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Han Seung-yeon
한승연
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Han in May 2019
Born
Han Seung-yeon

(1988-07-24) July 24, 1988 (age 32)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationKyung Hee University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active1993–present
Agent
Musical career
GenresK-pop
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2007–present
LabelsDSP
Associated actsKara
Korean name
Hangul
한승연
Hanja
Revised RomanizationHan Seung-yeon
McCune–ReischauerHan 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 disbandment 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 switched over to Inyeon Entertainment[29] and was cast in the fantasy romance drama About Time.[30] She then took on the leading role in travel romance drama Twelve Nights.[31]

In April 2020, Han signed with new agency YGX Entertainment.[32]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions Sales
KOR JPN
Uchuu
(宇宙)
15[citation needed] JPN: 5,657+[citation needed]
Aozora e
(青空へ)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Album Ref
KOR
[33]
"Gijeog" (Miracle) 2009 On the Way Home OST [34]
"Super Star" 2010 96 Mary Stayed Out All Night OST [35]
"Salang Ttaemune" (Because Of Love) 2011 Warrior Baek Dong-soo OST [36]
"Guilty" 2012 155 Kara Solo Collection [citation needed]
"Honja Salanghalkkayo" (Should I Love Alone) 2014 Her Lovely Heels OST [37]
"Hello"
(with Gyuri)
Blade Man OST [38]
"Du Salam" (Duet)
(with Kim Soo Hyung)
Musical Fool Victor OST [39]
"Jeo Byeolkkaji Deullige" (Can Be Heard From The Stars)
(with Kim Da-hyun)
Guitar and Hot Pants OST [40]
"Geuttaen Alji Moshaessnabwa" (From Now)
(with Lee Sang Gon from Noel)
2015 Non-album singles [41]
"Geuaen Na" (U&I) 2016 [42]
"Jal Itni" (Do You Remember?) [citation needed]
"Sigan-ui Ondo" (The Temperature of Time) 2018 At The Moment : When Time Stopped OST [citation needed]
"I Love Me" 2019 Non-album single [citation needed]
"Annyeong tto Annyeong" (Goodbye Again Goodbye) Perfume OST [citation needed]

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album Ref
"Nolleowa" (Come To Play)
(Nassun feat. Seungyeon)
2009 Nassun Happyface [43]
"Tomorrow"
(4 Tomorrow (Seungyeon, Gain, Uee and Hyuna)
Dugeundugeun Tomorrow [44]
"Talk About Love"
(W Foundation Campaign with various artists)
2014 non-album single [45]

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Album Ref
2010 "Bingeul Bingeul" (Round and Round)
(No Brain feat. SeungYeon, Nicole Jung, Gyuri)
MBC Music Travel Lalala Live Vol.11 [citation needed]
2014 "Cheos Salang" (First Love) (with Gyuri) DSP Special Album "White Letter" [citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref
1993 "Dead Ends" N/A [citation needed]
1995 "Summer Showers" [citation needed]
2013 Epic Mary Katherine (M. K.) Korean dub [46]
2013 Kara The Animation Herself Japanese dub [citation needed]
2017 Frame in Love Ji Seon

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref
1997 Star in My Heart MBC Orphan girl [citation needed]
2010 More Charming By The Day Cameo [citation needed]
2011 URAKARA TV Tokyo Seung-yeon [citation needed]
2012 Salamander Guru and The Shadows SBS Cameo [citation needed]
2013 A Bit of Love KBS2 Kim Sun-mi [citation needed]
Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love SBS Choi Musuri [citation needed]
2014 Her Lovely Heels Shin Ji-hoo [citation needed]
Jang Bo-ri is Here! MBC Lee Ga-eul [citation needed]
Secret Love DRAMAcube Ji-hye [citation needed]
Guitar and Hot Pants MBC Anna [citation needed]
2016–17 Hello, My Twenties! JTBC Jung Ye-eun [47][48]
2017 Last Minute Romance Baek Se [citation needed]
2018 About Time tvN Jeon Sang-hee [citation needed]
Twelve Nights Channel A Han Yoo-Kyung [citation needed]

Hosting[edit]

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

Audiobook[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref
2015 9th Cable TV Broadcasting Awards Best Couple Award (With Hong Jong-hyun) Her Lovely Heels Won [50]
2016 9th Korea Drama Award Hallyu Star Award Hello, My Twenties! Won [citation needed]

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