• I. Introduction

    CL (씨엘) is a South Korean singer, rapper and songwriter currently under Very Cherry and Schoolboy Records.

    She is a former member of the girl group 2NE1.

    She made her Korean solo debut on May 28, 2013 with the single "The Baddest Female" and her American debut on August 19, 2016 with the single "Lifted".

    II. Career

    In 2008, YG Entertainment announced the debut of a new girl group consisted of CL, Bom, Minzy and Dara.

    Before their official debut, the group collaborated with BIGBANG in a song titled "Lollipop" for a commercial advertising the LG Lollipop phone, which was released on March 27, 2009.

    On May 6, 2009, the group officially debuted with the single "Fire", which was included later in their first mini album 1st Mini Album, which was released on July 8, 2009.

    On May 28, 2013, CL officially made her Korean solo debut with the digital single "The Baddest Female".

    On October 15, 2014, it was announced that she was preparing to make her solo debut in U.S. under Scooter Braun's music record Schoolboy Records.

    She officially made her American solo debut on August 19, 2016 with the digital single "Lifted".

    On November 25, 2016, YG Entertainment announced the group's disbandment. CL, alongside with Dara, remained in the agency as solo artists.

    On November 8, 2019, YG confirmed that CL had left the agency after deciding to not renew her exclusive contract. She later signed with SuneV.

    She released her first project album since her departure form YG Entertainment between December 4 and December 17, called In The Name Of Love.

    On October 17, 2020, CL announced that she will comeback on October 29, later revealed it would be a single titled "+Hwa+".

    On October 28, 2020, CL performed her single on The Late Late Show with James Corden and announced she would be releasing her first solo album, Alpha, on November 30.

    On November 16, 2020, CL announced that her album would be postponed until early 2021.

    III. Discography


    Studio Album(s)

    Cover Title Date of Release
    Alpha 2021

    Project Album(s)

    Cover Title Date of Release
    In The Name Of Love 2019

    Digital Single(s)

    Cover Title Date of Release
    "The Baddest Female" 2013
    "Hello Bitches" 2015
    "+Hwa+" 2020


    Cover Title Date of Release
    BIGBANG - "Intro (Hot Issue)" 2007
    Uhm Jung Hwa - "DJ" 2008
    YMGA - "What" (with YG Family, DJ Wreckx and G-Dragon) 2008
    G-Dragon - "The Leaders" (with Teddy) 2009
    Dara - "Kiss" 2009
    PSY - "Daddy" 2015
    DPR IAN - "No Blueberries" (with DPR LIVE) 2020
    Epik High - "Rosario" (with Zico) 2021


    Cover Title Date of Release
    "Please Don't Go" (with Minzy) 2009


    Digital Single(s)

    Cover Title Date of Release
    "Lifted" 2016
    "Wish You Were Here" 2021


    Cover Title Date of Release
    "Doctor Pepper" (with Diplo, Riff Raff and OG Maco) 2015


    Cover Title Date of Release
    Skrillex - "Dirty Vibe" (with Diplo and G-Dragon) 2014
    Lil Yachty - "Surrender" 2017
    Black Eyed Peas - "Dopeness" 2018
    PKCZ - "Cut It Up" (with Afrojack) 2019


    Cover Title Date of Release
    My Little Pony Movie OST ("No Better Feelin'") 2017

    IV. Filmography

    Reality Show(s)

    Cover Title Date of Release
    SuperBand 2 2021

    V. Awards

    Year Award Ceremony Category Nominated Work
    2013 Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Style Award Herself
    2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Dance Performance (Female Solo) "The Baddest Female"
    2013 MYX Phillipines Hottest Female Star of 2013 Herself
    2014 YinYueTai V Chart Awards Top Female Artist (Korean) Herself
    2019 People's Choice Awards The Most Inspiring Asian Woman Herself
    2020 Asian Pop Music Awards Most Outstanding Song of the Year "Hwa"

    VI. Trivia

    • Her nicknames are: Cl-roo, Pig Rabbit
    • She used to be a JYP trainee.
    • She admires Lil Kim and dreams to be a rapper like her.
    • She spent much of her early life in Japan and France.
    • She speaks Korean, Japanese, English, French.