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Solbi in 2015
|Birth name||Kwon Ji-an|
|Born||30 September 1984|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, painter, TV personality|
|Revised Romanization||Gwon Ji-an|
Kwon Ji-an (Hangul: 권지안; born 30 September 1984), commonly known by her stage name Solbi (Hangul: 솔비), is a South Korean singer, painter, and television personality. She made her singing debut in 2006 as a member of the K-pop group Typhoon, and gained widespread fame in 2008 as a cast member of the variety show We Got Married. She held her first solo exhibition as a painter in 2012.
She made her debut as the main vocalist of the representative K-pop hybrid group Typhoon in 2006 and also released her solo album ' Do It ' in 2008. In the same year, she also received attention in plays and musicals. Since then, she has been releasing music and music albums every year.
Aside from her music career, Solbi has also achieved fame as a television host on MBC, in the shows Sang Sang Plus (season 2) (alongside Lee Hyori and Shin Jung-hwan) and Music Core with Big Bang members Seung Ri and Dae Sung from March 2008 to March 2009, later replaced by Tiffany and Yuri of Girls' Generation. In February 2008, Solbi was cast in the reality show We Got Married, where celebrities are paired up to live together as newlyweds. Solbi was paired up with Hong Kyeong Min for the Lunar Special episode, but for the rest of the series her partner was Andy of Shinhwa.
On 19 June 2008 Solbi released her first solo digital single, titled 'Cute Love', the lyrics in which she composed herself. The song is used as Andy and Solbi's theme song for the show. On 15 July 2008 she recorded a Korean version of 'Way Back into Love' from the 2007 movie Music and Lyrics with Kim Jong Wook. Solbi's first mini album titled 'Do It, Do It' was released on 17 September 2008. Her second album, titled 'French Kiss' was released on 16 April 2009.
Solbi appeared as one of the main MCs for Infinite Girls (season 2), but later stepped down, citing scheduling conflicts with her upcoming album. She participated program named Infinite Challenge in October 2015.
In 2017, she was appointed as an ambassador for the Central Election Commission. She was also a special guest teacher in Idol School, as a Psychological Health Management teacher using art therapy, the same outlet for herself when she was struggling.
A change from singer to artist
She is absorbed in art, which was started in 2010 for healing purposes, and is showing her ability as a painter. Starting with ' fantasy ' of ' Trace ' in 2015, she introduced self-collaboration (a new form of art through collaboration between two different selves: Kwon Ji-an and Solbi). The self-collaboration is a total of five pieces, including 'Black Swan' in 2016, "Jikji Korea International Festival' in 2017, and 'Hyperism-Blue' in 2018. Solbi in particular is a side effect of the " hyperism " (the flood of information and content), which means that if modern desires and higher expectations are not addressed, the opposite side effect is the feeling of deprivation. 'Hyperism -Red' performed an unprecedented 'Red' performance on KBS 2 TV 'Music Bank ' on the subject of pains of women, giving fresh shock. In March 2018, she introduced the sound of 'Class' of 'Hyperism-Blue' to her YouTube channel.
Social contribution activities
She is also continuing her social contribution. Since 2012, she has been leading the sharing of talent donations and good deeds to a nursery in Gyeonggi Province. In 2016, she also released "Find," a song that was released by introducing 'Finding Project' to promote the search for missing children. In December of the same year, the company released 'Son Mo-ah gloves' to improve negative perception toward the deaf and speech impaired children and help them enjoy healthy daily lives. In 2017, she participated in 'A Night of Support for Multicultural Children' and donated 5 million won along with a special performance. She is also raising her voice towards social issues. Since 2014, Solbi has continued to paint pictures of the victims' of Sewol Ferry accident and expressed special condolences. In addition, she appeared as a lecturer on EBS special New Year's Special Talk for the Future of the Year in January 2018, pointing out that the punishment for stalking is only 100,000 won. The bill proposed by Solbi was decided as a comprehensive measure to prevent damage from stalking and dating violence at the National Assembly presided over by Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon and was enacted as a 'law to punish stalking.' Solbi also criticized class society by releasing 'Class' of 'Hyperism-Blue' in 2018. In June 2018, she participated in the Muko Multi-Particular Anti-Terruption Event Association and encouraged families.
Children's arts education
In June 2018, she was selected as MC of Play-learn TV's 'Museum of Fine Arts of Roman Princess. 'Solbi has shown that she likes children through broadcasting and SNS. She taught art to children through volunteer work every year. Solbi challenges the realm of children's art, which became part of her art for healing purposes. As a result, 'The Museum of Fine Arts' is an unprecedented art program and children's education program that learns creative expression through experience in, listening and touching based on modern art.
- Show Music Core
- We Got Married (Season 1), MBC, 2008
- Sunday Sunday Night – We Got Married, MBC, 2008
- Sang Sang Plus (Season 2), KBS, 2008
- Infinite Girls (Season 2), MBC, 2009–2010
|Title||Album details||Peak chart
|Solbi Is An Ottogi
|31 Flavors of Me...Like Sweet Ice Cream
(상큼한 아이스크림 같은 나는 31)
- Cute Love (digital single)
- Do It
- Always Together
- 부탁해요 (Please) (narration, with AWESOME!)
- White Kiss
- Love Escort
- 벌 받을 거야 (Punished)
- 어쩌죠 (What Should I Do?)
- 오뚜기 (Ottogi)
- 오늘도 난 원더풀 (Wonderful As Always)
- 블랙스완 (Black Swan)
- Get Back
- 너는 어때
- "솔비". Daum 100 (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-08-10.
- Sung, Ji-eun (2018-07-14). "Solbi launches her own YouTube channel". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
- "'다재다능' 솔비, 그림 개인전 성황리 마쳐". SBS Sports (in Korean). 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
- Solbi withdraws from Infinity Girls
- Solbi becomes the ambassador for the Central Election Commission
- "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart.
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