Woo Hye-lim

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Woo Hye-rim
Woo Hye-rim at a fanmeet in July 2016 03.jpg
Hyelim at a fanmeet in July 2016
Native name 우혜림
Born Woo Hye-rim
(1992-09-01) September 1, 1992 (age 26)
Seoul, South Korea
Other names Christina Woo
Lim
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments
Years active 2010–present
Labels
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization U Hye-rim
McCune–Reischauer U Hye-rim

Woo Hye-rim (born September 1, 1992), referred to as Hyerim (also spelled as Hyelim), is a South Korean singer-songwriter. She was a member of the South Korean girl group Wonder Girls.

Early life[edit]

Woo Hye-rim was born on September 1, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea. She has been a Hong Kong resident for 14 years. She can speak Korean, English, Cantonese and Mandarin fluently. Her father is a grandmaster and promoter of Taekwondo, with the highest 9th-degree black belt in the discipline.

Career[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Originally, Lim was a part of 5-member group in training in 2009. While still in training, the group flew to China where they appeared in numerous variety shows performing dance routines and songs to showcase their talent to the Chinese audience. As the group had no official name they were widely known to the Chinese audiences as "JYP Sisters" or simply as "Sisters". They were also dubbed by JYPE as the "Chinese Wonder Girls". However, before the group could officially debut, two of their members withdrew leaving only three which included Lim herself as well as Jia and Fei, who both went onto become members of Miss A.[1][2]

Wonder Girls and other activities[edit]

On January 22, 2010, she was announced to be joining the Wonder Girls, after member Sunmi put her musical career on hiatus to focus on studies. [3][4][5] Her official debut stage with the group was on February 5, 2010, in a performance in Shanghai.[6]

In 2013, she became a co-host for EBS radio broadcast English Go Go!.[7] From August 20, 2013 to March 10, 2014, she also served as the host of Arirang TV's Pops in Seoul.[7][8]

On June 24, 2015 it was announced that Wonder Girls would be making comeback after two-year hiatus, as a four-member band.[9] On the band's August 2015 release REBOOT, Woo contributed to the writing and production of three songs.

Hyerim released a collaboration single with Bernard Park titled "With You" on April 3, 2016, as a part of JYP Entertainment's JYP Duet Match project. On July of the same year, Lim contributed to the composition of two songs on Wonder Girls' single EP Why So Lonely.

On January 26, 2017, it was announced that Wonder Girls were to disband after unsuccessful contract renewal negotiation with some of its members. Hyerim was one of the members who renewed her contract with JYP Entertainment. The group released their final single "Draw Me" on February 10; it also serves as a celebration for their 10th anniversary since debut.[10]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales
(DL)
Album
KOR
Gaon
As lead artist
"Act Cool" (feat. San E) 2011 N/A Wonder World
Collaborations
"With You" (with Bernard Park) 2016 N/A Non album-singles
As featured artist
"Cry of Love" (3rd Wave Music feat. Hyerim) 2013 N/A Soldiers of Light
"Iron Girl" (HA:TFELT feat. Hyerim) 2014 N/A Me?
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Songwriting and Composing credits[edit]

Year Album Artist Song Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2011 Wonder World Wonder Girls "Act Cool" Yes San E Yes San E
2014 Me? HA:TFELT "Iron Girl" Yes Park Ye-eun and Lee Woo-min "Collapsedone" Yes Park Ye-eun and Lee Woo-min "Collapsedone"
2015 Reboot Wonder Girls "Candle" Yes Frants and Paloalto Yes Frants
"Back" Yes Kim Yu-bin and Lee Sun-mi Yes Kim Yu-bin and Lee Sun-mi
"Oppa" (오빠) Yes Frants Yes Frants
2016 JYP Duet Match Project Bernard Park x Hyerim "With You" Yes - Yes -
Why So Lonely
Wonder Girls "Why So Lonely" Yes Woo Hye-rim, Kim Yu-bin and Hong Ji-sang Yes Woo Hye-rim, Kim Yu-bin and Hong Ji-sang

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Last Godfather Wonder Girls Cameo
2012 The Wonder Girls Herself
2014 Bad Sister Park Jae-hee [11]

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Network Roles Note
2013–2014 Pops in Seoul Arirang TV Host

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chinese Wonder Girls show off their dance skills - allkpop.com".
  2. ^ "Chinese Wonder Girls - Boom Boom Pow Routine". vietgurlhelen's YouTube Channel. 22 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Wonder Girls Mimi postpones her career, trainee Lim will join! - allkpop.com".
  4. ^ "Wonder Girls' new member Hae Lim revealed! - allkpop.com".
  5. ^ JYP ENTERTAINMENT OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Archived July 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. Wonder Girls Official English Site. January 22, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2011.
  6. ^ "The Wonder Girls perform in Sanya with new member Hae Lim - allkpop.com".
  7. ^ a b Ha, Kyeong-Heon (6 September 2013). "[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Arirang TV Pops In Seoul's New MC Hye Lim, Congratulate KPOPPlanet". Archived from the original on 12 February 2015.
  8. ^ Cha, Yo-lim (20 August 2013). "Hyelim of Wonder Girls to host 'Pops in Seoul'".
  9. ^ Ho-jung, Won (24 June 2015). "Wonder Girls confirmed to return as band". Kpop Herald. The Korean Herald. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  10. ^ "JYP 측 "원더걸스 해체…예은·선미 떠난다" [공식입장 전문]".
  11. ^ "Hyelim (Wonder Girls) va faire ses débuts sur grand écran - Soompi France". www.soompi.fr.

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