II. The Origin of ALICE
In December of 2021, it was revealed that ELRIS was now under B.I.’s company IOK Entertainment. After a year of preparation, it was announced that ELRIS will be rebranding and re-debuting as ALICE.
III. ELRIS History
ELRIS (엘리스) name is an acronym for "Excellent, Lovely, Rainbow, Innocent, Sister".
ELRIS was originally a 5 member girl group that consisted of; Bella, Hyeseong, Yukyung, Sohee, and Karin. The group debuted on June 1st, 2017, with their first mini-album "We, First" under Hunus Entertainment.
On February 12th, 2020, it was announced that EJ and Chaejeong would become members of ELRIS, making it a 7 membered girl group.
Then on February 26, 2020, ELRIS released their fourth mini-album “Jackpot” as a 7 member girl group with Jackpot serving as the album’s title track.
IV. The Members
Name: Sohee (소희)
Birthday: December 31st, 1999
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Visual & Face of the Group
Name: Bella (벨라)
Birthday: February 2nd, 1999
Position: Main Rapper & Lead Vocalist
Name: Yukyung (유경)
Birthday: November 5th, 1999
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist & Visual
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Name: Yeonjae (혜성)
Birthday: October 15th, 1999
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Name: Karin (가린)
Birthday: January 5th, 2002
Position: Lead Vocalist, Rapper, Maknae
Name: EJ (이제이)
Birthday: August 13th, 1997
Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Name: Chaejeong (채정)
Birthday: August 26th, 1999
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist & Rapper
V. Solo Activities:
K-pop Star Season 6
Sohee first appeared as a contestant on the competition show K-pop Star Season 6 "The Last Chance". During her time on the show, she was part of the KWIN unit. The unit made it to the final episode as the runner-up.
Following the conclusion of K-pop Star 6, on May 19, 2017, Sohee released her first solo digital single "Spotlight".
- Sohee made her official solo debut on October 18th, 2018, with the digital single "Hurry Up"
- "No bad days OST" ("That can't happen") (2018)
- "My Healing Love Part.7" ("Tears") (2018)
- "Best Chicken, Pt. 2" ("Dr. Dream") (2019)
- "Homemade Love Story OST Part.6" ("Where I Meet Her 100 Meters Ago") (2020)
- "Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol OST Part.13" ("Dream") (2020)
- Bella was a contestant on YG's "MixNine" survival show and was eliminated in episode 14 after ranking 17th place.
- Hyeseong was a contestant on YG’s MixNine survival show and was eliminated in ep. 10, ranking 43.
- Hyeseong is starring in the ‘Hello Jadoo’ musical in June 2018, she will play Eunhee (Jadoo’s rival)
- (2020 TV Chosun Drama) "Strange School Tales"
Music video appearances:
- ROMEO - "Target" (2015)
- On June 2, 2018, Hyseong released the OST "Single Heart" of the drama "Rich Man" with fellow member "Bella"
- Yukyung auditioned for YG's MixNine survival show but didn’t pass.
- Yukyung and Karin are part of a Web Drama series called “True Ending”, which first aired on 2019/11/21
- (2020 SBS & Netflix Drama) Part-Time Idol (2017) episode 5 - Guest Role
- Karin auditioned for MixNine but didn’t pass.
- Karin and Yukyung are part of a Web Drama series called “True Ending”
Music Video Appearances:
Before being added to Elris Chaejeong was supposed to debut in a new 7-member Girl Group under M&D17 but she left the company. She was a trainee for 3-4 or so years and debuted in Elris in February 2020 with the title track Jackpot.
Produce 48 Contestant
- Chaejeong participated in Produce 48 and was eliminated on rank 79
- In 2013 she appeared in the show Dancing 9
- Was a dancer in IU’s mv for ‘Twenty-three’
- Before being added to Elris, EJ was a trainee under STL Entertainment. She shortly left afterwards and went on to debut with Chaejeong in Elris in February 2020 with the title track Jackpot.
- She participated in the Busan One Asia Festival in October 2019