Luna (singer)

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Luna
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Luna at I AM. showcase
Background information
Birth name Park Sun-young
Also known as Sun Young
Born (1993-08-12) August 12, 1993 (age 21)
Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 2009–present
Labels
Associated acts f(x), SM Town
Luna
Hangul 루나
Revised Romanization Runa
McCune–Reischauer Runa
Birth name
Hangul 박선영
Hanja [1]
Revised Romanization Bak Seon-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Sŏn-yŏng
This article is about the South Korean idol-singer from f(x). For the South Korean idol-singer from T-ara, see Park Hyomin. For the South Korean actress, see Park Sun-young (actress).
This is a Korean name; the family name is Park.

Park Sun-young (Hangul: 박선영; hanja: 朴善英; born August 12, 1993),[1] better known by her stage name Luna (Hangul: 루나), is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a member of the K-pop girl group f(x), under the label of S.M. Entertainment in South Korea and Avex Trax in Japan.

Personal life[edit]

Luna was born as Park Sun-Young in Seoul, South Korea on August 12, 1993. She has an older brother and a twin sister.[2]

In October 2011, it was confirmed that she has been accepted at Chung-Ang University's Institute of the Arts as theater majors through a special rolling admissions screening process.[3]

Career[edit]

f(x)[edit]

Main article: f(x) (band)

In 2006, S.M. Entertainment, an entertainment agency based in South Korea, recruited Luna after seeing her performing on a SBS's television program, "Truth Game".[4] After training for more than three years, she became a member of a quintet pop idol girl group, f(x), under the label of her agency. On September 1, 2009, f(x)'s first single "LA chA TA" was digitally released. The group's first broadcast performance of "La Cha Ta" was held at MBC's music show Show! Music Core on September 5, 2009. Since then, f(x), has released three digital singles and a mini-album, Nu ABO, and have won numerous awards. The group participated in the SMTown Live '10 World Tour alongside their label-mates in Seoul, Shanghai and Los Angeles.[5] f(x) has also appeared in their own reality shows like Hello f(x), f(x)'s Koala, Amazing f(x), and Go! f(x). They have also endorsed some commercial products like an LG Cyon cell phone, 'Lollipop', and clothing brands like K-Swiss.[6] On November 24, 2010, Avex Entertainment, released a statement that f(x) was now signed to their agency for future releases in China, Japan and Taiwan.[7]

Luna and fellow member Krystal have a few of their own duets which include "You're my Destiny" and "Sorry, Dear Daddy". Other tracks that have Amber featured as the rapper are "Goodbye Summer" and "Beautiful Stranger".

Other activities[edit]

In 2010, Luna won the 'Variety New Star Award' at the SBS Entertainment Awards for 'Star King'.[8]

In October 2010, Luna was one of the 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 Sungmin, Seohyun and Jonghyun.[9]

Also, Luna appeared as the regular member of Star King for a long time and earned an Award from SBS for her appearance and effort.[citation needed]

On April 15, 2011, Luna started hosting a music program called The Show from MTV Korea along with Secret's Hyoseong.[10]

Luna was cast in the TV Chosun drama entitled Saving Ahjumma Go Bong Sil as Seo In Young, a college student and youngest daughter of Go Bong Sil. It was her drama debut alongside SS501's Kim Kyu Jong. It was first aired in December 2011. She also won an award from KBS's Immortal Song 2.[11]

Discography[edit]

Featured songs[edit]

Year Album artist Album Song Duration Collaboration
2009 Shinee 2009, Year of Us "Get Down" 03:03 With Key and Minho
2014 Donghae & Eunhyuk Ride Me (album) "Ten Years" 03:52
2014 Play the Siren "Dream Drive" 03:52

Soundtracks[edit]

Luna has recorded quite a few tracks for OSTs of various dramas. In late 2009, Luna and Krystal contributed to the soundtrack of television series, Invincible Lee Pyung Kang, with a duet, "Hard but Easy".[12] In early 2010, Krystal, Luna and Amber also recorded the song "Spread Its Wings" for the soundtrack of the KBS's drama, God of Study.[13] Krystal and Luna again recorded a duet song for the KBS's drama Cinderella's Sister original soundtrack, called "Calling Out".[14] In late 2010, Luna released a single title, "Beautiful Day", as part of the soundtrack for KBS's drama, Please Marry Me.[15] On December 23, 2010, a duet collaboration between Luna and Super Junior's Yesung was released, titled “And I Love You“, for the second original soundtrack of KBS's President.[16]

Year Album Song Duration Notes
2009 KBS2 Invincible Lee Pyung Kang OST "Hard but Easy" 03:51 Duet with Krystal
2010 KBS God of Study OST "Spread its Wings" 03:56 Duet with Krystal and Amber
KBS Cinderella's Sister OST "Calling Out" 04:22 Duet with Krystal
KBS Please Marry Me OST "Beautiful Day" 03:58 Solo
KBS President OST "And I Love You" 03:34 Duet with Yesung
2012 SBS To the Beautiful You OST "It's Me" 03:42 Duet with Sunny
SBS Cheongdam-dong Alice OST "It’s Okay" 03:34 Solo
2013 Softmax Tales Weaver Episode 3 OST "U+Me" 04:26 Solo
Mnet High School Musical on Stage (Korean) OST "Start of Something New" 03:34 Duet with Ryeowook
Sony Music The Croods OST "Shine Your Way"(Korean Version) 03:34 Duet with Kyuhyun

Filmography[edit]

Further information: F(x) filmography

Drama[edit]

Year Title Role
2011-12 Saving Ahjumma Go Bong Sil [17] Seo In Young

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 MTV The Show [10] Host
2012 KBS's Immortal Song 2 [18][19] Contestant (August 8 - October 13)
2014 MBC Music's Dance Battle Korea Host

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role
2011 Legally Blonde [20] Elle Woods
Coyote Ugly [21] Violet Sanford
2013 High School Musical Gabriella Montez

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2010 SBS Entertainment Awards Variety New Star Award (Star King) Won
2011 MBC Idol Star 7080 Best Singer Gold Prize (duet with Alex Chu) Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Korean ID card of 朴善英(Hanja). 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2014-10-12. 
  2. ^ f(x)’s Luna and her twin sister Allkpop Forums. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  3. ^ (Korean) [1]
  4. ^ "How f(x) members Luna and Krystal Got Noticed by SM". allkpop.com. September 2, 2009. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 
  5. ^ "SM Entertainment to launch world tour". koreatimes.co.kr. The Korea Times. July 2, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ "f(x) endorses K-Swiss winter clothing". allkpop.com. October 27, 2010. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 
  7. ^ "SM Entertainment Japan, Avex Group Strengthen Ties". www.avex.co.jp. Avex Group. December 7, 2010. 
  8. ^ [2]Allkpop
  9. ^ "20 idol singers unite to sing the G20 Seoul Summit theme song". allkpop.com. September 30, 2010. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b Check out the first broadcast of MTV’s “The Show” music program!. Allkpop. April 15, 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  11. ^ SS501 member Kim Kyu Jong takes on a role in new drama, 'Saving Ajumma Go Bong Sil'. Allkpop. December 7, 2011. Retrieved on July 8, 2012.
  12. ^ YesAsia Invincible Lee Pyung Kang OST (in Korean & English) YesAsia.com (November 23, 2009). Retrieved on May 22, 2014.
  13. ^ YesAsia God of Study OST (in Korean & English) YesAsia.com (February 1, 2010). Retrieved on May 22, 2014.
  14. ^ YesAsia Cinderella's Sister OST (in Korean & English) YesAsia.com (April 29, 2010). Retrieved on May 22, 2014.
  15. ^ f(x)'s Luna reveals "Beautiful Day" for Please Marry Me OST Allkpop.com (September 15, 2010). Retrieved on May 24, 2014.
  16. ^ "Super Junior's Yesung & f(x)'s Luna to release a duet for "President"". allkpop.com. December 23, 2010. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 
  17. ^ f(x)'s Luna displaying her acting skills for 'Saving Ahjumma Go Bong Sil'. Allkpop. January 23, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  18. ^ f(x)'s Luna Joins "Immortal Song" | Soompi. Soompi. July 26, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
  19. ^ f(x)’s Luna to depart ‘Immortal Song 2′, B1A4 to make a guest appearance. Soompi. September 19, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  20. ^ f(x)'s Luna prepares for her musical debut through "Legally Blonde". Allkpop. January 31, 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  21. ^ f(x)'s Luna, Jang Hee Young & Yoo Ha Na triple cast for 'Coyote Ugly' the musical. Allkpop. June 11, 2011. Retrieved June 12, 2011.

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