EXID’s Story and Member Profiles
EXID (이엑스아이디) consists of 5 members: Solji, LE, Hani, Hyerin, and Junghwa.
1. EXID Member – Solji
Stage Name: Solji (솔지)
Birth Name: Heo Sol-ji (허솔지)
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist
Birthday: January 10, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
– She was an R&B singer.
– She is 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.
– She also had a solo career, and released a single in 2008.
– Solji was EXID’s vocal trainer before joining the band.
– In 2015, she won King of Mask Singer.
– She likes hiking.
– Solji’s nickname is Heo Bad Gas (Hani has said that whenever they’re on a diet, they’ll just eat eggs, and she always farts). – shaRtube
– Solji raises her legs in her sleep.
– Her shoe size is 240mm.
– Solji has a dog named Choco who is a Chihuahua.
– She is a part of EXID’s sub-unit Dasoni with member Hani.
– Solji really likes men in white pants.
– She is currently on hiatus due to health issues (since late 2016). She’s recovering from hyperthyroidism.
– Solji’s ideal type: Kim Soo Hyun
2. EXID Member – LE
Stage Name: LE (엘이)
Birth Name: Ahn Hyo-jin (안효진)
Position: Main Rapper
Birthday: December 10, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
– She was born in Cheonan, Chungcheong, South Korea
– Family: she has a younger brother
– She loves playing with Legos.
– LE and Zinger (Secret) are really close.
– She collaborated with Huh Gak for “Whenever You Play That Song.”
– She was part of underground group Jiggy Fellaz under name “Elly.”
– The girl who sings in MBLAQ’s “Oh yeah” is LE, when she was in Jiggy Fellaz.
– She collaborated with BIGSTAR’s FeelDog & B2ST’s Junhyung for “You Got Some Nerve.”
– LE was a former Cube trainee.
– She participated in “Show Me the Money 2.”
– LE has a tattoo. It’s a heart with a music note inside to express her love for music (info from shaRtube).
– LE has composed 51 songs as of 2017. (shaRtube)
– LE had/has a scooter named Pinz.
– She has a dog named Wooyoo.
– LE auditioned for JYP entertainment but failed.
– LE sang the chorus line (sugar free) on T-ara’s song Sugar Free.
– Despite LE’s initial impressions, especially when she performs, she’s actually the most feminine on EXID according to her fellow members.
– Hani and LE check the stores’ supply of vitamins whenever they get off airplanes.
– LE’s nickname is Ahn Dirty because she never cleaned up when they lived together.
– LE doesn’t like rides on amusement parks, which she talked about when the group was on Showtime.
– LE’s Ideal type: Cha Seung Won
3. EXID Member – Hani
Stage Name: Hani (하니)
Birth Name: Ahn Hee-yeon (안희연)
Position: Vocalist, Face of the Group
Birthday: May 1, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
– She was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– She is a former trainee of JYP.
– She’s very smart, with an IQ of 145.
– She studied in China when she was young.
– She speaks English and Chinese.
– Hani has a cat named Fati.
– She is a part of EXID’s sub-unit Dasoni with member Solji.
– She appeared in several episodes of the variety show Off to School.
– She appeared in the show Match Made in Heaven Returns.
– She was a cast member on the show Crime Scene 2.
– She was a host for the show A Style for You.
– She participated in the show King of Mask Singer.
– In December of 2015, it was announced that she was in a relationship with Xiah Junsu (JYJ/DBSK). In September of 2016, it was confirmed that they broke up.
– In April 2016, Hani and Super Junior’s Heechul were appointed as new MCs for Weekly Idol (Hani is always being teased by Heechul).
– One of Hani’s nicknames is Ahn Burp because she always burps at the dinner table. (shaRtube)
– Hani is shy around strangers (Secret Variety Training).
– Hani did triathlons up until middle school because her mother thought it would make Hani more obedient.
– Hani had a deal with her mother: if EXID is failed in three years, her mother’s would send her away to study (Up & Down was released three years after their debut). – shaRtube
– The group all tried taking a shower together once, except for Hani because she was too shy. – shaRtube (Hani, is this you?)
– Hani’s ideal type: Kang Ha Neul (stated on “Master Key”)
4. EXID Member – Hyerin
Stage Name: Hyerin (혜린)
Birth Name: Seo Hye-rin (서혜린)
Position: Lead Vocalist
Birthday: August 23, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 166,7 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 47 kg (103lbs)
– She was born in Gwangju South Korea.
– She is the only child in her family.
– She graduated from Dongduk Women’s University.
– Favorite food: Sushi
– Favorite color: Blue
– Role Model: Shinhwa
– She does not like cats.
– She speaks Korean and English. (English – Kinda? XD)
– She can play the violin.
– Her aunt is a music teacher.
– Hyerin participated in the show Superstar K3 (2011).
– Hyerin was a former Cube trainee.
– She participated in King of Mask Singer.
– Hyerin has a tattoo that says, “Mind over matter” (Info from shaRtube).
– Hyerin’s ideal type: Hyelin once said that her ideal man is a tsundere type, and Seo In Guk’s character in Reply 1997 is the closest to her ideal type. She also likes Kim Woo Bin.
5. EXID Member – Jeonghwa
Stage Name: Jeonghwa (정화)
Birth Name: Park Jung-hwa (박정화)
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper, Visual, Maknae
Birthday: May 8, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 169 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
Blood Type: A
– She was born in Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
– She’s a former trainee of JYP.
– She appeared in Wonder Girls’ Tell Me music video.
– She was featured in Huh Gak’s Whenever You Play That Song music video.
– She appeared in several episodes of the show Match Made in Heaven Returns.
– She has wanted to be an actress since she was a child.
– She acted in Uprising of Wife when she was very young.
– She’s very sociable.
– She can play the piano.
– Junghwa made her acting debut as a child actress in Wives on Strike (2004).
– Jeonghwa is called Maeboli because she annoys the group and tries to go into the bathroom with Hani even though Hani hates it.
– Jeonghwa always exercises after waking up (this was shown on Showtime and stated by the other members as well).
– Jeonghwa’s waist is 23 inches (58cm).
– Jeonghwa’s neck is 19cm (7.4 inches) long and her arms are 75cm long (29.5 inches) (they measured her for a show since she is known for her long neck and arms).
– Jeonghwa has a pet dog named Mocha (Weekly Idol).
– Jeonghwa’s ideal type: Gong Yoo
EXID’s Debut and Songs
EXID released their first single Whoz That Girl, off the digital single album Holla, on February 16, 2012. They made their debut performance on M! Countdown and then went on to perform on Music Core and Inkigayo. Their debut song Whoz That Girl peaked at number 36 on the Gaon Singles Chart and ultimately sold 840,000 digital copies.
In April of 2012, AB Entertainment officially announced members Yuji, Dami, and Haeryeong’s departure and said in a statement that Yuji and Dami had left the group to focus on their studies, while Haeryeong had left to pursue an acting career. They were replaced by Solji, a former member of vocal duo 2NB, and Hyelin, who was actually considered for EXID’s original lineup before she was dropped. With their new members, EXID returned in August 2012 with their second single I Feel Good from their first EP Hippity Hop.
Hippity Hop debuted at number 13 on the Gaon Albums Chart, selling 1,500 copies. EXID then released the digital single Every Night in October. The title track is an alternate version of LE’s self-written song Phone Call, which was recorded for their debut EP. Every Night debuted at number 43 on the Gaon Singles Chart, selling 105,000 digital copies.
On October 11, EXID released the song Hey Boy as part of the soundtrack release for MBC’s sitcom The Thousandth Man. The song is the female version of B1A4’s song Hey Girl. Producer Shinsadong Tiger rearranged the song into a “reggae style” to create a different approach from B1A4’s original version. It was revealed on November 30 that EXID, along with Big Star and D-Unit, would release a collaboration album in addition to doing a special end-of-the-year show. The concert, entitled “The Bugs Show Vol. 1,” was held on December 22 at the V-Hall in the Hongdae area of Seoul. On December 6, EXID won the rookie award at the 20th Korea Culture & Entertainment Awards.