Park So-jin

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Sojin
Park So-jin at "Like a French Film" VIP Premiere 04.jpg
Sojin at "Like a French Film" VIP Premiere in January 2016
Native name 박소진
Born Park So-jin
(1986-05-21) May 21, 1986 (age 30)
Daegu, South Korea
Occupation
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Years active 2010–present
Labels
  • Dream Tea Entertainment
Associated acts
Park So-jin
Hangul 박소진
Hanja 朴素珍 [1]
Revised Romanization Bak So-jin
McCune–Reischauer Pak Sojin

Park So-jin (hangul: 박소진; hanja: 朴素珍; born May 21, 1986), most often credited as Sojin, is a South Korean idol singer. She is the leader of the girl group Girl's Day under Dream Tea Entertainment.

Biography[edit]

Sojin 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.[2]

Career[edit]

Before her debut, Sojin worked as a vocal trainer for the K-pop boy band Ulala Session.

On July 7, 2010, Sojin debuted as a member of Girl's Day on KBS' Music Bank with their debut single, Tilt My Head.[3]

On January 9, 2011, Sojin released her first solo single for the Flames of Desire OST, "Our Love Like This".[4]

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.[5]

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.

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".[6]

On January 30, 2015, Sojin lent her voice for "Dizzy Dizzy" for Part 2 of her SBS weekend drama The Family Is Coming (Family Outing) OST.

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.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Drama[edit]

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

Variety show series[edit]

Year Title Network Note
2010 The Beatles Code Mnet Guest with Minah
2011 1000 Song Challenge SBS Guest with Minah
Weekly Idol MBC Every1 Guest with Jihae, Yura, Minah and Hyeri
2012 1 vs 100 KBS Guest with Minah
Weekly Idol MBC Every1 Guest with Yura, Minah and Hyeri
2013 Lunar New Year’s Special: Showdown! Idol Gayo Stage KBS Guest with Minah
Star King SBS Guest with Hyeri
Weekly Idol MBC Every1 Guest with Yura, Minah and Hyeri
Hidden Singer 2 JTBC Guest
2014 Star King SBS Guest with Hyeri
Weekly Idol MBC Every1 Guest with Yura, Minah and Hyeri
Full House KBS2 Guest with Minah
Hello Counselor KBS2 Guest with Minah
Idol School MBC MC
Quiz to Change the World MBC Guest with Yura
2015 Running Man SBS Guest in Episode 233 (winner along with Gary & Haha)
King of Masked Singer MBC Guest
Escape Crisis No. 1 KBS2 Guest with Yura and Minah
Hello Counselor KBS2 Guest with Yura
After School Club Arirang Guest with Yura, Minah and Hyeri
I Live Alone MBC Guest in Episode 117
Weekly Idol MBC Every1 Guest with Yura and Minah in Episode 210 [8]
Two Yoo Project Sugar Man JTBC Guest with EXID′s Hani, John Park and Mad Clown
Happy Together 3 KBS Guest on 'Image Makeover' Special
2016 Einstein SBS Guest
Same Bed, Different Dreams SBS Guest on Episode 45
Law of the Jungle SBS Guest for Papua New Guinea trip
Let Me Home tvN MC
Healing Camp SBS Guest on Episode 218
Problematic Men tvN Guest on Episode 63
Two Yoo Project Sugar Man JTBC Guest
I'm a Movie Director too! Channel CGV Guest
Trick & True KBS Guest on Chuseok Special with Yura
Tasty Road Olive TV Guest with Minah and Hyeri
31 Salon OnStyle Guest on Episode 5 with Yura, Minah and Hyeri
Get It Beauty OnStyle Guest

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. ^ "Idol of the Week: Girl's Day". Weekly Idol. MBC Every1. HLKV-TV, Seoul, South Korea, 19 Nov. 2011. Television.
  3. ^ "Girls Day Debuts with 'Tilt My head' on Today Music Core"
  4. ^ Sojin Released Flames of Desire Ost
  5. ^ Sojin participates in song writing
  6. ^ "Sojin to collaborate with hip hop artist Crucial Star for "Three Things I want to Give You".Allkpop Retrieved 2014-03-02
  7. ^ Girl's Day Park Sojin Profile
  8. ^ Kang, So-Jeong (August 6, 2015). "주간아이돌' 소진, 배바지 입고 맛깔나는 통아저씨춤". StarNews. Retrieved 2015-08-05. 

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