Seohyun (Hangul: 서현; born on June 28, 1991 in Seoul as Seo Joo-Hyun 서주현) is a popular South Korean pop singer, dancer, actress, model and spokesmodel. She is a member of the Korean girl group Girls' Generation and is known as the youngest member and the lead vocalist of the group. She was appointed by the Seoul Metropolitan Office as their goodwill ambassador for student fitness.
Seohyun was born on June 28, 1991, in Seoul, South Korea. She is an only child. She attended Seoul Middle School and Daeyoung High School, then transferred to Jeonju Arts High School, from which she graduated on February 9, 2010 with the Achievement Award and currently attends Dongguk University with her fellow member, Yoona. Seohyun's major is acting.
She has recently made some internet buzz with her doll-like beauty and was recently picked as the best natural beauty out of girl group members. According to a poll that was conducted by a cosmetics surgery hospital in Seoul, results showed that out of the 781 netizens who participated, 348 (44.5%) voted for Seohyun as the “girl group member who shows the best natural beauty”.
Seohyun released various singles with Jessica and Tiffany — the first called "Oppa Nappa" (Korean: "오빠 나빠", Bad Older Brother) and the second titled "Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)", a theme song for a video game. On February 17, 2009, Seohyun sang a duet with trot Joo Hyun-mi (feat. Davichi) called "JjaRaJaJja" (Korean: "짜라자짜"). The song earned a nomination from the 2009 M.net Asian Music Awards for Trot Music of the Year.
She sang the song "S.E.O.U.L." with Super Junior's Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, Sungmin and Donghae and fellow Girls' Generation members Taeyeon, Jessica, Sooyoung and Sunny. Super Junior's Siwon, Leeteuk, Shindong, Eunhyuk and Yesung also appeared in the music video uploaded in SM entertainment's Youtube account.
She also sang the song for Caribbean Bay with her fellow members Taeyeon, Jessica, Tiffany and Yuri and with 2PM. She sang a song in the official soundtrack of a MBC drama, Kim Soo Ro entitled, "It's Okay Even If It Hurts" (Korean: 아파도 괜찮아요). It was heard on its 6th episode as the final song. The single was released on June 25, 2010. She has done a special duet performance in the SMTown Live '10 World Tour with Super Junior's Kyuhyun entitled "Call My Heart Out".
On August 29, 2010, Seohyun joined her virtual husband Jung Yong Hwa on stage, and the couple had a dual stage performing Girls' Generation’s "Run Devil Run" and C.N.Blue’s "Love Light" in the Incheon Korean Music Wave 2010. The concert was shown September 4, on MBC's Show! Music Core.