Heo Ga-yoon

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Heo.
Heo Ga-yoon
Heo Ga-yoon at the Seoul Fashion Week 2016 01.jpg
Heo at the Seoul Fashion Week 2016
Native name 허가윤
Born Heo Ga-yoon
(1990-05-18) May 18, 1990 (age 26)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Dongguk University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active 2016–present
Agent BS Company
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–2016
Labels Cube Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 허가윤
Revised Romanization Heo Ga-yoon
McCune–Reischauer Hŏ Ka-yun

Heo Ga-yoon (born May 18, 1990), better known mononymously as Gayoon, is a South Korean singer and actress. She better known as the former main vocalist of South Korean girl group 4Minute and its sub-group 2Yoon.

Early[edit]

Heo Ga-yoon was born on May 18, 1990,[1] in Seoul, South Korea. Ga-yoon received second place at SM's 9th "Best Singer Contest" in 2005.[2] She graduated from Dongduk Girl's High School and is currently attending Dongguk University, majoring in theater. On September 17, 2014, Gayoon, together with other stars, were appointed as ambassadors of Dongguk University.[3]

Career[edit]

2009–12: 4Minute and solo activities[edit]

Main article: 4Minute

Gayoon was chosen as a member of 4Minute in 2009. The 5-member girl group official debuted on June 18, 2009, performing their debut single, "Hot Issues", on M Countdown.[4] Prior to debut, Gayoon also appeared in Mario's music video "I'm Yours" on November 4, 2008, with Seulong from 2AM. On February 11, 2010, Ga-yoon was featured on the soundtrack for The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry, singing a duet with Han Ye-ji in the song "One Two Three".[5] On September 3, 2010, Ga-yoon was a featured artist in Sunny Side's album, "Bad Guy Good Girl" with the song "Bad Guy Good Girl".[6] In October 2010, Heo Ga-yoon was one of 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 Yong Jun-hyung and G.NA.[7]

Ga-yoon recorded "Wind Blow" for the soundtrack of MBC's My Princess; the song was released on January 5, 2011.[8] She also recorded "Shameless Lie" for the soundtrack of SBS's Lie To Me, which was composed by Jadu and E-Tribe. The song was released on May 17, 2011.[9] Ga-yoon made her acting debut on I'm a Flower Too with a cameo appearance as a high school student.[10] On October 24, 2011 she released her OST song "I Think It Was a Dream" for KBS's Poseidon. Ga-yoon was also featured on Mario's song "Message" and promoted alongside him for that song.

In 2012, Ga-yoon played Hyun Kyung in MBC's drama Light and Shadow. In May 2012, Ga-yoon made an appearance along with group mate Hyuna on Top Gear Korea.[11] Ga-yoon released a solo single on November 16, 2012. The song is called "My Love By My Side" and is a duet with BtoB's Ilhoon.[12] On the October 21 episode of the live music show Inkigayo, Ga-yoon performed a new song for the SBS Gayo Daejeon music spectacular. As part of Mystic White, Ga-yoon released the charity song "Mermaid Princess" on December 26, 2012.[13] The group would go on to perform the song in a one off performance during the year end SBS Gayo Daejeon show.

2013–2016: 2Yoon and 4Minute's disbandment[edit]

Main article: 2Yoon

Gayoon and her bandmates Jiyoon was formed subgroup called 2Yoon in 2013.[14] 2Yoon released their debut EP "Harvest Moon" with lead single "24/7" on 17 January 2013.[15] The sub-group official debuted on January 17 on M Countdown.

In 2014, HyunA, Ga-yoon, and Sohyun released the song "Only Gained Weight" for Brave Brothers' tenth anniversary album in January.[16] In September, Gayoon became an MC for the third season of OnStyle's fashion program Style Log, together with Beast's Lee Gi-kwang and Do Sang Woo. The season premiered on September 12.[17]

In 2015, Gayoon released an OST for SBS's Yong-pal called "Nightmare" together with Yong Jun-hyung on August 18.[18] In November, it was revealed that Gayoon will make her big screen debut with the movie Father, Daughter. Gayoon, Jung So-min and Min Do-hee will be acting as daughters.[19]

On June 13, 2016, Cube Entertainment announced that 4Minute decided to disband and the members still discussion to renew their contracts.[20][21] On June 15, 2016 Cube Entertainment officiall announced that Jihyun, Gayoon, Jiyoon and Soohyun contract had expired on June 14 and they decided not to renew their contract.[22][23]

2016–present: Acting career[edit]

On October 14, it was announced that Gayoon would be joining BS Company as an actor. BS Company said, “After signing an exclusive contract, Heo Gayoon has joined our family. She is an artist with many talents and capable of maturity. She is beginning a new stage of her career as an actor, so please look forward to her efforts.”

Discography[edit]

Main articles: 4minute discography and 2Yoon

Solo songs[edit]

Year Album Song
2011 MBC My Princess "Wind Blow"
SBS Lie To Me "Shameless Lie"
KBS Poseidon "I Think It Was a Dream"

Collaboration[edit]

Year Album Song Artist
2009 What I Want To Do Once I Have A Lover "What I Want To Do Once I Have A Lover" Duet with Yoseob
Heart Damage "Heart Damage" Duet with Yong Jun-hyung
2010 MBC The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry "One Two Three" Duet with Han Ye Ji
Bad Guy Good Girl "Bad Guy Good Girl" Duet with Sunny Side
2012 Road For Hope "Be Alright" with Yoseob, G.NA and Lee Changseob
My Love By My Side Musical "My Love By My Side" Duet with Jung Ilhoon
Text Message "Text Message" Duet with Mario
Mermaid Princess "Mermaid Princess" with Mystic White
2014 Brave Brothers’ Anniversary Album "Only Gained Weight" Duet with Hyuna and Sohyun
Ryu-Cube Donation Project "Small Moon" Duet with Yoseob, Eunkwang, Shin Ji-hoon & Ryu Hyunjin
MBC The Night Watchman's Journal "Wish" Duet with Yoseob
2015 SBS Yong-pal "Nightmare" Duet with Yong Jun-hyung

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Father, Daughter Kyung Mi Supporting role

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2011 Me Too, Flower! High School Student MBC Cameo
2012 Light and Shadow Hyun Kyung MBC Minor role
2013 My Friend Is Still Alive Herself KBS Cameo
2015 Let's Eat 2 Hong Min-a tvN Cameo

TV shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2012 Top Gear Korea tvN Guest
2013 Happy Together KBS2
2014 Hello Counselor KBS
Off to School JTBC Series regular
Style Log OnStyle MC
2015 Hello Counselor KBS
Chuseok Special Duet Song Festival 8+ MBC

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist Role
2008 "I'm Yours" Mario Herself
2010 "Bad Guy Good Girl" Ver. 2 Sunny Side Herself
Let's Go" G20 Summit Artists (Group of 20) Herself
2013 "Right There" Shin Ji-hoon Herself
2014 "12:30" Heo Ga-yoon Herself

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  2. ^ "Heo Ga-yoon Profile". Naver People. Naver Corp. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  3. ^ YoonA, Seohyun, Naeun, Gayoon, and More Stars Appointed Ambassadors of Dongguk University
  4. ^ 김형우 (Gimhyeongwoo) (2009-06-17). 데뷔하루 앞둔 포미닛 "라이브 걱정없어, 실력으로 승부하겠다". Newsen (in Korean). 
  5. ^ 4minute’s Ga-yoon & Han Ye Ji release One Two Three
  6. ^ 4minute’s Ga-yoon jumped at the chance to feature for Sunny Side
  7. ^ "20 idol singers unite to sing the G20 Seoul Summit theme song". allkpop.com. September 30, 2010. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 
  8. ^ 4Minute’s Ga-yoon released her track, “Wind Blow,” for the drama “My Princess"
  9. ^ 4Minute’s Ga-yoon sings for “Lie to Me” soundtrack
  10. ^ 4minute’s Ga-yoon to make acting debut through ‘I’m a Flower Too’ cameo
  11. ^ Go, Jae-wan (15 May 2012). 포미닛 현아 가윤 '탑기코' 최초 걸그룹 도전 '눈길'. The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 6 July 2013.  Translated into English at "4minute's HyunA and Ga-yoon to appear on 'Top Gear Korea'". Breaking K-pop news, videos, photos and celebrity gossip. allkpop. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  12. ^ 4Minute’s Ga-yoon sings for musical "My Love By My Side"
  13. ^ Mystic White (Jiyoung, Bora, Sunhwa, Gayoon, Lizzy) release “Mermaid Princess” track
  14. ^ Lee, Eun-jung (26 December 2012). 포미닛 가윤·지윤, '쌍윤' 결성..1월 신보. Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved 25 February 2013. , translated to English at "Ssangyoon Sub-Unit to Debut in January". 4-minutes Forum. 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  15. ^ 4minuteofficial (2013-01-16). "2YOON - '24/7' (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  16. ^ 4Minute Featured in Brave Brothers’ Anniversary Album with “Only Gained Weight”
  17. ^ Kikwang, Ga-yoon, and Do Sang Woo are a stylish trio for '1st Look'
  18. ^ B2ST's Junhyung and 4minute's Gayoon chase away your 'Nightmare' with their 'Yong Pal' OST!
  19. ^ {ko icon} 도희, 영화 '아빠는 딸' 캐스팅…배우 자리매김
  20. ^ http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201606131737570410
  21. ^ http://www.soompi.com/2016/06/13/cube-entertainment-reps-say-4minute-members-have-decided-to-disband/
  22. ^ http://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=018&aid=0003566150
  23. ^ http://www.soompi.com/2016/06/15/4minute-members-jihyun-jiyoon-gayoon-sohyun-say-goodbye-cube-entertainment/

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