Artist of the Week – Kan Mi Yeon
Date of birth : February 2, 1982
Height : 170 cm
Weight : 46 kg
Family : middle child with one brother and one sister
Education : Gyeonggi University, Visual Multimedia studies
Debut : 1997 through the group Baby V.O.X.
For this week, Soompi’s featured artist is female singer Kan Mi Yeon. She debuted through the popular girl group Baby V.O.X. in 1997, replacing existing member, Cha Yoo Mi, who who was injured during a performance. She was considered not only the main and best vocalist in the group, but also had the image of being a “princess” due to her cute and comical traits.
The group hit number one with their first single album and attained widespread popularity in not only Korea, but China, Japan, and other Southeast Asian countries. Baby V.O.X. has since disbanded, and afterwards, she decided to pursue a solo career in 2006. She released her first solo album in 2006 in Korea, but then started to focus more on her fanbase in China.
She studied Mandarin and reached a significant level of success through mainstream Chinese TV shows and music performances. One of her most notable feats in China was when she won a famous singing competition in China in 2007. It was a feat that shot her into a higher level of stardom, securing her place as a successful artist in China.
She finally made it back to her home country in 2010 after three longs years. Despite the hiatus, she proved that she still was hot in the K-Pop industry through her song, “Going Crazy”. The song was composed by hitmaker, Bang Shi Hyuk, and the music video featured a couple of the members from the popular boy idol group, MBLAQ. It was ranked as the most watched music video on the day of its release on Youtube and GomTV.
Aside from being an accomplished singer, she is also a fashion designer and a CEO. She launched her own online fashion store and brand “Kanderella” in July of 2010.
Purchase this album
# Refreshing (1st Debut Album, September 15, 2006) : “어쩌라고” or “What Do You Want Me to Do”, “옛날여자” or “Woman From the Past”, “그 앤 너에게 반하지 않았어” or “That Person Didn’t Fall For You” featuring Yachaepa, Supersta-Park Jang-geun, “눈물이 널 그려” or “My Tears Miss You”, “하얀 눈이 내리면” or “If White Snow Falls”, “Go”, “Kiss” featuring Noh Hong-cheol, “Don’t Touch”, “그사람을 찾아주세요” or “Please Find That Person”, “그게 다야?” or “Is That All?”, “이별의 춤” or “Breakup Dance”, “옛날 여자” or “Woman From the Past” remix version
# Winter (digital single, December 5, 2007) : “하얀 겨울” or “White Winter” featuring No-eul ‘Na Seong-ho’, “혼자만의 겨울” or “Winter Alone”
# Growing of My Heart (May 20, 2008)
# Goodbye-The End to Dating (緣·愛·別) (Project Album, November 17, 2009) : “너에게 약속하는 7가지” or “7 Things I Promise You”
# Village Where Snow Falls (Project Album, December 22, 2009) : “눈 내리는 마을” or “Village Where Snow Falls”
# Going Crazy (Digital Single Album, July 1, 2010) : “미쳐가” or “Going Crazy” featuring Mir of MBLAQ
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