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    I. Introduction

    IVE is a six-member girl under Starship Entertainment, which debuted on December 1, 2021 with their single album ELEVEN. Their current lineup consists of Gaeul, Yujin, Rei, Wonyoung, Liz, and Leeseo.

    II. Career

    2018 - 2021: Pre-debut Activities

    Back in 2018, both Yujin and Wonyoung participated in Mnet's survival show Produce 48 in which they made it to the final 12. Allowing them to debut in project girl group IZ*ONE. IZ*ONE debuted on October 29, 2018 then disbanded on April 29, 2021.

    2021 : Introduction and debut with ELEVEN

    On August 22, 2021, an article from Star News revealed that Starship Entertainment would allegedly debut a new girl group in the second half of 2021. It was also revealed that former IZ*ONE members, Yujin and Wonyoung would be a part of it. Starship did confirm the plans for a new girl group, but did not clarify whether Yujin or Wonyoung would be a part of it.

    The groups official social media accounts were launched on November 1 and they revealed the group's name as "IVE" alongside a motion logo video. A Naver article later was posted on the same day that revealed that the group would have six members, which would include Yujin and Wonyoung.

    The first revealed member was Yujin on November 2, followed by Gaeul on November 3, Wonyoung on November 4, Liz on November 5, Rei on November 6, and finally, Leeseo on November 7.

    On November 8, it was announced the group will officially debut on December 1. Which they did with their single album ELEVEN. The group made their broadcast debut on KBS's Music Bank on December 3, performing ELEVEN.

    On December 8, exactly one week after their debut, IVE earned their first music show win on MBC's Show Champion, making them the fastest girl group to win first place since debut. Later on, they gather 13 wins, including triple crown on Music bank, Music Core, and SBS's Inkigayo. In addition, Eleven recorded the most album sales in its first week of release for girl group debut albums.

    2022 : LOVE DIVE, After Like, Japanese debut and Award Shows

    2023 - present: Japanese releases, First Fan Concert, I HAVE IVE

    III. Members

    Birth Name: An Yu Jin
    Born on September 1, 2003
    Leader, Lead Vocalist
    After Like color: Magenta
    Animal Icon: Puppy
    Birth Name: Kim Ga Eul
    Born on September 24, 2002
    Rapper, Main Dancer
    After Like color: Blue
    Animal Icon: Squirel
    Birth Name: Naoi Rei
    Born on February 3, 2004
    Rapper, Vocalist
    After Like color: Green
    Animal Icon: Chick
    Birth Name: Jang Won Young
    Born on August 31, 2004
    Vocalist, Center
    After Like color: Red
    Animal Icon: Bunny
    Birth Name: Kim Ji Won
    Born on November 21, 2004
    Main Vocalist
    After Like color: Cyan
    Animal Icon: Cat
    Birth Name: Lee Hyun Seo
    Born on February 21, 2007
    Maknae, Vocalist
    After Like color: Yellow
    Animal Icon: Baby Tiger

    IV. Discography

    Single Album

    December 1, 2021

    Single Album
    April 5, 2022
    After Like
    Single Album
    August 22, 2022

    V. Videography

    Music Videos

    Date Released
    ELEVEN December 1, 2021
    LOVE DIVE April 5, 2022
    After Like August 22, 2022
    ELEVEN - Japanese ver. September 18, 2022
    Kitsch (I HAVE IVE pre-release bside) March 27, 2022

    VI. Videos


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    VII. Trivia

    • Rei is the first Japanese idol to debut under Starship Entertainment
    • Rei never cut her hair until debut announcement
    • Wonyoung is the nth host of Music Bank with ENHYPEN's Sunghoon
      • She is also fluent in English
    • Liz appears in Taeyeon's This Christmas MV
    • Liz also owns many cats
    • Leeseo used to be a model for SM kids
    • Leeseo is the only member who attended Hanlim for High School, since many other member were attended to SOPA (Yujin, Wonyoung, Rei).
    • IVE's songs are usually themed around self-love and confidences.
    • Their first three title tracks are called by fans as "Trilogy" since there are many references from and to each other.
      • All three songs had "Dare" in their lyrics
      • In ELEVEN, the member were shooting an arrow as a choreo, which in LOVE DIVE, there are a detail in the MV which the arrow's is flying, and in After Like, they had a choreo where they got shot
      • In LOVE DIVE, there is Gaeul's line where she said "3 seconds is enough (to fall in love)", and in their next songs (After Like), the instrumental intro is only 3 seconds
      • Their albums also themed around colors
        • All of their singles album (except the Japanese singles) are themed around RGB colors, Eleven is red, Love Dive is Blue, and After Like is Green.
        • RGB is known as Additive Color, which could be read as Add it Ive Color.
        • This color theory then were expressed more in After Like, where each member had RGB and CMY as their individual color
        • Eleven original title was "Prism", which known as an object that can divide a white color into several colors (rainbows).
          • this is also explains the Prism-like formation of their choreo in Eleven's intro, and the prism-like background in the MV
        • Rainbow lightings also used at the bridge part of After Like's MV
    • Because there is 3 members who born in the same year (Rei, Wonyoung and Liz were born in 2004), it's easy to decides the group's average age, by simply taking the '04 line's age.

    (credit to kprofiles.com, wikipedia, kpop.fandom.com, My Drama List, IVE's official twitter)


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