Meaning of the name EXID, debut date, and debut song
In February 2012, EXID consisted of five members, including Hani, Jung Hwa, LE, Hyelin, and Solji. The name EXID stands for ‘Exceed in Dreaming.’
Before these five artists got involved in this group, just like other idol groups, they followed a not easy path. Before Solji and Hyelin joined the group, EXID consisted of six other people.
Their first debut included Hani, Jung Hwa, LE, Yeji, Dami, and Haeryung. But in the middle of their debut, in April 2012, AB entertainment who oversees EXID, announced that Yeji, Dami, and Haeryung had left the group.
The agency stated that Yuji and Dami left the group to focus on their studies, and Haeryung wanted to focus on her acting career. After all of that, Solji and Hyelin joined the group, and in August 2012, EXID returned with their single “I Feel Good” from their first EP Hippity Hop.
The EP gained much appreciation at that time. Then, on October 11th, they made a comeback with the new song “Hey Boy,” which became an original soundtrack for MBC’s sitcom The Thousandth Man.
Full profile of Solji
As a continuation of the aforementioned members of EXID, it is important to note that Solji is also part of Dasoni with Hani. Her wonderful voice earned her the position of the main vocalist of EXID.
She’s also the group leader; she became the leader because of her attractive singing skills. She joined EXID in August 2012 to replace another member who had left the group.
She was born in Seoul, South Korea, on January 10th, 1989. Before she debuted with EXID, she debuted in the ballad duo 2NB in 2006 and released solo singles in 2012. Then, she worked as EXID’s vocal trainer.
In February 2015, Solji participated in the singing competition program King of Mask Singer. She became the first winner and gained plenty of popularity for her and her group.
Stage Name: Solji (솔지)
Real Name: Heo Sol Ji (허솔지)
Date of Birth: January 10th, 1989
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Position: Leader and main vocalist
Hobby: Listening to music, playing drum
Fun Facts About Solji
- She was a former member of the group 2BN (R&B unit).
- Solji released a total of 23 albums in 2NB, but none of them were a success.
- Solji’s nickname is Heo Bad Gas (Hani said that whenever they’re on a diet and just eat eggs, she always farts).
- Her shoe size is 240 mm.
- Solji has a dog named Choco. Its breed is Chihuahua.
- She is currently on hiatus due to health issues (since late 2016). She’s recovering from her hyperthyroidism.
- Solji’s ideal type is Kim Soo Hyun.
- Her favorite body part on a man is their hips and butt.
- She has the highest liquor resistance among EXID members.
- She is a mentor for the Vocal group in the Under 19 survival show.
Full profile of Hani
If you wonder who the lead vocalist of EXID is, well, the answer is definitely Hani. She is also the visual of the group and part of the subunit Dasoni.
Before Hani join EXID, she was a trainee of JYP. Before she was about to debut, she got cut out somehow.
She was a little bit disappointed and decided to go to China to study instead. Then, her acquaintance called and asked her if she wanted to join AB Entertainment and join EXID.
After that, she came back to Korea and made her debut as a member of EXID. Hani was born in Seoul, South Korea, on May 1st, 1992.
She is now 28 years old. Her real name is Ahn Hee-Yeon, but she decided to debut with Hani as her stage name.
EXID has gained much attention after Hani’s focus fan-cam went viral on social media! In October 2014, a fan-cam was taken of Hani performing “Up & Down.”
The song did not get much attention until this fan-cam blew up in the media.
Stage Name: Hani (하니)
Real Name: Ahn Hee Yeon (안희연)
Date of Birth: May 1st, 1992
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Blood Type: AB
Position: Lead vocalist, the face of the group
Laman Facebook: EXID.HaniAhn
For your information, Hani is the only child in her family, and she stated that she’s happy with that. Hani once aspired to study psychology and become a psychologist.
Hani graduated from Jiri Senior High School, and she also graduated from Global Cyber University. One thing that is not a secret is that Hani is a smart girl.
She has an IQ score of 145.
Fun Facts About Hani
- She speaks English and Chinese.
- She is popular with both women and men.
- In December 2015, she announced she was in a relationship with Xiah Junsu (JYJ/DBSK). In September 2016, it was confirmed they broke up.
- One of Hani’s nicknames is Ahn Burp. Because she always burps at the dinner table.
- They all tried taking a shower together, except for Hani because she’s too shy.
- Hani’s ideal type is Kang Ha Neul (stated on “Master Key”).
- Her zodiac sign is Taurus.
- She was in a show titled Secret Unnie with Choi Yoo Jung from Weki Meki.
- She is friends with Hyunsik from BTOB.
- Hani is currently signed under Sublime Agency after leaving Banana Culture in late May 2019.
Full profile of LE
Born in South Chung Cheong, South Korea, on December 10th, 1991, LE is known as the main rapper of the girl group EXID. Before she joined the group, she was an underground rapper with the stage name Elly.
She made a rap group with another underground rapper Jiggy Fellaz. She was unwilling to join at first, but she eventually joined and started her hip-hop rap career.
In May 2012, LE collaborated with Gavy NJ on their song “Don’t Call Me,” and she sang the rap line.
Stage Name: LE (엘이)
Real Name: Ahn Hyo-jin (안효진)
Date of Birth: December 10th, 1991
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Position: Main Rapper
Hobby: Playing lego
Fun Facts About LE
- LE has a tattoo. It’s a heart, and there’s a music note inside to express her love for music.
- LE has composed 51 songs as of 2017.
- LE auditioned for JYP entertainment but failed.
- According to her fellow members, despite LE’s personality, especially when she performs, she’s the most feminine on EXID.
- LE’s nickname is Ahn Dirty because she never cleaned up when they lived together.
- LE doesn’t like rides at amusement parks. She always talked about this when they were on Showtime.
- LE’s ideal type is Cha Seung Won.
- LE is close with the model Park Hwan Hee.
- Park Hwan-hee met her ex-husband through LE.
- EXID was relied upon to make their debut in January, yet they delayed it since LE injured her leg during their dance practice.