Fat Cat (singer)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Fat Cat
Birth name Kim So Young
Also known as Defconn Girl
Born (1990-03-14) March 14, 1990 (age 27)
South Korea
Genres K-Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Model
Years active 2011-present
Labels Yuri Entertainment
Curtain Call Media
Victor Entertainment
Associated acts Defconn, Paul Baek
Fat Cat
Hangul 살찐 고양이
Revised Romanization Saljjin goyangi
McCune–Reischauer Salchin koyangi
Birth name
Hangul 김소영
Revised Romanization Kim So-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Gim So-yŏng
Defconn Girl
Hangul 데프콘 걸
Revised Romanization Depeukon geol
McCune–Reischauer Tep‘ŭk‘on kŏl

Fat Cat (Hangul살찐 고양이; born March 14, 1990), also known as Defconn Girl (Hangul데프콘 걸), is a South Korean singer.[1][2]


Fat Cat gained notice after appearing in the music video for rapper Defconn's song "How Rappers Break Up Part 2," as well as for her participation in live performances with him.[3] Her debut single, "Indifferent Love", was released on September 24.[4]

On September 25, she debuted on SBS' Inkigayo with "Indifferent Love"[5] and impressed many viewers including choreographer Bae Sang Mi, who created her "Tik Tok" dance for the song.[6]

Later on, drama production company Curtain Call Media signed her up for a joint management deal in November 2011.[7]

On January 5, 2012, Fat Cat released her second single album, "Is Being Pretty Everything".[8][9] On January 5, the music video was released after previously releasing two teasers, and the following day, she made her return on KBS Music Bank.[10][11]

On March 9, 2012, Fat Cat released her third single, "It's Like a Dream," which she promoted on Korean music shows.[12][13] However, Fat Cat was diagnosed with a kidney disorder resulting in idiopathic edema on March 11, 2012, causing her activities for "It's Like a Dream" to be halted while she was hospitalized.[14][15]

Fat Cat spent some time recovering from her illness and expected to resume activities in November 2012 or early 2013.[16]

In Oct 2012, Fat Cat signed a three-year contract with Japanese recording company Victor-JVC and Japanese artist management and record company Rainbow Entertainment in preparation for her debut in Japan.[17] She debuted with the single "Make Up" in July 2013.



Year Title Peak positions Sales Album
Hot 100

Hot 100

2011 "My Indifferent Love" (내사랑 싸가지) 115
  • KOR (DL): 46,000
2012 "Is Being Pretty Everything?" (예쁜게 다니) 23 28
  • KOR (DL): 650,000
"It's Like a Dream" (꿈만 같아요) 24 19
  • KOR (DL): 377,000
2013 "Tears Rain" (눈물비) 34 64
  • KOR (DL): 88,000
Queen of Ambition OST, Part 4
"Make Up"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


  • Defconn - 래퍼들이 헤어지는 방법 (How to Leave a Rapper, Part 2)


  • Paul Baek (폴백) - "Hello, my ex"



  1. ^ "Fat Cat", Naver. (Korean)
  2. ^ 살찐 고양이 (in Korean). Daum. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  3. ^ exceptlove. "New profile picture of 'Defconn Girl' Fat Cat gets leaked", "Allkpop, 4 September 2011.
  4. ^ yklx91. "Fat Cat aka 'Defconn Girl' unveils dramatic transformation for upcoming single", "Allkpop, 19 September 2011.
  5. ^ MrTuxedo. "Fat Cat aka 'Defconn girl' debut on Inkigayo", "Allkpop, 24 September 2011.
  6. ^ elliefilet. "Is Fat Cat the next Lee Hyori?", "Allkpop, 27 September 2011.
  7. ^ 살찐고양이, 국내 최대 드라마제작사와 전속계약 (Fat Cat signs exclusive contract with one of the biggest drama production companies in Korea), Gaon Chart, October 4, 2011
  8. ^ "예쁜게 다니", Naver Music. Retrieved 09 January 2012. (Korean)
  9. ^ "Fat Cat makes a blonde transformation for her comeback". Allkpop. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Fat Cat releases MV for "Is Being Pretty Everything"". Allkpop. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Fat Cat is back with "Is Being Pretty Everything" on Music Bank". Allkpop. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "내사랑 싸가지", Naver Music. Retrieved 16 October 2011. (Korean)
  13. ^ "Fat Cat releases Like a Dream MV". Allkpop. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "Fat Cat receives IV treatments to complete schedules". Allkpop. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  15. ^ 살찐고양이 활동 중단, "특발성 부종 때문" (in Korean). Nate. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  16. ^ "Fat Cat to make a comeback in November or early next year". 10 September 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Fat Cat Signs Deal With Japanese Agency For Japanese Debut". 31 October 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  20. ^ "Fat Catのリリース一覧" [A Look at Fat Cat's Releases]. Oricon. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. 
  22. ^ 살찐고양이 화보 퍼플걸 파격변신 ‘강렬원색 소화’ (in Korean). NTN. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  23. ^ 살찐고양이 화보 화제 ‘홍합 든 핑크 차도녀 변신’ (in Korean). NTN. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 

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