girl" Duet with Sunny Side
2012 Road For Hope "Be Alright" with Yang Yoseob (Beast), G.NA and Lee Changseob (BtoB)
My Love By My Side Musical "My Love By My Side" Duet with BtoB's Ilhoon
Mermaid Princess "Mermaid Princess" Mystic White (Jiyoung, Bora, Sunhwa, Gayoon, Lizzy)
2014 Ryu-Cube Donation Project "Small Moon" Duet with Yoseob, Eunkwang, Shin Ji-hoon & Ryu Hyunjin

Filmography[edit]

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2011 Me Too, Flower! High School Student MBC Cameo
2012 Light and Shadow Hyun Kyung MBC Minor Role
2013 My Friend Is Still Alive Herself KBS Cameo

TV Shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2013 Happy Together KBS2 Season 3 Ep. 306
2014 Hello Counselor KBS Ep. 169
I’m Going to School JTBC Series regular

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist Role
2008 "I'm Yours" Mario Herself
2010 "Bad Guy Good Girl" Ver. 2 Sunny Side Herself
"Let's Go" G20 Summit Artists (Group of 20) Herself
2013 "Right There" Shin Ji-hoon Herself

References[edit]

  1. ^ 4minute’s Gayoon & Han Ye Ji release One Two Three
  2. ^ 4minute’s Gayoon jumped at the chance to feature for Sunny Side
  3. ^ "20 idol singers unite to sing the G20 Seoul Summit theme song". allkpop.com. September 30, 2010. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 
  4. ^ 4Minute’s Gayoon released her track, “Wind Blow,” for the drama “My Princess"
  5. ^ 4Minute’s Gayoon sings for “Lie to Me” soundtrack
  6. ^ 4minute’s Gayoon to make acting debut through ‘I’m a Flower Too’ cameo
  7. ^ Go, Jae-wan (15 May 2012). "포미닛 현아 가윤 '탑기코' 최초 걸그룹 도전 '눈길'". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 6 July 2013.  Translated into English at "4minute's HyunA and Gayoon to appear on 'Top Gear Korea'". Breaking K-pop news, videos, photos and celebrity gossip. allkpop. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Hosted by Jung Hyung-don, Defconn (13 January 2013). "Guest: 2YOON". Weekly Idol. 22:54 minutes in. MBC.
  9. ^ 4Minute’s Gayoon sings for musical "My Love By My Side"
  10. ^ SBS prepares project groups for year-end show
  11. ^ Mystic White (Jiyoung, Bora, Sunhwa, Gayoon, Lizzy) release “Mermaid Princess” track
  12. ^ Lee, Eun-jung (26 December 2012). "포미닛 가윤·지윤, '쌍윤' 결성..1월 신보". Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved 25 February 2013. , translated to English at "Ssangyoon Sub-Unit to Debut in January". 4-minutes Forum. 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  13. ^ 4minuteofficial (2013-01-16). "2YOON - '24/7' (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  14. ^ 4Minute Featured in Brave Brothers’ Anniversary Album with “Only Gained Weight”
  15. ^ Brian, 4Minute’s Gayoon and Other Stars Return to School for jTBC Show

http://www.allkpop.com/2012/05/4minutes-gayoon-to-make-her-acting-debut-in-light-and-shadow

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