Jeon So-yeon

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Jeon So-yeon
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Soyeon in June 2018
Background information
Born (1998-08-26) August 26, 1998 (age 20)
South Korea
Genres K-pop
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2016–present
Labels Cube Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised Romanization Jeon So-yeon
McCune–Reischauer Chŏn Soyŏn

Jeon So-yeon (Hangul전소연; born August 26, 1998), better known mononymously as Soyeon, is a South Korean singer and rapper signed to Cube Entertainment. She is the leader of Korean girl group (G)I-dle. She is best known for competing in the television shows Produce 101 and Unpretty Rapstar.


In January 2016, Jeon appeared as a representative trainee for Cube Entertainment on the first season of the girl group survival show, Produce 101.[1] She remained a popular contestant throughout the show's run, peaking at 10th place on the fifth episode.[2] However, she ranked at number 20 on the last episode and failed to become a member of the winning girl group, I.O.I.[3]

In July 2016, Jeon appeared as a contestant in the third season of the rap competition show Unpretty Rapstar.[4] The show finished with Jeon as the second runner-up, gaining three tracks on the show's final compilation album.[5]

On December 29, 2016, Jeon signed an exclusive contract as an artist under Cube Entertainment.[6] She officially debuted on November 5, 2017 with the digital singles "Jelly" and "Idle Song".[7][8]

On January 11, 2018, it was announced that Jeon would be re-debuting in Cube Entertainment's new girl group (G)I-dle as the leader and main rapper.[9][10][11] On August 8, it was announced that Soyeon would participate in a girl group project called Station Young for SM Station’s X 0 alongside Red Velvet’s Seulgi, Kim Chung-ha, and GFriend’s SinB.[12]



Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
As lead artist
"Children's Day" (어린이의 하루)
(featuring Superbee)
2016 N/A Unpretty Rapstar 3
"Smile" (웃어)
(featuring Davii)
"Jelly" 2017 Non-album singles
"Idle Song" (아이들 쏭) 2018
(with Nada)
2016 29 Unpretty Rapstar 3
(with Lee Min-hyuk, Peniel, Jung Il-hoon, Jang Ye-eun, and Wooseok)
2018 N/A ONE
"Wow Thing"[16]
(with Seulgi, SinB, and Chungha)
35 43 Station X 0
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Production credits[edit]

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Year Artist(s) Album Song Lyrics Music Arrangement
Credited Credited Credited
2016 Unpretty Rapstar 3[17][18][19][20] "She's Coming" Yes No No
"Scary" Yes No No
"Children's Day" Yes No No
"Smile" Yes No No
2017 JBJ Fantasy[21] "Say My Name" Yes No No
Jeon So-yeon N/A "Jelly"[22] Yes Yes Yes
2018 "Idle Song"[23] Yes Yes Yes
(G)I-DLE I Am [24] "Latata" Yes Yes Yes
"$$$" Yes No No
"Maze" Yes No No
"Don't Text Me" Yes No No
"What's in Your House?" Yes No No
2018 United Cube ONE "Mermaid"[25] Yes No No
"Young & One"[26] Yes No No
(G)I-DLE N/A "Hann" (한(一))[27] Yes Yes Yes
Seulgi, Soyeon, Chung-ha, SinB Station X 0 "Wow Thing" Yes No No


Year Award Category Result Ref.
Hallyu Hip-hop Culture Awards
Popularity Award Won [28]


  1. ^ Lee, Ji-young (23 January 2016). "[프로듀스101 동영상] CUBE 연습생 '미쳐' vs DSP연습생 'Mr.'". enews24. enews24.
  2. ^ "[프로듀스 101, 5회] 1등 센터 김세정·2위 전소미 3위 최유정…61등까지 엎치락 뒤치락 '함께 울었다'". News Inside. News Inside. 20 February 2016.
  3. ^ Kim, Kwan-myeong (2 April 2016). "역시 어일전, '프로듀스101' 최종 11인 성적표". X Sports News. X Sports News.
  4. ^ Choi, Na-young (4 July 2016). "[단독]'언프리티3', 미료·육지담·하주연·유나킴 등 10인 출연.. MC 양동근". OSEN. Naver.
  5. ^ "언프리티 랩스타 3 컴필레이션" [Unpretty Rapstar 3 Compilation]. Melon (in Korean). LOEN Entertainment. 24 October 2016.
  6. ^ Jeong, Ji-won (29 December 2016). "큐브 측 "전소연과 전속계약, 구체적 데뷔일자 미정"(공식입장)". X Sports News. X Sports News.
  7. ^ Kim, Yeon-ji (27 October 2017). "[단독] '프로듀스 101' 전소연, 11월 솔로가수로 데뷔". Ilgan Sports. Naver.
  8. ^ Choi, Jeong-min (31 October 2017). "'프듀'·'언프리티' 전소연, 11월 5일 솔로로 정식 데뷔". Tenasia.
  9. ^ "[단독] '프듀' 전소연, 걸그룹으로 재데뷔..비투비 여동생그룹 합류" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  10. ^ "[공식입장] 큐브 측 "전소연 걸그룹명은 아이들…상반기 데뷔"". xportsnews. 2018-03-22.
  11. ^ "'전소연 포함' 걸그룹 '(여자)아이들' 상반기 데뷔". nocutnews. 2018-04-05.
  12. ^ "'SM 스테이션영의 프로젝트 걸그룹은 '슬기 X 신비 X 청하 X 소연'?". SportsKhan. 2018-08-08.
  13. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Kpop Hot 100". Billboard Korea (in Korean). Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  15. ^ "2016년 08월 Download Chart".
  16. ^ "'SM스테이션' 다음 주자는 '슬기X신비X소연X청하'다". Retrieved September 17, 2018.
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  20. ^ (in Korean) [4]
  21. ^ (in Korean)[5]
  22. ^ (in Korean)[6]
  23. ^ (in Korean) [7]
  24. ^ "LISTEN: New girl group (G)I-DLE tease debut mini album". SBS PopAsia.
  25. ^ (in Korean)[8]
  26. ^ (in Korean)[9]
  27. ^ (in Korean)[10]
  28. ^ "전소연, 솔로 데뷔 한달 만에 한류 힙합 문화 대상 인기상". Herald Pop (in Korean). 23 November 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.