Kang So-yeon got a lot of attention after appearing in the Netflix reality series Bachelor’s Hell. Fans even dug deeper into her past and found out that she was a K-pop idol for a short time.
Kang hasn’t found much success in the K-pop world and she recently opened up about that experience. She also shared that she received a lot of critical comments after her music career ended.
Kang So-Yeon was in a K-pop group in the early 2010s
When Kang was in her twenties, she attempted a career in the entertainment industry. In 2011, she debuted as a singer in the K-pop group called WE. The group had four members, and Kang was the only female member. She also went by the stage name Rosie.
In a new Q&A video on her YouTube channel, Kang shared that she trained for 5 years before debuting. During their career, WE released one mini album and one regular album. They had a single titled “Rainy” and another titled “Party”.
Music videos for these songs can still be seen on YouTube along with videos of the band promoting music shows.
Kang revealed that although WE aimed to gain fans among Korean audiences, the group ended up attracting a lot more overseas fans. She explained, “When we were performing at a musical show, the people holding our signs were strangers.”
Nevertheless, WE ended up disbanding soon after.
“We had fun while it lasted, but our business wasn’t in a situation where we could keep releasing albums,” she said. “I’m very grateful that people are talking about us again.”
Kang So-Yeon Learned Her Life Was A “Failure” After Failing In K-pop
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Like many entertainment industries around the world, competition in K-pop is fierce. Many groups make their debut every year, and only a small handful can reach the top. However, Kang revealed that after his group disbanded, not everyone understood his situation.
“I was often told that my life was a failure,” she said. “[They would say] “You weren’t a singer”, “It wasn’t even real music”, “Anyone can say he was a musician. These are things I would hear.
Recently, however, Kang has received more positive feedback from fans. Some even reached out to tell him they liked WE’s music years ago.
Having a past as a K-pop idol also contributes to Kang’s image. viewers of Bachelor’s Hell I know her as the owner of a boxing gym, but now many people can see that she has a variety of talents and is a hard worker.
Kang So-Yeon wants to record a song for fans
Now that many people know about Kang’s singing talent, she decided to give fans a special gift. Kang shared that she plans to sing at an upcoming fan meeting and even record a song.
“I’m getting ready to record a new song,” she said. Kang also clarified that she is not trying to get back into the music industry, but rather just wanted to give her fans a special gift.
Moreover, Kang also has other things in store for her subscribers. She’s dipped her toes into acting and collaborated with various brands.
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