LE (rapper)

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LE
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LE in April 2018
Background information
Birth nameAhn Hyo-jin
Also known asElly
Born (1991-12-10) December 10, 1991 (age 27)
Cheonan, South Chungcheong, South Korea[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2012–present
LabelsBanana Culture Entertainment
Associated actsEXID
Korean name
Hangul
안효진
Hanja
Revised RomanizationAn Hyo-jin
McCune–ReischauerAn Hyochin

Ahn Hyo-jin (Hangul: 안효진; born December 10, 1991),[2] professionally known as LE (/ˈɛli/), is a South Korean rapper and songwriter. She has been a member of the K-pop girl group EXID since 2012.[3] She was previously a member of the underground hip hop group, Jiggy Fellaz, performing under the stage name, Elly.[4]

Career[edit]

EXID[edit]

EXID officially debuted on February 16, 2012 with the release of their debut single, "Whoz That Girl".[5]

Solo activities[edit]

In May 2012, LE collaborated with Gavy NJ on their song, "Don't Call Me".[6]

In February 2013, producer Brave Brothers revealed that LE had collaborated with B2ST's Junhyung and Big Star's Feeldog in a project group and would be releasing a single on February 21, 2013. A teaser was released on February with a "19+" rating, which was previously acknowledged in the single cover, "19+ Profanity Included – Absurd", and on February 20, Brave Brothers released LE's version of the "You Got Some Nerve" MV teaser.[7]

A "15+" version of the song was released on February 21, with the curse words in the song bleeped out. The original song was rated "19+", but representatives of Brave Brothers said "You Got Some Nerve was scheduled to be released as is with a 19+ rating, but due to the interest and requests of the fans, we decided to beep out the profanity that was the reason for the 19+ rating." The explicit version of the song and its music video was released on February 25, 2013.[8][9] Some fans were angered by this, saying "Then why did they attract attention by writing 19+ on the poster? You've got some nerve" while a media outlet revealed that the song had never been sent to the TV networks to be reviewed and expressed disappointment on Brave Brothers' attitude on the situation due to their "media play" and mocking their fans.[8][10]

In July 2014, LE was featured in Hyuna's mini-album "A Talk" and helped write the lyrics for the songs "French Kiss" and "Blacklist".[11]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales Album
KOR
[12]
Collaborations
"Whenever You Play That Song" (그 노래를 틀때마다)
with Huh Gak
2011 3 Non-album singles
"You Got Some Nerve" (어이없네)
with Junhyung, Feeldog
2013 13
"Our Night is More Beautiful Than Your Day"
(우리의 밤은 당신의 낮보다 아름답다)
with Bomi, Namjoo, Seo In-young, Lee Seok-hoon,
₩uNo, Yang Da-il, Brother Su, Chancellor, Kang Min-hee
2017 89 Merry Summer
As featured artist
"Don't Call Me" (연락하지마)
Gavy NJ feat. LE
2012 17 Non-album single
"The Song of Love" (사랑의 노래)
The SeeYa feat. LE
2014 66 Crazy Love
"잘가요 Mr.Kim" (Goodbye Mr. Kim)
ALi feat. LE
2015 N/A Non-album single
"Body 2 Body" (귀아래)
Verbal Jint and Sanchez feat. LE
71 Yeoja
"Hold Over" (제껴)
Wheesung feat. LE
2016 38 Transformation
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales Album
KOR
[20]
As featured artist
"Sweet Girl"
K.Will feat. LE
2014 61 One Fine Day
"Blacklist"
Hyuna feat. LE
70 A Talk
"Shall We Dance With Dr. Lim" (임박사와 함께 춤을)
Im Chang-jung feat. LE, Epaksa
97 Best Man

Songwriting credits[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2011 "Trouble Maker" Trouble Maker Trouble Maker Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Rado No N/A
"Whenever You Play That Song" Huh Gak and LE Non-album single Yes Rado No N/A
2012 "Whoz That Girl" EXID Holla Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu-sung No N/A
"I Do" Yes EXID No N/A
"Better Together" Hippity Hop Yes Ji-in, Won-taek No N/A
"I Feel Good" Yes Rado No N/A
"Call" Yes N/A Yes Shinsadong Tiger
"Think About" Yes Junhyung, Kim Tae-joo No N/A
"Whoz That Girl Part. 2" Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu-sung No N/A
"Every Night" Non-album single Yes N/A Yes Shinsadong Tiger
"Look At Me" Jewelry Look At Me Yes N/A No N/A
"Talk That" Secret Non-album single Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu-sung No N/A
2013 "You Got Some Nerve" Feeldog, Junhyung, LE Non-album single Yes Junhyung, Brave Brothers, Cha Kun No N/A
"Now" Trouble Maker Chemistry Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Rado No N/A
2014 "Hurt" Zia feat. LE After 11 Days Yes Jang Won-gyu, Jerry L, Meng2 No N/A
"Sweet Girl" K.Will feat. LE One Fine Day Yes Rado No N/A
"French Kiss" Hyuna A Talk Yes Big Sancho, Brian Lee No N/A
"Black List" Hyuna feat. LE Yes Hyuna No N/A
"Up & Down" EXID Ah Yeah Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Beom Lee, Nang Lee Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Beom Lee, Nang Lee
"Round" Boys Republic Real Talk Yes Shinsadong Tiger Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Brian Lee
"The Song of Love" The SeeYa feat. LE Crazy Love Yes Rado, Youngjoo, Conan No N/A
2015 "Goodbye Mr. Kim" ALi Feat. LE Non-album single Yes 4th Batter No N/A
"You're Pitiful" Fiestar Black Label Yes Shinsadong Tiger, 4th Batter, Yezi No N/A
"Ah Yeah" EXID Ah Yeah Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Beom Lee, Nang Lee Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Beom Lee, Nang Lee
"Thrilling" Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Polar Bear Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Polar Bear
"Pat Pat" Yes N/A Yes Shinsadong Tiger
"With Out U" Yes N/A Yes Skim
"1M" Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Monster Factory No N/A
"Every Night (Ver. 2)" Yes N/A Yes Shinsadong Tiger
"Body 2 Body" Verbal Jint and Sanchez feat. LE Yeoja Yes Verbal Jint No N/A
"Hot Pink" EXID Non-album single Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Monster Factory, Beom Lee, Nang Lee Yes Taebin Jang, Shinsadong Tiger, Uppercut, Beom Lee, Nang Lee
"My Friend's Boyfriend" DIA Do It Amazing Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Monster Factory, Polar Bear No N/A
2016 "Only One" SoljiHani Non-album single Yes N/A No N/A
"Don't Want a Drive/Will You Take Me" EXID Street Yes N/A Yes N/A
"LIE" Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Beom Lee, Nang Lee Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Beom Lee, Nang Lee
"I Know" Yes Beom Lee, Nang Lee Yes Beom Lee, Nang Lee
"Cream" Yes N/A Yes Shinsadong Tiger
"Only One" Yes N/A No N/A
"Of Course" Yes N/A Yes Beom Lee, Nang Lee
"Like The Seasons" Yes Monster Factory, Samuel Ku No N/A
"Good" Yes IL Yes IL
"Hold Over" Wheesung feat. LE Transformation Yes XEPY No N/A
"What You Want" Cheetah, LE, Yezi, Choi Sung-joon, Cri De Joie Tribe of Hip Hop 2 Episode 2 Yes Cheetah, Yezi, Choi Sung-joon, Cri De Joie No N/A
2017 "Good" LE, Yezi, Jang Ki-yong Tribe of Hip Hop 2 Semi Final 2 Yes Yezi, Jang Ki Yong No N/A
"Game of Thrones" Sse Sse Sse, Hot Chicks, Brand New, HI-LITE Tribe of Hip Hop 2 FINAL I Yes Lee Joo-heon, DinDin, MC Sniper, Cheetah, Yezi, P-Type, Hanhae, Minos, G2, Reddy, Paloalto No N/A
"It's My Mind" LE, Yezi, NC.A Tribe of Hip Hop 2 FINAL II Yes Yezi, NC.A Yes MO'I
"Boy" EXID Eclipse Yes Shinsadong Tiger Yes Shinsadong Tiger, Jion
"Night Rather Than Day" Yes Kee Bomb, Shinsadong Tiger, Kim Seong-geun Yes Kee Bomb, Shinsadong Tiger, Kim Seong-geun
"How Why" Yes Shinsadong Tiger Yes Shinsadong Tiger
"Velvet" LE Yes N/A Yes Samuel Ku, MO'I, Heth
"DDD" EXID Full Moon Yes VIVE, Shinsadong Tiger Yes VIVE, Shinsadong Tiger
"Too Good To Me" Yes An Dae-hun Yes An Dae-hun
"Weeknd" LE and Hani Yes VIVE, Shinsadong Tiger Yes VIVE, Shinsadong Tiger
2018 "Lady" EXID Non-album single Yes VIVE, Shinsadong Tiger Yes VIVE, Shinsadong Tiger
"Cover Girl" LEO feat. LE Canvas Yes LEO No N/A

Source: Korea Music Copyright Association.

Filmography[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2016 Tribe of Hip Hop JTBC Mentor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[아이돌 고향을 찾아서②] 예향, 명창 낳고 아이돌 키웠다". The Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean). 2017-06-23. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  2. ^ "LE". Daum 100 (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  3. ^ "EXID out with third EP through temporary shake-up". Yonhap News Agency. 2017-04-10. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  4. ^ Park, Geon-un (2010-11-18). "언터쳐블, 2집 수록곡 'Jiggy Get Down' 19금 판정..왜?". Asia Economy (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  5. ^ "EXID reveals debut MV, "Whoz That Girl"". AllKpop. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  6. ^ "Gavy NJ releases MV for Don't Call Me". AllKpop. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  7. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (February 20, 2013). "[Video] Exid's Le Ignores Your Phone Calls in 'You Got Some Nerve' Teaser". CJ E&M enewsWorld. MWave. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Hong, Grace Danbi (February 20, 2013). "Brave Brothers' 'You Got Some Nerve' Censored for 15+ Rating". CJ E&M enewsWorld. MWave. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  9. ^ Smith, Corynn (February 25, 2013). "Idols Gone "Bad?" Feeldog, Junhyung and LE Sound Off in "You've Got Some Nerve" MV". MTV K. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  10. ^ Sin, Wong-cheol (February 21, 2013). [단독] 용감한형제 신곡 '어이없네', 19금 심의 애초에 받은 적이 없었다 [Brave Brothers song "You Got Some Nerve", 19+ rating review never took place]. Xports News (in Korean). Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  11. ^ "HyunA reveals tracklist for her upcoming mini album 'A Talk' featuring Yoseob and LE". AllKpop. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  12. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart.
  13. ^ Cumulative sales of "Whenever You Play That Song":
  14. ^ Sales of "You Got Some Nerve":
  15. ^ Sales of "Our Night is More Beautiful Than Your Day":
  16. ^ Sales of "Don't Call Me":
  17. ^ Sales of "The Song of Love]":
  18. ^ Sales of "Gwi Arae":
  19. ^ Sales of "Hold Over":
  20. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart.
  21. ^ Sales of "Sweet Girl":
  22. ^ Sales of "Blacklist":
  23. ^ Sales of "Shall We Dance With Dr. Lim":

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