Sol Bi

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kwon.
Sol Bi
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Background information
Birth name Kwon Ji-Ahn
Also known as 권선미
Kwon Seon-Mi
Born (1984-09-30) 30 September 1984 (age 32)
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Actress, Entertainer
Years active 2006-present
Labels Trifecta Entertainment
(2006-2009)
Fantom Entertainment
(2009-2010)
SidusHQ
(2010-2012)
Histar Entertainment
(2012-present)
Associated acts Typhoon

Kwon Ji-Ahn (Korean: 솔비, 率悲, born 30 September 1984), commonly know by her stage name Sol Bi, is a South Korean singer and actress. She debuted as a member of singing group Typhoon in 2006.

Biography[edit]

A SM trainee before transferring to Trifecta Entertainment, Solbi had been trained by songwriter Kim Se-jin for more than two years before her début. However, due to her solo activities, she left Typhoon in 2008.

It is commonly said that Solbi was born in 1983. This is because there had been a misunderstanding while filing her birth certificate, which states that she was born in 1983, while her real birthdate is 1984, which she confirms on a talk show with her mother. Also, her legal name was changed to Kwon Ji Ahn.

Career[edit]

Typhoon's first album was released in 2006. The album ranges across disco, reggae, techno and ballads. Although the trio concentrates on dance music, Typhoon wanted to display their talent by offering a variety of songs on their first album.

On 1 February 2010, Typhoon disbanded after four years. A representative stated that the members will pursue solo careers and other activities.[1]

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. Through this relationship, she has appeared on other variety shows with Andy's band members Kim Dong Wan, Jun Jin, Shin Hye Sung and Lee Min Woo. She was also cast in MBC mini series 라이프: 특별조사팀 (LIFE: Special Investigation Unit)[2] for seven episodes until she quit due to commitments to We Got Married. Her character, Jung Ju Ri, was written to leave the show because of her upcoming marriage to Andy.[3] Solbi and Andy made their official exit from We Got Married on 5 October 2008.

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.[citation needed]

Solbi starred on a show, Love Escort, taking care of a baby for one week. A digital single was released on 9 April 2009, titled "Love Escort" as the show's theme song. Solbi gained popularity through Mnet's Ice Princess, where she undergoes intensive training to become a figure skater.

Solbi appeared as one of the main MCs for Infinite Girls (season 2), but later stepped down,[4] citing scheduling conflicts with her upcoming album.

She participated program named Infinite Challenge in October 2015.

Television appearances[edit]

Discography[edit]

Typhoon[edit]

Troika (album 2006)

  • Lover Reggae Typhoon
  • So...
  • Shall We Kiss
  • Paradise
  • From Monday to Saturday
  • Love Virus
  • U Ha Ha Ha
  • Sha La La La

Summer Remix (digital single, 2006)

  • Remix hits from their first album

Travel (album, 2007)

  • Only You
  • I'll Wait

'Goodbye (single, February 2010)

  • Destiny

Solo[edit]

Singles

  • 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

Mini-albums

  • Do It, 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ Typhoon to break up after 4 years
  2. ^ [2008 K-DRAMA] First Half Wrapup
  3. ^ Solbi quits Life Special Investigation Team citing “Marriage”
  4. ^ Solbi withdraws from Infinity Girls

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