Park So-yeon (singer)
|Park So Yeon
Soyeon performing in a concert in Hong Kong.
|Birth name||Park In Jung (Hangul: 박인정)|
|Also known as||Soyeon|
October 5, 1987 |
Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
|Occupations||Idol, singer, dancer, actress, and promotional model|
|Labels||Core Contents Media|
|Associated acts||T-ara, SM Entertainment, Girls' Generation|
|Revised Romanization||Bak So-yeon|
1987-2008: Early life and career beginnings
Soyeon was born on October 5, 1987 in Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea. Her birth name was Park In Jung (朴仁静). In 2005, she took part and was awarded the Gold Award (1st Place) for the CMB Chin Chin Singing Competition. Soyeon has studied at the prestigious Anyang High School of Arts, located in Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
Soyeon was formerly a trainee under SM Entertainment, preparing to be a member of girl group Girls' Generation. However, she left the company six months before their debut due to personal circumstances. After debuting with T-ara she revealed on the show Taxi that at that time she felt the opportunity came so easily and she was in two minds, not fully prepared for the debut.
In September 2013 it was announced that Soyeon has been dating Click-B's Oh Jong-Hyuk for the past three years. According to an article by Sports Seoul they said, DSP Media confirmed their relationship status and stated, "Oh Jong Hyuk and Soyeon are meeting well. Oh Jong Hyuk, who has good manners and has a kind personality, fell for Soyeon's cute charms. Please watch over them beautifully." Core contents Media also apparently confirmed, "Their parents and families are aware of their relationship. Oh Jong Hyuk and Soyeon are carefully dating and they ask for your support." With the surfacing of this report, when contacted by other media outlets, Core Contents Media stated to 'Xsportsnews', "Soyeon and Oh Jong Hyuk have been dating for 3 years... The two have been meeting each other for a long time, and the photos revealed are when they met up for their 1000th day party... They were meeting quietly even before Oh Jong Hyuk left for his enlistment. Even though T-ara had activities, Soyeon waited for him."
Soyeon was the second new member to be added to T-ara after two former members, Jiae and Jiwon, quit the group in mid-2009. Despite this, she is the main vocalist of T-ara. Soyeon's voice is widely regarded as one of the best among idol girl groups in South Korea. She was featured on the sports variety show Invincible Baseball.
In 2010, Soyeon was rushed to the hospital after complaints of not feeling well while filming for her cameo role in Master of Study. She was then diagnosed with H1N1 as T-ara was still promoting the follow-up track "Like the First Time" off of their first full-length album, Absolute First Album.
In 2011, she was a fixed cast member for KBS's variety show 100 Points Out Of 100.
Soyeon participated in the musical adaption of T-ara's hit song "Roly-Poly", which opened on January 13, 2012 at the Sungnam Arts Center. She has stated that it is one of her dreams to stand on stage and act on it.
She replaced Hyomin as T-ara's new leader starting on January 1, 2012 for their "Lovey-Dovey" promotions. She is be the fourth leader of T-ara after Eunjung, Boram, and Hyomin. In July 2013 Soyeon stepped down as leader and Qri became the fifth leader.
|2010||SBS Coffee House||Coffee House OST||"Page One(Part. 2)"||3:04||With Fin.K.L's Ock Joo-hyun|
|2010||Death Bell 2||고사2 Part.1||"What Should We Finish?"||3:33||Solo|
|2011||Gisaeng Ryung||기생령 OST||"Until the End"||3:06||With SeeYa's Lee Boram|
|2011||SBS Coffee House||Coffee House OST||"Page One 2(Part. 2)"||3:04||With Fin.K.L's Ock Joo-hyun and SG Wannabe's Lee Seok Hun|
|2011||안영민 A-Family||"Song For You"||3:44||With Ahn Young Min|
|2012||Together||"I Know"||3:04||With SeeYa's Lee Boram and Yangpa|
|2013||Bunny Style!||"Sign"||4:56||With T-ara's Areum|
|2013||Bunny Style!||"Love Poem"||5:24||Solo|
|2013||Tears of mind||"Painkillers"||With The SeeYa(Yoojin), 5dolls(Eunkyo) and Speed(Taewoon、Sungmin)|
|2012||KBS2 Haeundae Lovers||Lee Gwan-soon|
|2009–2010||KBS Invincible Baseball||Cheerleader|
|2010||MBC Idol Trot Wars||Herself|
|2010||KBS Star Golden Bell||Herself|
|2011–2011||KBS 100 Points out of 100||Herself|
|2011||KBS Happy Together||Herself|
|2012||MBC Everyone's Weekly Idol||Herself|
|2012||Mnet Beales Code||Herself|
|2012||KBS WIN WIN||Herself|
- "101229.Mnet.T-ara.Dream Girls.E08" (in Korean).
- (Korean) 함은정, "티아라' 소연, "소녀시대 탈퇴? 의지가 부족했다"
- (Korean) 함은정, "티아라 소연 "소녀시대 탈퇴 후 가장 힘들었다"(인터뷰). Starnews. April 13, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
- (Korean) 티아라 소연 ‘공신’ 촬영 중 실신 응급실行 ‘신종플루 의심판정’. Newsen. January 28, 2010.
- (Korean) 티아라 소연, 뮤지컬 데뷔.."꿈꿔왔던 것". StarNews. January 4, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
- "Qri appointed T-ara's new leader ahead of groups six-member comeback". July 13, 2013.
- "T-ara's Soyeon Joins "Haeundae Lovers"". Soompi. June 26, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2012.