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CL (씨엘) is a South Korean singer, rapper and songwriter under Very Cherry. She is a former member of the girl group 2NE1.

She made her Korean solo debut on May 28, 2013 with the single "The Baddest Female" and her American debut on August 19, 2016 with the single "Lifted".


2008–2009: Debut with 2NE1

In 2008, YG Entertainment announced the debut of a new girl group consisted of CL, Bom, Minzy and Dara. Before their official debut, the group collaborated with BIGBANG in a song titled "Lollipop" for a commercial advertising the LG Lollipop phone, which was released on March 27, 2009.

On May 6, 2009, the group officially debuted with the single "Fire", which was included later in their first mini album 1st Mini Album, which was released on July 8, 2009.

2013–2016: Solo debut, 2NE1's disbandment

On May 28, 2013, CL officially made her Korean solo debut with the digital single "The Baddest Female".[3]

On October 15, 2014, it was announced that she was preparing to make her solo debut in U.S. under Scooter Braun's music record Schoolboy Records.[4] She officially made her American solo debut on August 19, 2016 with the digital single "Lifted".

On November 25, 2016, YG Entertainment announced the group's disbandment. CL, alongside with Dara, remained in the agency as solo artists.[5]

2019: Departure from YG, In The Name Of Love

On November 8, 2019, YG confirmed that CL had left the agency after deciding to not renew her exclusive contract[6]. She later signed with SuneV.

She released her first project album since her departure form YG Entertainment between December 4 and December 17, called In The Name Of Love[7].

2020–2021: "+Hwa+" and Alpha

On October 17, 2020, CL announced that she will comeback on October 29, later revealed it would be a single titled "+Hwa+".[8]. On October 28, 2020, CL performed her single on The Late Late Show with James Corden and announced she would be releasing her first solo album, Alpha, on November 30.[9] On November 16, 2020, CL announced that her album would be postponed until early 2021.[10]

On August 13, 2021, it was announced that the album would be released in October, along with two pre-release singles. The first pre-release single "Spicy" was released on August 24.[11] The second pre-release single "Lover Like Me" was released on September 29.[12] The album's release date was later revealed to be October 20.[13]



Studio albums

Project albums

Digital singles


  • "Please Don't Go" (with Minzy) (2009)



Digital singles


  • "Doctor Pepper" (with Diplo, Riff Raff and OG Maco) (2015)


  • Skrillex - "Dirty Vibe" (with Diplo and G-Dragon) (2014)
  • Lil Yachty - "Surrender" (2017)
  • Black Eyed Peas - "Dopeness" (2018)
  • PKCZ - "Cut It Up" (with Afrojack) (2019)


  • My Little Pony Movie OST ("No Better Feelin'") (2017)


Concerts participation

  • Waterbomb Festival Seoul (2022)



Reality shows


Main article: CL/Gallery


Official links