Luna (singer)

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This article is about the South Korean idol-singer and dancer from f(x). For the South Korean idol-singer from T-ara, see Park Hyomin. For the South Korean actress, see Park Sun-young (actress).
Luna
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Luna at SMTOWN the Stage, in August 2015
Native name 박선영
Born Park Sun-young[1]
(1993-08-12) August 12, 1993 (age 23)
Seoul, South Korea
Other names Luna
Education Chung-Ang University
Occupation
Years active 2006–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocal
Years active 2009–present
Labels S.M. Entertainment
Associated acts
Website luna.smtown.com
Luna
Hangul 루나
Revised Romanization Runa
McCune–Reischauer Runa
Birth name
Hangul 박선영
Hanja [2]
Revised Romanization Bak Seon-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Sŏn-yŏng
This is a Korean name; the family name is Park.

Park Sun-young (born August 12, 1993), better known by her stage name Luna, is a South Korean singer, actress and presenter. She is best known as the main vocalist and lead dancer of South Korean girl group f(x). Luna made her solo debut with the extended play Free Somebody on May 31, 2016.

Early life[edit]

Luna was born as Park Sun-Young in Seoul, South Korea on August 12, 1993 to a family of classical vocal singers.[3] She has an older brother and twin sister called Park Jin-young.[4][5] Luna is the only member of family to not major in classical music.[5]

Career[edit]

2006–10: Career beginnings and f(x)[edit]

Main article: f(x) (band)

In 2006, S.M. Entertainment recruited Luna after seeing her performing on an SBS television program, Truth Game.[6] Luna later debuted as the main vocalist and lead dancer of South Korean girl group f(x) in September 2009. Aside from f(x)'s activities, Luna also made several solo appearances. In 2010, Luna appeared as the regular member of Star King for a long time and earned a Newcomer Award from the SBS Entertainment Awards for her appearance and effort.[7] Later in the year, Luna recorded the song "Let's Go" alongside labelmates Sungmin, Seohyun and Jonghyun, for the purpose of increasing public participation in the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit.[8] She released a duet with Super Junior's Yesung "And I Love You" for the soundtrack of KBS2 drama The President and a solo single "Beautiful Day" which served as the OST for drama Please Marry Me.

2011–15: Solo activities[edit]

Luna performing at the M Super Concert 2012

In 2011, Luna was reported to making her musical debut and would take on the character Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. In April, Luna started hosting music program The Show from MTV Korea along with Secret's Hyoseong.[9] Luna was cast in the TV Chosun drama entitled Saving Mrs. Go Bong-shil as Seo In-young, a college student and youngest daughter of the title character, which was first aired in December 2011. It was her drama debut alongside SS501's Kim Kyu Jong.[10]

In 2012, Luna appeared on Immortal Songs 2 as a contestant, performing Magma's "I Can't Know." She won the first place award for her performance. In the same year, Luna released a duet with Girls' Generation's Sunny for SBS drama To The Beautiful You soundtrack and solo single "It's Okay" for SBS drama Cheongdam Alice's OST. The following year, Luna returned to musical performances by taking on the role of Gabriella Montez for the Korean version of High School Musical on Stage!. She also recorded duets with Super Junior members Ryeowook for the musical, and Kyuhyun for The Croods soundtrack, as well as solo single "U+Me" which was used as the theme song for the game Softmax TalesWeaver.

In 2014, Luna was also chosen to feature on "Dream Drive," the debut single of global co-ed project team Play The Siren. In March, Luna was confirmed to be one of the hosts for MBC Music's new survival b-boy competition program Dance Battle Korea. She also starred as Diana in S.M. Entertainment's first hologram musical School OZ, alongside labelmates Changmin, Key, Suho, Xiumin, and Seulgi.

In March 2015, Luna was announced to be acting in the web drama entitled Jumping Girl, alongside Block B members U-Kwon and B-Bomb. This would be her first time playing the female lead in an acting project.[11] Subsequently, Luna was also cast as the main female lead in the children's movie Thunderman's Secret.[12] In the same year, Luna participated on MBC's King of Masked Singer and received widespread praise for her performance.[13] She released the digital single "Don't Cry For Me", a remake of Lee Eun Ha's hit song from 1986, on May 10, to thank her fans and viewers of King of Masked Singer for supporting her during her run in the program.[14] Luna also took part in the Anh Chi Hwan special for Immortal Song 2, and showcased her powerful singing ability with her cover of the classic hit "Salt Doll".[15]

It was announced in July, 2015, that Luna would star as Nina Rosario in the Korean production of the Broadway musical In The Heights,[16] which began in September of that year and came to a close in November. At the end of the year, Luna collaborated with Ailee, Apink's Eun-ji & Mamamoo's Solar at the 2015 SBS Gayo Daejun to perform a cover of Jinju's "I'm Okay" for the Limited Edition I - Diva Together section of the show, on December 27.[17]

2016–present: Solo debut[edit]

Luna at The Lightning Man's Secret VIP premiere, February 3, 2016.

In April, 2016, Luna was appointed as a fixed presenter of OnStyle TV's "Get it Beauty" program.[18] On May 6, 2016, Luna released a collaborative single with Amber, R3hab, and Xavi&Gi, "Wave", as part of the SM Station project.[19]

On May 17, 2016, it was rumoured that Luna would debut as a solo artist with a mini album in mid June,[20] which was confirmed on May 26.[21] On May 31, 2016, Luna made her solo debut with the mini album, Free Somebody, complete with 6 songs, including a title track of the same name.

Throughout August, 2016, Luna reprised her role as Nina in the Tokyo shows of In The Heights. Also that month, Luna started her own YouTube channel, Luna's Alphabet, on which she uploads vlogs twice a week.[22] On October 2, she released another collaborative single with Amber, and featuring Ferry Corsten and Kago Pengchi, as part of SM Station, titled "Heartbeat".[23] On December 16, Luna collaborated with Shin Yong-jae to release "It's You", also as part of the SM Station project.[24] On December 30, Luna collaborated with Yesung, Sunny, Red Velvet's Seulgi and Wendy, NCT's Taeil and Doyoung, and Lee Dong-woo, on "Sound of Your Heart", SM Station's final song of 2016.[25]

In January 2017, it was confirmed that Luna was cast to star in food variety show Strong Girls, alongside Park Bo-ram, Fiestar's Cao Lu, Young-ji, and Giant Pink. The show's first episode aired on E Channel on January 23.[26] On January 12, a collaborative song between Luna, Beast's Junhyung, and Jeong Hyeong-don, titled "Tell Me It's Okay" was released, produced through the show Hitmaker.[27] Also on January 12, it was announced that Luna, EXID's Hani, and Mamamoo's Solar would release a collaborative dance song on January 19, produced by Park Geun-tae.[28] It was later revealed that the song's title is "Honey Bee", and is of the pop soul genre, incorporating 808 bass and saxophone.[29]

Philanthropy[edit]

In February 2017, Luna revealed an underwear collection that she designed in collaboration with C'esttout called Girls Can Do Anything, where proceeds would be donated to the Korean Unwed Mothers' Families Association, an organisation that assists single mothers and their families in South Korea.[30] She also donated over 14,000 sanitary pads to the association, for those unable to afford them.[31]

Personal life[edit]

In October 2011, it was confirmed that Luna had been accepted at Chung-Ang University's Institute of the Arts as theater majors through a special rolling admissions screening process.[32]

Discography[edit]

Main article: Luna discography

Extended plays[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Lightning Man's Secret Han-na Lead Role[33]

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2011–12 Saving Mrs. Go Bong-shil[34] TV Chosun Seo In-young
2015 Jumping Girl Nam Sang-ah web drama

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2010–2011 Star King SBS Regular panelist
  • March 27 (2010) (Episode 159)
  • May 22 & 29 (2010) (Episode 165 & 166)
  • June 26 (2010) (Episode 169)
  • July 17, 24 & 31 (2010) (Episode 172, 173 & 174)
  • August 14, 21 & 28 (2010) (Episode 176, 177 & 178)
  • September 4, 11 & 25 (2010) (Episode 179, 180 & 182)
  • October 9 (2010) (Episode 184)
  • January 29 (2011) (Episode 200)
  • February 5 (2011) (Episode 201)
  • June 18 & 25 (2011) (Episode 220 & 221)
  • July 2 (2011) (Episode 222)
2011 The Show[35] SBS MTV Fixed host
2014 Dance Battle Korea MBC Music Host
  • April 15
2015 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant
  • April 5 – April 12: 1st Generation Mask King
  • April 19 – April 26: 2nd Generation Mask King
  • May 3 – May 10: Eliminated by Third Generation challenger
Global Request Show: A Song For You KBS Special Host, Season 4 (Episode 4 and 5)
  • August 24 – September 4
2016 Duet Song Festival MBC Contestant
King of Mask Singer MBC Celebrity panelist
  • August 7
  • Episode 71 & 72
2016–2017 Get It Beauty OnStyle Host (Season 3)
  • May 13 – present
2017
Strong Girls E Channel Regular cast
  • January 23 – present
Singing Battle KBS2 Hidden Card
  • Episode 14
  • Sang JYP & Sunye's Afternoon Separation
  • January 27
Immortal Songs 2 KBS2 Contestant
  • Episode 288
  • sang Insooni's Father with twin sister, Park Jin Young
  • January 28

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role
2011 Legally Blonde[36] Elle Woods
Coyote Ugly[37] Violet Sanford
2013 High School Musical on Stage! Gabriella Montez
2014 School OZ Hologram Musical Diana
2015–2016 In the Heights Nina Rosario

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2010 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer in a Variety Show Star King Won
2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Dance Performance Solo "Free Somebody" Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated

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