Korean-American singer and performer Sunny, whose full name is Susan Soonkyu Lee, is based in South Korea. She is best known for being a part of Oh! GG, the second subunit of the K-pop girl group Girls’ Generation.On May 15, 1989, Sunny was born in Orange County, California. She is the youngest of three children, and SM Entertainment’s founder Lee Soo-man is her uncle. In 1998, Sunny enrolled in SM Entertainment’s vocal training program with plans to make her debut in the duo group Sugar. Sunny resumed her studies as a single Artist when the ensemble was abandoned.
BIRTH NAME: Lee Soon-gyu
BIRTH DATE: May 15, 1989
BIRTH PLACE: Orange County, California, United States
Early Life And Career
Sunny was given the English name Susan Soon-kyu Lee after she was born as Lee Soon-kyu in Orange County, California, in the United States.
She has two older sisters, Lee Eun-kyu and Jin-kyu, who also share her birthdate, and a father named Lee Soo-young. Sunny’s uncle is Lee Soo-man, the man who founded SM Entertainment. When Sunny was a baby, her immediate family went to Kuwait. When the Gulf War broke out, they migrated to South Korea, where Sunny grew up. Sunny developed a phobia of loud noises as a result of her brief experience of living during a war. Her father, who played in a band in college, inspired her to pursue a career in singing.
Sunny joined Starlight Entertainment in 1998 and worked as a trainee there for five years before moving on to Starworld. She was supposed to join the Sugar pair female group, but Starworld went bankrupt and couldn’t afford to pay for the group’s debut. After a successful audition for the company and several months of training, Sunny was referred to S.M. Entertainment in 2007 by the singer Ayumi. Sunny adopted her stage name because she thought her birth name sounded like an old woman’s and later that year made her debut as a member of the girl group Girls’ Generation.
Sunny joined the Korean pop girl group Girls Generation as the main vocalist after only a few months of training with SM Entertainment. On August 5, 2007, the group made their debut and quickly rose to fame both in South Korea and abroad.
As a solo performer, Sunny has contributed to a few soundtracks, singing the songs “Your Doll” for the SBS drama Oh! My Lady, “Finally Now” for IPTV’s Story of Wine, and “You Don’t Know About Love” for the SBS drama Working Mom. She sang a duet with Taeyeon on the song SarangInGulYo for the Heading to the Ground soundtrack, and she also sang Motion with the group’s vocal line. Along with Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, Leeteuk, Ryeowook, Sungmin, and Donghae and other group members Seohyun, Sooyoung, Jessica, and Taeyeon, she took part in the S.E.O.U.L. song project. In the song “I Love You, I Love You” from her debut solo mini album, Miryo A.K.A. JoHoney, Brown Eyed Girls’ Miryo featured Sunny.
Sunny and Henry, two other SM Entertainment labelmates, released the single “U&I” on September 15, 2017.
Sunny Quick Facts
She was born in the United States state of California and then relocated to Kuwait. But after the Gulf War, her family returned to South Korea.
Lee Eun-kyu and Lee Jin-kyu are her two older sisters.
Sunny, her two sisters, and I were all born on May 15th, though in separate years, so we all share the same birthday.
The head of SM Entertainment, Lee Soo-Man, is her uncle.
She joined Starlight Entertainment (one of SM Academy) in 1998 and underwent five years of training before joining Sugar, but the group never made their public debut and later broke up.
She joined SM Entertainment as a trainee in 2007 and, after a few months of instruction, made her debut with SNSD.
Soonkyu, DJ Soon, Ssun, Sunny Bunny, and Choi Danshin (the shortest) are some of her nick names.
Her driving test score was 97.5, earning her a license.
“The short duo” was the nickname for Sunny and Taeyeon.
The founder and former CEO of SM Entertainment is Sunny’s father.
Fruit is very dear to Sunny.
Sunny dislikes to consume soy milk.
Sunny is the second-shortest SNSD member, behind Taeyeon.
Sunny has been called the “Queen of Aegyo” by fans.
Sunny often mumbles while she sleeps.
Sunny later stated that her true height is 155 cm (5’1″), not the previously reported 158 cm (5’2″) height.
Sunny is the group member who consumes water most frequently.
When fireworks are set out during live performances, one of the band members always covers Sunny’s ears.
Sunny has a seductive manner of performing the zombie dance.
She can mimic Tiffany’s trademark eye smile.
Because Sunny abhors red bean paste, whenever they eat bungobbang (a sort of bread or cake with red bean in the centre), she only eats the head and the tail and offers the remainder to Taeyeon, who adores red bean paste.
She is terrified of fireworks going off.
She performed in numerous musical theater productions, including “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Catch me if you can” in Korea and Japan.
Sunny and Henry from Super Junior M performed the song “U&I” together.
Her parents, two older sisters, and Lee Soo-man, the creator of SM Entertainment, make up Sunny’s family. The public is not aware of who her parents are. Lee Eun-kyu and Lee Jin-kyu, her older sisters, are 15 and 10 years older than her, respectively. The same day, May 15, is the birthday of all three sisters.When Sunny was a young child, her family moved to Kuwait, but owing to the Gulf War, they soon went back to South Korea. Sunny has a fear of loud noises as a result of her brief time living in a war zone.
Sunny’s family has given her work a lot of support. Her mother is one of her biggest fans, and her father chose her stage name. She is close with her sisters, who frequently assist her with her dancing and music.Sunny is immensely appreciative of her family’s help. She claims that they are the source of her greatest inspiration and that without them, she would not be where she is now.
Sunny Net Worth 2024
In 2024, Sunny’s net worth is predicted to reach about $7 million. Through her work as a singer, actor, and host of variety shows, she has amassed her money. Her K-pop girl group, Girls’ Generation, has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
Additionally, she has appeared in a number of Korean dramas and variety shows. She also has a clothing business and has provided brand endorsements for other companies.