Chai (1993) Facts
- Education University of Illinois at Chicago (Psychology, Arts).
- Languages: English (native language), Korean (intermediate).
- She describes herself as a clumsy and adventurous girl.
- Her role model since she was a child is Alicia Keys.
- When she was a little girl, her parents used to make her sing in church with a child, then she listened to artists such as Alicia Keys, Beyonce and Christina Aguilera and tried to imitate their voices, eventually forming her own voice.
- In her last year of high school she began to take singing much more seriously.
- A dream as a singer is to meet John Legend.
- During an interview she describes having a soft and calm voice with a neo-soul style and jazz aesthetic.
- Kpop Star since she joined Antenna Music considers Yoo Hee Yeol a genius.
- She is the only Kpop Star contestant to have achieved a perfect score (300), which she did in the second song of the finals.
- On April 19, a video was posted on Antenna’s instagram account showing Lee Soo Jung with her new dorm mates Kwon Jin Ah and Lee Jin Ah.
- The song “Thirst Trap” was her first composition, later in 2017 she would have an MV starring herself.
Crystal Yi is a Korean-American singer from the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Hailing from Woodridge, Illinois, she started out by uploading videos to YouTube and live performances throughout high school. In order to grow artistically, she began attending the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011, where wanting to create her own music she was able to contact LPZ Studios and Classick Studios, there she developed friendships with people who had projects within the year.
In 2014 she released her first song called “Decorate” and in 2015 she released the second one called “Thirst Trap”. During a session she was given the opportunity to participate in the single “About Me” by Elias Abid one of her friends, this was released in October 2015.
In the summer of 2015 she passed the Kpop Star auditions in the U.S.A. and went to South Korea to participate in the program, from her first presentation she was considered a strong competitor and possible finalist. During the program in the chapter where the judges selected participants to train in their agencies she was one of the favorites of the three but Yoo Hee Yeol in the finals, she faced Ahn Ye Eun who was also recruited by Yoo Hee Yeol but in the end she was victorious and decided to sign with Antenna Music.
Chai (1993) Collaborations
- Leo – 기다리다 (Feat. Chai) (2021)
- MRSHLL – deserve better (Smooth Remix) (besides Chai) (Prod. by UGP) (2021)
- Lucid Fall – 두근두근 (Feat. Chai) (2019).
- Sam Kim – When You Fall (Feat. Chai) (2018)
- Lee Jin Ah – We Start (besides Sam Kim, Kwon Jin Ah, Jung Seung Hwan, Chai) (2018)
- Elisa Abid – About Me (feat. Chai) (2015)
- YesYes – Venus (feat. Chai) (2015)
- YesYes – Rain (feat. Chai) (2015)
Chai (1993) TV Programs
- Kpop Star 5 (SBS, 2015-2016) (Winner)
Chai (1993) TV Drama’s
- GIFT theme for Dali and Cocky Prince (2021)
- Oh My Angel theme for Angel’s Last Mission: Love (2019)
Chai (1993) Music Videos
- Lee Jin Ah – 배불러 (I’m full) (2016).