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(G)I-DLE's Music Style: A Mix of K-pop, Pop, Trap, Hip Hop, and EDM


Who are (G)I-DLE? A Guide to the K-pop Girl Group




Introduction




If you are a fan of K-pop or just curious about the genre, you might have heard of (G)I-DLE, a five-member girl group under Cube Entertainment. They are one of the most successful and popular groups in the industry, known for their diverse music style, charismatic performances, and self-produced songs. But who are they exactly and what makes them stand out? Here is a brief guide to help you get to know them better.


(G)I-DLE (pronounced as "idle") is a group that debuted on May 2, 2018, with the mini-album I Am and the title track "Latata". Their name means "a group of six different personalities gathering together" and also represents their individuality. The "I" stands for individuality, the hyphen shows that the name has been divided into two parts, and "Dle" (deul) is the plural form of "I" in Korean.




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Since their debut, they have been recognized as one of the most talented and versatile groups in K-pop, winning several awards and nominations, such as Best New Female Artist at the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards, Best Performance at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards, Best Female Group at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards, and Best Dance Performance - Female Group at the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards. They have also achieved commercial success both domestically and internationally, selling over 1.5 million albums worldwide as of June 2021.


Members Profile




(G)I-DLE consists of five members: Miyeon, Minnie, Soyeon, Yuqi, and Shuhua. Each member has her own unique personality, charm, and talent. Here is a brief introduction of each member:


Miyeon




  • Stage Name: Miyeon (미연)



  • Birth Name: Cho Mi Yeon (조미연)



  • Position: Main Vocalist, Visual



  • Birthday: January 31, 1997



  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius



  • Nationality: Korean



  • Representative Animal: Rabbit / Crocodile



  • Representative Color: Black



Miyeon is an only child who was born in Seoul. She was a trainee at YG Entertainment for five years and was supposed to debut with BLACKPINK before leaving the company in mid-2015. She joined Cube Entertainment in 2016 and debuted with (G)I-DLE in 2018. She is an only child who was born in Seoul. She was a trainee at YG Entertainment for five years and was supposed to debut with BLACKPINK before leaving the company in mid-2015. She joined Cube Entertainment in 2016 and debuted with (G)I-DLE in 2018. She has a beautiful voice and a stunning visual that captivates the fans. She is also good at playing the piano and guitar.


(G)I-DLE members profile


(G)I-DLE debut with Latata


(G)I-DLE Soyeon solo artist


(G)I-DLE Miyeon former YG trainee


(G)I-DLE Minnie and Yuqi songwriters


(G)I-DLE Dumdi Dumdi single album


(G)I-DLE Tomboy chart-topping song


(G)I-DLE Nxde platinum certification


(G)I-DLE US Billboard Pop Airplay


(G)I-DLE meaning of name


(G)I-DLE I am FREE-TY world tour


(G)I-DLE Cube Entertainment label


(G)I-DLE U-Cube Japan debut


(G)I-DLE fandom name NEVERLAND


(G)I-DLE official fan colors


(G)I-DLE first full-length album I Never Die


(G)I-DLE Soojin departure from group


(G)I-DLE SM Station X project


(G)I-DLE K/DA collaboration


(G)I-DLE League of Legends group


(G)I-DLE Soyeon Unpretty Rapstar 3


(G)I-DLE Miyeon and Soyeon roommates


(G)I-DLE Minnie Thai nationality


(G)I-DLE Yuqi Chinese nationality


(G)I-DLE Shuhua Taiwanese nationality


(G)I-DLE Soyeon Produce 101 contestant


(G)I-DLE Miyeon BlackPink pre-debut member


(G)I-DLE Minnie G-IDLE TV host


(G)I-DLE Yuqi Keep Running cast member


(G)I-DLE Shuhua Bon Voyage guest star


(G)I-DLE Soyeon CLC No producer


(G)I-DLE Miyeon Akmu Re-bye cover


(G)I-DLE Minnie Wengie Empire featuring artist


(G)I-DLE Yuqi A Page cover song


(G)I-DLE Shuhua Falling Leaves are Beautiful cover dance


(G)I-DLE Soyeon Lion solo song


(G)I-DLE Miyeon For You OST song


(G)I-DLE Minnie Blow Your Mind self-composed song


(G)I-DLE Yuqi Giant solo song


(G)I-DLE Shuhua Light My Fire self-written song


Minnie




  • Stage Name: Minnie (민니/มินนี่)



  • Birth Name: Nicha Yontararak (ณิชา ยนตรรักษ์)



  • Korean Name: Kim Min Hee (김민희)



  • Position: Main Vocalist, Producer



  • Birthday: October 23, 1997



  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio



  • Nationality: Thai



  • Representative Animal: Bear / Deer



  • Representative Color: Purple



Minnie is the oldest member of the group who was born in Bangkok, Thailand. She has two older twin brothers named Mic and Mac. She attended Wattana Wittaya Academy and studied Communication Arts at Bangkok University. She can speak Thai, Korean, and English. She came to Korea in 2015 after passing Cube's audition in Thailand. She is friends with CLC's Sorn and BLACKPINK's Lisa. She loves green tea and shopping. She is known for her unique and soothing voice that can sing various genres. She is also a talented producer who has composed songs for (G)I-DLE and other artists.


Soyeon




  • Stage Name: Soyeon (소연)



  • Birth Name: Jeon So Yeon (전소연)



  • Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Center, Producer



  • Birthday: August 26, 1998



  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo



  • Nationality: Korean



  • Representative Animal: Lion / Fox



  • Representative Color: Pink



Soyeon is the leader and the main rapper of the group who was born in Seongnam, South Korea. She attended Seoul Kuryong Elementary School and was homeschooled as a child. She started doing ballet when she was young but switched to rap after being inspired by Big Bang. She participated in Produce 101 and placed 20th in the final episode. She also joined Unpretty Rapstar 3 and placed 3rd. She debuted as a solo artist in 2017 with her digital single "Jelly" which she wrote, composed, and arranged by herself. She is the main producer of (G)I-DLE who has created most of their songs. She is also part of the virtual groups K/DA and True Damage, collaborating with other artists and League of Legends characters. She is praised for her rap skills, charisma, and leadership. Yuqi




  • Stage Name: Yuqi (우기/于其)



  • Birth Name: Song Yu Qi (宋雨琦)



  • Korean Name: Song Woo Gi (송우기)



  • Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Producer



  • Birthday: September 23, 1999



  • Zodiac Sign: Libra



  • Nationality: Chinese



  • Representative Animal: Owl / Duck



  • Representative Color: Blue



Yuqi is the only Chinese member of the group who was born in Beijing, China. She has a younger brother named Song Ming Qi. She attended Beijing 101 Middle School and Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Shi Yan School. She can speak Mandarin, Korean, and English. She came to Korea in 2016 after passing Cube's audition in China. She is friends with CLC's Elkie and (G)I-DLE's Shuhua. She likes spicy food and playing games. She has a deep and husky voice that contrasts with her cute appearance. She is also a skilled dancer who can perform various styles. She is also a producer who has composed songs for (G)I-DLE and other artists.


Shuhua




  • Stage Name: Shuhua (슈화/薛華)



  • Birth Name: Yeh Shu Hua (葉舒華)



  • Korean Name: Yoo Su Hwa (유수화)



  • Position: Sub Vocalist, Visual



  • Birthday: January 6, 2000



  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn



  • Nationality: Taiwanese



  • Representative Animal: Wolf / Hamster



  • Representative Color: Yellow



Shuhua is the youngest member of the group who was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She has an older sister named Yeh Shu Ping. She attended Taipei Hwa Kang Arts School and studied dance. She can speak Mandarin, Korean, and basic English. She came to Korea in 2016 after being scouted by Cube's staff in Taiwan. She is friends with CLC's Elkie and (G)I-DLE's Yuqi. She likes watching movies and sleeping. She has a natural beauty and a charming personality that attracts the fans. She is also a confident and honest person who does not hesitate to express her opinions.


Music Style and Discography




(G)I-DLE is a group that does not limit themselves to one genre or concept. They are known for their diverse music style that ranges from pop, hip-hop, EDM, R&B, to ballad, rock, reggae, and more. They are also known for their self-produced songs that reflect their own stories and emotions.


Their discography consists of four mini-albums (I Am, I Made, I Trust, I Burn), one single album (Dumdi Dumdi), one digital single (Hann (Alone)), one Japanese mini-album (LATATA -Japanese ver.-), and one English single (LATATA -English ver.-). Some of their main songs are "Latata", "Hann (Alone)", "Senorita", "Uh-Oh", "Lion", "Oh My God", "Dumdi Dumdi", "HWAA", and "Last Dance". They have also released special songs for their fans, such as "For You", "Blow Your Mind", "Put It Straight (Nightmare Version)", "Luv U", and "DAHLIA".


(G)I-DLE is a group that participates in the creation of their music, from writing lyrics, composing melodies, arranging instruments, to producing tracks. The main producer of the group is Soyeon, who has been involved in all of their songs since debut. She is also credited as the co-producer of K/DA's songs "Pop/Stars" and "More". Other members have also contributed to their music, such as Minnie who composed "Blow Your Mind", "For You", and "DAHLIA", Yuqi who composed "Luv U" and "Lost", Soojin who wrote the rap part for "Uh-Oh", Miyeon who wrote the lyrics for "DAHLIA", and Shuhua who wrote the lyrics for "Lost".


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