Stephanie (South Korean singer)

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Stephanie
스테파니(Stephanie) OBS 지구촌 행복 나눔 콘서트.jpg
Native name
김보경
Born
Kim Bo-kyung

(1987-10-16) October 16, 1987 (age 32)
Other namesStephanie Kim
Occupation
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2005–present
Labels
  • SM
  • Media Line Entertainment
  • Mafia Records
  • WK Media
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Bo-gyeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Pogyŏng

Kim Bo-kyung (born October 16, 1987), better known as Stephanie Kim or Stephanie, is an American singer, ballet dancer and musical theatre actress based in South Korea. She was debuted as a member of South Korean girl group The Grace in 2005. Stephanie began her solo career with the releases of single album The New Beginning on October 8, 2012.

Career[edit]

Stephanie made her debut as member of the South Korean girl group The Grace in 2005. Since 2005, the group has released three studio albums and tenth singles. In 2010, the group went to hiatus due to Stephanie's health issues while following other members maintain their solo career.

As of 2011, Stephanie joined as a member of the Los Angeles Ballet.[1][2]

On October 8 of 2012, Stephanie began her solo career under other music label Media Line with releasing first solo single album The New Beginning along with the title track "Game". In April 2014, It was reported that Stephanie would released an independent track in the summer of under new label Mafia Records was delayed due to some reasons. Her digital single "Prisoner" finally released in August 2015.[3][4] Her follow-up digital single "Blackout" was released in late September 2015.[5] Stephanie released her first EP "Top Secret" with title track "Up, Up" featuring Teen Top's L.joe in October 2015.[6]

Stephanie released her third digital single "Tomorrow" on May 6, 2016.[7] In the end of May 2016, Stephanie's contract with SM Entertainment expired. She maintained solo act under the record label Mafia Records.[8]

In April 2019, Stephanie joined WK Media after her contract with Mafia Records ended.[9] Soon afterwards, Stephanie released digital single "Man On The Dance Floor" on April 18.[10]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[11]
Top Secret 20

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[13]
"Game" 2012 94 The New Beginning
"Prisoner" 2015 180 N/A Top Secret
"Blackout"
"Tomorrow" 2016 Non-album singles
"Man on the Dance Floor" 2019
"Say It" (feat. Lina) TBA TBA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Collaborations[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album Artist(s)
KOR
[15]
"Together As One" 2016 N/A Hooxi, The Beginning[16] Various artists[17]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Original Soundtracks[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[18]
"Choice (선택)" 2015 N/A Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (Baek Ji-young)
"You Leave (떠나는 임아)" 2016 Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (Oh Seung-geun & Jo Hang-jo)
"Becoming Dust (먼지가 되어)" Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (Kim Kwang-seok)
"Lost Umbrella (잃어버린 우산)" Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (Lunar New Year Special)
"The Face I Miss (보고 싶은 얼굴)" Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (Min Hae-kyung)
"Elegy of Twilight (황혼의 엘레지)" Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (Songwriter Park Chun-seok)
"The Day After You Left (헤어진 다음 날)" (with Sung Jin-woo) King of Mask Singer: Episode 65
"100th Day (100일 째 만남)" Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (Roo'ra)
"THE BODY SHOW Gym (체조)" (with Lee Yang Ban) OnStyle THE BODY SHOW 4 Gym
"Come Back (와)" Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (Composer Choi Jun-young)
"Anding" 2017 Woman of Dignity OST Part.9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography[edit]

Dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2017 Introverted Boss Director Park tvN

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2005 X-Man SBS Guest Episodes 92–95, 98–99
2006 Episodes 158, 160 & 162
2007 Episodes 166–167
2012 Beatle Codes Mnet
Hello Counselor KBS Episode 99
2015 Radio Star MBC Episode 396
Running Man SBS Episodes 268, 278–279
SNL Korea tvN Kim Yong Chul Edition
2016 Immortal Song 2 KBS2 Competitor Episode 234 (January 16)[19]
Episode 235 (January 30)[20]
Episode 236 (February 6)[21]
Episode 237 (February 28)[22]
Episode 280 (December 3)
Duet Song Festival MBC Episode 4
King of Mask Singer Episodes 65–66 (as "Video Tour of Departure")
Panelist Episodes 73–74
2017 Singing Battle – Victory KBS2 Competitor Episodes 24–25, 28–29
Idol School Mnet Dance Teacher Regular mentor

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 Oh! While You Were Sleeping Jeong Sook-ja

Radio show[edit]

Year Title Notes
2014-2015 Arirang Radio Super K-POP DJ
2014–2016 Arirang Radio Sound K

References[edit]

  1. ^ "» Stephanie Kim". www.fineartsla.com.
  2. ^ "Interview with Stephanie Kim".
  3. ^ "CSJH's Stephanie to collaborate with Wassup's Mafia Records for a solo comeback this summer - allkpop.com".
  4. ^ "CSJH The Grace's Stephanie tweets photo from recording studio following news of July comeback". Koreaboo's Official Tumblr.
  5. ^ 주마피아레코즈 (23 September 2015). "stephanie Black out official M/V" – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "스테파니, 오늘(13일) 첫 미니앨범 '톱 시크릿' 발매…눈 둘 곳 없는 커버".
  7. ^ "스테파니, 팝 발라드 신곡 'Tomorrow' 6일 정오 공개…발라드 여신자리 노린다".
  8. ^ "스테파니, SM엔터테인먼트와 계약 종료…"마피아레코드와 활동할 것"". MBN. 2016-05-16. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  9. ^ "Stephanie signs with WK Media".
  10. ^ "'명불허전 퍼포머' 스테파니, 흥 돋우는 '맨 온 더 댄스 플로어' [M+핫컴백]".
  11. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  12. ^ 2015년 10월 Album Chart [October 2015 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  13. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  14. ^ 2012년 42주차 Download Chart [Week 42 of 2012 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  16. ^ "HOOXI THE BEGINNING". W Foundation. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  17. ^ Hyuk Jang, Yu-jung Kim, Go-eun Han, In-yeong Yoo, Ailee, Tae-woo Kim(GOD), Brian, Seomoon Tak, Eru, I.O.I, Changmin(TVXQ), Si-won & Dong-hae(Super Junior), Sung-hyun Baek, Hyung-tak Shim, Hyuk-soo Kwon, Myung-hoon Lee, Soy, Jo PD, Ulala Session, Crayon Pop, Tahiti, Jung-hwa Ye, K-Much, Stephanie, Chan Baek(Eight), Nada, Alberto Mondi, Tyler, Julian, Robin, Blair, Favian, Joo-yeon Ji, Gi-sang Lee, Ah-ran Jo, Lydia Ko, Da-sol Bang, Che-rim Jung, Vremya I Steklo (Time&Glass)
  18. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  19. ^ "Stephanie brings the audience to tears on 'Immortal Song' - allkpop.com".
  20. ^ "Stephanie blows everyone away with her sexy ballet on 'Immortal Song' - allkpop.com".
  21. ^ "Stephanie's mom joins her on 'Immortal Song' - allkpop.com".
  22. ^ "Stephanie impresses with her performance on 'Immortal Song' - allkpop.com".

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