Solar (singer)

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Solar in May 2018
Native name
Kim Yong-sun

(1991-02-21) February 21, 1991 (age 28)
Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Musical career
Years active2014–present
Associated actsMamamoo
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Yong-seon
McCune–ReischauerKim Yongsŏn
Stage name
Revised RomanizationSolla

Kim Yong-sun (born February 21, 1991),[1] better known by the mononym Solar, is a South Korean singer; she is the leader of girl group Mamamoo.[2]


Kim Yong-sun was born in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea,[3] where she lived with her parents and elder sister, Yong-hee. She graduated from Modern K Music Academy University.

Solar Emotion[edit]

The single/album series "Solar Emotion" are remakes of old songs by veteran soloists from South Korea.


Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US World
Solar Sensitivity Part.6
Track listing
  1. 바람이 불어오는 곳 (Where The Wind Rises)
  2. 눈물이 주룩주룩 (Nada Sou Sou)
  3. 한동안 뜸했었지 (It's been a long time)
  4. 별 바람 꽃 태양 (Star Wind Flower Sun) (Solo Ver.)
  5. 바보처럼 살았군요 (Lived Like A Fool) (only LP)
  6. 그리움만 쌓이네 (Only Longing Grows) (only LP)
  7. 꿈에 (In My Dreams) (only LP)
  8. 행복을 주는 사람 (A Person Who Gives Happiness) (Intro) (only LP)
  9. 행복을 주는 사람 (A Person Who Gives Happiness) (only LP)
  10. 외로운 사람들 (Alone People) (only LP)
  11. 가을 편지 (Autumn Letter) (only LP)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
As lead artist
"Lived Like A Fool" (바보처럼 살았군요) 2015 43
  • KOR: 68,433+[7]
Non-album singles
"Only Longing Grows" (그리움만 쌓이네) 69
  • KOR: 56,223+[8]
"In My Dreams" (꿈에) 2016 72
  • KOR: 29,325+[9]
"Happy People" (행복을 주는 사람) 2017 49
"Autumn Letter" (가을 편지) N/A
"Alone People" (외로운 사람들)
"Nada Sou Sou" (눈물이 주룩주룩) 2018 N/A Solar Sensitivity Part.6
"Hello" Blue;S
"Coffee & Tea" with Eddy Kim 2015 53 Dokkun Project Part.4
"Angel" with Wheein 2016 26 Memory
"Mellow" (꿀이 떨어져) with Hwang Chi-yeul 48 Fall In, Girl Volume.2
"Honey Bee" with Luna and Hani 2017 38 Non-album singles
"Charm Of Life" with Heechul, Shindong, Eunhyuk N/A
Soundtrack appearances
"Star" (별) with Kim Min-jae 2015 68 Twenty Again OST
"Like Yesterday" (어제처럼) with Moonbyul 54 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man OST
As featured artist
"Love Again" Yang Da-il feat. Solar 2016 Non-album single
"Cloudy" Kiggen feat. Solar 2017 N/A Cloudy
"Lie Ya" Cosmic Girl feat. Solar 2018 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Television series[edit]

Year Network Title Role
MBC Every1
Imaginary Cat[19] Jung Soo-in (Episode 2 and 5)
Entourage Mamamoo (Episode 1)

Reality shows[edit]

Year Network Title Notes
We Got Married Episodes 316–348 with Eric Nam[20]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2016 16th MBC Entertainment Awards Female Rookie Award in Variety Show We Got Married Nominated
Best Couple (with Eric Nam) Won


  1. ^ "My Name, 마마무 (1)" (in Korean). Ten Asia. 2014-07-15.
  2. ^ "마마무 그룹명 무슨뜻? 아이유 존경하는 '4인조 걸그룹'" (in Korean). Wow TV.
  3. ^ "솔라 프로필" (in Korean). Naver.
  4. ^ "Gaon Weekly Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "World Albums". Billboard. 2013-01-02. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  7. ^ Cumulative sales of "Lived Like A Fool":
  8. ^ Cumulative sales of "Only Longing Grows":
  9. ^ "2016년 29주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  10. ^ "2017년 08주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  11. ^ "2017년 42주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  12. ^ Cumulative sales of "Coffee & Tea":
  13. ^ Cumulative sales of "Angel":
  14. ^ "2016년 49주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  15. ^ "2017년 01월 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  16. ^ Cumulative sales of "Star":
  17. ^ "2015년 49주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  18. ^ "2016년 14주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  19. ^ "Imaginary Cat" (in Korean). MBC Plus. Archived from the original on 2017-09-20. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  20. ^ "'우결'의 여행은 진리다" (in Korean). Korea Daily. Archived from the original on 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2017-03-23. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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