Hwangbo first debuted in 1999 as the rapper for the group Bros. She then joined Chakra alongside Eeni, Eun, and Jeong Ryeo-won in 2000. The group released 4 albums, with the last one (Tomato) being released in 2003. Although they contributed to soundtrack albums, the group eventually split up the following year.
Hwangbo then frequented various variety shows, including being a regular on SBS's X-Man and Love Letter. She cultivated an image of being a tomboy, due to her strong mannerisms and straightforwardness. A solo album was rumored to be released for some time; however, Hwangbo did not release an album until 2007 with Lady in Black. The album marked an image change, as the first single ("눈물도 미안해서", "Even My Tears are Sorry") was a ballad.
Hwangbo joined the MBC reality show We Got Married
, debuting on May 11, 2008. She was paired up with SS501
leader Kim Hyun Joong
, who is 6 years her junior. Due to scheduling conflicts, Kim Hyun Joong and Hwangbo made their official exit the show on December 14, 2008. Having gained high popularity through their fictional marriage, they won MBC's Best Couple Award on December 28, 2008.
In 2009, Hwang Bo has remained active on television, becoming one of 6 MCs on Infinity Girls, an all-female version of Infinite Challenge, airing on MBC Every1. The show was eventually revamped in November 2009, with the original cast leaving, including Hwangbo and replaced by all new members.She was also featured in Olive's Channel new show Living Beauty
She has also continued her modeling work, appearing as the model for the Labelle 2009 S/S online fashion catalog, and participating in Seoul Fashion week as one of the models for Korean designer Imseonoc.
On August 18, 2009 Hwang Bo released her newest single "R2song / Arisong" in South Korea, which was first released in the UK. The song ranked #1 on JunoDownload's singles charts on the day of its release, featuring a mix by producer Postino.
Lady in Black, March 3, 2007
Gift For Him, single, July 3, 2008
Sang Sang (With Moohan Girls/Infinity Girls), single, November 13. 2008
Can't Believe the Words, single, April 20, 2009
Arisong, August 18, 2009
2002 - Emergency Act 19
2003 - Love of South and North