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(G)I-DLE ((여자)아이들) is a six-member girl group under Cube Entertainment. They made their debut on May 2, 2018 with their first mini album I Am.

History

2018: Debut with I Am

On March 22, 2018, Cube Entertainment revealed a logo for its upcoming third girl group featuring Jeon Soyeon, a former participant of Produce 101 and Unpretty Rapstar 3, that will debut late April after PENTAGON's comeback with Positive.[1] On April 8 the two first members were revealed, Yuqi and Miyeon through two profile photos on the group's Twitter. [2][3] On April 10, Shuhua and Soojin were revealed and two days later the last members Soyeon and Minnie were revealed.[4][5][6][7] On April 18, Cube Entertainment revealed the group would make their debut on May 2 with the mini-album I Am.[8]

On April 22 and 23, two series of six concept images were revealed. Video teasers of the members were released on April 25 and 26, alongside the album's track list with the title track "Latata" which Soyeon helped in the song's production. Finally on April 29, the preview of the album was released, the day after seven music video teasers were released: one for each member and a group teaser. The group then made their official debut on May 2, 2018 with the release of their mini album and title track.

On May 4, Cube Entertainment revealed that the group will be part of the first United Cube concert in five years. 2018 United Cube - One - will take place at Kintex in Ilsan on June 16 with BTOB, HyunA, CLC, PENTAGON and Yoo Seon Ho.[9]

They take their first ever win with "Latata" on May 22, 2018 at The Show, 20 days after their debut. They are the second fastest group ever to have their first win on a music show after BLACKPINK.[10] They won a total of three times during their promotion.

They made their first pictorial with "1st Look" on June 6.[11] On July 24, they won their first ever award at the Korean Consumer Forum Brand of the Year Awards as the Female Rookie Idol of the Year.[12] They also take part of two more pictorials for August, one with NYLON and one with The Star.[13][14]

Cube Entertainment announced that they will make their first comeback in mid-August.[15][16]

They are set to perform at Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany in a special edition of Music Bank on September 15 alongside EXO, Wanna One, Stray Kids, Taemin, Jeon Somin and Park Bo Gum.[17]

Members

Member Position(s)
Miyeon (미연) Main Vocalist
Minnie (민니) Lead Vocalist
Soojin (수진) Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Soyeon (소연) Leader, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Center
Yuqi (우기) Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Sub-Rapper
Shuhua (슈화) Vocalist, Visual, Maknae

Discography

Mini albums

Digital singles

Collaborations

Features

Concerts

Concert participations

  • 2018 United Cube - One - (2018)

Filmography

Awards and nominations

Year Event Category Result
2018 Korean Consumer Forum Brand of the Year Awards Female Rookie Idol of the Year[12] Won

Music show wins

Year Program Date Song
2018 The Show May 22[10] "Latata"
M Countdown May 24[18]
The Show May 29[19]

Trivia

  • Soyeon was a contestant on Produce 101 and Unpretty Rapstar 3.[20]
  • Soyeon made her solo debut on November 5, 2017 before joining the group.[20]
    • In the music video for "Jelly", we can see a girl wearing a white fox mask. We will later know that the girl was Soojin.[citation needed]
    • In her comeback on February 2018, there is again the same girl in the music video for "Idle Song" and also some clues for (G)I-DLE members (an earth glob with indicators of their birth places and radio fixed on "450" (for April 5, their reveal date).[citation needed]
  • Miyeon is a former YG Entertainment trainee.[citation needed]
  • The group name have some significations:[citation needed]
    • "(G)" (여자) is for "girl" and "Idle" (아이들) for "children".
    • The "I" in "I-DLE" is for the individuality and "DLE" the plural, so the girls have the same personality but their are related.
  • Cube Entertainment was looking for a group name and after Soyeon sent the agency her song for her second digital single "Idle Song" it became the edited group's name "(G)I-DLE".[14]

Gallery

Promotional

Pictorial

SNS

Goodies

References

Official links

Korean
Japanese