Since their debut in late 2018 with their uber-successful song and video “Latata”, this group of young and brilliant young women have released multiple songs and videos, had a successful TV run on Mnet’s Queendom and participation in many other projects.
The year 2020 has (G)I-DLE poised for even bigger recognition. They recently received an Award for Best Performance at the annual Golden Disc Awards and the World K-Pop Rookie award from the GAON Chart Music Awards. In addition, they performed in early January as fans cheered at the Golden Disc Music Awards along with other critically acclaimed artists such as BTS, MonstaX, TWICE and others.
In 2019, (G)I-DLE released their album I Made, which featured their hit single “Senorita”. That song quickly rose to viral fame and viewed on YouTube over 70 million times and racking up Spotify streams of over 35 million. Following that, these multi talented singers released their next song “Uh-Oh”, which met with similar success. As their songs and videos grew, so did their fandom, #Neverland, who have supported these fierce, independent and talented women — Miyeon, Minnie, Soojin, Soyeon, Yuqi, and Shuhua — as they navigate their songs and showcase their unique and individual musical abilities.
(G)I-DLE was one of the most popular bands on Mnet’s Queendom, an American Idol type show with a reality TV format that showed the development of a few different bands competing for the win. As they went up against more established K-Pop artists known mostly in Korea, (G)I-DLE became the center of every episode and was the hands-down fan favorite every week.
(G)I-DLE released their powerful song and video “Lion”, which received immediate critical acclaim and trended on Twitter for the first three days after release. The song spent four weeks on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart and was voted by Billboard as one of the top 25 K-Pop songs released in 2019. Billboard wrote: “Though not part of an official album by the group… ‘Lion’ is one of the most visceral tracks of the year. Every part of this anthem is brimming with untamed, frenetic, self-assured power that’s channeled into its booming rhythms, more appropriate for a battlefield than a stage. As the young lionesses of (G)I-dle reshape the terrain by ‘dancing to the lion’s wild beat’ and walk through the carcasses of their naysayers to ‘take their crowns’, their message is loud and clear: take your best shot. They’re ready.”