Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon Talks About Impact Of COVID-19 On Her Work As A DJ + Prediction For SM’s Future Board Of Directors
Hyoyeon actively promotes as a DJ at clubs and EDM festivals and has released solo EDM singles under the name DJ Hyo. On “Radio Star,” she was asked about how her work as a DJ was impacted by the social distancing guidelines put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
She said, “I recently went to Taiwan. Taiwan has had very few COVID-19 cases. I was invited by the Taiwanese government for a major event. But on the morning of the event, a variant case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Taiwan and the event was changed to be no longer in-person. I did some DJ-ing there and performed my song ‘Dessert.'”
She shared that she had gotten a lot of invitations to perform as a DJ in other countries. “Most DJs dream of going to the Netherlands,” she said. “It’s considered the birthplace of DJs. I was fortunate enough to get a really good chance to perform there. It was in front of famous producers, so if I did well, I could’ve signed a contract. I was a newbie, so they only gave me 30 minutes, but I resolved to show everything I could. I went there and performed and the reaction was pretty good.”
Hyoyeon said that she had thought about changing her full-time job to DJ. “I sent a long text message to Lee Soo Man [founder of SM Entertainment] about my dream,” she said. “I showed him that I have a lot of passion for this work, and I got my own team at SM Entertainment.”
Hyoyeon, who has been at SM since she was 12 years old, was asked whether she would become a member of the board of directors at SM. (BoA, Kangta, and actor Kim Min Jong are all current members of the board.) She replied, “Of course [TVXQ’s] Yunho would become a member first. If there was a company dinner after an SMTOWN concert, then Yunho and some other passionate people would always be sitting near Lee Soo Man. Yunho, Changmin, and Minho are the diligent members of that club. Yunho is the best when it comes to taking care of people and asking if they’re having a hard time.”
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