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Soyou (SISTAR)

Weight: 50 kg
Height: 168 cm
Real name: 강지현 / Kang Ji Hyun
Date of Birth: February 12, 1992

Soyou (SISTAR)

About Soyou (SISTAR)

Soyou (SISTAR) Facts

  • Ex-Group: SISTAR (2010-2017)
    • Position: Vocalist and Dancer.
    • Voice type soprano
      • Range : C#3 ~ Bb5 (2 octaves, 4 notes and 1 half-tone)
      • Registration g3 ~ Bb4
  • Languages: Korean (Mother tongue), English (Intermediate), Japanese (Basic), Chinese (Basic)
  • Fanclub: SOYO Uniques (SOYOU + Uniques)
  • Specialty Singing, modeling, fitness, dance and voice imitation.
  • Motto Never forget that only you know who you really are “.
  • Hobbies reading magazines, going to photo shoots and dressing luxuriously.
  • Prior to her debut, she worked in a beauty salon and saved her own allowance. She was a licensed stylist at the salon.
  • She is an expert in Aquatic Sky.
  • She holds a cosmetologist’s license.
  • Achieved perfect ALL-KILL (and for 5 hours) of the song “The Space Between” together with Urban Zakapa.
  • On February 14, it launched in collaboration with Baekhyun from EXO the song ‘Rain’, the song was created by the same composer of her previous hit “Some”.
  • She was a vocal mentor in the Produce 48.
  • On September 8, 2021, industry representatives reported that So You decided not to renew its contract with Starship Entertainment after 11 years together.


She was born on Jeju Island on February 12, 1992 and lived there until the first grade.She had a casting as a singer at a school retreat, it was during her junior year of high school.She sang the song Gavy NJ during a talent show and it turned out that a talent agency official had been there.She was a trainee for about three years, including the time when she was a member of the predebut of 4MINUTE.


In June 2010, she made her debut as a member of SISTAR in Music Bankwith the debut single, Push Push.

Solo career

After having participated in some soundtracks for dramas, on November 1, 2012, she made her first collaboration with Geeks with the song “Officially Missing You”, which reached #1 in several music charts. Almost a month later, on November 29th, she released together with K.Will and Jeong Min from BOYFRIENDthe song titled “Love White” as part of the project of Starship Planet.

In 2013 she made her official debut as a solo artist with rapper Mad Clown on September 10, the single and a short music video were officially released.

On February 1, 2014, it was revealed that she would be releasing a second single together with Junggigo titled “Some”. On February 7, the song and MV starring her band mate Dasomy Baro from B1A4 the song was a huge success, achieving an all-kill within a month of its release and winning multiple awards on music shows, even surpassing artists such as Girls’ Generation, 2NE1 and CNBLUE.

On September 26, 2014 she released her 3rd single titled “The Space Between”, in collaboration with the male members of Urban Zakapa the MV for the song of the same name, was starring Ahn Jae Hyuny Nam Bo Raand featured a small appearance by SoYou.

A year later, on September 22, 2015, she released her 4th single titled “Lean On Me” along with Kwon Jung Yeolfrom. 10cm the song quickly topped the music charts.

Thanks to the success of all her collaborations, she has been named “The Queen of Collaborations”.

Soyou (SISTAR) Advertisement

  • GRN (2017)
  • E-Mart’s Jeju Soju (2017)
  • LeCoq (2017)
  • SK-II (2017)

Soyou (SISTAR) Collaborations

  • DinDin – 걷는중 (Feat. So You) (2020)
  • Key – Forever Yours (Feat. So You) (2018)
  • Starship Planet – Christmas Day (2017)
  • Primary – Right? (feat. So You) (2017)
  • Various Artists – One Dream One Korea (2015)
  • Eluphant – SimSim (feat. So You) (2015)
  • Giriboy & So You – Pillow (feat Ki Hyun) (NO.MERCY) (2015)
  • Hong Dae Kwang – Goodbye (feat. So You) (2013)
  • K.Will so You & Jeong Min – White Love (2012)
  • Geeks & So You – Officially Missing You (2012)


  • Starship X Label Seoul Concert (2014.12.05)

Soyou (SISTAR) Drama

  • Clean and Polish (KBS2, 2019)

Soyou (SISTAR) Awards

  • MBC Music Core: “Stupid in Love” (besides Mad Clown)
  • 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards – Artist of the Year (September) Together with Mad Clown
  • KBS Show Champion (02/19): “Some” (next to Junggigo)
  • Mnet M! Countdown (20/02): “Some” (next to Junggigo)
  • KBS Music Bank (02/21): “Some” (next to Junggigo)
  • MBC Music Core (02/22): “Some” (next to Junggigo)
  • SBS Inkigayo (23/02): “Some” (next to Junggigo)
  • Mnet M! Countdown (02/27): “Some” (next to Junggigo)
  • KBS Music Bank (28/02): “Some” (next to Junggigo)
  • MBC Music Core (01/03): “Some” (next to Junggigo)
  • KBS Music Bank (07/03): “Some” (next to Junggigo) (Triple Crown)
  • KBS Music Bank (03/21): “Some” (next to Junggigo)
  • KBS Music Bank (04/04): “Some” (next to Junggigo)
  • Style Icon Awards: Bonsang.
  • Melon Music Awards Hot Trend Award (besides Junggigo)
  • Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Collaboration (besides Junggigo)
  • SBS Gayo Daejun: Song of the year “SOME” (besides Junggigo)
  • 29th Golden Disk Awards Bonsang (next to Junggigo)
  • 29th Golden Disk Awards Hot trend (together with Junggigo)
  • 24nd Seoul Music Awards Song Digital of The Year “Some” (besides Junggigo)
  • 4th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Long-run Song of the Year “Some” (besides Junggigo)
  • 4th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Song/Artist of the Year – February “Some” (besides Junggigo)
  • 12th Korean Music Awards: ‘ Song of the Year (Daesang) – “Some” (besides Junggigo)
  • 12th Korean Music Awards: Best Pop Song – “Some” (besides Junggigo)
  • Mnet M! Countdown (01/10): “Lean On Me” (besides Kwon Jung Yeol)
  • SBS The Show (09/10): “All Night (besides Sik-K)”
  • 2019 First Brand Awards Female Solo Award

Soyou (SISTAR) TV Programs

  • CAP-TEEN (Mnet, 2020)
  • Matching Survival 1+1 (KBS, 2019)
  • MBC Radio (10/15/18)
  • PRODUCE 48 (Mnet, 2018) As a mentor.
  • Soyu x Hani’s Beauty View (JTBC, 2018) A beauty reality show starring Soyouy Hanifrom EXID
  • Sugarman 2 (jTBC, 2018) EP. 5
  • After School Club (Arirang, 2017) (26.12.2017) (Ep.296)
  • Lipstick Prince (OnStyle,2017)
  • Running Man (SBS, 2017) Ep.366
  • Night Of Real Entertainment (SBS, 06/27/17)
  • Law of the Jungle New Zealand 2 (SBS, 23/06/17)
  • King of Mask Singer (MBC, 2016)
  • Running Man (SBS, 2016) Ep.307
  • Get It Beauty (as MC) (2015)
  • 18 Seconds (2015)
  • NO.MERCY (as mentor and juror) (2014-2015)
  • Happy Together (KBS Ep.306) (2013)

Soyou (SISTAR) TV Drama’s

  • Paradise theme for Idol: The Coup (2021)
  • Don’t Smile At Me theme for Hello, Me! (2021)
  • PUZZLE (next to Park Woo Jin) theme for Mr. Queen (2021)
  • The Only One subject for 18 Again (2020)
  • Goodbye subject for Oh My Baby (2020)
  • It’s Okay subject for When the Camellia Blooms (2019)
  • When It Rains (besides Mad Clown) subject for The Third Charm (2018)
  • Silence theme for Life (2018)
  • I Miss You theme for Goblin (2016)
  • I Think I’m Done Sleeping (besides Yu Seung Woo) theme for Love in the Moonlight (2016)
  • Tell Me theme for Lucky Romance (2016)
  • You Don’t Know Me (besides Brother Su) theme for She Was Pretty (2015)
  • Just Once theme for Empress Ki (2013)
  • Saying I Love You theme for Playful Kiss (2010)
  • I’m Fine (together with Kan Jong Wook) theme for Gloria (2010)

Movie Themes

  • Diamond theme for The Snow Queen 2 (2014)

Themes for TV Programs

  • Before Sunrise subject for Traveler – Argentina (2020)

Soyou (SISTAR) Music Videos

  • K.Will – Day 1 (besides Park Min Woo) (2014)

Soyou (SISTAR) is a member of:

Starship Planet

Starship Planet

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