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이소정 (Eng: Lee Sojung) is the main vocalist of LADIES' CODE.

Biography

Sojung was born and raised in Wonju, South Korea.[2] She attended Dankook University and majored in Living Music Studies.[3] She was a contestant on Mnet's The Voice Korea in 2012, finishing in the top 8.[4]

Music career

  • Bad Girl era
  • Pretty Pretty era
  • So Wonderful era
  • KISS KISS era
  • MYST3RY era
  • STRANG3R era

→ see Discography
Sojung's individual teaser for Bad Girl was released on February 26th, 2013, with the final music video released on March 7th. The EP CODE#01 나쁜여자 was also released on this day.

The first teaser for 예뻐 예뻐 was released on September 1st, 2013, and the music video was released on the 4th. The EP CODE#02 PRETTY PRETTY was released the next day.

On November 27th, 2013, Sojung was featured on a P-TYPE song with rapper San E, called 불편한 관계 (Eng: Twisted).

The first teaser image for So Wonderful was a picture of Rise wrapped in transparent plastic wrap, released on February 6th, 2014. The music video and the single were both released on the 13th, with promotions beginning the next day.

A video teaser for KISS KISS was released on August 1st, 2014. The music video and the single, both physical and digital, came out on the 7th.

Car accident

On their way back to Seoul from their final performance of KISS KISS, on September 3rd, 2014, LADIES' CODE's manager, Mr. Park, lost control of their van due to speeding in rainy conditions, and crashed into a protective wall. EunB was killed almost immediately, while Rise sustained the worst injuries. She later died on the 7th.[5][6]

Sojung sustained major injuries and underwent several surgeries on her face. She was unable to attend EunB's funeral on the 5th, but did attend Rise's on the 9th.[7]

Tributes

In late May, 2015, it was announced that a memorial concert for Rise and EunB would be held in Tokyo, Japan, at the Shinagawa Stellar-ball, in honor of Rise's dream that the band would someday perform in her home country. The concert was held on August 22nd. Several of their fellow labelmates performed their cover of I'm Fine Thank You. Ashley, Sojung, and Zuny performed their first song since the accident, 아파도 웃을래. The digital singles of these songs were released on the one-year anniversaries of the deaths of EunB and Rise, respectively. The proceeds of these songs were to be donated to charity.[8]

At the concert, Sojung said "I hope that this song would be able to touch Rise-unnie and EunB-unnie. We, Ladies’ Code, are forever 5 members, so please watch over us and I hope that you will not forget."[9]

New beginning

2016 myst3ry

Sojung, Zuny, and Ashley at the MYST3RY showcase on MBC Show Champion - February 24th, 2016.

On February 24th, 2016, LADIES' CODE returned as a trio with their album MYST3RY. The music video for Galaxy was also released that day. At the MYST3RY showcase on MBC Show Champion, they revealed how hard it was to sing songs about farewell (My Flower and Chaconne).[10]

On February 28th, Sojung was featured in an episode of MBC's Mystery Music Show: King of Mask Singer, where she was disguised as a singer named Our Night Beautiful.

A remix album, MYST3Re:, was released on March 30th.
Girl Spirit

Sojung in Idol Vocal League - Smells Like Girl Spirit - July 15th, 2016.

Sojung was featured in a Jung Key song called 바라지 않아 (Eng: I Don't Want), released on June 9th, 2016.

From July to September, she competed in a JTBC singing competition called Idol Vocal League - Smells Like Girl Spirit, which features 11 other main vocalists of lesser-known Korean bands. She has released several studio versions of her songs from the show. She advanced to the finals as the Wild Card, but she didn't win.

In late September, it was revealed that the album STRANG3R would be released in mid-October. A teaser for The Rain music video was released on the 9th. The EP and music video were released on October 13th.

On January 7th, 2017, LADIES' CODE appeared on the show Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend. They covered the song Butterfly by Loveholics. Their version of the song was released on a compilation album from that episode the same day.

On February 4th, the group competed on the JTBC singing show Sing For You. They performed their song All That Time, which was composed specifically for their performance on the show. This song was released on a compilation album the following day, along with the other songs from the episode.

Trivia

  • After appearing on The Voice Korea, Sojung developed anorexia and didn't have her menstrual period for a year as a result. She was recovering throughout the early days of LADIES' CODE.[11]
  • Sojung shared a dorm room with Ashley before the group debuted. She then shared her room with Zuny, but now has her own room.[12][13][14]
  • On April 27th, 2013, Sojung and Rise threw the opening pitch at the LG Twins baseball game at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium. They both wore jerseys with their names on the back along with a number. Sojung's jersey number was 27.
  • At the Jamsil Baseball Stadium on April 1st, 2014, LADIES' CODE performed before the beginning of the LG Twins baseball game. Sojung's jersey number was 9.
  • Sojung loves drinking, especially wine. She also loves zombies and leopard print.[14]
  • She has a pet lizard named 블리 (Beulli).[15]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Official Profile
  2. Famous Birthdays
  3. 단대신문 - "보이스 코리아’로 뜬 이소정(생활음악·1)양"
  4. DKPOPNEWS - "Voice of Korea’s Lee So Jung to join The Great Birth’s Kwon Ri Sae’s group"
  5. Billboard - "Ladies' Code Involved in Fatal Car Accident: EunB Dead, Two Members Severely Injured"
  6. Naver - "레이디스코드 권리세, 7일 오전 끝내 세상 떠났다"
  7. SBS - "Ladies' Code's Rise's funeral attended by family, friends, & K-pop idols"
  8. StarN - "레이디스코드 1주기 추모 음원 ‘I'm Fine Thank You’ 공개"
  9. [TRANS] 150822 - ‘I’m Fine Thank You’ Memorial Concert: Messages [Tumblr]
  10. allkpop - "Ladies' Code reveal how hard it was singing songs about farewell"
  11. allkpop - Ladies' Code's Sojung reveals she didn't have her period for a year due to her extreme diet
  12. Koreaboo - 13 Heartwarming Questions Answered By Ladies Code In Past Interviews
  13. YouTube - LADIES'CODE리얼리티 EP #01
  14. 14.0 14.1 V LIVE - LADIES` CODE "MYST3RY한 3주년 집들이"
  15. @LC__Sojung on Twitter

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