Kwon Yuri

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Kwon Yuri
Background information
Birth name권유리
Also known asYuri, Black Pearl, Yul, BK Yuri, Kkab Yul, Prankster Yul, Goddess Yul
Born(1989-12-05) December 5, 1989 (age 23)
Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea[1]
OriginSouth Korea
GenresK-pop, dance-pop
OccupationsSinger, dancer, actress, songwriter, TV presenter, promotional model, entertainer, MC, rapper
InstrumentsVocals, violin, piano
Years active2007–present (singer & actress)
LabelsSM Entertainment
Associated actsGirls' Generation
SM Town
Website

Official website

Yuri signature.jpg
Signature of Yuri
 
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Kwon Yuri
Background information
Birth name권유리
Also known asYuri, Black Pearl, Yul, BK Yuri, Kkab Yul, Prankster Yul, Goddess Yul
Born(1989-12-05) December 5, 1989 (age 23)
Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea[1]
OriginSouth Korea
GenresK-pop, dance-pop
OccupationsSinger, dancer, actress, songwriter, TV presenter, promotional model, entertainer, MC, rapper
InstrumentsVocals, violin, piano
Years active2007–present (singer & actress)
LabelsSM Entertainment
Associated actsGirls' Generation
SM Town
Website

Official website

Yuri signature.jpg
Signature of Yuri
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGwon Yu-ri
McCune–ReischauerKwŏn Yuri

Kwon Yuri (Hangul: 권유리; Hanja: born December 5, 1989) is a South Korean idol singer, dancer, actress, promotional model, entertainer and TV presenter. She is a member of the girl group Girls' Generation.

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Biography

Yuri was born in Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea on December 5, 1989. She auditioned at the SM Entertainment Casting System and joined the company in 2001 after finishing in second place in the 2001 SM Youth Best Dancer Contest. She then underwent training for 5 years and 11 months before her debut. She has an older brother, Kwon Hyuk-jun. One of her nicknames, "Black Pearl," reflects her skin tone, which is slightly darker than the other members of Girls' Generation.

She graduated from NeungGok High School in 2008 and is currently attending at Chung-Ang University along with fellow group member Sooyoung.

Career

Girls' Generation

Solo activities

Acting

She had a small role in a television segment, The King's Boyfriend, which was part of the 2005–2006 KMTV Super Junior documentary, Super Junior Show. Yuri also played a part in the KBS sitcom Unstoppable Marriage (못말리는 결혼), alongside Sooyoung. At the end of 2009, she cast for KBS2 reality show Invincible Youth (청춘불패) with her fellow member, Sunny. Because of Girls' Generation's international promotions, Yuri left the show along with Sunny and Hyuna of 4minute on June 2010.[2]

In 2012, Yuri played the female lead role Choi Anna in SBS's television drama Fashion King. This 20-episode drama was aired on SBS from March 19, 2012 to May 22, 2012. On December 31, 2012, Yuri received the “New Star Award” at SBS’s “2012 Drama Awards” for this role.[3]

Singing

She and Sooyoung sang the OST for the drama Working Mom entitled "Must!".

She also sang the theme song for Caribbean Bay with fellow members Taeyeon, Seohyun, Sunny, Jessica, Tiffany, Yoona and K-pop boy group 2PM.

In September 2012, her voice is featured on TVXQ 6th album Catch Me track song "Like A Soap".

Show hosting

Yuri co-hosted the Korean music program Show! Music Core of MBC with fellow Girls' Generation member Tiffany, leaving after a farewell on July 31, 2010 to focus on their Japan debut.[4]

On December 25, 2010, she was also a host MC for Christmas Show! Music Core with group mate Tiffany. Yuri was an MC for the 2010 MBC Gayo Daejeon Show which was held on December 31 at the MBC Dream Center with Tiffany & actor Ryu Shi-won.[5] She was also the MC for the 20th Seoul Music Awards which was held on January 20, 2011. She was also the MC for the 50th Anniversary Music Wave Concert which was held on March 12, 2011 together with Tiffany & Nichkhun.

On August 13, 2011 she was a MC for 2011 Incheon Korean Music Wave together with Tiffany[6] and also for K-Pop All Star Live in Niigata which was held on August 20, 2011 together with Tiffany & Sooyoung.[7]

On October 11, 2011 Yuri and Tiffany return to "Show! Music Core" as permanent MCs after a 1 year and 3 months absence, leaving on January 29, 2012 to focus on her drama debut Fashion King. On November 12, 2011 she was a MC for K-POP Music Festival in Sydney together with Tiffany.

Promotion

She had an advertisement with Daniel Henney for Biotherm.[8] Later, in April 2010 she participated in another commercial for Biotherm with Tiffany and Sooyoung.[9]

In April 2010 she had a commercial for Everland's water park Caribbean Bay with fellow members Seohyun and Yoona, 2PM members Nichkhun, Taecyeon and Chansung.[10][11]

In March 2012 she was chosen as the new model of Mamonde, a cosmetic product alongside Choi Siwon of Super Junior.

Prior of her endorsing Mamonde, she is one of the model in Amore Pacific's "Share Your Umbrella Campaign" with Shin Min Ah, Lee Miyeon, Jo In Sung and her Fashion King co-star Yoo Ah In.

Lyrics writing

She debuted as a lyricist with the song "Mistake" (내 잘못이죠), from Girls' Generation's EP, Hoot, about a girl who falls in love and realizes her love is unrequited. In Girls' Generation's sixth studio album I Got a Boy, she participated in writing lyrics for two songs: the third track, "Baby Maybe", and the ninth track, "XYZ". "Baby Maybe" was written along with fellow members Seohyun and Sooyoung, and "XYZ" was written with Seohyun. The lyrics of "Baby Maybe", flowing with its cheering melody, expresses the fluttering heart of a girl in love. [12]

Discography

Soundtrack appearances

YearTitleSongDurationArtist
2008SBS Working MomMust!03:24Duet with Sooyoung
2012DBSK's Album "Catch Me"Like a Soap03:29Really Short Line (Two words)

Filmography

Movie

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007Attack on the Pin-Up BoysBallerinaCameo

Drama

YearTitleNetworkRoleNotes
2007–2008Unstoppable MarriageKBSYuriSitcom Regular
2012Fashion KingSBSChoi AnnaLead Role

Reality television

YearTitleNetworkNotes
2008Kko Kko TourKBS2Season 2
2009We Got Married Season 1MBCEp 42, 45, 49, 51 & 52
2009–2010Invincible YouthKBS2Series regular with Sunny (Ep 1–32, 42)
2010We Got Married Season 2MBCEp 69 (On Stage)
2010–2011Running ManSBSEp 16, 63, 64

Television shows hosting

YearTitleNetworkRole
2009–2010Show! Music CoreMBCCo-hosted with Tiffany
2011–2012Show! Music CoreMBCCo-hosted with Tiffany

Music video appearances

YearSong titleArtistRole
2006"Beautiful Life"TVXQHerself
2009"Dropping the Tears"K.WillHerself
2009"Jjalajajja"Joo Hyun-Mi and Seohyun (feat. Davichi) [13]Herself
2010"Cabi Song"Girls' Generation and 2PMHerself

Endorsements

Awards

YearAwardResult
2011MBC Entertainment Awards: MC Special Award (with Tiffany) "Show! Music Core"Won
2012SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award "Fashion King"Won

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