Son Seung Wan (born on February 21, 1994), known by her stage name Wendy, is a South Korean singer born in Seoul, South Korea. She is the main vocalist of girl group Red Velvet which debuted in August 2014.


Early lifeEdit

Wendy was born on February 21, 1994 in Seongbuk-dong, Seoul, South Korea.[1] Since she was being surrounded by music since her birth, Wendy developed an interest in becoming a singer when she was only five years old.[2] Wendy is also able to play several instruments, including piano, guitar, flute and saxophone.[3]

At a young age she moved to Canada together with her older sister Son Seung Hee to study. There Wendy lived in Brockville, Ontario[4] before before moving to the U.S. to attend Shattuck-Saint Mary's in Faribault, Minnesota, where she was an honor student and athlete and had earned various awards for academics and music-related activities. While living in both countries, Wendy became fluent in English and also learned to speak French and Spanish.

2012-14: Pre-debut activities as an SM RookieEdit

In 2012, Wendy was accepted as a trainee in S.M. Entertainment after auditioning at the S.M. Global Audition in Canada and was introduced to the public eye as a member of the agencys SM Rookies. As part of the trainee activities she released the song "Because I Love You" for the Mnet drama series Mimi on March 14, 2014.[5]

2014-present: Red Velvet and solo activitiesEdit

See also: Red Velvet

Wendy was revealed as a member of S.M. Entertainments new girl group Red Velvet in summer 2014 alongside fellow SM Rookie member Irene and Seulgi. She debuted in Red Velvet on August 01, 2014 with the single "Happiness".

Wendy returned with a soundtrack single for KBS2s "Who Are You: School 2015", a collaboration with rapper Yuk Jidam, titled "Return" on June 08, 2015. The song debuted at number 31 on the Gaon Chart.[6] On October 16 Wendy released another song titled "Let You Know" for the JTBC drama "D-Day".[7]

In January 2016 she became a panelist on We Got Married, replacing AOAs Choa, and participated in Mask Singer as a contestant under the alias "Space Beauty Maetel".[8][9] Wendy joined the SM Station project with the release of "Spring Love" in March 2016 together with Eric Nam. The song reached position seven on the Gaon Chart.[10] Later that year she became a fixed panelist on the KBS show "Trick and True" with bandmate Irene.[11] At the end of December 2016, Wendy was featured on the english version of Ricky Martins "Vente Pa' Ca".[12]


For Wendy's work with Red Velvet, see Red Velvet Discography.



  • "Vente Pa' Ca" - Ricky Martins ft. Wendy (December 2016)

Original SoundtracksEdit


Television DramaEdit

Year Title Role Network Note
2016 Descendants of the Sun Herself KBS Cameo (Ep 16 with Red Velvet)[13]

Television ShowsEdit

Year Title Network Role Note
2015-16 We Got Married MBC Panelist Ep 15, 18, 28, 29, 31
2016 King of Mask Singer Contestant Ep 43 as "Space Beauty Maetel"[14]
Duet Song Festival Ep 06
2016-present Trick and True KBS Panelist with Irene[15]
2017-present Raid the Convenience Store tvN Host Trial Program / 3 Eps[16]

Awards and nominationsEdit

See also: Red Velvet awards and nominations
Year Award show Award category Nominated work Result
2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Collaboration (with Eric Nam) "Spring Love" Nominated
HotelsCombined Song of the Year


  1. "레드벨벳 웬디 "밥 잘 먹는 사람이 이상형"" (in Korean). The Star. September 26, 2014
  2. Tablo Dreaming Radio (in Korean). MBC. HLKV-FM.
  3. [1]. FY-Wendy. Retrieved January 31, 2017
  4. 유학파다운 자연스러운 영어 대화 "발음 너무 좋아"" (in Korean). News1. Retrived January 31, 2017
  5. "‘Mimi’ Reveals Voice of SM Rookie Wendy in OST". Mwave. March 14, 2014
  6. "2015년 25주차 Digital Chart". Gaon Chart. Retrieved February 01, 2017
  7. "디데이 (JTBC 금토드라마) OST - Part.1 '아나요 (Let You Know)'". Bugs. Retrieved February 01, 2017
  8. "레드벨벳 웬디, '우결' MC 합류…초아는 하차". MyDaily. Retrieved February 01, 2017
  9. "Girl Group Member Revealed to Be Contestant on “King of Mask Singer”". Soompi. Retrieved February 01, 2017
  10. "2016년 11주차 Digital Chart". Gaon Chart. Retrieved February 01, 2017
  11. "Red Velvet's Irene and Wendy will be a part of new KBS show, 'Trick and True!'". allkpop. October 20, 2016
  12. "Red Velvet's Wendy collaborates with Ricky Martin for English version of 'VENTE PA`CA'!". allkpop. December 27, 2016
  13. "Red Velvet Cameos in “Descendants of the Sun” Finale". Soompi. April 14, 2016
  14. "Girl Group Member Revealed to Be Contestant on “King of Mask Singer”". Soompi. Retrieved February 01, 2017
  15. "Red Velvet's Irene and Wendy will be a part of new KBS show, 'Trick and True!'". allkpop. October 20, 2016
  16. "BEAST's Yoon Doo Joon, Red Velvet's Wendy and Lee Soo Geun to team up for 'Raid the Convenience Store' variety show; Wendy to Collaborate with Ricky Martin". Asiastarz. December 24, 2016