Victoria in KCON Music Festival 2013 Fan Meeting
|Birth name||Sòng Qiàn|
February 2, 1987 |
Qingdao, Shandong, China
|Hanyu Pinyin||Sòng Qiàn|
Song Qian (Chinese: 宋茜, born February 2, 1987), known as Victoria Song or mononymously as Victoria, is a Chinese singer, dancer, model and actress. Victoria has been active in various Korean and Chinese entertainment outlets.
Following her debut with the South Korean girl group, f(x), Victoria gamed fame as part of a virtual couple with Nichkhun in We Got Married Season 2, as well as being a cast member of KBS's Invincible Youth. She won the Popularity Award at the MBC Entertainment Awards. She also began to take up acting in China, playing lead roles in When Love Walked In and My New Sassy Girl, and won the Best New Actress Award at the China National Drama Awards.
Victoria is very popular in China, with more than 17.9 million followers on Weibo, ranking fourth most followed K-pop artist as of April 2015. She was ranked at #80 on The 2013 Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces and first on Sohu's 2011 Entertainment World's 50 Most Beautiful People. In 2014, she won the '2014 Goddess of Asia' poll with 579,298 votes. She was also named one of the top ten most popular celebrity on Baidu, ranking at #7.
- 1 Early life and career beginnings
- 2 Career
- 3 Philanthropy
- 4 Discography
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Early life and career beginnings
Song Qian was born in Qingdao, Shandong. She left her hometown at a young age to study Chinese traditional dance at the Beijing Dance Academy. After her high school graduation, she was accepted to the Beijing Dance Academy and majored in Chinese ethnic dance. In September 2007, Victoria was spotted by an SM employee at a Beijing dance competition and later joined the company. She passed her audition for SM Entertainment and began preparing for her acting and modeling career in South Korea. She trained for two years at SM before her debut, from 2007 to 2009. Victoria's first media appearance was for a Spris commercial in early 2008 with South Korean singer-actor Lee Joon-gi. In April 2008, she modeled for Samsung Anycall in a music video with Korean actor-singer Rain. She had also filmed a tourism commercial "Hi, Seoul" with TVXQ and Super Junior. In May 2008, she appeared in Shinee's music video for the song Replay.
Song Qian debuted as the leader and main dancer of Kpop girl group f(x) under the stage name "Victoria". On September 1, 2009, f(x)'s first single "La Cha Ta" was digitally released. The group's first broadcast performance of "La Cha Ta" was held at MBC's music show Show! Music Core. The group has currently released 3 studio albums and 2 extended plays.
Solo Activities: Model and Actress
In June 2010, it was announced she was to be a cast member on the reality show We Got Married and would pair up with Nichkhun of 2PM. Khuntoria was the couple's name in the variety show. Nichkhun and Victoria both gained entertainment-wide popularity as a result of the show's success. Victoria was also a cast member for the first season of the variety show Invincible Youth. She won the 'Popularity Award' at the MBC Entertainment Awards.
Victoria was chosen as model for Estee Lauder's lipstick, as well as model for LG with f(x) and Girls' Generation, Smoothie King with Sulli, and Samsonite Red for Vogue Girl. On December 31, 2011 Victoria and Nichkhun hosted the 2011 MBC Gayo Daejun Festival. The next year, Victoria released a photo-essay book titled Victoria’s Hong-Ma (ISBN 978-89-01-15254-7) that included her travel experiences in Hong Kong and Macao. The Chinese version was released in 2013. In January 2012, Victoria played the lead role in the China and Taiwan co-production drama When Love Walked In. She played alongside label-mate, Zhoumi, and Calvin Chen of the group Fahrenheit. The drama reached number one spots in viewership ratings. On December 21, 2012, she won the "Best Newcomer Actress Award" at the China National Drama Awards.
In 2013, Victoria was set to act in a drama titled Chinese Paladin 5, but filming and production was dissolved. She was then invited by director Li Shao to play the lead role for Cocoon Town Romance, which is based on "Tarot Goddess Sleuths" series. Filming for her second drama began in December 2013 and is set to be released in 2015. In June, Victoria appeared on Super Star China as a judge for one day. In November 2014, she was featured in "Loving You", a Chinese track from Rewind, Zhou-mi's solo album.
In May 2015, rumors of Victoria's contract termination spread on Weibo. SM Entertainment stated that rumors of Victoria leaving the company were untrue and were currently establishing a personal studio for Victoria for her Chinese activities. Victoria later confirmed SM's stance, stating that she has never had any intention of terminating her contract with SM Entertainment. It was also revealed that she would team up with Chinese manager, Jia Shikai, for her local activities. In that same year, she played the lead role as Jiang Mei Li (姜美丽) in her third television drama, Hunan TV's Beautiful Secret. She played the lead role in the movie My New Sassy Girl, which was released simultaneously in South Korea and China in May. Victoria collaborated with Adidas in the June issue of Cosmo Body. On July 17, she participated in the filming of the Chinese remake film of My Best Friend's Wedding in London, Italy, and Beijing. The movie is set to be released on Valentine's Day of 2016. On August 12, Victoria was cast as the lead female role for her fourth drama and first costume drama, Ice Fantasy, which will be released in 2016 as well.
In 2008, Victoria and Super Junior-M participated in a campaign for Chinese athletes during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. In 2010, she and fellow f(x) members were appointed ambassadors for a blood donation campaign for "World Blood Donor Day". In the following year, she participated in the press conference to promote awareness for a fundraising campaign to help children in Africa, which was jointly organized by the Red Cross and UNICEF.
In November 1–2, 2012, she and Kangta also attended a cultural charity event in China, where they gave music and dance lessons to children in need. The event was organized by SM Entertainment and CJ E&M to celebrate 20 years of China and South Korea's diplomatic ties. At the end of 2014, Victoria opened a flea market where she sold her personal items for charity. She donated all proceeds to UNICEF on December 31. In April 2015, she and other Beautiful Secret cast members launched "Beautiful Childhood Secret" to promote awareness for children with hearing disabilities. The members and crew ordered customized picture books for the disabled children. In the same month, Victoria also auctioned off a handmade doll, named "Song Song", on the UNICEF charity auction site. In June, she participated in UNICEF's "Help Nepal Children" charity bracelet project.
|2015||Beautiful Secret||"Star Tears"||03:00|
|2014||Zhou Mi||Rewind||"Loving You"||03:44|
Music video appearances
|"U (Chinese Version)"||Super Junior-M|
|2010||"Let You Go"||TRAX|
|"Not Alone"||Zhang Liyin|
|2012||GTV||When Love Walked In||Shen Ya Yin (沈雅音）||Lead female role|
|2014||SBS||My Lovely Girl||Awards presenter||cameo appearance|
|2015||GTV||Cocoon Town Romance||Du Chun Xiao (杜春晓)||Lead female role, base on "Tarot Goddess Sleuths" series.|
|HBS: HNTV||Beautiful Secret||Jiang Mei Li (姜美丽)||Lead female role|
|2016||TBA||Ice Fantasy||Li Luo (梨落)||Lead female role; based on the novel by Guo Jingming.|
|2012||I AM.||Herself||Documentary of SMTown in New York|
|2015||My New Sassy Girl||Sassy (野蛮女友)||Sequel of My Sassy Girl|
|SM TOWN Live: The Stage||Herself||Documentary of SMTown Live World Tour IV in Tokyo|
|2016||My Best Friend's Wedding||Meng Yi Xuan (孟薏萱)||Chinese-language remake of the 1997 American film.|
Variety television series
|2010||KBS2||Invincible Youth||Episodes 33-58||cast member|
|SBS||Running Man||Episode 8||Guest|
|Star King||Episodes 163-167,
|KBS2||Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2||Episodes 29, 55|
|SBS||Strong Heart||Episodes 55-56|
|2010–2011||MBC||We Got Married||Episodes 38-101||with 2PM's Nichkhun|
|2011||Star Audition: Birth of a Great Star||Guest|
|CCTV: CCTV-1||New Year Special (Korea section)|
|SBS||Stars Couple Challenge||with Sulli|
|KBS2||Idol Brain Battle||with Sulli, Krystal, and Luna|
|SBS||Stars Couple Challenge||with Nichkhun|
|with Yesung, Ryeowook|
|KBS2||Happy Together||Episode 216|
|SZMG: SZTV||The Generation Show|
|2012||MBC||Golden Fishery||Episode 288||with Nichkhun and Harley|
|2013||HBTV||Superstar China||Episode 3||co-judge with Alan Tam & Sabo Ryang|
|KBS-W||Glitter||co-MC with Kim So-eun|
|2014||MBC||C-Radio Idol True Colours Show||Episodes 7, 37|
|JSBC: JSTV||The Strongest Group||co-MC with Zhou Mi|
|SBS||Clenched Fist Chef||with Henry Lau and Kangin|
|OnStyle||Jessica & Krystal||Episode 6||with Luna|
|2015||SMG: Dragon TV||Jiejie Over Flowers||Episodes 1-5||Chinese Version of Noonas Over Flowers|
Awards and nominations
|2007||Beijing Dance Competition||Prize||《畫聆》||Won|
|2010||MBC Entertainment Awards||Popularity Award||We Got Married||Won|
|2012||China National Drama Awards||Best New Actress||When Love Walked In||Won|
|2014||World Music Awards||World's Best Female Artist||Nominated|
|World's Best Live Act||Nominated|
|World's Best Entertainer of the Year||Nominated|
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