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Soyou (소유; also stylized as Soyu) is a South Korean singer under BPM Entertainment. She is a former member of the girl group SISTAR.

She made her solo debut on December 13, 2017 with Part 1 of her first album Re:Born.

Early life

Before training to become an idol, Soyou worked as a licensed hairdresser at a beauty salon.[2]



Before debuting as a member of SISTAR, Soyou was a known Cube Entertainment trainee.[3] She was supposed to debut with 4minute, however, did not make the final cut because she "was lacking in many ways". Eventually, Sohyun was added to the group in her place.[4]

After being cut from 4minute's final lineup, Soyou left Cube Entertainment, then auditioning and being accepted to Starship Entertainment.[5]

2010: Debut with SISTAR

She debuted as a member of SISTAR on June 4, 2010 with the group's first album "Push Push".

2017: SISTAR's disbandment, solo debut

On May 22, 2017, Starship Entertainment announced that SISTAR would disbanding after seven years.[6] The group's final single, "Lonely" was released on May 31. SISTAR's final group performance took place on June 7 through Show Champion.[7]

Soyou made her solo debut on December 13 with Part 1 of her first studio album Re:Born.

2021: Departure from Starship Entertainment, new agency

On September 8, 2021, Starship Entertainment announced that Soyou's contract was terminated as she decided to not renew it with the agency.[8]

On September 29, 2021, it was announced that Soyou has signed an exclusive contract with BPM Entertainment.[9]

2022: Day & Night

On April 20, 2022, teaser photos were released which revealed that Soyou will be releasing her first mini album Day & Night on April 27.[10]


Studio albums

Mini albums

Digital singles

Promotional singles




Participation releases


Reality shows

Radio shows

  • Lunch Attack[11] (Naver NOW., 2022) - guest (ep. 699)


  • The Live : Night (2022)


  • Pepsi (2021)


  • When Soyou auditioned for Starship Entertainment, she sang a cover of Navi's "On The Road".[5]
  • She was the tallest member in SISTAR.
  • Soyou shares a house with her older sister and a pet cat.[12]
  • Her closest male friend is SHINee's Key.[13]
  • She is friends with Seohyun, Nicole, and Min.[13]


Main article: Soyou/Gallery


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