Kim Yeon-ji

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Yeonji
Born (1986-10-30) October 30, 1986 (age 29)
Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Labels Maroo Entertainment
Associated acts SeeYa
Kim Yeon-ji
Hangul 김연지
Revised Romanization Gim Yeonji
McCune–Reischauer Kim Yeonji


Kim Yeonji (Hangul: 김연지; born October 30, 1986)[1] is a South Korean singer. She is the lead vocalist of K-Pop vocal group SeeYa.[2] Kim became a solo artist following SeeYa's disbandment in 2011. During her tenure with the group, Kim was noted for her dynamic vocal style and wide vocal range.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

Kim was raised in Anyang, Gyeonggi in South Korea. While attending Pyeongchon Management High School.

Kim entered the Postmodern Music Department at Kyung Hee University in 2008. Kim returned to Kyung Hee University's Postmodern Music Department as a full-time student in 2011, focusing on absorbing the department's orientation toward jazz, blues, and cross-cultural music.[5]

In 2013, Kim was graduating from Kyung Hee University, with an unusually high GPA for an entertainment figure and having submitted a portfolio of musical arrangements and a thesis on the songs that she had participated in.[6]

Career[edit]

Predebut[edit]

Kim won awards in various singing and dancing talent contests[7] and was eventually scouted by the record label and management company GM (currently Core Contents Media).[8] After more than a year of training under the label's auspices,[9] Kim debuting as part of the K-pop Pop group SeeYa in 2006.

SeeYa (2006-2011)[edit]

Kim debuted as lead vocalist of the group SeeYa in 2006. The group officially disbanded on January 30, 2011 after the group finally performance in Inkigayo.

Solo Career[edit]

At the end of 2011, she appeared during the 2011 SBS Drama Awards as actor Lee Jaeyoon's duet partner for a performance of the Lee So-ra song "Proposal."[10] In early 2012, Kim contributed the song "Run" to the vocal music series M/Project, and the song "Love is Right" to the original soundtrack of the jTBC miniseries Padam Padam. In May 2012, the Modern K Music Academy, a prominent K-Pop "incubating" school,[11] announced that Kim would be participating as an invited vocal instructor for its summer K-Pop training program in Vancouver, Canada.[12] In March 2013, Lee Jinsung of Monday Kiz announced through Twitter that he had collaborated on a duet song with Kim, which he described as "memorable because it was work with a pure person who loves music so much."[13] The song, "Hurting but Happy," was written and produced by Lee and released in March as a preview track from Monday Kiz's fifth LP album.[14] Kim contributed the song "In My Eyes" to the SBS miniseries I Can Hear Your Voice (Hangul너의 목소리가 들려; RRNeoui Moksoriga Deulrye) in July 2013.[15]

Discography[edit]

Single[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(digital download)
Album
KOR
"Sad Day" 2014 Non single-album
"Forgot" 2015 Non single-album
"How Much" Non single-album
"On A Spring Day" (feat. Huh Gak) 2016 "Kim Yeonji With Friends"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances and solo performances[edit]

Year Album Song Notes
2006 Brown Eyed Girls & SeeYa Project Single Album To My Lover with Brown Eyed Girls' JeA
2007 The Colorful Voices Love Song with M to M
2008 MBC East of Eden OST Crazy Woman with Lee Haeri and Lee Jungmin
2010 All Star: Composer Jo Young Soo Project Album Let's Meet Again
Difference I Have a Favor to Ask of Time with Zia
2012 M/Project Vol.1 Run Away
jTBC Padam Padam OST Love is Right
2013 N/A Hurting but Happy with Monday Kiz's Lee Jin-sung
SBS I Can Hear Your Voice OST In My Eyes
2014 KBS2 Big Man OST Trembling Heart
2015 jTBC The Awl OST My Person

Awards[edit]

Further information: SeeYa

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Korean)http://search.daum.net/search?w=tot&t__nil_searchbox=btn&DA=YZRR&sug=&q=%EA%B9%80%EC%97%B0%EC%A7%80
  2. ^ (Korean)"씨야 김연지 첫 솔로곡 ‘우리 다시 만나요’ 폭발 가창력 재발견"
  3. ^ (Korean)"네티즌 응원 '김진호-김연지 커플 추진하자'"
  4. ^ (Korean)"씨야 김연지 첫 솔로곡 ‘우리 다시 만나요’ 폭발 가창력 재발견"
  5. ^ (Korean)"김연지 인터뷰"
  6. ^ (Korean)" '대학생활도 성실히' 슈주 규현·씨야 김연지 졸업"
  7. ^ (Korean)김연지, 여성솔로(보컬)
  8. ^ (Korean)"<인터뷰>실력파 여성 3인조 그룹 씨야"
  9. ^ (Korean)"<인터뷰>실력파 여성 3인조 그룹 씨야"
  10. ^ (Korean)"신예들의 축하 공연 '누가 누가 잘하나'"
  11. ^ (Korean)"국내 최정상급 뮤지션들 `모던K` 통해 후배 양성한다"
  12. ^ (Korean)"씨야 김연지, 벤쿠버서 K팝 알린다..트레이너 첫진출"
  13. ^ (Korean)[1]
  14. ^ (Korean)"먼데이키즈 이진성·씨야 김연지, 데뷔 첫 듀엣 콜라보"
  15. ^ (Korean)" '너목들' 세번재 OST 발매..시청률에 차트까지 돌풍"

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