Kwon So-hyun

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Kwon So-hyun
Kwon So-hyun performing Heart to Heart in May 2015 03.png
Kwon So-hyun in May 2015
Native name
Born (1994-08-30) August 30, 1994 (age 24)
Musical career
Years active2005–present
LabelsCube Entertainment
935 Entertainment
Associated acts
4Minute - Sohyun's Signature.png
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGwon Sohyeon
McCune–ReischauerKwŏn Sohyŏn

Kwon So-hyun (born August 30, 1994), is a South Korean singer and actress. She was known as a member of the South Korean girl group 4Minute, under Cube Entertainment. She is also a former member of the South Korean girl group, Orange. Before June 15, 2016 (end of her contract with Cube), Sohyun left 4Minute and the record label along with members Nam Ji-hyun, Heo Ga-yoon, and Jeon Ji-yoon.

Early life[edit]

So-hyun was born in Seoul, South Korea, on August 30, 1994.[1] She attended Kumho Junior High School and Pungmoon Girls' High School, graduating from the latter in February 2013.[2] She was ranked fourth in her class.[3] In November 2014 was revealed that So-hyun was accepted into Dongguk University's Department of Theatre and Film.[4]

So-hyun debuted as a member of the group Orange in 2005 when she was 12 years old. The band released their debut album, titled We Are Orange with the title track "Our Star". The group disbanded in late 2005 due to cyber bullying and anti-fan internet cafes against the group.[5]

In middle school, So-hyun began registering for audition academies. There, she met a representative of an agency and became a trainee in less than two months. So-hyun was grouped together with the other 4Minute trainees, filling the vacancy caused by Soyou's departure.


In June 2009, So-hyun made her debut as the youngest member of the girl group 4Minute under Cube Entertainment, with their single "Hot Issue".

Aside from being a member of 4Minute, So-hyun has had small cameo roles on television and also participated in several variety shows. So-hyun starred in Teen Top's music video, "Going Crazy" where she played the role of L.Joe's love interest. She was also one of the celebrity guests together with 2AM's Jinwoon for the documentary A Pink News which aired on the Korean cable channel TrendE.

So-hyun, along with 11 other female idols, took part in the 2013 KBS Lunar New Year variety show, "Princess Project - Resurrection of the Royal Family", a spin-off based on the 2012 MBC hit drama The Moon That Embraces the Sun.[6]

So-hyun was selected as a "Special MC" for Weekly Idol's Second Idol Awards.[7] She later reprised her role in the episodes featuring 2YOON and Huh Gak, alongside BtoB's Ilhoon.

So-hyun, along with teammates Ga-yoon and Ji-hyun took part in the archery segment of the 2013 Idol Star Athletics-Archery Championships.[8] The team later competed in another archery competition against SISTAR on Dream Team in June.[9]

On June 5, 2013 So-hyun and Ga-yoon took part in the ceremonial first pitch for the LG Twins against the Doosan Bears. Gayoon threw the first ball whilst So-hyun was on the plate to bat.[10]

On October 22, it was announced that So-hyun will play the lead in the movie Hwanggu, in which she plays a spirited young college student who supports her boyfriend as struggles to win the national taekwondo title and also the prejudices of a multi-ethnical family he experiences, having a Korean mother and Filipino father.[11]

On 13 January 2014, So-hyun took part in an archery competition in 2014 Idol Star Athletics Championship. She went to the final round and won gold medal against Sistar's Bora.

On December 17, 2014 was revealed that So-hyun will be in a special project girl group of composers Hyung Don and Defconn's new project group for Hitmaker, together with G.NA, After School's Lizzy and Kara's Youngji.[12] The MV teaser for 'Hitmaker's first project girl group Chamsonyeo, was released on February 12, 2015. The song is called "Magic Words".[13]

Chamsonyeo released Magic Words the 20th of February.


Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions Sales
We Are Orange
  • KOR:

Featured songs[edit]

Year Album Song Duration Artist
2014 Brave Brothers’ Anniversary Album "Only Gained Weight" 3:10 Duet with Hyuna and Gayoon
2015 Non-album single "Magic Words" 3:34 With Lizzy, G.NA and Youngji as Chamsonyeo

List of songs written Sohyun[edit]

Year Album Song Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2016 Act. 7 "Blind" Yes Jenyer, Kim Hyun-a No Im Kwang-wook, Ryan Kim, Hunnykilla, Amanda Moseley



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Love in Magic Cameo
2014 Hwanggu Misoo Lead Role
2017 The Love that's Left Kim Dal Nim Lead Role


Year Title Network Role Notes
2003 Jewel in the Palace MBC Cameo
2004 Jang Gil San SBS Cameo
2004 Lovers in Paris Cameo
2005 Sweet Buns MBC High School Student Cameo
2009 High Kick Through The Roof Herself Cameo
2017 Criminal Minds tvN Kwon Yoo Jin Cameo


  1. ^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
  2. ^ "저 오늘 졸업해요" 포미닛 소현, 졸업식서 수줍은 미소. SBS-CNBC (in Korean). 7 February 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013. Translated into English at "So-hyun of 4MINUTE graduates from high school". KoreaDotCom. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  3. ^ Hosted by Yoo Jae-suk (11 May 2013). "Episode 329: Idol Special". Infinity Challenge. 2:10 minutes in. MBC. Chronicled on "So-hyun, Sunggyu, and Bang Yong Guk impress with their academic accomplishments on 'Infinity Challenge'". Allkpop. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  4. ^ 4Minute's Kwon So-hyun enrolls in Dongguk University
  5. ^ Hosted by Yoon Jong-shin, Yoo Sae-yoon (19 May 2011). "Episode 40 Guest: 4Minute, Shim Sin". Beatles Code. 13:05 minutes in. Mnet. Chronicled on Park, Hyun-min (19 May 2011). 포미닛 권소현, "악플에 상처, 왕따 경험 있다" 과거 고백. Nate (in Korean). Retrieved 11 July 2013. Translated into English at "4minute's So-hyun once dropped out of a girl group because of anti-fans". KoreaDotCom. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  6. ^ Hosted by Park Mi-sun, Lee Soo-geun (23 January 2012). "Princess Project". Resurrection of the Royal Family. KBS. Casting Announced on "KBS plans Lunar New Year variety spin-off of 'The Moon That Embraces The Sun'". Allkpop. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  7. ^ Ahn, Sung-eun (24 December 2012). 포미닛 소현 ‘주간 아이돌’ 홍일점 역할 제대로. interview365 (in Korean). Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  8. ^ Commentary by Lee Hwi-jae, Jeon Hyun-moo, Yoon Hye-young (11 February 2013). "2013 Idol Star Athletics-Archery Championships". Idol Star Athletics Championships. 26:56 minutes in. MBC.
  9. ^ "Episode 188". Dream Team. 16 June 2013. KBS.
  10. ^ Jung, Hae-wook (6 June 2013). [스타 트위터] 포미닛 권소현, 허가윤과 시구-시타 인증샷. Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved 11 July 2013. Adapted into English at "4minute's Gayoon & So-hyun participate in opening festivities for LG Twins". Allkpop. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  11. ^ So-hyun to make big screen debut with "Hwanggu"
  12. ^ G.NA, Lizzy, So-hyun, and Youngji team up as 'Hitmaker's first project girl group
  13. ^ 'Hitmaker's first project girl group G.NA, Lizzy, So-hyun, and Youngji reveal MV teaser!

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