Park So-yeon (singer)

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Park So Yeon
박소연
朴昭姸
130810Soyeon(treefong).jpg
Soyeon Performing in a Concert in Hong Kong.
Background information
Birth namePark In Jung (Hangul: )
Also known asSoyeon, Park So-Yeon
Born(1987-10-05) October 5, 1987 (age 27)
Andong, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
GenresK-pop, dance-pop
Occupation(s)Idol, singer, dancer, actress, and promotional model
Years active2009 - present
LabelsCore Contents Media
Associated actsT-ara, Davichi, Girls' Generation, Supernova, QBS
WebsiteTwitter : @sohotmelody
Korean name
Hangul박인정
Hanja朴昭妍
Revised RomanizationBak In-Jeong
McCune–ReischauerPak Inchŏng
Stage name
Hangul박소연
Revised RomanizationBak So-yeon
McCune–ReischauerPak Soyŏn
 
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Park So Yeon
박소연
朴昭姸
130810Soyeon(treefong).jpg
Soyeon Performing in a Concert in Hong Kong.
Background information
Birth namePark In Jung (Hangul: )
Also known asSoyeon, Park So-Yeon
Born(1987-10-05) October 5, 1987 (age 27)
Andong, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
GenresK-pop, dance-pop
Occupation(s)Idol, singer, dancer, actress, and promotional model
Years active2009 - present
LabelsCore Contents Media
Associated actsT-ara, Davichi, Girls' Generation, Supernova, QBS
WebsiteTwitter : @sohotmelody
Korean name
Hangul박인정
Hanja朴昭妍
Revised RomanizationBak In-Jeong
McCune–ReischauerPak Inchŏng
Stage name
Hangul박소연
Revised RomanizationBak So-yeon
McCune–ReischauerPak Soyŏn

Park So Yeon (Hangul: ; hanja: 昭姸[1]; born October 5, 1987), is a South Korean idol, singer, dancer and actress. She is the lead vocalist and spokesperson of K-pop girl group T-ara.

Biography[edit]

1987-2008: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Soyeon was born on October 5, 1987 in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Her birth name was Park In Jung (朴仁静). She has officially changed her name to Park Soyeon. In 2005, she took part and was awarded the Gold Award (1st Place) for the CMB Chin Chin Singing Competition.[2] Soyeon has studied at the prestigious Anyang High School of Arts, located in Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea.

Soyeon was formerly a trainee under SM Entertainment, preparing to be a member of girl group Girls' Generation. However, she left the company six months before their debut due to personal circumstances. After debuting with T-ara she revealed on the show Taxi that at that time she felt the opportunity came so easily and she was in two minds, not fully prepared for the debut.[3]

2009-present: T-ara[edit]

Main article: T-ara

Soyeon was the second new member to be added to T-ara after two former members, Jiae and Jiwon, quit the group in mid-2009. Despite this, she is the lead vocalist of T-ara. Soyeon's voice is widely regarded as one of the best among idol girl groups in South Korea.[4] She was featured on the sports variety show Invincible Baseball.

In 2010, Soyeon was rushed to the hospital after complaints of not feeling well while filming for her cameo role in Master of Study. She was then diagnosed with H1N1 as T-ara was still promoting the follow-up track "Like the First Time" off of their first full-length album, Absolute First Album.[5]

Soyeon has participated in the OSTs for the movie Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp and the SBS drama Coffee House (TV series).

In 2011, she was a fixed cast member for KBS's variety show 100 Points Out Of 100.

Soyeon participated in the musical adaption of T-ara's hit song "Roly-Poly", which opened on January 13, 2012 at the Sungnam Arts Center.[6] She has stated that it is one of her dreams to stand on stage and act on it.

She replaced Hyomin as T-ara's new leader starting on January 1, 2012 for their "Lovey-Dovey" promotions. She is be the fourth leader of T-ara after Eunjung, Boram, and Hyomin. In July 2013 Soyeon stepped down as leader and Qri became the fifth leader.[7]

Soyeon appeared in the drama "Haeundae Lovers" as Lee Gwan-soon. The drama aired on August 13, 2012.[8]

In September 2013 it was announced that Soyeon has been dating Click-B's Oh Jong-Hyuk for the past three years. According to an article by Sports Seoul they said, DSP Media confirmed their relationship status and stated, "Oh Jong Hyuk and Soyeon are meeting well. Oh Jong Hyuk, who has good manners and has a kind personality, fell for Soyeon's cute charms. Please watch over them beautifully." Core contents Media also apparently confirmed, "Their parents and families are aware of their relationship. Oh Jong Hyuk and Soyeon are carefully dating and they ask for your support." With the surfacing of this report, when contacted by other media outlets, Core Contents Media stated to 'Xsportsnews', "Soyeon and Oh Jong Hyuk have been dating for 3 years... The two have been meeting each other for a long time, and the photos revealed are when they met up for their 1000th day party... They were meeting quietly even before Oh Jong Hyuk left for his enlistment. Even though T-ara had activities, Soyeon waited for him."

Discography[edit]

Main article: T-ara discography

Soundtracks[edit]

YearShow titleAlbumSongDurationNotes
2010SBS Coffee HouseCoffee House OST"Page One(Part. 2)"3:04With Fin.K.L's Ock Joo-hyun
2010Death Bell 2고사2 Part.1"What Should We Finish?"3:33Solo
2011Gisaeng Ryung기생령 OST"Until the End"3:06With SeeYa's Lee Boram
2011SBS Coffee HouseCoffee House OST"Page One 2(Part. 2)"3:04With Fin.K.L's Ock Joo-hyun and SG Wannabe's Lee Seok Hun

Other works[edit]

YearAlbumSongDurationNotes
2011안영민 A-Family"Song For You"3:44With Ahn Young Min
2012Together"I Know"3:04With SeeYa's Lee Boram and Yangpa
2013Bunny Style!"Sign"4:56With T-ara's Areum
2013Bunny Style!"Love Poem"5:24Solo
2013Tears of mind"Painkillers"With The SeeYa(Yoojin), 5dolls(Eunkyo) and Speed(Taewoon、Sungmin)

Filmography[edit]

Television drama[edit]

YearShow titleRoleNetwork
2010GiantsCameoSBS
2010Master of StudyCameoKBS2
2012KBS2 Haeundae LoversLee Gwan SoonKBS2

Variety show[edit]

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2009Radio StarHerselfMBC
2009Star KingHerselfSBS
2009–2010Invincible BaseballCheerleaderKBS
2010Strong HeartHerselfSBS
2010You Hee-yeol's SketchbookHerselfKBS
2010TaxiHerselftvN
2010Star KingHerselfSBS
2010Challenge 1000 SongHerselfKBS2
2010Dream GirlsHerselfMnet
2010Hello BabyHerselfKBS
2010BouquetHerselfMBC
2010Idol Trot WarsHerselfMBC
2010Star Golden BellHerselfKBS
2010-2011100 Points out of 100HerselfKBS2
2011Star KingHerselfSBS
2011Challenge 1000 SongHerselfKBS2
2011SecretHerselfKBS
2011VitaminHerselfKBS
2011Happy TogetherHerselfKBS
2011Win WinHerselfKBS2
2011Beatles CodeHerselfMnet
2012Everyone's Weekly IdolHerselfMBC
2012Naughty BoysHerselfJTBC
2013Challenge 1000 SongHerselfKBS2
2013SimSimTaPaHerselfMBC

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