Hwasa started her career by debuting with MAMAMOO back in 2014 with the song Mr. Ambiguous. This debut was hailed by many critics as one of the best K-pop debuts of the year.
Hwasa is recognized for their strong vocal performance along with their great retro, jazz, and R&B concepts.
From the beginning, this youngest member of the group has shown her amazing talent in song writing and composing.
She wrote her first solo song My Heart/I Do Me for MAMAMOO’s first EP Hello. She then went on to produce another solo song called Be Calm for their sixth EP.
Hwasa released Twit in 2019. This marks her debut as solo artist. The song was a huge commercial success, scoring a Triple Crown by topping the Gaon Digital, Gaon Download and Gaon Streaming charts.
The girl born in Jeonju then followed this up by releasing her next single In The Fall.
Hwasa’s debut career really took off with the release of her EP Maria in June 2020. The EP topped the iTunes Album Chart in 20 countries, including United States.
The lead single Maria also gained massive success. It peaked at number two on Billboard K-pop Hot 100.
Throughout her career, this foodie has also made several successful collaborations.
In 2018, she teamed up with rapper Loco for the song Don’t. While in 2020, she joined Dua Lipa for the remix of Physical.
- Real Name: Ahn Hye Jin
- Stage Name: Hwasa
- Nickname: Hwasa
- Birthdate: July 23, 1995
- Birthplace: Jeonju, Jeollabuk, South Korea.
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Nationality: South Korean
- Position: Lead vocalist, Lead rapper
- Height: 162 cm (5’4″)
- Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
- Blood Type: A
- Religion: Catholic
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter
- Education: Wonkwang Information Arts High School
- Hobbies: Eating, Listening to old Jazz music
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- Instagram: @_mariahwasa
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- Hwasa used to make some guide vocals for 4Minute.
- She was featured in the song HookGa by High 4-20, Fingernail by Phantom, SHE by VRomance, and Boy Jump by Baechigi.
- This K-pop idol also composed a song for MAMAMOO’s Pink Funky, titled Freakin Shoes.
- In 2018, the youngest member of MAMAMOO was named the Rookie Female of the Year by Variety.
- She was also nominated for 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018.
- Hwasa took part in singing competition The King of Mask Singer as Aerobics Girl.
- This lead rapper also appeared in many variety shows such as Hyena on the Keyboard, I Live Alone, and Hangout with Yoo.
- For her work on I Live Alone, she got an MBC Ent. Award..
- She was in the girl group project Refund Sisters / Refund Expedition.
- This food lover is allergic to animal fur so she can’t have pets. When other members talk about their pets, she talks about her toy lion.
- She is known as MAMAMOO’s cook because of her love of cooking.
- This K-Pop sensation has 2 older sisters.
- Her social study teacher is Hwasa’s first love.
- Hwasa has known other MAMAMOO’s member Wheein since middle school.
- She has six tattoos. There are 2 that are friendship tattoos with Wheein.
- She used to share a room with MAMAMOO’s member Solar before moving out after Um Oh Ah Yeh
- The girl with beautiful piercing eyes idolizes Rihanna and Beyonce.
- She is also a huge fan of BIGBANG and her favorite member is Taeyang.
- Her ideal type is fatherly guys such as Ryu Seung Ryong and George Clooney.
Pics of Hwasa
1. Hwasa looking fierce in this sexy off the shoulder look
2. She can pull of any colors, including this soft cream one
3. She looks awesome even in just white t-shirt and jeans
4. Her piercing eyes give Hwasa her iconic look
5. Hwasa is not afraid to show off her body and experiment with fashion
Throughout her career, Hwasa is often criticized for not fitting in Korean’s beauty standard, especially the “cute Korean girl” prototype.
Instead of caving into the pressure, she has decided to stand tall and created her own beauty standard. She is definitely a great idol for young people to look up to.