Solar (singer)

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Solar
20200723—Solar 솔라, Ravi's Close Up screenshot (12m37s)(edited)(cropped).jpg
Solar in 2020
Born
Kim Yong-sun

(1991-02-21) February 21, 1991 (age 30)
Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • television personality
  • youtuber
Musical career
GenresK-pop
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
LabelsRBW
Associated actsMamamoo
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Yong-seon
McCune–ReischauerKim Yongsŏn
Stage name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationSol-la
McCune–ReischauerSolla

Kim Yong-sun (Korean김용선, born February 21, 1991),[1] better known by the stage name Solar (Korean솔라), is a South Korean singer and songwriter signed under RBW. She is the leader of girl group Mamamoo.[2] She made her solo debut with the single "Spit it Out" on April 23, 2020.

Biography[edit]

Kim Yong-sun was born in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea,[3] where she lived with her parents and elder sister, Yong-hee[citation needed]. She graduated from Hanyang Women's University with a major in tourism.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

2014-present: Debut with Mamamoo[edit]

Solar debuted as a member and vocalist of Mamamoo on June 18, 2014, along with Moonbyul, Wheein, and Hwasa. On April 24, 2018, she released her first solo EP, Solar's Emotion, which included previously released covers of several Korean pop songs and her solo version of Mamamoo's "Star Wind Flower Sun," which she wrote herself.[4]

Solar in 2018

2019-present: Solo activities[edit]

She made her official solo debut with the single, "Spit It Out," which was released with a music video on April 23, 2020. The same day, Solar had her debut stage on Mnet's M Countdown.[5] On April 28, she won her first-ever music show award as a solo artist on SBS MTV's The Show.[6]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

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

Single albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[7]
Spit It Out
  • Released: April 23, 2020
  • Label: RBW
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
2

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[9]
KOR Hot
[10]
SGP
Reg.

[11]
US World
[12]
"Spit It Out" (뱉어) 2020 71 37 19 6 Spit it Out
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Remake[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[13]
"Lived Like a Fool" (바보처럼 살았군요) 2015 43 Solar Emotion Part.6
"Only Longing Grows" (그리움만 쌓이네) 69
"In My Dreams" (꿈에) 2016 72
"Happy People" (행복을 주는 사람) 2017 49
"Autumn Letter" (가을 편지) N/A
"Alone People" (외로운 사람들) [a]
"Nada Sou Sou" (눈물이 주룩주룩) 2018 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Collaborations[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[19]
"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
"A Song from the Past" (이 노랜 꽤 오래된 거야)
(with Kassy)
2020 58
"Promise U"[b]
(with Moonbyul)
2021 172 REVIBE Vol.1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
"Love Again"
Yang Da-il feat. Solar
2016 [c] Non-album single
"Cloudy"
Kiggen feat. Solar
2017 N/A Cloudy
"Lie Ya"
Cosmic Girl feat. Solar
2018 Non-album single
"Leopard"
Ravi feat. Solar
2019 Nirvana II
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
"Star" (별) (with Kim Min-jae) 2015 68 Twenty Again OST Part. 6
"Blue Bird"
2020 N/A Run On OST Part. 3
"Adrenaline" 2021 Vincenzo OST Part. 3
"Always, be with you" (나는 그대고 그대는 나였다) Lovers of the Red Sky OST Part. 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
"Like Yesterday" (어제처럼) (with Moonbyul) 2015 54 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man
"Hello" (Solar solo) 2018 [d] N/A Blue;s
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Composition credits[edit]

All song credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association's database unless stated otherwise.[27]

Year Artist Song Album Lyrics Music Arrangement
2015 Mamamoo "Um Oh Ah Yeh" (음오아예) Pink Funky Yes No No
"Um Oh Ah Yeh" (Acapella version)
2016 "Taller Than You" (1cm의 자존심) Melting
"My Hometown" (고향이) Yes
"Recipe" (나만의)
"You're the Best" (넌 is 뭔들) No
"Décalcomanie" (데칼코마니) Memory
"I Love Too" (놓지 않을게)
"Memory" (그리고 그리고 그려봐; Draw & Draw & Draw)
2017 "Yes I Am" (나로 말할 것 같으면) Purple
"Aze Gag" (아재개그) Yes
2018 "From Winter to Spring" (겨울에서 봄으로) (intro) Yellow Flower Yes
"Star Wind Flower Sun" (별 바람 꽃 태양) No
Solar "Star Wind Flower Sun" (별 바람 꽃 태양) [e] Solar Emotion
Mamamoo "Sleep in the Car" (잠이라도 자지) Red Moon
Cosmic Girl (feat. Solar) "Lie Ya" Non-album single
Mamamoo "No More Drama" Blue;s
"Hello" [f]
2019 "gogobebe" (고고베베) White Wind No
Ravi (feat. Solar) (prod. Cosmic Boy) "Leopard" Nirvana II Yes
Mamamoo "I'm Your Fan" Reality in Black
2020 Solar & Kassy "A Song from the Past" (이 노랜 꽤 오래된 거야) Non-album single No
Solar "Spit it Out" (뱉어) Spit It Out Yes
2021 Mamamoo "Decalcomanie 2021" I Say Mamamoo: The Best No
"gogobebe (Rock ver.)" (고고베베)
"Yes I am (Funk boost ver.)" (나로 말할 것 같으면)
"You’re the best 2021" (넌 is 뭔들 2021)
"Um Oh Ah Yeh 2021" (음오아예 2021)

Concerts and fanmeeting[edit]

Concerts
  • Solar "Emotion Concert Blossom" (2018)[28]
    • April 27–29 – Seoul, South Korea – Ewha University
    • June 16–17 – Busan, South Korea – Sohyang Theater Shinhan Card Hall.
Fanmeeting
  • Solarsido "SoLive 3 Million Subscribers Special" (April 24, 2021)[29]

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2015 Imaginary Cat MBC Every1 Jung Soo-in Episode 2 and 5 [30]
2016 Entourage tvN Herself Cameo (Episode 1) [31]

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2015 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant Episode 21–22 as "Single Hearted Sunflower" [32]
2016 Duet Song Festival Episode 1, 21, 23-24 [citation needed]
We Got Married Cast member Episode 316–348 with Eric Nam [33]
2020 Gamsung Camping JTBC [34]
Boss in the Mirror KBS2 Episode 81–85, 107–109, 115–117 [citation needed]
2021 The Song We Loved, New Singer Judge [35]
Poongryu - Battle Between the Vocalist JTBC [36]

Host[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2017 2016 Gaon Chart Music Awards Mnet With Leeteuk [citation needed]
KBS Gayo Daechukje KBS With Mingyu, Yerin and Kang Daniel [37]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
MBC Entertainment Awards 2016 Best Couple Solar (with Eric Nam)
We Got Married
Won [38]
Female Rookie Award in Variety Show We Got Married Nominated [citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Alone People" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but it peaked at number 83 on the component Download Chart.
  2. ^ remake version of VIBE's 'Promise U' to celebrate VIBE's 20th Anniversary.
  3. ^ "Love Again" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but it peaked at number 81 on the component Download Chart.
  4. ^ "Hello" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but it peaked at number 98 on the component Download Chart.
  5. ^ Remake as a solo track performed by Solar
  6. ^ Song was released under Mamamoo, but is a solo track performed by Solar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "My Name, 마마무 (1)" (in Korean). Ten Asia. July 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "마마무 그룹명 무슨뜻? 아이유 존경하는 '4인조 걸그룹'" (in Korean). Wow TV.
  3. ^ "솔라 프로필" (in Korean). Naver.
  4. ^ Yoon, Min-sik (April 18, 2018). "Mamamoo's Solar confirms new releases for solo project". The Korea Herald. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  5. ^ Chakraborty, Riddhi (April 23, 2020). "MAMAMOO's Solar Makes Powerful Solo Debut With 'Spit It Out'". Rolling Stone India. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  6. ^ Hwang Hye-jin (April 29, 2020). "마마무 솔라 '더쇼' 1위→빌보드 월드 디지털송 차트 진입 '겹경사'" [Mamamoo Solar 'The Show' 1st place → Billboard World Digital Song chart entry 'double slope']. Naver (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Gaon Weekly Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  8. ^ "2020년 04주차 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  9. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  10. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard.
  11. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Singapore:
  12. ^ "World Digitap Songs Sales". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  14. ^ Cumulative sales of "Lived Like A Fool":
  15. ^ Cumulative sales of "Only Longing Grows":
  16. ^ "2016년 29주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  17. ^ "2017년 08주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  18. ^ "2017년 42주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  19. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  20. ^ Cumulative sales of "Coffee & Tea":
  21. ^ Cumulative sales of "Angel":
  22. ^ "2016년 49주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  23. ^ "2017년 01월 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  24. ^ "2016년 14주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  25. ^ Cumulative sales of "Star":
  26. ^ "2015년 49주차 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart.
  27. ^ "Songs Registered Under SOLAR" (To view, search "10010168" in the "Writers & Publishers" search bar). Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA). Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  28. ^ Kim So-yeon (March 21, 2018). "마마무 솔라, 4월 데뷔 첫 단독 콘서트 '블라썸' 개최" [Mamamoo's Solar to hold their first solo concert 'Blossom' since their debut in April]. Naver (in Korean). Maeil Economic Daily. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  29. ^ Kim Hyun-seo (May 14, 2021). ""용왕님덜 초대" ... 마마무 솔라, '솔라시도' 300만 기념 온라인 콘서트 진행" ["Dragon King's invitation" ... Mamamoo's Solar to hold 3 million commemorative online concert for 'Solasido']. Top Star News (in Korean). Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  30. ^ Park Jin-young (October 26, 2015). "'상상고양이' 측 "마마무 솔라, 유승호 첫사랑 역 캐스팅"" ['Imaginary Cat' side "Mamamoo's Solar cast as Yoo Seung-ho's first love"]. Naver (in Korean). Osen. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  31. ^ Seo Jang-won (June 15, 2016). "마마무, '안투라지' 특별 출연 ... 미친 존재감 과시" [Mamamoo to make a special appearance in 'Entourage' ... Show off your crazy presence]. Naver (in Korean). Sports Seoul. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  32. ^ Kwon Hye-rim (August 30, 2015). "마마무 솔라 "'복면가왕', 가수 인생의 포인트 됐다"" [Mamamoo's Solar "'King of Mask Singer' became the point of my life as a singer"]. Naver (in Korean). Joy News 24. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  33. ^ "'우결'의 여행은 진리다" (in Korean). Korea Daily. Archived from the original on March 24, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  34. ^ "솔라→손나은, '갬성캠핑' 합류..박소담X박나래와 황금 라인업 완성(종합)" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  35. ^ Han Hae-Seon (May 12, 2021). "[단독]'파워 성량' 마마무 솔라·거미, '새가수' 심사위원 확정". StarNews (in Korean). V.daum. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  36. ^ Hong Se-young (July 20, 2021). "전현무→송가인 '풍류대장' 론칭, 9월 첫방 확정 [공식]" [Jeon Hyun-moo → Song Ga-in 'Pungryu Captain' launch, September first air confirmed [Official]]. Naver (in Korean). Sports Donga. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  37. ^ Jeon Hyo-jin (December 21, 2017). "[공식] 엑·방·워→레벨·트와이스, KBS 가요대축제 특별MC" [[Official] X Bang War → Level Twice, KBS Song Festival Special MC]. Naver (in Korean). Sports Donga. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  38. ^ Lee Seung-rok (December 29, 2016). "[MBC연예대상] '우결' 에릭남♥솔라, 베스트커플상 받았다" [[MBC Entertainment Awards] 'We Got Married' Eric Nam ♥ Solar received Best Couple Award]. Naver (in Korean). My Daily. Retrieved July 30, 2021.

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