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2018: I Am, "Hann" and "Pop/Stars"
On March 22, Cube Entertainment published a logo for its third girl group which would debut shortly after PENTAGON's comeback with Positive. The group already comprised Jeon Soyeon, a former contestant of the reality shows Produce 101 and Unpretty Rapstar 3. From April 8 to April 12, the five other members of the group were revealed via social media, starting with Yuqi, followed by Miyeon, Shuhua, Soojin, Soyeon and Minnie respectively. The group officially debuted on May 2, with the release of the mini album I Am and its title track "Latata", which was written by member Soyeon. On May 22, "Latata" gave the group their first win at The Show, exactly 20 days after their debut. They won a total of three times during their promotion.
The group released their first digital single, "Hann (Alone)", on August 16.
Soyeon and Miyeon were the voices of two members of the virtual group K/DA. The group, inspired by K-pop and developed by Riot Games, is composed of four characters from the game League of Legends. Their debut single, "Pop/Stars", was released on November 2. The song hit number 1 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales.
2019: I Made, "Uh-Oh", Japanese debut and Queendom
On February 26, the mini album I Made was released. Once again, Soyeon participated to writing and composing almost all the tracks. The album also featured, for the first time, a song co-written and co-produced by Minnie.
The group made their Japanese debut on July 31, releasing the mini album Latata.
The group participated in the competition show Queendom, which premiered on August 29 and ended on October 31. Through the show, they got to showcase their powerful performances as well as the individual talents of each member. For their final performance, they released the majestic song "Lion". A music video for the song was released on November 4. The group finished Queendom in third place and were grateful of the opportunity to let people know about them. The show helped them draw more attention and interest than they'd expected.
2020: Planned world tour, I Trust, "Dumdi Dumdi"
At midnight KST on January 20, (G)I-DLE posted a teaser photo for "I-Land" throughout their social media. It was revealed on the 23rd through another teaser that the group would be holding their first world tour. On February 28, Cube confirmed that the tour, along with their upcoming album, would be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The group released their third mini album, I Trust, on April 6 with "Oh My God" as the title track. In the album, the title track's English version - the group's first song entirely in English - and "Lion", the song the group released through Queendom, were included. I Trust, in which self-confidence is an important theme, shows the contrast "between [the members'] reality and what society expects from [them]".
On December 8, Cube Entertainment confirmed the group's plans to comeback with a new album sometime in January 2021. On December 28, (G)I-DLE confirmed on their social media that they would release their fourth mini album, I Burn, on January 11, 2021.
2021: I Burn, "Hwaa", Soojin’s Hiatus, "Last Dance" and Soojin's departure
The group released their fourth mini album, I Burn, as well as its title track "Hwaa", on January 11. The album, which tells a story revolving around love, heartbreak and farewell, is thematically and musically connected to their 2018 single "Hann (Alone)". "Hwaa" earned the group ten music show wins.
A remix single titled "Hwaa (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remix)" was released on February 5. Remixed by Belgian DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, it is their first foreign collaboration since debut.
Both Cube Entertainment and Soojin announced on March 4 that she would be temporarily going on hiatus due to bullying allegations. The label declared that, though Soojin had been involved in an extended argument, they couldn't find evidence of bullying nor of violence after contacting teachers and alumni students at the school. The netizen that wrote the allegations also declined to meet with the company. The group started promoting as a five-member group until Soojin's supposed return.
The single "Last Dance (Prod. GroovyRoom)", made in collaboration with the platform UNIVERSE, was released on April 29. Due to Soojin's continued hiatus, it was a release with only five members.
On August 14, 2021, Cube Entertainment released a statement announcing Soojin left (G)I-DLE.
2022: I Never Die, first world tour
On February 17, News1 reported that the group would be making a 5-member comeback in March, and Cube Entertainment confirmed the reports in response. On February 24, they announced their first full-length album I Never Die, which was released on March 14.
On May 12, (G)I-DLE announced the scheduled dates and cities for their long awaited first world tour, 2022 (G)I-DLE World Tour 'Just Me ()I-DLE'.
A remix single titled "Tomboy (R3HAB Remix)" will be released on May 20.
|Miyeon (미연)||Main Vocalist, Visual||2018–present|
|Minnie (민니)||Main Vocalist||2018–present|
|Soyeon (소연)||Leader, Main Rapper, Vocalist, Center||2018–present|
|Yuqi (우기)||Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper, Face of the Group||2018–present|
|Shuhua (슈화)||Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual, Maknae||2018–present|
|Soojin (수진)||Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper||2018–2021|
- 2020 (G)I-DLE World Tour 'I-Land : Who Am I' (2020) (canceled)
- 2022 (G)I-DLE World Tour 'Just Me ()I-DLE' (2022)
- 2018 United Cube - One - (2018)
- Kpop.Flex 2022 (2022)
- I-Talk (2018–present)
- Queendom (Mnet, 2019)
- To Neverland (M2, 2019)
- Secret Folder (1theK Originals, 2020)
- #Hashtalk (Youtube, 2020–present)
- 1st Look (2018)
- 10+star (2018)
- NYLON (2018)
- The Star (2018)
- Zeropay (2019)
- ELLE Korea (2019)
Awards and nominations
- Main article: List of awards and nominations received by (G)I-DLE
- The meaning of the group's name:
- Soyeon was a contestant on Produce 101 and Unpretty Rapstar 3.
- Main article: (G)I-DLE/Gallery