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4MINUTE is a girl group with endless charm and versatility. One second, they come across as adorable girlfriends playfully nagging their boyfriends and the next; they transform into sexy ladies seductively blowing kisses at the club! Their addictively intense songs combined with their arresting stage presence makes for an energy-filled performance that captivates the audience. 4MINUTE gained popularity worldwide only a short time after their debut and in 2010, the group even earned the top spot on the album chart of the biggest online music website in Taiwan and became number one on Hong Kong’s airplay chart. The group recorded a duet with American artist Amerie and collaborated with the Japanese R&B star Thelma Aoyama. The group’s first solo concert in Japan was sold out almost instantaneously.

Group Introduction

4minute

The name ‘4MINUTE’ has two meanings: the first being that each member of the group will be able to capture the audience with her unique charm in just 4 minutes and the second one is that each members will live in the moment and do her best for that moment (‘for a minute’). The group is comprised of 5 members: Kim Hyuna, Nam Jihyun, Heo Gayoon, Jeon Jiyoon, and Kwon Sohyun. Ever since the release of the first digital single ‘Hot Issue’ in 2009, the group has had numerous hit songs such as ‘Muzik,’ ‘I My Me Mine,’ ‘Heart To Heart,’ and ‘Mirror Mirror.’

- First Single Release: : ‘Hot Issue’ (2009)
- 4MINUTE’s Official Website: http://www.4min.co.kr/ (Korean)

Member Profiles

金泫雅
  • Name: Kim, Hyuna (김현아)
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Rap
  • Education: Department of Film, Konkuk University
  • Date of Birth: June 6, 1992
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 164cm
  • Weight: 44kg
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, cooking
  • Special Talents: Singing, dancing

At the center of 4MINUTE’s striking performance is Kim Hyuna, who commands the stage with her cute, yet sexy movements. In 2010, her popularity skyrocketed with the release of her solo digital single ‘Change.’ Hyuna has also appeared in the KBS variety show ‘Invincible Youth’ (2009-2010), and is beloved by fans for her fresh and genuine personality that becomes obvious once she steps off stage. In 2011, she fully displayed her passion for dancing when she starred in the MBC dance survival program ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

南智贤
  • Name: Nam, Jihyun (남지현)
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Group Leader, Vocals
  • Education: Department of Dance, Sangmyung University
  • Date of Birth: January 9, 1990
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 167cm
  • Weight: 49kg
  • Hobbies: Dancing
  • Special Talents: Ballet, dancing

4MINUTE’s group leader, Nam Jihyun, has many male fans who adore her for her innocent face and voluptuous figure. Her fluid dance movements (thanks largely to ballet studies she started as a child) combined with her long arms and legs make her stand out on the stage. Jihyun has also received recognition for her potential as an actress following her appearance in the SBS drama ‘It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl’ (2010).

许嘉允
  • Name: Heo, Gayoon (허가윤)
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Main Vocals
  • Education: Department of Film, Dongguk University
  • Date of Birth: May 18, 1990
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 165cm
  • Weight: 47kg
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, writing lyrics
  • Special Talents: Singing

4MINUTE’s highly addictive songs are brought to life by Heo Gayoon’s sensual vocals. Gayoon has both outstanding singing and dancing skills, not to mention a great sense of style. In 2010, she was featured in ‘Bad Guy Good Girl,’ a song by the Korean male duo Sunny Side, and was also involved in the production of the OST of the MBC drama ‘The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry,’ as well as the G20 campaign song ‘Let’s Go.’

全智允
  • Name: Jeon, Jiyoon (전지윤)
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Vocals
  • Education: Department of Postmodern Music, Kyung Hee University
  • Date of Birth: October 15, 1990
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 165cm
  • Weight: 47kg
  • Hobbies: Cooking, writing lyrics
  • Special Talents: Singing, dancding

Jeon Jiyoon’s black sunglasses and low voice have become her signature trademark. She fills the stage with her unique charisma, and plays an essential role in strengthening 4MINUTE’s music. In 2011, she once again proved her singing abilities in the KBS show ‘Immortal Music 2’ where she competed with vocalists of other idol groups.

权昭贤
  • Name: Kwon, Sohyun (권소현)
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Vocals
  • Education: Pungmoon Girls’ High School
  • Date of Birth: August 30, 1994
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 162cm
  • Weight: 45kg
  • Hobbies: Playing pool
  • Special Talents: Dancing, studying

Kwon Sohyun has undergone vocal training ever since she was in elementary school. Her debut with 4MINUTE not only realized her longtime dreams of becoming a singer, but also allowed her to display the talents she had cultivated for years. Although she is still young, the cute, childish image is gone once she steps onstage.

4MINUTE’s Official Fan Club

1) 4NIA
4NIA is 4minute’s official fan club. The name is a combination of ‘4MINUTE’ and ‘Mania,’ and reflects fans’ passionate support of the group.
2) Official Fan Club Website: http://cafe.daum.net/4minute

Discography (List of Albums)

Discography (List of Albums)
2009 June, 2009 ‘Hot Issue’ (Digital single)
August, 2009 ‘For Muzik’ (Mini Album)
2010 May, 2010 ‘Hit Your Heart’ (Mini Album)
2011 March, 2011 ‘Heart to Heart’ (Digital Single)
April, 2011 ‘4Minutes Left’ (1st full-length album)

Awards

Awards
2009 Cyworld Digital Music Awards: Rookie of the Month Award
Korea Creative Content Agency: Rookie Music Award
SBS Inkigayo: Mutizen Song (‘Muzik’)
M.net M Countdown: #1 (‘Muzik’)
24th Golden Disk Awards: Samsung YEPP Rookie Awards
2010 16th Korea Entertainment Arts Awards: Newcomer Award
5th Asia Model Awards: BBF Popular Artist Award
Taiwan’s greatest online music website, KKBOX: #1 on the album charts (all songs on 4minute’s album)
Hong Kong ‘Music Bus’ Airplay Chart: #1 artist worldwide (‘Hot Issue,’ ‘Muzik’)
M.Net M Countdown: #1 (‘HUH’)
Universal Music Korea: 2 times Platinum Disk (‘Hit Your Heart’)
Universal Music Asia Pacific: Gold Disc (‘For Muzik’)
M.net 20’s Choice Awards: Most Influential Artist Award
Asia Song Festival: Asia Influential Artist Award
2011 Seoul Music Awards: Bonsang Award
M.Net M Countdown: #1 (‘Mirror Mirror’)

Other Activities

Other Activities
2009 ‘TBJ’ clothing model
Onse Telecom 1677 Collect Call model
Shoemarker shoe advertising model
Seoul Character Licensing Fair 2009 model
Sony Walkerman MP3 advertising model
Dasarang Chicken advertising model
Korea Railroad Facilities Corporation model
Green Tea Vegemil advertising model
2010 Meta Cone Ice Cream advertising model
Ariul Cosmetics advertising model
SK Telecom ‘Once Again Korea’ model
Taiwan ‘Scotch Puree’ drink advertising model



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