Seungyeon in 2012
July 24, 1988
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Kyung Hee University|
|Agent||J Wide Company|
|Revised Romanization||Han Seung-yeon|
- 1 Early life and career beginnings
- 2 Career
- 3 Discography
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Audiobook
- 6 Awards
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Early life and career beginnings
Han Seung-yeon was born on July 24, 1988, in Seoul, South Korea. She made her acting debut as a child actress in a bit part in Dear Ends (1993), Summer Showers (1995) and Star in My Heart (1997). She later left South Korea to study at Tenafly High School in New Jersey, United States. However, she withdrew from high school mid-course in order to pursue a singing career. After returning to South Korea, she debuted as a member of girl group Kara on March 29, 2007. During her time with the group, she passed a high school qualification exam, the College Scholastic Ability Test, and was accepted by Kyung Hee University, majoring in theater and film.
2007–08: Debut and solo activities
Seungyeon debuted as main vocalist of Kara on M! Countdown on March 29, 2007.
She was the VJ for MSL Break from 2007 to 2008. She replaced Tiffany of Girls' Generation as co-host of Boys and Girls Music Countdown in June 2008 with Kim Hye-sung, and later with actor Kim Soo-hyun. Their segment ended on May 8, 2009. From October to December 2008, she was part of the cast of the MBC Every 1 reality show I Need a Family - Season 2, where a group of celebrities would live life as a family, consisting of a father, mother, son and daughter. She also became part of MBC's entertainment news show Section TV as a "pop correspondent," debuting on November 21, 2008. On July 31, 2011, she became a co-host of SBS's Animal Farm.
2009–present: Continued solo activities, Kara disband and label changes
Han was featured on rapper Nassun's single "Come to Play", which was released in March 2009, and was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Why Did You Come to My House? (2009), releasing her first solo song entitled "Miracle". In October 2009, she became part of the "Dream Team Girl Group" named 4Tomorrow for Samsung's campaign Samsung Anycall. Their digital single "Tomorrow" was released on October 6, and the official music video for their single was released on the October 12, starring actor Lee Dong-gun.
In 2010, she recorded the song "Super Star" for the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama Mary Stayed Out All Night (2010). She was made cameos on the sitcoms More Charming by the Day in the same day. In 2011, she recorded the song "Because of Love" for the soundtrack of the SBS drama Warrior Baek Dong-soo.
She performed "Because of Love" and "Guilty" as her solo song on the South Korean leg of Kara's tour entitled Karasia in 2012. The Japanese version of "Guilty" was later included in Kara's special album Kara Collection in September 2012. It was released digitally in Japan on August 26, with the video being released on September 4. The Korean version of the song was included in the group's compilation album Kara Solo Collection, which was released on December 4 in South Korea. The track was released digitally on November 30 along with its respective music video. She made her solo debut with "Guilty" on MBC's Music Core on December 15.
She made cameo appearance on Salamander Guru and The Shadows (2012) and she appeared as the protagonist's younger counterpart in the daily drama Pure Love (2013). Then in her first major supporting role, Han portrayed Choi Suk-bin in the period drama Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love (2013).
In January 2016, Kara was disbanded after Seungyeon, Park Gyuri and Goo Hara decided to not renews their contract. On April 13, Park Gyu-ri revealed that the group did not disband and that the members hoped to release new albums in the future. She later signed a contract with J Wide Company in the same year.
|Title||Album details||Peak positions||Sales|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|"Gijeog" (Miracle) ||2009||—||Non-album song|
|"Super Star"||2010||96||Mary Stayed Out All Night OST|
|"Salang Ttaemune" (Because Of Love)||2011||—||Warrior Baek Dong-soo OST|
|"Guilty"||2012||155||Kara Solo Collection|
|"Honja Salanghalkkayo" (Should I Love Alone)||2014||—||Non-album song|
|"Hello" (with Gyuri)||—||Blade Man OST|
|"Du Salam" (Duet) (with Kim Soo Hyung)||—||Non-album song|
|"Jeo Byeolkkaji Deullige" (Can Be Heard From The Stars)
(with Kim Da Hyun)
|"Geuttaen Alji Moshaessnabwa" (From Now)
(with Lee Sang Gon)
|"Geuaen Na" (I Am Her)||2016||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|"Nolleowa" (Come To Play) (Nassun feat. Seungyeon)||2009||Nassun Happyface|
(4 Tomorrow (Seungyeon, Gain, Uee and Hyuna)
|"Talk About Love"
(W Foundation Campaign with various artists)
|2010||"Bingeul Bingeul" (빙글 빙글; Round and Round)
(No Brain feat. SeungYeon, Nicole Jung, Gyuri)
|MBC Music Travel Lalala Live Vol.11|
|2014||"Cheos Salang" (First Love) (with Gyuri)||DSP Special Album "White Letter"|
|2013||Epic||Mary Katherine (M. K.)|
|2013||Kara The Animation||Herself||Japanese dub|
|1997||Star in My Heart||MBC||Orphan girl|
|2010||More Charming By The Day||Cameo|
|2012||Salamander Guru and The Shadows||SBS||Cameo|
|2013||A Bit of Love||KBS2||Kim Sun-mi|
|Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love||SBS||Choi Musuri|
|2014||Her Lovely Heels||Shin Ji-hoo|
|Jang Bo-ri is Here!||MBC||Lee Ga-eul|
|Guitar and Hot Pants||MBC||Anna|
|2016||Age of Youth||JTBC||Jung Ye-eun|
|2015||9th Cable TV Broadcasting Awards||Best Couple Award (With Hong Jong-hyun)||Her Lovely Heels||Won|
|2016||9th Korea Drama Award||Hallyu Star Award||Age of Youth||Won|
- Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 94. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
- (Korean) Kara's Han Seung-yeon - "I know I was privileged to attend Tenafly High School"
- (Korean) Kara's Han Seung-yeon is Tiffanys successor on "Sonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekseo". IB Times. June 25, 2008. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
- (Korean) Hongryeol Lee and Bora Keum star together as a couple. Isplus.com. October 7, 2008.
- (Korean) Jang, Suh-yoon. "Section TV" Panel Overhaul... Kara's Han Seung Yeon Debuts as Reporter. MyDaily. November 17, 2008. Retrieved November 26, 2008.
- (Korean) Kara "Thank you fans". Nate. September 28, 2009.
- (Korean) Lucky Lee Dong-gun, What Connection with Han Seung-yeon. Joins.com/Newsen. October 12, 2009. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
- Sunwoo, Carla (4 February 2013). "KARA's Han to work with Kim Tae-hee". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-02-04.
- "【韓国報道資料】DSPmediaより重要なお知らせ". KARA Japan Official Fanclub. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- Lee So-dam (2016-04-14). "[팝인터뷰]박규리 "카라 해체 아냐, 기회 된다면 앨범 낼 계획"" [[Pop Interview] Park Gyu-ri "Kara did not disband, we're thinking of making an album if we get an opportunity"]. Herald Pop (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-04-18.
- English translation: "Park Gyuri Explains KARA Has Not Disbanded". Soompi. 2016-04-14. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
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- "우리집에 왜 왔니(OST)[디지털]'". Henteo (in Korean). Retrieved July 27, 2015.
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- "무사 백동수(OST): SBS-TV 월화 드라마, Pt.8". Henteo (in Korean). Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- "· 여자 만화 구두(OST): Sbs 플러스-tv, Pt.2". Henteo (in Korean). Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- "아이언 맨(OST): Kbs-2tv 수목 드라마, Pt.1". Henteo (in Korean). Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- "뮤지컬 바보빅터 (Original Musical Soundtrack) - Single". itunes (in Korean). Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- "저 별까지 들리게 (기타와 핫팬츠 OST)". Daum (in Korean). Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- "그땐 알지 못했나봐 From Now - Single". itunes (in Korean). Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- "Han Seung Yeon To Release First Solo Song Since KARA Disbandment". soompi.com (in Korean). Retrieved July 17, 2016.
- "「KARAコレクション」着うた®配信スタート!!" (in Japanese). Universal Music Group. 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
- "낯선 - Happyface". Henteo (in Japanese). Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- "두근두근 Tomorrow". Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- "Talk About Love - Single". itunes. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
- "Han Seung-yeon donates talent for Joachim de Posada audiobook". Daum (in Korean). 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
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