Horan (singer)

Choi Soo-jin (Hangul: 최수진; born July 5, 1979),[1] better known by her stage name Horan (Hangul: 호란) is a South Korean singer and actress. She is the female vocalist of the South Korean electropop band Clazziquai[2] that was formed in 2001 and debuted in 2004 with the album Instant Pig.[3] She is also the vocalist of the rock band Ibadi.

Horan in a 2016 Marie Claire photoshoot
Horan in a 2016 Marie Claire photoshoot
Background information
Birth nameChoi Soo-jin
Born (1979-07-05) July 5, 1979 (age 41)
South Korea
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active2001–present
LabelsFluxus Music
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationChoe Su-jin
McCune–ReischauerCh'oi Sujin
Stage name
Revised RomanizationHoran


Early lifeEdit

Horan was born in South Korea on July 5, 1979. She attended Yonsei University, where she studied French language and literature, and majored in psychology.

In July 2016, Horan revealed on SBS's The Genius Scouters that she had been bullied in high school.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

On March 30, 2013, at Seoul Gangnam Renaissance Hotel, Horan married an IT technician who she had dated in college.[5] Fluxus announced that the couple had divorced in July 2016 after three years of marriage.[6]

On September 29, 2016, at around 6 am, Horan rammed a cleaning truck on Seongsu Bridge in Seoul while on her way to host her daily morning radio show on SBS Power FM.[7] The driver of the truck was taken to hospital for minor injuries, while Horan was booked by Seoul Gangnam Police without arrest on a DUI charge. Horan's blood-alcohol level was found to be 0.106 percent, high enough to have her driving license revoked.[8] Horan had previously been booked for DUI charges in 2004 and 2007 making this her third. The case was sent to the Prosecutor in October. Fluxus released an official statement regarding the charge, apologising and halting all of Horan's activities.[9] On January 9, 2017, Horan was fined ₩7 million ($5,800), taking into account Horan's out-of-court settlement with the injured truck driver.[10]


Extended playsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
She's Alright
Track listing
  1. She's Alright (괜찮은 여자)
  2. Celebrity (연예인)
  3. Dancing Thru (댄싱쓰루)
  4. Insomnia
  5. Favorite Nightmare
  6. Pollen (꽃가루)
  • Released: August 24, 2016
  • Label: Zihadahl, KT Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Tuna Mayo (참지마요)
  2. Diving (다이빙)
  3. Marie (마리)
  4. Marie And Me (마리와 나)
  5. Alice (앨리스)
  6. Bye Bye Wonderland (바이바이 원더랜드)
47 N/A


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
"She's Alright" (괜찮은 여자) 2015 N/A She's Alright
"Tuna Mayo" (참치마요) 2016 Wonderland
"Marie And Me" (마리와 나)
"Alice" (앨리스)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Year Title Other artist(s)
2008 "Dala Song" Park Ki-young
2009 "Heart Disease" (심장병) Outsider, MC Sniper
2016 "POOM" (품) Ali

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Year Title Album
2011 "Flowers Bloom" (꽃이 피네요) with Alex Chu Only You OST
2012 "Maybe Maybe" (어쩌면 어쩌면) with Alex Chu Music and Lyrics OST
2013 "I Love You" One Warm Word OST
2014 "Lost Things" (잃어버린 것들) Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong OST



Year Title Role Notes Ref
2005 April Snow Herself Cameo
2011 Always
2014 Fashion King Secretary [14]


Year Network Title Role Notes Ref
2010 KBS 2 Call of the Country Choi Eun-seo Main character [15]
2011 MBC The Greatest Love Radio DJ Cameo [16]
2014 Triangle Jazz singer [17]


Year Network Title Role
2005 KBS Power Interview Panelist
2011 Mnet Superstar K3 Preliminary judge
2016 JTBC China Doll Panelist


Year Network Title Role
2006–2007 MBC FM4U Music Street DJ
2014 SBS Power FM Horan Power FM


  1. ^ "호란 프로필" (in Korean). Naver.
  2. ^ "Clazziquai Redefines Korean Electronica Music". The Korea Times. July 3, 2007.
  3. ^ "Clazziquai Project Profile" (in Korean). Fluxus.
  4. ^ "'영재발굴단' 호란, 대학시절 왕따 당한 사연? "깃털 드레스 입고 다녀서…"" (in Korean). Naver.
  5. ^ "'결혼' 호란 "빨리 이 남자의 아내 되고 싶었다"" (in Korean). Kookje.
  6. ^ "호란, 한달 전 합의 이혼…"음악활동에 매진하겠다"" (in Korean). Yonhap News. August 30, 2016.
  7. ^ "클래지콰이 호란 음주운전으로 환경미화원 부상…"방송중단"(종합)" (in Korean). Yonhap News. September 28, 2016.
  8. ^ "Singer Horan in Drunk-Driving Accident". Chosun Ilbo.
  9. ^ "Clazziquai's Horan in drunk driving collision". Korea Joongang Daily.
  10. ^ "Horan from Clazziquai charged with 7M won for third drunk driving offense". ASZ News. January 10, 2017.
  11. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on March 26, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "2015년 05월 Album Chart" (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 11, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Archived from the original on August 27, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "한혜진 호란 나나 '패션왕' 특별출연… 카메오 보는 재미↑" (in Korean). Ten Asia. April 14, 2014.
  15. ^ "가수 호란, 드라마 '국가가 부른다' 출연" (in Korean). Naver.
  16. ^ "호란, 최고의사랑 라디오DJ 카메오 깜짝 출연" (in Korean). Newsen.
  17. ^ "<트라이앵글> 호란-에일리-알리, 이목집중 '화려한' 지원사격!" (in Korean). iMBC. May 9, 2014.

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