Stage Name: CL (씨엘) Birth Name: Lee Chae Lin (이채린) Birthday: February 26, 1991 Hometown: Seoul, South Korea Nationality: Korean Debut: May 17, 2009 Position: Leader, Vocalist, Lead rapper
CL is the leader of popular Kpop girl group 2NE1. She was born in Seoul but spent most of her childhood in Paris and Tokyo. At the age of 13 CL moved to Paris alone to study for two years, before training at JYP Entertainment and then moving to YG Entertainment at age 15. After years of training, CL debuted in 2009 alongside Minzy, Bom, and Dara as part of YG Entertainment's first girl group, 2NE1.
CL made her solo debut with the release of the "The Baddest Female" in May of 2013. A year after her solo debut in Korea, it was announced that the singer/rapper would be making her debut in the United States under the management of Scooter Braun. In November of 2015, nearly a year after the announcement of her American debut, CL released her first single in the U.S., "Hello Bitches", the music video for which has since garnered over 20 million views on YouTube.
Most recently, CL released her first all-English single "Lifted", marking her official American debut. She has hinted that an EP is forthcoming following the single's release, but nothing has been officially released yet. CL is set to embark on her first solo North American tour in October and November of 2016.
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