(G)I-dle (Hangul: (여자)아이들; RR: Yeoja Aideul; lit. Young Girls / Individual Girls; short for Girl-Idle), stylized as (G)I-DLE, is a South Korean girl group formed by Cube Entertainment in 2018. The group consists of six members: Miyeon, Minnie, Soojin, Soyeon, Yuqi, and Shuhua. The group debuted on May 2, 2018, with their first extended play titled I Am.
Soyeon was a female trainees who represented Cube Entertainment on the survival show Produce 101, She later debuted as a soloist, releasing two digital singles: “Jelly” and “Idle Song”.
Miyeon had previously trained under YG Entertainment between 2010 and 2015. Minnie was featured in Line Friends’ album Dance Party, which was released in November 2017.
On April 5, Cube said the name of their upcoming girl group to be “(G)I-dle”. Cube Entertainment began revealing the members of (G)I-dle with the release of individual photos of Miyeon and Yuqi on April 8. Photos of Soojin and Shuhua were released on April 10, and followed by Minnie and Soyeon on April 12.
(G)I-dle released their debut mini-album I Am on May 2 with the lead single “Latata”. The video for “Latata” exceeded 5.9 million views within the first week. The mini-album debuted at number 13 on the Gaon Album Chart issued on May 10, 2018. I Am also debuted at number seven and has since peaked at number five on Billboard’s World Albums chart on May 9, 2018. “Latata” debuted at number thirty-five on the Gaon Digital Chart on May 17, 2018. (G)I-dle received their first-ever music show win on SBS MTV’s The Show on May 22, twenty days after their debut. On Billboard’s Social 50 Chart, they charted at number 36 on June 5.
On August 6, (G)I-dle performed a small concert and record a flash-mob performance of their hit single “Latata” in Times Square and Washington Square Park.
On August 14, (G)I-dle’s first digital single, “Hann (Alone)”, was released. The music video was released alongside the single on August 14. Within 24 hours, the video surpassed 4.9 millions views on YouTube. “Hann” topped domestic music charts including Bugs, Genie and Olleh Music on August 16 and hits a new peak on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart where they debut at No. 2. They received their first music show win on Show Champion on August 29 for “Hann”.
Seoul Metropolitan City appointed (G)I-dle as the city’s goodwill ambassadors alongside Yura, Park Jin-Hee and eight other nominees. They will hold the title “City Ambassadors” for two years.