LE (rapper)

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LE
File:가천대 LE.jpg
Born Ahn Hyo-jin
(1991-12-10) December 10, 1991 (age 30)
Cheonan, Chungcheong, South Korea [1]
Occupation
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels
  • Gamgak
  • Yedang[2]
Banana Culture
Associated acts
  • Jiggy Fellaz (2009-2010)
  • EXID (2012–present)
LE
Hangul 엘리
Revised Romanization Elli
McCune–Reischauer Elli
Birth name
Hangul 안효진
Hanja 安孝珍
Revised Romanization An Hyojin
McCune–Reischauer An Hyochin

Ahn Hyo-jin (Hangul안효진; born December 10, 1991), better known by her stage name LE (/ˈɛli/), is a South Korean rapper, singer, and songwriter. She is the main rapper of the K-pop girl group EXID.

LE made her debut as a rapper with the underground rap group Jiggy Fellaz, performing under the stage name "Elly". In 2011, after signing a recording contract with Gamgak Entertainment, LE released "Whenever You Play That Song", a duet with Huh Gak.[3] LE made her official debut with EXID in February 2012.

Music career

EXID

EXID officially debuted on February 15, 2012 with the release of their debut single, "Whoz That Girl".[4]

Solo activities

In May 2012, LE collaborated with Gavy NJ on their song, "Don't Call Me".[5]

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.[6]

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.[7][8] 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.[7][9]

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".[10] In September of the same year, LE was featured in T-ARA's mini-album "And & End" and her vocals were used in their title track Sugar Free as well as its remixes.[11]

Activities

Filmography

Variety show

Year Title Network Notes
2015 Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 Guest (with EXID members), Ep 226
Hello Counselor KBS2 Guest (with Hani (singer) & Hyerin), Ep 250

Music videos

Year Song Artist Official Video
2010 Jiggy Get Down Untouchable YouTube
2013 You Got Some Nerve Yong Jun-hyung, FeelDog & LE YouTube

Featured singles

Year Title Artist
2009 Oh Yeah MBLAQ
벙개송 Basick
Rock With Us Double Trouble
2010 Give Me A Sign Joe Brown
Random Nassun
2011 Whenever You Play That Song Huh Gak
2012 Once Again Kang Jihye
Don’t Call Me Gavy NJ
Good Night Pinodyne
Look At Me Jewelry
2014 Hurt Zia
Sweet Girl K.Will
Blacklist Hyuna
Sugar Free T-ara
Shall We Dance With Dr. Lim Lim Chang Jung
The Song of Love The SeeYa
2015 Goodbye Mr. Kim ALi

References

  1. "EXID Profile". DPKpopNews. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-04. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "EXID sign exclusive contract with Yedang Entertainment". AllKpop. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-04. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Huh Gak & LE releases MV for "Whenever You Play That Song" feat. Yoo Seung Ho". AllKpop. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-04. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "EXID reveals debut MV, "Whoz That Girl"". AllKpop. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-04. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Gavy NJ releases MV for Don't Call Me". AllKpop. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-04. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. 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. Invalid |script-title=: missing prefix (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "HyunA reveals tracklist for her upcoming mini album 'A Talk' featuring Yoseob and LE". AllKpop. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-04. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "EXID's LE sings in T-ara's new song Sugar Free". OneHallyu. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-06. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>