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Soyou
씨스타(SISTAR) G페스티벌 아시아 드림 콘서트 (2).jpg
Soyou in 2016
Background information
Birth name Kang Ji-hyun
Born (1992-02-12) February 12, 1992 (age 25)
Jeju Island, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s)
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels Starship Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 강지현
Revised Romanization Gang Jihyeon
McCune–Reischauer Kang Chihyŏn
Stage name
Hangul 소유
Revised Romanization Soyou
McCune–Reischauer Soyou

Kang Ji-hyun (Hangul강지현; born February 12, 1992), better known by her stage name Soyou (소유), is a South Korean singer. She is best known as a former member of the South Korean girl group Sistar under Starship Entertainment.

Biography

Soyou was born on February 12, 1992,[1] in Jeju Island, South Korea. Soyou was a Cube Entertainment trainee before debuting with Sistar[2] and was originally supposed to debut as a member of 4Minute. Soyou has said that she didn't make it into the group because she was lacking in many ways. She was originally supposed to be in Sohyun's place.[3] Instead, Soyou auditioned for Starship Entertainment, singing a cover of Navi's "On The Road",[4] and debuted as a member of Sistar. Before debuting, she was a licensed hairdresser and worked in a hair salon.[5]

Career

Sistar

In June 2010, Soyou made her debut as a member of Sistar on KBS Music Bank with their debut single, "Push Push".[6]

Solo career

In August 2010, Soyou collaborated with Woo of J2 for the soundtrack for the drama Gloria. In September, she also sang a soundtrack for MBC's drama Playful Kiss. The song is titled "Should I Confess".[7]

In November 2012, Soyou sang a duet with hip-hop duo Geeks. The song "Officially Missing You, Too" is a remake of Tamia's song of the same title. It is a part of Geeks' project album, Re;Code Episode 1.[8] She also collaborated with fellow label mates, K.Will and Boyfriend's Jeongmin, for Starship Planet's yearly holiday release, titled "White Love".[9]

In July 2013, it was revealed that Soyou would appear on MBC's Star Diving Show Splash together with Kwon Yuri, Choi Minho and others.[10] In September, it was revealed that Soyou together with Mad Clown would release a duet called "Stupid in Love on the 10th.[11]

In February 2014, it was revealed that Soyou and Junggigo would release a duet called "Some".[12]

In January 2015, it was revealed that Soyou, together with Lee Honey and Kim Jungmin, would be the new MCs of beauty tip program Get It Beauty. The new MCs' first episode aired on February 4, 2015.[13]

On February 6, 2017, it was revealed that Soyou together with EXO's Baekhyun will release a duet on February 14 called "It's Raining".[14][15]

Discography

Soundtrack appearances and solo performances

Year Title Song Duration Artist
2010 Gloria OST "It's Okay" 3:02 Duet with Woo
Playful Kiss OST "Should I Confess" 4:38 Solo
2012 Re;Code "Officially Missing You, Too" 3:45 Duet with Geeks
Starship Planet "White Love" 3:44 Duet with K.Will & Jeongmin
2013 Goodbye "Goodbye" 4:24 Duet with Hong Dae Kwang
Stupid in Love "Stupid in Love" 4:05 Duet with Mad Clown
2014 Empress Ki OST "Once More" 4:11 Solo
Some "Some" 3:33 Duet with Junggigo & Lil Boi
The Space Between "The Space Between" 3:31 Duet with Kwon Sunil and Park Yongin
The Snow Queen 2 OST "Diamond" 3:22 Solo
2015 Pillow "Pillow" 3:46 Duet with Giriboy & Kihyun
Bored "Bored" 4:13 Duet with Eluphant
One Dream One Song "One K" 4:59 Various Artists
Lean on Me "Lean on Me" 3:39 Duet with Kwon Jeong Yeol
She Was Pretty OST "You Don't Know" 3:23 Duet with Brother Su
2016 Lucky Romance OST "Tell Me" 4:01 Solo
Love in the Moonlight OST "No Sleep" 3:42 Duet with Yoo Seung-woo
Inkigayo Music Crush Part.3 "Love Is One More Than Separation" 3:35 Duet with Junggigo
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (Goblin) OST "I Miss You" 2:51 Solo
2017 Rain "Rain" 3:46 Duet with Baekhyun
Perfect "Perfect" 3:09 Duet with Letter Flow

Singles

Year Title Peak positions Sales
(DL)
Album
KOR
Gaon

[16]
KOR
Billboard

[17]
PHL
[18]
2012 "Officially Missing You, Too" (with Geeks) 2 2 N/A
  • KOR: 2,605,971+
Re;code
"하얀 설레임 (White Love)" (with K.Will & Jeongmin) 6 7
  • KOR: 818,093+
Starship Planet
2013 "Goodbye" (with Hong Daekwang) 10 8
  • KOR: 546,346+
Non-album single
"착해 빠졌어 (Stupid in Love)" (with Mad Clown) 1 1
  • KOR: 1,935,124+
Non-album single
2014 "한번만 (Once More)" 10 8
  • KOR: 492,400+
Empress Ki OST
"썸(Some)" (with Junggigo and featuring Lil Boi of Geeks) 1 1
  • KOR: 2,898,043+
Non-album single
"틈 (The Space Between)" (with Kwon Sunil and Park Yongin of Urban Zakapa) 2 N/A
  • KOR: 1,035,053+
Non-album single
2015 "팔베개 (Pillow)" (with Giriboy featuring Kihyun of Monsta X) 5
  • KOR: 768,684+
NO.MERCY Pt. 2
"어깨 (Lean on Me)" (with Kwon Jeongyeol of 10cm) 2
  • KOR: 1,307,880+
Non-album single
"모르나봐 (You Don't Know Me)" (with Brother Su) 4
  • KOR: 914,444+
She Was Pretty OST
2016 "내게 말해줘 (Tell Me)" 41
  • KOR: 120,947
Lucky Romance OST
"잠은 다 잤나봐요 (No Sleep)" (with Yoo Seungwoo) 5
  • KOR: 554,277 +[19]
Love in the Moonlight OST
"우리 둘 (Runnin')" (with Henry) S.M. Station Season 1
"사랑은 이별보다 하나가 많아 (Love Is One More Than Farewell)" (with Junggigo) 28 Inkigayo Music Crush Part.3
"I Miss You" 5 69
  • KOR: 1,042,831+[22]
Goblin OST
2017 "비가와 (Rain)" (with Baekhyun) 2 Non-album single
"완벽해 (Perfect)" (with Letter Flow) Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

China's chart positions are derived from Baidu Weekly Singles Charts.
* Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 was discontinued in July 2014.

*Billboard Philippine Hot 100 was first issued on June 12, 2017.

Filmography

TV variety shows

Year Title Network Notes Episode
2013 Star Diving Show Splash MBC Contestant Ep. 2
2014 Wishing Star MBC Every1 Co-host
100 People, 100 Songs JTBC Singing competition between singers about remembering lyric Ep. 7–8
2015 Get It Beauty OnStyle MC Ep. 1–27, 31–32, 35, 37
18 Seconds SBS As a competitor Ep. 1–2
Chuseok Special Idol Singing Contest KBS2 Contestant with song "Oppa" 1 Episode
2016 1 vs. 100 KBS2 Contestant Ep. 444
The Nations' Big Three SBS Regular member Ep. 52–61
King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant as "Pushing and Pulling Fairy Tinker Bell" Ep. 81–82
2017 Law of the Jungle in New Zealand SBS Herself Ep. 270–273[25]

Music video appearances

Year Song title Artist Role
2011 "Pink Romance" Starship Planet Herself
2013 "Stupid in Love" Soyou & Mad Clown Lead role
"Snow Candy" Starship Planet Herself
2014 "Day 1" K.Will Lead role with Park Min-woo
"The Space Between" Soyou & Urban Zakapa Cameo
"Love Is You" Starship Planet Herself
2015 "Lean on Me" Soyou & Kwon Jeong Yeol Lead role
2017 "Rain" Soyou & Baekhyun Herself (Special Clip)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2013 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Artist of the Year – September "Stupid In Love (with Mad Clown)" Won
2014 World Music Awards World's Best Song "Some (with Junggigo)" Nominated
World's Best Video Nominated
World's Best Group Soyou
(with Junggigo)
Nominated
World's Best Live Act Nominated
9th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Drama OST "Once More" – Empress Ki OST Nominated
16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best OST by a Female Artist Nominated
7th Style Icon Awards Top 10 Style Icons The Voice that Flirted with the Nation Won
4th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Song of the Year – February "Some (with Junggigo)" Won
Long-Run Song of the Year Won
6th MelOn Music Awards Hot Trend Award Won
Best R&B/Soul Award Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
16th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Collaboration Won
UnionPay Song of the Year Nominated
SBS Gayo Daejun Awards Best Song Won
2015 29th Golden Disk Awards Digital Bonsang Won
Trend of the Year Won
24th Seoul Music Awards Record of the Year in Digital Release Won
12th Korean Music Awards Song of the Year Won
Best Pop Song Won
Group Musician of the Year Soyou
(with Junggigo)
Nominated
17th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Collaboration & Unit "Leon On Me (with Kwon Jeong Yeol)" Nominated
UnionPay Song of the Year Nominated
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards Best Original Soundtrack "Tell Me" – Lucky Romance OST Nominated

Music programs

Show Champion

Year Date Song
2014 February 19[26] "Some" (with Jung Gigo)

M! Countdown

Year Date Song
2014 February 20[27] "Some" (with Jung Gigo)
February 27[28]
2015 October 1[29] "Lean On Me" (with Kwon Jeong Yeol)

Music Bank

Year Date Song
2014 February 21[30] "Some" (with Jung Gigo)
February 28[31]
March 7[32]
March 21[33]
April 4[34]

Show! Music Core

Year Date Song
2013 September 28[35] "Stupid in Love" (with Mad Clown)
2014 February 22[36] "Some" (with Jung Gigo)
March 1[37]

Inkigayo

Year Date Song
2014 February 23[38] "Some" (with Jung Gigo)

References

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