Lizzy (singer)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Park.
Lizzy
Lizzy from acrofan.jpg
Lizzy at After School Beauty Bible press conference in 2014
Background information
Birth name Park Soo-young
Born (1992-07-31) July 31, 1992 (age 22)
Busan, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
Revised Romanization Bak Su-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Su-yŏng
Stage name
Hangul 리지
Revised Romanization Ri-ji
McCune–Reischauer Ri-chi

Park Soo-young (born July 31, 1992), known by her stage name Lizzy, is a South Korean idol singer and actress. She is a member of the girl group After School and its sub-unit Orange Caramel. She debuted with After School in 2010 with the release of their third single, "Bang!", and debuted as a solo singer in 2015 with "Not An Easy Girl". She has acted in films and television shows, including All My Love (2011), Rascal Sons (2012) and Love Forecast (2015).

Early life and education[edit]

Lizzy was born on July 31, 1992, in Busan, South Korea.[1][2] She attends Kyung Hee University, majoring in Post Modern Music.[3]

Career[edit]

2009–2010: Debut with After School, Orange Caramel[edit]

Lizzy served as Son Dam-bi's backup dancer in 2009. She was first hinted to be joining the group when she joined the members on stage to perform a cover of Fin.K.L.'s "To My Boyfriend" at their first fan meeting event in 2010, while donning a mask to keep her identity a secret. Lizzy made her official debut as a member of After School when they released their third single "Bang!" on March 25, 2010. She was the youngest member of the group until E-Young, who was only months younger than her, joined the group in 2011.[4] In June 2010, Lizzy and her fellow After School members Raina and Nana formed a sub-unit named Orange Caramel and released their first mini-album featuring the single "Magic Girl".

2011–present: Solo activities[edit]

In 2011, Lizzy was briefly a cast member of the SBS variety show, Running Man. That same year, she made her acting debut as a supporting character on MBC's sitcom, All My Love.[5] Her role in Running Man was often edited out, and she eventually left to focus on All My Love.[6] In November 2012, Lizzy was cast in MBC's weekend drama Rascal Sons, where she had a more significant role.[7]

In December 2012, Lizzy and indie rapper Andup released a collaborative single, "Cosmetic", for their single album Cupcake Project.[8] Still in December, Lizzy joined Sistar's Bora, 4Minute's Gayeon, Secret's Sunhwa and Kara's Jiyoung to form the girl group Mystic White. Their single, "Mermaid Princess", was performed on SBS Gayo Daejun and the song's profits were donated to people in need.[9]

In July 2013 Lizzy made a cameo appearance in a Japanese horror drama, playing the role of a Korean foreign student named Tehi.[5] In 2014, she played a hair stylist named Hyeni in the film Momo Salon, the story of a hair stylist who volunteers to receive parcels on behalf of busy people in order to promote her newly opened hair salon. The film consisted of six ten-minute episodes, and was released on Naver TV Cast on September 2.[10]

In December 2014, Lizzy began filming for the second season of Jeong Hyeong-don and Defconn's show, Hitmaker.[11] Lizzy, G.NA, Kwon So-hyun and Heo Young-ji make up a special girl group called Cham Girls (참소녀).[12] The show began airing on January 16, 2015. That same month, Lizzy replaced Kim Sung-eun as co-MC of the food variety show, Tasty Road.[13] She also had a supporting role in the film Love Forecast, released January 15.[14]

On January 23, 2015, Lizzy debuted as a solo singer with the trot song "Not An Easy Girl" (쉬운 여자 아니에요). The music video uses footage from the 1961 film adaptation of Chunhyangga, with Lizzy playing the protagonist.[15] On February 11, she released a duet song, "Goodbye PMS", with comedian Park Myung-soo. The song was written by Duble Sidekick, who said PMS refers to "a monster that creates all the worries and stress suffered by a high school girl."[16] Lizzy was also cast in a supporting role for MBC's drama Angry Mom, which began airing in March.[17]

Discography[edit]

Lizzy at a Samantha Thavasa event in 2012

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[18]
"Not an Easy Girl"
(featuring Jeong Hyeong-don)
2015 38
  • KOR (DL): 71,150[19]
Non-album single

Other songs[edit]

Year Title Album
2011 "Beautiful Girl" All My Love OST
2012 "Clara's Dream" Lipstick
"Cosmetic" (with Andup) Cupcake Project
"Mermaid Princess" (with Mystic White) Non-album single
2013 "Sour Grapes" Orange Caramel
2014 "Chemistry" (with Yoon Gun) Autumn Play
2015 "Goodbye PMS" (with Park Myung-soo) Non-album single
"Magic Words" (with ChamSonyeo) Non-album single

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2011 White: The Melody of the Curse member of Pure (cameo with After School) [20]
2014 Momo Salon Hyeni [10]
2015 Love Forecast Min-ah [14]

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2010 All My Love Park Soon-deok MBC Supporting cast
2012 Rascal Sons Jin Yoo-ri MBC Supporting cast
What Is Mom Park Soo-young MBC (cameo, ep 16)
2013 Akuryo Byoto (Evil Spirit Ward) Tehi TBS (cameo, ep 3-4)
After School Bokbulbok Lizzy Nate (cameo, ep 5)
2015 Angry Mom[21] Wang Jung-hee MBC Supporting cast

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2010 PlayGirlz School's MBC with After School
Invincible Youth KBS2 guest, ep 43
Star King MBC guest, ep 161, 167-168, 184, 189, 193
Happy Together KBS2 guest, ep 156,208
Running Man SBS guest, ep 13-14
regular cast, ep 18-25
Strong Heart SBS guest, ep 43-44, 53-54
2011 Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 with Orange Caramel
We Got Married MBC guest, ep 114-115
Star King MBC guest, ep 196, 202, 238-239
Strong Heart SBS guest, ep 59-60
2012 Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 with After School
Radio Star MBC guest
Strong Heart SBS guest, ep 139-140
Pit-a-Pat Shake MBC regular cast
2013 Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 with Orange Caramel
SNL Korea tvN guest, season 4 ep 34
After School's Beauty Bible KBS Drama regular cast
2014 Shinhwa Broadcast jTBC guest, season 2 ep 7
Witch Hunt jTBC guest, ep 35
Hello Counselor KBS2 guest
Roommate SBS guest, ep 1, 3, 16
Quiz to Change the World MBC with Raina, Nana
K-pop Star 3 SBS guest, "D-1 Final Story"
Beatles Code 3D Mnet with Raina, Nana
Radio Star MBC guest
Infinite Challenge MBC guest, ep 383-385
The King of Food KBS2 guest
The Human Condition KBS2 guest, ep 86-88
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 with Orange Caramel
2015 The Human Condition KBS2 guest
Hello! Stranger MBC guest
Hitmaker MBC Every 1 with G.NA, Young-ji (Kara), Sohyun (4Minute)
Tasty Road Olive TV MC
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 solo

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist Role
2009 "Saturday Night" Son Dam-bi Main dancer
2010 "Clap" Teen Top Lead female character

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Russell (April 29, 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  2. ^ "Idol star to debut her solo song at `National Singing Contest`". The Dong-a Ilbo. January 8, 2015. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Lizzy artist profile". KBS World Radio. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ 애프터스쿨의 새 멤버 '리지' [After School's New Member Lizzy]. Today Korea (in Korean). March 17, 2010. Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Lee JinHo (June 7, 2013). "After School′s Lizzy Cast in Japanese Horror Drama ′Evil Spirit Ward′". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (June 20, 2013). "After School’s Lizzy Fell into Depression Because of ‘Running Man’". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ Jeon Su Mi (October 23, 2012). "After School′s Lizzy to Join ′Rascal Sons′". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ Park HyunMin (December 18, 2012). "After School′s Lizzy and Rapper Andup Mark Another Idol-Indie Collaboration". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (December 28, 2012). "The Color of K-Pop: HyunA, Yo Seob and K-Pop All-Stars Unite for Charity Singles". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Yu Su-gyeong (August 28, 2014). "리지-박정민 '모모살롱', 풋풋·상큼 6편의 에피소드". Asia Economy (in Korean). Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  11. ^ Jeong Jee Won (December 18, 2014). "G.Na, 4Minute’s Kwon So Hyun, Kara’s Young Ji and After School’s Lizzy to Form Female Unit on ‘Hitmaker’". Newsen (Mwave). Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  12. ^ Sung So-young (January 29, 2015). "Defconn and Jung to unveil girl group". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  13. ^ Yu Su-gyeong (December 19, 2014). "'테이스티로드', 김성은 빈자리 리지가 채운다". Asia Economy (in Korean). Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b Kim Hyun Rok (January 16, 2015). "‘Seolhyun’, ‘Lizzy’, ‘Hwa-Young’, ‘Gain’, and ‘Yoon Eun-Hae’….Jumping into the acting". Star News (Money Today). Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  15. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (January 23, 2015). "After School′s Lizzy Says She′s ′Not an Easy Girl′ in Chunhyang-Based MV". enewsWorld (CJ E&M). Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  16. ^ Sung So-young (February 6, 2015). "Park Myung-soo, Lizzy team up for song". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  17. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (February 5, 2015). "Ji Hyun Woo and Kim Hee Sun Join ′Angry Mom′ with B1A4′s Baro, Kim Yoo Jung and More". enewsWorld (Mnet America). Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  19. ^ Sales references for "Not an Easy Girl":
  20. ^ "2PM 준호·애프터스쿨, '화이트:저주의 멜로디' 출연". Asia Economy (in Korean). May 24, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  21. ^ "`앵그리맘` 첫방 리지, 일진 소녀로 변신 성공...김유정 "너 굉장히 추해" 독설 [출처] 본 기사는 조선닷컴에서 작성된 기사 입니다". 

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