As the world of entertainment continues to evolve, barriers that used to exist due to distance, race, and language are being broken down. One of the styles of music which has come to the fore with this evolution is K-Pop. Young stars, especially from South Korea and China are at the forefront of this musical genre and have produced songs that have come to be universally loved and accepted peaking on several charts worldwide. Members of the girl group Elris are some of the stars who have come to be known globally under the k-pop umbrella.
The group, which was formed by Hunus Entertainment and made its debut on the 1st of June 2017, has 5 members – Yukyung, Bella, Sohee, Karin and Hyeseong who have a lot in common as they are all young, talented and pretty. Here is a look at each member as well as details of their music.
Profile of Elris Members
Bella, whose real name is Choi Yoon-ah, was born in Incheon, South Korea on the 2nd of February 1999. She schooled at Dangjin school and is the leader of the group as well as its main rapper who is known to write her own lyrics. Her stage name was given to her by the company.
Bella has revealed that one of the rappers who inspires her is Yezi and she has also admitted that she finds it a little difficult learning choreography. She was a contestant on YG’s MixNine where she was voted as the ‘Best Style’ contestant. She ranked 18th on the show.
Hyeseong was born Yang Hye-sun in Jeolla, South Korea on the 15th of October 1999. She received her education at Hwaseong school and is known as the lead vocalist as well as a dancer of the group. Like Bella, she was also a contestant on YG’s MixNine but got eliminated in the tenth episode.
Hyeseong is very good at doing voice impressions, arranging nano blocks, and beatboxing. She is also a budding actress who has appeared in a few commercials and movies.
Yukyung’s birth name is Lee Yu-Kyung and she was born in Seoul, South Korea on the 5th of November 1999. She is the main dancer of the group who also contributes with vocals. The young girl specialized in traditional Korean dancing in middle school and learned it for seven years. She came first place in the Women’s University competition in the Korean dance category and is the first person to learn their group choreography very fast.
Sohee’s birth name is Kim So-hee and she was born in Incheon, South Korea on the 31st of December 1999. The young girl has come to be described as the face of the group who contributes with vocals as well as in dancing. She can speak a bit of English and was also a contestant at ‘K-Pop Star 6 where she finished in 2nd place.
Sohee is the only Elris member who had gained popularity and had some form of fan base before joining the group. She began her solo career in 2017 with the release of some tracks which have done pretty well.
Karin’s birth name is Min Ka-rin and she was born in Busan, South Korea on the 5th of January 2002. She is a vocalist and rapper.
Although the youngest of the group, Karin has been described as one of the strongest members. She was also a contestant on K-Pop Star 6 but got eliminated early in the show. Karin is also good at mimicking different characters but has been described as the worst dancer in the group.
Elris has released three Extended Plays since they made their debut in 2017. Their first EP, which was titled We, First and released on the 1st of June 2017, contained five tracks. The album peaked at #21 on the Korea music chart and sold over four thousand copies in the country.
In September 2017, Elris members came together to drop their second EP titled Color Crush. The album had 6 tracks and peaked at #15 while selling just under six thousand five hundred copies in Korea.
Their third EP was released on the 28th of June 2018. It had 5 tracks and also peaked at #15, selling just under six thousand copies.
Other Facts You Need To Know About Elris Members
The girl group has performed above expectations even though they were created by one of the smaller agencies in South Korea. They won the ‘Best Rookie Group’ for the female category in the 24th Korean Entertainment Arts Awards in 2018.
One of the reasons why their efforts as a group have been commended is because they are so young. In 2017 when they debuted, they were all 18 years old asides from Karin who was 16 years old a the time.