ICU: Profile, Facts, Official Debut, and Most Recent News

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Let’s Get To Know ICU (아이씨유)

ICU is a South Korean girl group currently consisting of five members. The group consists of Chae-i, Hayu, Abin, Ella, and Naye. ICU is under Liz Entertainment. They’re promoting in both Korea and Japan. The concept of the group is they’re using an admission system, which means that other members could be added along the way. In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with information about ICU, such as members’ profiles and recent news. Stay tuned!

ICU’s Profile

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ICU consists of five members: Chae-i, Hayu, Abin, Ella, and Naye. Let’s check out their profiles and some fun facts about the members!

Chae-i’s Profile

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  • Stage Name: Chae-i (채이)
  • Group Position: Lead Vocalist, Rapper
  • Real Name: –
  • Date of Birth: September 16th, 1998
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Star Sign: Virgo
  • Height: 161 cm (5’2)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: A
  • Years Active: 2019–present
  • Agency: Liz Entertainment
  • Associated Acts: ICU, Chic & Idle
  • Debut Date: October 22nd, 2019 (with ICU), and July 20th, 2020 (with Chic & Idle)
  • Twitter: icu_chaei

Interesting Facts About Chae-i

  • On September 29th, 2019, Chae-i was officially introduced as a member of ICU.
  • She graduated from Performing Arts High School.
  • Her hobbies are watching dramas, selfies, playing games, and doing self nail art.
  • Chae-i is also part of the project girl group CHIC&IDLE. She debuted in the group on July 20th, 2020.

Hayu’s Profile

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  • Stage Name: Hayu (하유)
  • Group Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Visual, Face of the Group
  • Real Name: –
  • Date of Birth: October 26th, 1998
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Star Sign: Scorpio
  • Height: 163 cm (5’3″)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: B
  • Years Active: 2019–present
  • Agency: Liz Entertainment
  • Associated Acts: ICU, Chic & Idle
  • Debut Date: October 22nd, 2019 (with ICU), and July 20th, 2020 (with Chic & Idle)
  • Twitter: icu_hayu

Interesting Facts About Hayu

  • On September 29th, 2019, Hayu was officially introduced as a member of ICU.
  • She has majored in dance and is good at sports.
  • Her hobbies are watching fantasy movies, and also animation movies. She likes to go for a walk.
  • Her favorite foods are tteokbokki and chocolate.
  • Hayu was introduced to be a part of the project girl group, CHIC&IDLE on June 25th, 2020. She debuted in the group on July 20th, 2020.

Abin’s Profile

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  • Stage Name: Abin (아빈)
  • Group Position: Leader, Vocalist, Main Dancer, Main Rapper
  • Real Name: Jang Jeong Hee (양정희)
  • Date of Birth: June 22nd, 1996
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Star Sign: Cancer
  • Height: 167 cm (5’5’’)
  • Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Years Active: 2019–present
  • Agency: Liz Entertainment
  • Associated Acts: ICU, Chic & Idle
  • Debut Date: October 22nd, 2019 (with ICU), and July 20th, 2020 (with Chic & Idle)
  • Twitter: icu_abin

Interesting Facts About Abin

  • She is a former member of Chic Angel, and was known by the stage name Sha Sha (샤샤). After she left Chic Angel, she joined YJIG by the stage name Abin in 2019. Later, the group (YJIG) decided to disband.
  • On September 30th, 2019, Abin was officially introduced as a member of ICU.
  • She graduated from Performing Arts High School and won many major dance competitions in the theaters. She also won in a dance competition and performed it in front of the prime minister.
  • Her hobbies are shooting, playing darts, and collecting accessories.
  • Abin was introduced to be a part of the project girl group, CHIC&IDLE on July 2nd, 2020. She debuted in the group on July 20th, 2020.

Ella’s Profile

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  • Stage Name:  Ella (엘라)
  • Group Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
  • Real Name: –
  • Date of Birth: June 11th, 1999
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Star Sign: Gemini
  • Height: 165 cm (5’4’’)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Years Active: 2019–present
  • Agency: Liz Entertainment
  • Associated Acts: ICU, Chic & Idle
  • Debut Date: October 22nd, 2019 (with ICU), and July 20th, 2020 (with Chic & Idle)

Interesting Facts About Ella

  • On September 29th, 2019, Ella was officially introduced as a member of ICU.
  • Her hobbies are sports and entertainment. She is really good at sports. She also loves to go to karaoke a lot.
  • Her favorite food is any meat.
  • She is the youngest (maknae) of the group.
  • Ella is a part of the project girl group, CHIC&IDLE. She debuted in the group on July 20th, 2020.

Naye’s Profile

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  • Stage Name: Naye (나예)
  • Former name: Joha, Joah
  • Group Position: Vocalist
  • Real Name: Jo Ho-yeon (조호연)
  • Date of Birth: November 13th, 1997
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Star Sign: Scorpio
  • Height: 162 cm (5’3’’)
  • Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Years Active: 2018–present
  • Agency: GR Entertainment (2018–2019), Liz Entertainment (2020–present)
  • Associated Acts: YJIG, ICU, Chic & Idle
  • Debut Date: September 5th, 2018 (with YJIG), May 31st, 2020 (with ICU), and July 20th, 2020 (with Chic & Idle)
  • Twitter: icu_naye

Interesting Facts About Naye

  • She is a former member of YJIG, along with Abin.
  • On May 31st, 2020, Naye was officially introduced as a member of ICU. She was introduced under the name Joah (조아). However, later she decided to change her stage name to Naye (나예).
  • Hoyomi (호요미) is Naye’s nickname.
  • Her hobbies are taking pictures (photography), and listening to music.
  • Her specialty is flexibility and imagination.
  • Her favorite foods are snack bars chocolate, cheese, bread, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Western cuisine.
  • Naye is a part of the project girl group CHIC&IDLE. She debuted in the group on July 20th, 2020.

Official Debut

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ICU officially debuted on October 22nd, 2019, with the digital single “Cupid.” ICU is pronounced differently and is called Aiku. ICU means “I See You.”  I See You has also a meaning of “I’m looking at you,” and “AIKU” expresses cuteness and familiarity by using the exclamation as a double expression.

“Cupid” is a kind of retro dance song with exciting melody and rhyme. The song was written by Raeun, composed and arranged by Hyunsoo Lee. The album consists of two tracks, “CUPID,” and “CUPID (Inst.).” On April 17th, ICU made their music debut through the Arirang TV music show Simply K-Pop.

Check out ICU’s “Cupid” promotional video on music shows:

Latest News

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On July 20th, 2020, all the originals members of ICU were set to debut in CHIC&IDLE. CHIC&IDLE is Liz Entertainment’s new nine-member project girl group. Liz Entertainment announced the notice in June 2020. The group consists of Hayu, Chae i, Ella, and Abin of ICU, U Hee, Laeun, and Dayeon of Chic Angel, Byeolha (former MIDNIGHT), and Xindy (former DPOP Friends, MIDNIGHT & Daydream).

The group debuted with the single “3! 4!” The song was written and composed by Lee Hyun Do, and arranged by Hyunsoo Lee. They made a comeback appearance on Mnet’s M Countdown on July 16th, 2020.

Check out the music video here:

Recently, ICU made a Japanese version of “CUPID.” It marks ICU’s first Japanese single. The song was released on July 10th, 2020. The title of the song is “CUPID (Japanese Ver.).” They are the first artist under their label (Liz Entertainment) to make a debut outside of South Korea.

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