IVE is a South Korean girl group formed by Starship Entertainment and its members include Liz, Rei, Wonyoung, Yujin, Gaeul, and Leeseo. The group made its debut on December 1, 2021, with the release of the single album Eleven. Its discography also consists of other albums and songs like After Like, Love Dive, My Satisfaction, Take It, and Royal. In addition to that, IVE has won various awards which include the likes of Seoul Music Award, Asia Artist Award, Golden Disc Award, Hanteo Music Award, MAMA Award, Asian Pop Music Award, Brand of the Year Award, Melon Music Award, Genie Music Award, K-Global Heart Dream Award, MTV Video Music Award Japan, and The-K Billboard Award.
- Liz – Vocalist
- Rei – Rapper, Vocalist
- Wonyoung – Vocalist
- Yujin – Leader, Dancer, Vocalist
- Gaeul – Dancer, Rapper
- Leeseo – Vocalist
Seoul, South Korea
Starship Entertainment, Kioon Music
On December 1, 2021, IVE released its debut single album Eleven and it peaked at #1 on the South Korean Albums (Gaon) chart. Also, the album was certified as ‘Platinum’ in South Korea.
It included 2 songs – Eleven and Take It. The song Eleven ranked at #9 on the World Digital Song Sales chart and charted on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. US charts for 14 consecutive weeks. It also peaked the Billboard’s Hot Trending Songs chart as well as entered the Japan Hot 100 chart.
In April 2023, the group released its first full-length studio album titled I’ve IVE.
- The group’s name is a contraction for “I have”. The significance of the name is that the group aspires to show what “I have” to the audience with confidence and instead of telling the story of growth, the group aims to portray a “complete girl group” from the start.
- From November 3, 2021, to November 8, 2021, the group members were revealed (in order: Yujin, Gaeul, Wonyoung, Liz, Rei, and Leeseo).
- It was confirmed on November 8, 2021, that the group would debut on December 1, 2021.
- On December 3, 2021, IVE made its broadcast debut on KBS2’s Music Bank, performing Eleven.
- The girl group was named the most anticipated K-pop artist of the year by 31 of the most popular music agency experts from different entertainment companies in January 2022.
- IVE‘s 2nd single album Love Dive was released on April 5, 2022, and it includes 2 songs – Love Dive and Royal. It debuted peaking on the weekly Gaon Album Chart and was also included in Uproxx‘s list of “The Best K-Pop Albums of 2022”. Moreover, the album was certified as ‘3× Platinum’ in South Korea.
- The girl group IVE released its 3rd single album After Like on August 22, 2022, and it consists of 2 songs – After Like and My Satisfaction. The album peaked at #1 on the South Korean Albums (Circle) chart and at #20 on the Croatia International Albums (HDU) chart.
- IVE members served as models for SK Telecom‘s “V Coloring” (a subscription-based video ringback tone service) in August 2022.
- IVE was appointed as an ambassador for the Korean Red Cross’ annual “Everyone Campaign” to promote volunteering in September 2022.
- The girl group IVE has served as models for the “2023 Pepsi Project” and IVE members were announced as exclusive models for Papa John’s Pizza on January 21, 2023.
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