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CL Profile, Bio & Facts

CL

CL (씨엘) is a South Korean singer & rapper under Very Cherry. She made her debut on May 28, 2013, with the single “The Baddest Female”. She is also a former member of the group 2NE1.

CL Profile

Stage NameCL (씨엘)
Birth NameLee Chae-rin (이채린)
OccupationSinger-songwriter, rapper, dj, actor
BirthdayFebruary 26, 1991
Active Years2009–present
Age33 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height162 cm (5’3¾”)
Weight48 kg (106 lbs)
NationalitySouth Korean 
Blood TypeA
MBTIESTP/ ENFJ
Fandom NameGZBz

CL Facts:

Early Life

– CL was born in Jagok-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
– Most of her early life was spent in Japan and France.
– She went to Tsukuba International School.
– She was in Javier International School but later dropped out.
– She passed her High school graduation qualification exam.

Personal Life

– CL’s Chinese zodiac sign is Metal Goats.
– She has a younger sibling.
– She has a total of three tattoos on her body.
– She can fluently speak French, Korean, English, and Japanese.
– She’s a former JYP trainee.
– She has a Platinum card.
– She has recorded a total of 200+ songs for now.
– She attends the same church as Kanye West.
– Her religion is Christianity.
– Celine, director of the fashion brand is friends with her.
– She was influenced by artists like Lauryn Hill, Madonna, 1TYM, Queen, and Teddy Park.
– She used to be responsible for cleaning 2NE1’s dorm because of her being a clean freak.
– Some of her specialties are songwriting, rapping, and dancing.
– She knows how to use iTunes but doesn’t know how to use a computer.
– Jeremy Scott and Alexander Wang consider her their muse.
– CL has a nickname “Ahjumma” for Sandara Park.
– She owns three cats named Snowball Whitey, Pudding, and Doughnut.
– Her nicknames are Pig-Rabbit and CL-roo.
– She’s skilled in dancing Jazz and Ballet.
– Her ideal type is someone who is in his own world and is a man with individuality.
– P-Type was her rapping mentor.
– It took her 10 minutes to write 2ne1’s last single “Final Goodbye”.
– She is Chanel’s model.
– She listened to Lauryn Hill growing up.
– She dreams of being a rapper like Lil Kim.
– She used to date a British model.
– Her outfit styles are described as having an “Everyday mood”.
– Her father builds robots and is a physics professor.
– She can draw.
– “Loving her job too much” is the hardest part of her job for her.
– Because of her father’s career, she has traveled to a lot of places.
– Justin Bieber likes her perfume.
– She’s bestfriend is Sandara Park.
– Her genres are Hip-hop, reggae fusion, trap, and pop.
– She’s very interested in fashion.
– Her role models are Lauryn Hill and Madonna.
– Her favorite artists are Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, TLC, Lil Kim, and Missy Elliott.
– During 2NE1’s activities, his personal microphone color was gold.
– The illustrator in charge of character design for the game Valorant revealed that he was inspired by CL when designing the character ‘ Jett ‘.

Career

– She debuted in the USA on August 19th, 2016 with the single “Lifted”.
– Her USA label is SchoolBoy Records.
– She’s also under SATELLITE414, it’s a PR agency.
– Her former agencies are YG Entertainment (2006-2019), SuneV (2019-2020), and KONNECT Entertainment (2021-2023).
– She has starred in movies Mile 22 and Baby Shark the Movie: The Secret of the Siren Stone.
– She attended the MET GALA on September 13, 2021, and her costume was designed by Alexander Wang.
– She performed at the closing ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Appearances

– She appeared in other artist’s MVs like PSY’s “HANGOVER” and “Daddy”, MOBB’s “FULL HOUSE”, DPR IAN’s “So Beautiful”, Epik High’s “Rosario”, and Offset’s “BLAME IT ON SET”.
– She appeared on radio shows like Star DJ: CL – Melon Radio Episodes 1 and 2, This is Kim Shin-young, Hope Song at Noon, and Dua Lipa: At Your Service.
– She also made appearances on TV shows like Enemy of Broadcasting, Super Match, The Late Late Show, SAF Gayo Daejeon, Mix Nine, Life Bar, Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook, You Quiz on the Block, Super Band 2, Morning Wide, Knowing brothers, street woman fighter, I live alone, and kelly clarkson show.

Magazines & Advertisements

– She has been on many magazine covers including Ketchup Magazine, Nylon THAILAND, The Star, Instyle Korea, The WILD Magazine, ELLE Korea, Dazed, Next+ One, Paper Magazine, W Korea, American Vogue, ELLE Singapore, Highsnobiety Magazine, Allure Magazine, Esquire Korea and many more.
– In 2021, she became the first Korean musician to become the cover model for German fashion magazine 032c
– She has advertised for Lancome Korea, OB beer, Coca-Cola, KGB, Adidas Korea, hedges, Maybelline New York Korea, TUMI, Urban Decay, IVY PARK x Adidas, Taco Bell, NIKE, Johnnie Walker, SLASH B SLASH, L’Occitane Korea, etc.

Likes & Dislikes

– Black, brown, and white are her preferred colors.
– Kanye West is one of her favorite artists.
– Sunglasses are her favorite accessories.
– She loves sleeping.
– Red Roses are her preferred type of flower.
– She likes spraying perfume.
– She likes reading comic books.
– She enjoys seeing art on Instagram.
– Her favorite 2NE1 song is In The Club.

Major Works

– CL’s major works are Hello Bitches, LIFTED, 5 STAR, Doctor Pepper, THE BADDEST FEMALE, HWA, Tie A Cherry, and Lover Like Me.

Awards

– She has won awards like Best Dance Performance Female Solo, 20’s Style Award, AAA RET Popularity Award, and hip hop Musician, domestically.
– She has won awards internationally like Hottest Female Star of 2013, Top Female Artist, The Most Inspiring Asian Woman, Most Outstanding Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Top 20 Songs of the Year, and Top 20 Albums.

Website:
chaelincl.com

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: chaelincl
Youtube: CL Official Channel
Twitter: chaelinCL
TikTok: chaelincl
Weverse: cl
Facebook: ChaelinCL 

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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