Sunmi is a K-pop solo artist under MakeUs Entertainment. She debuted as a solo artist on February 26th, 2013.
II. Previous Career
Sunmi debuted in Wonder Girls under JYP Entertainment with the single "Irony", on February 10th, 2007. They rose to stardom with their hits "Tell Me" (that started the hook trend), "So Hot" and "Nobody" within two years of debuting!
Then in January 2010, JYP announced that Sunmi would be leaving the group up until August 2013, Sunmi announced to be returning to her music career. Debuting as a solo artist with her debut single "24 Hours" on August 26th, 2013. "24 Hours" achieved an all-kill on the music charts and Sunmi would then release "Full Moon" which was released on February 17th, 2014.
"Full Moon" was critically acclaimed by peers, praised for being innovative and sexy.
Sunmi would also later re-join Wonder Girls, after withdrawing in 2010, for their comeback after the group's two-year hiatus. Wonder Girls established themselves by returning with a band concept, with Sunmi playing the bass. In August, the group's album Reboot was released, with Sunmi co-writing and co-producing three of its tracks. In 2016, Sunmi once again received songwriting and producing credits for Wonder Girls release, this time for two songs present on the band's single album Why So Lonely.
And on January 26th, 2017, it was announced that Wonder Girls were to disband and Sunmi will part with JYP. The group released their final single "Draw Me" on February 10th, 2017, which served as a celebration for their 10th anniversary.
III. New Start
In March, Sunmi signed with Makeus Entertainment. In August, she released her newest single under the company "Gashina", produced by Teddy Park of The Black Label. She has since kept on making a name for herself in Korea and showing her pen talent both lyrically and musically.
First Digital Single: “24 Hours”
Release Date: February 26th, 2013
First Mini-Album: “Full Moon”
Release Date: February 17th, 2014
First Single Album: “SUNMI SPECIAL EDITION ‘GASHINA'”
Release Date: August 22nd, 2017
Second Digital Single: “Heroine”
Release Date: January 18th, 2018
Second Mini-Album: “WARNING”
Release Date: September 12th, 2018
Third Digital Single: “Noir”
Release Date: March 4th, 2019
Fourth Digital Single: “LALALAY”
Release: August 27th, 2019
First Special Single Album: “XX (Original Television Soundtrack) Pt. 1)
Release Date: February 6th, 2020
Fifth Digital Single: “pporappippam”
Release Date: June 29th, 2020
First Digital Single Album: “TAIL”
Release Date: February 23rd, 2021
V. Music Videos
VIII. Social Media
- Twitter: @miyaohyeah & @official_sunmi_
- Instagram: @miyayeah
- Facebook: officialsunmi
- V LIVE: SUNMI
- Weibo: Sunmi
- She won the award for Best Solo Dance Performance at the 16th Mnet Asian Music Awards for her music video for "Full Moon.
- She used to be a track athlete.
- She is a homebody.
- She is really interested in astrophysics, and things like the universe, light, space, and the concept of time.
- Her MBTI personality type is INFP.
- She almost debuted under the stage name Berry.
- She is close friends with Chung Ha.
- Sunmi was in middle school when she started being a JYP trainee and her younger brothers were each 12 and 10 years old.
- On an episode of tvN's 'Talk Mon', Sunmi shared the reason why she wanted to become a celebrity.
Quote from Sunmi
"I wasn't going to share this story but to be honest, the reason I decided to become a celebrity is my dad. When I was in the 5th grade, I lived with my two younger brothers and my dad. But my dad was sick and he kept getting worse. He lived at home with an oxygen breathing apparatus but he was transferred to the hospital because his condition worsened. So our family faced financial difficulties. I became the head of the house, my dad was immobile, so I worried about what I should do. My teachers wanted me to become a teacher but to be a teacher, I had to study for at least 10 more years and how was I supposed to make money in that situation?
She continued, "So I thought I need to become a celebrity. At the time, the young me believed that was the fastest way to make money. And that was also when BoA sunbaenim was actively promoting so I thought I need to become like her. So I got on the bus and went back and forth for auditions. Then at age 14, I passed JYP auditions and became a trainee. But then there was no one who could take care of my dad so my young brothers took care of him and I was a trainee in Seoul."
- Sunmi has a lot of regrets.
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"My dad relied on me a lot and sometimes whined at me. I've always replied to his messages but training was hard. It was too much for my young self to bear. But then one day, I received a message from my dad that stated, 'Dad is leaving first.' I didn't text back, thinking my dad is just whining again but he passed away the next day..."
She continued, "He passed away 3 months before my debut. My dad also dreamt of becoming a singer. I went back home for his funeral and my brothers were the head mourners. There was a letter my dad wrote to me and at the end, it stated, 'Please be born as my daughter again in the next life."
Sunmi lastly said, "It still remains heavy in my heart how I didn't respond and answer his calls..."
- Her favourite colour is purple.
- Her favourite artist is Drake.
- Her favourite actor is Robert Downey Jr.
- Sunmi’s legs are 110 cm. (Weekly Idol)
- Sunmi’s ideal type: Someone who is really good at something.