August 30, 1994 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Genres||Pop, k-pop, dance|
|Occupations||Singer, dancer, rapper|
|Labels||Cube Entertainment (2009–present)|
|Associated acts||4Minute (2009–present)|
|Revised Romanization||Gwon So-hyeon|
Kwon So-hyun (born August 30, 1994) is a South Korean idol singer, rapper, and dancer. She is a member of the Korean girl group 4Minute under Cube Entertainment. She was also a former member of the Korean girl group "Orange."
Sohyun was born in Seoul, South Korea on August 30, 1994. She attended Kumho Junior High School and Pungmoon Girls' High School, graduating from the latter in February 2013. She was ranked fourth in her class.
Sohyun debuted as a member of the group Orange in 2005 when she was 12 years old. The band released their debut album titled ‘We Are Orange’ with the title track Our Star. The group was disbanded in late 2005 due to cyber bullying and anti-fan cafes against the group.
In middle school, Sohyun began registering for audition academies. There, she met a representative of an agency and became a trainee in less than two months. Sohyun was grouped together with the other 4Minute trainees, filling the vacancy caused by Soyou's departure. Soyou eventually made her debut with SISTAR.
At the end of August, 4Minute released a mini-album called "For Muzik" which was alongside their second single, "Muzik". 4Minute won a mutizen award and an 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 promotions of their first full length album, the group focused on their Japanese activities.
And after more than a year of hiatus, the group finally made a comeback on April 9, 2012 with their third mini album, ‘Volume Up’ which topped music charts and winning the group several music show awards.
After another year, the group made their comeback on April 25, 2013 with their fourth mini-album, Name Is 4Minute which did great on music charts and gave 4Minute triple crown on music show's awards.
Aside from being a member of 4Minute, Sohyun has had small cameo roles on television and also participated in several variety shows. Sohyun starred in Teen Top's music video "Going Crazy" where she played the role of L.Joe's love interest. She was also one of the celebrity guesst together with 2AM's Jinwoon for the documentary A Pink News which aired on the Korean cable channel TrendE.
Sohyun, along with 11 other female idols, took part in the 2013 KBS Lunar New Year variety show, "Princess Project - Resurrection of the Royal Family", a spin-off based on the 2012 MBC hit drama The Moon That Embraces the Sun.
Sohyun, along with team mates Gayoon and Jihyun took part in the archery segment of the 2013 Idol Star Athletics-Archery Championships. The team later competed in an another archery competition against SISTAR on Dream Team in June.
On October 22, it was announced that Sohyun will play the lead in the movie Hwanggu, in which she plays a spirited young college student who supports her boyfriend as struggles to win the national taekwondo title and also the prejudices of a multi-ethnical family he experiences, having a Korean mother and Filipino father.
|2005||Love in Magic||Cameo|
|2003||Jewel in the Palace||MBC||Cameo|
|2004||Jang Gil San||SBS||Cameo|
|2004||Lovers in Paris||SBS||Cameo|
|2005||Sweet Buns||MBC||High School Student||Cameo|
|2004||Woolla Boolla Blue Jjang||KBS|
Music video appearances
TV Variety Shows
|2009||Maknae Talk (Inkigayo)|
|2009||Beast is the B2st Vol.2|
|2010||Bouquet (Ep. 8.12 - Guest Star)|
|2010||Star King (Ep. 154. - Guest Star)|
|2011||Talk Show Hello (Ep. 30 - Guest Star)|
|2011||Star King (Ep. - Guest Star)|
|2011||Idol Healthy Beauty Contest|
|2012||Come To Play (Ep. 383 - Guest Star)|
|2012||MTV Diary (Ep. 10 - Guest Star)|
|2012||MC Cuts (MTV The Show)|
|2013||MTV Friend Day|
- ""저 오늘 졸업해요" 포미닛 소현, 졸업식서 수줍은 미소". SBS-CNBC (in Korean). 7 February 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013. Translated into English at "So Hyun of 4MINUTE graduates from high school". KoreaDotCom. korea.com. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Hosted by Yoo Jae-suk (11 May 2013). "Episode 329: Idol Special". Infinity Challenge. 2:10 minutes in. MBC. Chronicled on "Sohyun, Sunggyu, and Bang Yong Guk impress with their academic accomplishments on 'Infinity Challenge'". allkpop.com. Allkpop. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
- Hosted by Yoon Jong-shin, Yoo Sae-yoon (19 May 2011). "Episode 40 Guest: 4Minute, Shim Sin". Beatles Code. 13:05 minutes in. Mnet. Chronicled on Park, Hyun-min (19 May 2011). "포미닛 권소현, "악플에 상처, 왕따 경험 있다" 과거 고백". Nate (in Korean). Retrieved 11 July 2013. Translated into English at "4minute’s Sohyun once dropped out of a girl group because of anti-fans". KoreaDotCom. korea.com. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
- Hosted by Yoon Jong-shin, Shindong, Yoo Sae-yoon (01 September 2011). "Guest: SISTAR, Lee Seung-yeol". Beatles Code Season 2. 12:36 minutes in. Mnet. Chronicled on "SISTAR’s Soyou Almost Debuted as 4minute". Soompi.com. Soompi. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Hosted by Park Mi-sun, Lee Soo-geun (23 January 2012). "Princess Project". Resurrection of the Royal Family. KBS. Casting Announced on "KBS plans Lunar New Year variety spin-off of 'The Moon That Embraces The Sun'". allkpop.com. Allkpop. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
- Ahn, Sung-eun (24 December 2012). "포미닛 소현 ‘주간 아이돌’ 홍일점 역할 제대로". interview365 (in Korean). Retrieved 11 July 2013. Adapted into English at "Sohyun Chosen as Special MC for MBC Weekly Idol". http://4nianews.blogspot.sg. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
- Commentary by Lee Hwi-jae, Jeon Hyun-moo, Yoon Hye-young (11 February 2013). "2013 Idol Star Athletics-Archery Championships". Idol Star Athletics Championships. 26:56 minutes in. MBC.
- "Episode 188". Dream Team. 16 June 2013. KBS.
- Jung, Hae-wook (6 June 2013). "[스타 트위터] 포미닛 권소현, 허가윤과 시구-시타 인증샷". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved 11 July 2013. Adapted into English at "4minute's Gayoon & Sohyun participate in opening festivities for LG Twins". Allkpop. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
- Sohyun to make big screen debut with “Hwanggu”
- 4Minute's Official YouTube Channel
- 4Minute Official Japanese website
- 4minute official website
- 권소현 (4M_kkwonsso) on Twitter