CL is a South Korean singer who became famous through the girl group 2NE1. Her real name is Lee Chae-rin, and CL is her stage name. She is also a songwriter and a rapper who has done many solo and collaborative projects. Let us have a look at the career highlights and net worth of CL in 2018 in this article.
Early Life & Biography
CL was born on February 26, 1991, in Seoul, South Korea to Lee Ki Jin, a physics professor, and Hong Yu-ra. At the age of 13, she traveled to Paris alone for her studies and has also spent her childhood in various cities such as Tsukuba and Tokyo. When she was 15, she got an opportunity to attend an audition with YG Entertainment. She was trained by the YG Entertainment and got a chance to record for the song “Intro(Hot Issue)” with the band Big Bang in 2007.
CL was rumored to be dating a graphic designer after both of them shared pictures on Instagram wearing clothes of the same design. It was also said that the guy was introduced to her by 2NE1 manager YangGang. But neither of them accepted this allegation. In 2015, CL was said to be dating Mino of Winner Band. However, both 2NE1 and Winner YG Entertainment denied the reports saying it is a mere rumor.
Career, Awards & Nominations
CL’s first credited song appearance came through Uhm Jung-Hwa’s “DJ”. CL rapped a portion in this song which was released in 2008. CL became the lead singer and rapper of the girl’s group 2NE1 along with Sandara Park, Bom, and Minzy. They collaborated with Big Bang and released the song Lollypop and officially debuted in SBS’s The Music Trend in 2009 performing “Fire”.
The same year she featured on Heartbreaker by G-Dragon, collaborating with G-Dragon and Teddy Park. CL and her fellow singer Minzy released a single Please Don’t Go in August 2009. CL’s first solo single was The Baddest Female which released in May 2013.
She has even written songs such as The Leaders, The Baddest Female, Crush, If I Were You, MTBD, Scream, Baby I Miss You, Doctor Pepper, Hello Bitches, Lifted, and Goodbye. In 2016 she toured nine cities in the United States for her first concert tour titles Hello Bitches Tour.
She won the 20’s Style Award at the 2013 MNET 20’s Choice Awards and the Best Dance Performance-Female Solo at the 2013 MNET Asian Music Awards for The Baddest Female. She has also won the Hottest Female Star of 2013 and the 2014 Top Korean Female Artist by YinYueTai V-Chart Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
When she was with the 2NE1, the group has endorsed brands such as Shinsegae, Chrome Hearts, and Yamaha Fiore. She owns a house in Seoul with many luxury cars including a Mercedes Benz CL-Class. She has done numerous studio albums, live concerts, TV Shows and has even acted in films, which contributes to her net worth of $10 million.
CL has won numerous hearts not only in South Korea but also all over the world with her stunning looks and flawless performances. CL is only 27 years old, and with much more to come in her career, her net worth is expected to increase in the future.