Fei (singer)

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Fei
Wang Feifei at 2014 K-Pop Awards red carpet.jpg
Fei in July 2014
BornWang Feifei
(1987-04-27) April 27, 1987 (age 31)
Haikou, Hainan, China
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
  • entertainer
Musical career
GenresK-pop
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2010–present
LabelsJYP Entertainment
Associated acts
Chinese name
Chinese王霏霏
Hanyu PinyinWáng Fēifēi
Korean name
Hangul왕페이페이

Wang Feifei (Chinese: 王霏霏; born April 27, 1987),[1] known professionally as Fei, is a Chinese singer, actress and entertainer. She was a member of South Korean girl group Miss A from the group's debut in 2010 until its disbandment in 2017.[2]

Early life and education

Fei was born Wang Feifei on April 27, 1987 in Haikou, Hainan, China. She studied dance at a school in Guangzhou.[1][3] She later attended Seoul Institute of the Arts, alongside Miss A member Jia.[4]

Prior to debuting in South Korea, Fei appeared on the Zhejiang TV audition program, The More She Dances the Prettier She Is (越跳越美丽). She was a member of the project group, Sisters, the Chinese version of the Wonder Girls, but joined the South Korean girl group Miss A after the Sisters project was cancelled.[3]

Career

Miss A

In March 2010, Fei, with fellow members Jia and Suzy, formed the group Miss A. The trio began promoting in China by releasing the song "Love Again" for Samsung Electronics' Samsung Beat Festival. The group was later joined by a fourth member, Min. The four-piece girl group made their debut in South Korea in July 2010, under the management of JYP Entertainment, with the hit single "Bad Girl Good Girl."[3] Over the next several years, the group released a series of successful albums and singles including, "I Don't Need a Man" and "Hush." After the departure of Jia in May 2016 and Min in November 2017, Miss A disbanded in December 2017.[2]

Solo activities

Fei made her acting debut with cameo appearances in the KBS drama Dream High in 2011 and its sequel in 2012.[citation needed]

In 2013, she appeared on the South Korean variety shows, MasterChef Korea Celebrity and Dancing with the Stars 3, in which she won second place and first place, respectively.[citation needed] She appeared on the Chinese reality show, If You Love, in 2014.[5] That same year, she made a cameo appearance in the SBS drama Temptation,[6] and contributed the song, "One Summer Night," featuring 2AM member Jo Kwon, to the soundtrack.[7]

In 2015, Fei was confirmed to star in the web drama Swan, alongside Nam Gyu-ri and Cho Min Sung. She was also confirmed to star in the Chinese movie, Select Game.[8][9]

Fei made her solo singing debut in 2016 with the single, "Fantasy," which Billboard magazine critics named one of the 20 best K-pop songs of 2016.[10]

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[11]
US
World

[12]
CHN
V Chart

[13]
Korean
"Fantasy" 2016 153 6 Fantasy single album (Korean ver.)
Chinese
"One More Kiss" 2016 11 Fantasy single album (Chinese ver.)
"Will You Won't You" (with Gen Seo) 2018
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[11]
"One Summer Night"
feat. Jo Kwon
2014 49 Temptation OST
"Xin Yu (心雨)" 2018 Cover The Sky OST

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Select Game TBA[9] Lead role

Drama

Year Network Title Role Notes
2011 KBS2 Dream High Flashmob dancer Cameo (Episode 16)
2012 KBS2 Dream High 2 Herself Cameo (Episode 15)
2014 SBS Temptation Jenny Cameo (Episode 1)
2017 Draemong Swan Woo Jeu[8] Web drama; Supporting role
2018 QQLive Cover the Sky Qin Di Fei's first Chinese drama

Variety shows

Year Network Title Notes
As a Judge or MC
2013 O'live O'live Show MC
HBS Amazing Dance Host
As a Contestant
2013 O'live MasterChef Korea Celebrity Contestant
MBC Dancing with the Stars 3 Contestant
2014 CCTV The Great Magician Contestant

Radio shows

Year Network Title Role Notes
2013–2015 MBC C-Radio Idols, True Colors Host with Jia & Super Junior-M's Zhou Mi[14]

Event hosting

Year Event Notes
2015 29th Golden Disc Awards[15] With Kim Sung-Joo and Kim Jong-Kook

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2013
Dancing with the Stars 3
1st Place N/A Won
Master Chef Korea Celebrity
2nd Place Won
2014
Cook King Korea[16]
2nd Place Won
2015
9th SBS Entertainment Awards
Best Teamwork Award Fists of Shaolin Temple Won
2016
China Trends Health Awards
Health Leading Award N/A Won

References

  1. ^ a b "페이 소개" [Fei Profile]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  2. ^ a b Hong, Dam-Young (2017-12-27). "K-pop group Miss A to disband after 7 years: Agency". AsiaOne. The Korea Herald/Asia News Network. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  3. ^ a b c Oh, Mi-jeong (2010-08-15). "무서운 신인 미쓰에이 '2010년 신인상 받고 싶어'". No Cut News (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  4. ^ After School's Nana, Jia & Fei receive scholarships from Seoul Art College, "Allkpop", April 16, 2012.
  5. ^ "Nichkhun, Chansung and Fei to Appear on Chinese Reality Show "If You Love"". Soompi. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  6. ^ "miss A's Fei Lands First Acting Gig in "Temptation"". Soompi. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  7. ^ "miss A's Fei and Jo Kwon sing 'One Summer Night' for 'Temptation' OST | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  8. ^ a b "Fei To Appear In Web Drama 'Swan'". BNTNews UK. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  9. ^ a b "万丰国际-电影宝". z.wfatc.com. Archived from the original on 2015-10-13. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  10. ^ Benjamin, Jeff; Oak, Jessica (2016-12-22). "20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2016: Critic's Picks". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  11. ^ a b "Gaon Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart.
  12. ^ "World Digital Songs". Billboard. (Subscription required (help)).
  13. ^ "China V Chart". Billboard.
  14. ^ "miss A's Fei and Jia along with Super Junior-M's Zhoumi to host new Chinese radio program | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  15. ^ "Things Said by Big Bang′s Taeyang, GOT7, 4minute′s Hyuna, and More on the First Day of ′Golden Disc Awards′". mwave.interest.me. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  16. ^ Ellie (November 27, 2014). "miss A's Fei in "Cook King Korea" and "I Am Legend"". tofupost.com. Retrieved June 13, 2017.

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