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Soyeon (Korean: 소연; Japanese: ソヨン) is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer under Cube Entertainment. She is the leader and main rapper of the girl group (G)I-DLE.

As a soloist, she goes by her full name Jeon Soyeon. She made her solo debut on November 5, 2017 with the single "Jelly".

Career

2016: Produce 101, Unpretty Rapstar

In January 2016, Soyeon became a contestant on the survival show Produce 101, where she represented Cube Entertainment. She ranked 20th place in the final episode, thus being unable to debut with I.O.I.[1]

In July, she became a contestant on the rap survival show Unpretty Rapstar Season 3. She finished the series as the second runner-up.[2]

On December 29, Soyeon signed an artist contract with Cube Entertainment.[3]

2017: Solo debut with "Jelly"

Soyeon made her solo debut on November 5, 2017 with her first digital single "Jelly".

2018: "Idle Song", debut with (G)I-DLE

On January 11, 2018, Cube Entertainment announced Soyeon would be re-debuting as the leader of (G)I-DLE.[4] A month later, on February 28, she released her second digital single, "Idle Song". Then, on April 12, she was officially revealed as the fifth member of (G)I-DLE.[5] The group officially debuted on May 2 with the release of their first mini album I Am.

2021: Solo comeback with Windy, first win

On May 21, Cube Entertainment confirmed that Soyeon was preparing for a solo comeback sometime in June.[6] It would be her first comeback in three years. On June 17, it was announced that Soyeon would be returning with her first mini album Windy on July 5. On July 13, she received her first music show win as a solo artist on The Show for her album's title track "Beam Beam".[7] She won a second time on July 29 at MCountdown.[8]

It was announced, on October 21, that Soyeon would be one of the four mentors of MBC reality survival show My Teenage Girl.[9] In an interview in November, she revealed that the reason she wanted to participate is that she herself has participated in multiple survival shows, so she can understand the contestants' hardships and share the tips she's learned now that she has debuted as an idol.[10] Once the first episode was broadcast on November 28, Soyeon went viral as people were impressed with her honesty: she criticized the way people had voted for what she called the "worst performance" of the day and asked people to vote responsibly by priorizing the trainees' talents.[11]

Discography

Mini albums

Digital singles

Collaborations

Features

Other releases

  • "The Loveless (애정결핍)" (2019)

Filmography

Reality shows

Producing and writing credits

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[12]
Artist Song Album Type
2016
Jeon Soyeon "She's Coming" Unpretty Rapstar 3 Writing
"Scary"
"Children's Day"
"Smile"
2017
Jeon Soyeon "Jelly" "Jelly" Writing
Producing
JBJ "Say My Name" True Colors Writing
2018
Jeon Soyeon "Idle Song" "Idle Song" Writing
Producing
(G)I-DLE "Latata" I Am
"$$$" Writing
"Maze"
"Don't Text Me"
"What's in Your House?"
"Hann (Alone)" "Hann (Alone)" Writing
Producing
Chung Ha, Seulgi, SinB & Herself "Wow Thing" "Wow Thing" Writing
United Cube "Mermaid" One Writing
"Young & One"
2019
Lee Minhyuk "Hang Out" Hutazone Writing
CLC "No" No.1 Writing
Producing
(G)I-DLE "Help Me" Her Private Life OST
"Senorita" I Made Writing
Producing
"What's Your Name"
"Put It Straight"
"Give Me Your"
"Blow Your Mind" Writing
Key "I Wanna Be" I Wanna Be
Soyeon "The Loveless" N/A Writing
Composing
Arranging[13]
(G)I-DLE "Uh-Oh" "Uh-Oh" Writing
Producing
"Put It Straight (Nightmare Version)" Queendom 'Box of Pandora' Part. 1 Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Lion" Queendom 'Final Comeback'
I Trust
2020
(G)I-DLE "Oh My God" I Trust Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Luv U"
"Maybe" Writing
Composing
HYO "Dessert" "Dessert" Writting
Composing
(G)I-DLE "Dumdi Dumdi" "Dumdi Dumdi" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"I'm The Trend" Writing
"Tung-Tung (Empty)" "Oh My God" Writing
Kim Nam Joo "Bird" "Bird" Writing
Composing
2021
(G)I-DLE "Hann (Alone in winter)" I Burn Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Hwaa"
"Moon" Writing
"Where Is Love" Writing, composing
"Lost" Writing
"Dahlia"
"Hwaa (English Ver.)" "Hwaa" Writing
Composing
"Hwaa (Chinese Ver.)"
"Hwaa (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remix)" "Hwaa (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remix)" Writing
Jeon Soyeon "Beam Beam" Windy Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Weather"
"Quit"
"Psycho" Writing
Composing
"Is This Bad B****** Number?"

Trivia

  • She was born at 5:20 pm.[14]
  • Soyeon was home-schooled as a child.[15]
  • During her childhood, she wanted to become a pirate. After watching Naruto, she wanted to be a ninja.[14]
  • She used to do ballet when she was young.[15]
    • Soyeon decided to quit ballet and pursue a career in music after watching a BIGBANG concert.[14]
  • She attended 20-30 auditions, but failed all of them.[14]
    • Soyeon only became successful in auditions after beginning to rap.[14]
  • Soyeon auditioned for Cube Entertainment by singing G-Dragon's "This Love".[14]
  • She and Hwanwoong of ONEUS were born on the exact same day.

Gallery

Main article: Soyeon ((G)I-DLE)/Gallery

References

Official links

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