jeon so yeon

Soyeon (소연), also known as Jeon So Yeon (전소연), is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer under CUBE Entertainment. She is the leader, main rapper, vocalist and center of South Korean girl group (G)I-DLE.

Early life[]

Soyeon was born on August 26, 1998 at Samsun hospital. When she was still a toddler, she couldn't fit in at the daycare, sánh she ended up being homeschooled. At home page, she enjoyed nhảy and singing, which became a foundation for her music career. She also enjoyed watching anime, and dreamed of becoming a ninja and a pirate after watching Na-ru-to and One Piece. For period of time, she made sure to lớn carry with her ninja weapons that sold from the stationary store. She entered Kuryong Elementary School and started studying ballet. She entered and won numerous ballet competitions in her 3rd year of elementary school, but decided to lớn quit ballet to lớn pursue a music career after seeing Big Bang perform.

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She went 20-30 auditions when she was in elementary school without anyone knowing. She did not pass any of the auditions. She felt that she needed a new change and came to lớn the path of rapping. She gathered the courage to lớn rap at auditions, which earned her calls from several places. She did not accept any of the offers because their directions in music were different from hers. As a result, she let go of her dream of becoming a singer and decided to lớn pick up nhảy again. She became a street dancer, but decided to lớn audition once again after seeing CUBE Entertainment's năm trước audition poster. The audition period in Seoul was over, sánh she went to lớn Incheon to lớn audition and became a trainee.


In January năm 2016, Soyeon appeared as a representative trainee for CUBE Entertainment on the first episode of the girl group survival show, Produce 101. She remained a popular contestant throughout the show, peaking at 10th place on the 5th episode. However she ranked at number trăng tròn on the last episode and failed to lớn become a thành viên of the winning girl group, I.O.I.

In July năm 2016, Soyeon appeared as a contestant in the third season of the rap competition show, Unpretty Rapstar. The show finished with Soyeon as the second runner-up. She also gained three tracks on the show's final compilation album.

On December 29, năm 2016, Soyeon signed an exclusive contract as an artist under CUBE Entertainment. She officially debuted as a solo artist on November 5, 2017 with the digital singles "Jelly" and "Idle Song". It was speculated that Cube Entertainment already had plans of debuting (G)I-DLE at this time, hence the title of the second single.

On January 11, 2018, it was announced that Soyeon would be re-debuting in CUBE Entertainment's new girl group called (G)I-DLE as the group's leader and main rapper.

On August 8, 2018, it was announced that Soyeon will participate in a girl-group collaboration project alongside Red Velvet's Seulgi, Kim Chung-ha and GFriend's SinB, releasing "Wow Thing" on September 28.

On November 3, 2018, Soyeon and Miyeon collaborated with American artists Jaira Burns and Madison Beer to lớn perform "POP/STARS" at the 2018 League of Legends World Championship. This collaboration project, named "K/DA," was formulated by Riot Games in February of the same year. Soyeon plays the role of "Akali" in the group, which is a character in the League of Legends đoạn Clip game. The single release of the tuy vậy "POP/STARS" reached number one on Billboard's World Digital Songs chart.

On November 10 2019, newly formed group "True Damage" debuted with the music đoạn Clip for "GIANTS" released. It was a collaboration between Soyeon, Becky G, Keke Palmer, DUCKWRTH, and Thutmose.

The tuy vậy is a multilingual track performed predominantly in English, with verses in Spanish and Korean. On the same day, the group performed at the 2019 League of Legends World Championship finals in Paris, France. It was Soyeon's second year in a row to lớn perform at the opening ceremony of the World Championship finals. "GIANTS" debuted at number fifteen and nineteen at Billboard's Rap and R&B/Hip hop Digital Songs Sales charts, respectively.

In 2020, Soyeon made her appearance on Mnet new hip-hop inspired TV show "Do You Know Hip Hop". The show features rappers who promoted from the late 1990s-2000s and pioneered the hip-hop genre in Korea and a guest that have an undying enthusiasm for hip-hop. On February 28, she appeared as one of the "young rappers" to lớn collaborate with Double K and Nuck performing "2020 LION remix" for Old & Young collaboration stage.

In April, (G)I-DLE released their third mini album named I trust. All of the songs on the album, including the title track "Oh my god" was written and composed by Soyeon and longtime collaborator Yummy Tone. The tuy vậy was released in two languages - English and Korean. On July 22, Soyeon featured on DJ Hyo's track "DESSERT" with rapper Loopy. The tuy vậy is a jungle pop genre with bouncy beat and catchy moombahton rhythm, clever and memorable hook that uses various synthesizer, claps and whistles with message of wanting a sweet love rather than thở difficult and complex and is expressed with dessert. In an interview with Melon, DJ Hyo revealed the reason she chose Soyeon is because "she is an exceptionally talented person in many ways, sánh I wanted to lớn bởi the collab together with her". Soyeon took part in writing and composing the tuy vậy. In August, Soyeon composed (G)I-DLE's first summer tuy vậy "DUMDi DUMDi" alongside Pop Time, who has produced many of Zico and Block B's hit songs.

On August 27, 2020, Soyeon reprised her role as League of Legends character Akali in "THE BADDEST" and "MORE", on K/DA's ALL OUT EP. Soyeon took part in producing Apink's Namjoo solo debut tuy vậy "Bird", which released on September 7. On December 16, it was confirmed that Soyeon, PENTAGON's Hui, and AB6IX's Lee Dae-hwi would be producing songs for the Top 7 competition on Mnet's audition show "CAP-TEEN".


Mini Albums[]

  • Windy (2021)

Digital Singles[]

  • "Jelly" (2017)
  • "Idle Song" (2018)
  • "Ah-dda, It's Delicious (Shake Shack Korea)" (2022)


  • "Scary (Prod. by KUSH)" (with NADA) (2016)
  • "Wow Thing" (with Chung Ha, SinB, Seulgi) (2018)
  • "New Vision" (with Colde) (2021)
  • "The Ball Is Round" (with Code Kunst, Woo Won Jae) (2022)


  • Lee Minhyuk (HUTA) - "Hang Out" (2019)
  • Key - "I Wanna Be" (2019)
  • HYO - "Dessert" (with Loopy) (2020)
  • RAVI - "Ani" (2021)


  • "Now On, Showtime! OST Part.1" ("Freak Show") (2022)

Other releases[]

  • 35 Girls 5 Concepts ("Don't Matter") (2016)
  • Unpretty Rapstar 3 First Show ("Day Of A Kid" feat. Superbee) (2016)
  • Unpretty Rapstar 3 First Show X SEMI FINAL ("Smile" feat. DAVII) (2016)
  • Street Dance Girls Fighter (SGF) Special ("Fire") (2022)
  • "[Vol. 124] You Hee Yul's Sketchbook With You: 81th Voice 'Sketchbook X Soyeon'" ("NANRINA") (2022)
  • "[Vol. 125] You Hee Yul's Sketchbook With You: 81th Voice 'Sketchbook X Soyeon'" ("A Little Lovin") (2022)

Video Gallery[]



Mini albums Windy
Digital singles "Jelly" • "Idle Song" • "Ah-dda, It's Delicious"
Collaborations "Scary (Prod. by KUSH)" • "Wow Thing" • "New Vision" • "The Ball Is Round"
Features "Hang Out" • "I Wanna Be" • "Dessert" • "Ani"
OSTs "Now On, Showtime! OST Part.1"
Reality shows Produce 48Unpretty Rapstar 3

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Miyeon • Minnie • Soojin • Soyeon • Yuqi • Shuhua
Korean Studio Albums I NEVER DIE
Mini Albums I amI madeI trustI burnI loveI feel
Single Albums DUMDi DUMDi
Digital Singles "HANN (Alone)" • "Uh-Oh" • "LION" • "i'M THE TREND" • "Last Dance (Prod. GroovyRoom)"
Title Tracks "LATATA" • "HANN (Alone)" • "Senorita" • "Uh-Oh" • "LION" • "Oh my god" • "DUMDi DUMDi" • "HWAA" • "TOMBOY" • "Nxde" • "Queencard"
Remixes "HWAA (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remix)" • "TOMBOY (R3HAB Remix)"
Collaborations "ONE" • "Cart" (Miyeon)
Soundtracks "Relay" • "Help Me"
Japanese EP LATATAOh My God
Title Tracks "LATATA (Japanese Ver.)" • "Oh my god (Japanese ver.)"
English EP HEAT
Digital Singles "LATATA (English Ver.)" • "HWAA (English Ver.)"
Remixes "HWAA (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remix)"
Collaborations "POP/STARS" (Miyeon and Soyeon) • "EMPIRE" (Minnie) • "GIANTS" (Soyeon) • "THE BADDEST" (Miyeon and Soyeon)
Chinese Digital Singles "DUMDi DUMDi (Chinese Ver.)" • "HWAA (Chinese Ver.)"
Dance "All That Jazz" • "Brand New" • "FAKE LOVE" • "Fire" • "Hot Issue" • "Light My Body Up" • "Sunny" • "U-Go-Girl"
Vocal "Be Natural" • "Goodbye Sadness,Hello Happiness" • "Gravity" • "Love Scenario" • "Don't cảm biến Me"
Concerts / Tours United Cube ONE (2018) • I-LAND (2020) • Just Me ( )I-DLE (2022)
Shows Queendom • I-TALK • To NEVERLAND • MADE by SOYEON (Soyeon)
Pre-debut Produce 101 (Soyeon) • Unpretty Rapstar 3 (Soyeon)
Related Topics
Agency CUBE Entertainment