Let’s Get Up Close and Personal With Suran!
Shin Su-ran or better known under her stage names Elena and Baily Boo, and as of recently mostly known under the stage name Suran, is a popular South Korean R&B singer, record producer, and songwriter who made her debut on July 9th, 2014, with the release of the single “I Got A Feeling.” Last year her name gained increased popularity due to her famous collaboration with one of the members of the boy band BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan), Suga (also known as Agust D).
Profile and Facts of Suran
Name: Shin Su-ran (신수란)
Stage Names: Elena (엘에나), Baily Boo (베일리 슈), and Suran (수란)
Date and Place of Birth: July 15th, 1986, Busan, South Korea
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Genres: R&B, K-pop, Hip-Hop
Years active: 2014 – Present
Labels: Million Market
Daum Café: suranofficial
Facts About Suran!
- Suran has collaborated with many artists including DEAN, Block B‘s Zico, BTS‘s Suga.
- She debuted on July 9th, 2014, in a duet called LODIA with the release of the single “I Got A Feeling.”
- Her first single as a solo artist is “I Feel,” released on December 17th, 2014.
- Suran’s second single “Calling in Love” feat Beenzino was released in 2015.
- She was a computer science major in college.
- BTS’s Suga produced her chart-topping pre-release track “Wine” (in 2016) that has sold over 500,000 digital downloads.
- She started her singing career in her late 20s.
- In 2017, she appeared on MBC’s King of Mask Singer as a contestant named “Skip to the End, Hello.”
- She has sung many drama and movie soundtracks, including the ones for Jealousy Incarnate and Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.
- She won the Best R&B/Soul Award at the 32nd Golden Disc Awards 2018.
- At the 2017 MelOn Music Awards, she won the Best R&B/Soul award for “Wine” and also won the Hot Trend award for her collaboration with BTS’s Suga.
- She was chosen to be a singing coach on MIXNINE.
|“Calling in Love” (feat. Beenzino)||2015||–|
|“Ddang” (땡땡땡) feat. Hwasa||2016||–|
|“Paradise Go” (떠날랏꼬)||–|
|“Winter Bird” (겨울새)||–|
|“2013~Forever” (2013~영원히) with KittiB||2016||Melody To Masterpiece|
|“The Way Home” (집으로) with Im Se-jun, Park Bo-ram & Yu Sung-eu||2016|
|“I Love You, Be Happy” (사랑해 행복해) with KCM & Yu Sung-eun
|“I’m Sorry” (미안합니다) with Jhameel Kim|
|“Wine” (오늘 취하면) prod. Suga feat. Changmo||2017||Walkin’|
|“1+1=0” feat. DEAN|
|“Love Story” (러브스토리) feat. Crush||–|
As a featured artist:
|“Mannequin” (마네퀸) Primary feat. Beenzina & Suran||2015||–|
|“Pride and Prejudice” (오만과 편견) Zico feat. Suran||2015||–|
|“And” (끝) Xitsuh feat Suran||2016||Show Me the Money 5|
|“Beside Me” Code Kunst feat. BewhY, YDG & Suran||2016||–|
|“3AM” (밤에 들어줘) Kinggen feat. Suran & Hanhae||2016||–|
|“No Thnx” Yuk Ji-dam feat. Suran & Dean||2016||Unpretty Rapstar 3|
|“Voice” Tak feat. Suran||2016||–|
|“Love Is a Dog From Hell” (사랑은 지옥에서 온 개) Mad Clown feat. Suran||2016|
|“So Far Away” Agust D feat. Suran||2016||Agust D|
|“ZINZA” (진자) Woo Won-jae feat. YDG, Suran||2017||Show Me the Money 6|
|To Your Dream (너의 꿈에)||2016||Entertainer OST|
|Step Step||2016||Don’t Dare to Dream OST|
|Heartbeat||2017||Strong Girl Boo-soon OST|
|Winter Tree (너의 꿈에)||Innocent Defendant OST|
|Still Breathe||Cross Country OST|
|Cross Country feat. Ha:tfelt and Kim Bo-hyung|
|Water Orchid (수란 (水蘭))||The Emperor: Owner of the Mask OST|
|I’ll Be Fine (뒷모습)||2018||A Korean Odyssey OST|
Awards and Nominations
|19th Mnet Asian Music Awards||2017||Best Vocal Performance – Female||Wine” (오늘 취하면) prod. Suga feat. Changmo||Nominated|
|9th Melon Music Awards||Song of the Year||Nominated|
|Hot Trend Award (with BTS Suga)||Won|
|32nd Golden Disc Awards||2018||Digital Bonsang||Nominated|
|Global Popularity Award||Nominated|
|27th Seoul Music Awards||Bonsang Award||Nominated|
|Hallyu Special Award||Nominated|
|Song of the Year -April||“Wine” (오늘 취하면)
prod. Suga feat. Changmo
Suran and BTS’s Suga Dating Rumor
Suga, one of the members of Bangtan Boys or BTS, recently surprised fans with the news that he has a lover. The news about the special relationship between Suga and Suran originated from the speculations by netizens. The issue surfaced after solo singer Suran uploaded a photo on Instagram. She uploaded a photo of a breakfast dish, namely two cups of bread, a cup of coffee, and egg yolks. She wrote the word yoongi in her photo caption. Apart from being connected by a photo post, they were previously bound and close because of their collaboration on the song titled “Wine.”
In 2017 Suran released her song titled “Wine.” The song was produced by BTS’ Suga and Slow Rabbit. Other than Suran, JUNE, and Changmo also participated in the making of the song. Then, for this song, the two of them won an award for the same category at the Melon Music Awards, namely the “Hot Trend Award.”
Not only that, but rumors about them dating also appeared when she posted photos on Instagram wearing the same yellow long-sleeved shirt Suga had worn. It made netizens think that the long-sleeved shirt was a couple’s shirt. And Suran was also seen uploading it on Instagram Stories and she was playing with a chocolate poodle that people recognized as belonging to Suga.
All these things increased the public’s curiosity and made them believe and think that they are indeed dating. Even more so when Suran admitted that Suga was beside her when she was depressed. Suran also said that it was Suga who extended his hand when she felt under pressure. Actually, they had known each other even before working together on the song “Wine.” Moreover, even after Suga helped Suran out of her depression, she herself said that she wanted to work with Suga.
All the things that Suga had done for Suran were very sweet, so the public speculated that they were indeed lovers.
However, it turned out that the public’s speculations were wrong. Both Suran and Suga, explained clearly that their relationship is strictly professional and their affection and attachment is limited by the boundaries of their work. Additionally, there was the issue with Suran’s Instagram post where she had written the word yoongi, which was a misunderstanding cleared with her explaining the initials “S love S.”
On March 31st, 2018, Suran uploaded a photo on Instagram to clarify the rumors about her dating BTS’s Suga. Suran then explained the meaning behind her Instagram post from March 27th, 2018. She wrote, “Hello, this is Suran. First, I want to express my sincere apologies to anyone I might have accidentally hurt.” She then explained, “I use that sentence to express ‘shining’ as in the word ‘sparkling sparkle.'” So, what she wrote was “sparkling” using the same spelling as BTS’s Suga real name.