씨엘,이채린/ Lee Chae Rin.

Lee Chae-rin(born February 26, 1991), better known by her stage nameCL, is a South Korean rapper and singer-songwriter .She was born in Seoul , South Korea and spent much of her early life in Japan and France, where she learned English , French and Japanese .She previously trained in JYP Entertainment before joining YG Entertainment . In 2009, she officially debuted as a member of the South Korean girl group 2NE1 , along with label mates Sandara Park , Minzy and Park Bom .

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  • by askkpop  -  April 14, 2015 12:07 AM

    [ASKKPOP] CL comes in at #2 on TIME 100 Reader's Poll!

    2NE1's CL has proven her international popularity once again, and this is even before her official U.S. debut! In this year's TIME 100 Reader's Poll, the talented rapper reached number 2! The diva had been racing ahead in the poll, ranking at #1 earlier. However, she wa…

  • by laplace  -  July 17, 2013 05:14 PM

    CL keeps her promise to give her trackpants to a fan

    CL kept her promise to one of her fans.   2NE1 had been a guest on the July 15 installment of SBS Power FM's 'CulTwoShow', and one of the listeners had asked, "I really want the tiger pants that CL wore in the YG Concert. Where did you buy it?". CL answered, "I think you're a…

  • by asian  -  May 2, 2013 04:08 PM

    Davichi turn into May brides for ‘K-Wave’

    With all the news of celebrity marriages lately,Davichijoined in on the wedding parade by becoming May brides for ‘K-Wave‘.Kang Min KyungandHaeriprove that they’re not only talented singers, but they also make beautiful brides. The duo give brides-to-be this season a vision for the…

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 CL's Biography

Early life and careeredit

CL has mentioned that over several months as a trainee for YG, she would practice until 3-4 in the morning and attend school the next day.

Her first credited appearance in a song was in 2008, with Uhm Jung-hwa 's "DJ," in which she rapped.CL also appeared on YMGA's track "What" as part of the YG Family .


Main article: 2NE1

2NE1 debuted in SBS 'sThe Music Trendon May 17, 2009 where they performed their digital singleFireproduced by Teddy Park of 1TYM. With the release of their self-titled extended play , the group started the promotions of their title trackI Don’t Care. Their mini album hit the no. 3 spot at the Hanteo's "Best-selling Album of 2009" with over 100,000 copies sold.

was released on October 31 for Halloween. The album garnered huge success and 2NE1 won an overall 11 times on various music shows from their promotions.The album went on to sell over 150,000 copies.[citation needed]

In 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".[citation needed]

Solo activitiesedit

In August 2009, CL also collaborated with label-mates G-Dragon of Big Bang and Teddy Park of 1TYM for "The Leaders", which was featured on G-Dragon's first solo album Heartbreaker . It was revealed that CL wrote her own lyrics to the song.

CL then collaborated with fellow member Minzy for "Please Don't Go," which charted at number six by the end of November.

CL had her second solo song, titled "MTBD" on 2NE1's newest album Crush .

In March 2014, CL and G-Dragon both appeared on Skrillex 's song "Dirty Vibe" from his 2014 album Recess.

Musical style and influencesedit

In anEllemagazine interview, she said that she has an alter-ego between CL and Chaerin, with the former as "the baddest female onstage" and the latter as her personality when she is with her family and friends.

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 CL's Discography

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


YearSongPeak positionDigital SalesAlbum
2009 "Please Don't Go"(withMinzy)6To Anyone
2013 "The Baddest Female"4518,856
2014 "MTBD (Mental Breakdown)"11647,690Crush
Featured singles
2007 "Hot Issue"(G-Dragonfeat. CL)Hot Issue
2008 "DJ"(Uhm Jung-hwafeat. CL)D.I.S.C.O
"A Good Man"(BIGBANG)Stand Up
"What"(YMGA feat.YG Family& DJ Wreckx)
2009 "The Leaders"(G-Dragonfeat. CL &Teddy)38Heartbreaker
"Kiss"(Darafeat. CL)5To Anyone
2012 "She's So (Outta Control)"(M-Flofeat.2NE1)-Square One (album)
2013 "Gettin' Dumb"(Will.i.amfeat.2NE1) ( album)
2014 "(Skrillexfeat.Diplo,G-Dragon, and CL)Recess

List of songs written by CL

2008 Made in R.O.K(YMGA) WhatYes G-Dragon, Digital Masta, MastaWu,Teddy,Kush
2009 Heartbreaker(G-Dragon) The Leaders (feat. CL &Teddy)Yes G-Dragon,Teddy Teddy
2013 The Baddest Female - Single The Baddest FemaleYes Teddy Teddy
2014Crush CrushYes Yes Choice37
If I Were YouYes Yes DEE.P
MTBDYes Teddy Teddy
Scream(Korean ver.)Yes Teddy, DEE.P
Baby I Miss YouYes Yes Choice37, Peejay

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 CL's Filmography


  • 2009:Girlfriends(Korean:걸프렌즈) (cameo)

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 CL's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
Mnet 20's Choice Awards
20's Style AwardN/AWon
15th Mnet Asian Music Awards
The Baddest FemaleWon
Song of the YearNominated
MYX Philippines
Hottest Female Star of 2013N/AWon
SBS MTV Best of the Best
Best Female SoloN/ANominated
23rd Seoul Music Awards
Bonsang AwardsThe Baddest FemaleNominated
Popularity AwardsNominated
2nd YinYueTai V-Chart Awards
7th Style Icon Awards
Top 10 Style IconsN/ANominated

Music programsedit


2013 June 9 "The Baddest Female"

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 CL'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. Korea Broadcasting System. March 25, 2009. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  5. "CL&Minzy". YG Entertainment (in Korean). Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  6. "[CL] 1부. 새해 첫 날, 눈물 젖은 자장면 드셔보셨나요?". OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  7. "Uhm Jung Hwa 2008 Mini Album ? D.I.S.C.O". Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  8. "2NE1 9월9일 ‘트리플타이틀’로 출격" (in Korean). Newsen. August 17, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  9. (Korean) Park, Mi Yae (October 23, 2010). "양현석 "2NE1 후속곡..할로윈 공개" 호기심" [Yang Hyun Suk: "2NE1 follow up song on Halloween," sparks public curiosity]. SPN (in Korean). eDaily. Retrieved October 23, 2010. 
  10. "2NE1 후속곡 아파" [2NE1 Follow Up Song It Hurts]. YG Life (in Korean). YG Entertainment. October 30, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010. [dead link]
  11. Gil, Hye-seong (October 17, 2010). "2NE1, '인기가요' 초유 4주연속 1위" [2NE1, 4 unprecedented first place titles on Inkigayo]. Star News (in Korean). MoneyToday. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  12. "Gaon Chart Search: 다라" [Gaon Chart Search: Dara]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  13. "Gaon Chart Search: CL". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  14. "Adidas Originals release rap campaign videos featuring 2NE1′s CL & Kim Jin Pyo". Allkpop. 6Theory Media. March 12, 2012. 
  15. ""Who’s Next?"- CL is, with her first solo single!". allkpop. 2013-05-15. 
  16. "2NE1's CL officially changes title of solo debut song to "The Baddest Female"". allkpop. 2013-05-23. 
  17. "The Baddest Female CL releases her solo debut MV". allkpop. 2013-05-28. 
  18. "[Exclusive] CL Debuts in the U.S. as a Soloist Next Spring… To Be Supported by Scooter Braun". YG-LIFE. 2014-10-16. 
  19. "[Exclusive] Scooter Braun Officially Announces CL’s American Debut". YG-LIFE. 2014-11-01. 
  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 Beyonce?" Who are 2NE1's role models?]. Star News (in Korean). MoneyToday. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  22. Yi, David (2013-03-21). "Meet Jeremy Scott's Muse: K-Pop Star CL". Elle. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  24. "2013 Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.

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 CL's Further reading

  • "[CL] 1부. 새해 첫 날, 눈물 젖은 자장면 드셔보셨나요?" .Naver. 2013-06-13. - interview with CL where she talks about her childhood

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