Lizzy (singer)

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Lizzy in 2015
Native name 박수영
Born Park Soo-young
(1992-07-31) July 31, 1992 (age 25)
Busan, South Korea
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels Pledis Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised Romanization Bak Su-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Su-yŏng
Stage name
Hangul 리지
Revised Romanization Ri-ji
McCune–Reischauer Ri-chi

Park Soo-young (born July 31, 1992), better known by her stage name Lizzy, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a member of the girl group After School and its sub-unit Orange Caramel. In March 2010, she debuted in After School with the release of their third single, "Bang!", and debuted as a solo singer in January 2015 with "Not an Easy Girl". She has acted in various films and television shows, including All My Love (2011), Love Forecast (2015) and Angry Mom (2015).

Early life and education[edit]

Lizzy was born on July 31, 1992 in Busan, South Korea.[1][2] She attended Kyung Hee University, majoring in Post Modern Music.[3]


2009–2010: Debut with After School and Orange Caramel[edit]

Lizzy served as Son Dam-bi's backup dancer in 2009. She was first hinted to be joining After School when she joined the members on stage to perform a cover of Fin.K.L.'s "To My Boyfriend" at their first fan meeting event in 2010, while donning a mask to keep her identity a secret. Lizzy made her official debut as a member of After School when they released their third single "Bang!" on March 25, 2010. She was the youngest member of the group until E-Young joined the group in December 2010.[4] In June 2010, Lizzy and her fellow After School members Raina and Nana formed a sub-unit named Orange Caramel and released their first mini-album featuring the lead single "Magic Girl".

2011–present: Solo activities[edit]

In 2011, Lizzy was briefly a cast member of the SBS variety show, Running Man. That same year, she made her acting debut as a supporting character on MBC's sitcom, All My Love.[5] Her role in Running Man was often edited out, and she eventually left to focus on All My Love.[6] In November 2012, Lizzy was cast in MBC's weekend drama Rascal Sons, where she had a more significant role.[7]

In December 2012, Lizzy and indie rapper Andup released a collaborative single, "Cosmetic", for their single album Cupcake Project.[8] In the same month, Lizzy joined Sistar's Bora, 4Minute's Gayoon, Secret's Sunhwa and Kara's Jiyoung to form the project girl group Mystic White for the 2012 SBS Gayo Daejun. They performed their single "Mermaid Princess" on the show, and the song's profits were donated to people in need.[9]

In July 2013, Lizzy made a cameo appearance in a Japanese horror drama, playing the role of a Korean foreign student named Tehi.[5] In 2014, she played a hair stylist named Hyeni in the film Momo Salon. The film consisted of six ten-minute episodes, and was released on Naver TV Cast on September 2.[10]

In December 2014, Lizzy was cast as a member of the second season of Jeong Hyeong-don and Defconn's show, Hitmaker.[11] Lizzy, G.NA, 4Minute's Kwon So-hyun and Kara's Heo Young-ji became a girl group called Chamsonyeo (참소녀) for the show.[12] The show began airing on January 16, 2015. She also had a supporting role in the film Love Forecast, which was released on January 15.[13] That same month, Lizzy replaced Kim Sung-eun as a co-MC of the food variety show, Tasty Road.[14]

On January 23, 2015, Lizzy debuted as a solo singer with the trot song "Not An Easy Girl" (쉬운 여자 아니에요).[15] The music video used footage from the 1961 film adaptation of Chunhyangga, with Lizzy playing the protagonist.[16] On February 11, she released a duet song, "Goodbye PMS", with comedian Park Myung-soo.[17] The song was written by Duble Sidekick, who said PMS (which usually means premenstrual syndrome) refers to "a monster that creates all the worries and stress suffered by a high school girl."[18] Lizzy also had a supporting role in MBC's drama Angry Mom, which aired from March to May.[19][20]

On March 27, 2016, Lizzy came back as a guest on Running Man, after 5 years.



Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
"Not an Easy Girl"
(featuring Jeong Hyeong-don)
2015 38
  • KOR (DL): 71,150[22]
Non-album single

Other songs[edit]

Year Title Album
2011 "Beautiful Girl" All My Love OST
2012 "Clara's Dream" Lipstick
"Cosmetic" (with Andup) Cupcake Project
"Mermaid Princess" (with Mystic White) Non-album single
2013 "Sour Grapes" Orange Caramel
2014 "Chemistry" (with Yoon Gun) Autumn Play
2015 "Goodbye PMS" (with Park Myung-soo) Non-album single
"Magic Words" (with Chamsonyeo) Non-album single
"Flower" (with Kanto) Cheer Up! OST
2016 "비밀번호 486 (시집가는 갑순이)" (Password 486 (going to marry this gapsun)) King of Mask Singer 45회 (single)



Year Title Role Ref.
2011 White: The Melody of the Curse Member of Pure (cameo with After School) [23]
2014 Momo Salon Hyeni [10]
2015 Love Forecast Min-ah [13]

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2010 All My Love Park Soon-deok MBC Supporting cast
2012 Rascal Sons Jin Yoo-ri MBC Supporting cast
What Is Mom Park Soo-young MBC (cameo, ep 16)
2013 Akuryo Byoto (Evil Spirit Ward) Tehi TBS (cameo, ep 3-4)
After School Bokbulbok Lizzy Nate (cameo, ep 5)
2015 Angry Mom Wang Jung-hee MBC Supporting cast

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2010–2011 Running Man SBS Regular cast, episode 18–25
2012 Pit-a-Pat Shake MBC Regular cast
2015 Tasty Road O'live MC
2016 King of Mask Singer MBC Episode 45


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  2. ^ "Idol star to debut her solo song at `National Singing Contest`". The Dong-a Ilbo. January 8, 2015. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Lizzy artist profile". KBS World Radio. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ 애프터스쿨의 새 멤버 '리지' [After School's New Member Lizzy]. Today Korea (in Korean). March 17, 2010. Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2010. 
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  6. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (June 20, 2013). "After School's Lizzy Fell into Depression Because of 'Running Man'". enewsWorld. Mwave. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ Jeon Su Mi (October 23, 2012). "After School′s Lizzy to Join ′Rascal Sons′". enewsWorld. Mwave. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ Park HyunMin (December 18, 2012). "After School′s Lizzy and Rapper Andup Mark Another Idol-Indie Collaboration". enewsWorld. Mwave. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (December 28, 2012). "The Color of K-Pop: HyunA, Yo Seob and K-Pop All-Stars Unite for Charity Singles". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Yu Su-gyeong (August 28, 2014). "리지-박정민 '모모살롱', 풋풋·상큼 6편의 에피소드". Asia Economy (in Korean). Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  11. ^ Jeong Jee Won (December 18, 2014). "G.Na, 4Minute's Kwon So Hyun, Kara's Young Ji and After School's Lizzy to Form Female Unit on 'Hitmaker'". Newsen. Mwave. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  12. ^ Sung So-young (January 29, 2015). "Defconn and Jung to unveil girl group". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b Kim Hyun Rok (January 16, 2015). "'Seolhyun', 'Lizzy', 'Hwa-Young', 'Gain', and 'Yoon Eun-Hae'….Jumping into the acting". Star News (Money Today). Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  14. ^ Yu Su-gyeong (December 19, 2014). "'테이스티로드', 김성은 빈자리 리지가 채운다". Asia Economy (in Korean). Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  15. ^ "'트로트 입성' 리지, '쉬운 여자 아니에요' 커버 공개". Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  16. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (January 23, 2015). "After School′s Lizzy Says She′s ′Not an Easy Girl′ in Chunhyang-Based MV". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  17. ^ "박명수-리지, 2월 중 듀엣곡 발표…제2의 냉면 신화 쓰나". Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  18. ^ Sung So-young (February 6, 2015). "Park Myung-soo, Lizzy team up for song". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  19. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (February 5, 2015). "Ji Hyun Woo and Kim Hee Sun Join ′Angry Mom′ with B1A4′s Baro, Kim Yoo Jung and More". enewsWorld. Mnet America. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  20. ^ `앵그리맘` 첫방 리지, 일진 소녀로 변신 성공...김유정 "너 굉장히 추해" 독설. Sports Chosun (in Korean). March 18, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on March 9, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
    • "Not an Easy Girl". January 31, 2015. Archived from the original on February 5, 2015. 
  22. ^ Sales references for "Not an Easy Girl":
  23. ^ "2PM 준호·애프터스쿨, '화이트:저주의 멜로디' 출연". Asia Economy (in Korean). May 24, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 

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