About Soyou

Who is it?: Singer
Birth Day: February 12, 1992
Birth Place: Jeju Island, South Korea, South Korean
Occupation: Singer
Genres: K-pop R&B Ballad
Instruments: Vocals
Years active: 2010–present
Labels: Starship Entertainment
Associated acts: Sistar Starship Planet
Hangul: 소유
Revised Romanization: So-yoo
McCune–Reischauer: Soyoo


Soyou was born on February 12, 1992 in Jeju Island, South Korea, South Korean, is Singer. Kang Ji-hyun, well-known by her adopted stage name Soyou, is an award winning South Korean singer, best recognised as former member of ‘Sistar’, a South Korean girl group formed by ‘Starship Entertainment’. Professionally she was a licensed hairdresser and worked in a hair salon prior to making her debut with ‘Sistar’. The K-pop girl group started their journey in early 2010 featuring in magazine photo shoots and commercials and officially debuted with the song ‘Push Push’ on June of that year making their debut performance on South Korean television music program ‘Music Bank’. Apart from her musical pursuits with ‘Sistar’, Soyou has also made a mark as a solo artist with songs like ‘Should I Confess’, ‘Once More’ and ‘Tell Me’. She also sang duet songs with other artists among which the track ‘Some’ sung with Junggigo featuring Geek’s Lil Boi earned her several awards. Over the years she has appeared in several television variety shows, mostly as contestant including in ‘Star Diving Show Splash’ and ‘1 vs. 100’ among others. She remained MC of the ‘OnStyle’ aired variety show ‘Get It Beauty’ and co-host of ‘MBC Every1’ aired show ‘Wishing Star’ and featured as herself in the SBS aired reality documentary show ‘Law of the Jungle in New Zealand’.
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🎂 Soyou - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

Currently, Soyou is 32 years, 2 months and 3 days old. Soyou will celebrate 33rd birthday on a Wednesday 12th of February 2025. Below we countdown to Soyou upcoming birthday.

Popular As Soyou
Occupation Singers
Age 32 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born February 12, 1992 (Jeju Island, South Korea, South Korean)
Birthday February 12
Town/City Jeju Island, South Korea, South Korean
Nationality South Korean

🌙 Zodiac

Soyou’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Soyou was born in the Year of the Monkey. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.

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Soyou was born on February 12, 1992, in Jeju Island, South Korea. Before debuting, she was a licensed hairdresser and worked in a hair salon. Soyou was known as a Cube Entertainment trainee, who originally supposed to debut as a member of 4Minute. Soyou has said that she didn't make it into the group because she was lacking in many ways and was originally supposed to be in Sohyun's place. Instead, Soyou auditioned for Starship Entertainment, singing a cover of Navi's "On The Road", after spent training time and later debuted as a member of Sistar in June 2010. The group gained significant popularity after the release of their hit single "So Cool" in 2011.


In August 2010, Soyou collaborated with Woo of J2 for the Soundtrack for the drama Gloria. In September, she also sang a Soundtrack for MBC's drama Playful Kiss. The song is titled "Should I Confess".


In November 2012, Soyou sang a duet with hip-hop duo Geeks. The song "Officially Missing You, Too" is a remake of Tamia's song of the same title. It is a part of Geeks' project album, Re;Code Episode 1. She also collaborated with fellow label mates, K.Will and Boyfriend's Jeongmin, for Starship Planet's yearly holiday release, titled "White Love".


In September 2013, it was revealed that Soyou together with Mad Clown would release a duet called "Stupid in Love on the 10th.


In February 2014, Soyou and Junggigo released a duet called "Some".


In January 2015, it was revealed that Soyou, together with Lee Honey and Kim Jungmin, would be the new MCs of beauty tip program Get It Beauty. The new MCs' first episode aired on February 4, 2015.


After Sistar disbanded in June 2017, Soyou remained her career as soloists under Starship Entertainment. Soyou began her solo career with releasing remake single of Choi Sung-wons's The Blue Night of Jeju Island on September 7. She was feature with K.Will in his fourth album Part.1 Nonfiction b-side track titled "Let Me Here You Say", which released on September 26. She was released a collaboration track titled "Monitor Girl" with Geeks' Louie on October 26, it was also their second collaboration since "Officially Missing You, Too" in 2012. On November 16, Soyou released "I Still" with Sung Si-kyung as pre-release track for her upcoming solo album. On November 28, Soyou was confirmed to became a MC for new beauty program of JTBC titled SoyouXHani’s Beauty View, which start airs on December 28. On December 13, Soyou released the first part of her solo album titled RE:BORN with the single "The Night" featuring Rapper duo Geeks and was produced by Primary.

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