Kan Mi Youn

간미연,簡美妍

Kan Mi-Youn( Hangul : 간미연, Hanja : 簡美妍 born February 2, 1982) is a K-pop singer. Kan was the lead singer in the girl group Baby V.O.Xfrom 1997 to 2006. After the group's breakup, Kan moved on to pursue a career as a solo singer.

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 Kan Mi Youn's Biography

1997–2006: Baby V.O.X. Days

Kan Mi Youn debuted in 1997 as a member of a K-pop girl group Baby V.O.X , replacing an ex-member (Cha Yu-mi) who was injured on stage during performance.Kan was assigned the "princess" role in the group and known for her cute and comical traits. Kan was considered not only the main but also the best vocalist in the group, having the ability in hitting high notes.

In 1999, the group's Come Come Come album "Get Up" reached the number one spot on the Korean music pop charts and since then, the group released many hit albums which earned them a vast loyal fan base in Korea , China, Thailand and other Asian market.

Although garnering a large fan base, Kan was a frequent target of anti-fans.The most shocking incident was in 1999, when Kan was targeted for murder by a fan of the K-pop boy group H.O.T .Kan was rumored to be dating H.O.T. member Moon Hee Joon which resulted in attracting many anti-fans. She received an envelope containing razor blades and a letter threatened to murder her.

2006: Establishing a Solo Music Career

In 2006, Kan decided to go solo when she signed on to a new record label, thus ending her 8 years of activities as a member of Baby V.O.X . With Kan departure, in March 2006, Baby V.O.X was officially disbanded.Kan released her first solo album entitledRefreshingon September 15, 2006. The album was a reflection on what has been going through in her life, as a maturing woman.Soon after, Kan decided to focus her music career in China, spending most of her time learning Mandarin and appearing on mainstream Chinese TV shows and music performances.

2007–2009: A Career in China

While focusing on the Chinese market, Kan Mi Youn reached a significant level of success in China.One of Kan most notable feats in China was in 2007, where she won a famous mandarin singing competition, "名声大震", with Chinese singer Anson Hu .It was this feat that shot her into even more stardom, securing her as a successful artist in the Chinese market.

In January 2008, Kan released a Chinese version ofRefreshingalbum. Following the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Kan together with various Asian artistes participated in the songs "Promise"and "I Love Asia",a fund raising project spearheaded by Jackie Chan for the support of the people in earthquake-hit areas.

2010: Digital single:Going Crazy

On July 1, 2010, Kan Mi Youn finally made her full comeback after 3 years of absence from the Korean music scene. Despite the hiatus, Kan proved that she is still hot in the K-pop industry.With her new short hair and sexy image,the digital single entitled미쳐가 (Going Crazy)feat. Mir of MBLAQ gained lots of attentions from the fans.The music video released in GomTV and YouTube on June 30, featuring Lee Joon and Mir of MBLAQ hits 200,000 views, crowning it most viewed music video within a day.On July 15, Kan officially launched her own fashion line named "Kanderella", where she is the CEO of this online fashion store.

2011:WATCH&OBSESSION

On February 8, 2011, a 1:00 music video teaser for Kan Mi Youn's new song, "Sunshine", featuring Junsu of 2 pm was released. On February 9, 2011, an album cover, the full music video and song were released.On February 14, 2011, a music video teaser for "Paparazzi" was released.Two days later, jacket photos and the full music video were released, officially beginning Kan Mi Youn's second solo-comeback.On February 17, 2011, Kan Mi Youn's first mini-album, 'WATCH', was released.The following day, promotions for "Paparazzi" began on M! Countdown.Kan Mi Youn experienced a boost in popularity with "Paparazzi" and even managed to make it into Inkigayo's 'Take 7' for three consecutive weeks.

On September 26, 2011, a music video teaser for Kan's new song, "Won't Meet You", was released. On September 28, 2011, the full-length music video to "Won't Meet You" as well as her second mini-album 'OBSESSION' were released. Promotions for "Won't Meet You" began on September 29, 2011, on M! Countdown.

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 Kan Mi Youn's Discography

Studio albums

YearAlbum informationTracklisting
2006 Refreshing
  • Released: September 19, 2006
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Source Music
Tracklisting
  1. Eojjeorago(어쩌라고; "So What?")
  2. Yennal Yeoja(옛날여자; "Old Woman")
  3. Geu Aen NeoEge Banhaji Anhatta (Feat. Yachaepa)(그 앤 너에게 반하지 않았어; "He Didn't Fall In Love With You")
  4. NunmulI Neol Geuryeo(눈물이 널 그려; "Tears Draw You")
  5. Hayan NunI Naerimyeon(하얀 눈이 내리면; "White Snow is Falling")
  6. Go
  7. KISS Feat. (No Hong Cheol)
  8. Don't Touch
  9. Geu Sarameul Chajajuseyo(그 사람을 찾아주세요; "Please Find That Person")
  10. Geuge DaYa?(그게 다야?; "Is That All?")
  11. Ibyeol Ui Chum(이별의 춤; "Break Up Dance")
  12. Yennal Yeoja (Remix)(옛날 여자)
2008 Refreshing(Chinese)
  • Released: February 12, 2008
  • Format: CD
Tracklisting
  1. 女人心
  2. KISS
  3. 何日君再來 (如果是好bollad版)
  4. 如何是好
  5. 昔日女子
  6. 他沒有看上你
  7. 眼淚刻畫的你
  8. 下雪
  9. GO
  10. KISS
  11. Don't Touch
  12. 幫我找到那個人
  13. 僅此而己
  14. 離別的舞
  15. 昔日女子 (remix版)
  16. 何日君再來 (如果是好remix版)

Extended Plays

YearAlbum informationTracklisting
2011 Watch
  • Released: February 21, 2011
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Source Music
Tracklisting
  1. Sunshine (Duet with 2PM 준수)
  2. 파파라치 (Feat. 에릭)
  3. 바보같은 여자라 (Feat. 방탄소년단)
  4. 미쳐가 (feat. 미르 of 엠블랙)
  5. Sunshine (Inst.)
  6. 파파라치 (Inst.)
  7. 미쳐가 (Inst.)
Obsession
  • Released: September 29, 2011
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Source Music
Tracklisting
  1. 안만나
  2. 제발
  3. 눈이 내리네 feat.서준
  4. 안만나 (Inst.)

Digital singles

  • 2007: "Winter"(miyoun)
  • 2008: "Myeongtamjeong Conan 6 Gi"(명탐정 코난 6기; "Detective Conan")
  • 2009: "Insa - Yeon·Ae·Byeol"(人事 - 緣·愛·別; "Greetings - Fate·Love·Farewell") (withTei)
  • 2010: "Michyeoga"(미쳐가; "Crazy")
  • 2011: "Sunshine"
  • 2011: "Feeling Project #1"
  • 2011: "Feeling Project #2"

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 Kan Mi Youn's Music Videos

  • 2006:<옛날여자>
  • 2006:<Kiss>
  • 2007:<여우별>, with Sol (14 minutes music drama)
  • 2008:<如果,可以爱你>, with Yu Haoming
  • 2008:<陷入爱里面>, with Yu Haoming
  • 2008:<巴黎铁塔>, with Anson Hu
  • 2008:<너에게 약속하는 7가지>, with Tei
  • 2008:MSN“LOVE情”情场大片 with Yu Haoming
  • 2010:<미쳐가>(Going Crazy) feat. Mir and Lee Joon of MBLAQ
  • 2011:<Sunshine>, with Junsu of 2PM
  • 2011:<파파라치>(Paparazzi), with Kim Hyung Jun of SS501
  • 2011:<Good Love>
  • 2011:<안만나 (Won't Meet You)>

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 Kan Mi Youn's Television Programs

  • 2006:MBC 레인보우 로망스 (MBC Nonstop 6, Rainbow Romance)
  • 2008:ETN 간미연의 트렌드섹션
  • 2010:QTV 여자만세

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 Kan Mi Youn's Awards

All Awards listed below are referenced from Source Music & Naver

YearsAwards
1998
  • Sports Seoul Music Awards:New Artist Award
  • SBS Music Awards:Choice Award & Vocalist Award
  • KBS Music Awards:New Artist Award
1999
  • 10th Seoul Music Awards :Best Singer Award
  • SBS Music Awards:Choice Award
  • KBS Music Awards:Choice Award
  • MBC Music Awards:Choice Award
  • KMTVMusic Awards:Choice Award
  • M-net Music Awards:Choice Award
2000
  • 제1회 애견문화인의 상
  • 11th Seoul Music Awards :Most Popular Award
  • SBS Music Awards:Choice Award
  • KBS Music Awards:Choice Award
  • ITV Music Awards:Choice Award
2001
  • MBC Music Awards:Choice Award
  • KBS Music Awards:Choice Award
  • 2001 Golden Disk Awards:Most Popular Award
  • Award Model Line:Best Dressed Singer
  • 2001연기SPORTS가요대상:선행상
2002
  • SBS Music Award:Most Popular Song Award
  • KBS Music Award:Choice Award
  • 2002 Golden Disk Awards: Choice Award
  • KMTV Music Awards: Hallyu Special Award
  • 13th Seoul Music Awards :Choice Award
2003
  • KMA Korean Music Awards:Best Singer of the Year
  • 14th Seoul Music Awards :Choice Award
  • SBS Music Award:Choice Award
  • KBS Music Award:Choice Award
  • 2003 Golden Disk Awards: Choice Award
  • 2003연기SPORTS 가요대상:본상
2004
  • 15th Seoul Music Award :Hallyu Award
  • Channel V Thailand:Asian Sensation Award
2006
  • 2006 International Audio Visual Exposition of China:Special Award
2007
  • 2007 Chinese University Music Festival:Most Popular Foreign Singer
  • 2007 Chinese TV Singing Competition "名声大震":Champion (with Anson Hu)
  • 2007 International Entertainment Online:Best Upcoming Korean Female Star
2009
  • 7th Southeast 동남 경폭 Music Awards:Best International Artist Award

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 Kan Mi Youn's References

  1. "Biography: Baby Vox". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p917331. Retrieved May 22, 2010. 
  2. Profile of Baby V.O.X, JpopAsia
  3. KBS World: Kan Mi Yeon Profile
  4. Perfect People: Baby V.O.X
  5. Profile of Baby V.O.X, JpopAsia
  6. CBS News:'안티팬'이 부른 연예인 테러…과도한 집착이 보여준 단면
  7. sportsChosun News: SC 페이퍼진 연예인과 스토커
  8. Korean celebrities fear for their safety
  9. KBS News: Kan Mi-youn Returns as Soloist
  10. Sports Wordi News: 간미연 "섹시함? 쑥스러웠어요"
  11. KBS World: Kan Mi Youn Profile
  12. Metroseoul News: “홀로 선 무대 사실 두렵죠”
  13. KBS World: Kan Mi Youn Profile
  14. iFensi News:胡彦斌简美妍技压众星 《名声大震》夺冠
  15. KBS World Kan Mi Youn Profile
  16. KBS News: Kan Mi-youn Tops Chinese Popularity Poll
  17. Sohu News: 简美妍连夜录制赈灾歌曲 为灾区送祝福
  18. Korean Stars Sing to Deliver Message of Hope to Quake Victims
  19. SONGS FOR EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS (JUNE 5, 2008)
  20. KBS World: Kan Mi Youn Profile
  21. Newsis: 이 간미연이 그 간미연? 환골탈태 '미쳐가'
  22. '컴백' 간미연, 엠블렉 미르와 섹시 퍼포먼스
  23. Daily Kpop News: Kan Mi Youn MV Hits 200,000 views in 1 Day
  24. NewDaily: 간미연도 '쇼핑몰 CEO' 변신?
  25. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/02/kan-mi-youn-releases-sunshine-mv-feat-2pms-junsu
  26. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/02/kan-mi-yeon-reveals-jacket-cover-for-sunshine
  27. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/02/kan-mi-youn-reveals-paparazzi-mv-teaser-starring-ss501s-kim-hyung-joon
  28. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/02/kan-mi-youn-releases-paparazzi-mv-starring-ss501s-kim-hyung-joon
  29. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/02/kan-mi-youn-releases-first-mini-album-watch
  30. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/02/kan-mi-youn-makes-a-paparazzi-comeback-on-m-countdown
  31. Source Music: Kan Mi Youn Biography
  32. Naver: Baby V.OX Biography

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