• (G)I-dle in October 2022
  • (L–R: Minnie, Miyeon, Soyeon, Yuqi, and Shuhua)
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Years active2018 (2018)–present
Past members
WebsiteOfficial website
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYeoja Aideul
McCune–ReischauerYŏja Aidŭl
Japanese name
Katakanaジー アイドゥル
Revised HepburnJi Aiduru
Kunrei-shikiZi Aidoxuru

(G)I-dle (Korean(여자)아이들; RRYeoja Aideul; stylized in all caps) is a South Korean girl group formed by Cube Entertainment in 2018. The group consists of five members: Miyeon, Minnie, Soyeon, Yuqi, and Shuhua.[2] The group was originally a sextet, until Soojin left the group on August 14, 2021.[3] (G)I-dle debuted on May 2, 2018, with the single "Latata" from their first extended play (EP) I Am. They debuted in Japan under U-Cube[4] with Latata on July 31, 2019. Since their debut, they have been considered one of the most successful South Korean girl groups outside of the "big four"[a] record labels.[5][6]

(G)I-dle are directly involved in the creation of their music; in particular, Soyeon who has written and produced the majority of the group's songs.[7][8] Members Minnie and Yuqi have also co-written and produced numerous album tracks.[9][8] The group rose to domestic fame in 2020 with their single album Dumdi Dumdi, which charted at number two on the Circle Chart, became the second best-selling single album by a girl group of all time.[10] Their next single, "Tomboy", from their first full-length album, I Never Die, topped the Circle charts, remaining at the top of the charts for more than two months.[11] Additionally, the single was certified platinum by the Certification Korea Music Content Association (KMCA), followed by their next single, "Nxde", which also topped the Circle Chart, making (G)I-dle the only artist to have two songs achieve a PAK in 2022.[12] In 2023, they became the first act from an independent label to rank at number 39 on Mediabase Top 40 Radio airplay charts and debuted at number 40 on the US Billboard Pop Airplay chart with a non-English song.[13]

  1. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (July 11, 2023). "88rising and Cube Entertainment Partnership Begins With (G)I-DLE's English Single 'I DO': Exclusive". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 12, 2023. Retrieved July 12, 2023.
  2. ^ "Official Naver profile". Archived from the original on February 22, 2020. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  3. ^ Sng, Suzanne (August 15, 2021). "Soojin to leave (G)I-DLE after five-month hiatus over bullying allegations". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on August 15, 2021. Retrieved August 15, 2021.
  4. ^ "Cube Entertainment, Universal Music Japan establish joint label U Cube". kpopherald. November 23, 2018. Archived from the original on November 23, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  5. ^ 이문원의 쇼비즈워치 (여자)아이들, 글로벌 팬덤형 걸그룹의 미래 [[Lee Moon-won's Showbiz Watch] (G)I-dle, the future of a global fandom-type girl group]. Sports World. Lee Moon-won. April 13, 2020. Archived from the original on October 3, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  6. ^ [불금N] 네이버처럼 나도 '엔터주'에 투자해볼까. TechM. Kim Im-soo. August 15, 2020. Archived from the original on August 15, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  7. ^ Ahn, Byung-gil (December 11, 2022). "전소연 홀릭, 英 'Dazed 100' 후보" [Jeon So-yeon Holic, nominated for UK's 'Dazed 100']. Sports Trend (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 24, 2023. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  8. ^ a b Taylor, Glasby (July 25, 2019). "(G)I-dle Are 'Standing Out' With Their Self-Produced Sound And Defining It On Their Own Terms". MTV. Archived from the original on May 2, 2023. Retrieved May 2, 2023.
  9. ^ Taylor Glasby (September 1, 2020). "(G)I-DLE are a major K-pop girl group writing their own music". i-D. Archived from the original on September 2, 2020. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  10. ^ Lee Joon-Hyun (August 11, 2020). (여자)아이들, 싱글 '덤디덤디' 초동 9만 4천 장 돌파...역대 걸그룹 싱글 2위 [(G)I-dle, 'Dumdi Dumdi' exceeded 94,000 copies in the first week... Girl group single album ranked 2nd]. Korea Economic Daily. Archived from the original on October 3, 2020. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  11. ^ Ha, Su-jeong (May 29, 2022). "'인기가요' 싸이, 출연 안해도 1위x7관왕..세븐틴·강다니엘 컴백 러시 [종합]" ['Inkigayo' Psy, even if he doesn't appear, wins 1st place x 7 crowns...Seventeen and Kang Daniel comeback rush [Comprehensive]]. OSEN (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 27, 2024. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  12. ^ Park, Seung-hyun (October 28, 2022). "(여자)아이들, 음원+음반+MV 조회수까지 올킬…'누드로 이어가는 상승세'" [(G)I-DLE, all-kill from music + album + MV views... 'Rising trend leading to nudity']. AtStyle (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 24, 2023. Retrieved March 24, 2023 – via Naver.
  13. ^ *"K-POP SELF-PRODUCING POWER GIRL GROUP (G)I-DLE CHART ON RADIO TOP 4O". Billboard Korea. January 2, 2023. Archived from the original on January 25, 2023. Retrieved January 20, 2023.

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