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Yura

Yura

South korean singer
Yura
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Intro South korean singer
A.K.A. Kim Ah-young, Kim A-yeong, Yu-ra, Kim Yu-ra, 김아영, 유라, Kim Yu...
Is Singer Dancer Actor
From South Korea
Type Dancing Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 6 November 1992, Ulsan, South Korea
Age 28 years
Star sign Scorpio
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Kim Ah-young (born November 6, 1992), better known by her stage name Yura, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group Girl's Day.

Early life and education

Yura was born on November 6, 1992 in Ulsan, South Korea. She attended Ulsan Art High School as a dance major. Yura is currently attending Dongduk Women's University, alongside fellow group member Minah.

Career

In 2010, Yura became a member of the K-pop girl group Girl's Day, where she and Hyeri replaced two of the former members, Jiin and Jisun, who left after having been with the group for two months. Dream Tea promoted Girl's Day before their debut with the creation of an official Fan Café, a YouTube channel, and Twitter accounts for the group and each of its members. The group also conducted a flash mob dance before the debut in the commercial and entertainment districts of Seoul, gaining much interest.

In 2012, Yura made her acting debut through Sohu TV's Chinese drama Secret Angel, where she played the role of Yubin. She then collaborated with her label-mate Jevice with their single "I Want to Love Now". Yura also participated as a cameo role of Lee Eun-yeong, who was the fan of Kang Tae-jun in SBS's drama To the Beautiful You.

In 2014, Yura starred in the music video of Wheesung's "Night and Day" along with C.A.P of Teen Top. She then became one of the official couples for the variety show We Got Married, where she was paired with model turned actor Hong Jong-hyun. Additionally, Yura serves as the MC for joint Korean-Chinese audition program 'Super Idol'.

In 2016, Yura was cast as one of the new MCs of Olive Channel's Tasty Road with Kim Min-jung.

Lawsuit

On November 8, 2010, Yura's ex-management company Action Music Entertainment filed an injunction against Yura, stopping her from signing a second contract with Dream Tea Entertainment. They wanted the 4 member girl group's debut to be halt indefinitely until the problem was resolved. In response, representatives of Dream Tea stated Action Music had violated contractual terms; they did not pay for the contract deposit for three weeks, provided insufficient support, deceived Yura with false claims of broadcast activities, and forced her to cover all expenses. Dream Tea also clarified that Yura's parents had completed all of the proper procedures to terminate her contract with Action Music before signing with Dream Tea. The lawsuit was pursued when Action Music insisted that they had a video of Yura's unacceptable behavior. On January 20, 2011, the court ruled in Yura's favor.

Discography

Year Title Album
2010 "I Want to Love Now" (featuring Jevice) Non-album release

Filmography

Television series

Year Title Role Network Notes
2010 I Trusted Him MBC Cameo
2012 The Secret Angel Yu-bin Sohu Supporting role
To the Beautiful You Lee Eun-young SBS Supporting role
2013 Reckless Family 3 Park Yoo-ra MBC Every1 Main role
Family Cameo KBS2 Special appearances
The Clinic for Married Couples: Love and War 2 Yoo Jung KBS2 Main role
The Dramatic Yu-ra MBC Every1 Main role
2014 Be Arrogant Hong Ha-ra SBS Plus Main role
2016 Iron Lady Jenny tvN Main role

TV show

Year Title TV network Notes
2010 We Are Dating MBC1 Main role
2012 Family KBS Cameo as a character in Woo-bong's fan-fiction novel (Episode 11)
2013 Running Man SBS Guest with Minah
2014 Infinity Challenge MBC Guest for Lunar New Year's Special
Fashion Killa OnStyle Guest
Quiz to Change the World MBC Guest with Sojin
Eco Village SBS Guest
2014-2015 Idol Star Athletics Championships MBC Cast
We Got Married Main cast with Hong Jong-hyun (Episodes 91-131)
2015 K-pop Star 4 SBS MC with Jun Hyun-moo
Off to School JTBC Main cast
I Live Alone MBC Guest
Escape Crisis No. 1 KBS2 Guest (Episodes 422, 441, 485)
Hello Counselor Guest with Sojin
Super Idol! MBC Music & TV Zone MC
After School Club Arirang Guest
Quiz to Change the World MBC Guest with Sojin
Weekly Idol MBC Every1 Guest with Sojin and Minah in Episode 210
One Fine Day MBC Music Main cast
Running Man SBS Guest (Episode 263)
Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2 KBS2 Guest
2016 My Little Television MBC Guest
Happy Together KBS Guest with Hyeri (Episode 444)
The Return of Superman KBS2 Morning angel (Episode 125)
Tasty Road Olive TV MC with Kim Min-jung
Let Me Home tvN MC (Episode 7)
Running Man SBS Guest (Episode 322)
After The Play Ends tvN Cast

Music video appearances

Year Song title Artist Role
2014 "Night and Day" Wheesung Lead role
2015 "On a Rainy Day" Party Street Lead role
"I Am Korea" Various Artist Herself

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Work Result
2014 MBC Entertainment Awards Rookie Female Award We Got Married Won
2015 2015 Cable TV Broadcast Awards Popularity Award Dodohara Won

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