Who is Kim Hyuna?
Kim Hyuna is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and model. She rose to popularity in the late 2000s, as a part of the girl group Wonder Girls. She made her solo debut in 2010, with the single "¬¬¬Change". It was a success, peaking at the 2nd position on the Gaon Digital Chart. Motivated by the positive response, she went on to release her first extended play ‘Bubble Pop!’ the next year. Its title track was a huge hit, selling more than 2.5 million copies. This track also made her the first female K-pop solo artist to reach 100 million views on a single YouTube video. Besides being a solo artiste, she also worked as a member of the girl group ‘4Minute’ for several years. With this group, she released two albums: ‘Diamond’ and ‘4Minutes Left’. Although she is not much interested in acting, Kim Hyuna made a cameo appearance in the 2010 film ‘Midnight FM,’ marking her film debut.
Kim Hyuna began her career in 2006, as the main rapper of the girl group ‘Wonder Girls’. She was just a teenager back then. Their first release was the mini album ‘The Wonder Years’. The album topped the South Korean albums chart. It included tracks, such as ‘This Fool’, ‘Tell Me’, and ‘Headache’. Hyuna left the group in 2007, as her parents were very concerned about the toll her work was taking on her health.
In 2008, it was announced that she would join the girl group ‘4Minute.’ In June 2009, the group released their debut album ‘Hot Issue’. Meanwhile, she also began her solo career and her first solo work was a collaborative song with Lee Gi-kwang. Titled ‘2009,’ it was featured in his debut album ‘First Episode’. She also made an appearance in his music video for the single ‘Dancing Shoes’.
Hyuna’s debut solo single named ‘Change’ was released in January 2010. It was a major success and charted in high positions on several online charts. The song reached the 14th position on the Gaon 2010 digital charts. Nearly 2.5 million copies were sold. She released her first extended play, ‘Bubble Pop!’ in 2011. Its title single became a huge success and reached number 4 on the Gaon Digital Chart. The music video for the song surpassed 100 million views on YouTube, which made her the first female Korean artiste to have reached this milestone.
Meanwhile, as a member of the band ‘4Minute’, she released two albums. The first one, ‘Diamond,’ reached the 10th position on the South Korea Gaon albums chart, as well as the second position on the South Korea Gaon International albums Chart. Their second album ‘4Minutes Left’ also performed well; it reached the 2nd position on the Gaon weekly albums chart.
Her second solo EP, ‘Melting,’ was released in 2012. The single ‘Ice Cream’ reached number one on the Gaon chart. The music video for the song, which featured Psy, received 20 million views on YouTube in record time. It was released in October 2012. Her third EP was ‘A Talk,’ released in 2014. It reached the third position on the Gaon albums chart.
In the ensuing years, she releases three more extended plays/albums: ‘A+’ (2015), ‘Awesome’ (2016) ‘and ‘Following’ (2017). In 2016, it was revealed that her band ‘4Minute’ had disbanded.
Besides singing, she has also made a cameo appearance in the 2010 film ‘Midnight FM’. The film was directed by Kim Sang-man. It won multiple awards and received a few nominations as well.
In addition, she has appeared in various TV shows, such as ‘Invincible Youth,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars’, and ‘Birth of a Family 2’. In 2017-18, she served as a mentor in the survival reality show ‘The Unit: Idol Rebooting Project .’ In her career so far, she has won several awards, including a number of Golden Disc Awards and a Seoul Music Award.
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Kim Hyuna was born on 6th June 1992, in Seoul, South Korea. She studied at Choongam Middle School and Korea High School of Music and Arts. Later, she attended Konkuk University, from where she graduated with a degree in contemporary arts.
She is in a relationship with E’Dawn, who is a member of the boy band 'Pentagon'. The couple has been dating since May 2016.