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"Do everything to your best ability with a positive mindset." —Wendy

Wendy Son (Korean name: Son Seung-wan; Hangul:손승완; born February 21, 1994) is a Korean-Canadian singer and dancer. She is the main vocalist of the South-Korean girl group Red Velvet.

Biography

Son Seung-wan was born in Seongbuk-dong, Seoul, South Korea. on February 21, 1994. She moved to Canada with her family as a child and started using her English name, Wendy Shon. In middle school, Wendy was a student at Shattuck-Saint Mary's in Faribault, Minnesota. She later studied at Richmond Hill High School in Ontario.

In 2010, she auditioned for the "Koreaboo: Cube Entertainment Global Auditions 2011" with an online audition and was picked from over 5,000 videos by Koreaboo and Cube Entertainment to continue to the final round in Vancouver, Canada. G.NA personally picked the 15 finalists with Koreaboo to open for her first solo showcase, held in Vancouver, Canada.

In 2012, she auditioned at the 'S.M Global Audition' in Canada and was recognized for her musicality, being able to play instruments such as the piano, guitar, flute and saxophone, as well as having strong vocal skills.

Career

S.M. Rookies Wendy was part of S.M. Entertainment's pre-debut group, S.M. Rookies, along with Red Velvet members IreneSeulgi and Yeri.

A clip of Wendy singing a cover of Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" was released on S.M. Entertainment's official Youtube channel. She also released a track Because I Love You, which was one of the soundtracks of the Mnet drama series, Mimi, which labelmate Changmin starred in, appearing in the music video as well.

Red Velvet

On August 1 2014, she finally debuted with Red Velvet. Wendy has also collaborated with rapper Yuk Ji-dam for the song "Return", one of the OSTs of KBS2's drama Who Are You: School 2015. The song was released on June 8, 2015 and debuted at #31 on the Gaon Singles Chart. She released another song "Let You Know" for the soundtrack of the JTBC drama D-Day on October 16. On January 9, 2016, she became a panelist on We Got Married. On King of Mask Singer (episode 43 aired on January 24, 2016), she participated as a contestant with the stage name "Space Beauty Maetel". Wendy released a collaboration single with Eric Nam titled "Spring Love" on March 4, 2016, as part of S.M. Entertainment's SM Station project.

Profile

Wendy

Wendy(손승완)

  • Stage Name: Wendy
  • English Name: Wendy Son
  • Korean Name: Son Seungwan
  • Nicknames: Olaf, Wan-ah
  • Birthday: February 21, 1994
  • Birthplace: Seongbuk-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 160cm
  • Weight: 40kg
  • Position: Main vocalist, sub-rapper

Discography

Single Digital

Soundtrack appearances

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album Duration Remarks
KOR
Because I Love You 2014
  • KOR: —
Mimi OST 4:39 Solo
Return 2015 31
  • KOR: 90,899+
Who Are You - School 2015 OST Part 7 3:48 With Yuk Ji Dam
Let You Know
  • KOR: —
D-Day OST 3:49 Solo
Don't Push Me 2016
  • KOR: 180,235+
Uncontrollably Fond OST 3:19 With Seulgi

Music video appearances

Year Song Album Artist(s) Member(s) Official video(s)
2015 "Wish List" Winter Garden f(x) Seulgi, Wendy Youtube

Music Videos

Trivia

  • She can play many musical instruments.
  • Being raised in Canada, she is the only member who can speak in English.
  • She is known as a "reaction queen".
  • The other members picked her as the healthiest member.
  • She also been chosen as the most forgetful member.
  • She tried out for Cube Entertainment before making it as a trainee at S.M. Entertainment in 2012.
  • She was a member of the Richmond Hill HS Show Choir and participated as a soprano.
  • She trained for approximately 2 years under S.M. Entertainment, being cast in 2012.
  • She can imitate Christina Confalonieri.
  • Her favourite number is 77.
  • She represents the colour of blue.
  • She used to share a room with Irene and Seulgi.
  •  It was recently revealed that Seulgi is her roommate and that Irene now has her own room
  • She knew she wanted to become a singer since 5.
  • Her habit is moving her eyebrows around a lot.
  • Her zodiac sign is a Pisces, her Chinese zodiac sign is a Dog.
  • Everyone says she's one of the kindest person they know.
  • She used to post/upload videos on Youtube, but had to delete her account after joining SM, but some videos of her singing have been re-uploaded by fans.
  • She said that the members helped her a lot when she was training and that they are her family.
  • In their mini-album "The Red Summer ", she represents an orange.
  • She can speak English fluently since she lived in Canada.

Gallery

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