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Hyoyeon (효연) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, and DJ under SM Entertainment. She is a member of the girl group Girls' Generation, its second sub-unit Girls' Generation-Oh!GG and the female unit GOT the beat.

As a DJ, she goes by the name HYO.

Career

Pre-debut

Hyoyeon's formal dance training began in elementary school; she learned hip hop, jazz, and Latin dance at her neighborhood's hip-hop school.[1]

She auditioned for SM Entertainment at the age of 11 through SM's 2000 Casting System.[2] In 2004, she, alongside SUPER JUNIOR's Siwon, were sent to Beijing to study Chinese.[citation needed]

Before debuting with Girls' Generation, she worked with Janet Jackson and was BoA's silhouette dancer during a performance at Mnet Km Music Video Festival 2005.[3]

2007: Debut with Girls' Generation

Hyoyeon debuted as a member of Girls' Generation on August 5, 2007 with the group's first single "Into the New World".

2012: Dancing with the Stars

In April 2012, she became a contestant on the dance competition show Dancing with the Stars. She and her partner, Kim Hyun-suk, finished the show in 2nd place.[4]

2016: Solo debut

She made her solo debut on December 2, 2016 with the digital single "Mystery".

2018: DJ debut, Oh!GG

On April 4, 2018, SM Entertainment announced Hyoyeon would be making her debut as a DJ using the stage name HYO.[5] Her first single as a DJ, "Sober", was released on April 18.

On September 5, she debuted as a member of Girls' Generation's second sub-unit Girls' Generation-Oh!GG with the release of their single "Lil' Touch".

2022: Deep

On May 2, 2022, a teaser image was posted which revealed that she will be releasing her first mini album, Deep, on May 16.[6]

Personal life

Relationship

In December 2012, Hyoyeon began dating businessman Kim Jun-hyung. The couple broke up in 2014 after dating for nearly two years.[7]

Discography

Mini albums

Digital singles

Collaborations

Features

Filmography

Films

  • Unstoppable Marriage (2007)
  • I Am. (2012)
  • SMTOWN The Stage (2015)

Dramas

  • Oh! My Lady (SBS, 2010) - cameo

Competition shows

  • Dancing with the Stars (MBC, 2012) - contestant

Reality shows

  • Hit The Stage (Mnet, 2016) - contestant
  • Good Girl (Mnet, 2020) - contestant

Variety shows

  • Hyoyeon's One Million Likes (On Style, 2015)
  • Hyoyeon's 10 Million Likes (On Style, 2016)
  • Attraction TV: Season 2 (On Style, 2017) - regular member
  • My English Puberty (tvN, 2017-2018) - regular member
  • Unnies Beauty Carpool (Naver TV Cast, 2021)

Music videos appearances

Producing and writing credits

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[8]
Artist Song Album Type
2018
Herself "Sober" "Sober" Writing
Composing
"Punk Right Now" "Punk Right Now"
2019
Herself "Badster" "Badster" Writing
Composing
2020
Herself "Dessert" "Dessert" Composing

Concerts

Concert participation

Gallery

Main article: Hyoyeon/Gallery

References

Official links

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