Park So-jin

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Park So-jin
Park So-jin at "Like a French Film" VIP Premiere 04.jpg
Park at "Like a French Film" VIP Premiere in January 2016
Native name 박소진
Born Park So-jin
(1986-05-21) May 21, 1986 (age 31)
Daegu, South Korea
Education Yeungnam University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels Dream Tea Entertainment
Associated acts Girl's Day
Korean name
Hangul 박소진
Hanja [1]
Revised Romanization Bak So-jin
McCune–Reischauer Pak Sojin

Park So-jin (born May 21, 1986),[2] better known by the mononym Sojin, is a South Korean singer and songwriter. She is the leader of South Korean girl group Girl's Day.

Early life and education[edit]

Park So-jin was born on May 21, 1986, in Daegu, South Korea. She attended Lee Hyun Elementary School, Seojin Middle School and Kyungduk Girls' High School. She majored in Mechanical Engineering at Yeungnam University.[3]

Career[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Prior to her debut, Sojin worked as a vocal trainer for the K-pop boy band Ulala Session.[citation needed]

2010–2012: Debut, Flames of Desire OST and songwriting[edit]

On July 7, 2010, Sojin debuted as a member of Girl's Day on KBS' Music Bank with their debut single, "Tilt My Head" (갸우뚱).[4]

On January 9, 2011, Sojin released her first solo single for the Flames of Desire OST, "Our Love Like This".[citation needed]

On April 19, 2012, Girl's Day made a comeback with the mini album Everyday II. The album included the song "Telepathy", which was composed by Sojin. On the same year, Sojin and a male composer wrote the song "It's Snowing" for Tokyo Girl. The song was later released on December 7.[citation needed]

2013–2016: Collaborations and Family Outing OST[edit]

On March 14, 2013, Girl's Day released the full-length album Expectation. Sojin wrote the intro song "Girl's Day World", and co-wrote the lyrics for "I Don't Mind" with her fellow members. On October 15, Girl's Day released the song "Let's Go", written and composed by Sojin.[citation needed]

On March 2, 2014, Sojin collaborated with hip hop artist Crucial Star on a remake of Park Hye-kyung's song "Three Things I Want to Give You".[citation needed]

On January 30, 2015, Sojin lent her voice for "Dizzy Dizzy" for Part 2 of her SBS' weekend drama Family Outing OST.[citation needed]

Influences[edit]

Sojin said that her biggest influence in life is Uhm Jung-hwa. She describes her as a long time leader of her generation who shows abundant expressiveness and depth.[5]

Personal life[edit]

On June 28, 2017, Sojin and singer-songwriter Eddy Kim announced that they are in a relationship.[6]

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Note
2011 I Trusted Him MBC Cameo
2014 The Greatest Marriage Lee Yoo-ri TV Chosun Supporting role
2015 The Family Is Coming Choi Dong-joo SBS Supporting role

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Note
2017 Living Together in Empty Room MBC Cast member with Kim Min-jong and Girl's Day's Yura (Episodes 19–present)[7]

Discography[edit]

Year Song Title Artist From Album Duration
2011 "Our Love Like This" Sojin Flames of Desire OST 3:57
"Bum Bum Bum" Sojin feat. Song Ho-bum Kwak Tae-hoon Project Album 4th 3:21
2013 "In the Summer" Sojin feat. Zizo Deux 20th Anniversary Tribute Album 4:21
"I Want to Turn Back Time" Sojin Passionate Love OST 4:02
2014 "Three Things I Want to Give You" Crucial Star feat. Sojin Single 4:00
"Finale" Sojin & Dok2 Single 3:51
2015 "On Rainy Days" Kim Taebum (Party Street) and Sojin Single 3:37
"Ajjil Ajjil" Sojin Family Outing OST 3:27
"I Am Korea" Various Artists I Am Korea Theme Song 3:40
"It Hurts" Sojin & Zico Mask OST 3:47
"Everyday With You" Sojin Reply 1988 OST 3:16

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "소진 프로필" (in Korean). 
  3. ^ "Idol of the Week: Girl's Day". Weekly Idol. MBC Every1. HLKV-TV, Seoul, South Korea, 19 Nov. 2011. Television.
  4. ^ "Girls Day Debuts with 'Tilt My head' on Today Music Core"
  5. ^ Girl's Day Park Sojin Profile
  6. ^ "Sojin of Girl's Day, Eddy Kim confirm relationship". Yonhap News. June 28, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017. 
  7. ^ Lee Eun-jin (August 24, 2017). "'발칙한 동거' 김민종X소진, 유라 집에서 다시 동거 시작… '반가운 재회'". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved August 25, 2017. 

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