Kwon So-hyun

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This article is about a 4Minute member. For the Girls' Generation member, see Seohyun.
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kwon.
Kwon So-hyun
Kwon So-hyun arrives at the red carpet event of the Pifan in Bucheon on July 17, 2014.jpg
Kwon So-hyun arrives at the red carpet event of the Pifan in Bucheon on July 17, 2014
Background information
Birth name 권소현
Born (1994-08-30) August 30, 1994 (age 20)
Seoul, South Korea
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, dance
Occupation(s) Singer, dancer, rapper
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar
Years active 2005–present
Labels Cube Entertainment
Associated acts 4Minute
Website 4min.co.kr
Korean name
Hangul 권소현
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gwon So-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Kwŏn So-hyŏn

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 South Korean girl group, "Orange."

Early life[edit]

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.[1] She was ranked fourth in her class.[2] In November 2014 was revealed that Sohyun was accepted into Dongguk University's Department of Theatre and Film.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Career[edit]

4Minute[edit]

Main article: 4Minute
So-hyun's Signature

In June 2009, Sohyun made her debut as the youngest member of the girl group 4Minute under Cube Entertainment, with their single Hot Issue. The group promoted the song from its release until August.

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 performed well on music charts and gave 4Minute triple crown on music show's awards.

Solo activities[edit]

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 guests 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.[6]

Sohyun was selected as a "Special MC" for Weekly Idol's Second Idol Awards.[7] She later reprised her role in the episodes featuring 2YOON and Huh Gak, alongside BtoB's Ilhoon.

Sohyun, along with team mates Gayoon and Jihyun took part in the archery segment of the 2013 Idol Star Athletics-Archery Championships.[8] The team later competed in an another archery competition against SISTAR on Dream Team in June.[9]

On 5 June 2013, Sohyun and Gayoon took part in the ceremonial first pitch for the LG Twins against the Doosan Bears. Gayoon threw the first ball whilst Sohyun was on the plate to bat.[10]

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.[11]

On 13 January 2014, Sohyun took part in an archery competition in 2014 Idol Star Athletics Championship. She went to the final round and won gold medal against Sistar Bora.

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.[12]

SoHyun has been appointed as the ambassador for Kolon Archery Team. Kolon Archery Team had held an appointment ceremony for ‘Archery-dol’ Kwon SoHyun on January 28, 2014 in Yongin. On the same day, SoHyun taught archery to children in the area, spending a wonderful time together. SoHyun expressed, “As much as my appointment as the ambassador for Kolon Archery Team, I will show my undivided passion as well as to raise awareness about Kolon Archery Team,” revealing her thoughts.[13]

On December 17, 2014 was revealed that Sohyun will be in a special project girl group of composers Hyung Don and Defconn's new project group for Hitmaker, together with G.NA, After School's Lizzy and Kara's Heo Young-ji. [14]

Discography[edit]

For Sohyun's works with 4Minute, see 4Minute discography.

Featured songs[edit]

Year Album Song Duration Artist
2014 Brave Brothers’ Anniversary Album "Only Gained Weight" 03:10 Duet with Hyuna and Gayoon

Filmography[edit]

Movie[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Love in Magic Cameo
2014 Hwanggu Misoo Lead Role

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
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

TV Shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2004 Woolla Boolla Blue Jjang KBS
2010 Bouquet MBC Ep. 8,12
Star King SBS Ep. 154
2011 Talk Show Hello KBS Ep. 30
2012 Come To Play MBC Ep. 383
MTV Diary SBS MTV Ep. 10
2013 Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 Ep.75, Ep.84
Full House KBS 2 Guest Cast
MNET WIDE Mnet Guest Cast
Dream Team KBS 2 Guest Cast
1 Night 2 Days KBS2 Guest Cast
Imortal Song 2 Mnet Guest Cast
2014 Roadking MBC Regular Guest
A Celebrity Living In My House MBC Guest Cast
1st Grade Granny KBS2 MC, Chuseok Special
Moon Heejun’s Pure 15 MNet Guest

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist Role
2012 "Crazy" Teen Top Herself

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 4Minute's Kwon So Hyun enrolls in Dongguk University
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Episode 188". Dream Team. 16 June 2013. KBS.
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ Sohyun to make big screen debut with “Hwanggu”
  12. ^ 4Minute Featured in Brave Brothers’ Anniversary Album with “Only Gained Weight”
  13. ^ 양궁돌' 포미닛 소현, 코오롱 양궁 홍보대사 됐다
  14. ^ G.NA, Lizzy, Sohyun, and Youngji team up as 'Hitmaker's first project girl group

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