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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.[3]

In July, she became a contestant on the rap survival show Unpretty Rapstar Season 3. She finished the series as the second runner-up.[4]

On December 29, Soyeon signed an artist contract with Cube Entertainment.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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".[9] She won a second time on July 29 at MCountdown.[10]

It was announced, on October 21, that Soyeon would be one of the four mentors of MBC reality survival show My Teenage Girl.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13]

Discography

Mini albums

Digital singles

Collaborations

Features

OSTs

Participation releases

  • "Street Dance Girl Fighter (SGF) Special" ("Fire") (2022)

Other releases

  • "The Loveless (애정결핍)" (2019)

Filmography

Reality shows

Producing and writing credits

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[14]
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[15]
(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?"
2022
(G)I-DLE "Tomboy" "I Never Die" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Never Stop Me (말리지 마)" Writing
Composing
"Villain Dies"
"Already" Writing
"Escape"
"Liar"
My Bag Writing
Composing
"Tomboy (Uncensored Version)" Writing
Composing
Arranging

Trivia

  • Her MBTI personality type is INTP.[16]
  • She was born at 5:20 pm.[17]
  • Soyeon was home-schooled as a child.[18]
  • During her childhood, she wanted to become a pirate. After watching Naruto, she wanted to be a ninja.[17]
  • She used to do ballet when she was young.[18]
    • Soyeon decided to quit ballet and pursue a career in music after watching a BIGBANG concert.[17]
  • She attended 20-30 auditions, but failed all of them.[17]
    • Soyeon only became successful in auditions after beginning to rap.[17]
  • Soyeon auditioned for Cube Entertainment by singing G-Dragon's "This Love".[17]
  • She is a huge fan of the popular boy group 2PM.[19][20]
  • She and Hwanwoong of ONEUS were born on the exact same day.
  • She is currently the shortest girl group leader in K-pop industry (she is 157cm or 5'2″).[21]
  • She has two tattoos: a lotus flower on her shoulder blade and a heartbeat inside her left arm (this tattoo has an important meaning: it means she is an organ donor).[22]
  • She knows how to imitate Bart Simpson (one of the main protagonists of "The Simpsons").[23]

Gallery

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

References

  1. YouTube: GIDLE NEVER DIE!!! 이제 아이들에서 (여자)는 빼줘 | (여자)아이들 | (G)I-DLE | TOMBOY | 아이돌등판 | IDDP | 전소연 미연 민니 우기 슈화
  2. 조선일보: "부끄러워" 전소연, 민낯부터 '44kg' 몸무게까지! 꾸밈없는 일상 공개 ('나혼자산다') (종합)
  3. Produce 101: Episodes 1-11
  4. Unpretty Rapstar Season 3: Episodes 1-10
  5. Xports News: 큐브 측 "전소연과 전속계약, 구체적 데뷔일자 미정"(공식입장)
  6. Xports News: (공식입장) 큐브 측 "전소연 걸그룹명은 아이들…상반기 데뷔"
  7. @G_I_DLE on Twitter (April 12, 2018)
  8. Soompi: (G)I-DLE’s Agency Confirms Jeon Soyeon Is Preparing For Solo Comeback
  9. Soompi: Watch: (G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon Takes 1st-Ever Solo Win With “BEAM BEAM” On “The Show”; Performances By SF9, Minzy, And More
  10. Soompi: Watch: (G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon Takes 2nd Win For “BEAM BEAM” On “M Countdown”; Performances By “Girls Planet 999,” Special Sub-Units, And More
  11. NME: Girls’ Generation’s Yuri, (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon and more to mentor upcoming reality TV show
  12. NME: (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon shares why she joined ‘My Teenage Girl’ as a mentor
  13. Media Entertainment Arts WorldWide: ‘My Teenage Girl’: (G)I-DLE Soyeon goes viral for being stricter than ‘Mentor Lisa’
  14. KOMCA: Searching Works (search 10012941 under Writers & Publishers)
  15. YouTube: 소연(SOYEON) - '애정결핍(The loveless)' Drawing Video
  16. @G_I_DLE on Twitter (March 2, 2022)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 YouTube: (G)I-DLE - My name is Soyeon
  18. 18.0 18.1 Allkpop: Happy Birthday to the Leader of (G)I-DLE, Jeon Soyeon
  19. Koreaboo: (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon Proves She’s A True 2PM Fan Through Signed Album Messages She Gifted The Members
  20. Koreaboo: (G)I-DLE Couldn’t Stop Teasing Soyeon Over The Time She Went Full Fangirl Over 2PM
  21. Koreaboo: Here Are The Shortest To Tallest Leaders In The 23 Most Popular K-Pop Girl Groups
  22. Koreaboo: Here Are All 13 Fourth Generation K-Pop Idols With Tattoos (That We Know About)
  23. Youtube (hello82): (CC) We asked (G)I-DLE to do the most insane interviewㅣOh my godㅣQuestion ParadeㅣQuestion Parade (G)I-DLE

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