Get To Know More About Blady’s Leader, Kim Song-yi!
The career journey of a K-pop idol who successfully debuted in the entertainment industry is not always satisfactory for them. There are many challenges to face in order to maintain a good career in the entertainment industry, especially when it comes to being an idol. Mostly because idols are under agencies, there will be promotions that are arranged in specific ways and a contract to regulate the idol.
Blady had quite a number of member changes during its career. One of the members who debuted in 2015, Gabin, previously debuted as a member of a duo with EXID’s Solji, 2NB, in 2008. So, how was Blady‘s Gabin’s career? Let’s find out more complete information about Blady’s Gabin in the article below!
Blady’s Gabin’s Full Profile
Real Name: Kim Songyi (Hangul: 김송이)
Stage Name: Gabin (Hangul: 가빈)
Birth: Oncheon, Dongnae District, Busan, September 18, 1989
Star Sign: Virgo
Height: 162 cm (5’3″)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Position in the Group: Leader, Main Vocalist
Family Members: Father (Geum Dong-ha), Mother, Older Sister, and Older Brother
- Guseo Girls’ Middle School
- Youngsan High School
- Ilsan International Convention High School
- Howon University Laboratory and Music School
Blady’s Gabin’s Fun Facts
- Blady’s Gabin used to be a member of the duo 2NB from 2008 until 2011 alongside EXID’s Solji
- Blady’s Gabin made her solo debut as a female soloist with a single titled “I Promise You” in 2009
- Blady’s Gabin appeared on Hidden Singer as Little Baek Ji-young and was recognized for her singing ability
- Blady’s Gabin participated in the Chin Chin Youth Song Festival in 2005 and received Mnet’s President’s Award
- Blady’s Gabin and female rapper Cheetah seem to be very close since they are from Busan and the same hometown
- Blady’s Gabin attended MNE Practical Music Academy
- Blady’s Gabin used to be a vocal trainer at SMMA Academy
- Blady’s Gabin can’t eat grapes
- Blady’s Gabin joined Blady during their last line-up after replacing previous members of the group in 2015
- Blady’s Gabin appeared with EXID’s Solji on Immortal Song that was aired on July 18, 2020, and won
- Blady’s Gabin is currently working as a female soloist under her stage name IRO since 2019
Blady’s Gabin’s Career Journey
Blady (Hangul: 블레이디) was a 5-member girl group under the label Star Planet Entertainment (formerly SY6 Entertainment). The group consisted of Gabin, Giru, Dayoung, Yeeun, and Tina. Blady debuted on May 16, 2011, with the song “Spark Spark” with the original members Darae, Bunhong, Sunyoung, and Kangyoon.
Over time, Blady made changes to the members promoting in the girl group. On March 6, 2015, Blady added 2 new members, Yeeun and Gabin who was a former member of the duo 2NB. Then, on March 31, 2015, Blady finally made a comeback with the first mini album titled Renovation while introducing the new member Tina. Not long after, the group launched a new single titled “Secret Number” on July 28, 2015, and released its latest single titled “Spring Love Fragrance.”
As of July 22, 2019, Kim Gabin from Blady, also known by her new stage name IRO, signed a new exclusive contract with Leon Korea and started activities as the fifth singer in the OST of the KBS 2TV Monday-Tuesday drama My Lawyer, Mr. Jo 2: Crime and Punishment.
A representative from Leon Korea said, “We recently signed an exclusive contract with singer IRO, and we plan to engage in various musical activities in the future. The first activity of IRO who found a new nest is the OST of the drama My Lawyer, Mr. Jo 2: Crime and Punishment.”
IRO is a female vocalist who has been recognized for her attractive tone and excellent singing ability. She debuted as a female duo called 2NB with EXID’s Solji in 2008. In 2013, she appeared in the JTBC entertainment show Hidden Singer and was recognized as Little Baek Ji-young by Baek Ji-young for her unique husky voice and singing method. Also, in 2018, she was active as a vocal trainer in MBC’s Under Nineteen and showed her side as a leader.
IRO means “color” in Japanese, and it is a name that contains the passion to communicate with the public through music of various colors. As a graduate of Howon University, which is known as a prestigious university in the field of practical music, she is expected to move forward as a singer-songwriter with songwriting skills.
The OST titled “Lost Star” for My Lawyer, Mr. Jo 2: Crime and Punishment in which singer IRO participated was released on online music sites such as Melon, Bugs, Olleh Music, Mnet.com, Soribada, Naver Music, Genie, and Monkey 3.
“Lost Star,” sung by IRO, is a song that expresses the feelings of longing for and thinking about the person you once loved. The calm piano melody and the warmth of the guitar harmonize with the mournful vocals, making it impossible to feel lonely. It conveys a soft warmth.
In particular, IRO’s voice and ability stand out and maximizes the mood of the song by leading the entire song in tension with her unique husky voice and excellent rhythm. It is expected that this will give more vitality to the drama in which the story is being developed in earnest.
Meanwhile, in the KBS 2TV Monday-Tuesday drama My Lawyer, Mr. Jo 2: Crime and Punishment that was aired in 2019 in which IRO participated on the OST, Jo Deul-ho (played by Park Shin-yang), who represented a small citizen, crosses the fence of a local lawyer and shakes up Korea with Lee Ja-kyung (played by Go Hyun-jung). It is a drama that will fight fiercely and capture the value of justice that penetrates deeply into our lives and has been loved by viewers since its first broadcast.