Victoria in KCON 2013
|Birth name||Sòng Qiàn|
February 2, 1987 |
Qingdao, Shandong, China
|Hanyu Pinyin||Sòng Qiàn|
Song Qian (born February 2, 1987), known as Victoria Song or mononymously as Victoria, is a South Korea-based Chinese singer, dancer and actress. She is best known as the leader of K-pop girl group, f(x).
Victoria Song (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 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 in a music video with Korean actor-singer Rain. She had also filmed a commercial with TVXQ. In May 2008, she appeared in Shinee's music video for the song Replay.
Victoria debuted as the leader and main dancer of Kpop girl group f(x).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 .
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 "We Got Married." 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.
On December 21, 2012, she won the "Best Newcomer Actress Award" at the China National Drama Awards.
On December 4, 2012, Victoria released a book titled ‘Victoria’s Hong-Ma‘ that included her travel experiences in Hong Kong and Macao.
She was ranked at #80 on The 2013 Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces.
In 2014 she won the '2014 Goddess of Asia' poll with 579,298 votes.
In November 2014, she was featured in "Loving You", Chinese track of 'Rewind' Zhoumi's solo album.
Filming for her second drama, Cocoon Town Romance based on the 'Tarot Goddess Sleuths' series, began in December 2013.
In 2015, her third drama in Hunan TV Beautiful Secret she played the lead role as Jiang Mei Li (姜美丽).
|2014||Zhou Mi||Rewind||"Loving You"||03:44|
Music video appearances
|"U (Chinese Version)"||Super Junior-M||Lead|
|2010||"Let You Go"||TRAX||Lead|
|"Not Alone"||Zhang Liyin||Lead|
Variety television series
|2010||KBS2||Invincible Youth||Episodes 33-58|
|SBS||Running Man||Episode 8|
|KBS2||Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2||Guest|
|SBS||Strong Heart||Episodes 55-56||Guest|
|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)||Guest|
|SBS||Stars Couple Challenge||Guest with Sulli|
|KBS2||Idol Brain Battle||Guest with Sulli, Krystal, and Luna|
|SBS||Stars Couple Challenge||Guest with Nichkhun|
|Guest with Yesung, Ryeowook|
|SZMG: SZTV||The Generation Show||Guest|
|2012||MBC||Golden Fishery||with Nichkhun and Harley|
|2013||HBTV||Superstar China||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||Guest|
|JSBC: JSTV||The Strongest Group||co-MC with Zhou Mi|
|SBS||Clenched Fist Chef||with Henry Lau and Kangin|
|2015||SMG: Dragon TV||Jiejie Over Flowers||Episodes 1-5||Chinese Version of Noonas Over Flowers|
|2012||GTV||When Love Walked In||Shen Ya Yin (沈雅音）||Lead female role|
|2015||GTV||Cocoon Town Legend||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)|||
|2016||My Best Friend's Wedding||Meng Yi Xuan (孟薏萱)||Chinese-language remake of the 1997 American film.|
Awards and nominations
|2007||Beijing Dance Competition||Prize||《畫聆》||Won|
|2010||MBC Entertainment Awards||Popularity Award||We Got Married||Won|
|2012||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|
- Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 93. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
- "SM力推中国新人 与RAIN 李准基等大牌合作(图) SM introduces Chinese rookie, works with Rain and Lee Jun-ki". 12 May 2005.
- "Chinese rookie Victoria Song borrows Rain for debut, becomes Han Geng's junior". 163 (in Chinese). 2009-06-27. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-08-26.
- 2PM 닉쿤·f(x) 빅토리아, '우결2' 새 커플로 전격 합류. Nate. June 1, 2010.
- "Khuntoria won Popularity Award". Allkpop. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
- "Past and present ‘We Got Married’ couples to host the 2011 MBC Gayo Dajaejun Festival". allkpop.com. December 15, 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2011.
- "f(x)’s Victoria to release a travel essay recording her experience in Hong Kong and Macao". allkpop.com. December 4, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
- "Nana, Taeyeon, Suzy and 11 Others in "100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013" List". Soompi. December 24, 2013.
- "f(x) Leader Victoria Named 'Goddess Of Asia' Above Krystal And Girls' Generation's Yoona".
- "f(x)’s Victoria played the leading role in the drama.". allkpop.com. January 11, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
- My New Sassy Girl
- f(x)’s Victoria to Star in New Chinese Drama “Beautiful Secret” soompi.com. Retrieved on November 19, 2014
- Kevin Ma (2014-09-24). "Cho Keun-shik to direct My Sassy Girl sequel". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
- Borys Kit (May 20, 2015). "'My Best Friends' Wedding' Chinese Remake Finds Stars". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
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