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Irene (Red Velvet)

Weight: 46 kg
Height: 158 cm
Real name: 배주현 / Bae Joo Hyun
Date of Birth: March 29, 1991

Irene (Red Velvet)

About Irene (Red Velvet)

Irene (Red Velvet) Facts

  • Group Red Velvet
    • Position: Leader, Rapper, Dancer and Vocalist.
    • Color: Red / Pink.
    • Fruit: Watermelon
    • Sub-Unit: IRENE X ONLY GI
      • Position: Leader, Rapper, Dancer and Vocalist.
  • Education:
    • Inji Elementary School
    • Unam Middle School
    • Haknam High School (Graduate)
  • Skills: Rap, acting and modern dance.
  • Rolemodels: BoA.
  • Nicknames Baechu, Baeby, Goddess of Peace, Ice Princess, Bunny.
  • Favorite color: Addressed.
  • Motto: “Focus on the things that bring my mood.”
  • She became an apprentice to SM Entertainment in 2009, through ‘SM Global Audition”.
  • Her artistic name refers to the mythological deity of the same name who represents the goddess of peace.
  • Before making her debut with Red Velvet, she participated in the project SMROOKIES from SM Entertainment.
  • “She was included in the “Top 100 most beautiful faces of 2016”, made by TC Candler; she was ranked #71, this being her first appearance on that list. in 2017 she was ranked #55 and is currently ranked #41
  • In 2019 on TC Candler’s official website she appeared in “The Most Beautiful Faces of Asia 2019” ranking #51.
  • On October 20, 2020, Kang Kook Hwa, known for her work for over 15 years alongside Korean celebrities in the field of visual direction, shared on Instagram a lengthy account of the situation she experienced as a result of the controversial behavior of a female celebrity. Although she did not mention names, netizens quickly speculated that it could be Red Velvet members Irene or Seul Gi, because the text was accompanied by the hashtags “Monster” and “Psycho,” titles of recent music tracks performed by the K-pop idols referred to.On October 22, Irene posted the following on Instagram:”I sincerely apologize for hurting the stylist with my foolish attitude and careless words and actions. I received a lot of help from people who worked hard to get me to where I am now, and I’m sorry for hurting them a lot with my immature behavior.” on the same day, SM Entertainment also made an official statement about Red Velvet’s Irene’s controversial behavior.

About the Artist


In 2009 she was cast for SM Entertainment it was previously promoted by the company through its pre-debut group, SMROOKIES together with three members of Red Velvet Seulgi, Wendy and Yeri it was revealed that Irene would become part of the project SMROOKIES december 09, 2013.

SMTOWN the official YouTube channel of SM Entertainment released several clips of the group, including a video of Irene and her partner Seulgi performing a dance number entitled ‘Be Natural.


Irene made her official debut with Red Velvet on August 1, 2014, Irene made her acting debut in 2016 for the wed Drama Game Development Girls.

Irene (Red Velvet) Advertisement

  • 2018: LEMONA Vitamin C
  • 2018 Cooper Vision
  • 2018: Hazzy’s Accessories
  • 2017 Hyundai Motors
  • 2017 PUPUGAME ‘Age of Ring
  • 2017 Colombian Coffee Maxwell House Korea
  • 2017: The Saem Cosmetic Brand
  • 2017: Nuovo Shoes Brand Korea
  • 2016 Colombiana Coffee Maxwell House Korea (besides Lee Hyun Jae )
  • 2016: L’OFFICIEL ITALIA (Representative for Asia together with Seulgi )
  • 2014: Ivy club (besides EXO )
  • 2014: Harper’s Bazaar (together with Seulgi )
  • 2013: Burberry Heritage Trench

Irene (Red Velvet) Collaborations

  • Raiden – The Only (Feat. Irene de Red Velvet ) (2019)

Irene (Red Velvet) Drama

  • Game Development Girls (Naver TV, 2016)
  • Descendants of the Sun (SBS, 2016) Ep. 16

Irene (Red Velvet) Films

  • Double Patty (2021)
  • SMTOWN The Stage (2015)

Irene (Red Velvet) TV Programs

  • (SBS) We Will Channel You (02/14/2019, Ep 14 besides Hooni Kim)
  • (SBS) We Will Channel You (2019, Ep.8,9,10 besides Seulgi )
  • (SBS) We Will Channel You (2018, Ep.7 besides Seulgi )
  • (SBS) Running Man (2018, Ep.426-427 along with. Joy )
  • (KBS) Hello Counselor (19.02.2018, together with Seulgi )
  • (JTBC) Let’s Eat Dinner Together (22.11.2017, together with Joy )
  • (SBS) Running Man (12.11.2017, together with Joy )
  • (KBS) Korea-Vietnam Friendship Concert (05.11.2017, as MC)
  • (JTBC) Korea Entertainment Awards (03.11.2017, as MC)
  • (KBS) Music Bank in Jakarta (02.09.2017, MC besides Park Bo Gum)
  • (KBS) Music Bank in Singapore (08/15/2017, MC besides Park Bo Gum)
  • (tvN) Cooperation 7 (12.05.2017, besides Wendy )
  • (KBS) The Return of Superman (07.05.2017, besides Yeri and Seulgi )
  • (JTBC) Suddenly Heroes (06.05.2017, besides Yeri )
  • (SBS) Style Follow (04.05.2017, besides Seulgi and Sooyoung from Girls’ Generation )
  • (tvN) Men Who Leap Through Time (21.04.2017, besides Yeri and Seulgi )
  • (KBS) KBS WORLD TODAY (01.04.2017, besides Park Bo Gum)
  • (SBS) Baek Jongwon’s Three Great Emperors (14.04.2017, besides Seulgi )
  • (StarTV YinYueTai) Talk to You (20/02/17, besides Seulgi )
  • (SBS) Baek Jongwon’s Three Great Emperors (11.02.2017, besides Key from SHINee )
  • (TV Chosun) Idol Party (26.12.2016, besides Wendy and Seulgi )
  • (MBC) Radio Star (07.12.2016).
  • (OnStyle) Laundry Day (2016, as MC).
  • (KBS) Trick and True (25.10.2016, panelist besides Wendy ) Episodes 1 to 4
  • (Youku) MY SMT (19.09.2016, together with Wendy ) Episode 1
  • (KBS) News Time (28.06.2016, together with Park Bo Gum)
  • (KBS) Hello! Our language (27.06.2016) Episodes 1 to 3
  • (KBS) Entertainment Weekly (25.06.2016, besides Park Bo Gum)
  • (JTBC) Knowing Brothers (18.06.2016, besides Jonghyun from SHINee )
  • (KBS2) Hello Counselor (21.03.2016, together with Wendy )
  • (KBS) Vitamin (17.03.2016, with Yeri and Seulgi )
  • (SBS) Star King (15.12.2015, together with Joy )
  • (MBC) The Geeks (20.11.2015)
  • (KBS) Global Youth Dreams of K-POP (19.11.2015)
  • (‘V’ app) V Girls’ Generation (4TH LIVE, 2015)
  • (KBS) Music Bank (From 01/May/2015 to 24/June/2016, MC together with Park Bo Gum)
  • (KBS) Let’s Go! Dream Team II (07.12.2014, besides Wendy and Seulgi )
  • (MBC) Three Turns (01.11.2014, besides Wendy )

Movie Themes

  • A White Night theme for Double Patty (2021)

Irene (Red Velvet) Music Videos

  • Kyuhyun – “At Gwanghwamun” (2014).
  • Henry Lau – “1-4-3 (I Love You)” (2013).

Irene (Red Velvet) is a member of:

Red Velvet – IRENE & SEULGI (Sub-Unit)

Red Velvet – IRENE & SEULGI (Sub-Unit)

Red Velvet

Red Velvet

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