Kwon So-hyun (born August 30, 1994) is a South Korean idol singer and songwriter. She is the youngest member of the Korean girl group, 4Minute under Cube Entertainment. She is also a former member of the South Korean girl group, "Orange".

Early life Edit

So-hyun was born in Seoul, South Korea on August 30, 1994.[1] She attended Kumho Junior High School and Pungmoon Girls' High School, graduating from the latter in February 2013.[2] She was ranked fourth in her class.[3] In November 2014 was revealed that So-hyun was accepted into Dongguk University's Department of Theatre and Film.[4]

So-hyun debuted as a member of the group Orange in 2005 when she was 12 years old. The band released their debut album titled ‘We Are Orange’ with the title track Our Star. The group was disbanded in late 2005 due to cyber bullying and anti-fan internet cafes against the group.[5]

In middle school, So-hyun began registering for audition academies. There, she met a representative of an agency and became a trainee in less than two months. So-hyun was grouped together with the other 4Minute trainees, filling the vacancy caused by Soyou's departure. Soyou eventually made her debut with SISTAR.[6]

Career[edit] Edit

In June 2009, So-hyun made her debut as the youngest member of the girl group 4Minute under Cube Entertainment, with their single "Hot Issue".

Aside from being a member of 4Minute, So-hyun has had small cameo roles on television and also participated in several variety shows. So-hyun starred in Teen Top's music video "Going Crazy" where she played the role of L.Joe's love interest. She was also one of the celebrity guests together with 2AM's Jinwoon for the documentary A Pink News which aired on the Korean cable channel TrendE.

So-hyun, along with 11 other female idols, took part in the 2013 KBS Lunar New Year variety show, "Princess Project - Resurrection of the Royal Family", a spin-off based on the 2012 MBC hit drama The Moon That Embraces the Sun.[7]

So-hyun was selected as a "Special MC" for Weekly Idol's Second Idol Awards.[8] She later reprised her role in the episodes featuring 2YOON and Huh Gak, alongsideBtoB's Ilhoon.

So-hyun, along with team mates Gayoon and Jihyun took part in the archery segment of the 2013 Idol Star Athletics-Archery Championships.[9] The team later competed in another archery competition against SISTAR on Dream Team in June.[10]

On 5 June 2013, So-hyun and Gayoon took part in the ceremonial first pitch for the LG Twins against the Doosan Bears. Gayoon threw the first ball whilst So-hyun was on the plate to bat.[11]

On October 22, it was announced that So-hyun will play the lead in the movie Hwanggu, in which she plays a spirited young college student who supports her boyfriend as struggles to win the national taekwondo title and also the prejudices of a multi-ethnical family he experiences, having a Korean mother and Filipino father.[12]

On 13 January 2014, So-hyun took part in an archery competition in 2014 Idol Star Athletics Championship. She went to the final round and won gold medal against Sistar Bora.

On December 17, 2014 was revealed that So-hyun will be in a special project girl group of composers Hyung Don and Defconn's new project group for Hitmaker, together with G.NA, After School's Lizzy and Kara's Heo Young-ji.[13] The MV teaser for 'Hitmaker's first project girl group Chamsonyuh, was released on February 12, 2015. The song is called "Magic Words".[14]

Chamsonyeo released Magic Words the 20th of February.

Discography[edit] Edit

For So-hyun's works with 4Minute, see 4Minute discography.

Extended plays[edit] Edit

Title Album details Peak positions Sales
We Are Orange
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Unknown
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • KOR:

Featured songs[edit] Edit

Year Album Song Duration Artist
2014 Brave Brothers’ Anniversary Album "Only Gained Weight" 03:10 Duet with Hyuna and Gayoon
2015 Single "Magic Words" 3:34 Chamsonyeo

Filmography[edit] Edit

Music video appearances[edit] Edit

Year Song title Artist Role
2005 "Our Star" Orange Herself
2012 "Crazy" Teen Top Herself
2015 "Hero" Monsta X Wheelchair Girl

Filmography[edit] Edit

Movie[edit] Edit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Love in Magic Cameo
2014 Hwanggu Misoo Lead Role

Drama[edit] Edit

Year Title Network Role Notes
2003 Jewel in the Palace MBC Cameo
2004 Jang Gil San SBS Cameo
2004 Lovers in Paris Cameo
2005 Sweet Buns MBC High School Student Cameo
2009 High Kick Through The Roof Herself Cameo

TV Shows[edit] Edit

Year Title Network Notes
2004 Woolla Boolla Blue Jjang KBS
2010 Bouquet MBC Ep. 8,12
Star King SBS Ep. 154
2011 Talk Show Hello KBS Ep. 30
Apink News Trend E Anchor
2012 Come To Play MBC Ep. 383
MTV Diary SBS MTV Ep. 10
2013 Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 Ep.75, Ep.84
Full House KBS2 Guest Cast
MNet WIDE NEWS Mnet Guest Cast
Dream Team KBS2 Guest Cast
1 Night 2 Days Guest Cast
Immortal Songs 2 KBS Guest Cast
Nankan School Tooniverse Guest
2014 Roadking MBC Regular Guest
A Celebrity Living In My House Guest Cast
1st Grade Granny KBS2 MC, Chuseok Special
Moon Heejun’s Pure 15 Mnet Guest
2015 Hitmaker Season 2 MBC Every 1 Regular Guest
Running Man SBS Guest
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 Guest with the other members of Chamsonyeo
World Changing Quiz MBC Guest on Leader and Maknae special
2016 Hello Counselor MBC Guest

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