Ahn Hye-jin (born July 23, 1995),[1] better known by her stage name Hwasa, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, rapper and television personality signed under RBW. She debuted as a member of the girl group Mamamoo in June 2014.[2]

Hwasa
화사
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Hwasa in September 2017
Born
Ahn Hye-jin

(1995-07-23) July 23, 1995 (age 24)
Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Occupation
  • Singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
LabelsRBW
Associated actsMamamoo
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationAn Hye-jin
McCune–ReischauerAhn Hyechin
Stage name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationHwasa
McCune–ReischauerHwasa

Early lifeEdit

Ahn Hye-jin was born on July 23, 1995 in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea,[3] where she lived with her parents and two elder sisters. She graduated from Wonkwang Information Arts High School.[4]

Even before her K-pop debut, a number of South Korean artists – including Solbi and the band Standing Egg – recognised her talent and featured her on their tracks when she was 16.[5]

CareerEdit

Hwasa debuted as a member of the girl group Mamamoo on June 19, 2014, being one of the leading voices with the release of the lead single "Mr. Ambiguous" from their first extended play (EP) Hello. She wrote and composed "My Heart/I Do Me" from Hello.[6]

In April 2018 she joined the cast of KBS reality television show Hyena on the Keyboard; the appearance spawned a collaboration with rapper Loco titled "Don't". Hwasa took part in writing and composing the song and it successfully topped the South Korean's Gaon Digital Chart.[7] The song was later certified Platinum.[8]

In February 2019, Hwasa made her debut as a solo artist with the digital single, "Twit" which she participated in writing and composing it.[9] The song successfully topped the Gaon Digital Chart and scored a "Triple Crown", topping the Gaon Digital, Gaon Download and Gaon Streaming charts in Korea.[10] Hwasa also composed and wrote the song "In The Fall" and was released in October 2019.[11] In March 2020, Hwasa teamed up with an English singer Dua Lipa for a new remix version of "Physical" which includes Korean lyrics.[12][13]

Other venturesEdit

EndorsementsEdit

During her first appearance on I Live Alone in June 2018, Hwasa started a national "Gopchang craze", causing the delicacy to sell out across the country.[14][15]

In September 2018, Hwasa became the ambassador for outdoor brand The North Face for the 2018 fashion week season.[16] In October 2018, she became the first female model for Lotte Crunky Gold since its release in 1984.[17]

In March 2019, Coca-Cola's ice tea brand Gold Peak Tea selected Hwasa as their new model.[18] She then became the newest muse for make up brand Rarekind in April 2019.[19] In June 2019, Hwasa became the new model for Everland Caribbean Bay.[20] Hwasa was featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan Korea's August 2019 issue.[21] She later teamed up with Vogue magazine in November and Urban Decay cosmetics for their "Pretty Different" and "Queen" inspired concepts.[22][23] Ottogi revealed in November 2019 that their newest model for their Jjamppong instant noodles was Hwasa.[24]

In 2020, Hwasa collaborated with The Sims 4 for their advertising campaign.[25] She then teamed up with MCM for the February issue of Elle Korea's[26] Hwasa is also an ambassador for sports brand Adidas.[27][28]

Public ImageEdit

Hwasa's first appearance on I Live Alone has earned her the titles "Gopchang Goddess" and "Hwasa Effect". [29][30] Since then, Hwasa has managed to sell out every item she uses in her screen time, including recorder music sheets, Gopchang, even her fried tofu rice ball for dieting.[31]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[32]
KOR
Hot

[33]
NZ
Hot

[34]
US World
[35]
"Twit" (멍청이) 2019 1 1 22 3 N/A Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

CollaborationsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications[A] Album
KOR
[32]
KOR
Hot

[33]
NZ
Hot

[34]
US World
[35]
"Dab Dab"
(with Moonbyul)
2016 69 N/A Memory
"Love Comes"
(with Esna)
2017 N/A Non-album single
"Don't"
(with Loco)
2018 1 1
  • KOR: 2,500,000[8]
Hyena on the Keyboard Part.4
"Loving One Person"
Prod. Kim Hyunchul (with Hwasa, Wheein)
2019 N/A N/A 10th – preview
"In Autumn" (가을속에서)
(with Woogie)
91 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications[B] Album
KOR
[32][38]
KOR
Hot

[33]
NZ
Hot

[34]
US World
[35]
"Fingernail" (손톱)
(Phantom feat. Hwasa)[a]
2013 N/A N/A Phantom Theory
"Break Up for You, Not Yet for Me"
(Park Shin-hye feat. Hwasa)[b]
The Heirs Remake
"Boy Jump" (소년점프)
(Baechigi feat. Hwasa)
2014 80 Non-album single
"Drinks Up"
(Ja Mezz feat. Hwasa)
2015 N/A 1/4
"Mileage"
(Primary feat. Paloalto and Hwasa)
45 2
"Call Me" (연락해)
(Basick and Lil Boi feat. Hwasa)
26 Basick & Lil Boy
"Love Talk"
(Kisum feat. Hwasa)
43 Non-album singles
"Ddang" (땡땡땡)
(Suran feat. Hwasa)
2016 N/A
"Nice"
(Basick feat. G2 and Hwasa)
100 Nice
"HookGA"
(High4:20 feat. Hwasa)
N/A Non-album single
"I Am Me"
(San E feat. Hwasa)
2017 61 Season of Suffering
"Cotton Candy"
(Woodie Gochild feat. Hwasa)
2018 N/A #GOCHILD
"Do Not Become Friendly"
(K.Will feat. Hwasa)
The 4th Album
"Physical" - Remix
(Dua Lipa feat. Hwasa)
2020 129 Future Nostalgia
"Q" (모르겠다고)
(Onewe feat. Hwasa)
3/4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Other songsEdit

Year Title Format Album Notes Ref.
2019
"When You Come To My Heart" Digital download, streaming [Vol.8] Yu Hee-yul's 10th Anniversary Project of Sketchbook: The Fourth Voice "Sketchbook X Hwasa" original song by Cho Deok-bae [45]
"You Are Crying" [Vol.9] Yu Hee-yul's 10th Anniversary Project of Sketchbook: The Fourth Voice "Sketchbook X Hwasa" original song by Jeon Yeong-rok [46]
"Fairy Of Shampoo" [Vol.10] Yu Hee-yul's 10th Anniversary Project of Sketchbook: The Fourth Voice "Sketchbook X Hwasa" original song by Lee Seung-chul [47]

FilmographyEdit

Television showsEdit

Year Network Title Note
2017
MBC
King of Mask Singer Ep. 111–112
2018
KBS2
Hyena on the Keyboard Episode 7–8
2018–present
MBC
I Live Alone Regular cast

HostEdit

Year Network Title Notes
2019 MBC MBC Entertainment Awards with P.O and Jun Hyun-moo

Awards and nominationsEdit

Gaon Chart Music AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2020 Artist of the Year – Digital Music (February) "Twit" Won [48]

Genie Music AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominated work Result
2019 The Female Solo Artist N/A Nominated

Golden Disc Awards Edit

Year Category Nominated work Result
2020 Digital Song Bonsang Award "Twit" Nominated
Best Solo Artist Won Won

KBS Entertainment AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominated work Result
2018 Hot Issue Entertainer Award Hyena on the Keyboard
(with Loco)
Won

Korea First Brand AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominated work Result
2020 Female Solo Artist[49] N/A Won
Female Idol Variety Star[49] Won

MBC Entertainment AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominated work Result
2018 Rookie Female of the Year – Variety[50] I Live Alone Won
2019 Female Excellence Award – Variety Won

Melon Music AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominated work Result
2018 Hot Trend Award (with Loco) "Don't" Won
Best Ballad (with Loco) Nominated
Top 10 Artists N/A Nominated
2019 Nominated
Song of the Year "Twit" Nominated

Mnet Asian Music AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominated work Result
2019 Best Female Artist [51] N/A Nominated
Artist of the Year [52] Nominated
Song of the Year [53] "Twit" Nominated
Best Dance Performance – Solo [54] Nominated

Seoul Music AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result
2020 Dance Performance Award "Twit" Nominated

Soribada Best K-Music AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominated work Result
2019 Social Artist Award[55] N/A Won

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Credited as HJ
  2. ^ Credited as Mario
  1. ^ In April 2018, Gaon Chart introduced music recording certifications for albums, downloads and streamings.
  2. ^ In April 2018, Gaon Chart introduced music recording certifications for albums, downloads and streamings.

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