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Solar (MAMAMOO) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Solar (MAMAMOO)

Solar (솔라) is a South Korean singer and a member of the girl group MAMAMOO under RBW. She made her solo debut on April 23, 2020 with the single album “Spit It Out“.

Solar (MAMAMOO) Profile

Stage NameSolar (솔라)
Birth NameKim Yong-sun (김용선)
OccupationSinger, Musical Actress 
BirthdayFebruary 21, 1991
Active Years2014–present
Age33 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height163 cm (5’4″) | Actual Height: 161 cm (5’3″) 
Weight43 kg (95 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeB
MBTIINTJ

Solar (MAMAMOO) Facts:

Early Life

– Solar was born in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
– She went to Seoul Deunghyeon Elementary School and Myeongdeok Girls’ Middle School.
– She graduated from Seoul Management Information High School.

Personal Life

– Her older sister is named Yong-hee.
– She got her Associate Degree from Hanyang Women’s University (Department of International Tourism)
– She is the moodmaker in the group according to Hwasa. (Modelpress Interview)
– She saw an audition for singing and decided to give it a go but failed the audition because she underestimated it. She failed multiple auditions before finally getting accepted. (Netflix K-Content)
– Her nickname is ‘Gentleman In His Only Suit’ because she tends to wear one suit for a long time.
– She used to share a room with Hwasa but now has her own place.
– She’s scared of ghosts.
– She would rather know how she’ll die than know when she’ll die. (solarsido)
– She knows how to play the piano.
– She is the only member in the group with no tattoos.
– Solar is friends with Irene of Red Velvet and Apink’s Chorong.
– She has a dog named Yongki.
– Her birth name, Kim Yongsun, means ‘the face of an angel’.
– Her most embarrassing moment was when she had to do voice impressions on a variety show but she failed and fans made a lot of memes.
– Her bag includes her passport, Apple Earpods, wallet, mist, hand cream, cuticle oil, perfume, hair ties, lip balm, and pain relievers. (What’s In Your Bag?)
– She was the first guest at Jessi’s Showterview program.
– She lost about 12% body fat and reached 15% when training to feature for the ‘Men’s Health’ magazine. (Men’s Health Korea)
– Her parents were initially against her becoming a singer because they were strong on academics.
– She thought her ideal type was Jung Hyung Don but it wasn’t when she actually met him. (Entertainment Weekly Ep 1754)
– Her fashion role models are Hailey Beiber and Kendell Jenner.  (1stLook)
Wheein said Kim Yong-sun tends to get really strict during practice.

– She doesn’t buy whatever she likes when shopping and tends to look around a lot before deciding.
– She likes shopping with Moonbyul among all the members because they both have completely different styles. 

Career

– She is the leader and main vocalist in MAMAMOO.
– She went to Modern K Music Academy University.
– Her agency discovered her after she sang for a free gift.
– She appeared on We Got Married with Eric Nam.
– She participated on the show ‘King of Masked Singer’, where she performed as ‘Sunflower’.
– She made the official fan song for MooMoos.
– She collaborated with f(x)‘s Luna and EXID‘s Hani for “Honey Bee” under Mystic Entertainment.
– She was ranked 36th on TC Candler’s “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018” and 24th in 2019.
– She debuted as a soloist on April 23, 2020, with the single album “Spit It Out”.
– She participates in writing and composing songs for MAMAMOO.
– She sang an OST with Kim Min-jae called “Star” and with Moonbyul called “Like Yesterday”.
– In 2022, she debuted as a musical actress in the musical ‘Mata Hari’.
– On August 30, 2022, Solar and Moonbyul debuted in the group’s first subunit MAMAMOO+.
– She collaborated with Yesung from Super Junior for the song ‘After Love’.
– She has been ranked as one of the most popular idols in Korea for women multiple times by Gallup Korea.

Likes & Dislikes

– She enjoys swimming.
– She likes watching funny videos, performances and dance videos on YouTube.
– Her favorite accessory is rings.
– She is a fan of Fin.K.L’s songs and likes their song Blue Rain. (Virtual Gayo Top 10 KBS)
– She loves raps and usually raps at karaoke with songs like ‘Barcode’.
– She likes black color as an artist and yellow as Kim Yongsun.
– She is a fan of Nike Force shoes. (1stLook)
– She’s a fan of BoA and Amy Winehouse.
– She enjoys listening to Lil’ Wayne.
– Her favorite thing about her face is her forehead. (솔라 容: FACE)

Food preferences

– She loves tteokbokki and can eat it for a whole week.
– She prefers only eating meat over only eating vegetables. (EXTREME BALANCE GAME)
– She loves eating dishes with kimchi. (Men’s Health Korea)
– She is passionate about food.
– She prefers ramyeon over sushi.

Personality & Habits

– She believes she is good at giving relationship advice. (Entertainment Weekly Ep 1754)
– She describes her personality as bright, energetic and positive. (솔라 容: FACE)
– She has the habit of trying many clothes when shopping but ends up buying only one.  (솔라시도)
– She doesn’t often feel lonely.
– She has the habit of leaving messages on read according to Moonbyul.
– She loves to work hard because she hates to regret things. (Men’s Health Korea)
– She doesn’t like to overthink things and tries to forget things that make her feel down. (Showterview)

Major Works

– Her popular songs include “HONEY”, “Spit it Out”, “Promise U” and “Adrenaline”.

Awards

– In 2016, she won the ‘Best Couple’ award with Eric Nam at the MBC Entertainment Awards for the show ‘We Got Married’.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @solarkeem
Youtube: solarsido
Weibo: solar_keem

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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