[Wikipedia] CL (Korean: 이채린; Lee Chae-rin; born February 26, 1991) is a South Korean idol, singer, rapper, dancer and song-writer. She was born in Seoul,South Korea, and spent much of her early life in various places where she learned English, French, and Japanese. In 2009, she debuted along withYG Entertainment label mates Sandara Park, Minzy, and Park Bom as 2NE1.
CL has worked with Big Bang, Uhm Jung Hwa, YMGA, and Teddy Park. With 2NE1, she has released two extended plays, 2NE1 and 2NE1 2nd Mini Album, and one full length album, To Anyone, along with their Japanese releases. Her duet song with fellow member Minzy, “Please Don’t Go,” peaked at number 6 on the monthly Gaon Chart on November 2009.
CL, also known as Lee Chaerin or Faith Lee [English name] was born in Seoul, South Korea. Due to her father’s occupation as a physics professor, she moved around a lot as a child. She has lived in South Korea, Japan. There, she learned English and Japanese.
As a teenager, her family took permanent residence again in South Korea where she auditioned for YG Entertainment and was accepted in 2004.
In August 2009, CL also collaborated with label-mates G-Dragon of Big Bang and Teddy Park of 1TYM for “The Leaders”, which was featured on G-Dragon’s first solo album Heartbreaker. It was revealed that CL wrote her own lyrics to the song.
In August, after finishing “I Don’t Care” promotions, 2NE1 took a temporary hiatus with each member releasing their own solo singles. First, Dara released “Kiss” which featured CL. The song peaked at number five on the Gaon monthly charts. CL then collaborated with fellow member Minzy for “Please Don’t Go,” the lowest performing of the three singles. However, it still charted at number six by the end of November.
On January 27, 2011, it was reported that CL’s vacation to Paris may have been to discuss her solo career. A YG Entertainment contact is said to have stated that she is to launch her solo career alongside 2NE1’s comeback.
On March 2012, CL featured in a new rap campaign “all Originals Make Moves” by Adidas Originals. It was reported that CL personally penned the lyrics to the rap.