Kim Hyo-jung (born January 11, 1991), better known by her stage name Hyolyn, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as a member of South Korean girl group Sistar and their sub-unit Sistar19.
Kim Hyo-jung was born on January 11, 1991, in Incheon, South Korea.
Hyolyn auditioned for JYPE two times, and was finally accepted at the second try placing 1st place at the audition. She was set to debut in a project group with Secret's Jieun, EXID's Hani, and Bestie's Uji, but the plans were cancelled abruptly. Hyolyn then left JYPE and joined Starship Entertainment, auditioning with a cover of Christina Aguilera's Hurt.
In June 2010, Hyolyn made her debut as a member of Sistar on KBS Music Bank (TV series) with their debut single, "Push Push"
In early 2011, Hyolyn and group member Bora formed as a sub-group Sistar19 with the single "Ma Boy". On October 17, she released the single "Ma Boy 2", featuring Electroboyz.
In 2012 Hyolyn starred in the KBS drama Dream High Season 2 as Nana, a famous idol from the fictional girl group HershE.
Solo debut, collaborations and I Am A Singer 3:
On November 22, 2013, Hyolyn shared the stage with Stevie Wonder for a special performance of "I Just Called to Say I Love You" at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards, South Korea's biggest music award show.
Hyolyn made her solo debut on November 26, 2013 with the album Love & Hate. The album consists of double title tracks "Lonely" and "One Way Love" with tracks from producers including Brave Brothers and Kim Do Hoon, and features Korean rappers such as Mad Clown, Block B's Zico, Dok2 and Geeks' Lil' Boy.
On August 21, Hyolyn's OST "You Make Me Go Crazy" for SBS's drama Master's Sun was released. The song topped Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100 chart upon its release.
On December 31, 2013 Hyolyn's music video for the Korean version of "Let It Go" for Disney's animation movie Frozen was revealed and became the second Korean singer to participate in a Disney production following Park Jung Hyun who previously sang for Disney's "Reflection for Mulan".
On January 22, 2014 Hyolyn released an OST for the drama My Love from the Star called "Goodbye".
On March 28, 2014, Starship Entertainment announced on their Twitter account that Hyolyn would feature in Mad Clown's comeback track, "Without You". The music video for "Without You" was released on April 3, 2014. Hyolyn participated in rapper MC Mong in his comeback to the Korean scene after 5 years with the album Miss Me or Diss Me released on November 3. On November 20, Starship Entertainment Hyolyn collaborated with singer-songwriter and fellow Starship Entertainment artist Jooyoung on a project titled "Hyolyn x Jooyoung".
Hyolyn participated in the Chuseok special of the singing show I Am a Singer aired on September 9 as the first idol group singer. The special episode had performances by veteran singers such as The One, Sinawe, Park Ki Young, Kim Jong Seo and Yoon Min Soo. Hyolyn gave two performances and ranked second place overall in the competition. Multiple broadcast insiders revealed on January 13 that Hyolyn agreed to join the lineup of MBC's I Am a Singer season 3 launch and her agency Starship Entertainment told OSEN that Hyolyn would start filming on the 21st as the first idol singer on the show.
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