Kim Hyo Jung(born January 11, 1991; Hangul: 김효정), better known by her stage nameHyolyn(Hangul: 효린, also often Romanized asHyorin) is a South Korean idol singer and actress . She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group Sistar and their sub-unit Sistar19 .

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  • by hansukj  -  March 4, 2017 09:12 AM

    Hyolyn of Girl Group Sistar Signs with Major EDM Label

    Hyolynof K-pop girl group Sistar has signed with Spinnin' Records, one of the world's leading record labels in electronic dance music, her agency announced on Monday."Hyolynbecame the first Asian to sign with the label, and will release a collaboration single with Korean-Canadian DJ and produce…

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 Hyolyn's Biography

Kim Hyo Jung was born on January 11, 1991, in Incheon , South Korea .

In March 2011, Hyolyn was a guest on Strong Heart where she revealed that she was born prematurely and weighed in at 4.2 kg (about 9 lbs) at birth. During her mother's pregnancy, water had filled Hyolyn's stomach, which led her to be prematurely born. Bile was unable to be passed through her intestines, which eventually damaged her liver, causing a biliary atresia . Although the required surgery had low chances of sustaining life, Hyolyn was able to survive the 10-hour long surgery.

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 Hyolyn's Career


Hyolyn then left JYPE and joined Starship Entertainment , auditioning with a cover of Christina Aguilera 's Hurt.


Main article: Sistar

Hyolyn had the chance to participate in the newly formed variety show "Immortal Song 2" on June. She won the first episode and received immediate attention and public love for her voice. Her new-found popularity helped spread Sistar's name to the public. She participated in the show from June until September.

In the pilot, Sungmin and Hyolyn performed traditional Korean opera.


andOne Way Lovetaking the top spot on all major music charts in Korea. The songs from her albumLove and Hatecharted in the top 10 on music charts Bugs and Soribada.One Way Lovecharted number 1 on all 10 music charts in Korea. The album consists of tracks from notable 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.

Frozenwas revealed. Hyolyn said, “I’m happy to be taking part in making a Disney movie as a Korean representative, which I’ve always enjoyed watching. I am honored that I’ll be the second Korean singer to take part in Disney production, following Park Jung Hyun , who sang Reflection for Mulan.”

called "Goodbye". Immediately after it hit stores, "Goodbye" made an all-kill on the major real-time music charts. The song, an uptempo pop ballad with a simple melody written by hit OST producer Choi Jae Woo, was first revealed during Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun's kiss scene.

The music video for "Without You" was released on April 3, 2014, topping major real-time music charts.

On November 12, 2014, Starship Entertainment announced that Hyolyn will be collaborating with Joo Young for their special Starship X project song "Erase". The music video for "Erase" was released on November 20, 2014, featuring Cross Gene's Takuya and rapper Iron.

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 Hyolyn's Discography

For Hyolyn's work with Sistar, seeSistar's discography.

Studio Album


YearTitlePeak positionsSalesAlbum
2012"I Choose to Love You"23
  • KOR(DL): 1,053,521
"This Person"(Dazzling Red)26
  • KOR(DL): 694,635
Digital Single
2013"Hot Wings"(withDynamic Duo)1110
  • KOR(DL): 718,093
Lucky Numbers
"Crazy of You"21
  • KOR(DL): 1,084,375
Master's SunOST
"One Way Love"11
  • KOR(DL): 980,423
Love & Hate
  • KOR(DL): 667,897
  • KOR(DL): 1,209,445
My Love from the StarOST
"Let It Go (Korean ver.)"55
  • KOR(DL): 588,072
Frozen OST
"Without You"(with Mad Clown)34
  • KOR(DL): 677,261
"Faulty Fan"(withMC MongandGary)7N/A
  • KOR(DL): 274,991
Miss Me or Diss Me
"Erase"(with Jooyoung) 9
  • KOR(DL):
Digital Single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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 Hyolyn's Other charted songs

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
2013"Stalker (Feat. Mad Clown)"14Love & Hate
"Don't Love Me"22
"Red Lipstick (Feat. ZICO of Block B)"27
"Massage (Feat. Dok2)"29
"O.M.G (Feat. 긱스 릴보이)"39
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances and solo performancesedit

2010 Magic Drag "Magic Drag" 03:14 Duet with Jang Geun-suk
2011 Glory JaneOST "Who You Are to Me" 03:53 Solo
My Heart Beating "Amazed" 03:16 Duet with K.Will and Simon D
Rebirth "Ma Boy 2" 03:27 Duet with Electroboyz
2012 Alone "I Choose to Love You" 03:31 Solo
Dream High 2OST "Superstar" 03:42 Hershe(with Jiyeon and Ailee )
This Person "This Person" 03:24 Dazzling Red(with Hyuna , Hyoseong , Nana , Nicole )
2013 Lucky Numbers "Hot Wings" 04:57 Duet with Dynamic Duo
Master's SunOST "Crazy of You" 04:32 Solo
FrozenOST " Let It Go " (Kor. Ver) 03:47 Solo
2014 My Love from the StarOST "Goodbye" 03:40 Solo
Ferocity "Without You" 03:41 Duet with Mad Clown
Miss Me or Diss Me "Faulty Fan" 04:19 Duet with MC Mong and Gary
Erase "Erase" 03:48 Duet with Jooyoung

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 Hyolyn's Filmography

Television Drama

2012 Dream High Season 2 Nana

TV Appearances

2010 Bouquet MBC Ep 19
100 Points Out Of 100 KBS2 Ep 1
2011 Strong Heart SBS Ep 67 & 68
2011-2013 Running Man SBS
2011-2014 Immortal Song 2 KBS2 Contestant
2012 Pit-a-Pat Shake MBC Series regular
2013 Hello Counselor KBS Ep 150
Shinhwa Broadcast JTBC
2014 1000 Song Challenge SBS Guest MC
Hidden Singer JTBC Contestant

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 Hyolyn's Endorsements

Aside from her endorsements alongside Sistar , Hyolyn has also endorsed the following brands:

2011 Banila Co
2012 Lotte Liquor
2014 Coca-Cola Sun's Mate Tea
California Almonds

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 Hyolyn's Awards and nominations

2011 3rd Philippine Kpop AwardsHottest Female ArtistN/ANominated
2013 5th Philippine Kpop AwardsN/ANominated
Soompi Awards Top K-Drama OST Song "Crazy of You"Nominated
2014World Music AwardsWorld's Best Song "Goodbye"Nominated
" One Way Love "Nominated
World's Best VideoNominated
World's Best Female ArtistN/ANominated
World's Best Live ActN/ANominated
World's Best Entertainer of the YearN/ANominated
9th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Drama OST "Crazy of You"Nominated
So-loved Awards Best OST Song"Goodbye"Nominated
7th Korea Drama Awards Best OSTNominated
16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best OST by a Female ArtistNominated
16th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Female ArtistN/ANominated
Best Dance Performance - Solo" One Way Love "Nominated
UnionPay Song of the YearNominated
UnionPay Artist of the YearN/ANominated

Music Programsedit

MBC Music Show Championedit

2013 December 4 "One Way Love"
2014 April 16 "Without You" (with Mad Clown)

MBC Show! Music Coreedit

2013 December 7 "One Way Love"

Mnet M! Countdownedit

2013 December 12 "One Way Love"

KBS Music Bankedit

2013 December 13 "One Way Love"

SBS MTV The Showedit

2014 November 25 "Erase" (with Jooyoung)

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 Hyolyn's References

  1. Infancy. Allkpop.com (2011-03-15). Retrieved on 2012-07-24.
  2. choiwj. " SISTAR's Hyolyn reveals the story behind her debut", "Allkpop, 3 April 2012.
  3. xvntbk. " SISTAR leader Hyolyn's audition video gains interest". "Allkpop, 21 April 2010.
  4. Debut. Allkpop.com (2010-06-04). Retrieved on 2012-07-17.
  5. 전설 및 아이돌가수 | 자유 선언 토요일KBS》. 2011-06-18 확인.
  6. Hyolyn sheds tears after her last ‘Immortal Song 2′ performance. Allkpop.com (2011-09-11). Retrieved on 2012-07-24.
  7. "용감한 형제, ‘효린+일렉트로보이즈' MA BOY2 "가창력 대폭팔!~"|출판사=굿데이스포츠". 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 
  8. Pit-a-Pat Shake. Allkpop.com (2012-01-05). Retrieved on 2012-07-24.
  9. Korean opera performance. Allkpop.com (2012-01-24). Retrieved on 2012-07-24.
  10. (Korean) 효린 "'드림하이2' 출연, 노래보다 연기연습 많아". News.naver.com (2012-01-17). Retrieved on 2012-07-17.
  11. "Hyorin "All-Kills" Music Charts with "One Way Love"". http://www.soompi.com. an0ya. Retrieved 8 June 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  12. "Sistar′s Hyolyn Kills All Music Charts with ′One Way Love′". http://mwave.interest.me. Retrieved 8 June 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  13. "[Mnet Special] HyoLyn's Love & Hate". http://mwave.interest.me. Retrieved 8 June 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  14. [ http://mwave.interest.me/enewsworld/en/article/54820/sistar-hyolyn-sang-disney-song-as-korean-representative SISTAR’s Hyolyn Sings Ending Credit Song for Disney Animation ‘Frozen’]
  15. SISTAR's Hyorin makes an all-kill on charts with 'Goodbye' from 'You Who Came from the Stars' OST
  16. Hyorin gives her support for Mad Clown with a featuring on his comeback track
  17. "Gaon Chart Search" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. 
  18. "Billboard K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard Korea. 
  19. "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard charts. 
  20. Running Man. Allkpop.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-24.
  21. Hong, Grace Danbi (23 January 2013). "Shinhwa and SISTAR Reenact Love Studio on Shinhwa Broadcast". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  22. http://www.allkpop.com/article/2011/08/sistars-hyorin-endorses-banila-co#axzz2hBS0aBlR
  23. http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/11/sistars-hyorin-karas-hara-4minutes.html
  24. SISTAR's Hyorin chosen as the feisty model for 'Coca-Cola's mate tea brand

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