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 31)
Other namesStephanie Kim
Occupation
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2005–present
LabelsS.M. Entertainment
(2005–16)
Media Line Entertainment (2012–14)
Mafia Records (2014–present)
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 a member of SM Entertainment's girl group The Grace and debuted as a solo artist with the album The New Beginning on October 8, 2012.

Career[edit]

2005–10: The Grace[edit]

Kim made her debut as member of the South Korean girl group The Grace in 2005. The group officially debuted in April 29, 2005, in China and May 1, 2005, in South Korea. As of 2010, the group breaking Indefinite hiatus.

2011–present: Solo career[edit]

As of 2011, Kim was a member of the Los Angeles Ballet.[1][2]

On October 8 of 2012, Stephanie released her first solo single album The New Beginning with the title track "Game" accompanied by a music video. Her single album consists of three tracks, "Game" (title track), "Dance" (a track featuring her labelmate from SM Entertainment, Amber of f(x)) and a remix version of "Game" by DJ Koo. She was rumored to release an independent track in the summer of 2014 under a new company "Mafia Records", but the comeback song - entitled "Prisoner" - was delayed until early August 2015.[3][4] The music video for the follow-up single "Blackout" was released in late September 2015.[5] Stephanie released her first mini-album "Top Secret" with title track "Up, Up" featuring Teen Top's L.joe in October 2015.[6]

On May 2016, Stephanie's contract with SM Entertainment expired. She currently is a solo act under the record label Mafia Records.[7]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2010, all activities with The Grace as a whole were halted due to Stephanie sustaining a major back injury and the group breaking Indefinite hiatus. In 2011,The Grace formed sub-units, but the group remains inactive.

Discography[edit]

EP[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR JPN US
World
US Heat
Top Secret
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Single[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon
US
World
"Game" 2012 The New Beginning
"Prisoner" 2015 Top Secret
"Blackout"
"Tomorrow" 2016
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
"*" indicates that the Gaon Chart was revamped at this time and digital sales were deflated.

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)[8]
Episode 235 (January 30)[9]
Episode 236 (February 6)[10]
Episode 237 (February 28)[11]
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–present Arirang Radio Sound K-POP

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. ^ "Stephanie unveils her hot album jacket cover + MV teaser for 'Up, Up'! - allkpop.com".
  7. ^ "스테파니, SM엔터테인먼트와 계약 종료…"마피아레코드와 활동할 것"". MBN. 2016-05-16. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  8. ^ "Stephanie brings the audience to tears on 'Immortal Song' - allkpop.com".
  9. ^ "Stephanie blows everyone away with her sexy ballet on 'Immortal Song' - allkpop.com".
  10. ^ "Stephanie's mom joins her on 'Immortal Song' - allkpop.com".
  11. ^ "Stephanie impresses with her performance on 'Immortal Song' - allkpop.com".

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