CL (singer)

Chaelin Lee, orLee Chae-rin(born February 26, 1991), better known by her stage nameCL, is a South Korean recording artist.She was born in Seoul , South Korea and spent much of her early life in Japan and France.She trained in JYP Entertainment before joining YG Entertainment , and became a member of the girl group 2NE1 .

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 CL (singer)'s Biography

Early career[edit]

[citation needed]Her first credited appearance in a song was in 2008, with Uhm Jung-hwa 's "DJ," in which she rapped.

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 CL (singer)'s 2NE1

Main article: 2NE1
2NE1 is one of the most successful girl-groups hailing from South Korea and are amongst the few who are internationally acknowledged by critics.

The group then collaborated with label-mates Big Bang for the song " Lollipop " before officially debuting on SBS 'sThe Music Trendon May 17, 2009 where they performed " Fire ". 2NE1 has since released two eponymous extended plays ,2NE1(2009) and2NE1(2011), and two studio albums,To Anyone(2010) andCrush(2014) in addition to several non-album singles. Their first EP spawned the number-one single "I Don't Care", which won them the "Song of the Year" award at the 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards , making them the first rookie group to win a daesung the same year of debut (2 wins). 2NE1 returned with their first full-length albumTo Anyonewith the multiple title tracks " Clap Your Hands ", " Go Away ", and " Can't Nobody " which occupied the top 3 spots on all music charts. The digital sales from the album made them the best-selling girl-group when combined that year.Again, 2NE1 walked away with many top awards, most notably the "Artist of the Year" and "Album of the Year" awards at the MAMA's, where they won 4 awards out of the 6 they were nominated for.

CL in 2013

and was the most downloaded album for that year,ultimately winning them the "Singer of the Year" award at the Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards for the month of (March). They were also honored by Youtube for the album's lead single, and were the only Korean acts featured on the list alongside Bigbang.2NE1’s second albumCrush, CL wrote the lyrics and co-composed the music for the tracks "Crush", "If I Were You", and "Baby I Miss You". She also did the lyrics for her solo track "MTBD", as well as the track "Scream".

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 CL (singer)'s Solo Activities

CL's first solo single, "The Baddest Female", was released on 28 May 2013.On October 15 of 2014, it was announced that CL was planning to debut as a solo artist the following year in the United States, teaming up with Scooter Braun as her manager.

On 21 November 2015, CL premiered her first single "Hello Bitches" via a music video launch on the Noisey website. It is a teaser for her upcoming first EP "Lifted" and the first solo song that's not part of a 2NE1 album. A few of the songs that have been announced for the upcoming EP are "Birthday", "Fallin", "Lifted" or "One" and possibly "Dr. Pepper (feat. Diplo, RiFF RAFF & OG Maco).[citation needed]

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 CL (singer)'s Musical style and influences

and Lil' Kim .

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 CL (singer)'s Discography

For CL's works with 2NE1, see2NE1 discography.

Extended plays[]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales


As lead artist[]

"Please Don't Go"
2009 6 To Anyone
"The Baddest Female" 2013 4 Digital Single
"MTBD (Mental Breakdown)" 2014 11 Crush
"Hello Bitches" 2015 21Lifted

As featured artist[]

"Hot Issue"
(G-Dragonfeaturing CL)
2007 Hot Issue
(Uhm Jung-hwafeaturing CL)
2008 D.I.S.C.O
(YMGA featuringYG Family& DJ Wreckx)
Digital Single
"The Leaders"
(G-Dragonfeaturing CL &Teddy)
2009 38 Heartbreaker
(Darafeaturing CL)
5 To Anyone
"Dirty Vibe"
(SkrillexfeaturingDiplo,G-Dragon, and CL)
2014 19 Recess
(withDiplo,Riff RaffandOG Maco)
2015 Digital Single
(Psyfeaturing CL)
1 40 20 25 6 97 Chiljip Psy-da
"—" denotes recordings which were not released in that country or failed to chart.
    The song was recorded inKorean.
    The song was recorded inEnglish.

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 CL (singer)'s Awards and nominations

2013 MNET 20's Choice Awards 20's Style Award HerselfWon
MNET Asian Music Awards " The Baddest Female "Won
Song of the YearNominated
MYX Philippines Hottest Female Star of 2013HerselfWon
SBS MTV Best of the Best Best Female SoloNominated
2014Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Awards" The Baddest Female "Nominated
Popularity AwardsNominated
YinYueTai V-Chart Awards HerselfWon
Style Icon Awards Top 10 Style IconsNominated

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 CL (singer)'s References

  1. Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 77. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  2. "CL at Naver Music". Naver Music (in Korean). NHN Corp. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  3. Park, Mi-ae (May 22, 2009). "CL, "데모 테이프 들고 무작정 YG 문 노크"" [CL, "knocked on the YG Entertainment door to hand in my demo tape"]. eDaily SPN (in Korean). eDaily. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  4. "Female Big Bang to be Unveiled". KBS Global. March 25, 2009. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  5. "[CL] 1부. 새해 첫 날, 눈물 젖은 자장면 드셔보셨나요?". OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  6. "Uhm Jung Hwa 2008 Mini Album – D.I.S.C.O". Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  7. (Korean) Lee, Hyae-rin. YG "원조 21에게 미안, '여자빅뱅' 이름 2NE1로 교체" (YG "We apologize to original '21' and Have Changed the Name to 2NE1!! Please forgive us!"). Asia Economy. March 30, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
  8. (Korean) Lee, Hyae-rin. YG "원조 21에게 미안, '여자빅뱅' 이름 2NE1로 교체" (YG "We apologize to original '21' and Have Changed the Name to 2NE1!! Please forgive us!"). Asia Economy. March 30, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
  9. "Les charts: 2NE1 discography". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2014-11-23. 
  10. Benjamin, Jeff. "2NE1 Invades America: Behind the Scenes With the K-Pop Phenomenon". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  11. Benjamin, Jeff. "Watch Microsoft Brilliantly Shade Apple With 2NE1's K-Pop Hit in New Ad". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  12. Benjamin, Jeff. "2NE1's 'I Am the Best' Tops World Digital Songs Chart After Big Sales Week". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  13. Hicap, Jonathan. "2NE1′s ‘Crush’ achieves ‘all-kill’ status". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  14. "Gaon Chart reveals that Girls' Generation, 2NE1, and A Pink are the three leading girl groups in terms of sales". Allkpop. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  15. Hicap, Jonathan. "Big Bang, 2NE1 among winners in 2015 YouTube Music Awards". Manilla Bulletin. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  16. Benjamin, Jeff. "K-Pop Superstar CL to Enter America With Scooter Braun", Billboard, 16 October 2014. Accessed 13 October 2015.
  17. "Gaon Chart Search: CL". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  18. "The Baddest Female CL releases her solo debut MV". allkpop. 2013-05-28. 
  19. "2NE1's CL confirmed to make her U.S. debut as a solo artist". allkpop. 2015-07-02.  On 21 November 2015 at 9PM (Korean time), CL will premiere her first single "Hello Bitches" via the released of the Music Video on the Noisey website. This is the first taste of her upcoming first EP "Lifted" and first solo song who's not part of a 2NE1 album. The EP will contain other songs like "Birthday", "Fallin", "Lifted" or "One" and maybe even "Dr. Pepper (feat. Diplo, RiFF RAFF & OG Maco)".
  20. "Member Profile: CL". 2NE1 Japanese Website (in Japanese). YG Entertainment. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  21. Park Yeong-ung (October 13, 2010). ""박봄은 비욘세?"..2NE1이 밝힌 롤모델은?" ["Park Bom and Beyoncé?" Who are 2NE1's role models?]. Star News (in Korean). MoneyToday. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  22. "CL style inspiration for Lil' Kim". The Fashion Law. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  23. "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  24. Peak positions for albums in Taiwan:
  25. オリコンランキング [Oricon Rankings] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  26. "World Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 13, 2016. (subscription required (help)). 
  27. INTERVIEW: Five Things You NEED To Look Out For From Diplo In 2015
  28. Apache Tomcat/7.0.23
  29. CL Won “Top Female Artist (Korean)” Award At The 2014 2nd YinYueTai V-Chart Awards In Beijing (April 15, 2014)

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