This South Korean multinational girl group consists of six members - Miyeon, Minnie, Soojin, Soyeon, Yuqi and Shuhua. After making their debut in 2018, the outfit won several rookie awards at major South Korean year-end music award shows, and are on track to becoming one of K-pop’s biggest girl groups.
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The lead vocalist of (G)I-DLE, Minnie was born in Bangkok and moved to South Korea aged 17 to train at Cube Entertainment. She has a versatile voice, has directed a music video and is a talented whistler.
Chinese K-pop star Yuqi joined (G)I-DLE, who debuted in 2018 and are one of the biggest growing K-pop bands. She speaks three languages, which helps her as the ‘face’ of the group.
Soyeon is the leader of one of K-pop’s more successful up-and-coming girl groups. She writes and produces, and raps, dances and sings and has had a brief solo career. But getting her start in music wasn’t easy.
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