Victoria Song

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Song.
Victoria Song
Victoria Song KCON 2013 (2).jpg
Victoria in KCON 2013
Birth name Sòng Qiàn
Ethnicity Han
Origin China
Born (1987-02-02) February 2, 1987 (age 28)[1]
Qingdao, Shandong, China
Occupation
Genre(s)
Instrument(s) Vocals
Label(s) S.M. Entertainment
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts
Official Website fx.smtown.com
Victoria Song
Chinese
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).

Early life[edit]

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.[2] After her high school graduation, she was accepted to the Beijing Dance Academy and majored in Chinese ethnic dance.[3] 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.[2] 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.[2] She had also filmed a commercial with TVXQ. In May 2008, she appeared in Shinee's music video for the song Replay.

Music career[edit]

f(x)[edit]

See also: f(x) (band)

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 .

Other Activities[edit]

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.[4] 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.

In 2010, Victoria won the 'Popularity Award' at the MBC Entertainment Awards.[5]

On December 31, 2011 Victoria and Nichkhun hosted the 2011 MBC Gayo Daejun Festival.[6]

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.[7]

She was ranked at #80 on The 2013 Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces.[8]

In 2014 she won the '2014 Goddess of Asia' poll with 579,298 votes.[9]

In November 2014, she was featured in "Loving You", Chinese track of 'Rewind' Zhoumi's solo album.

Acting career[edit]

In January 2012, Victoria played the lead role in the China and Taiwan co-production drama When Love Walked In.[10]

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).[11]

In May 2015, she played the lead role in the sequel to My New Sassy Girl, which will be released simultaneously in South Korea and China.[12]

Discography[edit]

Main article: f(x) discography

Featured songs[edit]

Year Album artist Album Song Duration
2014 Zhou Mi Rewind "Loving You" 03:44

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist Role
2008 "Eternity" Kangta Lead
"Any Dream" Rain Lead
"Replay" SHINee Lead
"U (Chinese Version)" Super Junior-M Lead
2010 "Let You Go" TRAX Lead
"Breaka Shaka" Kangta Lead
2011 "Blind" TRAX Lead
2014 "Agape" Zhang Liyin Lead
"Not Alone" Zhang Liyin Lead

Filmography[edit]

Variety television series[edit]

Year Network Title Episode Notes
2010 KBS2 Invincible Youth Episodes 33-58
SBS Running Man Episode 8
Star King Guest
KBS2 Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2 Guest
SBS Strong Heart Episodes 55-56 Guest
Night Star 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
Hallyu Olympic Guest
KBS2 Happy Together Guest
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

Television dramas[edit]

Year Network Title Role Notes
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[13]
2016 TBA Ice Fantasy Li Luo (梨落) Lead female role; based on the novel by Guo Jingming.

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 I AM. Herself Documentary of SMTown in New York
2015 My New Sassy Girl Sassy (野蛮女友) [14]
2016 My Best Friend's Wedding Meng Yi Xuan (孟薏萱) Chinese-language remake of the 1997 American film.[15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2007 Beijing Dance Competition Prize 《畫聆》 Won
Second Prize 《花腰新娘》 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 93. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  2. ^ a b c "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. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ 2PM 닉쿤·f(x) 빅토리아, '우결2' 새 커플로 전격 합류. Nate. June 1, 2010.
  5. ^ "Khuntoria won Popularity Award". Allkpop. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  6. ^ "Past and present ‘We Got Married’ couples to host the 2011 MBC Gayo Dajaejun Festival". allkpop.com. December 15, 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "Nana, Taeyeon, Suzy and 11 Others in "100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013" List". Soompi. December 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ "f(x) Leader Victoria Named 'Goddess Of Asia' Above Krystal And Girls' Generation's Yoona". 
  10. ^ "f(x)’s Victoria played the leading role in the drama.". allkpop.com. January 11, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2015/03/victoria-lets-us-in-on-a-beautiful-secret-with-posters-for-upcoming-chinese-drama
  12. ^ My New Sassy Girl
  13. ^ f(x)’s Victoria to Star in New Chinese Drama “Beautiful Secret” soompi.com. Retrieved on November 19, 2014
  14. ^ Kevin Ma (2014-09-24). "Cho Keun-shik to direct My Sassy Girl sequel". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  15. ^ Borys Kit (May 20, 2015). "'My Best Friends' Wedding' Chinese Remake Finds Stars". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 

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