Kim Yong-sun NAMED Solar is Known For Being the leader as well as the vocalist of the South Korean girl group, Mamamoo and her The immense social media popularity of Mamamoo as it has garnered more than 2.5 million followers on Instagram, more than a million followers on Twitter, more than 2 million subscribers on YouTube, and more than a million followers on Facebook.
Born Name : Kim Yong-sun
Nick Name : Solar, Yongkong, Squirtle
Occupation : Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Host
Years active : 2014–present
Born : February 21, 1991, 30 years and 3 months, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Sun Sign : Pisces
Height : 5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
Hair Color : Black. She has often dyed her hair in shades such as blonde.
Eye Color : Dark Brown
Bra size : 32A
Solar completed her graduation from Modern K Music Academy University located in Seoul, South Korea.
Siblings – Yong-hee (Older Sister)
Kim Yong-sun better known by the mononym Solar, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actress. She is known as the leader and vocalist of South Korean girl group Mamamoo.
Kim Yong-sun lived with her parents and elder sister, Yong-hee. She graduated from Modern K Music Academy University.
The single/album series Solar Emotion are remakes of old songs by veteran soloists from South Korea.
Solar is represented by RBW (Rainbow Bridge World).
K-Pop, Retro, Jazz, R&B, Ballad
RBW (Rainbow Bridge World), Victor
A beauty spot under her right eyebrow
Best Known For
Being the leader as well as the vocalist of the South Korean girl group, Mamamoo, and working alongside her bandmates Moonbyul, Wheein, and Hwasa. The group has released a number of albums, EPs, and tracks which include the likes of Melting, 4colors, Piano Man, Pink Funky, Memory, Hello, Purple, Yellow Flower, White Wind, Red Moon, and many more.
Having been cast in the MBC reality-variety show, We Got Married, alongside Korean-American singer, songwriter, and host, Eric Nam, in 2016. For this, Solar also received a 16th MBC Entertainment Award nomination in the Female Rookie Award in Variety Show category while she won a 16th MBC Entertainment Award in the Best Couple (along with Eric Nam) category in 2016.
The immense social media popularity of Mamamoo as it has garnered more than 2.5 million followers on Instagram, more than a million followers on Twitter, more than 2 million subscribers on YouTube, and more than a million followers on Facebook
As a member of the girl group Mamamoo, Solar released her debut studio album, titled Melting, via Rainbow Bridge World (RBW) on February 26, 2016. The album comprised of songs such as You’re the Best, I Miss You, Girl Crush, Taller Than You, Words Don’t Come Easy, My Hometown, Friday Night, and Cat Fight and was ranked at number #2 in the Gaon Album Chart and at number #8 in the US World Albums (Billboard) Chart. Also, its song, You’re the Best, went on to win the Gaon Chart Music Award in the Song of the Year category in 2016 as well as Golden Disc Award in the Digital Bonsang category in 2017.
First TV Show
Solar made her first TV show appearance by playing the role of Jung Soo-in in an episode of the MBC Every1 fantasy romantic comedy series, Imaginary Cat, in 2015. Directed by Lee Hyun-joo, the show starred the likes of Yoo Seung-ho, Han Ye-ri, and Cho Hye-jung.
Solar stays in shape by maintaining an active lifestyle.
Solar Favorite Things
Movie – Grave Encounters
Food – Deep-fried sweet rice cakes, Chocolate
Drama Genre – Gore
Music Genre – Hip Hop
Musicians – Lil Wayne, Amy Winehouse
She was raised alongside her older sister in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
While growing up, she aspired to become a flight attendant or a tour guide for foreigners. However, destiny had some other plans for her and she was discovered by an agent after she sang for a free gift.
Solar is often considered as Mamamoo‘s mother figure.
She has been credited for creating the official fan song for Mamamoo.
She used to be roommates with her Mamamoo bandmate, Hwasa.
In 2016, Solar appeared in an episode of the TVN series, Entourage, which starred the likes of Cho Jin-woong, Seo Kang-joon, Lee Kwang-soo, Park Jung-min, and Lee Dong-hwi.
She was ranked at number #36 in “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018” list curated by TC Candler.
Solar shares a close bond with Red Velvet‘s Irene and Apink‘s Chorong.
She is terrified of ghosts and, hence, is referred to as Mamamoo‘s scaredy-cat.
She enjoys listening to hip-hop as well as collecting hats.
Solar is the oldest member of the girl group, Mamamoo.
She does not like reptiles.
She served as a host for the 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards as well as for the KBS Song Festival in the year 2017.
Solar joined YouTube with her channel, Solarsido, on January 23, 2019, and uploaded the very first video the following month i.e. on February 16, 2019. She has uploaded a variety of videos on the channel which are based on challenges, Q&As, music, and much more and the channel has also accumulated more than 800k subscribers as well as more than 30 million views on its videos.