Shoo (singer)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Yoo.
Native name 유수영
Born Yoo Soo-young
Shū Kunimitsu (邦光 洙)

(1981-10-23) October 23, 1981 (age 35)
Yokohama, Japan
Other names Shoo
Spouse(s) Im Hyo-sung (m. 2010)
Children Im Yoon
Im Ra-yool
Im Ra-hee
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1997–present
  • S.M. Entertainment (1997-2006) (2016–present)
  • JIIN Entertainment (2006-2014)
  • Run Entertainment (2014-present)[1]
Associated acts
Hangul 유수영
Hanja 柳水永
Revised Romanization Yu Su-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Yu Su-yŏng

Yoo Soo-young or Shū Kunimitsu (born 23 October 1981), better known as Shoo, is a South Korean singer and musical actress. She is best known as a member of South Korean girl group S.E.S.. In 2010, she released her debut solo extended play, Devote One's Love.

Early life[edit]

Yoo Soo-young or Shū Kunimitsu was born on October 23, 1981 in Yokohama, Japan. Her father is Korean and her mother is Japanese. She was signed to S.M. Entertainment after successfully auditioning for the company.


1997–02: S.E.S.[edit]

Main article: S.E.S. (group)

Shoo made her debut with S.E.S. in 1997. The group debuted with the album and single "I'm Your Girl" on November 1, 1997. The group since went on to become the top-selling K-pop girl group for their generation of artists. Since debut, the group has released five Korean albums and two Japanese albums. The group officially parted was in 2002, due to the expiry of their contracts with SM Entertainment. Members Bada and Eugene parted from SM Entertainment after the expiry of their initial contracts, while Shoo stayed with SM Entertainment until 2006.

2003–06: Solo Career[edit]

Shoo remained signed under SM Entertainment until 2006. In the time during which she was signed, Shoo participated on SMTown albums in 2003 and 2004. In 2006, Shoo departed from SM Entertainment and signed onto JIIN Entertainment.[2] In 2005, she began her stage musical career in the Korean adaptation of Bat Boy: The Musical,[3] which sold over 110,000 tickets in Korea and Japan. In December 2006, she stated that she would pursue acting and would be putting her singing career on hiatus.[4]

2010–15: Solo debut and other activities[edit]

In January 2010, Shoo returned to the music scene with the release of her first mini-album, Devote One's Love with the lead track Only You.[5]

In March 2014, Shoo signed with RUN Entertainment and returned to her career as an actress.[6]

In December 2014, Shoo along with her bandmates Bada made a special comeback on Infinity Challenge, in the episode "Saturday for Singers", and performed two songs ("I'm Your Girl" and "I Love You") with Girls' Generation member Seohyun, who was filling in for Eugene due to her pregnancy, but they stated that she wished they could have performed together.[7] In January 2015, she appeared on the show Roommate with her twin daughters, Im Rayool, Im Rahee and her husband, Hyosung.

2016–present: S.E.S. comeback[edit]

On May 28, Shoo with S.E.S. member Bada and Eugene attended a charity event, Green Heart Bazaar. In October 2016, Shoo along with Bada and Eugene re-formed S.E.S. to celebrate their 20th anniversary since the debut of the group.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Shoo married basketball player, Im Hyo-sung on April 11, 2010 at the Seoul Renaissance Hotel. Shoo was pregnant at the time.[9] In June 2010, the couple welcomed their first son, Im Yoo. In April 2013, Shoo gave birth to twin daughters, Im Ra-yool and Im Ra-hee.


Main article: S.E.S. discography
  • Devote One's Love (2010)


  1. ^ jun2yng (March 27, 2014). "S.E.S Member Shoo Returns as an Actress". Soompi. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived November 14, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Yong-sung, Lee (2005-08-23). "HERALD INTERVIEW : Former S.E.S. member Shoo embarks on new career as an actress". Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  4. ^ "SES 슈 유수영, 가수활동 포기" [SES Shoo, giving up singing] (in Korean). Daum. 2006-12-07. Retrieved 2011-01-13.  (via Wayback machine)
  5. ^ "슈 '자기 밖에' 가수 컴백! S.E.S도 다시 뭉쳤다" [Shoo Comes Back as Singer with "Only You"! S.E.S. Also Back Together]. JoinsMSN/Newsen. 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
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  7. ^ fitzdarcy (December 31, 2014). "Eugene Wishes She Could Have Performed with S.E.S On "Infinity Challenge"". Soompi. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  8. ^ ""데뷔 20주년, 완전체 컴백"…S.E.S, 재결합 선언". Dispatch (in Korean). October 3, 2016. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
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