Han Seung-yeon

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Han Seung-yeon
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Han Seung-Yeon in May 2015
Native name 한승연
Born Han Seung-yeon
(1988-07-24) July 24, 1988 (age 30)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Kyung Hee University
Occupation
Years active 1993–present
Agent J Wide Company
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present
Labels DSP Media
Associated acts Kara
Korean name
Hangul 한승연
Hanja
Revised Romanization Han Seung-yeon
McCune–Reischauer Han Sŭng-yŏn

Han Seung-yeon (born July 24, 1988), better known mononymously as Seungyeon, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as former main vocalist of the South Korean girl group Kara and for her role in Hello, My Twenties!.

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Han Seung-yeon was born on July 24, 1988,[1] 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).[2][3] 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.[4] 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.[4]

Career[edit]

2007–08: Debut and solo activities[edit]

Seungyeon debuted as main vocalist of Kara on M! Countdown on March 29, 2007.[5]

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,[6] and later with actor Kim Soo-hyun.[7] 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.[8] She also became part of MBC's entertainment news show Section TV as a "pop correspondent," debuting on November 21, 2008.[9]

2009–present: Continued solo activities, Kara disband and label changes[edit]

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".[10] In October 2009, she became part of the "Dream Team Girl Group" named 4Tomorrow for Samsung's campaign Samsung Anycall.[11] 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.[12]

In 2010, she recorded the song "Super Star" for the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama Mary Stayed Out All Night. The same year, she became a host of MBC Every1's I Love Pet alongside fellow member Kang Ji-young.[13] In 2011, she recorded the song "Because of Love" for the soundtrack of the SBS drama Warrior Baek Dong-soo. In July 2011, she became a co-host of SBS's Animal Farm.[14]

Han released her first solo single "Guilty" on November 30, 2012 along with its music video.[15] She had performance of the single on MBC's Music Core on December 15.[16]

In 2013, Han appeared as the protagonist's younger counterpart in the daily drama Pure Love (2013).[17] Then in her first major supporting role, Han portrayed Choi Suk-bin in the period drama Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love (2013).[18] In 2014, starred in the weekend drama Jang Bo-ri is Here!.[19] The same year, she played her first leading role in the cable series Her Lovely Heels.[20] Also from 2013 to 2014, Han and fellow member Park Gyu-ri served as hosts of the music program The Show.[21]

In January 2016, Kara was disbanded after Seungyeon, Park Gyuri and Goo Hara decided not to renew their contract.[22] She later signed a contract with J Wide Company in the same year.[23] In May, Han was cast in the omnibus web film Bugs Attack.[24] In July 2016, Han starred in the coming-of-age youth drama Hello, My Twenties!.[25] In October 2016, Han was cast in a short film titled Frame in Love.[26]

In 2017, Han starred in JTBC's web drama Last Minute Romance.[27] She also reprised her role in the sequel of Hello, My Twenties.[28]

In 2018, Han was cast in the fantasy romance drama About Time.[29] She then took on the leading role in travel romance drama Twelve Nights.[30]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions Sales
KOR JPN
Uchuu 15 JPN: 5,657+
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Album
KOR
[31]
"Gijeog" (Miracle)[32] 2009 non-album single
"Super Star"[33] 2010 96 Mary Stayed Out All Night
"Salang Ttaemune" (Because Of Love)[34] 2011 Warrior Baek Dong-soo
"Guilty" 2012 155 Kara Solo Collection
"Honja Salanghalkkayo" (Should I Love Alone)[35] 2014 non-album single
"Hello"
(with Gyuri)[36]
Blade Man
"Du Salam" (Duet)
(with Kim Soo Hyung)[37]
non-album single
"Jeo Byeolkkaji Deullige" (Can Be Heard From The Stars)
(with Kim Da-hyun)[38]
"Geuttaen Alji Moshaessnabwa" (From Now)
(with Lee Sang Gon)[39]
2015
"Geuaen Na" (U&I)[40] 2016
"Jal Itni" (Do You Remember?)

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Nolleowa" (Come To Play)
(Nassun feat. Seungyeon)[41]
2009 Nassun Happyface
"Tomorrow"
(4 Tomorrow (Seungyeon, Gain, Uee and Hyuna)[42]
Dugeundugeun Tomorrow
"Talk About Love"[43]
(W Foundation Campaign with various artists)
2014 non-album single

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Album
2010 "Bingeul Bingeul" (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"

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 "Dead Ends" N/A
1995 "Summer Showers"
2013 Epic Mary Katherine (M. K.) Korean dub[44]
2013 Kara The Animation Herself Japanese dub

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
1997 Star in My Heart MBC Orphan girl
2010 More Charming By The Day Cameo
2011 URAKARA TV Tokyo Seung-yeon
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
Secret Love DRAMAcube Ji-hye
Guitar and Hot Pants MBC Anna
2016 Hello, My Twenties! JTBC Jung Ye-eun
2017 Last Minute Romance Baek Se
Hello, My Twenties! 2 Jung Ye-eun
2018 About Time tvN Jeon Sang-hee
Twelve Nights Channel A Han Yoo-Kyung

Hosting[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2007 Han Seung Yeon MSL Break
2008 I Need a Family – Season 2 MBC Every1
2008-2009 Boys & Girls Music Countdown Mnet
2010 I Love Pet MBC Every1 with Kang Ji-young
2011 Animal Farm SBS
2013–2014 The Show SBS MTV with Park Gyu-ri

Audiobook[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
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 Hello, My Twenties! Won

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