Somi in April 2018
|Birth name||Ennik Somi Douma|
|Also known as||Somi|
|Born||March 9, 2001|
|Revised Romanization||Jeon So-mi|
Ennik Somi Douma (born March 9, 2001), known by her Korean name Jeon So-mi or mononymously as Somi, is a singer based in South Korea, best known for finishing first in Mnet's survival reality program Produce 101 and debuting in former South Korean girl group I.O.I.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Other ventures
- 3 Discography
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Videography
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 Notes
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Jeon Somi was born in March 9, 2001 in Ontario, Canada. She was born to Korean mother, Jeon Sun-hee and Dutch-Canadian father, Matthew Douma. Her family moved to South Korea a year after she was born. Due to her mixed descent, Somi was often bullied during her childhood days.
Somi is a taekwondo third-degree black belt holder but could not gain the fourth-degree like her father due to her age. In 2013, she appeared on the Children's Day Special of KBS2's Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2 as one of the representatives of Midong Elementary School's Taekwondo demonstration team, where she was paired with Park Joon-hyung. In August 2014, she, her mother and her grandmother made a short appearance on the 187th episode of Hello Counselor. She also had a cameo role in the 2014 film Ode to My Father along with her father and sister.
2015–16: Sixteen, Produce 101 and I.O.I
Somi joined JYP Entertainment after auditioning with 2NE1's "Lonely". Soon after, Somi appeared in Got7's "Stop Stop It" music video with other fellow female trainees. In May 2015, Somi participated in reality survival program Sixteen and was pitted against 15 other trainees from JYPE to secure a spot in the company's new girl group, Twice. However, she was eliminated in the final round.
In January 2016, Somi represented JYPE on reality survival program Produce 101. She finished in first place with 858,333 votes and debuted on May 4, with the project girl group I.O.I, which released the extended play Chrysalis under YMC Entertainment. On August 18, it was announced that Somi would be collaborating with I.O.I bandmates Choi Yoo-jung and Kim Chung-ha and DIA's Ki Hui-hyeon for the digital single, "Flower, Wind and You", which was released on the 29th.
2017–present: Solo activities and departure from JYPE
On January 9, 2017, it was confirmed that Somi signed a formal contract with JYPE for solo activities in regards to TV show appearances. Later that month, she joined the second season of variety show Sister's Slam Dunk as the youngest member. I.O.I officially disbanded at the end of January 2017. On February 1, JYPE launched Somi's website and a fan community where she can communicate and interact with fans.
On March 7, singer-songwriter Eric Nam shared the image teaser of his collaboration with Somi through his personal SNS channels. The mid-tempo soft rock single, co-written by Nam, titled "You, Who?" was released on March 9 at 18:00 KST.
In late March 2017, Somi was cast in Idol Drama Operation Team, KBS's web entertainment program featuring female idol singers as scriptwriters and actors. She played a role as a high school student named Bo-ram. Final filming for the show was held on May 9. The seven cast members formed a project girl group called Girls Next Door and released a single as part of the show's soundtrack. The song titled "Deep Blue Eyes", co-written and co-composed by B1A4's Jinyoung, was released on June 14 under Warner Music Korea.
On May 12, Somi debuted with Unnies, the project girl group created through Sister's Slam Dunk. The group released two songs, "Right?" and "Lalala Song". She was credited as a lyricist for the lead single "Right?", as she wrote the rap part of the song.
On August 20, 2018, JYPE released an official statement revealing after mutual agreement, Somi has terminated her contract, thus leaving the label. In the following month, it was reported Somi signed an exclusive contract with YG Entertainment's sub-label The Black Label. On February 25, 2019, The Black Label announced Somi is set to make her debut as a solo artist in May 1, 2019, with lead single produced by Teddy.
In early July 2017, it was announced Somi was selected for her first-ever solo endorsement deal as a campaign model of Coca-Cola's beverage brand, Fanta. In March 2019, it was revealed Somi along-side Seong-wu were selected as advertising models for lifestyle sports brand Beanpole Sports.
|"Flower, Wind and You" (with Hui-hyeon, Yoo-jung & Chungha)||2016||42||Non-album single|
|"You, Who?" (유후) (with Eric Nam)||2017||16||
|"Nov to Feb" (11월부터 2월까지) (with Jun. K)||—||N/A|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
|2014||Ode to My Father||Mak-soon Yoon's eldest daughter|||
|2017||Sister's Slam Dunk Season 2||KBS2||Cast member|
|Idol Drama Operation Team||KBS Joy||[a]|
|2016–17||The Show||SBS MTV||with Woo-shin|||
|2017||26th Seoul Music Awards||KBS N||with Hee-chul & Jae-hoon|||
|2018||Music Bank World Tour: Berlin||KBS2||with Park Bo-gum|
|2016||"White Night" (하얗게 불태웠어)||UP10TION|
|2016||"Yum-Yum"||CJ CheilJedang's Alaska Salmon commercial|
|2017||"You, Who?" (유후)||Collaboration with Eric Nam|
|"Right?" (맞지?)||With Unnies|
|"Deep Blue Eyes"||With Girls Next Door|
Awards and nominations
|2017||Korea First Brand Awards||CF Model||N/A||Won|||
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