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IVE Members Profile & Facts

IVE Members
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IVE (아이브) is a South Korean girl group that debuted on December 1st, 2021, with the single album “Eleven” under Starship Entertainment. The six members of IVE are, An Yujin, Gaeul, Rei, Jang Wonyoung, Liz, and Leeseo.

IVE Profile

DebutDecember 1, 2021
Active Years2021–present
IVE MembersAn Yujin, Gaeul, Rei, Jang Wonyoung, Liz, Leeseo
GenrePop/ Dance
StatusActive
LabelStarship Entertainment
Oldest MemberGaeul
Youngest MemberLeeseo
Former MemberN/A
Fandom NameDIVE

IVE Facts:

– IVE’s greeting is “Dive into IVE! Hello, we are IVE”.
– IVE is a shortened version of the phrase “I have” and it suggests the concept of confidently showcasing what “I have” to the audience. Rather than telling a story of growth, the group aims to present itself as a “complete girl group” right from the beginning.
– They collaborated with Kang Daniel and Yuna Kim and released the song “Move Like This” in 2022.
– They was launched almost six years after the company’s second girl group “WJSN”.
– Except for Gaeul, all members were minors at the time of their debut.
– In December 2021, IVE made their official onstage debut on KBS2’s “Music Bank”.
– Their first fan concert was named “The Prom Queens” and they performed in South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand.
– They achieved their first music show win just one week after debut, making them the fastest girl group to achieve this.
– All IVE members joined the company in the following order: An Yu-jin (2016) – Gaeul & Jang Wonyoung (2017) – Rei (2018) – Liz & Leeseo (2019).
– When taking a group photo, all of the members stand in the following formation: Liz – Rei – Wonyoung Jang – An Yujin – Gaeul – Leeseo.
– The company announced that Rei would be taking a hiatus from group activities due to health reasons on May 9, 2023.
– All IVE members love to eat beef.

Appearances & Endorsements

– The group has appeared on several variety shows including “Weekly Idol”, “Running Man”, “Knowing Brothers”, and “Idol Human Theaters”.
– The group appeared in many endorsements including SK Telecom’s “V Coloring”, and “Papa John’s Pizza”.
– They was also featured in “COSMOPOLITAN” and “DAZED” magazines.

Achievements

– The group won their first music show within a week of debut and went on to win 13 times.
– They was placed 38th in the “Korea Power Celebrity 40” by Forbes in 2023.
– IVE joined the ‘million-seller club’ by accumulating over 1 million physical album sales in just 6 months after their debut.
– Their songs have managed to appear on many famous music billboard charts including “Billboard Global 200”, “Billboard Global Excl. US”, “Billboard Japan”, and “Billboard Artist 100”
– The group’s song “Love Dive” reached 200 million views in a short amount of time after it went viral on Tiktok.

IVE’s Influence

– IVE ranked fifth among the most popular artists in Japan for Generation Z. (survey)
– They were selected as “Best Singer of the Year” and placed second for “Rookie of the Year” by pop music officials.
– The group topped a survey as a next-generation K-pop idol for women aged 15 to 24. (Shibuya109 Lab)
– They was the most anticipated K-pop artist of 2022.

Philanthropy

– Starship Entertainment and IVE donated ₩150 million for earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria in February 2023.

Major Works

– IVE’s popular songs include “After LIKE”, “LOVE DIVE”, “I AM”, and “ELEVEN”.
– They won their first daesang in 2022 at the Melon Music Awards for their track “LOVE DIVE”.

Awards

– They won the “Song of the Year” award at the Asia Artist Awards, Golden Disc Awards, MAMA Awards, and Melon Music Awards.
– In 2022 and 2023, the group won several awards including the “Bonsang Award”, “Best New Female Artist”, “K-Global Super Rookie Award”, and “Best Female Rookie Award”.

WEBSITE:
ive-official.jp

Social Media Handles
Instagram: IVEstarship
Youtube: IVE
Twitter: IVE_twt (members) | ivestarship (company) | IVEstarship_JP (japan)
TikTok: IVE.official
Facebook: IVEstarship
Fan Cafe: IVEstarship
Weibo: ivestarship

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

IVE Members Profile

1. An Yujin

An Yujin IVE
An Yujin
Stage NameAn Yujin (유진)
Birth NameAn Yu Jin (안유진)
PositionLeader, Main Dancer, Vocalist
BirthdaySeptember 1, 2003
Active Years2018–present
Age20 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height173 cm (5’8″)
Weight48 kg (105 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIISTP
Representative EmojiDog (🐶)
Representative ColorMagenta

An Yujin Facts:

– Yujin only uses cleansing oils to remove her makeup.
– If she had a superpower, she would like to have a “door to anywhere” because she gets bored on flights. (Unveiling IVE)
– She takes advice from Gaeul.
– She believes if she was lost on a deserted island, she would survive the best among all members.  (ROULETTE INTERVIEW)
– She likes to put cereal in her bowl first before milk.
– She wants to hold on to her passion because she thinks that passion is the most important thing in life. (Nylon)
– In her opinion, her charming point is her honesty. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– Her nickname is “An doggo”. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– She likes to drink sweet drinks like lattes, and milk tea.
– She is friends with ITZY’s Yuna.
– She learns choreographies the fastest among all IVE members.
– Yujin likes people with hyper personalities, she gets along with them well. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– According to Gaeul, she always teaches each member their own part of the choreography and also helps them if they get stuck on any step. (Billboard)
– She likes taking pictures.
– Her favorite song to hum is “Out Of Time” by the weeknds.
– She always takes vitamins and supplements in the morning and put on lip balm at night.
– She hates vegetables, especially paprika and bell peppers.
– She is a maximalist. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– Her favorite colors are black and white.
– She doesn’t like platform shoes.  (Cosmopolitan)
Read More Facts About An Yujin

Social Media Handles
Instagram: _yujin_an | azzo_ssi (dog’s instagram)

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon

2. Gaeul

Gaeul IVE
Gaeul
Stage NameGaeul (가을)
Birth NameKim Ga Eul (김가을)
PositionMain Dancer, Lead Rapper
BirthdaySeptember 24, 2002
Active Years2021–present
Age21 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height164 cm (5’5″)
Weight46 kg (101 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeB
MBTIISTJ
Representative EmojiSquirrel (🐿)
Representative ColorDark Blue

Gaeul Facts:

– Gaeul frequently takes hot baths in the master bathroom at the dorm.
– Her favorite movie is “Aladdin”. (Vlive)
– She likes collecting pajamas and likes to wear pajama sets.
– She loves going on walks, drinking tea, and reading in her free time. (Lofficiel Singapore)
– She dislikes artificial flavors in food.
– She is nicknamed “Sloth” by IVE members because of her chill nature.
– She is considered to have the weakest strength in the group.
– She would rather be the maknae of the group than be the oldest. (W Korea)
– She likes silver jewelry.
– She prefers hats over bows. (Cosmopolitan)
– Members call her “Gaeul Sunbae”. (Lofficiel Singapore)
– She doesn’t shout according to the members.
– She tends to prefer winter foods like stew, soup, and shabu-shabu.
– She doesn’t like broccoli or asparagus. (vlive)
– Wonyoung chose her as the funniest member of the group.
– She considers IU as her role model.
– Yujin often asks her for advice. (Seventeen)
– She likes to visit the sea.
– She prefers an all-black outfit over an all-white outfit and likes clashing outfits over matching outfits. 
– She can’t whistle or move her ears.
– She prefers denim over sequins.
– Members choose her as the parent of the group. (Seventeen)
– She likes fanny packs and crocs.
Read More Facts About Gaeul

Social Media Handles
Instagram: fallingin__fall

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

3. Rei

Rei IVE
Rei
Stage NameRei (레이)
Birth NameNaoi Rei (直井れい/ 나오이 레이)
PositionMain Rapper, Sub Vocalist
BirthdayFebruary 3, 2004
Active Years2021–present
Age20 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height170 cm (5’7″)
WeightN/A
NationalityJapanese
Blood TypeA
MBTIINFJ
Representative EmojiButterfly (🦋)
Representative ColorGreen

Rei Facts:

– Rei is the most decisive member in the group according to Liz. (justswipelah)
– She has learned to be more confident and loving towards herself since her debut. (NME)
– She is the best cook in IVE.
– She loves rainbow sherbet ice cream.
– Convenience store food, Ichiran ramen, and hitsumabushi are some of her favorites when she goes back to Japan.
– She likes long hair over short hair. 
– Her favorite member is Gaeul. (ROULETTE INTERVIEW)
– She is good at drawing according to the members.
– She loves pineapples and strawberries.
– She would rather wear an all-black outfit over an all-white outfit. (Cosmopolitan)

– She wants to eat spicy chicken and stir-fried noodles made by her mother with her family before she dies. (Unveiling IVE)
– Spring is her favorite season.
– She is the morning person of the group along with Wonyoung and Gaeul. 
– Rei texts the most in the group.  (Seventeen)
– She likes crocs.
– Penguins are her favorite animals.
– Wonyoung gave her a lip balm as a birthday gift and she always carries it around.
(COSMOPOLITAN Korea)
– Her favorite Korean food include Myeongnamul and she likes it more than meat.
– She and Wonyoung have the best fashion sense in the group.
– She likes silver jewelry over gold jewelry.
– Her favorite artists include Seventeen, TWICE, Red Velvet, Doja Cat, DPR Ian, ENHYPEN, and Dua Lipa.
– She and Wonyoung call their pair ‘princesses’.  (Seventeen)
Read More Facts About Rei

Social Media Handles
Instagram: reinyourheart

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

4. Jang Wonyoung

Jang Wonyoung IVE
Jang Wonyoung
Stage NameJang Wonyoung (원영)
Birth NameJang Won Young (장원영)
PositionVocalist, Dancer, Visual
BirthdayAugust 31, 2004
Active Years2018–present
Age19 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height173 cm (5’8″)
WeightN/A
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeO
MBTIE???
Representative EmojiBunny (🐰)
Representative ColorRed

Jang Wonyoung Facts:

– Wonyoung owns a lot of knitted clothes in her closet.
– She doesn’t like crocs. 
– On her days off, she likes to spend her time by herself and she also likes to exercise to heal from the stress.(Billboard)
– She doesn’t want to have a driver’s license. 
– She dislikes white chocolate and prefers dark chocolate with a cacao content of 70-80% or more.
– If she could drive somewhere, it would be to Hawaii.
– She wants to time travel to when she is 23 years old, she believes that 23 is a very beautiful age and she can’t wait to be 23. (Cosmopolitan)
– It is easy for her to wake up early without any trouble.
– Wonyoung likes to use a lot of serums. (ALLURE KOREA)
– Her favorite Disney movie is “Aladdin.” (vlive)
– The numbers 1 and 7 are her lucky numbers.
– She likes almond milk. 
– Red is her favorite color. (Cosmopolitan)
– Her favorite snack is pistachios and pistachio flavored desserts. (ALLURE KOREA)
– She prefers gold jewelry over silver jewelry. 
– Her top picks in Baskin Robbins are Mint Chocolate Chip and Choco Tree Forest.
– She would rather wear an all-white over an all-black outfit.
– She likes long hair over short hair.
– Her favorite colors are white, purple, and pink.
Read More Facts About Jang Wonyoung

Social Media Handles
Instagram: for_everyoung10

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

5. Liz

Liz IVE
Liz
Stage NameLiz (리즈)
Birth NameKim Ji Won (김지원)
PositionMain Vocalist
BirthdayNovember 21, 2004
Active Years2021–present
Age19 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignScorpio
Height170 cm (5’7″)
WeightN/A
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeAB
MBTIINFP
Representative EmojiBlack Cat (🐈‍⬛)
Representative ColorCyan

Liz Facts:

– Liz is the night owl of the group.
– Her nicknames are “Black Cat” and “Cheese Cat”. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– According to Wonyoung, she changes her kakaotalk profile picture once a week. (Unveiling IVE)
– She likes crocs. (Cosmopolitan)
– She enjoys various hobbies, including baking, cooking, nail art, and wool felt.
– She would rather eat rice forever than noodles.
– Her most favorite song she used to perform during her trainee days is “Atlantis Princess” by BoA. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– She loves watching animal videos.
– She wants to travel alone in her twenties.
– She prefers hard peaches over soft ones.
– Her most memorable performance was in Frankfert festival, Germany.
– She loves cucumbers.
– She likes to receive practical gifts.
– She can’t ride scary rides well and is scared of firecrackers.
– Liz struggles with rock-paper scissors and often chooses scissors first.
– She showers at night daily. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– She would rather only listen to 1 min of every song forever than listen to one song forever. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– She used to like mint chocolate but no longer enjoys it, and even thinking about it makes her dislike it. (vlive)
– Liz is the best at the basketball machine among IVE members.
– If she could have a superpower, she would choose time travelling.
– She would choose spicy chicken feets over hot pot.
– She likes wearing clashing outfits over matching outfits. (Cosmopolitan)
– She would rather go into the future than the past.
– She dislikes Jeju chocolate.
– Her favorite song from their group is ‘I AM’.
Read More Facts About Liz

Social Media Handles
Instagram: liz.yeyo

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

6. Leeseo

Leeseo IVE
Leeseo
Stage NameLeeseo (이서)
Birth NameLee Hyun Seo (이현서)
PositionVocalist, Dancer, Visual, Maknae
BirthdayFebruary 21, 2007
Active Years2021–present
Age17 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height166 cm (5’5″)
WeightN/A
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeO
MBTIENFP
Representative EmojiTiger (🐯)
Representative ColorYellow

Leeseo Facts:

– Leeseo doesn’t put a profile picture on her kakaotalk because it makes her look cool and chic. (Unveiling IVE)
– She doesn’t like platform shoes.
– Her favorite fairy tale is “The Little Mermaid”.
– Rei knows her secrets the most among all the members. (Marie Claire Korea)

– If given the choice, she prefers going to the future rather than the past. (Vlive)
– She prefers calling over texting.
– She likes Crocs. (Cosmopolitan)
– On her days off, she likes to sleep a lot and takes care of her health by taking vitamin supplements. (Billboard)
– Fans think she has a resemblance to Max Changmin (TVXQ).
– She is skilled at putting in contacts without needing a mirror.
– She likes long hair over short hair. 
– She has an active, and energetic personality.
– She always brings her airpods when she is going out. (Marie Claire Korea)

– Leeseo used to practice her expressions while she was washing in the bathroom.
– Her favorite snack is milk-flavored home run balls.
– She is the funniest and makes the best jokes in IVE.
– She prefers skirts over pants.
– She loves desserts, especially cakes and scones.
– She chose her eyes as her charming point.
– She always has a bright energy according to Rei. (justswipelah)
– She is conflict-averse.
Read More Facts About Leeseo

Social Media Handles
Instagram: eeseooes

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

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