Korean K-pop singing sensation Chae Lee to become megastar in US
NewYork,Nov16:Lee Chae-rin ‘s videos on YouTube are viewed by millions, American fashion designers Alexander Wang and Jeremy Scott regard her as their friend and muse, and Method Man features in her latest music video “LIFTED”.
“I go around the world, I’ve seen her fans in Chile, in Brazil, obviously all through Europe. I mean she’s not just a Korean or an Asian phenomenon, she really is a global superstar.” Jeremy Scott tells CNN Style backstage at New York Fashion Week.
You may be forgiven for not yet knowing who CL, or Lee Chae-rin, is, but if she has her way, she’ll soon be a mega-star.
A K-pop poster girl, CL fronted the all-girl group 2NE1, whose 2014 album “Crush” became the best-selling and highest-charting Korean album in US Billboard 200 history.
n the year prior to the band’s US Billboard success, CL had already released her first solo track “The Baddest Female”.
She announced her intentions to formally debut as a solo artist in the US in 2014, and partnered with American music agent Scooter Braun, who has represented Usher and Ariana Grande, among others.
But the 25-year-old is determined to see her music resonate with an American audience.
“I feel like I put so much energy and time into it that I, I’m going to, I have to do it. I think it’s also about how you do it and what the message is and who I represent and who I am. So I want to do it right, and that’s why it’s taking so long.”