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"I want to become a brand. I hope that when you think of Hyuna, you think of the word, 'hot.' Red is a passionate and strong color. To that extent, I want to show a passionate image."

Hyuna is a popular K-Pop idol and rapper best known as the face of the idol group 4minute, as PSY's love interest in his super-hit "Gangnam Style" and for her solo success, thanks to her catchy songs and sexy image.

Born Kim Hyun-ah on June 6, 1992, she debuted as a member of popular idol group Wonder Girls in 2007. However, a few months after the group debuted, she pulled out of the group because of health problems.

She returned two years later as 4minute's main rapper, and released her debut solo single "Change" the following year, which is known for its memorable pelvic dance. Since her solo debut she has released three solo singles and two mini-albums.

After 4Minute's disbandment in 2016, she continued as a solo artist.

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Her discography includes:


  • Trouble Maker (with B2ST's Hyunseung as Troublemaker)
  • Chemistry (with B2ST's Hyunseung as Troublemaker)
  • 199X (with PENTAGON's Hui and E'Dawn as Triple H)
  • Retro Futurism (with PENTAGON's Hui and E'Dawn as Triple H)


  • Trouble Maker (with B2ST's Hyunseung as Troublemaker)
  • Oppa is Just My Style (with PSY)
  • There Is No Tomorrow (Now) (with B2ST's Hyunseung as Troublemaker)
  • 365 Fresh (with PENTAGON's Hui and E'Dawn as Triple H)
  • Retro Future (with PENTAGON's Hui and E'Dawn as Triple H)

Solo Singles:

  • Change (2010)
  • Bubble Pop (2011)
  • Ice Cream (2012)
  • Red (2014)
  • Because I'm The Best (Roll Deep) (2015) (with BTOB's Ilhoon)
  • How's This (2016)
  • Babe (2017)
  • Lip & Hip (2017)

Solo EPs:

  • Bubble Pop (2011)
  • Melting (2012)
  • A Talk (2014)
  • A+ (2015)
  • A'wesome (2016)
  • Following (2017)


Tropes that apply to Hyuna and her music:

  • Bare Your Midriff: Hell yes. Many of her outfits aren't afraid to show off her body this way.
  • Boastful Rap: Common in her songs. Well, she is a rapper.
  • Fanservice:
    • Her solo works are more provocative than her work with in the group. Perhaps the one fanservice-y moment that trumps others is the infamous kiss with Hyunseung at MAMA's 2011.
    • The dances for "Change", "Bubble Pop" and "Ice Cream" are all very provocative.
    • During one now viral performance of Red, she took off her shirt and danced the rest of the song in her bra.
  • Good Bad Girl: Although famous for her provocative dances and suggestive songs, in interviews and TV appearances, she's a sweet, goofy and polite person.
  • Gratuitous English: There are some English phrases throughout her songs, such as "Ice cream, ice cream / I'll melt you down like ice cream" in "Ice Cream" and "I got fancy lip and hip" in "Lip & Hip."
  • Hotter and Sexier: "Bubble Pop", especially after it got banned from the airwaves due to Hyuna's provocative dancing and outfits. It's more provocative than her previous songs and what 4Minute normally did.
  • K-Pop: One of the frontrunners.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Hands down. Everything about her practically oozes with Fanservice.
  • Mood Whiplash:
    • Her EP "Melting" is this. First off you have "Don't Fall Apart" where you have Hyuna literally sounding off on the haters.
    • Both "Ice Cream" and "Very Hot", which is the only song she wrote, are typical hip-hop songs that literally have Hyuna talking about her sexiness, although "Ice Cream" is a more hilarious take at this.
    • "To my Boyfriend" is a soothing tear jerker that talks about her future man. The one song that is completely different is "Unripe Apple", which is a cutesy song about a girl trying to keep her virginity.
    • Then there's "Change" and "Bubble Pop" which are two entirely different singles. "Change" shows her badass side whilst "Bubble Pop" is more fun and light-hearted.
  • Panty Shot: In "Bubble Pop."
  • Pretty in Mink: She wore a fur cape in the "Trouble Maker" music video.
  • She's Got Legs: Does she ever!
  • Shout-Out: The music video for "Bubble Pop!" has a shout-out to Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love." Hyuna's even wearing the same Iconic Outfit and doing an Unflinching Walk just like the Queen B.
    • The "Red" music video has multiple references to modern-era Miley Cyrus, including a wild house party and gorilla stuffed animal riding a giant disco ball.
  • Stripperiffic: A lot of her stage and video outfits.
  • Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: "Lip & Hip" is a song about seducing someone using lips and hips, but the music video for the song emphasizes the "hip" part way more.
  • Three Minutes of Writhing: "Bubble Pop" and "Ice Cream". About 15 seconds of writhing in "Gangnam Style." Her role in "Oppa Is Just My Style" is this, in contrast to PSY's... energetic dance movements.
  • Women Drivers: Near the start of the video for Ice Cream she runs down a clown with an ice cream van, nobody cares, including the cops standing nearby.

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