Hwang Ye Ji is a well-known South Korean singer, rapper, and dancer who goes by the stage name Yeji. She is the leader of the JYP Entertainment girl group ITZY.
Yeji: Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, and Education
Hwang Ye Ji was born in Seoul, South Korea on May 26, 2000. Despite being born in Seoul, she grew up in Jeonju, South Korea. Yeji had been charting her own future course long before she joined ITZY.
Yeji auditioned and was accepted as a trainee in 2016 after performing “Like Ohh Ahh” by Twice. Later that year, she appeared on SBS’ reality competition television series “The Fan,” where she was eliminated in the fifth episode.
She strained her back before one of her performances. During her stint on the show, 2 PM’s Junho lauded her and dubbed her “JYP’s Secret Weapon.”
It was revealed in January 2019 that she will be joining JYP’s new girl group, ITZY, and she debuted as a member and leader of ITZY with five members. Yeji is an expert in rapping.
|Full Name||Hwan Ye Ji|
|Stage Name||Yeji (예지)|
|Birthday||26th of May 2000|
|Birth Place||Seoul, South Korea|
|Associated Act||ITZY (있지))|
|Position||Leader, Main dancer, lead vocalist|
|Net Worth||$1.56 million|
Yeji: Professional Careers and Life
Yeji, the leader of ITZY, has an exceptional capacity to lead her comrades, and her members look up to her. While they were both trainees, she assisted Yuna in her early days. Ryujin, Yuna, Lia, Hwang Ye Ji, and Chaeryeong are members of ITZY.
Despite being the group’s main dancer, Yeji is believed to have been uninterested in dancing until her older sister urged her to practice with her, which became her hobby, and she began learning properly.
ITZY made its JYP Entertainment debut on February 12, 2019, with a single album “It’z Different” and its first single “Dalla Dalla.” It was one of the most successful Billboard debuts by a new K-pop act in recent years, peaking at number two on the World Digital Song Sales chart.
The music video achieved 17.1 million views within 24 hours of its release, breaking the record for the most viewed K-pop debut music video.
ITZY has received numerous honors for its music. They won Rookie of the Year at the 34th Golden Disc Honors, New Artists of the Year at the 9th Goan Chart Music Awards, Best New Female Artist, and numerous other debut awards, making them the first and only K-pop girl trio to achieve a “Rookie Grand Slam.”
Their second extended play, “It’s Me,” was released on March 9, 2020, with the lead single “Wannabe,” and debuted at number one on the South Korean Gaon Album Chart and number five on the Billboard World Album Chart.
ITZY’s most recent release is their first Korean studio album, “Crazy in Love.” JYP Entertainment published it in September 2021. The album’s lead single, “Loco,” has received over 83 million views on YouTube in less than a month after its release. It was placed fourth in US World Digital Song Sales (Billboard).
Yeji: Married, Dating, or Single
There have been no public rumors or information regarding Hwang Ye Ji being in a relationship; she is still young and focused on her job, as ITZY is widely popular and at the pinnacle of their career.
JYP Entertainment also prohibits idols from dating in order to keep them focused on their job. As a result, Yeji is still unmarried.
Yeji: Height, Weight, and Body measurement
Yeji has an attractive figure with a model-like face structure, stands at 167cm/5ft 5inches tall, and weighs approximately 46kg. Her blood group is A. ESFJ is her MBTI personality type.
Yeji: Net worth and Salary
As of 2020, the band ITZY’s net worth is predicted to be around $780,000. She makes an estimated $156,000 as a member, and leader, and from numerous brand sponsorships.
Yeji: Social Media
Yeji does not use social media publicly, however, she does have fan accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms. A group of ITZY has accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook where they broadcast images, videos, and behind-the-scenes footage of the group members. It informs enthusiasts about forthcoming works and projects.
They appear to be the most active on Instagram (@itzy.all.in.us), where they have 12.3 million followers and have posted 1,472 times.