Park So-jin (born May 21, 1986),[2] better known mononymously as Sojin, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as the leader of South Korean girl group Girl's Day.

Park So-jin
Park So-jin wearing black outfit and smiling for the camera.
Park in January 2016
Born (1986-05-21) May 21, 1986 (age 36)
Daegu, South Korea
EducationYeungnam University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
Musical career
GenresK-pop
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active2010–present
Labels
Member ofGirl's Day
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationBak So-jin
McCune–ReischauerPak Sojin

Early life and educationEdit

Park So-jin was born on May 21, 1986, in Daegu, South Korea. She attended Lee Hyun Elementary School, Seojin Middle School and Kyungduk Girls' High School. She majored in mechanical engineering at Yeungnam University.[3]

CareerEdit

Pre-debutEdit

Prior to her debut, Sojin worked as a vocal trainer for the K-pop boy band Ulala Session.[citation needed]

2010–2012: Debut, Flames of Desire OST and songwritingEdit

On July 7, 2010, Sojin debuted as a member of Girl's Day on KBS' Music Bank with their debut single, "Tilt My Head" (갸우뚱).[4][unreliable source?]

On January 9, 2011, Sojin released her first solo single for the Flames of Desire OST, "Our Love Like This".[citation needed]

On April 19, 2012, Girl's Day made a comeback with the mini album Everyday II. The album included the song "Telepathy", which was composed by Sojin. On the same year, Sojin and a male composer wrote the song "It's Snowing" for Tokyo Girl. The song was later released on December 7.[5]

2013–2016: Collaborations and Family Outing OSTEdit

On March 14, 2013, Girl's Day released the full-length album Expectation. Sojin wrote the intro song "Girl's Day World", and co-wrote the lyrics for "I Don't Mind" with her fellow members. On October 15, Girl's Day released the song "Let's Go", written and composed by Sojin.[citation needed]

On March 2, 2014, Sojin collaborated with hip hop artist Crucial Star on a remake of Park Hye-kyung's song "Three Things I Want to Give You".[citation needed]

On January 30, 2015, Sojin lent her voice for "Dizzy Dizzy" for Part 2 of her SBS' weekend drama Family Outing OST.[citation needed]

InfluencesEdit

Sojin said that her biggest influence in life is Uhm Jung-hwa. She describes her as a long time leader of her generation who shows abundant expressiveness and depth.[6]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021 Zombie Crush : Heyri Kim Ga-yeon [7][8]
Ghost Mansion Seon-hwa [9]
Tomorrow's Lovers Son Ae Short Film [10]
2022 When Spring Comes Eun Ok [11][12]
TBA Mora-dong Kang Hye-young [13]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2011 I Trusted Him Cameo
2014 The Greatest Marriage Lee Yoo-ri
2015 The Family Is Coming Choi Dong-joo
2018 Essence of Happiness Jung-soo [14]
2019 Vroom Vroom Pegasus Market Jenny
2019–2020 Hot Stove League Kim Yeong-chae
2020 The King: Eternal Monarch Jo Hae-In
The Spies Who Loved Me Bae Doo-rae [15]
2022 Sh**ting Stars Jo Ki-bum [16]
Alchemy of Souls Joo Wol [17]
O'PENingDon't Announce Your Husband's Death Yoo Young-joo one act-drama; season 5 [18][19]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2017 Hong Ik Super Yeon Hee

Television showEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 King of Mask Singer Contestant "Faux-naif Red Fox" (Episode 7)
2017 Living Together in Empty Room Cast member With Kim Min-jong and Yura (Episode 19–21) [20]
2017–2019 My Daughter's Men Host Season 2–4

TheaterEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
English Korean
2021 The Perfect Other 완벽한 타인 Bianca [21]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Title Year Album
As lead artist
"In the Summer"
(Sojin feat. Zico)
2013 Deux 20th Anniversary Tribute Album
As featured artist
"Three Things I Want to Give You"
(Crucial Star feat. Sojin)
2014 Non-album single
Collaboration
"Finale"
(Sojin & Dok2)
2014 Non-album single
"On Rainy Days"
(Kim Taebum (Party Street) and Sojin)
2015

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Album
"Our Love Like This" 2011 Flames of Desire OST
"I Want to Turn Back Time" 2013 Passionate Love OST
"Ajjil Ajjil" 2015 Family Outing OST
"I Am Korea"
(With various artists)
I Am Korea theme song
"It Hurts"
(Sojin & Zico)
Mask OST
"Everyday With You" Reply 1988 OST

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
MBC Drama Awards 2020 Best New Actress The Spies Who Loved Me Nominated [22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "소진 프로필" (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 17, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Idol of the Week: Girl's Day". Weekly Idol. MBC Every1. HLKV-TV, Seoul, South Korea, 19 Nov. 2011. Television.
  4. ^ ""Girls Day Debuts with 'Tilt My head' on Today Music Core"". Archived from the original on October 7, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  5. ^ "[Mnet] 눈이 오네요 - 동경소녀". Archived from the original on September 22, 2019. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
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  8. ^ Kim Bo-ra (June 2, 2021). "좀비크러쉬: 헤이리' 공민정x이민지x박소진, 티저 예고 공개..6월 개봉". Osen (in Korean). Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  9. ^ Kim Yu-jin (June 25, 2021). "괴기맨숀' 성준→박소진, 특수분장 이사배까지…현실 밀착형 공포 완성 [종합]". Staenews (in Korean). Retrieved June 25, 2021 – via Naver.
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  11. ^ Bae Hyo-joo (April 21, 2021). "손현주→박소진 '12월의 봄' 4월20일 촬영 시작[공식]" [Son Hyun-joo → Park So-jin ‘Spring in December’ Filming begins on April 20 [Official]]. Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved April 21, 2021 – via Naver.
  12. ^ Jo Ji-young (March 17, 2022). "[공식] 손현주 주연 '봄날', 4월 말 개봉 확정..철부지 큰형님으로 스크린 컴백" [[Official] Son Hyun-joo's 'Spring Day' is confirmed to be released at the end of April..Screen comeback as an immature older brother] (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved March 17, 2022 – via Naver.
  13. ^ Ha Su-jeong (November 4, 2021). "박소진, 영화 '모라동' 캐스팅…이동휘x한지은 호흡[공식]" [Park So-jin, cast in the movie 'Mora-dong'... Lee Dong-hwi x Han Ji-eun breathing [Official]] (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved November 4, 2021 – via Naver.
  14. ^ "JTBC 드라마페스타 '행복의 진수' 공명X박소진 전격 캐스팅". JTBC (in Korean). August 31, 2018. Archived from the original on September 1, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  15. ^ "박소진, '나를 사랑한 스파이' 출연 확정… 웨딩슈즈 디자이너 배두래役". MBC 연예 스포츠 (in Korean). Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  16. ^ Shim Eom-kyung (September 15, 2021). "[단독]박소진, '별똥별' 주연 캐스팅…이성경·김영대와 호흡" [[Exclusive] Sojin Park, cast as the lead in 'Shooting Star'... Breathing with Lee Sung-kyung and Kim Young-dae]. Spotify News (in Korean). Retrieved September 15, 2021 – via Naver.
  17. ^ Jang Jin-ri (June 23, 2021). "[단독]박소진, '홍자매' 손 잡았다…'환혼'으로 '연기 열일' 박차" [[Exclusive] Sojin Park, 'Hong Sisters' held hands... 'Welcome' spurs 'acting hard work] (in Korean). SPOTV News. Retrieved March 4, 2022 – via Naver.
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  20. ^ Lee Eun-jin (August 24, 2017). "'발칙한 동거' 김민종X소진, 유라 집에서 다시 동거 시작… '반가운 재회'". TenAsia (in Korean). Archived from the original on August 25, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  21. ^ Tae Yu-na (April 9, 2021). "여신강림' 임세미, 7년만 연극 복귀…이시언과 호흡 [공식]". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  22. ^ Hong Se-young (December 30, 2020). "[2020 MBC 연기대상] 안보현·김혜준 남녀 신인상 영광". sports.donga (in Korean). Retrieved December 30, 2020.

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