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AleXa (알렉사; formerly as Alex Christine) is an American dancer, singer and songwriter under ZB Label.

She made her solo debut on October 21, 2019 with the single "Bomb".

Career

2016–2017: Rising Legends Season 1 and 2

In 2016, she participated in audition competition program Rising Legends, presented by Soompi and JYP Entertainment. She won under the dancers category and received a one-on-one audition with JYPE.

In 2017, she participated in Rising Legends: Season 2, eventually becoming the event's grand prize winner which included a five-day trip to Seoul and a chance to audition for Cube Entertainment.[2] A Viki original series titled Legendary: Making of a K-Pop Star which follows her journey to South Korea for the K-pop experience premiered on January 11, 2018.[3]

2018–2019: Produce 48 and solo debut

In May 2018, she participated in Produce 48, representing ZB Label (a subsidiary under Zanybros).[4] She was eliminated in episode 5 and finished in 82nd place.

On October 1, 2019, Alex (now going under the name AleXa) released a teaser video on her Instagram for her then upcoming solo debut.[5] She officially made her solo debut on October 21, 2019 with the digital single album "Bomb".

2020: Fandom name, Do Or Die, "Villain", "Rule The World", Decoherence

She announced that her fandom will be called A.I Trooper on January 16, 2020.[1]

On February 21, ZB Label revealed that Alexa was currently preparing for her first comeback in March.[6] On February 25, she released the music video for the pre-release track "A.I. Trooper". The single "Do Or Die" was released on March 6.[7]

On March 3, it was reported that AleXa had signed with talent agency ICM Partners for her U.S activities.[8]

Her first EP Do Or Die was released on April 1 and includes her previously released singles and the new track "Kitty Run". The EP was distributed worldwide through Avex Entertainment Inc..[9]

On September 4, AleXa and German producer TheFatRat released the collaboration single "Rule The World".

On October 9, a teaser video was released, revealing her comeback logo.[10]. The following day, her comeback date was confirmed to be on October 21[11] with the mini album Decoherence, which includes her pre-release single "Villain".

2021: "Never Let You Go", "Is It On", and "Reviver"

On January 14, AleXa released the ballad single "Never Let You Go."[12]

On May 21, she and Kuwaiti-Saudi singer Bader AlShuaibi released the collaboration single "Is It On" as part of Spotify's RADAR Korea and RADAR MENA programmes.[13]

On July 1, she released her first single album, "Reviver", with "Xtra" serving as the single's title track.

2022: "Tattoo" and American Song Contest

On January 6, she released the special single "Tattoo."

On March 3, it was announced that AleXa would be participating on NBC's music reality competition show American Song Contest, representing her home state of Oklahoma with the song "Wonderland".[14][15] During the show, she passed the qualifying and semi-finals rounds. On the finale episode, she was crowned as the winner of the contest.[16]

Personal life

Education

She is a graduated student of Jenks High School and had attended Tulsa Community College.[17]

Discography

Korean

EPs

Single albums

Special singles

Digital singles

Collaborations

OSTs

English

Digital singles

Collaborations


Filmography

Films

  • Urban Myths (2022)[18]

Documentaries

  • Legendary: Making of a K-Pop Star (Viki, 2018)

Reality shows

Variety shows

  • Trip? Trap! (YouTube, 2020)

Music video appearances

Awards and nominations

Year Recipient Award Won
Asia Artist Awards
2021 AleXa AAA Potential (Singer) Won[19]

Trivia

  • Her mother is from Korean descent and her father, American-Russian descent.[17]
  • She was a cheerleader in high school.[20]

Gallery

Main article: AleXa/Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Soompi: AleXa Reveals Fan Club Name
  2. Soompi: Presenting The Next Global K-Pop Sensation: Here Are The Winners Of “Rising Legends: Season 2”
  3. Soompi: “LEGENDARY: Making Of A K-Pop Star” Starring Alex Christine Is Finally Here, Featuring JRE, f(x)’s Amber, And More
  4. Soompi: Soompi’s “Rising Legends” Winner Alex Christine Revealed As “Produce 48” Contestant
  5. Soompi: Alex Christine Of “Produce 48” And Soompi's “Rising Legends” Announces Debut As AleXa With Teaser
  6. Soompi: AleXa's Agency Announces Comeback Plans
  7. Officially KMusic: ALEXA shows off intense girl crush side in ‘A.I Trooper’ comeback trailer!
  8. Soompi: AleXa Signs With ICM Partners And Aims For U.S. Market As Singer, Actress, And More
  9. @ZB_LABEL on Twitter (March 5, 2020)
  10. YouTube: AleXa - Comeback Logo Reveal
  11. @AleXa_ZB on Twitter (October 10, 2020)
  12. Soompi: Watch: AleXa Emotionally Sings “Never Let You Go” In MV For New Ballad Single
  13. Bandwagon: AleXa collaborates with Arabic pop star Bader AlShuaibi on new single, 'Is It On' – watch
  14. Allkpop: AleXa to represent her home state of Oklahoma for NBC's upcoming music competition show 'American Song Contest'
  15. Billboard: AleXa Is Repping for K-Pop and Oklahoma In ‘American Song Contest’
  16. The Oklahoman: Oklahoma K-pop star AleXa wins 'American Song Contest'
  17. 17.0 17.1 TulsaPeople: Alex Christine Is On Her Way to K-Pop Fame
  18. Soompi: Golden Child’s Jaehyun, Lovelyz’s Jisoo, WJSN’s Exy And SeolA, Oh My Girl’s Arin, And More Introduce Their Roles In Horror Film “Urban Myths”
  19. Soompi: Winners Of The 2021 Asia Artist Awards
  20. American Song Contest episode 1

Official links

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