Solar made her debut in the entertainment industry in 2014. With girl group MAMAMOO, she released debut single Mr. Ambiguous along with their first EP Hello.
This debut was praised by many music critics and launched MAMAMOO’s career into stardom.
Throughout her career, this leader of MAMAMOO has appeared in many collaboration songs.
She paired up with Korean singer Bumkey for R&B song Don’t be Happy, took part in Coffee & Tea with Eddy Kim, collaborated with f(x)’s Luna and EXID’s Hani for the song Honey Bee, and many more.
Her 2020 collaboration project paired her up with Kassy for A Song From the Past.
Solar has also lent her voice in several soundtracks. She appeared in Twenty Again OST. with the song Star in 2015. She also sung Blue Bird for Run On OST. and Adrenaline for Vincenzo OST.
This K-pop sensation started her solo career by making project called Solar Emotion. The project began in 2015 and ended in 2018 with Solar Emotion Part.6.
There are total of 11 songs, with 9 of them being covers of old Korean songs by former Korean soloists.
The only exceptions are Nada Sou Sou which is a Japanese song and Star Wind Flower Sun, a song by MAMAMOO.
After the project is done, Solar released all of the songs in one LP. Later on, she also hosted a solo concert called Emotion Concert Blossom. She held 3 concerts in Seoul and 2 in Busan.
The girl born in Gangseo-gu then followed up the LP by releasing a single album Spit it Out in April 2020. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number 76 on the Gaon Digital Chart.
Moreover, the physical version went on to debut at number 2 on the Gaon Album Chart.
On international level, It become her first top ten single on Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart. Spit It Out also gave Solar her first ever music show win on SBS MTV’s The Show.
- Real Name: Kim Yong-sun
- Stage Name: Solar
- Nickname: Solar
- Birthdate: February 21, 1991
- Birthplace: Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Nationality: South Korean
- Position: Vocalist, Leader
- Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
- Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
- Blood Type: B
- Religion: Buddha
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter
- Education: Modern K Music Academy University
- Hobbies: Watching drama series, swimming
- Parents: –
- Sibling: –
- Boyfriend: –
- Facebook: –
- Twitter: –
- Instagram: @solarkeem
- Youtube: solarsido
- Solar originally wanted to become flight attendant.
- She is the leader of MAMAMOO, and said to be a very straightforward person, a stern leader, one look and all of her team will shut up.
- This K-pop star had chosen the stage name Doremi but changed it to Solar because the CEO and other members didn’t like it.
- She is considered to be MAMAMOO’s main vocalist but Solar prefers to not refer to herself as that.
- She sees herself as MAMAMOO’s Mom.
- Solar used to share a room with Hwasa then moved out after the Um Oh Ah Yeh era.
- She has written and composed some songs for MAMAMOO.
- She sang an OST with Moonbyul called Like Yesterday.
- This Spit It Out singer can also play the piano.
- She created the official fan song for MAMAMOO’s fans Moomoos
- Solar was on the variety show We Got Married where she got paired up with Eric Nam.
- She also appeared on King of Mask Singer as Sunflower.
- The girl from Seoul is close to Red Velvet’s Irene and Apink’s Chorong.
- She ranked 36th on TC Candler The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018 and ranked 24th on 2019.
- This MAMAMOO’s leader likes listening to Lil’ Wayne.
- She is also a fan of BoA and Amy Winehouse.
- She loves eating tteokbokki and can eat it for a whole week.
- Solar doesn’t like roller coaster and high rides.
- She is also quite scared of ghosts.
- This brown eyed girl has a youtube channel called solarsido where she shares her daily life.
- She has an older sister named Yong-hee, who often appears on her youtube channel.
- She also owns a dog called Yongki.
- The girl born in 1991 is taking a Kumon language course in Japanese.
- She wanted to be a tour guide in Korea for foreigners.
- Her ideal type is someone like Simon D because she finds his raps impressive and cool. She feels that they can produce some good music together.
Pics of Solar
1. Solar is looking sexy in this little black dress
2. Long hair or short hair, she can definitely rock both of them
3. She looks glamorous even in blue jeans
4. Solar is blossoming like flower in spring in this pink makeup look
5. Tulle dress and high knee boots work surprisingly well for Solar
Solar is one incredible singer and an even better leader. With her on the helm, no wonder MAMAMOO is as successful as they are today.