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                   South Korean dance-pop singer Kim Hyun A (111)
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Background information
Birth name 김현아 (Kim Hyun Ah)
Also known as Hyuna (현아)
Born June 6, 1992 (1992-06-06) (age 18)
Origin South Korea
Genres Pop, dance
Occupations Singer, dancer, rapper
Instruments Vocals Rapper
Years active 2007 (2007)–present
Labels Cube Entertainment (2008–present)
JYP Entertainment (2007)
Associated acts Wonder Girls (2007)
4minute (2009–present)
4Tomorrow (2009)
Hangul 김현아
Revised Romanization Gim Hyeon-a
McCune–Reischauer Kim Hyŏna
Hyuna (born Kim Hyun Ah; June 6, 1992) is a South Korean dance-pop singer. She is a member of the girl group 4minute and former member of Wonder Girls.


Kim Hyuna was born on June 6, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea. She attended Choong Chun Middle School and Korea High School of Music and Arts and currently attends Konkuk University majoring in art culture. She has a tattoo on her left shoulder that says "My mother is the heart, that keeps me alive". [1]


2007–2008: Debut, The Wonder Begins, and The Wonder Years

In 2007, Hyuna made her debut with the Wonder Girls, a girl group managed by JYP Entertainment, with the single "Irony" as the group's main rapper.[1] She left the group in July,[2] when she was removed by her parents due to their concern over her health—in particular, chronic gastroenteritis and fainting spells.[3]
While with the Wonder Girls she was a part of the group's television shows MTV Wonder Girls (season 1) & MTV Wonder Girls (season 2). From May 12, 2007 she was a co-host together with Sohee (Wonder Girls) & Brian Joo at Show! Music Core until June 30, 2007 when she left the group.
In 2008 she was transferred over to JYP Entertainment's sister label, Cube Entertainment.[4] After joining Cube Entertainment, Hyuna joined girl group 4minute. Announced in May 2009, the group debuted with their single, "Hot Issue" on 15 June.[5][6]

2009: Collaborations

Hyuna collaborated with Lee Gi Kwang for the song "2009" from his debut album First Episode: A New Hero and she also appeared in his first single "Dancing Shoes's"music video which was released on March 30, 2009. On August 13, 2009 she rap for Navi's song "Wasteful Tears" and she also appeared in the MV for this song. Hyuna also appeared in Mighty Mouth's music video for "Love Class" with Uee from After School.
On August 18, 2009 Hyuna featured for Brave Brothers together with Mabus, Red Roc, Basick & M for his song "Bittersweet".
She became part of the "Dream Team Girl Group" for Samsung's Anycall called "4 Tomorrow". Their first digital single "Tomorrow" was released on October 6, 2009, and the official music video was released on October 12, starring actor Lee Dong Gun, who will also star in each member's individual drama version of the video.[7] Hyuna's version was released on October 27, 2009. The Dream Team was composed of Hyuna (4minute), Seung Yeon (Kara), Uee (After School) & Gain (Brown Eyed Girls).
Hyuna was also part of Invincible Youth, a South Korean variety show. However, she left the show due to some scheduling conflicts with her group's overseas promotions on 11 June 2010.

2010: Solo debut and controversy

Hyuna Perform in 2010 Mnet 20's choice
On January 4, 2010, Hyuna released the single "Change" which debuted high on various online charts while also becoming a top search term.[8] Hyuna commenced promotions for "Change" .[8][9] The song reached #14 on the Gaon 2010 digital yearly charts with 2,469,354 copies sold.
On January 14, 2010, the "Change" music video was flagged with a 19+ rating due to Hyuna's provocative dancing, citing it to be inappropriate to minors. Cube Entertainment stated that the music video would be re-edited and submitted for approval. Broadcast stations SBS, however, announced the music video would be restricted for a 15+ audience instead, and MBC announced that it would still be viewable for all audiences.[10] Her "Change" promotions ended in March 2010.
On February 10, released a digital single, "Love Parade" featuring T-MAX's member Park Yun Hwa.
On April 16, Hyuna released another digital single, "Outlaw in the Wild (Korean: 황야의 무법자)", featuring Nassun and was produced by E-Tribe.[11][12]
In the month of August the "Change" music video was made available to view on Virgin Media's music on demand service within the UK. Hyuna is featured for FADDY ROBOT FOUNDATION together with Beast`s Jun Hyung, Outsider, Verbal Jint, Mighty Mouth’s Ssangchu, Vasco and Jico, any profit from this song will be helping the society. The Song was released on September 17, 2010.
On October 14, 2010 Hyuna played a cameo role in thriller movie Late Night FM along with fellow band member Ji Hyun.[13]
She sang a duet song with G.NA called "Say You Love Me", in which she wrote/composed the rap lyrics of the song and became a hot topic in Korean portal sites. The duet song was released on November 10, 2010. hideaki love princess diane picardal

2011-Present: 2nd Solo Single

CEO Hong Seungsong of Cube Entertainment announched that Hyuna will make a comeback with her 2nd Solo Single in May. He stated that "Hyuna will have her second solo song which is expected to be released in May. Though this time, fans should expect a radical change in her concept."



Year Title Peak chart positions Album
"Change" (with Yong Jun Hyung) 2 Change: 1st Single
"Outlaw in the Wild" (with Nassun) 10 Outlaw in the Wild: Digital Single
"Say You Love Me" (with G.NA) 14 Together Forever



Year Title Role
2010 Late Night FM Herself (cameo)

Television series

Year Title Role
2006–2007 MTV Wonder Girls (Season 1) Herself
2007 MTV Wonder Girls (Season 2) Herself
2007 MBC Show! Music Core Co-Host
2009–2010 Invincible Youth Herself
2010 Waving the Korean Flag Herself
2011 Remote Control Host

Music video appearances

Year Song title Artist Role
2009 "Dancing Shoes" Lee Gi Kwang Herself
2009 "Love Class" Mighty Mouth Herself
2009 "Tomorrow" 4Tomorrow Herself


Year Award Work Result
2010 Gaon Chart Awards - Streaming Download Award "Change" Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Dance Performance – Solo "Change" Nominated

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