Yezi (Fiestar)

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Lee Ye-ji(born August 26, 1994),better known by her stage nameYezi, is a South Korean rapper and singer. She debuted as a member of South Korean girl group Fiestar in 2012. Yezi was a semi-finalist onUnpretty Rapstar 2in 2015, during which she released several singles. Her debut solo maxi single ,Foresight Dream, was released on January 28, 2016.

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 Yezi (Fiestar)'s Early life and career

 ( ko )and Hong Kyung-min .Her parents were originally against her working in the entertainment industry, but changed their minds when they saw how much Yezi was advancing, and she moved to Seoul in her second year of middle school.

After training at LOEN for three years, she debuted in the new girl group Fiestar in August 2012.

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 Yezi (Fiestar)'s Solo career

She then criticized the show's producers in her freestyle rap ,which was edited out and not broadcast. Yezi became popular with viewers after her bold performance of "Crazy Dog" in the third episode.She was eliminated in episode eight, but returned for the semi-final after winning a revival round.

She stated: "Before the show, people were like 'I think I saw her somewhere', but now people recognize me immediately, even if I'm not wearing my performance clothes."Her fans appreciated her "fierce" rapping style and "bad girl" image.

Her debut maxi single ,Foresight Dream, was released on January 28, 2016. It was produced by Rhymer and has four songs, including "Cider", which was promoted on various music shows .Another song, "Sse Sse Sse", features fellow contestants Gilme , KittiB and Ahn Soo-min.

On 23rd December, 2015, Yezi released a promotional single titled "Z-Noid" for the game Counter-Strike Online and also filmed a music video.

On 7th July, 2016, Yezi also featured on the soundtrack for Wanted (South Korean TV series) in a song titled "Shadow" alongside Jung Chae-yeon .On 8th September, she released a single which called "Chase" with singer Babylon. Its Jazz version was released at 12 noon on the same day.

On 24th May, 2017, Yezi's third singleAnck Su Namumwas released at 6 p.m.. This is her first time to be the producer of her album after her debut. She also participated in composing and writing lyrics. Shinsadong Tiger is the co-producer of this album.

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 Yezi (Fiestar)'s Discography

Maxi single

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
Foresight Dream
Track listing
  1. Cider
  2. The Lunar World
  3. Sse Sse Sse (feat.Gilme,KittiB, Ahn Soo-min)
  4. Crazy Dog (feat.San E)
  5. Cider (Inst.)
19
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
"Such a Woman"
(Ziafeaturing Yezi)
2014 After 11 Days
"Don't Stop"
(Unpretty Rapstar 2contestants)
201517Unpretty Rapstar 2 Compilation
"Solo (Remix)"
(featuringJay ParkandLoco)
16
"Listen Up"
(featuringHanhae)
27
"Crazy Dog"
(featuringSan E)
45Foresight Dream
"Cider"201650
"Chase"
(featuring Babylon)
108Non-album single
"Shadow"
(withJung Chae-yeon)
Wanted OST Part 3
"Anck Su Namum" 2017Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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 Yezi (Fiestar)'s References

  1. Kim Ji-yeon (January 18, 2016). "[인터뷰] 예지 "갓예지? 미친개예지로 불러달라"". enews24 (in Korean). Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  2. "피에스타 – My name is 차오루, 예지" [Fiestar – My name is Cao Lu, Yezi]. TenAsia (in Korean). September 19, 2012. Archived from the original on October 22, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  3. Seo Byeong-gi (December 15, 2015). "'언프리티 랩스타2'참가 '피에스타' 예지…"나 자신에 막말…솔직해서 시원하대요"". Herald Business (in Korean). Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  4. Jang Mi-ran (March 9, 2016). "'주간아이돌' 예지 "과거 홍경민 박미경 댄서출신"" ['Weekly Idol' Yezi "In the past, backup dancer for Hong Kyung-min and Park Mi-kyung"]. Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  5. "A Reversal of Six Personalities. Let's play, FIESTAR!". HIM (in Korean). Seoul, South Korea. November 2012 – via Daily Kpop News. 
  6. Lee Min-ji (January 2, 2016). "Yezi Says She Hopes 2016 Will Be Fiestar′s Year". Newsen. CJ E&M. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  7. Gil Hye-jeong (December 7, 2015). "예지 "'언프리티랩스타2', 후회없이 해보고 싶었다"(인터뷰①)" [Yezi, "I wanted to go all out with no regrets in 'Unpretty Rapstar 2'"]. Star News (in Korean). Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  8. Ho, Stewart (August 31, 2012). "[Video] Fiestar Drops Debut MV for 'Vista' Featuring JYJ's Kim Junsu". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  9. Won Ho-jung (September 8, 2015). "'Unpretty Rapstar' presents Vol. 2 with 11 rappers". The Korea Herald. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  10. Jo Eun-mi (October 3, 2015). "'악마의 편집' 셀프 인증한 엠넷 '언프리티 랩스타'" [Mnet acknowledges 'Devil's editing' on 'Unpretty Rapstar']. Insight (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  11. Lee, Madeleine (December 1, 2015). "2015 Was Korean Rap's Breakthrough Year". Noisey. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  12. Yi, Yoonjung (December 4, 2015). "FIESTAR Yezi to Release New Track 'Crazy Dog' Before Official Solo Debut". BNT News. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  13. Kim Yena (December 17, 2015). "[bnt interview] 'Crazy Dog' Yezi, "No Regrets"". BNT News. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  14. "2015년 42주차 Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. October 15, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  15. "2015년 48주차 Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. November 26, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  16. Won Ho-jung (January 29, 2016). "[Album Review] Yezi goes hard on solo debut". The Korea Herald. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  17. "'Unpretty Rapstar' Yezi to drop 'Crazy Dog' featuring SanE". K-Pop Herald. December 9, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  18. Yi, Yoonjung (December 11, 2015). "Fiestar Yezi to Release 'Crazy Dog' Prior to Her Solo Debut!". BNT News. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  19. Lee, JinHo (January 28, 2016). "Super Junior′s Ryeowook and Fiestar′s Yezi to Fly Solo on ′M COUNTDOWN′ Today (1-28)". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  20. "2016년 05주차 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. February 11, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2016. 
  21. "2016년 02월 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. March 2016. p. 2. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 
  22. "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved May 1, 2016. 

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