Alex (알렉스; also known as Alexandra) is a African-American singer, rapper and actress. She is a former member of the girl group BP RaNia.
As a soloist, she goes by the stage name Alex Reid. She made her American solo debut on August 31, 2012 with the EP Letters to My Ex.
2012: Letters to My Ex
On August 31, she released her debut extended play, Letters to My Ex.
2015–2017: BP RaNia
On November 3, 2015, it was announced that she would be featured in RaNia's "Demonstrate" music video, with the possibility of her becoming a member of the girl group. Later, on November 4, DR Music confirmed Alex as a new member.
In mid-2016, the agency announced that they were working on a sub-unit, consisted of Alex and her fellow-member Hyemi. The sub-unit never debuted, however, they sang the track "No Dab", featured in the groups' fifth mini album Refresh 7th.
On August 15, 2016, she announced that she became the group's new leader.
On August 12, 2017, RaNia released their fifth mini album Refresh 7th and the promotions for the album became controversial after fans noticed that Alex had little to no lines, and that she spent the majority of performances standing off to the side while the other girls danced and sang. Some days later, on August 19, DR Media announced her departure from the group.
Following her departure, she took to Twitter and criticized the company in regards to how she was treated and her departure, saying "People think they can push you around, take advantage of you, manipulate you, violate you then throw you in the trash and walk. Dead wrong".
On December 9, 2017, she announced the upcoming release of "East West", which was intended for the Hex sub-unit (Hyemi & Alex). The single was released on March 19, 2018.
- Letters to My Ex (2012)
- "Body to Body" (2011)
- "Want Me Some U" (2014)
- "Good Shh!" (2016)
- "East West" (2018)
- "Gretchen Wieners" (2018)
- Bobbi Kristina (2017)
- Endurance: Hawaii (Discovery Kids, 2004) - contestant
Music video appearances
- She was the first non-Asian half-African-American member of a Korean idol girl group.
- She can speak fluent English and Korean.
- Her mom is also Swedish and Hungarian.
- ↑ Allkpop: RaNia 'Demonstrate' What They've Got in MV Teaser ft. American Rapper and Possibly New Member?
- ↑ (KR) Xports News: 라니아, 美 흑인 래퍼 알렉산드라 합류 '화려한 이력'
- ↑ Asian Junkie: BP Rania Perform "Beep Beep Beep", Which Has Alex Standing in The Corner
- ↑ BP RANIA on Facebook (August 19, 2017)
- ↑ Allkpop: Alexandra Expresses Criticism Following Her Departure from BP RaNia
- ↑ (KR) Naver: 걸그룹 라니아, 韓 최초로 흑인 멤버 발탁…美 활동 박차
- ↑ (KR) OBS News: (현장영상) 라니아 알렉산드라 "한국 래퍼들과 랩 배틀로 실력 인정받고 싶어"
- ↑ YouTube: Why Did Alex REALLY Leave Rania? The First Non-Asian KPOP Idol #Thetruth