Check Out EXID’s Hani’s Performance
They’re officially back! EXID, the girl group whose name stands for “Exceed in Dreaming,” has made their latest comeback with the song “I Love You.” Not only they have come back to the stage with a new song and dance, but the girls are coming with the full team. The funky retro-pop track marks the return of lead vocalist Heo Solji, who took a break from the group last year due to hyperthyroidism-related health issues.
Each of the group’s members has marked her own come back with fresh new air with their catchy songs and dance. Not to mention the face of the group, Hani. Ahn Hee-yeon, her actual name, became very popular after her fancam in EXID’s top song, “Up and Down,” went viral. If you want to watch Hani’s performance in “I Love You,” EXID’s latest comeback song, keep scrolling and check this out!
The Comeback With the Single “I Love You”
In November 2018, EXID made a full group comeback with Solji for the first time in two years.
Hani in the Music Video of “I Love You”
The release of “I Love You” was paired with a humorous, Muppet-filled music video that features the women getting over heartbreak and rewinding time — literally, thanks to some VHS tapes. Only a group as confident in themselves and their music as EXID can create a video that has them posing as broken-hearted wrecks, vomiting over toilets and all, while still coming off as immensely stylish and empowered, donning both party clothes and red power suits.
There is also a cut version of the MV which shows Hani’s section!
According to SBS PopAsia, here are the moods from Hani in the “I Love You” MV
- Sleepy and tired, even the toilet becomes a good place to sleep. We’ve been through it too, Hani!
2. Who else ever does this? So relatable!
3. Crying in the club.
4. The moment after your bae replies to your message
Here you can watch the full MV!
Hani’s Performances on Music Show
Like any other group, after the song “I Love You” was released, EXID’s schedule got full of promotions and performances in music shows. Their live performance is the one that all fans are eager to see. Without further explanation, here are the top live performances of EXID’s full-team comeback with “I Love You.”
- M Channel M-Countdown performance
This performance marked their first live performance in promoting “I Love You.” They also sang “Up & Down” and an intro. In this performance, all of them wore patterned and full-color blazer and pants with an inner crop. Hani wore a turquoise top and bottom with an inner checkboard crop top. She looks stunning, doesn’t she?
- SBS Inkigayo performance
In this performance, Hani wore a black glittering blazer with some bold makeup. As always, she looks very pretty and her dance is really catchy. Hani never disappoints us!
- Show Campion
No wonder, Hani is called the face of the group. You can see how good her performance is here!
Hani’s Popular Fancam(s)
Remember the famous EXID’s Hani fancam that caused “Up & Down” to dominate the digital charts weeks after its release?
After the release, the viral fancam successfully recorded over 20 million views on YouTube, making it the most viewed fancam that focuses on one specific member.
This video was originally posted on October 8th, 2014, and caused an unexpected, abnormal phenomenon at the time. While “Up & Down” was originally just outside of the top 100 on most music charts upon its release in August 2014, this fancam, along with a couple of other similar videos, single-handedly re-kindled an interest in the song a few months later. The song would even eventually win number one on several music shows.
Regarding the fancam itself, Hani says, “First, I’m surprised and thankful that many people still like [the video]. Every time I watch it, I vividly remember how we were stuck in a difficult situation back then. Whenever things get rough, I gain strength by watching that fancam myself.”
She also explains how it felt like a gift from the heavens when they were at their lowest. They gained the public’s love and attention because of that fancam, and it’s the reason they are able to stand where they are today. The idol thanks everyone one more time, and promises to work even harder.
If you are curious about her “Up & Down” fancam, check out the video below!
And this one is Hani’s fancam for “I Love You”
Who else can’t wait for their comeback in 2019 with the full team?
Latest News of EXID’s Hani
EXID’s Hani and Jeonghwa are going separate ways with Banana Culture Entertainment. The EXID members’ agreements are set to terminate toward the month’s end, and in an official explanation Friday morning, Banana Culture uncovered that Hani and Jeonghwa have chosen not to renew their agreements. Solji, LE, and Hyelin have re-signed with the agency. Banana Culture focused on this does not mean EXID is disbanding and expressed that they are thinking about manners by which the group can promote together later on.
Here is the full proclamation from EXID’s agency:
“Hello, this is Banana Culture Entertainment. This is our official statement about EXID’s contracts.
Solji, LE, and Hyelin expressed their wishes to remain with the agency and re-signed with us. Hani and Jeonghwa have, after a long discussion with the agency, reached an agreement with us and decided to go their separate ways after their contracts expire at the end of May 2019.
The three EXID members who have renewed their contracts with us will be focusing on their individual promotions for the time being. Solji and LE are preparing to promote as solo artists, highlighting their singing, rapping, and producing talents, and Hyelin is planning on tackling a variety of broadcast and music activities with her various talents and appealing image.
EXID is an important group to Banana Culture as well as the fans, and as such, we are not thinking of this as the group disbanding. The members are also thinking of it more as a turning point from which they can take on new challenges. We are deliberating on ways in which EXID can promote together in the future.
[Banana Culture] will do our best so that Solji, LE, and Hyelin can carry out stable and active solo promotions.
We also express our deep gratitude to Hani and Jeonghwa. Though their contracts are officially expiring, we sincerely wish them the best in their future endeavors.
We ask for your encouragement and support for the five members of EXID, who have new roads ahead. Thank you.”
EXID will make a comeback as a full group before going on rest. On May 3, the group’s agency, Banana Culture Entertainment remarked, “EXID is releasing a new mini album on [May] 15,” and added, “EXID will take a hiatus from team activities after completing broadcast promotions and performances in Korea and overseas following their album release. The agreement has been made for Hani and Jeonghwa to carry out all scheduled activities before searching for new agencies.”