EXID(/ˈɛksˈd/; Hangul : 이엑스아이디; short for "ExceedinDreaming"),is a South Korean girl group formed in 2012. The group currently consists of five members: Solji , LE , Hani , Hyelin and Jeonghwa . EXID debuted in February 2012, with the single "Whoz That Girl". Though the album gained some attention, it was not until 2014 that the group unexpectedly gained popularity with the single " Up & Down ", which reached number one on the Gaon Singles Chart four months after release due to a fan-recording of a live performance becoming a viral video .EXID released their second EPAh Yeahin April 2015, to commercial success.They followed this with their first studio albumStreet(2016) and the EPsEclipseandFull Moon(2017).

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 EXID's History

2011–2013: Formation and debut, line-up changes and Dasoni unitedit

EXID was scheduled to debut in January 2012, but their debut was delayed to February when LE sustained a leg injury during rehearsals.On February 3, AB Entertainment announced that EXID would debut with the single "Whoz That Girl".Video teasers featuring the members doing solo performances were subsequently released online.

, and then performed onMusic CoreandInkigayo.Their debut song "Whoz That Girl" peaked at number 36 on the Gaon Singles Chart and ultimately sold 840,000 digital copies.

EXID in October 2013.

.Hippity Hopdebuted at number 13 on the Gaon Albums Chart , selling 1,500 copies. EXID released the digital single " Every Night ", in October. The title track is an alternate version of LE's self-written song "Phone Call", which was recorded in their debut EP."Every Night" debuted at number 43 on the Gaon Singles Chart, selling 105,000 digital copies.

On December 6, EXID won the rookie award at the 20th Korea Culture & Entertainment Awards.

The sub-unit released their debut single "Goodbye" on February 15, with the B-side track "Said So Often".

2014–2015: Breakthrough with "Up & Down", rise in popularity andAh Yeahedit

EXID in December 2014

The Music Trend, andM!Countdown, where they took their first music show win since debut on January 8, 2015.The group won a second award at KBS'Music Bankon January 9,and a third one at SBS'Inkigayoon January 11.

On April 13, the music video for the title song "Ah Yeah", from EXID's second EP, was released.The group won first place with "Ah Yeah" on both April 26 and May 3 episodes of SBS'Inkigayo, as well as the April 29 and May 6 episodes ofShow Champion.

Showtimein July.

"Hot Pink" was nominated for a first place award on various music programs. The group received their first win for "Hot Pink" on November 25 onShow Champion, and their second win on December 6 onInkigayo.

2016: Chinese debut, first studio albumStreet, and announcement of Solji's hiatusedit

EXID on July 17, 2016

and soon after, they won first place on bothInkigayoandThe Showas well.

However, a day later, Banana Culture announced that Solji had been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism , and that she would halt all her activities for the awards season of 2016-17, while the remaining four members continue on.

EXID performed "Night Rather Than Day" in August 2017

2017–present: Promotions as four, EXID Asia Tour 2017 and Japanese debutedit

On the same day of its release, an edited version music video for "Up & Down (Chinese Ver.)"was uploaded to YouTube and the original was removed. Some Chinese fans found EXID's dancing in the ' Forbidden City ' to be inappropriate whilst some thought that it was completely normal.

On March 17, 2017, the four members of EXID excluding Solji performed at the Mexico City Arena as part of the KCON music festival in Mexico, with Hani covering Mexican duo Jesse & Joy 's "Ecos De Amor".

debuted at number four on theBillboardWorld Albums chart , becoming the group's best-charting – and first top-five – album on the chart to date.On April 25, 2017, EXID won first place onThe Showwith "Night Rather Than Day". This was followed by their second win with this song onShow Championthe following day and their third win onThe Showon May 2, 2017.

On November 21, 2017, EXID won first place onThe Showwith "DDD".

EXID performed "DDD" in November 2017

, whose songs would be remasters and remakes of past their songs that weren't title songs.

On April 10, 2018, EXID won first place onThe Showwith "Lady".

as well as their first Japanese tour to be held between 23 and 25 August, with Solji confirming that she will have returned by then.

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 EXID's Members

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 EXID's Discography

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 EXID's Filmography

Reality shows

2016 EXID's Showtime 8 episodes
2018 Made In EXID 25 episodes


2012 Twelve Men in a Year Themselves (episode 8)

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 EXID's Awards and nominations

Since debuting in 2012, EXID has won four various awards and 22 music program awards. On January 8, 2015, the group won their first number-one win onM! Countdowndue to the success of their digital single " Up & Down ," followed by wins onMusic Bank,The Music TrendandThe Show .

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 EXID's References

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