Jeon Somi, also known as Somi, is a South Korean-Canadian singer and songwriter who rose to prominence as the first-place winner of the survival show Produce 101.

Over the years, she has swiftly ascended as one of the most promising solo artists in the K-pop industry.

Jeon Somi Profile

  • Full Name: Jeon So-mi
  • Nickname: Somi
  • Date of birth: March 9, 2001
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea
  • Nationality: South Korean-Canadian
  • Profession: Singer, songwriter
  • Height: 169 cm (5 ft 6 in)
  • Parents: Matthew Douma (father), Jeon Sun-hee (mother)
  • Siblings: Evelyn (older sister)
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life

Jeon So-mi was born on March 9, 2001, in Seoul, South Korea, and is currently at 21.

Her father, Matthew Douma, is Dutch-Canadian, and her mother, Jeon Sun-hee, is South Korean. Somi has an older sister named Evelyn.

Somi’s parents divorced when she was young, and her mother primarily raised her. She attended Cheongdam Middle School and Hanlim Multi Art School, where she majored in practical music.

Personal Life

Jeon So-mi has kept her personal life relatively private.

There have been no public reports of her being in a romantic relationship or having children.

Career

Jeon So-mi began her career in the entertainment industry at a young age. She appeared on several children’s television shows and competed in various singing competitions.

In 2015, she participated in the reality survival show Produce 101, where she ultimately emerged as the winner.

As the centre and leading vocalist of the project girl group I.O.I, Somi gained immense popularity and recognition. The group released several hit songs, including “Dream Girls” and “Very Very Very.”

After I.O.I.’s disbandment in 2017, Somi signed with The Black Label, a subsidiary of Y.G. Entertainment.

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Somi made her solo debut in 2019 with the single “Birthday.” The song was a commercial success, showcasing her impressive vocal range and captivating stage presence.

She followed up with several other successful singles, including “What You Waiting For” and “XOXO.”

In 2021, Somi released her first E.P., “XOXO.” The E.P. was a critical and commercial success, further solidifying her position as a rising star in the K-pop industry.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best New Female Artist (2019)
  • Seoul Music Awards: Best New Artist (2019)
  • Gaon Chart Music Awards: New Artist of the Year (2019)
  • Genie Music Awards: Best Female Solo Artist (2019)

Net Worth

Jeon So-mi’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.

Controversy

Jeon So-mi has been involved in a few controversies throughout her career.

In 2017, she was criticized for her “lazy” dancing during a performance with I.O.I. She later apologized for her actions and explained that she felt unwell.

In 2019, Somi was criticized for her “cultural appropriation” after wearing a Native American headdress in a music video.

She later apologized for her actions and removed the headdress from the video.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @somsomi0309
  • Twitter: @somsomi0309
  • TikTok: @somsomi0309

Filmography

  • Produce 101
  • I.O.I.’s Showtime
  • Somi’s Side
  • The Law of the Jungle in Last Indian Ocean

Jeon Somi’s Songs

  • Birthday
  • What You Waiting For
  • XOXO
  • Dumb Dumb

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