Everything You Should Know About Fiestar’s Lead Vocalist Kim Hye-mi!
The career of a K-pop idol doesn’t necessarily guarantee everything. Every K-pop idol has their own way to maintain their career journey which is their main job as an entertainer and singer. Likewise with one member of the girl group Fiestar, which is Hyemi. After debuting in 2012, she had to leave the group due to its disbandment in 2018.
So, what is the latest news from Fiestar’s Hyemi at this time? Do you know Fiestar’s Hyemi? Without waiting any longer, let’s find out more about Fiestar’s Hyemi starting from her full profile, fun facts, to her latest activities after the group disbanded in this article below!
Fiestar’s Hyemi’s Full Profile
Real Name: Kim Hye-mi (Hangul: 김혜미)
Stage Name: Hyemi (Hangul: 혜미)
Birth: Jungnang-gu, Seoul, South Korea, August 10, 1990
Star Sign: Leo
Height: 161 cm (5’3″)
Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Position in the Group: Lead Vocalist
- Seoul Myeonmok Elementary School
- Hwigyeong Girls’ Middle School
- Hyewon Girls’ High School
- Bachelor of Economics in Gyeonggi University
Family Member: Parents and Younger Sister
Fiestar’s Hyemi’s Fun Facts
- Fiestar’s Hyemi’s nickname is The Witty Prankster
- Fiestar’s Hyemi was a trainee for 6 years before debuting
- Fiestar’s Hyemi made her solo debut with the song “Lucid Dream” under the name YEL on May 24, 2018
- Fiestar’s Hyemi’s Chinese name is Jin Huimei (金惠美)
- Fiestar’s Hyemi was a backup dancer for Sunny Hill’s “Midnight Circus”
- Fiestar’s Hyemi appeared in IU‘s “You & I” music video
- Fiestar’s Hyemi was a contestant of Girl Spirit
- Fiestar’s Hyemi also contributed to writing and composing songs for Busters and SUPER JUNIOR-K.R.Y
- Fiestar’s Hyemi sang an OST for the SBS drama Saimdang: Memoir of Colors
- Fiestar’s Hyemi sometimes posts covers and vlogs on her YouTube channel
- Fiestar’s Hyemi’s ideal type is someone who is responsible and sensible. In her own words, “someone like me”
- Fiestar’s Hyemi shares the same birth name as BLACKSWAN‘s (and ex-RaNia) Hyeme and Seoulmoon‘s Kim Hyemi
- Fiestar’s Hyemi was featured on MBLAQ’s single titled “Stop Saying It’s Alright”
- Fiestar’s Hyemis’s role model is Beyoncé
- Fiestar’s Hyemi’s hobbies are surfing the Internet, buying things for the house, singing, dancing, and composing
Fiestar’s Hyemi’s Discography
The main vocalist from Fiestar turned out to have had a great opportunity to debut as a soloist in 2017 using her stage name YEL. As an idol as well as a singer, she proved that she is able to attract the attention of her fans by releasing several singles.
Let’s check out Fiestar’s Hyemi’s discography, music videos, and singles in this session below!
On October 26, 2017, Fiestar’s Hyemi released a digital single titled “I Don’t Mind” featuring Kazef. This song is the debut single from Fiestar’s Hyemi as a soloist, but it does not have a music video. “I Don’t Mind” has a very fresh electronic pop genre, and the voice of Fiestars’ main vocalist also sounds very melodious in this song.
On May 25, 2018, Fiestar’s Hyemi started promoting her new stage name YEL by releasing another new digital single titled “Lucid Dream” featuring HORIM. Like the title of this song, YEL is transformed as a woman who appears in an aesthetic music video as if she is in the middle of a beautiful lucid dream. This song also has an RnB genre which is very nice to add to your playlist to enjoy the day.
On August 16, 2018, YEL released another new digital single titled “Come Out” without a music video. However, she made a comeback with a refreshing song for fans to listen to. With a yellow single cover, “Come Out” is a very nice song to listen to during the summer while feeling the breeze when this song is played. YEL also made this song with a very light strain so that everyone will love this song.
On August 25, 2019, YEL released her first new album with the lead track entitled “Lethargic.” This album has two singles with one with the same title as the album and also another single titled “Paradise” featuring Freezy. “Lethargic” is an RnB soul music genre that is certainly the identity of YEL in every solo single she releases.
Do you like Fiestar’s Hyemi or YEL’s singles?
Fiestar’s Hyemi’s Activity After Fiestar Disbanded
Sad news came from a K-pop group when one girl group that had a long career had to be declared disbanded. It was Fiestar who chose not to renew the contract with the agency that had been managing them since their debut until the disbandment news circulated through media.
On March 15, 2018, various South Korean news outlets reported that the five-member girl group’s contract with Fave Entertainment expired on April 30, 2018. Cao Lu was said to be the only member who will be extending the contract while the others chose to leave.
At that time, Fave Entertainment immediately confirmed the news and said that Linzy, Jei, Yezi, and Hyemi’s contracts had ended, but Cao Lu would end her contract in May 2018. After leaving the old agency, the four members immediately took steps to continue their careers. Linzy and Jei joined another agency to pursue their acting careers while Yezi and Hyemi were still planning what to do next.
Former Fiestar member Hyemi talked about her memories when she was still promoting as a member of a girl group a year after the group disbanded. This was told by the singer who currently goes by the stage name YEL in an interview for the celebration of her third single album Feel Lethargic on September 2, 2019.
In the interview, Hyemi who is now performing under the stage name YEL admitted that she did not get income from her career as a member of the girl group Fiestar. Although the members appear luxurious on stage, they only got pocket money without being paid by the company.
“My income is zero. The agency provided us with high-quality gig clothing and props. But, compared to that [expenditure], our results were not that great. However, [Loen Entertainment is] a good agency. They will always give us pocket money,” YEL said.
Even though she doesn’t get income, working with Fiestar is a valuable experience for the singer of Lucid Dream. Moreover, the group also disbanded on good terms. “Although I didn’t receive any income, working with Fiestar was a valuable experience for me. We weren’t very popular, but there are still a lot of people who remember Fiestar,” YEL said.
The singer who has the full name Kim Hyemi’s also thanked the fans for the support given. She promises to keep improving and making good music.
“After the group disbanded, I gave vocal lessons to people who were training to become idols. During that process, I also seriously thought and learned about my voice and the way I produce sound. It may sound cliché, but I hope you guys keep an eye on me because I will continue to improve [myself] and make good music,” she concluded.
After time passed, Hyemi decided to become a soloist under her new stage name YEL, and she has been signed under Lighthouse since 2018 until now. she honed her skills as a producer and songwriter after Fiestar disbanded. YEL is also known to have released singles since 2017, and every year she comes back with new digital singles until now.
Not only that but YEL also has YouTube as a social media platform to upload her new activities and work. If you visit her YouTube, you can see a lot of content such as vlogs, song covers, and many more that have been shared to keep active updates and to interact with her fans.
Besides YouTube, YEL also has her official Instagram account to keep updating her daily activities, work, and more. Through social media, YEL, also known by her real name Kim Hyemi, often provides information about her current or future work. Don’t forget to follow YEL’s social media and keep giving her a lot of support by sending positive comments only!
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