(Last updated October 2018)
Real Name: Son Seungwan (손승완)
Birthday: February 21, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Pisces (Western), Dog (Eastern)
Blood Type: O
From: Seongbuk-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Wendy moved to Canada when she was five years old, and she went elementary school and high school there. She also went to school in the United States (Minnesota) for a time.
Position: Main Vocal
Official Color in Red Velvet: Blue
Other Activities Outside of Red Velvet:
- March: “Spring Love” with Eric Nam
* December: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” cover
- December: “Sound of Your Heart” – collaboration with Seulgi, Super Junior’s Yesung, SNSD’s Sunny, f(x)’s Luna, and NCT’s Taeil and Doyoung
- October: “Doll” with Seulgi and Kangta (remake of Kangta’s song)
- December: “The Little Match Girl” with Baek A Yeon. The music video features NCT’s Jaehyun.
2018: “Written in the Stars” with John Legend
OTHER SOLO RELEASES:
2015: Participated in charity single “One Dream One Korea”
2016: Featured in the English version of Ricky Martin’s “Vente Pa Ca” (English version)
2017: Sang the Korean version of “My Time” for Elena of Avalor on South Korea’s Disney Channel
FEATURED ARTISTS AND COLLABORATIONS
2018: Featured on Yang Da Il’s “One Summer”
2014: “Because I Love You” (Mimi)
2015: “Return” with Yuk Jidam for (Who are You: School 2015), “Let You Know” (D-Day)
2016:”Don’t Push Me” with Seulgi (Uncontrollably Fond)
2017: “I Can Only see You” with Seulgi (Hwarang: The Beginning)
2018: “Goodbye” (The Beauty Inside)
SPECIAL STAGES AND COLLABORATIONS
2018: Music Bank – performed “Spring Love” with Eric Name for the first time.
NOTABLE VARIETY SHOW APPEARANCES:
2015: 100 People, 100 Songs on JTBC (Episode 31 w/Seulgi) / A show where the audience of 100 people each has a song. Contestants choose an audience member and must finish the song he/she starts singing from memory. (I couldn’t find the actual episode, so the link is an article)
- MBC’s King of Mask Singer (Episode 43) / A singing competition similar to The Voice. Contestants perform wearing elaborate masks and costumes to disguise their identity.
- MBC’s Duet Song Festival (Episode 6) / A singing competition where professional singers appear and do a duet with a partner. (I couldn’t find the full episode, so I put her performance below)
*Trick & True (KBS)/ A show with a panel of celebrities. Guests perform different acts, and the panel must decide if it’s a magic trick or science. Wendy appeared in all episodes – 1-4 with Irene and the rest with Joy. (Only episodes 1 and 2 are currently available with English subs on Youtube)
- Abnormal Summit (JTBC) Episode 131 / A panel of foreigners living in Korea who have round-table discussions with guests on various topics and Korean culture. Appeared with Seulgi.
- Host of KBS World Magazine K-Rush (Episodes 1-4) / An English speaking program that shows different trending topics in Korean entertainment (mostly K-pop, but also K-Drama) and invites idols to promote their recent releases.
- Master Key (SBS), Episode 5 / A variety show where guests compete in teams to discover who has a special key.
- Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook (KBS) / A talk show where idols talk with MC Yoo Hee Yeol and perform their latest song. Appeared with Eric Nam and performed “Spring Love” as well as some of their favorite love songs.
- Busted! (Netflix), Episode 6 / A variety show produced by the Running Man team where a fixed cast role plays as detectives and attempts to solve mysteries. Wendy appeared as a special guest as part of a rival detective team.
*Battle Trip (KBS), Episodes 101 and 103 / A travel variety show. Two teams of celebrities travel to a specific destination based on a theme. They then present footage of their journey to an audience, filled with travel tips and information. The audience then votes on which team had the more entertaining trip. Wendy went to Vienna with Seulgi.
SOURCES: YouTube*, SM Entertainment, Wikipedia, Red Velvet Wiki, Red Velvet Updates, KSHOWONLINE, JTBC, KBS, MBC, Netflix, SBS, tvN, VEMx
*Busted! preview uploaded by user Runs Velvet.