|Birth name||서주현 (Seo Joo-hyun)|
|Also known as||Joohyun|
|Born||June 28, 1991|
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Genres||K-pop, dance-pop, Contemporary R&B|
|Occupations||Singer, musician, dancer, promotional model, presenter, actress, voice actress, songwriter, MC, TV presenter, ambassador|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar, violin|
|Associated acts||Girls' Generation
Signature of Seohyun
|Revised Romanization||Seo Ju-hyeon|
Seo Joo-hyun (born June 28, 1991), who uses the stage name Seohyun, is a South Korean singer, dancer, actress, TV presenter and promotional model. She is the youngest member of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Discography
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Musical theatre
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Awards and nominations
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Seohyun was born on June 28, 1991, in Seoul, South Korea. As an elementary school student, Seohyun was discovered by a talent staff while riding in a subway train, who encouraged her to audition for SM Entertainment. In 2003, Seohyun auditioned and joined the company under the SM Casting System. She is known for singing children's songs for her audition unlike other applicants who usually sing pop and dance songs. She attended Seoul Middle School and Daeyoung High School, then transferred to Jeonju Arts High School, from which she graduated on February 9, 2010. She currently attends Dongguk University with fellow Girls' Generation member, Yoona, majoring in acting. She is also an accomplished pianist and guitarist.
In 2010, Seohyun was appointed by the Seoul Metropolitan Office as Korea's Goodwill Ambassador for Student Fitness. In 2012, Seohyun was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation 2012 Yeosu Expo. On October 11, 2011, Seohyun was inaugurated as a UNICEF envoy at Changseong-Dong, Seoul. In the past, Seohyun has worked with UNICEF for the “Help Children in Africa” project.
In 2007, Seohyun was chosen as a member of the group Girls' Generation. The 9-member girl group debuted on August 5, 2007.
In 2012, Seohyun, along with fellow Girls' Generation members Taeyeon and Tiffany, formed a sub-unit called Girls' Generation-TTS. The trio released their first album titled "Twinkle" on April 30, 2012.
Seohyun released various singles with Jessica and Tiffany — the first called Oppa Nappa (Korean: "오빠 나빠", Bad Older Brother) and the second titled Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!), a theme song for a video game.
On February 17, 2009, Seohyun sang a duet with trot singer Joo Hyun-mi called JjaRaJaJja (Korean: "짜라자짜"). The song earned a nomination at the 2009 M.net Asian Music Awards for Trot Music of the Year.
She sang the song S.E.O.U.L with Super Junior's Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, Sungmin and Donghae and fellow Girls' Generation members Taeyeon, Jessica, Sooyoung and Sunny. She also sang the promotional song for Caribbean Bay with her fellow members Taeyeon, Jessica, Tiffany, Sunny, and members of the boy band 2PM.
She sang MBC drama Kim Soo Ros official soundtrack, entitled, It's Okay Even If It Hurts (Korean: 아파도 괜찮아요), which was released on June 25, 2010.
In October 2010, Seohyun 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, Jonghyun and, Luna.
In 2011, she was a featured artist in TVXQ's fifth studio album, Keep Your Head Down with the song Journey. The song Journey also became the official soundtrack for the drama series Paradise Ranch. On October 11, Seohyun released a digital single "Dreams Comes True" together with Donghae for 2011 Asia Song Festival. This was a project by UNICEF, as the profit was donated to East Africa . On the October 25, 2011, Seohyun released a digital single together with Kim Hyun Joong entitled The Magic of Yellow Ribbon, which became the theme song of the commercial The Face Shop.
On February 13, 2012, Seohyun and Brown Eyes' singer Yoon Gun released a duet called Don't Say No. On April 16, 2012, Seohyun sang the soundtrack for the SBS drama Fashion King, which starred fellow Girls' Generation member Yuri, with the song entitled I'll Be Waiting.
Seohyun made her acting debut in the drama "Passionate Love" in which she had a supporting role. Seohyun played the role of Han Yoo Rim, the first love of the male lead, portrayed by actor Sung Hoon. The drama premiered on September 28, 2013.
Seohyun will make her musical theatre debut in the upcoming musical, Moon Embracing the Sun, which was adapted from a novel of the same name. She will play the lead role alongside Kyuhyun of Super Junior. The production will begin in 2014.
Seohyun modeled with TVXQ for the 2004 Smart Uniform modeling show.
She and fellow members Sooyoung and Yuri had a photoshoot for QTV's Photographer Audition Survival program Photographer. The photoshoot was entitled "Dreaming Water" and was a joint campaign by Cosmopolitan Magazine and UNICEF to promote the preservation of water for a clean environment. On March 29, 2010, along with Taeyeon, Yuri, Yoona, and Sooyoung, was hired by Nintendo Korea as campaign models for the portable game console, Nintendo DSi.
In March, Seohyun and f(x) member Krystal collaborated in a CF for Clean & Clear. In late April 2010, she with fellow members Yuri and Yoona, 2PM members Nichkhun, Taecyeon and Chansung had released a commercial for Everland's Caribbean Bay. In September 2011, Seohyun became the model for The Face Shop and released several commercials with Kim Hyun-joong.
In February 2013, Seohyun along with her fellow member Sooyoung, were chosen as the new muses for Tommy Hilfiger denim.
Apart from her appearances with other Girls' Generation members on various shows, she partnered with singer and actor Jung Yong Hwa, who is the main singer of the idol band CN Blue, as a virtually married couple for MBC's TV show We Got Married. The two became known as the YongSeo Couple. The couple first met on 11 February 2010, and filmed their final episode on White Day, 14 March 2011, and left the show on April 2, 2011, when their final episode aired.
Seohyun, along with fellow Girls' Generation members Tiffany and Taeyeon, is an MC on MBC's Show! Music Core since February 4, 2012. She was also an MC for 2012 Gayo Daejun together with Lee Joon, Boom and Lee Hwijae.
Seohyun and Taeyeon served as voice actors for the Korean version of the animation Despicable Me. Seohyun dubbed the character Edith, while Taeyeon's role was Edith's older sister Margo. She is going to reprise her voice acting role as Edith for Despicable Me 2.
Seohyun co-wrote two songs from their 4th Korean Studio album, I Got a Boy. She co-wrote "Baby Maybe" with fellow group members Yuri and Sooyoung and "XYZ" with Yuri. She is the fifth member of her group to write songs which have been released as official album tracks after Yuri, Sooyoung, Tiffany and Jessica.
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2008||"Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)" (with Jessica and Tiffany)||—||—||Non-album release|
|"Oppa Nappa (Love Hate)" (with Jessica and Tiffany)||—||—||Roommate|
|"Haptic Motion" (with Jessica, Taeyeon, and Sunny)||—||—||Non-album release|
|2009||"JjaRaJaJja" (with Joo Hyun-Mi and Davichi)||—||—||JjaRaJaJja|
|"I Can't Bear Anymore (Bear Song)" (with Jessica, Taeyeon and Sunny)||—||—||N/A|
|"Motion" (with Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny and Tiffany||—||—||MBC Heading to the Ground OST|
|2010||"Cabi Song" (with Jessica, Taeyeon, Tiffany, Sunny, Yuri, Chansung, Nichkhun, Taecyeon)||—||—||N/A|
|"Cooky" (with Jessica, Tiffany and Sunny)||—||—||N/A|
|"Haechi Song" (해치송) (with Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny and Tiffany) ||—||—||My Friend Haechi|
|2011||"Dreams Comes True" (with Donghae)||—||—||Non-album release|
|"The Magic of Yellow Ribbon" (with Kim Hyun Joong)||—||—||Non-album release|
|2012||"Don't Say No" (with Yoon Gun)||—||—||Non-album release|
|2013||"T'PLE Couple Song" (with Cho Kyuhyun)||—||—||Non-album release|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
As featured artist
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2009||"S.E.O.U.L." (with Super Junior)||9||—||Non-album release|
|2010||"Let's Go" (as part of Group of 20)||116||—|
|2011||"Journey" (TVXQ feat. Seohyun)||111||—||Paradise Ranch OST Part 1|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
|2007||"Touch the Sky" (with Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny and Tiffany)||SBS Thirty Thousand Miles in Search of My Son|
|2008||"Oppa Nappa" (with Jessica and Tiffany)||RoomMate|
|"The Little Boat (작은 배)" (with Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny and Tiffany)||KBS Hong Gildong OST|
|2010||"It's Okay Even If It Hurts"||Kim Soo Ro Soundtrack|
|2011||"Journey" (with TVXQ)||Keep Your Head Down|
|2012||"I'll Wait for You"||Fashion King Soundtrack|
|2008||"Oppa Nappa" (Seohyun, Jessica and Tiffany)|
|2009||"S.E.O.U.L." (Super Junior and Girls' Generation)|
|2010||"Caribbean Bay" (2PM and Girls' Generation)|
|"Oh! My Goddess" (TRAX)|
|"Let's Go" (Korean version; Group of 20)|
|"Let's Go" (English version; Group of 20)|
|2010||"Banmal Song" (Seohyun, Jung Yong Hwa)|
|2010||Despicable Me||Edith (voice)||Korean version|
|2012||I AM. – SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden||Herself||Biographical film of SM Town|
|2013||Despicable Me 2||Edith (voice)||Korean version|
|2007||Unstoppable Marriage||Bool Gwang Dong||Cameo role||KBS|
|2013||Passionate Love||Han Yoo Rim||Supporting role||SBS|
Aside from television appearances with Girls' Generation, Seohyun also appeared in the following television shows.
|2009||We Got Married (Season 1)||Herself||MBC||Episode 42, 45, 47, 49|
|2010–2011||We Got Married (Season 2)||Herself||MBC||YongSeo|
|2011||Running Man||Herself||SBS||Episode 63, 64|
|2012–2013||Show! Music Core||Presenter||MBC||Host (Along with Taeyeon and Tiffany)|
|2013||Star King||Herself||SBS||Episode 300|
|Strong Heart||Herself||SBS||Episode 165, 166|
|Beatles Code Season 2||Herself||Mnet||Episode 47, 48|
|Real Man||Narrator||MBC||With Sunny|
|2014||Moon Embracing the Sun||Heo Yeon-woo||Lead role|
Aside from her endorsements alongside Girls' Generation, Seohyun has also endorsed the following brands:
|2004||Smart Uniform Model||With TVXQ|
|Post Granola Cereal|
|2010||Clean & Clear||With Krystal|
|2011–2013||The Face Shop||With Kim Hyun-joong|
|2013||Tommy Hilfiger Denim||With Sooyoung|
|SK Telecom LTE||With Yoona, Sulli, Choi Minho, Choi Siwon, Cho Kyuhyun and EXO|
Awards and nominations
|2009||2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards||Trot Music of the Year||"JjaRaJaJja" (Shared with Joo Hyun-Mi and Davichi)||Nominated|
|2010||South Korea Ministry of Culture||Recognition Award||Herself||Won|
|2010 Yahoo! Buzz Awards||Female Top Buzz Star||Nominated|
|Chungdamdong Hush Cosmetic Surgery Poll||Best Natural Beauty||Won|
|MBC Entertainment Awards 2010||Most Popular Couple||YongSeo (Shared with Jung Yong Hwa)||Won|
|2011||Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot Campus Goddess||Herself||Nominated|
|Mnet Media Awards||Most Cute and Gorgeous Lady||Nominated|
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- "PHOTOS: YongSeo Love Yonghwa and Seohyun and their love for Musical Instruments". Retrieved September 1, 2011.
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- Kim, Ji-yeon. (Korean) '입학' 서현 "대학생활 열심히..좋은 추억만들고파" ("Admission" Seohyun: "I Will Study Hard in University...and Wish to Make Many Memories"). SPN Daily/Money Today. February 23, 2010. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
- (Korean) 박태환ㆍ서현 `서울학생 체력증진' 홍보대사 (Park Tae-hwan of Seoul students 'fitness and Seohyun' Ambassadors.) Yonhap News. April 13, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
- 'Seohyun Appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for the UN 2012 Yeosu Expo'
- 'Photos from Seohyun and Donghae’s ‘UNICEF’ envoy inauguration ceremony'
- (Korean) Kim Hyeong-wu. 소녀시대 티파니 “‘오빠나빠’ 활동 당시 성대결절 고생” (Girls' Generation's Tiffany: "'Bad Older Brother' Activities Were Difficult on Vocal Nodules"). JoongAng Ilbo/Newsen. February 16, 2009. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
- (Korean) 소녀시대 티파니 제시카 서현 게임 주제가 신곡 발표 (Girls' Generation's Tiffany/Jessica/Seohyun Announce Game Theme Song as New Single). IS Plus/Newsen. August 1, 2008. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
- (Korean) 주현미 -소녀시대, 트로트 싱글 `짜라자짜` 발표 (Ju Hyeon-mi-Girls' Generation Announce Trot Single "Jjarajajja"). Korea Economic Daily. February 16, 2009. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
- (Korean) M.net Asian Music Awards 2009 official website Retrieved June 14, 2010.
- "20 idol singers unite to sing the G20 Seoul Summit theme song". allkpop.com. September 30, 2010. Retrieved December 31, 2010.
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- "Music and charity as Asia Song Fest wraps up its eighth year" Joongang Daily. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-27
- Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun and Yoon Gun Hint at Collaboration Song
- Yoon Gun and Girls' Generation Seohyun to Release Duet Single "Don't Say No" on February 13
- Wonder Girls’ Sunye & Girls’ Generation member Seohyun to release new OST tracks
- "Leading lineup of SBS drama 'Passionate Love' confirmed". allkpop. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
- "슈주 규현-소시 서현 ‘해를 품은 달’이 되다" (in Korean). news.hankooki.com. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Soshified Time Machine – 9 Girls 5 Years One Love
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- (Korean) '소녀시대 서현-f(x) 크리스탈, 화장품 전속모델 동반발탁'
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- (Korean) 소녀시대 유리, 머리카락 넘기는 모습도 '섹시' SSTV.
- Seohyun Chosen as Model for The Face Shop September 19, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011.
- Taeyeon and Seohyun to join Tiffany as new ‘Music Core’ MCs
- Seohyun to Emcee ’2012 MBC Gayo Daejejun’
- (Korean) 소녀시대 태연-서현, 3D 애니 ‘슈퍼배드’ 목소리 캐스팅 (Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and Seohyun cast as voice actors for 3D Animation), Newsen.com, May 17, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010
- (English) Taeyeon and Seohyun to lend their voices again for ‘Despicable Me 2′, allkpop.com, April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013
- (English) Sunny and Seohyun to narrate new MBC variety ‘Real Men’, allkpop.com, April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013
- (Korean) SNSD's return! 4th album to hit the music industry in 2013 'I Got a Boy', 1 1 released!, leesmusic.co.kr, December 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012
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