Lee Chae Yeon (Korean: 이채연; Japanese: イチェヨン; or simply Chaeyeon) is a South Korean singer currently under WM Entertainment and Off The Record Entertainment. She is the main dancer of the project girl group IZ*ONE.


2013-2014: K-Pop Star 3

Lee Chae Yeon first began her career as an idol after making an appearance as a contestant on the reality television competition show K-pop Star 3 on November 24, 2013, along with her younger sister, Lee Chae Ryoung. Both sisters were eliminated from the competition show, but joined JYP Entertainment as trainees.[2]


Having trained for a little over a year as an idol, on May 5, 2015, Chae Yeon along with her sister joined JYP Entertainment's girl group reality competition television series, SIXTEEN, that created the nation-wide famous girl group, TWICE. However, she was eliminated in episode 3 and hence did not debut. Sometime after this Chae Yeon left JYP Entertainment and joined WM Entertainment.[3]

2018: Produce 48 and IZ*ONE

Three years later, on May 11, 2018, she was revealed to be contestant on Produce 48 as a trainee representing WM Entertainment. On August 30, she finished the competition in 12th place, thus becoming a member of IZ*ONE.[4] The group officially debuted on October 29, 2018 with the mini album Color*IZ and its title track, "La Vie En Rose".


Reality shows

  • K-pop Star 3 (SBS, 2013–2014) - contestant
  • SIXTEEN (Mnet, 2015) - contestant
  • Produce 48 (Mnet, 2018) - contestant

Music video appearances

Producing and writing credits

Year Artist Song Album Type
2019 IZ*ONE "Gokigen Sayonara (Korean Ver.)" Heart*IZ Adapting to Korean


  • Prior to debuting with IZ*ONE, she trained for 4 years and 1 month.[1]
  • Her hobbies are watching dramas and creating choreography.[1]
  • Her specialty is dancing girls hip-hop and in waacking style.[1]
  • Her Produce 48 motto was "Whatever it is, unless you’re crazy, you can achieve it", while her catchphrase was "Survival, let's go! It's Chae Yeon Time!"[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Lee Chae Yeon's Produce 48 Profile
  2. K-pop Star 3: Episodes 2
  3. SIXTEEN: Episode 1-12
  4. Produce 48: Episode 1-12
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